WESTERN MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT
of Riverside County
W.M.W.D. SPECIFICATION W-257
WATER METER REPLACEMENT & RETROFIT PROJECT
The Western Municipal Water District (“District”) will receive in a sealed envelope plainly marked on the outside “SEALED BID FOR METER REPLACEMENT PROJECT SPECIFICATION NUMBER – W-257 DO NOT OPEN WITH REGULAR MAIL” for the Meter Replacement Project, Specification W-257 project (“Project”) from qualified Bidders at the office of the front reception at 14205 Meridian Parkway., Riverside, CA no later than August 17, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., at which time or thereafter said Bids will be opened and read aloud. Bids received after this time will be returned unopened. Bids shall be valid for ninety-five (95) calendar days after the Bid opening date.
The Engineer’s opinion of probable cost is $615,000 (only Items 101 – 105 on Bid Schedule).
Bids must be submitted on the District’s Bid Forms. Prospective bidders may obtain an unofficial copy of the contract documents by downloading the files from www.wmwd.com. Prospective bidders who intend to submit a bid must register as a “Plan Holder” after purchasing an official copy of the Contract Documents from the District-sanctioned vendor IB Reprographics (3363 Durahart St., Riverside CA 92507, 951-682-1850) via their website www.ibrepro.com. Additional fees will apply of any Bidder who requests that the Contract Documents be mailed. The Plan Holder list will be periodically updated and posted at www.ibrepro.com. Only registered Plan Holders will be notified of addenda to the Contract Documents.
Bids must be accompanied by cash, a certified or cashier’s check, or a Bid Bond in favor of the District in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the submitted Total Bid Price.
A MANDATORY Pre-Bid Conference will be held at 14205 Meridian Parkway, Riverside, California on the following date and time: July 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Each and every Bidder must attend the Pre-Bid Conference. Bids WILL NOT be accepted from any Bidder who did not attend the Pre-Bid Conference.
Each Bid shall be accompanied by the security referred to in the Contract Documents, the non-collusion declaration, the list of proposed subcontractors, and all additional documentation required by the Instructions to Bidders.
The successful Bidder will be required to furnish the District with a Performance Bond equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the successful Bid, and a Payment (Labor and Materials) Bond equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the successful Bid, prior to execution of the Contract. All bonds are to be secured from a surety that meets all of the State of California bonding requirements, as defined in Code of Civil Procedure Section 995.120, and is admitted by the State of California. The cost of said bonds shall be included in the Bid amount. Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 22300, the successful Bidder may substitute certain securities for funds withheld by District to ensure its performance under the Contract.
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 Contract which will be awarded to the successful Bidder, copies of which will be provided at the Pre-Bid Conference, or online at www.wmwd.com. A copy of these rates shall be posted by the successful Bidder at the job site. The successful Bidder and all subcontractor(s) under him, shall comply with all applicable Labor Code provisions, which include, but are not limited to the payment of not less than the required prevailing rates to all workers employed by them in the execution of the Contract, the employment of apprentices, the hours of labor and the debarment of contractors and subcontractors.
Pursuant to Labor Code sections 1725.5 and 1771.1, all contractors and subcontractors that wish to bid on, be listed in a bid proposal, or enter into a contract to perform public work must be registered with the Department of Industrial Relations. No bid will be accepted nor any contract entered into without proof of the contractor’s and subcontractors’ current registration with the Department of Industrial Relations to perform public work. If awarded a Contract, the Bidder and its subcontractors, of any tier, shall maintain active registration with the Department of Industrial Relations for the duration of the Project.
This Project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations. In bidding on this project, it shall be the Bidder’s sole responsibility to evaluate and include the cost of complying with all labor compliance requirements under this contract and applicable law in its bid.
Each Bidder shall be a licensed contractor pursuant to the Business and Professions Code and shall be licensed in the following appropriate classification(s) of contractor’s license(s), for the Work Bid upon, and must maintain the license(s) throughout the duration of the Contract: CLASS A General Engineering Classification.
Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 3400(b), if the District may make findings designating certain materials, products, things, or services by specific brand or trade name, if such findings have been made for this Project, the findings and the materials, products, things, or services and their specific brand or trade names will be set forth in the Special Conditions.
The District shall award the Contract for the Project to the lowest responsive, responsible Bidder as on the basis of the base Bid alone by the District. The District reserves the right to reject any or all Bids or to waive any irregularities or informalities in any Bids or in the Bidding process.