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Public Contract Code - PCC

DIVISION 2. GENERAL PROVISIONS [1100 - 22355]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1981, Ch. 306. )

PART 3. CONTRACTING BY LOCAL AGENCIES [20100 - 22178]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 465, Sec. 11. )

CHAPTER 1. Local Agency Public Construction Act [20100 - 20929]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 465, Sec. 11. )

ARTICLE 37. County Waterworks Districts [20600 - 20615]
  ( Heading of Article 37 amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1128, Sec. 45. )

20600.
  

The provisions of this article shall apply to contracts by county waterworks districts, as provided for in the County Waterworks District Law, Division 16 (commencing with Section 55000) of the Water Code.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 465, Sec. 11.)

20601.
  

All contracts for construction of a work of improvement for the district in excess of three thousand five hundred dollars ($3,500) shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder, except that contracts under seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500) may be let pursuant to informal bidding procedures established by the board, and except that county waterworks districts may contract with each other, with the county, or, where the district is a subsidiary district of a city, with the city, for furnishing labor, materials, or supplies required for any improvement mentioned in this division upon such terms and conditions as their boards may elect. With the approval of the board of supervisors and the board of directors of the district, if any, or, where the district is a subsidiary district of a city, with the approval of the city council, and upon the terms and conditions they may determine, all contracts for construction of a work of improvement for the district, including those under three thousand five hundred dollars ($3,500), may be let by the county or city purchasing agent, as applicable.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 332, Sec. 78.1. (SB 113) Effective January 1, 2010.)

20602.
  

The district shall advertise in the county pursuant to Section 6061 of the Government Code, inviting sealed proposals for furnishing labor, materials and supplies for the proposed improvement before any contract for construction of a work of improvement for the district shall be made.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 332, Sec. 78.2. (SB 113) Effective January 1, 2010.)

20602.5.
  

All bids for construction work shall be presented under sealed cover and shall be accompanied by one of the following forms of bidder’s security:

(a) Cash.

(b) A cashier’s check made payable to the district.

(c) A certified check made payable to the district.

(d) A bidder’s bond executed by an admitted surety insurer, made payable to the district.

Upon an award to the lowest bidder, the security of an unsuccessful bidder shall be returned in a reasonable period of time, but in no event shall that security be held by the district beyond 60 days from the time the award is made.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 808, Sec. 38.)

20603.
  

The district shall have the right to require such bonds as it may deem best from the successful bidder, to insure the faithful performance of the contract, and shall also have the right to reject any and all bids.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 465, Sec. 11.)

20604.
  

In case of an emergency, if notice for bids to let contracts will not be given, the district shall comply with Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 22050).

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 803, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1995.)

20605.
  

When the board of supervisors and the board of directors of the district, if any, determine that any work of repairing, improving, renewing or extending district facilities can be done more economically and satisfactorily by day labor without letting contracts to the lowest bidder as provided in Section 20601, the governing body of the district may cause the work to be done by day labor.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 465, Sec. 11.)

20606.
  

Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed as prohibiting the county when ordered by the board of supervisors, or the city when ordered by the city council where the district is a subsidiary district of the city, to make the proposed improvement without a contractor therefor, and to purchase the materials and supplies, and employ the labor necessary for the purpose.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 465, Sec. 11.)

20607.
  

The board of supervisors may, except in incorporated cities or towns, order and contract for any of the work, and the acquisition of any of the property contemplated, to be done or authorized to be acquired under this division, and to provide, if ordered by four-fifths of the members of the board of supervisors, that the cost shall be borne by a district.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 465, Sec. 11.)

20608.
  

Any improvement for which bonds are voted under the provisions of this division, shall be made in conformity with the general description of the proposed improvement as provided for in the proceedings authorizing issuance of the bonds.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 465, Sec. 11.)

20609.
  

Whenever for any reason water system facilities are proposed to be installed in a district by someone other than the district itself, or the installation cost is proposed to be paid by someone other than the district itself, and the facilities are to be thereafter dedicated to the district for public use, and the board determines that it is necessary and convenient to the purposes of the district that the acceptance of said dedication be conditional upon the water system facilities being adequate to serve land other than and in addition to land proposed by the installer to be served thereby, the board may by contract agree to reimburse and may reimburse the installer for the proportionate part of the total cost of such water system facilities which will serve and benefit other land, upon such terms as may be agreed upon.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 465, Sec. 11.)

20610.
  

The reimbursement contract may provide that the reimbursement will be made in periodic payments over an agreed period of time not to exceed 10 years, exclusively out of charges imposed upon land and collected from persons owning the land other than the land proposed by the installer to be served by the water system facilities. The other land that may connect to and be served by the water system facilities shall be specified in the contract.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 465, Sec. 11.)

20611.
  

Under no circumstances shall the total amount of all reimbursement payments made or agreed to be made exceed the amount, specified in said contract, for the total cost of the water system facilities exclusive of the costs attributable to the land of the installer. An amount attributable to interest may also be included in the contract, at a rate not to exceed 4 percent per annum from the date of installation to the date of connection of other land to the facilities.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 465, Sec. 11.)

20612.
  

Whenever a district has contracted to reimburse an installer for the installation of water system facilities, it may impose upon land and collect from any person owning the land, other than the land designated in the contract as proposed by the installer to be served therefrom, which may connect to and receive water service from or through said water system facilities, a reasonable charge representing the proportionate share of the estimated cost of replacement or the proportionate share of the total installation cost of said water system facilities which is fairly attributable to the land which may receive water service. An amount attributable to interest may be included in the charge at a rate not to exceed 4 percent per annum from the date of installation to the date of connection of other land to the facilities.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 465, Sec. 11.)

20613.
  

All charges collected under Section 20612 shall be paid into the treasury of the district and treated in the same manner as other water revenues, except as otherwise provided in this chapter and the reimbursement contract.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 465, Sec. 11.)

20614.
  

The board of supervisors and the board of directors of the district, if any, may, by ordinance, resolution, or board order, authorize the general manager or other district officer to order changes or additions in the work being performed under contracts made pursuant to this article in an amount not to exceed:

(a) For contracts whose original cost is less than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), the amount of the change or addition shall not exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000).

(b) For contracts whose original cost is fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), but less than two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000), the amount of the change or addition shall not exceed 10 percent of the amount of the cost of the original contract.

(c) For contracts whose original cost is two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) or more, the amount of the change or addition shall not exceed twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000), plus 5 percent of the amount of the cost of the original contract that is in excess of two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000). In no event shall any change or addition exceed two hundred ten thousand dollars ($210,000).

(Added by Stats. 2010, Ch. 699, Sec. 33. (SB 894) Effective January 1, 2011.)

20615.
  

(a) Contracts by the district for private architectural, landscape architectural, professional engineering, environmental, land surveying, and construction project management services may be let by the board or any officer authorized by the board pursuant to Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 4525) of Division 5 of Title 1 of the Government Code.

(b) Contracts by the district for special services, as provided in Section 31000 of the Government Code, may be let by the board or any officer authorized by the board pursuant to Section 31000 of the Government Code.

(Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 332, Sec. 78.3. (SB 113) Effective January 1, 2010.)

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