City of Oxnard - PW 17-32 Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Installation Project

Project includes furnishing all necessary labor, materials, equipment and other incidental and appurtenant Work to pave the Street.

Status

Accepting Bids

Prebid Date4/14/21 10:00 am

Bid Date5/12/21 2:00 pm

Company & Contacts

City of Oxnard

Renee Hatcher   805.200.5289

Location

Oxnard, CA

NOTICE INVITING BIDS FOR
ADVANCED METERING INFRASTRUCTURE
INSTALLATION PROJECT
SPECIFICATION NO. PW 17-32

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Oxnard, California invites sealed Bids for the
Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Installation Project. The City will receive such Bids at
Oxnard City Hall, 300 West Third Street, Fourth Floor, Oxnard, California 93030, attention: City
Clerk, until 2:00 p.m. on May 12, 2021. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, City Hall is not currently
open to the public. Bidders are strongly encouraged to use the United States Postal Service or
other package delivery service for the delivery of their bid. Hand delivery of bids may only be
made to the back door of the City Hall building. Bidders are to call the phone number on the
back door and a City Clerk staff member will come to the door to receive the bid.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, bids will be held for at least 24 hours at the City Clerk’s office
before opening. There will not be a public bid opening for this Project. Instead, there will be a
teleconference call of the bid opening at 2:00 p.m. on May 14, 2021. The number to join the call
is (617) 675-4444 and the pin number is 947 910 470 5523 #.

SCOPE OF WORK
The 2018 edition of the Standard Specifications for Public Works Construction and the 2019 Errata No. 1 to the Standard Specification for Public Works
Construction 2018 Edition (collectively the “Greenbook”) is incorporated by this reference. As more specifically described in the Contract Documents, the Project includes furnishing all
necessary labor, materials, equipment and other incidental and appurtenant Work to pave the
Street.

OBTAINING BID DOCUMENTS
All Bidders must be plan holders of record to submit a Bid to the City, which entails purchasing copies of all Contract Documents at CyberCopy’s Plan Room,
located at https://www.cybercopyplanroom.com/jobs/public. Printed copies will also be available
at City Hall for the same price.

MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING
A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on April 14, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting will be held through Google Meet video conference by joining meet.google.com/hkc-ndgm-niz. Failure to attend will render the Bidder’s Bid non-responsive.

PREVAILING WAGES
This Project is a “public work” subject to the requirements of Division 2, Part 7, Chapter 1 of the Labor Code and Title 8, Division 1, Chapter 8 of the California Code of Regulations (“CCR”). The Contractor and all Subcontractors shall pay wages in accordance with the determination of the Director of the DIR. Copies of these rates are on file with the Project Coordinator at City Hall and will be made available to any interested party on request. They are also available at http://www.dir.ca.gov/Public-Works/Prevailing-Wage.html. The Contractor shall post a copy of the DIR’s rates at each job site. This Project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the DIR. The Contractor shall furnish certified payroll records directly to the Labor Commissioner. Contractor and all Subcontractors are not qualified to bid on, be listed in a Bid proposal, or engage in the performance of any contract for public work, as defined in Labor Code Sections 1720 through 1861, unless registered and qualified to perform public work pursuant to Labor Code Section 1725.5 at the time of Bid submission.

BONDS
Each Bid must be accompanied by Bid security as described in the Instructions to
Bidders in the Contract Documents. Upon Contract award, the successful Bidder shall provide
both Payment and Performance Bonds—each at 100% of the Contract Price—to the City Clerk
or his or her designee in accordance with Greenbook Section 1-7.2 and the Contract
Documents. The Performance Bond shall include a one-year warranty period. Bonds must be
on the forms in the Contract Documents unless other forms meet all of the City’s requirements
including that the Bond limit be automatically increased if the Contract amount is increased after
execution of the Contract, and the City Attorney at his or her discretion approves the Surety’s
form. Whenever Bonds are submitted for this Project, Bidder must also submit a photocopy of
each Bond.

LICENSES
Each Bidder shall possess a valid Class A Contractor’s license issued by California
Contractors State License Board at the time of Bid submission and a current City business
license at the time of Contract award.

RETENTION
The City shall withhold five percent (5%) of any progress payment as retention.

TRADE NAMES OR EQUALS
Old Castle/Fibrelyte or Armorcast Products are the only brands of meter boxes to be used on this project, Ultrasonic Meters is the only brand of fire line meter assemblies to be used on this project and Bingham and Taylor is the only brand of valve boxes
to be used on this project, in order to match other products in use by the Water Division and no
substitutions shall be accepted. Other than Old Castle/Fibrelyte or Armorcast Products meter
boxes, Ultrasonic Meters fire line meter assemblies and Bingham and Taylor valve boxes,
Contractor may submit requests to substitute an equivalent material, product, thing or service
for a brand or trade name material, product, thing or service must be made by written request
submitted no later than fifteen (15) Calendar Days following the award of Contract. Requests
received after this time shall not be considered. Requests must clearly describe the product for
which approval is requested, including all data necessary to demonstrate acceptability.

LIQUIDATED DAMAGES
Contractor must complete all Work within seven hundred and fifty (750) Working Days of the City’s Notice to Proceed. There will be a $1,000 assessment for each Calendar Day that Work remains incomplete beyond the Project completion deadline.

Inquiries regarding this Notice Inviting bids may be directed to renee.hatcher@oxnard.org.