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Proposal/Bids
PUBLISHED: Friday July 25, 2008

CITY OF CHULA VISTA
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
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SEALED PROPOSALS will be received at the Department of Engineering located in the Public Service Building (PSB), 276 Fourth Avenue, City of Chula Vista, California, until 2:00 p.m. on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2008 at which time they will be publicly opened and read for performing work as follows:

CIVIC CENTER LIBRARY CHILLER REPLACEMENT
365 F Street
IN THE CITY OF CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA
(CIP NO. GG202B)

The City of Chula Vista hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any Contract entered into pursuant to this Notice, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin in consider¬ation for an award.
A pre bid meeting is scheduled at 2:00PM on WEDNESDAY AUGUST 6, 2008 @ CIVIC CENTER LIBRARY (OUTSIDE LOWER LEVEL) 365 F Street Chula Vista, California. The purpose of this conference is to review the requirements and to receive questions regarding the bid documents. All utility owners that are involved will be represented. Utility relocation schedules and any other pertinent items to the work will be discussed.
No bid shall be received unless it is made on a Proposal Form furnished by the Director of Engineering. Each bid must be accompanied by cash, certified, of cashier's check, or bid bond in an amount equal to at least ten percent (10%) of the amount bid, such Guaranty to be forfeited should the bidder to whom the Contract is awarded fail to enter into the Contract. No bidder's Guaranty is required if the bid amount is $50,000 or less.
City requires that throughout the duration of this contract insurance be placed with licensed insurers admitted to transact business in the State of California with a current A.M. Best's rating of no less than A- V in the amounts specified in the contract. If insurance is placed with a surplus lines insurer, insurer must be listed on the State of California List of Eligible Surplus Lines Insurers (LESLI) with a current A.M. Best's rating of no less than A, X. Evidence of insurance must be submitted within ten (10) days after the awarding of the Contract, and approved prior to commencement of work under the contract. Any insurance terminating during the course of the contract must be renewed and evidence of renewal must be submitted to the City within 15 days prior to the expiration of the prior policy and must meet the same criteria. Contractor must include all subcontractors as insured under its policies or furnish separate certificates and endorsements for each subcontractor. All coverage for subcontractors is subject to all of the requirements as above. No substitutions shall be allowed.
City requires Performance, Labor and Material Bonds, be issued by a Surety authorized to transact such business in the State of California, be listed as approved by the United States Department of Treasury Circular 570, and who Underwriting Limitation is sufficient to issue bonds in the amount required by the contract. Approved listing can be obtained through the United States Department of Treasury's website address http://www.fms.treas.gov/c570/c570.html. Any renewal certificates required during the course of the contract must be renewed and received by the City within 15 days prior to expiration and must meet the same criteria. No substitutions shall be allowed.
Bidder acknowledges the duty to provide bonds from a surety specified in the bid specifications. By bidding on this job, (1) Bidder waives any rights they may have under Civil Code Sections 995.660 and 995.670; and (2) Bidder agrees to indemnify and hold City harmless against any loss, expense or expenditure, including attorneys fees and costs, which City may suffer in any claim, action, suit or other proceeding that may be brought by a surety submitted by Bidder that does not meet the United States Department of Treasury's Circular 570 specifications for a surety. Bidder acknowledges that City may reject any and all bids, and that if a low bidder bids with a lower cost premium for sub-specification performance and payment bonds, other bidders not similarly taking advantage of the lower cost premium will be put in a cost disadvantage in the bid process, and that this may, in the City's judgment, necessitate re-bidding the job.
In accordance with the provisions of Section 1773 of the Labor Code of the State of California, the City of Chula Vista has ascertained the general prevailing wage scales applicable to the work to be done. The prevailing wage scales are those determined by the Director of Industrial Relations, State of California and are available in the Office of the Director of Engineering. The Contractor who is awarded the contract and who intends to use a craft or classification not shown in the general prevailing wage determinations, may be required to pay the wage rate of that craft or classification most closely related to it as shown in the general determinations effective at the time of the call for bids.
No bid will be accepted from a Contractor who has not been licensed in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 9, Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code and its implementing regulations. All Contractors and subcontractors are required to have a valid City of Chula Vista business license prior to start of work. The department shall require from all prospective bidders the completion, under penalty of perjury, and submittal of a standard form of information whether such prospective bidder, any officer of such bidder, or any employee of such bidder who has a proprietary interest in such bidder, has ever been disqualified, removed, or otherwise prevented from bidding on, or completing a federal, state, or local government project because of a violation of law or a safety regulation, and if so to explain the circumstances.
A bid may be rejected on the basis of a bidder, any officer of such bidder, or any employee of such bidder who has a proprietary interest in such bidder, having been disqualified, removed, or otherwise prevented from bidding on, or completing a federal, state, or local project because of a violation of law or a safety regulation. All bid protest must be presented in writing and filed with the City of Chula Vista's City Engineer within five (5) consecutive working days after the proposals have been opened and read publicly at the time indicated in this Notice to Contractors.
Plans, forms of proposals, bonds, Contract special provisions, and specifications may be examined at the Department of Engineering located in the Public Service Building, 276 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista, California. Copies of plans and specifications may be obtained at the Department of Engineering upon payment of $12.00. Remit $16.00 if you wish to have the plans and specifications mailed to you. If payment is to be made by check, it should be made payable to the "City of Chula Vista."
NO REFUND WILL BE MADE.
The special attention of prospective bidders is called to proposal Requirements and Conditions for instructions regarding bidding on the following page.
The City Council reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any irregularity or informality in any bid to the extent permitted by law.
DATED: JULY 25, 2008
Richard A. Hopkins, P.E.
Assistant Director
Engineering and General Services Department/
City Engineer
City of Chula Vista
Pub. July 25-00044706

CITY OF CHULA VISTA
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
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EALED PROPOSALS will be received at the Department of Engineering located in the Public Service Building (PSB), 276 Fourth Avenue, City of Chula Vista, California, until 2:00 p.m. on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2008 at which time they will be publicly opened and read for performing work as follows:

PAVEMENT REHABILITATION PROGRAM FY 06/07
CHIP SEAL & SCRUB SEAL
IN THE CITY OF CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA
(CIP No: STL-340D)

The City of Chula Vista hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any Contract entered into pursuant to this Notice, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin in consider¬ation for an award.
No bid shall be received unless it is made on a Proposal Form furnished by the Director of Engineering. Each bid must be accompanied by cash, certified, of cashier's check, or bid bond in an amount equal to at least ten percent (10%) of the amount bid, such Guaranty to be forfeited should the bidder to whom the Contract is awarded fail to enter into the Contract. No bidder's Guaranty is required if the bid amount is $50,000 or less.
City requires that throughout the duration of this contract insurance be placed with licensed insurers admitted to transact business in the State of California with a current A.M. Best's rating of no less than A- V in the amounts specified in the contract. If insurance is placed with a surplus lines insurer, insurer must be listed on the State of California List of Eligible Surplus Lines Insurers (LESLI) with a current A.M. Best's rating of no less than A, X. Evidence of insurance must be submitted within ten (10) days after the awarding of the Contract, and approved prior to commencement of work under the contract. Any insurance terminating during the course of the contract must be renewed and evidence of renewal must be submitted to the City within 15 days prior to the expiration of the prior policy and must meet the same criteria. Contractor must include all subcontractors as insured under its policies or furnish separate certificates and endorsements for each subcontractor. All coverage for subcontractors is subject to all of the requirements as above. No substitutions shall be allowed.
City requires Performance, Labor and Material Bonds, be issued by a Surety authorized to transact such business in the State of California, be listed as approved by the United States Department of Treasury Circular 570, and who Underwriting Limitation is sufficient to issue bonds in the amount required by the contract. Approved listing can be obtained through the United States Department of Treasury's website address
http://www.fms.treas.gov/c570/c570.html. Any renewal certificates required during the course of the contract must be renewed and received by the City within 15 days prior to expiration and must meet the same criteria. No substitutions shall be allowed.
Bidder acknowledges the duty to provide bonds from a surety specified in the bid specifications. By bidding on this job, (1) Bidder waives any rights they may have under Civil Code Sections 995.660 and 995.670; and (2) Bidder agrees to indemnify and hold City harmless against any loss, expense or expenditure, including attorneys fees and costs, which City may suffer in any claim, action, suit or other proceeding that may be brought by a surety submitted by Bidder that does not meet the United States Department of Treasury's Circular 570 specifications for a surety. Bidder acknowledges that City may reject any and all bids, and that if a low bidder bids with a lower cost premium for sub-specification performance and payment bonds, other bidders not similarly taking advantage of the lower cost premium will be put in a cost disadvantage in the bid process, and that this may, in the City's judgement, necessitate re-bidding the job.
Contractors are not required by bid specifications to pay prevailing wage ("NOT Prevailing Wage Rates") to persons employed by them for work under this Contract in accordance with Section 2.58.070 of the Chula Vista Municipal Code regulating payment of prevailing wages for Contracts let by the City.
The Contractor is responsible for implementing all storm water measures and erosion control practices required by this Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), and any additional erosion control practices as needed based upon site circumstances. The Contractor is responsible for maintaining compliance with this SWPPP and the project Specifications with regard to storm water and non-storm water related discharges. Contractor participation in this program is mandatory, and non-compliance found at any of the site(s) covered by this SWPPP will result in penalties to the contractor, at the owner's discretion. Penalties may include, but are not limited to, monetary setoffs, withholding of payments, reimbursements for costs, expenses (including lawyer's fees), fines and civil penalties incurred by the owner, and/or liquidated damages.
The Contractor is responsible for managing storm water and non-storm water discharges from the site in accordance with Order 99-08-DWQ General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Construction Activity (General Permit), this SWPPP, and any additional specifications provided by the owner. The Contractor shall also provide a qualified inspector to perform the inspections as required by the General Permit and this SWPPP. The Contractor shall be responsible for any enforcement action taken by Federal, State, and/or Local authorities, including cost of fines, construction delays, and remedial actions resulting from the Contractor's failure to comply with the General Permit provisions.
The Contractor shall maintain a copy of the SWPPP on-site at all times. The Contractor shall insert all completed forms in their respective sections. In the event that an inspector from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), Regional Water Quality Control Board Region 9(RWQCB 9), or City of Chula Vista should request review of the documents and/or inspection of the construction site, the Contractor shall allow such review and inspection. The Contractor shall agree to comply with any and all requests made by any inspector for the above listed agencies. The Contractor is also required to supply the owner with all original SWPPP documentation at the end of the project. The owner will retain a copy of the SWPPP for a minimum of five (5) years.
No bid will be accepted from a Contractor who has not been licensed in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 9, Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code and its implementing regulations. All Contractors and subcontractors are required to have a valid City of Chula Vista business license prior to start of work. The department shall require from all prospective bidders the completion, under penalty of perjury, and submittal of a standard form of information whether such prospective bidder, any officer of such bidder, or any employee of such bidder who has a proprietary interest in such bidder, has ever been disqualified, removed, or otherwise prevented from bidding on, or completing a federal, state, or local government project because of a violation of law or a safety regulation, and if so to explain the circumstances.
A bid may be rejected on the basis of a bidder, any officer of such bidder, or any employee of such bidder who has a proprietary interest in such bidder, having been disqualified, removed, or otherwise prevented from bidding on, or completing a federal, state, or local project because of a violation of law or a safety regulation. All bid protest must be presented in writing and filed with the City of Chula Vista's City Engineer within five (5) consecutive working days after the proposals have been opened and read publicly at the time indicated in this Notice to Contractors.
Plans, forms of proposals, bonds, Contract special provisions, and specifications may be examined at the Department of Engineering located in the Public Service Building, 276 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista, California. Copies of plans and specifications may be obtained at the Department of Engineering upon payment of $12.00. Remit $16.00 if you wish to have the plans and specifications mailed to you. If payment is to be made by check, it should be made payable to the "City of Chula Vista."
NO REFUND WILL BE MADE.
DATED: JULY 22, 2008
Kirk Ammerman, P. E.
Principal Civil Engineer
Department of Engineering
City of Chula Vista
Pub. July 25-00044705


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PUBLISHED: Friday July 25, 2008


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