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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Notice Inviting bids - South Fortuna Elementary School Safe Routes to School Project

Notice Inviting Bids


1.                Bid Submission.  The City of Fortuna (“City”) will accept sealed bids for its South Fortuna Elementary School Safe Routes to School Project (“Project”), by or before April 9, 2020, at 10:00

a.m., at the Fortuna City Hall, located at 621 11th Street, Fortuna, California, at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. 


2.                Project Information.   


2.1             Location and Description.  The Project is located at on the campus of South Fortuna Elementary School, and along portions of Newburg Road, Summer Street and Lawndale Drive. Work includes but is not limited to constructing concrete driveways, walkways, curb ramps, curbs and gutters, seal coating and restriping parking lots, and installing signal detector loops and replacing signal heads.  


2.2             Time for Completion.  The Project must be completed within 60 working days from the start date set forth in the Notice to Proceed. 


3.                License and Registration Requirements. 


3.1             License.  This Project requires a valid California contractor’s license for the following classification(s): Class A General Contractors license. 


3.2             DIR Registration.  City may not accept a Bid Proposal from or enter into the Contract with a bidder, without proof that the bidder is registered with the California Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) to perform public work pursuant to Labor Code § 1725.5, subject to limited legal exceptions.


4.                Contract Documents.  The plans, specifications, bid forms and contract documents for the Project, and any addenda thereto (“Contract Documents”) may be downloaded from City’s   website located at: A printed copy of the Contract Documents are available for review at GHD Inc. at 718 Third Street, Eureka CA, 95501. Contractors may obtain a hard copy of the Contract Documents from GHD Inc. for non-refundable fee of forty dollars ($40) per set. Contractors are encouraged to contact GHD Inc. (707-443-8326) to be added to the plan holders list for distribution of any Bid Addendum’s or supplemental bidding information.


5.                Bid Security.  The Bid Proposal must be accompanied by bid security of ten percent (10%) of the maximum bid amount, in the form of a cashier’s or certified check made payable to City, or a bid bond executed by a surety licensed to do business in the State of California on the Bid Bond form included with the Contract Documents. The bid security must guarantee that within ten days after City issues the Notice of Potential Award, the successful bidder will execute the Contract and submit the payment and performance bonds, insurance certificates and endorsements, and any other submittals required by the Contract Documents and as specified in the Notice of Potential Award.


6.                Prevailing Wage Requirements.


6.1             General.  Pursuant to California Labor Code § 1720 et seq., this Project is subject to the prevailing wage requirements applicable to the locality in which the Work is to be performed for each craft, classification or type of worker needed to perform the Work, including employer payments for health and welfare, pension, vacation, apprenticeship and similar purposes.  


6.2             Rates.  These prevailing rates are on file with the City and are available online at Each Contractor and Subcontractor must pay no less than the specified rates to all workers employed to work on the Project. The schedule of per diem wages is based upon a working day of eight hours. The rate for holiday and overtime work must be at least time and one-half. 


6.3             Compliance.  The Contract will be subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the DIR, under Labor Code § 1771.4.  


7.                Performance and Payment Bonds.  The successful bidder will be required to provide performance and payment bonds, each for 100% of the Contract Price, as further specified in the Contract Documents.


8.                Substitution of Securities.  Substitution of appropriate securities in lieu of retention amounts from progress payments is permitted under Public Contract Code § 22300.


9.                Subcontractor List.  Each Subcontractor must be registered with the DIR to perform work on public projects. Each bidder must submit a completed Subcontractor List form with its Bid Proposal, including the name, location of the place of business, California contractor license number, DIR registration number, and percentage of the Work to be performed (based on the base bid price) for each Subcontractor that will perform Work or service or fabricate or install Work for the prime contractor in excess of one-half of 1% of the bid price, using the Subcontractor List form included with the Contract Documents.


10.             Instructions to Bidders.  All bidders should carefully review the Instructions to Bidders for more detailed information before submitting a Bid Proposal. The definitions provided in Article 1 of the General Conditions apply to all of the Contract Documents, as defined therein, including this Notice Inviting Bids.


11.             Estimated Cost.  The estimated construction cost is $640,000.


12.             Retention Percentage. The percentage of retention that will be withheld from progress payments is 5%.


Publication Date: 03/19/2020




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