Somis Elementary School - Kinder Play Area Extension



Bidding Closed

Prebid Date1/11/24 10:00am

Bid Date2/1/24 10:00am

Company & Contacts

Somis Union School District


5268 North Street Somis, CA 93066


Notice is hereby given that the governing board (“Board”) of the Somis Union School District (“District”) will receive sealed bids for the following project, Kinder Play Area Extension, with an estimated construction cost of $250 thousand dollars.

To bid on this Project, the Bidder is required to possess a “B” General Building California contractors’ license. The Bidder's license must remain active and in good standing throughout the term of the Contract. To bid on this Project, the Bidder is required to be registered as a public works contractor with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to the Labor Code. The Bidder’s registration must remain active throughout the term of the Contract.

Contract Documents will be available on or after Friday, December 15, 2023, at

Electronic Bid Proposals will be received until 10:00 am on Thursday, February 1, 2024. All Bid Proposals must be submitted electronically through the District’s Secure Bids Portal located at the following link:, at or after which time the bids will be opened and publicly read aloud. Any bid that is submitted after this time shall be nonresponsive and returned to the bidder. Any claim by a bidder of error in its bid must be made in compliance with section 5100 et seq. of the Public Contract Code.

Pursuant to Public Contract Code section 20111.5, only prequalified bidders will be eligible to submit a bid for this Project. Any bid submitted by a bidder who is not prequalified shall be non-responsive and returned unopened to the bidder. Prequalification applications must be submitted no later than 5 business days before the scheduled bid opening date and approved no later than 1 business day before bid opening date. For information on the prequalifying process go to the link at Quality Bidders Next, in the drop-down box labeled “District” select our district. Next, go to the far-right column labeled “Actions” and click on “view” to see our project information. If you need assistance go the help desk at: Or call a Support Technician ready to assist you (714) 505-9544, weekdays 9 AM to 5 PM, PST Or Email them at they will respond within one business day. All subcontractors must also be prequalified. It is the responsibility of the bidder to ensure that all subcontractors holding any of the licenses are properly prequalified before submitting a bid. Bids received from companies not on the Quality Bidders prequalified list will not be accepted.

All bids shall be on the form provided by the District. Each bid must conform and be responsive to all pertinent Contract Documents, including, but not limited to, the Instructions to Bidders.

A bid bond by an admitted surety insurer on the form provided by the District, cash, or a cashier's check or a certified check, drawn to the order of the Ventura County Office of Education, in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the total bid price, shall accompany the Bid Form and Proposal, as a guarantee that the Bidder will, within seven (7) calendar days after the date of the Notice of Award, enter into a contract with the District for the performance of the services as stipulated in the bid.

A mandatory pre-bid conference and site visit will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 10:00 am at Somis Elementary School located at 5268 North Street, Somis, CA 93066. All participants are required to sign the meeting sign-in sheet. The site visit is expected to take approximately one hour. Failure to attend or tardiness will render bid ineligible.

The successful Bidder shall be required to furnish a 100% Performance Bond and a 100% Payment Bond if it is awarded the Contract for the Work.

The successful Bidder may substitute securities for any monies withheld by the District to ensure performance under the Contract, in accordance with the provisions of section 22300 of the Public Contract Code.

The Contractor and all Subcontractors under the Contractor shall pay all workers on all work performed pursuant to this Contract not less than the general prevailing rate of per diem wages and the general prevailing rate for holiday and overtime work as determined by the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations, State of California, for the type of work performed and the locality in which the work is to be performed within the boundaries of the District, pursuant to section 1770 et seq. of the California Labor Code. Prevailing wage rates are also available from the District or on the Internet at: <>.

This Project is subject to labor compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1771.4 and subject to the requirements of Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations. The Contractor and all Subcontractors under the Contractor shall furnish electronic certified payroll records directly to the Labor Commissioner weekly and within ten (10) days of any request by the District or the Labor Commissioner. The successful Bidder shall comply with all requirements of Division 2, Part 7, Chapter 1, Articles 1- 5 of the Labor Code.

The District shall award the Contract, if it awards it at all, to the lowest responsive responsible bidder based on the base bid amount only.

The Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids and/or waive any irregularity in any bid received. If the District awards the Contract, the security of unsuccessful bidder(s) shall be returned within sixty (60) days from the time the award is made. Unless otherwise required by law, no bidder may withdraw its bid for ninety (90) days after the date of the bid opening.