NOTICE TO BIDDERS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received by the City Engineer of the City of
Healdsburg at the Administration/Clerks office located at City Hall, 401 Grove Street, Healdsburg,
County of Sonoma, State of California, until the hour of 2:00 p.m., on the 28th day of July, 2020
at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud in the chambers of the City Council,
401 Grove Street, Healdsburg, California, for:
COLLEGE STREET SEWER AND WATER REPLACEMENT PROJECT
During the COVID-19 pandemic City of Healdsburg is committed to public participation in
city government in a manner that is consistent with the guidance provided by the
Sonoma County Public Health Officer. Remote viewing options for the bid opening will be
provided to all plan-holders
Project plans and specifications may only be obtained by contacting the office of the City Engineer
of the City of Healdsburg at (707)431-3346 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and paying a non-
refundable fee of $50.00. Upon receipt of the required fee project plans and specifications will be
shipped and electronically transmitted to the prospective bidder. No in person purchases will
The Engineer’s estimate of cost is $1,858,000.
For technical questions regarding this project, please email the City Project Engineer, Clay
Thistle, at email@example.com
The Work in general consists of replacing sewer mains and laterals, water mains and services, ,
reconstruction of various curb ramps and roadway repaving.
In accordance with California Public Contract Code Section 3400, bidders may propose equals of
products listed in the Special Provisions or project plans by manufacturer name, brand or model
number, unless the Special Provisions or plans specify that the product is necessary to match
others in use. Complete information for products proposed as equals must be submitted to the
City Clerk’s Office for review at least seven (7) working days before the time specified for bid
opening in accordance with the bidders instructions contained in the bid package.
In accordance with California Public Contract Code Section 20170, all bids must be presented
under sealed cover and include one of the following forms of bidder’s security: cash, cashier’s
check made payable to the City, certified check made payable to the City, or a bidder’s bond. The
amount of bidder’s security provided must equal at least ten (10) percent of the total of the bid
price for the base bid and the additive or deductive items listed in this notice. The successful
bidder must submit to the City complete, executed copies of all required documents within ten
(10) working days of receiving written notice of award of the project. Bidder’s security of any
successful bidder that fails to do so will be forfeited to the City. Such required documents include,
but are not limited to, a payment or labor and materials bond in an amount of at least 100 percent
of the amount payable by the terms of the project contract and that satisfies the requirements of
California Civil Code Section 9554, and a performance bond in an amount of at least 100 percent
of the amount payable by the terms of the contract. All project bonds must be executed by an
admitted surety insurer in accordance with applicable law and acceptable to the City.
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 1720 et seq. of the Labor Code of California, the Director of
Industrial Relations for the State of California has ascertained the current general prevailing rate
of wages for employer purposes, in Sonoma County, State of California. Not less than the general
prevailing rate of per diem wages for work of a similar character in Sonoma County and not less
than the general prevailing rate of per diem wages for holiday work fixed as provided in the
California Labor Code must be paid to all workers engaged in performing the project.
In accordance with the California Labor Code Section 1773.2, copies of the applicable
determinations of the Director are on file in the City of Healdsburg City Engineer's Office and may
be reviewed upon request.
Due to COVID-19 and the County Shelter-in-Place Order NO pre-bid meeting is scheduled for
In accordance with California Public Contract Code Section 3300, a valid class A California
contractor’s license is required to bid on the project.
In accordance with California Public Contract Code Section 22300, except where prohibited by
federal regulations or policies, the successful bidder may, on request and at its expense,
substitute securities in lieu of amounts withheld by the City from progress payments to ensure
performance under the contract in accordance with the contract documents.
The City of Healdsburg reserves the right to postpone the date and time for the opening of
proposals at any time prior to the date and time announced in the advertisement in accordance
with applicable law.
The City of Healdsburg reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to waive any defects or
irregularity in bidding in accordance with applicable law. In accordance with California Public
Contract Code Section 20103.8, if the City elects to award a contract for performance of the
project, the contract will be awarded in accordance with California Public Contract Code Section
20162 and other applicable law to the responsible bidder submitting a responsive bid with the
lowest total bid price for the base bid without consideration of the bid price for any additive or
deductive items. All bids will remain valid for 90 days after the bid opening. Except as permitted
by law and subject to all applicable remedies, including forfeiture of bidder’s security, bidders may
not withdraw their bid during the 90-day period after the bid opening.
By order of the City Council of the City of Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California.
PUBLISH: July 4th, 2020 and July 9th, 2020
/s/ Tyler Kettmann Date 7/1/2020
Central Services Manager