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PUBLISHED: Monday August 19, 2013

CIP 1300601 (IFB 5004085) HP21L-6066(061)

The SAN DIEGO ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS (SANDAG), 401 B Street, Suite 800, San Diego, CA 92101-4231, is requesting bids to perform the work as follows.

The work consists, in general, of improvements to the existing San Ysidro Freight Yard. Proposed work includes reconstruction, reconfiguration, and addition of track within the freight yard; reconstruction and reconfiguration of the existing mainline track and yard lead; installation of new special trackwork; relocation and reconstruction of Overhead Catenary Systems (OCS), including poles, pole foundations, and wire assemblies; improvements to the existing railroad signaling system; site grading and construction of water quality features which include graded channels, detention basins, storm drain pipes, and water quality vaults; reconstruction of access driveways; construction of a new paved maintenance and access road; installation of new electrical and communications cabinets; installation of security gates and site fencing; installation of lighting improvements including poles, pole foundations, luminaries and electrical wiring; installation of security improvements including cameras, and wiring; construction of retaining walls; installation of a new onsite water line for fire suppression; and procuring all the materials and performing all other work necessary to complete the work in accordance with the Contract Plans and Special Provisions.

The engineer's estimate for this work is $21,014,080. The prime contractor must have an A license at time of contract award.

This project is funded in part with FHWA funding. The DBE goal for this project is 6.3 percent. The Prime contractor must perform with their own organization at least 35 percent of the work.

A non-mandatory prebid meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at SANDAG, 401 B Street, 7th Floor, in the Wells Fargo Building. Prebid starts at 12:00. A non mandatory site visit will be the same day at 2:30 p.m. See the SANDAG website for details or download the IFB. Contact with a copy to with any questions.

This IFB package can be downloaded at no charge from the SANDAG website at Register in SANDAG's online database and download the IFB and plans. SANDAG is the only source of accurate information about SANDAG projects. The IFB may be reviewed at SANDAG and/or the Contracting Opportunities Center located at 4007 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 210, San Diego, CA.

Bids must be received by 2:30 p.m., on Thursday, September 26, 2013, at SANDAG, on the 8th Floor, attention: Louise Torio. Bids arriving later than 2:30 p.m., or at a location other than 401 B Street, 7th or 8th Floors, will not be considered.

SANDAG is an equal opportunity employer and, as a matter of policy, encourages the participation of small businesses that are owned and controlled by minorities and women. Joint ventures are also encouraged where feasible.
Pub.. Aug 19, 26-00113493


Invites Qualified
Firms to Submit
Statements of
Qualifications for

RFQ No. PMB201307

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), Project Management Branch is requesting Statements of Qualifications from firms interested in providing Construction Management (CM) services for the design and construction of Ironwood State Prison Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. The purpose of this project is to replace the existing evaporative cooling system with an energy efficient central chiller plant with thermal energy storage serving a closed loop heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. The project will correct collateral damage caused by the deteriorated evaporative cooling system. The scope of these corrections includes restoring the corroded and non-functioning fire damper and smoke evacuation systems to code compliance and replacing the existing roofs on buildings. The scope includes making repairs to building structural systems, as necessary to repair damage or accommodate new HVAC equipment. Construction Management (CM) services includes coordination with the local utility company and the CDCR designers for installation of a new electrical substation by the local utility.

Construction activities require strict adherence to security procedures and coordination with security and plant operation's staff to minimize the impact to the daily operations of the prison. Work will take place in phases so as to keep the prison occupied and active during the project. CM services will include an on-site Construction Manager during construction activities with the support of a Field Manager and/or clerical persons. The Construction Manager will also be supported by a Scheduler and an Estimator.

It is anticipated that the services will be required for the project, which is authorized in fiscal years 2013 through 2018. Services may be required for the following phases: construction drawings, bidding/procurement, construction, and post-construction. The anticipated project delivery method is “design-bid-build (DBB).”

A notice to proceed for services is subject to budgetary, legislative and control agency approval of the proposed projects.

CDCR encourages DVBE and SBE participation.

To be considered for selection, firms must submit Statements of Qualifications to:

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Facility Planning, Construction and
Management Division
Project Management Branch
9838 Old Placerville Road, Suite B
Sacramento, CA 95827
Attention: Bonnie Estes

Submittal Deadline: September 12, 2013 by 2:00 p.m.

Interested firms may obtain a Request for Qualifications package by downloading it from the California State Contracts Register on the internet at This is the preferred point of contact.
To obtain a copy of the RFQ via email, you can call (916) 255-2181, or submit your request in writing to: Please include AD number, contact person's name, firm name, mailing address, email address, and phone number.

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
CNS #2523148#
Pub Aug 19 -00113418

Request for Proposals (RFP)
Temporary Staffing Services
The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is seeking proposals from qualified staffing firms to provide temporary staffing services on an on-call, as-needed basis to assist SANDAG in meeting short-term staffing requests.

SANDAG intends to award multiple contracts to qualified staffing firms in order to meet its objective of creating a group of on-call firms that will be used to provide temporary employees on an as-needed basis. It is anticipated that 1 to 2 staffing firms, with demonstrated experience providing candidates for a broad range of temporary positions, will be selected to assist SANDAG with the majority of its temporary services needs. An additional 2 to 3 firms, with specialized experience and expertise in a particular professional field (for example, finance or information technology), may also be selected to provide service for specialized, hard-to-fill, or highly technical positions.

A pre-proposal meeting will be held on August 28, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at SANDAG's offices located at 401 B Street, San Diego, CA 92101. The meeting will be held in Conference Room 7 located on the 7th floor. A summary of the questions and answers and the sign-in sheet from the pre proposal meeting will be posted on the website within five (5) business days after the pre-proposal meeting. The pre-proposal meeting is not mandatory.

A copy of the Request for Proposals (RFP 5004302) can be accessed from the SANDAG Web site at or by contacting Jenny Russo at SANDAG, 401 B Street, Suite 800, San Diego, CA 92101, (619) 699-7314, or e-mail Proposals are due by 4:00 p.m. on September 12, 2013.
Pub. Aug 19, 20-00113514


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: Monday August 19, 2013

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