CITY OF PALM SPRINGS
NOTICE INVITING BIDS
TAHQUITZ CANYON WAY AND CIVIC DRIVE
TRAFFIC SIGNAL INSTALLATION
CITY PROJECT NO. 15-21
N-1 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids for the Tahquitz Canyon Way and
Civic Drive Traffic Signal Installation, City Project No. 15-21, will be received by the
Office of the Procurement and Contracting Manager of the City of Palm Springs, California,
until 3:00 P.M. on March 17, 2020, at which time they will be opened and read aloud. The
Engineer’s estimate is $350,000-$550,000.
N-2 DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK: The Work comprises installation of a new traffic
signal and electrical system complete, with associated improvements at the intersection of
Tahquitz Canyon Way and Civic Drive; traffic striping and signage; removal and repair of
existing improvements affected by construction; reconstruction/relocation of existing
median island improvements, including curbs, landscaping, irrigation, and electrical system
as necessary to extend and lengthen the existing left-turn pockets; asphalt concrete paving;
construction of various concrete improvements including curb and gutter, curb ramps and
spandrels; and all appurtenant work.
The Contractor will be issued two notices to proceed (NTP): the first notice will allow the
contractor to pothole for pole foundation locations, note any possibly utility conflicts, and
ordering poles, the second notice will be issued for construction once a set date for pole
arrival has been established by the Contractor.
The first NTP will give the contractor 15 Working Days to do the necessary potholing and
to place the pole order. The work shall be diligently prosecuted to completion after the
second NTP is issued and before the expiration of: 35 Working Days.
N-3 AWARD OF CONTRACT:
a) The City reserves the right after opening bids to reject any or all bids, to waive any
informality (non-responsiveness) in a bid, or to make award to the lowest responsive,
responsible bidder, on the basis of the base lump sum Bid Schedule, and reject all other
bids, as it may best serve the interest of the City. If there are multiple and/or alternative
Bid Schedules, Bidders are required to complete and submit a bid on all Bid Schedules.
b) As a condition of award, the successful bidder will be required to submit payment
and performance bonds and insurance.
c) As a condition of award or after April 1, 2015, the contractor and any subcontractor
listed on the bid must be registered with the Department of Industrial Relations
pursuant to Section 1725.5 of the California Labor Code.
N-4 BID SECURITY: each bid shall be accompanied by a certified or cashier's check or
Bid Bond in the amount of 10 percent of the total bid price payable to the City of Palm
N-5 BIDS TO REMAIN OPEN: The Bidder shall guarantee the Total Bid Price for a period
of 120 calendar days from the date of bid opening.
N-6 CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE CLASSIFICATION: The Contractor shall possess a
valid Class A or C-10 Contractor license at the time of submitting bids.
N-7 CALIFORNIA WAGE RATE REQUIREMENTS: The Contractor shall pay the
general prevailing rate of per diem wages as determined by the Director of the Department
of Industrial Relations of the State of California for the locality where the work is to be
performed. All contractors and subcontractors must furnish electronic certified payroll
records directly to the Labor Commissioner (via the Division of Labor Standards
Enforcement) as further described in Article 5 of the Construction Contract (Mutual
A copy of said wage rates is available on-line at:
The Contractor and any subcontractors shall pay not less than said specified rates and shall
post a copy of said wage rates and other notices prescribed by regulation at the project site.
N-8 RETAINAGE FROM PAYMENTS: The Contractor may elect to receive 100 percent
of payments due under the Contract Documents from time to time, without retention of any
portion of the payment by the City, by depositing securities of equivalent value with the City
in accordance with the provisions of Section 22300 of the Public Contract Code.
N-9 OBTAINING OR INSPECTING CONTRACT DOCUMENTS:
a) Contract Documents may be inspected without charge at the City of Palm Springs
Engineering Services Department, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs,
b) A digital copy of said Contract Documents is available without charge on-line at:
c) Registration as a Bidder: If you are interested in submitting a bid, Bidders shall
contact the Engineering Services Department by e-mail at
email@example.com, or by phone at (760) 323-8253, ext. 8737, to officially
register as a Bidder for this project with your company name, address, phone, fax,
contact person and e-mail address. Bidders are encouraged to register to ensure
receipt of any Addenda issued by the City.
d) This Notice Inviting Bids, the Plan Holders List, and other related information for this
project can be found on-line at the City’s webpage at:
e) All questions about the meaning or intent of the Bid Documents are to be directed to
the City Engineer. Questions shall be submitted in writing to: City of Palm Springs
Engineering Services Department, by fax to (760) 322-8325, or by e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions must be submitted in writing by 3:00 pm
Tuesday March 10, 2020. Questions submitted after March 10, 2020 will not be
N-10 LOCAL BUSINESS PROMOTION – In accordance with the provisions of Palm
Springs Ordinance No. 1756, and Section 7.09.030 of the Palm Springs Municipal Code,
“Local Business Preference Program”, subsection (5) “Local Preference in Public Works
Contracts (Sub-Contracting)”, the prime contractor shall use good faith efforts to sub-
contract the supply of materials and equipment to local business enterprises and to sub-
contract services to businesses whose work force resides within the Coachella Valley.
N-11 PUBLIC INTEGRITY DISCLOSURE FORM – The City of Palm Springs Public
Integrity Ordinance advances transparency in municipal government and assists public
officials in avoiding conflicts of interest. The City’s Public Integrity Ordinance, codified in
Chapter 2.60 of the municipal code, reflects the City’s interest in ensuring that companies
(and other legal entities that are not natural people) doing business in the community are
transparent and make disclosure as to their ownership and management, and further that
those companies disclose the identity of any person, with an beneficial ownership interest
of five percent (5%) or more.
a) You must file this form with your bid.
b) The names of all natural persons who are officers, directors, members, managers,
trustees, and other fiduciaries serving trusts or other types of organizations
(attorneys, accountants, etc.). You must make these disclosures in relation to the
applicant entity, and also in relation to any related entity that owns a part of, or
makes a profit based upon the business of the applicant entity. Disclosures may
include parent, subsidiary or affiliated entities of the applicant entity; if any entity
that is not a natural person serves the applicant entity (e.g., as a member of an
applicant LLC), then all officers, directors, members, managers, trustees, etc., of
the second entity must be disclosed).
c) The names of persons owning a beneficial interest of five percent (5%) or more in
your entity, Owners/investors who have such an interest hold either investment
power or voting power, i.e., they can (i) sell or transfer their interest, or (i) vote their
interest in management decisions.
N-12 ADDRESS AND MARKING OF BIDS: The envelope enclosing the Bid shall be
sealed and addressed to the City of Palm Springs, and shall be delivered or mailed to the
Procurement and Contracting Division, City of Palm Springs, 3200 East Tahquitz
Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262. The envelope shall be plainly marked in the upper
left hand corner with the name and address of the Bidder and shall bear the words “Bid For”
followed by the title of the Project and the date and hour of opening Bids. The certified or
cashier's check or Bid Bond shall be enclosed in the same envelope with the Bid.
Marcus L. Fuller, P.E., P.L.S.
Assistant City Manager/City Engineer
Civil Engineer C 57271