City of Ventura - 2019-035 Street Resurfacing - Johnson Dr., Telephone to Bristol
Bid Date9/3/20 2:00 pm
Company & Contacts
City of Ventura
Rita Ponce 805-654-7746
NOTICE INVITING BIDS
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the City of San
Buenaventura, California, at the office of the City Clerk in the City Hall, 501 Poli Street
(Post Office Box 99), Ventura, California, or at the bid opening location in the parking lot
behind City Hall between 1:30 pm and 2:00 p.m., on Thursday the 3rd day of
September, 2020, at which time they will be publicly opened and read for Street
Resurfacing – Johnsons Drive, Telephone to Bristol which consists of street resurfacing
and appurtenant work as shown on the plans with Drawing No. 2019-D-035. The
Engineer’s Estimate of cost is $1,836,540. The said work shall be performed in strict
conformity with specifications therefore being Specification No. 2019-035.
Persons delivering bids shall do so wearing personal protective equipment such as
gloves and masks. Persons choosing to stay and witness the opening shall wear
protective face coverings and maintain social distancing in accordance with the Ventura
County Public Health Officer’s orders.
Plans and Specifications can be purchased in hardcopy format, electronic medium
format (CD), and/or electronic download from the World Wide Web starting on August
20, 2020. Plans and Specifications can be reviewed and purchased on the WorldWide
Web through CyberCopy at www.cybercopyusa.com. The cost to download plans and
specifications electronically from the website is $30. The cost to purchase the plans
and specifications in a hardcopy format is $65 and $35 for electronic medium format
(CD). Hardcopies and electronic medium format (CD) of the Plans and Specifications
can be obtained by contacting CyberCopy’s offices. Hardcopy formats and electronic
medium format (CD) can be mailed by CyberCopy to the prospective bidders ($25 for
shipping and handling). Please contact CyberCopy at (805) 642-3292 or (805) 381-
9111 for additional information. The cost to obtain plans and specifications in any
specified format herein is non-refundable.
Each bidder must be on the City’s Plan Holder List of Record. A bid received by a
Contractor who is not a “Plan Holder of Record” may be deemed non-responsive. A
“Plan Holder of Record” is one who has purchased a set of plans and specifications
through CyberCopy or the City.
Each bid shall be accompanied by a certified or cashier’s check payable to the order of
the City, or by a bid bond executed by a corporate surety authorized to do business in
the State of California in the sum of not less than 10% of the total amount of the bid, as
a guarantee that the bidder will enter into the proposed contract if it be awarded him.
Bid documents shall be enclosed in an envelope which shall be sealed and clearly
labeled with the project title, name of bidder, and date and time of bid opening in order
to guard against premature opening of the bid.
The bidder to whom the contract is awarded by the City shall execute the contract and
furnish a surety bond in the amount of 100% of the contract price guaranteeing the
faithful performance of the contract and it shall remain in force for a period of one year
after final acceptance. An additional bond for 100% of the contract price shall be
furnished to secure the payment of claims for labor and materials furnished for the work.
This project requires payment of State prevailing rates of wages for Ventura County.
The contractor shall post copies of the prevailing schedule at each job site. Copies of
these rates of wages are available from the State of California Department of Industrial
Relations Prevailing Wage Unit. The website for this agency is located at
This project is subject to prevailing wage compliance monitoring and enforcement by
the Department of Industrial Relations. No contractor or subcontractor may be listed on
the bid proposal unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations, pursuant
to Labor Code Section 1725.5. No bid will be accepted from a Contractor without proof
of the Contractor’s and subcontractor’s current registration.
The contractor to whom the contract is awarded shall assist in locating, qualifying, hiring
and increasing the skills of minority group employees and applicants for employment, as
set forth in Executive Order 11246 and 11375.
All bids are to be compared on the basis of the Engineer’s estimate of the quantities of
work to be done.
No bid will be accepted from a contractor who is not licensed in accordance with the
provisions of Chapter 9, Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code. Contractor’s
license classification required for this project is “Class A”.
A bidder will be considered “experienced” and responsible if the prime contractor
(bidder) meets licensing requirements and has been in business for at least five (5)
years (either current business name or if the proposed project manager for the bidder
has applicable experience with others) providing comparable street resurfacing project,
including successfully completing a minimum of two previous project similar in scope
and scale to this project. The two similar projects shall specifically include asphalt
rubber hot mix pavement, each valued at $800,000 or more for each project. These
projects must have been performed in existing/developed commercial, industrial, or
residential streets. Each of these projects used as a reference shall include the agency
or client name and the name and phone number of the project engineer. The City WILL
reject any bid not meeting all of these qualifications.
The bidder (General Contractor) must perform contract work amounting to at least 50
percent of the Contract Price not including costs associated with the following
designated specialty items in accordance with Section 3-2 of the Standard Specification
for Public Work Construction, 2018 edition:
No designated subcontract specialty items
Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 3400(b), the City has made a finding that
designates certain materials, products, things or services by specific brand or trade
name for statutorily enumerated purposes. As required by Section 3400(b), the City has
made such findings as further described in Section 4-1.6 of the Special Provisions to the
Standard Specifications. The materials, products, things, or services specified by brand
or trade names that must be used for the Project are listed in various sections of the
Technical Specifications. Pursuant to 3400©, City’s allowance or acceptance of a
substitution for an “equal” item is not applicable where indicated in the specifications in
order to match other products in use on a particular public improvement either
completed or in the course of completion.
The City reserves the right to retain all bids for a period of 60 days for examination and
comparison, and to delete any portion of the work from the contract. The City reserves
the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality in such bids.
Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 7201, five percent (5%) will be deducted from
each progress payment and retained by the City and the remainder less the amount of
all previous payments will be paid to the Contractor.
Pursuant to Public Contract Code (“PCC”) § 22300, the Contractor may substitute
securities for retention monies held by the City or request that the City place such
monies into an escrow account. The Contractor is notified, pursuant to PCC § 22300,
any such election will be at the Contractor’s own expense and will include costs incurred
by the City to accommodate the Contractor’s request. City and Contractor agree to
utilize the approved as to form escrow agreement prepared by the City which is
substantially similar to the form within the PCC. A copy may be examined if requested.
Contact Alejandro Puga, Project Engineer at (805) 654-7764 for technical questions or
Rita Ponce at (805) 654-7746 to request plans and specifications.