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Bid Title: W-253 Cajalco Switchgear Replacement
Category: Engineering
Status: Open

Riverside, California

For the Construction of

The Western Municipal Water District (“District”) will receive sealed bids plainly marked on the 
CAJALCO  INTAKE  PLANT,  SPECIFICATION  W-253  project  (“Project”)  from  qualified Bidders  to  
be  mailed  and  received  at  14205  Meridian  Parkway,  Riverside,  CA  no  later  than March 4, 
2021 at 2:00 PM at which time or thereafter, said Bids will be opened and read aloud through a 
public Zoom meeting for all bidders to call into. Information on Zoom meeting will be sent to all 
registered “Plan Holders” listed on PlanetBids for this Project at least 72 hours prior to the Bid 
submission deadline.

Due to COVID-19 precautionary measures, the District has closed public access to the District’s 
building. As such, Bids must be submitted via mail ONLY. Bids submitted by any other method will  
not  be  accepted  or  opened.   It  is  the  Bidder’s  sole  responsibility  to  ensure  that  
their  Bid arrives on time prior to the Bid submission deadline.

Bids received after this time will be returned unopened.  Bids must be submitted on the District’s 
Bid Forms. Electronically submitted bids will not be allowed. Bids shall be valid for ninety-five
(95) calendar days after the Bid opening date.
The Engineer’s opinion of probable cost is $5.50M

Copies  of  the  Contract  Documents  may  be  obtained  by  registered  vendors  from  Western’s 
PlanetBids site at:

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Registered vendors may electronically download Contract Documents for no cost. District will not  
provide  paper  copies.  All  bidders  shall  register  as  a  “Plan  Holder”  by  downloading  the 
Contract  Documents  from  PlanetBids.      The  “Plan  Holder  List”  will  be  posted  on  
Western’s PlanetBids  site.  Only  registered  Plan  Holders  will  be  notified  of  addenda  to  
the  Contract Documents. The District may also make unofficial copies of the Contract Documents 
for review at one or more plan rooms.

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 NON-MANDATORY Pre-Bid Site Walk will be held at the Cajalco Intake Plant located at Western’s  
Operations  Center  (16451  El  Sobrante  Rd.  Riverside,  CA  92503)  on  the  following date(s) 
and time(s): February 17, 2021 at 11:00 AM.

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 are on file 
and  will  be  made  available  to  any  interested  party  upon  request  at  WESTERN  MUNICIPAL 
WATER  DISTRICT  or  online  at    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.     Notwithstanding  
the  foregoing,  the contractor registration requirements mandated by Labor Code Sections 1725.5 
and 1771.1 shall not  apply  to  work  performed  on  a  public  works  project  that  is  exempt  
pursuant  to  the  small project exemption specified in Labor Code Sections 1725.5 and 1771.1.

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: 

Notice Inviting Bids W-253 -- Page 2 of 4

Version 3.2 – Issued 02-03-21

Notice Inviting Bids W-253 -- Page 3 of 4
Version 3.2 – Issued 02-03-21
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 

For further information, contact Kenneth Creager, P.E., Lee + Ro at and 
copy Douglas McCartney, P.E., WMWD at with any questions no
later than 5:00 P.M. on  February 25, 2021.

Publication Date/Time:
2/9/2021 5:00 PM
Closing Date/Time:
Open Until Contracted
Contact Person:
For further information, contact Kenneth Creager, P.E., Lee + Ro at and copy Douglas McCartney, P.E., WMWD at with any questions no later than 5:00 P.M. on February 25, 2021.
Plan & Spec Available:
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