NOTICE INVITING REQUEST FOR SEALED PROPOSALS
28TH AVENUE BICYCLE BOULEVARD
CITY PROJECT NO. 465510
CITY OF SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA
1. Sealed bids will be received by the City Council of the City of San Mateo, California, for the
28TH AVENUE BICYCLE BOULEVARD and other work as shown on the Contract
Drawings and as described in this Contract Book and the State of California, Department of
Transportation Standard Specifications and Standard Plans dated 2018, and the Revised
Standard Specifications (RSS) dated April 17, 2020.
2. Sealed proposals shall be delivered to the City Clerk, City Hall, 330 West 20th Avenue, San
Mateo, California 94403, at or before 2:00 p.m., August 20, 2020.
If bidders submit sealed proposals prior to 1:30 pm on the due date, bidders are to place
bids in a box set up outside of City Hall front doors near the Clerk’s Desk. The box will
have a posting with the following:
a. Please place bid in box
b. Call 650-522-7300, Public Works general number, to notify the City of delivery
c. A staff member will come and provide a time-stamped receipt of your submittal and
retrieve the bid from the box
d. Questions should be directed to Bethany Lopez at (650) 522-7300
If bidders submit sealed proposals after 1:30 pm on the due date, staff will be present at the
delivery box to accept bids in person and provide receipts. The formal bid opening will be
held in the City Hall, which has its seats setup with recommended safe distancing.
3. Said City Representative shall report the results of the bidding to the City Council at a later
date, at which time the City Council may award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder
as so reported; or as the City's interest may dictate, City Council may exercise its right to
modify the award or to reject any or all bids.
4. The Contractor’s license required for this contract is Class A. Listed subcontractors shall also
possess the contractor’s license required for each specialty work specified and/or possess a
Class A license. To the extent required by state law, any other contractors or subcontractors
must hold a valid license in the appropriate classification for the work performed. Licenses
must be in good standing at the time the contract is awarded (Public Contract Code section
5. Proposers shall purchase a complete set of plans and specifications and provide contact
information through Barker Blue in order to be eligible to bid on this project. The
Contract Book, plans and proposal forms are available at City of San Mateo – Public Works
Bidding Web Portal. Contractors can also email Barker Blue’s Customer Support Team at
email@example.com or call 650-696-2100 for assistance. Any questions regarding the
contract documents should be directed to Bethany Lopez, Senior Engineer, at (650) 522-7300,
or in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. All bids shall be accompanied by a bid bond, cashier's check, or certified check made payable
to the City of San Mateo in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the aggregate amount
of the bid. Said amount or the proceeds of said bond shall be forfeited to the City if the bidder
depositing same does not, within 8 working days after the bidder has received notice from the
City of San Mateo that the contract has been awarded, sign and return the contract to the City
and furnish the other items required under Section 3, "Contract Award and Execution," of the
7. Proposer is notified that he shall comply with the requirements for Non-Discrimination as set
forth in Section 2, "Bidding,” in the Special Provisions.
8. Addenda issued during the time of bidding shall become a part of the documents furnished
bidders for the preparation of bids, shall be covered in the bids, and shall be made a part of the
Contract. Each bid shall include specific acknowledgement in the space provided of receipt of
all Addenda issued during the bidding period. Failure to so acknowledge may result in the bid
being rejected as not responsive. Failure of any bidder to receive such Addenda shall not be
grounds for non-compliance with the terms of the instructions. It is the responsibility of the
bidder to contact the City to determine the existence of any and all addenda.
9. The time of completion for this contract shall be Fifty (50) working days, beginning from the
date specified in the Notice to Proceed.
10. The right is reserved, as the interest of the City may require, to reject any or all bids, to waive
any informality in bids, or in the case of a single bid being received to extend the acceptance
date by up to thirty (30) days with notice. The City of San Mateo is a charter City and any
contract entered into is subject to the provisions of the City of San Mateo Charter, which may
supersede certain provisions of the Public Contract Code and other provision of state law.
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. 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 20183.5 of the Public Contract Code,
provided the contractor is registered to perform public work pursuant to Section 1725.5 at the
time the contract is awarded. This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement
by the Department of Industrial Relations.
No contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a bid proposal for a public works
project and 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.
As an additional requirement, Assembly Bill 219 adds Section 1720.9 to the Labor
Code. This bill expands the definition of public works under the California Prevailing
Wage Law and is a requirement for this project. For reference, please see:
In general, the prevailing wage scale, as determined by the Director of Industrial Relations of
the State of California, in force on the day this bid was announced or determined by the
administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor, in force on the day
bids are opened, whichever is higher, will be the minimum paid to all craftsmen and laborers
working on this project. In some cases, prevailing wage determinations have either a single
asterisk (*) or double asterisks (**) after the expiration date in effect on the date of
advertisement for bids.
In cases where the prevailing wage determinations have a single asterisk (*) after the expiration
date which are in effect on the date of advertisement for bids, such determinations remain in
effect for the life of the project. Prevailing wage determinations which have double asterisks
(**) after the expiration date indicate that the basic hourly wage rate, overtime, and holiday
pay rates, and employer payments to be paid for work performed after this date have been
predetermined. If work is extended past this date, the new rate must be paid and should be
incorporated in contracts the Contractor enters into.
Pursuant to Section 1773 of the Labor Code, the general prevailing wage rates in the county,
or counties, in which the work is to be done have been determined by the Director of the
California Department of Industrial Relations. The wages as set forth in the General Prevailing
Wage Rates for this project will be posted at the job site. It is understood that it is the
responsibility of the bidder to determine the correct scale. The City will keep a copy of the
wage scale in the City Clerk’s office for the convenience of bidders. The State Prevailing
Wage Rates may also be obtained from the California Department of Industrial Relations
internet website at http://www.dir.ca.gov. Any errors or defects in the materials in the City
Clerk’s office will not excuse a bidder’s failure to comply with actual scale then in force.
12. Said City Representative shall report the results of the bidding to the City Council at a
later date, at which time the City Council may award the contract to the lowest
responsible bidder as so reported; or as City's interest may dictate. The City Council may
exercise its right to modify the award or to reject any or all bids. Any protests to award
of contract shall follow the procedures outlined in City Council Resolution No. 61, dated
June 7, 2004.
13. To ensure performance, City reserves the right to retain five percent (5%) of the contract
price for 35 days after it records the Notice of Completion. However, pursuant to the Public
Contracts Code Section 22300, Contractor may substitute securities for said five percent
(5%) retention or request that City make payments of retentions earned directly to an
escrow agent at Contractor's expense. The provisions of the Public Contracts Code Section
22300 are hereby expressly made a part of the contract.
14. The work performed as part of this contract is subject to the restrictions and requirements
of any and all federal, state and San Mateo County Health Orders (collectively “Health
Orders”) in effect during the contract period, which may be changed by such government
agencies without notice. Bidders are especially referred to San Mateo County Health Order
No. c19-5c (Revised) and its appendices, which establish construction safety protocols for
15. The lowest responsible bidder shall submit all required insurance, bonds and signed
agreements within five (5) days after bid opening.
Dated: July 31, 2020
/S/ JOE GOETHALS, MAYOR