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  ( Division 19 added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 786, Sec. 1. )

CHAPTER 4. Powers and Functions [180150 - 180154]
  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 786, Sec. 1. )


The authority may sue and be sued, except as otherwise provided by law, in all actions and proceedings, in all courts and tribunals of competent jurisdiction.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 786, Sec. 1.)


All claims for money or damages against the authority are governed by Division 3.6 (commencing with Section 810) of Title 1 of the Government Code, except as provided therein, or by other statutes or regulations expressly applicable thereto.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 786, Sec. 1.)


The authority may make contracts and enter into stipulations of any nature whatsoever, either in connection with eminent domain proceedings or otherwise, including, but not limited to, contracts and stipulations to indemnify and hold harmless, to employ labor, and to do all acts necessary and convenient for the full exercise of the powers granted in this division.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 786, Sec. 1.)


The authority may contract with any department or agency of the United States, with any public agency, including, but not limited to, the Department of Transportation, any county, city, or district, or with any person or a private entity upon any terms and conditions that the authority finds in its best interest for the procurement of engineering, project management, and contract management services.

(Amended by Stats. 1989, Ch. 665, Sec. 2.)


(a) Contracts for the purchase of services, supplies, equipment, and materials in excess of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder after competitive bidding, except in an emergency declared by the authority or by an executive committee to which the authority has delegated responsibility to make that declaration.

(b) If, after rejecting bids received under subdivision (a), the authority determines and declares that, in its opinion, the services, supplies, equipment, or materials may be purchased at a lower price on the open market, the authority may proceed to purchase these services, supplies, equipment, or materials in the open market without further observance of the provisions regarding contracts, bids, or advertisements.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 786, Sec. 1.)

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