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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 47. Small Craft Harbor Districts [20730 - 20737]
  ( Heading of Article 47 amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1128, Sec. 55. )

20730.
  

The provisions of this article shall apply to contracts by small craft harbor districts as provided for in the Small Craft Harbor District Law pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 7000) of Division 8 of the Harbors and Navigation Code.

(Added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 256, Sec. 90.)

20736.
  

(a) All construction authorized under this article that exceeds two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) shall be awarded upon competitive bidding. Notice of the proposed letting of such a contract shall be published pursuant to Section 6066 of the Government Code in a newspaper of general circulation in the district or, if there is none, of general circulation in the county, the first publication to be at least two weeks prior to the opening of bids. The notice inviting bids shall set a date for the opening of bids. The contract shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder. In its discretion, the board may reject any bids presented and readvertise. If two or more bids are the same and the lowest, the board may accept the one it chooses. If no bids are received, the board may have the work done directly by purchasing the materials and hiring the labor.

(b) If all bids are rejected, the board may adopt a resolution, by four-fifths vote, declaring that the work can be performed more economically by hiring day labor, or that the materials or supplies can be furnished at a lower price in the open market, and may have the work done in the manner stated in the resolution in order to take advantage of this lower cost.

(c) If there is an emergency, the board may, by four-fifths vote adopt a resolution declaring that the public interest and necessity demand the immediate expenditure of public money to safeguard life, health, or property, and expend any sum required in the emergency without submitting the expenditure to the bidding procedure set forth. If notice for bid to let contracts will not be given, the board shall comply with Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 22050).

(d) The board may negotiate with the government of the United States or any department or agency thereof, the state or any department or agency thereof, or any local public agency for the purpose of assisting the district in the performance of any of the work authorized by this article and, without advertising for bids, may cause the district to contribute to the United States, the State of California, or any local public agency all or any portion of the estimated cost of any work authorized by this article which is to be done by or under contract with the United States, the State of California, or any local public agency.

(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 643, Sec. 27. Effective January 1, 2007.)

20737.
  

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. 48.)

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