MARIN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
INVITING SEALED PROPOSALS OF BIDS
Notice is hereby given by order of the Marin County Board of Supervisors, that the Director of Public
Works will receive bids for:
MARIN COUNTY JAIL FIRE ALARM SYSTEM REPLACEMENT
6 PETER BEHR DRIVE, SAN RAFAEL CA
County Project No. 41C2110
Bid Opening Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 2:00pm
Zoom Meeting ID:
Meeting ID: 874 9418 3456
Bids must be submitted electronically through Bid Express®, or by submitting sealed paper bids to the
Director of Public Works via the administration desk at 3501 Civic Center Drive, Suite 304, San
Rafael, CA 94903, on or before the date and time noted above, at which time bids will be publicly
opened and read aloud on Zoom; Zoom meeting details noted above.
The Marin County Department of Public Works has transitioned its bidding processes to the Bid
Express® online platform. Bidders can access current solicitations and a how-to guide for first-time
Bid Express users by visiting the County of Marin Bid Express home page
Once registered with Bid Express, bidders will be able to view project solicitations, download bid
documents, see plan holders’ lists and submit requests for information.
Bidders may register for a paper copy of the bid documents and reasonable accommodation for
auxiliary aids by contacting Maja Loncar at email@example.com or by calling (415) 473-2636.
This is a turnkey project that includes, but is not limited to the items described here. See the drawings
and specifications for the full scope of work. The Contractor shall replace the existing Simplex fire
alarm system with a new Notifier NFS2-3030, replace all the existing initiating and notification
devices, and provide all the required equipment, and devices as shown on the contract drawings. The
price shall include any new conduit and wiring, installation, demolition of old equipment and devices,
non-used existing conduit and wiring, engineering, permitting, plan review, all permit, plan review and
inspection fees, field supervision, programming, pre-testing, final testing, profit, and overhead. The
Marin County Jail Onyx Notifier addressable fire alarm system will provide reporting to the Onyx
Notifier system in the adjacent building at 3501 Civic Center Drive.
There is a MANDATORY pre-bid conference scheduled for this project on Tuesday, January 10,
2023 starting at 10:00 am through 11:30 am. The location is 13 Peter Behr Drive, San Rafael, CA.
Please note that the main entrance to the Jail is in the lower parking lot adjacent to the Hall of
Justice, NOT at the top of the hill. Contact Erin Riley for more information,
Mandatory Background Check:
All attendees are required to be cleared prior to entering the Jail, for the Pre-Bid site visit. A clear
image of the driver’s license of each attending individual must be submitted by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Friday, January 6, 2023 for clearance processing. Failure to
do so will exclude un-cleared attendees from entering the facility.
Questions concerning the Bid should be submitted via Bid Express no later than 4:00 p.m. on
Wednesday, January 11, 2023. Inquiries or questions based on alleged patent ambiguity of the plans,
specifications or estimate must be communicated as a bidder inquiry prior to bid opening.
The County of Marin will accept electronic bid submittals through BidExpress, or via paper bid
submittal to Room 304, 3501 Civic Center Drive, on or before January 18, 2023 at 2:00PM, at which
time bids will be publicly opened and read aloud in a Zoom Meeting.
1. The Engineer's estimated cost for the accomplishment of this work is $1,624,825. Bids are required
for the entire work described herein.
2. The Contractor shall possess a valid C-10 License, with experience in the installation of fire
alarm systems providing installation of fire alarm conduit, conductors and devices at time of
3. Bidders are required to complete and submit, at time of bid, a Bidder’s Experience Statement
form to demonstrate that the Contractor has experience delivering projects of similar scope
4. To bid on this Project, the Bidder and all subcontractors are required to be registered as a public
works contractor with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to the Labor Code. The
Bidder’s and all subcontractors’ registration must remain active throughout the term of the
5. A Bid Bond in the amount of 10% of the total bid amount payable to the County of Marin shall
accompany the Proposal.
6. Award of contract, if awarded, will be to the lowest responsible bidder whose proposal complies
with prescribed requirements, and will be within thirty (30) days after receipt of proposals. The
Board of Supervisors of the County of Marin reserves the right to reject any or all bids and the
right to waive any irregularities.
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
7. The provisions of California Public Contract Code 22300, regarding substitution of securities for
monies withheld to ensure performance shall apply to this contract.
8. This project is to be advertised pursuant to Public Contract Code 22037.
9. Questions concerning the Bid should be submitted via Bid Express no later than 4:00 p.m. on
Wednesday, January 11, 2023. Inquiries or questions based on alleged patent ambiguity of the
plans, specifications or estimate must be communicated as a bidder inquiry prior to bid opening.
10. The work shall be performed in accordance with official Drawings, Specifications, and other
Contract Documents prepared in reference thereto which may be obtained from the County of
Marin Bid Express home page at https://www.bidexpress.com/businesses/53528/home, and
selected Bay Area Builder’s Exchanges and trade publications.
11. A contractor or subcontractor shall not be qualified to bid on, be listed in a bid proposal, subject to
the requirements of Section 4104 of the Public Contract Code or engage in the performance of any
contract for public work, as defined in this chapter, unless currently registered and qualified to
perform public work pursuant to Section 1725.5 of the Labor Code. It is not a violation of this
section for an unregistered contractor to submit a bid that is authorized by Section 7029.1 of the
Business and Professions Code or by Section 10164 or 20103.5 of the Public Contract Code,
provided the contractor is registered to perform public work pursuant to Section 1725.5 of the
Labor Code at the time the contract is awarded. This project is subject to compliance monitoring
and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations.
12. This contract is subject to state contract nondiscrimination and compliance requirements pursuant
to Government Code, Section 12990.
13. The County of Marin hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any
contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business and woman owned
business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation
and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color or national origin in
consideration for an award.
14. Pursuant to Section 1773 of the California Labor Code, the general prevailing wage rates for Marin
County where the work is to be done have been determined by the Director of the California
Department of Industrial Relations. These wages are set forth in the General Prevailing Wage
Rates for this project, available at the Department of Public Works. Prevailing Wage rates are also
available at the State of California Division of Labor Statistics and Research website:
Wage and equipment rental rates as determined by the State of California are listed in the
Department of Transportation publications entitled “General Prevailing Wage Rates," issued
monthly, and “Labor Surcharges and Equipment Rental Rates,” issued semi-monthly.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) provides a toll-free “hotline” service to report bid
rigging activities. Bid rigging activities can be reported Mondays through Fridays, between 8:00
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A.M. and 5:00 P.M., eastern time, Telephone No. 1-800-424-9071. Anyone with knowledge of
possible bid, bidder collusion, or other fraudulent activities should use the “hotline” to report these
activities. The “hotline” is part of the DOT’s continuing effort to identify and investigate highway
construction contract fraud and abuse and is operated under the direction of the DOT Inspector
General. All information will be treated confidentially, and caller anonymity will be respected.
The County of Marin is committed to developing and supporting diverse, equitable, and inclusive
values within all aspects of its operations. By conducting business for or with the County, you are
representing your commitment to rejecting inequities in employment, services, and practices by
ensuring fair and equitable treatment for all.
COUNTY OF MARIN
NOTICE TO BIDDERS