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22-06, STAR Aquifer Storage and Recovery Wells Project
Notice is hereby given that:
A-1. Sealed bids for the construction of four aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) wells, plus the potential to construct up to four additional ASR wells, that will accept an injection flowrate of approximately 1,500 gallons per minute (gpm) in each ASR well (“Project”), including all other work in accordance with the District’s Specification No. 22-06, will be received by Westlands Water District by mail or in-person submittal until 5:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time, December 13, 2022. The submitted bids will be publicly opened in person on December 14, 2022, 3:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
A-2. The District reserves the right, after opening bids, to reject all bids, which may or may not include rebidding the work, and to waive any immaterial irregularity in any bid. With the Engineer’s recommendation, the General Manager may award the Contract to the lowest responsive, responsible Bidder. Bids will be compared on the basis of the Engineer’s estimate of the quantities of the several items of work shown in the Bidding Schedules.
A-3. Bidders are required to attend a mandatory pre-bid conference with District personnel to familiarize themselves with existing conditions and clarify any Specification details. Bidders are to meet at Westlands Water District Tranquillity Field Office, 32650 W. Adams Ave, Tranquillity, CA 93668 at 10:00am on November 30, 2022, and from there, bidders will be escorted to the job site. Attendance for the duration of the meeting and site visit is mandatory, and each Bidder shall be required to sign in at the pre-bid conference and to certify on its Bid Documents that the Bidder attended the entirety of the conference. Failure to attend the pre-bid conference waives the right to submit a bid. During the site walk, the following procedures will be in place in order to comply with the California department of Public Health – Beyond the Blueprint effective February 7, 2022:
A-3.1 All attendees will be required to sign in.
A-3.2 All attendees will be required to confirm (1) they do not have, and for the prior 48 hours have not had a fever, chills, symptoms of respiratory illness, or any other symptoms of COVD-19, (2) within the prior 48 hours they have not come in contact with someone they know to have symptoms of COVID-19, and (3) within the prior two weeks, they have not been to a gathering or event where someone who attended is known to have tested positive for COVID-19. Any person who cannot provide all of these confirmations will not be allowed to attend the pre-bid conference or site visit.
A-3.3 Face masks are strongly recommended, regardless of vaccination status, and observe social distancing to the extent possible.
It is the responsibility of the Bidder to ensure that its representative at the site walk can meet all of the requirements in A-3.1-A-3.3. Bidders are required to certify in their Bid Documents that the Bidder attended the entirety of the pre-bid conference and site walk. Failure to attend all portions of the pre-bid conference waives the right to submit a bid.
A-4. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope addressed to the District and labeled with the name and address of the Bidder and the name of the Project. No bid will be accepted which is not on the bid form included in the Bid Documents. No bid will be accepted from a bidder who is not licensed in accordance with the California Contractors License Law (California Business and Professions Code Sections 7000 et seq.). The successful Bidder will be required to possess a current and valid California Contractor’s License of the following class: C-57. No bid will be accepted from a Bidder who is not registered with the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) as required by Labor Code section 1725.5.
A-5. Each bid must be accompanied by Bid Security in the amount of not less than Ten Percent(10%) of the Total Bid Amount, in the form of a certified check, a cashier’s check, a bidder’s bond issued by a corporate surety acceptable to the District, or cash, as a guaranty that the Bidder will, if an award is made to it in accordance with the terms of its bid, promptly secure the required insurance, payment bond, and performance bond, and execute an Agreement in the required form. A bid may be withdrawn prior to bid opening, but a Bidder may not withdraw its bid for a period of 45 days after the date and time set for the opening thereof without forfeiting its Bid Security.
A-6. The Project is a public works project within the requirements of Division 2, Part 7,Chapter 1 of the California Labor Code, and, as a result, the Contractor must pay prevailing wages under Labor Code Section 1771. In accordance with the provisions of Sections 1770 through 1773.5 of the California Labor Code, the Director of DIR has determined the general prevailing rates of wages and employer payments for workmen needed to perform the Contract. Said rates are on file at the District Office, are incorporated herein by reference, and will be made available to any interested party on request.
A-7. Pursuant to Public Contract Code section 22300, securities may be substituted for any money to be withheld by the District from the Contractor to ensure performance under the Contract. At the request and expense of the Contractor, eligible securities equivalent to the amount to be withheld shall be deposited with the District Treasurer or a state or federally chartered bank as the escrow agent. Such securities shall be delivered to the Contractor only upon satisfactory completion of the Contract. The Contractor shall be the beneficial owner of any securities substituted for moneys withheld and shall receive any interest thereon.
A-8. The Bid Documents shall consist of this Notice Inviting Bids, together with the Instructions to Bidders, Bid, Bidding Schedule(s), Agreement, Specifications, and the Drawings listed therein, and any addenda that may be issued by the District prior to the time set for the opening of bids.
Due to ongoing concerns related to the Coronavirus, printed Bid Documents will not be available at the office of Westlands Water District, 3130 N. Fresno Street, Fresno, California.
The Bid Documents will be available electronically for bidders to download and use for bidding purposes. Bid Documents are currently available at the District’s website under the Notices section.
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