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PUBLISHED: Monday January 27, 2014


The Santa Fe Irrigation District (“District”) will receive sealed bids for the GROUP 2 PRESSURE REDUCING STATION REPLACEMENT PROJECT (J-1102) at the office of the Santa Fe Irrigation District, 5920 Linea del Cielo, PO Box 409, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 no later than February 12, 2014 at 10:00AM at which time said bids will be opened and read aloud. Bids received after this time will be returned unopened. Bids shall be valid for 90 calendar days after the bid opening.

The work generally consists of the abandonment of eleven existing potable water distribution system pressure reducing stations (PRS) and installation of eight new PRS and one 1,060 LF 8-inch PVC pipeline with appurtenances. The budgetary estimate for this project is $4.1 million.

Bidders can obtain an electronic copy of the Contract Documents on the District's website at On the District website, there is a link to which hosts the full set of Contract Documents. Contractors should register for this project's Prospective Bidders List to receive project updates. Addenda and other notices will be posted on and distributed to those parties registered for this particular project on this website.

Hardcopies of project documents will be made available for purchase at the District's office at 5920 Linea del Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. The cost is $30 for a set of hardcopy plans and $30 for the hardcopy specifications. District will also make the Contract Documents available for review at its main desk.

A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held at 5920 Linea del Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 on the following date and time: January 23, 2014 at 10AM. Prospective bidders may visit the Project Site without making arrangements through the District. The proposed improvements are within Right-of-Way and easements. Bidders shall not enter private property without District Staff present.

Each bid shall be accompanied by the security referred to in the Contract Documents, the Noncollusion Declaration, the Listing of Subcontractors form, the Iran Contracting Act Certification and all additional documentation required by the Instructions to Bidders.

Bids must be submitted on District's Bid Forms. Bidders are not allowed to submit bids electronically via email or through a website.

Bids must be accompanied by cash, a certified or cashier's check, or a Bid Bond in favor of District in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the submitted Total Bid Price. Each bid shall also be accompanied by the non-collusion declaration, the list of proposed subcontractors, and all additional documentation required by the Instructions to Bidders.

The successful bidder will be required to furnish District with a Performance Bond equal to 100% of the successful bid, and a Payment Bond equal to 100% of the successful bid, prior to execution of the Contract. All bonds are to be secured from a surety that meets all of the State of California bonding requirements, as defined in Code of Civil Procedure Section 995.120, and is admitted by the State of California.
Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 22300, the successful bidder may substitute certain securities for funds withheld by District to ensure his performance under the Contract.

The District has determined the general prevailing rate of per diem wages in the locality in which this work is to be performed for each craft or type of worker needed to execute the Contract which will be awarded to the successful bidder, copies of which are on file and will be made available to any interested party upon request at the District or online at A copy of these rates shall be posted by the successful bidder at the job site. The successful bidder and all subcontractor(s) under him, shall comply with all applicable Labor Code provisions, which include, but are not limited to the payment of not less than the required prevailing rates to all workers employed by them in the execution of the Contract, the employment of apprentices, the hours of labor and the debarment of contractors and subcontractors.

Each bidder shall be a licensed contractor pursuant to the Business and Professions Code and shall be licensed in the following appropriate classification of contractor's license for the work bid upon and must maintain the license throughout the duration of the Contract: CLASS A.

Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 3400(b), if District has made any findings designating certain materials, products, things, or services by specific brand or trade name, such findings and the materials, products, things, or services and their specific brand or trade names will be set forth in the Special Conditions.

Award of Contract: District shall award the Contract for the Project to the lowest responsible bidder as determined by District from the base bid plus all alternate bid items. District reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any irregularities or informalities in any bids or in the bidding process.

For further information, contact Michael Pollard, Project Manager, Psomas, 619-961-2800.
Pub. Jan 13, 20, 27-00117227

PUBLISHED: Monday January 27, 2014

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