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Proposal/Bids
PUBLISHED: Friday October 31, 2008

PALOMAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS CALLING FOR BIDS
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Palomar Community College District of San Diego County, California, acting by and through its Governing Board, hereinafter referred to as the DISTRICT will receive up to, but not later than 2:30 PM, on the 9th day of December, 2008, sealed bids for the award of a contract for:

BID NO. B-9002: WAN Upgrade to Optical Ethernet Carrier-Managed Service at 8 Educational Centers

In order to provide quality network services throughout the Palomar Community College District's educational sites/centers, the Wide Area Network (WAN) must be upgraded. The eight sites/centers involved in this project are located at: (1) San Marcos Main Campus; (2) Escondido Center; (3) Public Safety Training Center in San Marcos; (4) Camp Pendleton; (5) Pauma Center at Pauma Indian Reservation; (6) Fallbrook High School; (7) Mt. Carmel High School; and (8) Ramona High School. The first two sites “1” and “2” are properties owned by the District, while the remaining six sites “3” through “8” are properties utilized by the District under existing use-of-facilities type agreements between the District and the applicable owner (“Host Entity”). The District also has agreements in place with each of the applicable entities (“Host Entities”) to cooperatively accomplish this WAN upgrade project.
Exclusive of the Escondido Center, the District's WAN consists of a DS3 with multiple point-to-point digital signal level 1 (T-1) service from the Main Campus in San Marcos to each of the educational centers. The T-1 bandwidth of 1.54 megabits per second (Mbps) is insufficient to sustain the requirements of the Internet applications being added to support curriculum and student services. The Escondido Center currently has a 20 Mbps link to the Main Campus provided by Cox Business Services under a 5-year agreement which will expire March 31, 2010. Since the District's network uses the Ethernet networking protocol, Optical Ethernet technology will extend the San Marcos campus network to the other centers, providing them with similar telecommunications service. Additionally, under an Optical Ethernet carrier-managed service, the District will be able to customize the WAN bandwidth between 5 Mbps and 1 Gbps to meet the transmission requirements of each center and to provide for future growth with minimum investment.
As a result, the District is requesting bids from local telephone carriers to upgrade its WAN to an Optical Ethernet carrier-managed service at the eight sites and subsequently to provide the on-going Optical Ethernet carrier-managed service to those sites for a period of five (5) years maximum, not to extend beyond June 30, 2014. The District intends to have awarded the bid, entered into a contract with and issued a purchase order / notice to proceed to the awarded telecommunications carrier by December 22, 2008. The District's goal is to have the awarded carrier complete the upgrade project at all eight sites by June 30, 2009, so that the District could start utilizing the upgraded system and new carrier-managed service effective July 1, 2009.
In regard to the Escondido Center, bidders will be asked to submit two alternate bids: (Alternate A) for the new service to begin by/on July 1, 2009; and (Alternate B) for new service to begin April 1, 2010, after the existing Cox agreement expires on March 31, 2010. The District will evaluate bid submittals based on the “Grand Total Bid Evaluation Cost” (a pre-determined formula set forth in the bid documents), which will calculate the estimated total costs for all 8 sites for the one-time construction and installation costs (the upgrade) as well as the estimated ongoing monthly carrier-managed service costs for the approximate 5 year maximum period through June 30, 2014. The District reserves the sole right to select between the Bid Alternates A and B for the Escondido Center, since the District will take into account any costs which would result in an early termination of the existing 5-year agreement with Cox for the Escondido Center.
Bidders shall also submit firm one-time installation (but not construction) rates and monthly on-going carrier managed service rates for any possible other educational sites/centers within the Palomar Community College District boundaries which the District may request to be added under the awarded contract. Any such additions shall be covered only through the remainder of said maximum 5-year agreement term.
Bidders are required to be telecommunications carriers who are certified by the California Public Utilities Commission; any construction-related work not performed by the telecommunications carrier itself must be performed by said carrier's sub-contractor, who shall be either: (a) another telecommunications carrier certified by the California Public Utilities Commission; or (b) a contractor appropriately licensed by the California Contractors State License Board for the work to be performed.
MANDATORY PRE-BID MULTI-SITE JOB WALKS will be held at a total of seven (7) of the sites / centers over the three-day period of November 11, 12, and 13, 2008, as follows:
€ Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 9:00 AM - Palomar College Main Campus, 1140 W. Mission Rd., San Marcos, CA 92069. Meet in Bldg./Room A-10 (Business Services / Purchasing Services Office).
€ Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 11:00 AM - Public Safety Training Center, 182 & 184 Santar Pl., San Marcos, CA 92069. Meet outside the doors of the main entrance of 182 Santar Place.
€ Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 1:00 PM - Palomar Escondido Center, 1951 E. Valley Pkwy., Escondido, CA 92027. Meet in Main Entrance Lobby Area (by Admissions / Student Services).
€ Wednesday, November 12, 2008, 9:30 AM - Fallbrook High School, 2400 S. Stagecoach Ln., Fallbrook, CA 92028. Meet in Bldg. 10 / Room 10.
€ Wednesday, November 12, 2008, 1:30 PM - Pauma Center, 1010 Pauma Reservation Rd., Pauma Valley, CA 92061. Meet in PCCD Classroom.
€ Thursday, November 13, 2008, 9:30 AM - Ramona High School, 1401 Hanson Ln., Ramona, CA 92065. Meet in PCCD Portable (under the bleachers).
€ Thursday, November 13, 2008, 1:30 PM - Mt. Carmel High School, 9550 Carmel Mountain Rd., San Diego, CA 92129. Meet in Rm. Z-4.
Any bid submitted by a Bidder who does not have its “Fiber Engineer” (or equivalent, as determined by the District's IS Dept. representative) attend all seven of the above-mentioned mandatory pre-bid job walks shall be considered a non-responsive bid. Further details regarding these mandatory job walks are available in the bid documents. There will be no job walk for the Camp Pendleton Center.
The upgrade portion of this project is a “public work” as defined within California Labor Code Section 1720. The District has initiated and enforces a Labor Compliance Program (LCP) that received “Initial Approval” from the Director of California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) in accordance with California Labor Code (Labor Code) 1770, et seq. on March 24, 2003 (currently on extended approval), which requires the payment of the general rate of per diem for holiday and overtime work and the employment of apprentices for any Prop M Funded School Facilities project of $1,000 or more. Any questions concerning labor compliance requirements or procedures may be directed to: Vinton Singer, Labor Compliance Manager, Keenan & Associates at (310) 212-0363, extension 2004.
For the upgrade portion of this project, prevailing wage rates shall apply. The Director of Industrial Relations 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 available online at http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlsr. 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.
Copies of the Contract Documents are now on file and may be obtained in the office of the Supervisor, Purchasing Services at the above address, as well as at the following District bid website:
http://www.palomar.edu/businessservices/Bids.html
Each bid shall conform and be responsive to the bid specifications and accompanying bid documents. Each bid shall be accompanied by bid security in the form of cash, or cashier's check, certified check, or bidder's bond executed by an admitted surety insurer, and made payable to the Palomar Community College District, in the face amount of Ten Percent (10%) of the “Total Maximum One-Time Cost” for the Project as reflected on the Bid Sheets.
Such bids shall be received in the office of the Supervisor, Purchasing Services, Palomar Community College District, 1140 West Mission Road, Room A-10, San Marcos, California 92069-1487, and shall be opened and publicly read aloud at the above stated time and place.
The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to accept or to reject any one or more items on a bid, or to waive any irregularities or informalities in the bids or in the bidding process. The District may award a contract according to the State of California Education Code Section # 81645: The governing board of any community college district may contract with a party who has submitted one of the three lowest responsible competitive proposals or competitive bids, for the acquisition, procurement, or maintenance of electronic data-processing systems and equipment, electronic telecommunications equipment, supporting software, and related materials, goods, and services, in accordance with procedures and criteria established by the governing board.
Although representatives from the “Host Entities” may assist the District throughout this bidding process and through the upgrade/construction portion of the project, all expenses related to this project shall be the responsibility of the District, and all related agreements and required documents shall be entered into between the District and the awarded carrier. The awarded carrier shall not require the “Host Entities” to enter into any agreements or complete documents in relation to this project.
The successful bidder will be required to furnish the District with both a Payment Bond and a Performance Bond each equal to 100% of the One-Time Construction and Installation Costs as identified in the Bid Sheets and as itemized in the Agreement between the District and the Contractor prior to issuance of the District's Purchase Order / Notice to Proceed. All bonds are to be secured from a surety company that meets all of the State of California bonding requirements, as defined in Code of Civil Procedure section 995.120, and is authorized by the State of California, and all documents required by Code of Civil Procedure section 995.660, to the extent required by law.
Pursuant to the provisions of Public Contract Code section 22300, the successful bidder may substitute certain securities for funds withheld by District to ensure his performance under the Contract. At the request and expense of the successful bidder, securities equivalent to any amount withheld shall be deposited at the discretion of the District, with either District or a state or federally chartered bank, as the escrow agent, who shall then pay any funds otherwise subject to retention to the successful bidder. Upon satisfactory completion of the Contract, the securities shall be returned to the successful bidder.
All bidders shall agree to obtain and maintain in full effect all required insurance with limits not less than the amounts indicated. Bidders who fail to comply with the insurance requirements of this contract may have their bids rejected as non-responsive at the election of the District.
No bidder may withdraw its bid for a period of sixty (60) days after the date set for the opening of bids.
BY THE ORDER OF THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE
PALOMAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
Nancy C. Chadwick, MSW, MPA, Secretary
Palomar Community College District
San Diego County, California
Pub. Oct 31, Nov 6-00048979

CAJON VALLEY UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS CALLING FOR BIDS
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Cajon Valley Union School District of San Diego County, California, acting by and through its Governing Board, hereinafter referred to as the DISTRICT will receive up to, but not later than two o'clock p.m. of the 20th day of November, 2008 sealed bids for the award of a contract for:
 
BID 1283
FOOD SERVICE EQUIPMENT PROJECT, BUILDING W
CHILD NUTRITION FACILITY

 
Bids shall be received in the PURCHASING OFFICE OF CAJON VALLEY UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT located at 535 Vernon Way, El Cajon, CA 92020 and shall be opened and publicly read aloud at the above stated time and place.
There will be no job walk.   This is a new facility under construction.
The lowest bid shall be determined in a manner that prevents any information that would identify any of the bidders from being revealed to the public entity before the ranking of all bidders from lowest to highest has been determined.   The manner in which to summit bids for anonymity will be itemized in the special conditions of the bid package.  Failure to follow the instructions will deem the bid non-responsive.    
Estimated cost of the project is approximately $800,000.   Questions regarding this bid should be directed to John Forrest, Construction Projects Manager, (619) 588-3651, or Susan Olinger, Purchasing & Warehousing Director at (619) 588-3266.
Each bid must conform and be responsive to the contract documents.  Bid packages and plans may be picked at the Purchasing Department, 535 Vernon Way, El Cajon, 92020, there will be no deposit.
Each bid shall be accompanied by the security referred to in the contract documents, the non-collusion affidavit, the list of proposed subcontractors, and all additional documentation required by the Instructions to Bidders. 
Cajon Valley Union School District will require a payment bond issued by an admitted surety approved to conduct business in the State of California in the form set forth in the contract documents from the successful bidder regardless of the contract amount.
The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any irregularities or informalities in any bids or in the bidding.
The Director of Industrial Relations 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.  Prevailing Wage Determinations are available on the Internet under the Director of Industrial Relation's website:   http:///www.dir.ca.gov
It shall be mandatory upon the Contractor to whom the contract is awarded, and upon any subcontractor under him, to pay not less than the said specified rates to all workers employed by them in the execution of the contract.
Minority, women, and disabled veteran contractors are encouraged to submit bids , three percent (3%) participation is encouraged.     Bidders are encouraged to publish ads in a trade paper and DVBE focus paper as a good faith effort and provide any documentation with their bid.
This contract is not subject to a labor compliance program, as described in subdivision (b) of Section 1771.5 of the Labor Code
Each bidder shall be a licensed contractor pursuant to the Business and Professions Code and shall be licensed in the following classification:  B-General as appropriate.
No bidder may withdraw his bid for a period of ninety (90) days after the date set for the opening of bids.
Dated this 31st day of October, 2008
Marsha Saben,
Clerk of the Governing Board
CAJON VALLEY UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT,
San Diego County, California
Pub. Oct 31, Nov 7-00048953


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