INVITATION TO BID
SEALED BIDS will be received until 2:00 O’clock P.M. Pacific Standard Time on Thursday, November 17,
2022, at the Administrative Office for Public Works (located at 345 W. 7th Street, Building A Conference Room,
Merced, California 95341-6041) at which approximate time thereafter they will be publicly opened and their
contents made known.
This Advertisement for bids is for the award of four separate Job Order Contracts (JOCs) and the work
includes repair, alteration, modernization, maintenance, rehabilitation, and demolition work performed on
buildings, offices, facilities, structures, infrastructure, or other real property. A JOC is a competitively bid,
Unit Price, indefinite quantity contract that is awarded to a Prime Contractor. Once awarded, work is accomplished
through the issuance of individual Job Orders. Job Order Contract, JOC- 022, awarded under this solicitation
will each have a Minimum Contract Value of Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($25,000.00) and a
Maximum Contract Value of Two Million Dollars and No Cents ($2,000,000.00). The County has no obligation to
give the Contractor the opportunity to perform Job Orders in excess of the Minimum Contract Value. The County
reserves the right to exercise a bilateral option to increase the Maximum Contract Value to the amount currently
authorized by the California Public Contract Code (approximately Five Million Dollars and No Cents
($5,000,000.00)) during the term of the Contract. The County reserves the right to issue Job Orders totaling less
than the Maximum Contract Value. Each contract will be for a term of twelve (12) months. The selected Contractor
will enter into the Agreement for Special Services contained in these Specifications. The Standard Form of
Agreement Between County/Owner and Contractor, General Conditions, Supplementary Conditions, JOC Special
Conditions and other terms and conditions contained in these Specifications will also govern the selected
Contractor’s performance of work under the County’s JOC Program, except to the extent such terms and conditions
are inconsistent with the Agreement for Special Services.
Bids will be evaluated and entered per the bid Adjustment Factors.
The County anticipates advertising for additional JOC contract(s) in the future.
Drawings, Specifications, and other Documents are on file at the office of Department of Public Works, 345 West 7th
Street, Merced, CA, and at other designated locations, where copies may be examined free of charge. Documents
may be obtained from the Department of Public Works, 345 West 7th Street, Building A, Merced, CA by intending
Bidders for the Contract, who are licensed according to law, free of charge.
A mandatory pre-bid meeting will take place on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 11:00 A.M at the
Administrative Office for Public Works (located at 345 W. 7th Street, Building A Conference Room, Merced,
California.) All Bidders must be in attendance at the Pre-Bid Meeting in order to continue the bidding
process. Prospective bidders for this project MUST attend this pre-bid meeting. Bids will not be accepted
from those that have not attended.
Please RSVP your attendance by sending an email to Dana.Hertfelder@countyofmerced.com
by close of
business day November 9, 2022.
The purpose of the Pre-Bid Meeting is to go over key dates and requirements for the solicitation, discuss
the Job Order Contract (JOC) concept and discuss JOC from a Contractor’s perspective.
The County strongly encourages a responsible managing officer from the Contractor’s office to attend this
Questions from interested prospective bidders will only be accepted by the County in writing via written
correspondence or via Internet electronic mail (preferred) to Michael Stephenson, at the Department of
Public Works offices located at 345 W. 7th Street, Merced, California 95341-6041 or at
, respectively. Neither the County nor its representative will be
responsible for any oral instructions. No interpretations will be issued later than three (3) calendar days
prior to the bid date so that all inquiries can be answered in writing and distributed to all bidders on the
plan-holders list in the form of addenda to the contract in ample time before the bid opening date. The
cutoff for questions from interested prospective bidders is Monday, November 14, 2022 at 3:00 PM.
Bidders shall furnish an initial Payment Bond in the amount of Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars and No
Cents ($250,000.00) and an initial Performance Bond in the amount of Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars
and No Cents ($250,000.00).
Drawings, Specifications and other Documents will be issued only to those Contractors whose valid license allows
them to be the prime Contractor for this project. Others may examine the documents at the office of the
Department of Public Works/Administration Division or at other designated locations.
Bids, in order to receive consideration, shall be made and submitted in accordance with the requirements and
conditions set forth in the Instructions to Bidders and in the aforesaid Drawings, Specifications and other
Documents. Neither partial nor contingent Bids will be considered.
The Bid of any Contractor who has previously violated the terms of the Federal Labor Laws, and who has not been
cleared of such violations, will not be honored. Also, any Sub-Contractor under him under the same circumstance
will not be accepted for this project.
The Contractor shall possess the following licenses and requirements:
JOC – 022: Class A Contractors license is required at the time this contract is to be awarded.
The County selected The Gordian Group’s (Gordian) Job Order Contracting (JOC) Solution (Gordian JOC
SolutionTM) for their JOC program. The Gordian JOC Solution includes Gordian’s proprietary eGordian® JOC
Applications, construction cost data and Construction Task Catalog®, which shall be used by the Contractor solely
for the purpose of fulfilling its obligations under the Contract, including the preparation and submission of Job Order
Proposals, subcontractor lists, and other requirements specified by the County. The Contractor shall be required to
execute Gordian’s JOC System License and Fee Agreement, and pay a 1% JOC System License Fee to obtain
access to the Gordian JOC Solution™.
Pursuant to the provisions set forth in Sections 1770 to 1781, inclusive, and Sections 1810 to 1817, inclusive, of the
Labor Code of the State of California, and local laws thereto applicable, the Board of Supervisors of Merced County,
in the manner required by law, has ascertained the general prevailing Rate of Wages and also the hourly rates for
Saturday, Sunday, Holiday and overtime work, in the locality where this work is to be performed, for each craft,
classification and type of Workman or Mechanic needed to perform the work of this project, has adopted, by
Resolution No. 79-38, and has published this wage scale in accordance with Sections 1773 and 1773.2 of the said
Labor Code, which scale will become a part of the Contract. A copy of this wage scale may also be obtained from
the Office of the County Clerk of Merced County or at the following Web Site: www.dir.ca.gov/dlsr.
Bidders are hereby notified that pursuant to SB854 (Stat. 2014, Chapter 28):
No contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a bid proposal for a public works project unless registered
with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 [with limited exceptions
from this requirement for bid purposes only under Labor Code section 1771.1(a)].
No contractor or subcontractor may be awarded a contract for public work on a public works project
unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5.
This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations.
It shall be mandatory upon the Contractor to whom the Contract is awarded, and upon all Sub-Contractors under
him, to ascertain and pay not less than the latest general prevailing rate of wages and to pay not less than the
general prevailing hourly rates for Saturday, Sunday, Holiday and overtime work for each Workman or Mechanic
employed in the execution of the work of this project.
Contractors may substitute an Escrow Agreement for performance retention in accordance with the State of
California Public Contract Code Section 22300.
Bid Security in the amount of Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($25,000.00) shall accompany the Bid,
in accordance with the provisions set forth in the Instructions to Bidders.
The Board of Supervisors of Merced County reserves the right to reject any or all bids, and to waive any
informalities or irregularities in any Bid or in the Bidding.
By order of the Board of Supervisors of Merced County, Merced, California.
DANA S. HERTFELDER, DIRECTOR
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
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