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PUBLISHED: Wednesday August 14, 2013


1. Date of Opening Bids: Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the San Diego County Water Authority by mail or in its office at 4677 Overland Avenue, San Diego, California 92123-1233, until September 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. for the foregoing project. The bids so submitted will be publicly opened and read aloud at that time.

2. Form of Bid: The bid shall be made on the following forms provided by the Water Authority: Bid Proposal, including Bidding Sheet and Acknowledgement; Noncollusion Declaration; Bidder's Bond (not required if cash or certified or cashier's check accompanies bid); Bidder's Plan for Construction; Subcontractor List (Schedule B-1); and Vendor/Supplier and Service Provider List (Schedule B-2). These documents shall constitute the bid. By the close of business, two business days after the date of bid opening, submit OCIP Bid Deduct Worksheets, SCOOP documentation, Reinforced Concrete Pressure Pipe Manufacturer Qualifications, and Steel Pipe Fabricated Specials and Fittings Manufacturer Qualifications.

3. Small Contractor Outreach and Opportunities Program: The Water Authority’s Small Contractor Outreach and Opportunities Program is designed to maximize participation of diverse, qualified, small prime contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers seeking to do business with the Water Authority. The Contractor hired to complete the scope of work identified in this request for bids will be determined, in part, by the Contractor’s demonstrated effort in conducting effective outreach to small contractors. Effective implementation of the Water Authority’s SCOOP is a requirement. If the apparent low bidder does not satisfy these SCOOP requirements, the bidder will be deemed non-responsive.

4. Location of Work: The project site is located near the north end of Moreno Avenue, Lakeside, California 92040 adjacent to San Vicente Reservoir in San Diego County. See Thomas Brother’s Guide (2009 Edition) page 1211, Grid J3.

5. Description of Work: The work generally consists of, but is not limited to, replacing the demolished marina facilities as part of the San Vicente Reservoir Dam Raise project, addressing impacts resulting from previous construction projects, and constructing other site improvements necessary to re-open the San Vicente Reservoir for public recreational use.

The Work under this Contract includes, but is not limited to: final site grading and shoreline stabilization; two booster pump station buildings, a concession building, an eight stall Americans with Disabilities Act restroom comfort station, and a garage/office building; approximately 1,880 feet of 48-inch diameter reinforced concrete pressure pipe extending through the marina area to the saddle dam; potable water service including packaged booster pumps, a 10,000 gallon storage tank, water main, fire hydrants, site water services, valves and appurtenances; gravity sanitary sewer system including a sewage holding tank with associated alarms and instrumentation; boating facilities consisting of a six lane concrete boat ramp, two floating docks, boat slips, regulatory floats and buoys, an ADA pontoon boat, ADA shuttle, and a dock to boat wheelchair lift; drainage facilities and permanent best management practices including reinforced concrete pipe storm drains, inlets, cleanouts, storm drain channels, bio-retention facilities, and storm water quality inlet filters; asphalt concrete, Portland cement concrete, and decomposed granite paving, overlays, and access road improvements; selective demolition; curbs, gutters, hardscape, retaining walls, trash enclosure, fencing and other surface improvements; park amenities including picnic facilities, shade structures, and interpretive signage; signage and striping; site electrical, communications, and lighting; fire sprinklers for the concession and garage/office buildings; two ground water monitoring wells; additional dam foundation grouting; off-site intersection improvements; and landscaping, irrigation, and habitat restoration.

The Work also includes furnishing all plant, tools, equipment, materials, supplies, manufactured articles, fuel, power, water, communications, all labor, transportation, and services, including design, design submittals, quality control testing and inspection, permits, bonds and insurance, taxes, and incidentals required for the fulfillment of the work in accordance with the Contract.

6. Contract Document Review: The work shall be performed in accordance with the project “Contract Documents.” Contract Documents, including specifications and plans, may be purchased or reviewed at the offices of the Water Authority, 4677 Overland Avenue, San Diego, California 92123-1233. To view electronic documents, please visit the Water Authority’s Contracting Opportunities web page at which has links to the Contract Documents, including specifications and plans, via The Network or Ebidboard.

The prices for plans and specification documents are listed below.

DocumentPickup Price
Contract Documents (Volumes I through III)$30.00
Full Size Plans (22 inch by 34 inch) (Volumes I through II)$110.00
Reduced Sized Plans (11 inch by 17 inch) (Volumes I through II)$28.00

To order Contract Documents or to request general information, please contact Melissa Cha at phone (858) 522-6804, fax (858) 268-7802, or email at An additional charge of $10.00 per document will be charged for U.S. mailing.

7. Bid Security: Each bid shall be accompanied by cash, certified or cashier's check, or bid bond in the amount of 10 percent of the total bid price payable to the Water Authority as a guarantee that the bidder, if the bid is accepted, will execute the Contract and provide the required bonds, certificates of insurance, and endorsements within 15 days of the receipt by the bidder of the Notice of Award.

8. Award of Contract: All terms and conditions contained in the Contract Documents shall become a part of the Contract. No bidder may withdraw its bid for a period of 90 days after the time set for the opening thereof. The contract shall be awarded within 90 days after the opening of bids, if it is in the interest of the Water Authority to do so. The Water Authority reserves the right, after opening bids, to waive any informality in any bid, to reject any or all bids, to make an award to the lowest responsive responsible bidder, as determined by the Water Authority, and reject all other bids as may be in the best interest of the Water Authority. A bidder to whom an award is made will be required to execute the Contract and provide the required bonds, certificates of insurance, and endorsements within 15 days of the receipt by the bidder of the Notice of Award.

9. Prevailing Rates of Wage: In accordance with the provisions of the California Labor Code, the Water Authority has obtained from the Department of Industrial Relations the general prevailing rates of wages in the locality in which the work is to be performed, and it shall be mandatory upon the Contractor to whom the contract is awarded and upon any subcontractor to pay not less than the specified rates to all workers employed in the execution of the contract. The Contractor shall cause a copy to be posted at the job site. Copies of the prevailing rates of wages are on file and available for review by any interested party at the offices of the Water Authority, 4677 Overland Avenue, San Diego, California 92123-1233. For current prevailing wage rates see

10. Substitution of Securities: Pursuant to Section 22300 of the California Public Contract Code, the Contractor may request the Water Authority to make retention payments directly to an escrow agent or may substitute certain securities for money withheld by the Water Authority to ensure performance under the contract, as provided in the General Conditions of the Contract Documents.

11. Contractor's License: The Water Authority has determined that the Contractor shall possess and maintain a valid Class "A" General Engineering Contractor license at the time the contract is bid. Failure to possess the specified license shall render the bid as non-responsive and shall act as a bar to award the contract to any bidder not possessing said license at the time of bid. All subcontractors shall have and maintain a current and valid contractor license of the required classification from the State of California.

12. Prebid Meeting: Prospective bidders are encouraged to attend a Prebid meeting for the proposed project. It is not mandatory for the Bidder to attend the Prebid meeting, but it is highly encouraged. The Prebid meeting will be conducted by the Water Authority at 9:00 a.m. on August 20, 2013. The purpose of the Prebid meeting is to provide a description of the work requirements; describe the bid process and administrative procedures such as the Small Contractor Outreach and Opportunities Program, insurance requirements, the Owner-Controlled Insurance Program, and the Project Labor Agreement; and to receive and answer bidder questions. The Prebid meeting will be held in the Board Room of the Water Authority located at 4677 Overland Avenue, San Diego, California 92123-1233.

13. Site Review: As identified in the "Bidder's Plan for Construction," prospective bidders are encouraged to conduct a site review of the project prior to bid. The Water Authority will conduct a site visit on August 20, 2013 immediately following the Prebid meeting. Directions and other information related to the site visits will be given at the Prebid meeting. Prospective bidders must present a current and valid photo identification card, such as a driver’s license, and sign in before participating in the site visit. Site visit identification review and sign in will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the San Vicente Construction Management Trailer Complex. Prospective bidders must provide their own transportation to the site. Some of the site visit may be to active construction areas. Therefore, all attendees shall wear appropriate personal protective equipment, including but not limited to steel toe shoes, long pants, safety vests, hard hats, and eye protection during the site visit. Early reservations are appreciated and may be done by calling Melissa Cha at (858) 522-6804.

14. Exploratory Excavations or Borings: Prospective bidders may perform exploratory excavations or borings at the site with written approval from the Water Authority. Approval may be granted in locations where in the opinion of the Water Authority, soil boring activities will not be in non-compliance with project environmental permit requirements, and will not pose a threat to the existing pipelines. Access to the site is restricted to public streets and the Water Authority’s patrol road. Water Authority personnel must escort bidders to the site and observe excavating, borings, and backfilling. Prospective bidders shall also obtain all necessary environmental clearances and agency permits, notify Underground Service Alert, protect all utilities and facilities, provide traffic control, and restore excavations to original conditions to the Water Authority's satisfaction. Exploratory excavations or borings are at the sole expense and risk of the bidder.

15. Project Labor Agreement: A Project Labor Agreement entitled “San Diego County Water Authority Emergency Storage Project, Project Labor Agreement” has been negotiated and covers the Work of this Contract. The Project Labor Agreement includes the following provision: no-strike, labor shutdowns or slowdowns, no lock-out, revised dispute resolution, and medical coverage for worker’s compensation benefits, etc. The successful bidder and all its subcontractors of whatever tier whose work is subject to the Project labor Agreement will be required to execute a letter of assent to abide by the terms and condition of the Project Labor Agreement.

16. Owner-Controlled Insurance Program: An Owner-Controlled Insurance Program has been implemented for the Emergency Storage Project, of which this project is a component. Under the OCIP, the Water Authority will furnish most of the Workers’ Compensation, General Liability, and Builder’s Risk insurance associated with construction of the Work. Insurance furnished under the OCIP will cover the Water Authority, the Contractor, and subcontractors (with some exceptions). As detailed in the Contract Documents, the Contractor is required to provide some insurance coverage outside the OCIP.

17. Project Administration: All questions relative to this project prior to the opening of bids shall be directed to:

San Diego County Water Authority
4677 Overland Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123-1233
Attention: Melissa Cha
Telephone: (858) 522-6804
Fax: (858) 268-7802

Jerry Reed
Engineering Manager
Pub. Aug 14, 19-00113343

PUBLISHED: Wednesday August 14, 2013

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