CITY OF CLEARLAKE NOTICE INVITING BIDS - Sulphur Fire Roadway Disaster Repair Project



The City of Clearlake (“City”) will receive sealed bids for the Sulphur Fire Roadway Disaster  Repair Project at the office of the City Clerk, 14050 Olympic Drive, Clearlake, California 95422,  no later than September 2nd, 2021 at 3:00 PM at which time or thereafter said bids will be opened and  read aloud in City Hall of the City of Clearlake, 14050 Olympic Drive, Clearlake, California. Bids  received after this time will be returned unopened. Bids shall be valid for 90 calendar days after the  bid opening date. Bids must be submitted on the City’s Bid Forms.  

Plans and specifications for bidding of this project are obtainable at the various bid exchanges and by  purchase through California Engineering Company. Purchased plans from the City are for a  non-refundable deposit of $150.00 per set. An additional non-refundable deposit of $100.00 for  shipping and handling is required. Deposit shall be in the form of a cashier's check, personal check 

or business check. To obtain plans, contractors may call (530) 751-0952, Marisa Hewitt or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Due to the complexities of this project, a Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for this project on Thursday, August 19th, 2021 at 1:00 pm at City Hall. Prospective bidders are encouraged to visit  the Project Site, and may do so without making arrangements through the City Engineer. 

In accordance with California Public Contract Code Section 3400 and Federal Procurement  Regulations, bidders may propose equals of products listed in the technical specifications or project  plans by manufacturer name, brand or model number, unless the City has made findings as specified  herein. Complete information for products proposed as equals must be submitted to California  Engineering Company for review at least ten (10) working days before the time specified for bid  opening in accordance with the bidders instructions contained in the bid package. 

In accordance with California Public Contract Code Section 20170 and Federal Procurement  Regulations, all bids must be presented under sealed cover and include one of the following forms of  bidder’s security: cash, cashier’s check made payable to the City, certified check made payable to  the City, or a bidder’s bond. The amount of bidder’s security provided must equal at least ten (10)  percent of the total of the bid price for the base bid and the additive or deductive items listed in this  notice. The successful bidder must submit to the City complete, executed copies of all required  documents within ten (10) working days of receiving written notice of award of the project. Bidder’s  security of any successful bidder that fails to do so will be forfeited to the City. Such required  documents include, but are not limited to, a payment or labor and materials bond in an amount of at  least 100 percent of the amount payable by the terms of the project contract and that satisfies the  requirements of California Civil Code Section 9554, and a performance bond in an amount of at least  100 percent of the amount payable by the terms of the contract. All project bonds must be executed  by an admitted surety insurer in accordance with applicable law and acceptable to the City. 

The Contractor shall pay the higher of the two, between state prevailing wage rates and federal Davis Bacon wage rate as provided in Appendix A. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 1770 et seq. of  the California Labor Code the Director of Industrial Relations for the State of California has  ascertained the current general prevailing rate of wages for employer purposes, in Lake County, State  of California. Not less than the general prevailing rate of per diem wages for work of a similar 


character in Lake County and not less than the general prevailing rate of per diem wages for holiday  work fixed as provided in the California Labor Code shall be paid to all workers engaged in  performing the project.  

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 1771.1 of the California Labor Code, A contractor or  subcontractor shall not be qualified to bid on, be listed in a bid proposal, subject to the requirements  of Section 4104 of the Public Contract Code, or engage in the performance of any contract for public  work, as defined in Chapter 1 of Part 7 of Division 2 of the California Labor Code, unless currently  registered and qualified to perform public work pursuant to Civil Code Section 1725.5. Please note: It is not a violation of Section 1771.1 for an unregistered contractor to submit a bid that is authorized  by Section 7029.1 of the Business and Professions Code or by Section 10164 or 20103.5 of the Public  Contract Code, provided the contractor is registered to perform public work pursuant to Section  1725.5 at the time the contract is awarded. Any bids submitted without proof that Bidder and any  listed subcontractor(s) are currently registered and qualified to perform public work, pursuant to  Labor Code Section 1725.5, shall not be accepted by the City. 

In accordance with the California Government Code Section 1773.2, copies of the applicable  determinations of the Director are on file in the City of Clearlake, office of the City Clerk’s, and may  be reviewed upon request. 

In accordance with California Civil Code Section 1771.4, the project is subject to compliance  monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations. In accordance with California  Public Contract Code Section 3300, a valid Class A California contractor’s license is required at the  time the contract is awarded. In accordance with California Public Contract Code Section 22300,  except where prohibited by federal regulations or policies, the successful bidder may, on request and  at its expense, substitute securities in lieu of amounts withheld by the City from progress payments  to ensure performance under the contract in accordance with the contract documents.  

The City of Clearlake reserves the right to postpone the date and time for the opening of proposals at  any time prior to the date and time announced in the advertisement in accordance with applicable  law. The City of Clearlake reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to waive any defects or  irregularity in bidding in accordance with applicable law. In accordance with California Public  Contract Code Section 20103.8, if the City elects to award a contract for performance of the project,  the contract will be awarded in accordance with California Public Contract Code Section 20162 and  other applicable law to the responsible bidder submitting a responsive bid with the lowest total bid  price for the base bid without consideration of the bid price for any additive or deductive items. All  bids will remain valid for 90 days after the bid opening. Except as permitted by law and subject to  all applicable remedies, including forfeiture of bidder’s security, bidders may not withdraw their bid  during the 90 day period after the bid opening.  

Sulphur Fire Roadway Disaster Repair Project Description: The project consists of repairing  approximately 8.15 miles of various roads within the Northwest part of the City of Clearlake which  experienced damage from the Sulphur Fire in 2017. The repair road widths vary from 15 ft. to 30 ft.,  and the shoulder width varies from 1 ft. to 4 ft. The project does not alter nor change any  existing/historical drainage patterns; however, the existing storm drain system has been damaged and  will be replaced in various locations. All roadways are single lanes in each direction (two-lane roads).