City of Ventura - 2015-042 - Highway 126 Bike Path Gap Closure
Bid Date11/5/20 2:00pm
Company & Contacts
City of Ventura
Pam Baumgardner 805-654-7870
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, Room 204 (Post
Office Box 99), Ventura, California, before 2:00 p.m., on Thursday the 15th day of
October, 2020, at which time they will be publicly opened and read for Highway 126 Bike
Path Gap Closure which consists of the construction of a concrete bike path, CMU wall,
storm drain improvements, and appurtenant work as shown on the plans with Drawing
No. 2015-0-042. The Engineer’s Estimate of cost is $830,000.
The said work shall be performed in strict conformity with specifications therefore being
Specification No. 2015-042 as adopted by the Council of said City on October 7, 2019,
and now on file in the Office of the City Engineer.
Plans and Specifications can be purchased in hardcopy format, electronic medium
format (CD), and/or electronic download from the World Wide Web starting on October
1, 2020. Plans and Specifications can be reviewed and purchased on the World Wide
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 ($15 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.
This project is funded with Federal funds and therefore all the Federal requirements for
Federal-Aid construction projects shall apply as shown in the Proposal and Append ix 1.
The Bidder shall complete and furnish with its proposal the applicable forms that are
included in the Contract Documents.
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”.
BIDDER PROJECT EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
A bidder will be considered “experienced” and responsible if the prime contractor
(bidder) meets the 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 concrete and masonry
construction/replacements, fence and concrete footings, including successfully
completing a minimum of two previous projects similar in scope and scale to this
project. The two similar projects shall specifically include at least two (2) concrete and
masonry construction/replacement projects, the construction of storm drain systems, the
construction of polyethylene fencing and concrete footings, each valued at $500,000 or
more and each involving the construction of concrete pavement, masonry walls and
footings, chain link fence and footings, and storm drain systems. These projects must
have been performed in existing/developed commercial, industrial or residential streets.
The City WILL reject any bid not meeting all of these qualification requirements.
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 2-3.2 of the Standard
Specification for Public Work Construction, 2018 edition:
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 Contracts 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.