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Public Contract Code - PCC


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


  ( 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 49. River Port Districts [20760 - 20764]
  ( Heading of Article 49 amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1128, Sec. 57. )


The provisions of this article shall apply to contracts by river port districts as provided for in Part 6 (commencing with Section 6800) of Division 8 of the Harbors and Navigation Code.

(Added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 256, Sec. 92.)


Contracts for the doing of new construction work, the cost of which exceeds ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or the purchasing of supplies, the cost of which exceeds twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000), or projects involving maintenance of buildings and improvements, the cost of which exceeds ten thousand dollars ($10,000), shall be let by the board upon competitive bidding.

Notice of the proposed letting of a contract shall be given by publication pursuant to Section 6061 of the Government Code in the county in which the district is located, at least five days before the time fixed for opening bids. Bidding shall be by sealed proposals filed with the district upon forms furnished by it, and under such rules and regulations as the board may prescribe. All bids shall be publicly opened and declared under procedures established by the board, and the award of the contracts shall be made in open session of the board to the lowest and best responsible bidder. The board may reject any and all bids and readvertise in its discretion.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1128, Sec. 57.5.)


Notwithstanding Section 20761, 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. 50.)


In case of an emergency such as a fire, flood, storm, or other disaster, the board may, by resolution passed by the vote of four-fifths of all members, declaring that the public interest and necessity demand the immediate expenditure of district money to safeguard life, health, or property expend such sums as may be necessary in the emergency.

(Added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 256, Sec. 92.)


The board may delegate to its officers the execution of contracts, in which the amount involved is less than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000).

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 8, Sec. 6. Effective February 8, 1984.)

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