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802 Proposals/Bids
PUBLISHED: Wednesday January 12, 2005


Notice inviting Bids
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The Deer Springs Fire Protection District, OWNER, invites sealed bids for:
HIDDEN MEADOWS FIRE STATION PROJECT
RECEIPT AND OPENING OF PROPOSALS: Sealed proposals will be received at the offices of the Deer Springs Fire Protection District, located at 8709 Circle "R" Drive, Escondido, California, (Telephone - (760) 749-8001) until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 8, 2004, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud at said office. The Deer Springs Fire Protection District hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The HIDDEN MEADOWS FIRE STATION includes design, agency approval and construction of a two building, 4,306 S.F. fire station, consisting of an apparatus building and a living quarters building, and associated site work. The site is located on the northeast corner of Meadow Glen Way East and Mountain Meadows Road, in the community of Hidden Meadows, in San Diego County, CA, and is currently vacant.
MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE: A MANDATORY pre-bid conference is scheduled for 10:00 AM, January 14, 2005, and will be held at the offices of the Deer Springs Fire Protection District. This will be followed by a visit to the site.
COMPLETION OF WORK: All WORK for the Hidden Meadows Fire Station must be completed within 365 calendar days after the commencement date stated in the Notice to Proceed. See contract documents for additional requirements.
OBTAINING CONTRACT DOCUMENTS: Contract document books, containing proposal forms, agreement, specifications, and drawings, may be obtained starting January 5, 2005 from at the office of the Deer Springs Fire Protection District, located at 8709 Circle "R" Drive, Escondido, California, for a non-refundable fee of $75.00.
BID SECURITY: Bid Security shall accompany the bid in the form of a certified or cashiers check, or a Bid Bond made payable to the OWNER in the amount of ten percent of the total bid amount.
PERFORMANCE AND PAYMENT BONDS: The successful bidder will be required to furnish a Payment Bond made payable to the OWNER in the amount of one hundred percent, and a Performance Bond made payable to the OWNER in the amount of one hundred percent of the contract amount.
WAGE RATES: Pursuant to Section 1773 of the Labor Code, the general prevailing wage rates in the county in which the work is to be done have been determined by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations. These wages are set forth in the General Prevailing Wage Rates for this project. Said determinations are on file and available from the County of San Diego in Purchasing and Contracting, District Operations Center, Building 11, 5555 Overland Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123 and available from the California Department of Industrial Relations' Internet web site at http://www.dir.ca.gov. The Federal minimum wage rates for this project as predetermined by the United States Secretary of Labor are set forth in the books issued for bidding purposes entitled 'Proposal and Contract," and in copies of this book that may be examined at the offices described above where project documents, special provisions, and proposal forms may be seen. Addenda to modify the Federal minimum wage rates, if necessary, will be issued to holders of "Proposal and Contract' books. Future effective general prevailing wage rates, which have been predetermined and are on file with the California Department of Industrial Relations are referenced but not printed in the general prevailing wage rates.
Attention is directed to the Federal minimum wage rate requirements in the books entitled 'Proposal and Contract.' If there is a difference between the minimum wage rate as predetermined by the Secretary of Labor and the general prevailing wage rates determined by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations for similar classifications of labor, the Contractor and subcontractors shall pay not less than the higher wage rate. The Department will not accept lower State wage rates not specifically included in the Federal minimum wage determinations. This includes 'helper' (or other classifications based on hours of experience) or any other classification not appearing in the Federal wage determinations. Where Federal wage determinations do not contain the State wage role determination otherwise available for use by the Contractor and Subcontractors, the Contractor and subcontractors shall pay not less than the Federal minimum wage rate, which most closely approximates the duties of the employees in question.
CONTRACTOR'S LICENSING LAWS: Attention is directed to the CONTRACTOR'S License Law concerning the licensing of CONTRACTOR'S. CONTRACTOR'S are required to be licensed and regulated by the CONTRACTOR'S State License Board. WITHDRAWAL: Withdrawal of bids shall not be permitted for a period of seventy-five (75) days after the date set for the opening thereof.
RETAINAGE FROM PAYMENTS: Monies withheld by the OWNER to ensure performance under the contract may be released in accordance with Government Code Section 4590 and these contract documents.
PROJECT ADMINISTRATION: All questions relative to this project prior to the opening of bid shall be directed to the Bridging Architect for the project listed below. It shall be understood, however that no specification interpretations will be made by telephone, nor will "any or equal" products be considered for approval prior to the bid opening.
Nicoloff and Associates, Inc.
3405 Kenyon Street, Suite 511
San Diego, CA 92110
Telephone: (619) 523-3684
Attention: James M. Nicoloff, AIA
OWNER'S RIGHTS RESERVED: The OWNER reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informality in a bid, and to make awards in the interest of the OWNER.
Pub. Jan. 5,12-k113150




802 Proposals/Bids
PUBLISHED: Wednesday January 12, 2005


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