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Bid Title: W-240, W-267, W-268 Gilley St., Adams Ave., Dekay Ave. Water Pipeline Replacement
Category: Engineering
Status: Open

Riverside, California

For the Construction of
SPECIFICATION W-240, W-267, W-268

The Western Municipal Water District (“District”) will receive sealed bids plainly marked on the 
-  SPECIFICATION  W-240,  W-267,  W-268  -  DO  NOT  OPEN WITH  REGULAR  MAIL”  for  the  GILLEY  
REPLACEMENT - SPECIFICATION W-240, W-267, W-268 project (“Project”) from qualified Bidders  to  be  
mailed  and  received  at  14205  Meridian  Parkway,  Riverside,  CA  no  later  than THURSDAY MAY 
13, 2021 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 $2,208,000-$2,821,000.

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

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 
available 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  Conference  /  Site  Walk  will  be  held  by  meeting  at  the 
intersection of Baucom Avenue and Adams Avenue, Riverside, CA on the following date(s) and time(s): 
 THURSDAY  APRIL  22,  2021  at  1:00  p.m.  All  participants  must  social  distance  and wear 
face covering/mask. Each and every Bidder SHOULD attend the Pre-Bid Conference / Site Walk. 
Prospective Bidders may not visit the Project Site without making arrangements through the Project 
Manager. Bids WILL 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 are on file 
and  will  be  made  available  to  any interested  party upon  request  at  Employment  
Development Department    –    700    Franklin    Blvd.    #1100    Sacramento,    CA    92582    
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  
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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 Contractor.

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 
on the Total Bid (W-240 + W-267 + W-268 + Additive Bid Schedule).  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.

For     further     information,     contact     Kate     Palmer,     PE,     Dudek     at     
(760)    479-4160 () and cc Doug McCartney, PE, LS, WMWD at  
with any questions no less than five (5) working days prior to the bid opening date.

SPECIAL NOTICE ABOUT COVID-19: By submitting a Bid for this work, Bidder agrees to proceed  with  
the  work  as  proposed  and  to  execute  the  contract  in  the  form  provided.   Any 
conditions, caveats, or force majeure notices submitted with a bid will not be accepted and may 
result in a determination that the bid is non-responsive.  Any such conditions, caveats, or notices 
submitted after award may result in the forfeiture of Bidder’s bid security and award to the next 
lowest  bidder.  Bidders  shall  comply  with  all  governmental  requirements  for  safety during  
the COVID-19  pandemic,  including  but  not  limited  to  orders  and  guidance  of  the  
California Department of Public Health, orders and guidelines of Cal/OSHA, and orders of the public 
health officer of the County of Riverside. The costs of adhering to and complying with such 
COVID-19 safety measures shall be the responsibility of the bidders and shall be included and 
incorporated respective bid amounts.

Publication Date/Time:
5/3/2021 1:40 PM
Closing Date/Time:
Open Until Contracted
Related Documents:

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