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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 1.5. Water District Acts [20930 - 21641]

  ( Chapter 1.5 added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1128, Sec. 69. )

ARTICLE 67. Los Angeles County Flood Control District [20990 - 20998]
  ( Article 67 added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1128, Sec. 69. )

20990.
  

The provisions of this article shall apply to contracts by the Los Angeles County Flood Control District as provided for in Chapter 755 of the Statutes of 1915.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1128, Sec. 69.)

20991.
  

All contracts for any improvement or unit of work, except as provided in this article, estimated to cost in excess of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000), shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder in the manner provided in this article. The board of supervisors of the district shall advertise by five or more insertions in a daily newspaper of general circulation, or by two or more insertions in a weekly newspaper of general circulation, printed and published in the district, inviting sealed proposals for the construction of the improvement or work. The board shall require the successful bidder or bidders to file with the board good and sufficient bonds, to be approved by the board, conditioned upon the faithful performance of the contract and upon the payment of all claims for labor and material. The bonds shall contain the terms and conditions set forth in Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 9550) of Title 3 of Part 6 of Division 4 of the Civil Code and shall be subject to the provisions of that chapter. The board shall have the right to reject any bid not suitable to the best interests of the district. In the event all proposals are rejected or no proposals are received pursuant to advertisement, or the estimated cost of the work does not exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or the work consists of channel protection, dam protection, temporary work, maintenance work, or emergency work, the board of supervisors may, without advertising for bids, have the work done by force account. Emergency work may also be done by negotiated contract without advertising for bids. In case of an emergency, if notice for bids to let contracts will not be given, the board shall comply with Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 22050).

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 697, Sec. 55. (SB 189) Effective January 1, 2011. Operative July 1, 2012, by Sec. 105 of Ch. 697.)

20992.
  

It shall be the duty of the purchasing agent of Los Angeles County, and the ex officio purchasing agent of Los Angeles County Flood Control District, unless otherwise ordered by the board of supervisors, to purchase for the district all materials, supplies, equipment, and other personal property necessary to carry out the purposes of this act, except emergency purchases, and to engage independent contractors to perform sundry services for the district, where the aggregate cost of such work, exclusive of materials to be furnished by the district, does not exceed twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000). The purchasing agent shall make all such purchases and contracts upon proper requisition therefor, signed by the chief engineer of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1128, Sec. 69.)

20993.
  

Any improvement for which bonds are voted under the provisions of this act shall be made in conformity with the report, plans, specifications, and map theretofore adopted, as above specified, unless the doing of any such work described in the report shall be prohibited by law, or be rendered contrary to the best interests of the district by some change of conditions in relation thereto, in which event the board of supervisors may, by vote of four-fifths of all the members thereof, order necessary changes made in such proposed work or improvements, and may cause new plans and specifications to be made and adopted therefor.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1128, Sec. 69.)

20994.
  

Any work or improvement provided for in this act may be located, constructed, and maintained in, along, or across any public road or highway in the County of Los Angeles, in such manner as to afford security for life and property, but the board of supervisors of the district shall restore or cause to be restored such road or highway to its former state as near as may be, so as not to impair its usefulness.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1128, Sec. 69.)

20995.
  

The plans and specifications for any work proposed to be done, or improvements to be made, under this act, in any municipality in the district shall first be approved by the legislative body of such municipality before the commencement of such work or improvements, and before any contract shall be let therefor; provided, that in the event such legislative body shall refuse or neglect to approve the said plans and specifications for such work or improvement within 30 days after being requested by the board of supervisors so to do, then the board of supervisors shall omit the doing of such work or making of such improvements within such municipality, and such omission shall not affect the validity of its proceedings under this act, and the funds which were to be expended for such proposed work or improvement in the municipality may be expended elsewhere by the board of supervisors for carrying out the purposes of this act.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1128, Sec. 69.)

20996.
  

The governing body of the district may, upon receiving request therefor, cause to be designed and inserted in the specifications and contract for any flood control channel or storm drain, as to any portion thereof planned to be constructed under this act as an open channel, provision for the construction in conjunction therewith of facilities for the covering or crossing over of any such portion, or a part of such portion if, in the judgment of the governing body, such crossing or covering will not impair the usefulness of the flood control channel or storm drain and will not be otherwise adverse to the best interests of the district; provided, however, that as to any such requested covering or crossing facilities the costs of design and construction are to be fully borne by the requesting party or parties.

The governing body of the district may expend funds of the district for the construction of facilities for the covering or crossing over of any portion of existing flood control channels or storm drains of the district whenever it determines such expenditures to be in the best interests of the district. The district may also expend for such purpose any funds provided it by any local agency within the district for the construction of facilities for the covering or crossing over of any portion of existing flood control channels or storm drains of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1128, Sec. 69.)

20997.
  

The governing body of the district shall have full authority to cause to be inserted in specifications and contracts for any flood control work financed or paid for in whole or in part out of moneys obtained from the United States of America or any department or agency thereof as a loan, grant, or appropriation, the provisions or terms as may be prescribed by the United States of America or such department or agency as a condition upon which the federal funds are loaned, granted, or appropriated.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1128, Sec. 69.)

20998.
  

The board of supervisors of the district may, by ordinance, resolution, or board order, authorize the chief engineer 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. 35. (SB 894) Effective January 1, 2011.)

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