• NOTICE TO BIDDERS

     Notice is hereby given that Salinas Union High School District (hereinafter referred to as “Owner”) will receive sealed bids prior to the date and time stated for the Bid Opening for the award of the Contract to construct:

    NEW GREENHOUSE SITE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

    NORTH SALINAS HIGH SCHOOL

    55 Kip Drive, Salinas, CA  93906

    SCOPE OF WORK:  The Project will construct the Site Development for a Greenhouse that will be provided and installed by Nexus.  Work also includes interior utility connections after Nexus installs the greenhouse as provided on the plans for this project; as per drawings and specifications which may now be obtained from the Architect

    IN STUDIO ARCHITECTURE

    250 Main Street, Salinas, CA  93901

    ATTN:  Cristian Flores, (831) 320-2655, cris@isarch.net

     upon deposit of Five Hundred Dollars ($500) refundable when drawings and specifications are returned in good condition as indicated in the “Instruction to Bidders.”  An electronic version of the plans are available at no cost by emailing the Architect at:  cris@isarch.net

     The lowest bid shall be determined on the amount of the base bid.

     Public works projects shall be subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations.  For all projects over Twenty-five Thousand Dollars ($25,000), a contractor or subcontractor shall not be qualified to submit a bid or to be listed in a bid proposal subject to the requirements of Public Contract Code section 4104 unless currently registered and qualified under Labor Code section 1725.5 to perform public work as defined by Division 2, Part 7, Chapter 1 (§§ 1720 et seq.) of the Labor Code.  For all projects over Twenty-five Thousand Dollars ($25,000), a contractor or subcontractor shall not be qualified to enter into, or engage in the performance of, any contract of public work (as defined by Division 2, Part 7, Chapter 1 (§§ 1720 et seq.) of the Labor Code) unless currently registered and qualified under Labor Code section 1725.5 to perform public work.

     Time is of the essence in this Contract, and the time of Completion for the Work (“the Contract Time”) shall be ninety (90) calendar days from (a) the date of commencement of the Work as established in the Owner’s Notice to Proceed, or (b) if no other date is established in a Notice to Proceed from Owner, the date of Contractor’s actual commencement of the Work (including mobilization).

     Bids will be sealed and filed in the Facilities Office of the Owner at:  320 Rose Street, Salinas, CA  93901 on February 26, 2020, before 2:00 pm on the clock designated by the Owner or its representative as the bid clock.  Facsimile (FAX) copies of the bid will not be accepted.

     Bids will be opened on February 26, 2020, at Facilities Office of the Owner at:  320 Rose Street, Salinas, CA  93901 at 2:00 pm as calculated by the clock designated by the Owner or its representative as the bid clock.

    Pre-bid conferences will be held on January 23, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. at North Salinas High School, 55 Kip Drive, Salinas, CA  93906. 

     Bids must be accompanied by a bidder’s bond, cashier’s check, or certified check for at least ten percent (10%) of the amount of the base bid and made payable to the Owner.  If a bid bond is used, it must be issued by an Admitted Surety (an insurance organization authorized by the Insurance Commissioner to transact surety insurance in the State of California during this calendar year), which shall be given as a guarantee that the bidder will enter into a Contract if awarded the Work and will be declared forfeited, paid to, or retained by the Owner as liquidated damages if the bidder refuses or neglects to enter into the Contract provided by the Owner after being requested to do so.  The surety insurer must, unless otherwise agreed to by Owner in writing, at the time of issuance of the  bond, have a rating not lower than “A-” as rated by A.M. Best Company, Inc. or other independent rating companies.  Owner reserves the right to approve or reject the surety insurer selected by Contractor and to require Contractor to obtain a bond from a surety insurer satisfactory to the Owner.

     Bids must be accompanied by an executed Fingerprinting Notice and Acknowledgment. 

     Pursuant to the Contract Documents, the successful bidder will be required to furnish a Payment (Labor and Material) Bond in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract Sum, and a Faithful Performance Bond in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract Sum, said bonds to be secured from Admitted Surety insurers (an insurance organization authorized by the Insurance Commissioner to transact business of insurance in the State of California during this calendar year).  The surety insurers must, unless otherwise agreed to by Owner in writing, at the time of issuance of the bonds, have a rating not lower than “A-” as rated by A.M. Best Company, Inc. or other independent rating companies.  Owner reserves the right to approve or reject the surety insurers selected by the successful bidder and to require the successful bidder to obtain bonds from surety insurers satisfactory to the Owner.  The bidder will be required to furnish insurance as set forth in the Contract Documents.

     The successful bidder will be allowed to substitute securities or establish an escrow in lieu of retainage, pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 22300, and as described in the Agreement Between Owner and Contractor and General Conditions.

    The Owner will not consider or accept any bids from contractors who are not licensed to do business in the State of California, in accordance with the California Public Contract Code, providing for the licensing of contractors.  In accordance with Section 3300 of said Code, the bidder shall have a Class “A or B” license and shall maintain that license in good standing through Completion of the Contract and all applicable warranty periods.  Bidder shall state the California contractor license number, and for all projects over Twenty-five Thousand Dollars ($25,000) the public works contractor registration number, on the Designation of Subcontractors form for all subcontractors doing more than one-half of one percent (0.5%) of the bidder’s total bid.  An inadvertent error in listing a California contractor’s license number shall not be grounds for filing a bid protest or for considering the bid nonresponsive if the bidder submits the corrected contractor’s license number to the Owner within 24 hours after the bid opening, or any continuation thereof, so long as the corrected contractor’s license number corresponds to the submitted name and location for that subcontractor. 

     Subcontractors shall maintain their licenses in good standing through Completion of the Contract and all applicable warranty periods.  Owner reserves the right to reject any bid as nonresponsive if bidder or any subcontractor is not licensed in good standing from the time the bid is submitted to Owner up to award of the Contract, whether or not the bidder listed the subcontractor inadvertently, or if a listed subcontractor’s license is suspended or expires prior to award of the Contract.  Owner also reserves the right to reject any bid as nonresponsive if a listed subcontractor’s license is not in good standing to perform the work for which it is listed from the time of submission of the bidder’s bid to award of the Contract.

    The Director of Industrial Relations of the State of California, in the manner provided by law, has ascertained the general prevailing rate of per diem wages and rate for legal holidays and overtime work.  The Contractor must pay for any labor therein described or classified in an amount not less than the rates specified.  Copies of the required rates are on file at the Owner’s business office and are available to any interested party on request.

     The Owner reserves the right to waive any irregularity and to reject any or all bids.

     Unless otherwise required by law, no bidder may withdraw its bid for a period of sixty (60) days after the date set for the opening thereof or any authorized postponement thereof.  The Owner reserves the right to take more than sixty (60) days to make a decision regarding the rejection of bids or the award of the Contract. 

     1st Publication Date:  Wed. January 15, 2020           

     2nd Publication Date: Wed. January 22, 2020

     Job Walk:  Thurs. January 23, 2020 at 10:00 am

     Bid Open:  February 26, 2020 at 2:00 pm

     Bid Award:  March 10, 2020

                                                                                   By:  Dan Burns                                                      Its:  Superintendent

     

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Contractor Information: Prequalification and CUPCCAA

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    Pre-Qualification

    California Assembly Bill (AB) 1565 went into effect on January 1, 2014.  AB 1565 requires ALL General Contractors and M/E/P Subcontractors be prequalified, if the project is valued at $1 million or more and funded whole or in part with State Facility Bond funds, per…

    Public Contract Code 20111.5 enables districts to require prime contractors to be prequalified prior to accepting bids.

    Public Contract Code 20111.6 requires the district to do so for certain projects. This applies to prime contractors and MEP sub-contractors with the following licenses:

    • General Contractors (A and B), Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing subcontractors (C-4, C-7, C-10, C-16, C-20, C-34, C-36, C-38, C-42, C-43, and C-46) 
    • The District must receive complete applications at least ten (10) business days prior to the scheduled bid opening on any advertised project in order for the candidate to qualify for a project in excess of $1,000,000 and partially funded by the State. Pre-qualification approval will remain valid for one (1) calendar year from the date of notice of qualification except as noted in the pre-qualification documents. 

     


    CUPCCA (informal bidding)

    Public projects of forty-five thousand dollars ($45,000) or less may be performed by the employees of a public agency by force account, by negotiated contract, or by purchase order. (b) Public projects of one hundred seventy-five thousand dollars ($175,000 If all bids received are in excess of one hundred seventy-five thousand dollars ($175,000), (c) the governing body of the public agency may, by adoption of a resolution by a four-fifths vote, award the contract, at one hundred eighty-seven thousand five hundred dollars ($187,500) or less, to the lowest responsible bidder, if it determines the cost estimate of the public agency was reasonable.

    Salinas Union High School District has contracted with Colbi Technologies to provide a web-based process for prequalification called Quality Bidders.  To get started Click Here to Sign Up...

    • For detailed instructions in completing your application, please navigate to the bottom of the page from this link Contractor Instructions

     

    Please contact Virginia Boyce with any questions at virginia.boyce@salinasuhsd.org or (831) 796-7074.  You may also contact qbsupport@colbitech.com with any questions about the use of the Quality Bidders web-based tool.

     Thank you for your interest in prequalify and working with Salinas Union High School District.

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