SECTION 00020 - NOTICE INVITING BIDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids are invited by the City of Stockton, California to provide all
labor, materials, equipment, and perform all work necessary for the Abandonment of Water Well Nos. 1, 9,
11 and 16 and in accordance with the plans and specifications for Project Number M18004.
The work includes: Demolition and abandonment of water wells at four locations in Stockton
California; Well No.1 - 7602 Brentwood Drive, Well No.9 - 435 Don Carlos Avenue, Well No.11 - 7235
Inglewood Avenue, and Well No.16 - 9419 Lower Sacramento Road.
The work shall be performed in accordance with the intent of the Contract Documents, including as
stated in the Contract and the Technical and Special Provisions, excluding only the work indicated or
specified to be provided by the City or others under separate contract or other arrangement. In the event
of a conflict between the Project Specifications and the City of Stockton Standard Specifications and Plans,
the Project Specifications shall take precedence.
The project specifications and plans can be downloaded from the City of Stockton’s website at
official bid documents including plans, specifications, and a plan holder number, must be obtained from
ARC Document Solutions in order to bid this project. The completed official sealed bid packet, including
the plan holder number, must be delivered to the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 425 North El Dorado
Street, Stockton, California 95202, up to, but not later than 2:00 p.m., on Thursday , February 27, 2020.
A non-mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, February 13, 2020 at
the City of Stockton, Department of Municipal Utilities, Regional Wastewater Control Facility (RWCF),
2500 Navy Drive, Stockton, California 95206.
Prospective bidders shall monitor City’s website/bid flash for any project addenda or updates.
As prescribed in the Instructions to Bidders for this project, a bid guaranty in an amount not less
than ten percent [10%] of the total base bid price, plus additives, if any, and conforming to the prescribed
bidding procedures is required to be submitted with each bid, as a guaranty to be forfeited should the bidder,
if awarded the Contract, fail to enter into the same, or fails to furnish in a timely manner the bonds and/or
proof of insurance. Each bid shall also be accompanied by the Non-Collusion Declaration, and all of the
other required documents and information furnished in the official bidding documents. Each bid shall be
enclosed in a sealed envelope clearly marked "BID" and shall indicate the project name, project number,
bid opening date, and contractor's name and address. Bidders and the public are invited to be present at
the public opening and declaration of said bids. Official bid documents received after the designated time
will not be accepted. No bidder may withdraw its bid for a period of sixty (60) days after the date set for the
opening of bids.
The project is to be substantially completed within one hundred eighty (180) consecutive calendar
days from the date specified in the Notice to Proceed, and final completion will be achieved thirty (30)
consecutive calendar days thereafter. Time for commencement and completion of the work is
consequential, and time is to be of the essence of the Contract.
All bidders shall be licensed under the provisions of Chapter 9, Division 3 of the Business and
Professions Code of the State of California. The Contractor shall possess a valid Class " license at the time
the bid is submitted and retain the license through the duration of the project. Failure to possess the
specified license shall render the bid as non-responsive. The successful Contractor shall obtain a City of
Stockton business license prior to contract execution and retain the license through the duration of the
All bidders must comply with the State of California Contractor Registration Requirements, which
states all Contractors or subcontractors 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 Labor Code Section 1725.5.
In compliance with Senate Bill 854 and the California Labor Code, all bidders shall include with
their bid proof of registration from the Department of Industrial Relations that includes the contractor’s legal
name, registration number, license type/number, registration date and expiration date, for every contractor
and subcontractor, regardless of tier. Submittal of subcontractor’s registration information regardless of tier
is due no later than four business days after bid opening.
Notice Inviting Bids
The general prevailing rate of wages for each craft or type of worker or mechanic needed to perform
the Contract is on file with the City of Stockton. Bidders are hereby notified that the successful bidder and
any subcontractor under that contract shall pay prevailing wage rates in performing the Contract.
This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial
Relations. Contractors must submit their certified payroll records directly to the Division of Labor Standards
Enforcement Compliance Monitoring Unit, as well as the City of Stockton.
Pursuant to Stockton Municipal Code Section 3.68.090 preference shall be given to the purchase
of supplies, materials, equipment, and contractual services from local merchants, quality and price being
equal. Local merchants who have a physical business location within the boundaries of San Joaquin
County, and who have applied for and paid a business license tax and registration fee pursuant to Stockton
Municipal Code Title 5, Chapter 5.08, License Taxes, shall be granted two (2) percent bid preference. Local
merchants who have a physical business location within the boundaries of the City of Stockton Municipal
Code Title 5, Chapter 5.08, License Taxes, shall be granted five (5) percent bid preference. This section
is intended to provide preference in the award of certain City contracts in order to encourage businesses
to move into and expand within the City.
For projects valued at $100,000 and above, pursuant to Stockton Municipal Code Section 3.68.095
the contractor and all subcontractors shall make a good faith effort to employ at least 50% of the workforce
on this project from local residents, as measured by total labor work hours. Failure of any contractor or
subcontractor to comply with these requirements shall be deemed a material breach of the contract or
subcontract. Contractors and subcontractors shall maintain records necessary for monitoring their
compliance with Section 3.68.095.
For projects valued at $1,000,000 and above, pursuant to the implementation of the Community
Workforce and Training Agreement (CWTA) adopted by the City Council on July 26, 2016, the successful
bidder shall be required to comply with the provisions of the CWTA.
If the Contract is to be awarded, the Contract will be awarded to the lowest responsive, responsible
bidder as defined in the Stockton Municipal Code; provided, however, the City Council reserves the right to
reject any and all bids, and to re-advertise for bids or to provide for the work to be done by the City of
Stockton's internal work force.
The successful bidder shall be required to furnish a Labor and Materials Bond and a Faithful
Performance Bond, each in the sum of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract bid price. Said bonds
shall be furnished by a company authorized to issue surety bonds in the State of California, on official forms
furnished by the City, and said bonds shall be executed by the surety and contractor before or concurrently
with the signing of the Contract. The acceptable surety will meet the minimum standard as set forth in the
For information on technical data, contact Amin kazemi, Municipal Utilities Department, (209) 937-
8716, e-mail: email@example.com. For information regarding the cost for the reproduction of the
official bid package or to obtain a plan holders list, please contact ARC Document Solutions at 1421 N. El
Dorado Street, Stockton, CA 95202, (209) 464-8724 or visit their plan room at https://order.e-
ELIZA R. GARZA, CMC
CITY OF STOCKTON
Notice Inviting Bids