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PUBLISHED: Friday September 08, 2006

The Otay Water District (OWD) will require the services of a geotechnical consulting firm (Consultant) to provide professional services in support of the District's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for a period of two years on an as-needed basis. The Project is subject to Prevailing Wage.

Interested candidates are required to send a Letter of Interest (LOI) and a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) to David Padilla, Otay Water District, 2554 Sweetwater Springs Boulevard, Spring Valley, California 91978-2004. If a firm has submitted a SOQ to the District within the calendar year and the qualifications remain current and accurate, then only a Letter of Interest is required.

Deadline to submit the Letter of Interest and SOQ will be at 5:00 p.m. on September 15, 2006. Technical questions regarding the consulting services should be referred to the Otay Water District Project Manager David Padilla at (619) 670-2273.
Dated this 31stday of August 2006
Rod Posada, P.E.
Chief of Engineering
Pub. Sept. 4,5,6,7,8-00012289

SEALED PROPOSALS will be received at the office of the City Engineer, 276 Fourth Avenue, City of Chula Vista, until 2:00 p.m. on WEDNESDAY, October 4, 2006 at which time they will be publicly opened and read for performing work as follows:
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 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2006 to meet at the Engineering Counter located at 276 Fourth Avenue, 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.
The City of Chula Vista's DBE Program establishes the following goal: 8.73 % of the Contract amount for DBE certified participation.
This Contract is subject to state contract nondiscrimination and compliance requirements pursuant to Government Code, Section 12990.
No bid shall be received unless it is made on a Proposal Form furnished by the City Engineer. 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 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 Code of Civil Procedures 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 those determined by the Federal Department of Labor Relations. Both are included in the specifications. The Contractor who is awarded the contract and who intends to use a craft or classification not shown on the General Prevailing Wage Determinations by the Director of Industrial Relations 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. THE CONTRACTOR IS OBLIGATED TO PAY THE HIGHER OF THE TWO WAGE DETERMINATIONS (HOURLY RATE PLUS FRINGE BENEFITS) FOR EACH APPLICABLE CRAFT OR CLASSIFICATION.
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.
Plans, forms of proposals, bonds, Contract special provisions, and specifications may be examined at the office of the City Engineer, Public Services Building, 276 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista, California. Copies of plans and specifications may be obtained at the office upon payment of $10.00. Remit $14.00 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."
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 5 2006
Francisco X. Rivera, P. E., T.E.
Principal Civil Engineer
Engineering, Traffic Section
City of Chula Vista
Pub. Sept. 8-00012485


The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is seeking Requests for Qualifications for:

Response to Request for Qualifications (RFQ) must be received by 3:00 p.m. on September 22, 2006. Mail responses to San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, c/o Sjohnna Knack, Manager, Quieter Home Program, Facilities Development Department, PO Box 82776, San Diego, California 92138-2776 or deliver to the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, Facilities Development Department, Document Control (east entrance) located at 2320 Stillwater Road, San Diego, California 92101.
The RFQ may be downloaded from the Web at
Information must be requested in writing. If there are questions concerning submittal requirements, they must be faxed in writing to Sjohnna Knack, Facilities Development Department, at fax (619) 400-2596. The telephone number is (619) 400-2639
Pub. Aug. 25, Sept. 8-00011884

Chula Vista Elementary School District
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Chula Vista Elementary School District of San Diego County, California, acting by and through its Board of Education, hereinafter referred to as the Owner, will receive up to, but no later than 2:00 o'clock p.m. of the fifth (5th) day of October, 2006. separate sealed bids for the award of trade contracts for construction of the below listed bid packages (Items 1 through 15) of work to be performed on
Chula Vista, California

Bid Package
No. Title License Required

1 Grading A or B or C12
2 Landscape B or C27
3 Site Utilities & Plumbing C34 or C36
4 Concrete B
5 Structural Steel C51
6 Rough Carpentry B
7 Casework B or C6
8 Roofing C39
9 Sheet Metal C43
10 Glass & Glazing C17
11 Finishes B
12 Specialties B
13 Food Service Equipment C43
14 HVAC / Fire Sprinklers C20
15 Electrical C10

Sealed bids shall be addressed with the appropriate Bid Package Number and shall be received at the office of the Owner at
Chula Vista Elementary School District
84 East J Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910
and shall be opened publicly and read aloud at the above stated time and place.
Each bid must conform and be responsive to the contract documents, copies of which are now on file at Ruhnau-Ruhnau Architects/Planners, whose address is 5751 Palmer Way, Suite C, Carlsbad, California 92008.
Plans may be obtained on September 12, 2006 at the office of the Construction Manager, douglas e. barnhart, inc., whose address is 10760 Thornmint, San Diego, CA, 92127; 858/385-8200, for a refundable deposit of $250.00 per set, payable to Douglas E. Barnhart, Inc., company or cashiers checks only (no personal checks or cash will be accepted). For bidders wishing plans to be forwarded to them via overnight courier, an additional separate non-refundable check, payable to douglas e. barnhart, inc. in the amount of $75.00 per set for shipping and handling, will be required. Bidders wishing to pick up documents shall notify the Construction Manager and should telephone first to ensure an adequate number of sets are on hand. The point of contact for plan distribution at douglas e. barnhart, inc., will be Roland Romero (858/385-8200).
Bidders shall return bid sets to the Construction Manager in accordance with the following instructions:
The deposit for plans and specifications shall be refundable only upon return of the documents to the Construction Manager, douglas e. barnhart, inc., 10760 Thornmint, San Diego, CA 92127, as complete sets and in good condition (defined as clean, legible, bound in proper sequence, and with nothing missing except the “required bid forms” used in the bid), and within fifteen (15) business days after bid opening. Bidders failing to return these documents as stated above to the Construction Manager within the specified time period shall be subject to forfeiture of deposit without further notice.
NON-MANDATORY PRE-BID "WALK-THROUGHS" are scheduled for September 14, 2006 and September 20, 2006 at 1:00 pm at the project site. The purpose of this walk-through is for bidders to have an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the existing conditions. No interpretations or clarifications of contract documents will be made at this time. The bid documents require all bidders to visit and familiarize themselves with the site prior to bidding.
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.
Each bidder shall submit, on the form furnished with the contract documents, a list of the proposed subcontractors on this project as required by the Subletting and Subcontracting Fair Practices Act. Public Contract Code Section 4100 et seq.
Each Bid shall be accompanied by a certified or cashier's check or bid bond in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total bid price, payable to the DISTRICT as a guarantee that the bidder, if its proposal is accepted, shall promptly execute the Agreement, furnish a satisfactory Faithful Performance Bond in an amount not less than one hundred percent (100%) of the total bid price, furnish a Payment Bond in an amount not less than one-hundred percent (100%) of the total bid price, and furnish certificates evidencing that the required insurance is in effect in the amounts set forth in the general conditions. In the event of failure to enter into the contract and execute the required documents, such bid security will be forfeited. The Faithful Performance Bond shall remain in full force and effect through the guarantee period as specified in the general conditions.
In contracts involving an expenditure in excess of $25,000, the successful bidder shall file a payment bond issued by an admitted Surety approved to conduct business in the State of California approved by the Owner in the form set forth in the contract documents*.
The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any irregularities or informalities in any bids or in the bidding.
The lowest bid shall be the lowest bid price on the base contract without consideration of the prices on the additive or deductive items.
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 contracts which will be awarded to the successful bidders, copies of which are on file and will be made available to any interested party upon request at the Chula Vista Elementary School District Office, 84 East J Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910. 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.
* A payment bond must be filed for a contract involving an expenditure in excess of $25,000 (Civil Code section 3247(a)) and may be required for contracts involving smaller expenditures at the option of the Owner.
Chula Vista Elementary School District has initiated and will enforce a Labor Compliance Program ("LCP"). Under this program, the District or its Third Party Administrator ("TPA") in part, will review and audit payroll records to verify compliance with labor laws and shall have the right to withhold payments and enforce penalties for non-compliance. Labor Code 1770 et seq., requires payment of the general rate of per diem wages or the general rate of per diem wages for holiday and overtime work for any public works project over $25,000 when the project is for construction work, or over $15,000 when the project is for alteration, demolition, repair, or maintenance work.
PLEASE BE ADVISED, this project is estimated to exceed $25,000, and therefore, is subject to District's LCP and enforcement by the District or its TPA.
It shall be mandatory upon the Contractors to whom the contracts are awarded, and upon any subcontractor under them, to pay not less than the said specified rates to all workers employed by them in the execution of the contracts.
Each bidder shall be a licensed contractor pursuant to the Business and Professions Code and shall be licensed in the appropriate classification for the work to be performed. Failure to possess the specified license or licenses shall render the bid non-responsive and shall act as a bar to the award of the contract to any bidder not possessing the specified license at the time of the award. Licenses acceptable for the work are indicated after the title of the bid package listed above and more than one license may be required. This list in no way relieves the Contractor from fulfillment of any legal requirement or licensing necessary for performance of his work.
The Chula Vista Elementary School District is committed to providing equal educational, contracting, and employment opportunity to all in strict compliance with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations. The District office that monitors compliance is the Human Resources Services and Support Office, 84 East J Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910, phone 619/425-9600, ext. 1340. Any individual who believes s/he has been a victim of unlawful discrimination in employment, contracting, or in an educational program may file a formal complaint with the District's Human Resources Offices.
No bidder shall withdraw his bid for a period of sixty (60) days after the date set for the opening of bids. Time is of the essence in the performance of the work specified herein. All work shall be completed in every detail to the satisfaction of the Owner in compliance with the Project Schedule. All work must be completed as specified in Section 01310, Schedules, in accordance with the Master Construction Schedule, including updates and revisions as made by the Construction Manager. Time is of the essence. Failure to complete the Work within the time set forth herein will result in the imposition of liquidated damages for each day of delay, in the amount set forth in the Information for Bidders.
Dated this 1st day of September, 2006.
Clerk of the Board of Education
Chula Vista Elementary School
District of San Diego County, California
Pub. Sept. 1,8-00012246

PUBLISHED: Friday September 08, 2006

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