“Tupman Line 111 Pipeline Replacement Project”

 Job No. 20-1302


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received by WEST KERN WATER DISTRICT (“District”) until 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019, Bids will be received at the offices of the District, 800 Kern Street, Post Office Box 1105, Taft, California, 93268. Representatives of the District will at said time publicly open, examine and declare said bids. The District will compare the relative merit of the respective bids and choose the bid which, in the opinion of the District, will best serve the interest and/or needs of the District. All bids are received under advisement for a period not to exceed 30 days. The District reserves the right to reject any and all bids received, to waive any irregularity, or to award the bid to other than the lowest bidder. Each Bidder must attend a MANDATORY prebidder’s job walk. The Bidders may choose one of two job walks to attend. The first job walk is scheduled for 8:30 am, on Thursday, August 8th, 2019 and the second job walk is scheduled for 8:30 am on Tuesday, August 13th, 2019. All prospective bidders must be represented in order to receive consideration of their bid.


Bidders are further notified that each bid must be made on the proposal form furnished by the District; the bid must be received on or before the date and the hour above-specified for receiving bids or such bids will be rejected. All proposals must be accompanied by cash, cashier’s check, or certified check (payable to the District) for an amount not less than 10 percent of the total proposal(s), or by a bond for said amount and so payable, signed by the bidder and two sureties who must justify before any officer competent to administer an oath in double the said amount and over and above all statutory exemptions, or by a corporate Surety Bond, all to the satisfaction and approval of the District. Proposals must also be accompanied by a current OSHA 300 Log and EMR (Experience Modifier Ratio).


The cash, cashier's check, certified check or Surety Bond of the successful bidder will be forfeited to the District if the successful bidder fails or refuses to enter into the required contract within ten days after written notice that the contract has been awarded to him, her or it for the work.


The successful bidder will be required to furnish a Payment Bond and a Faithful Performance Bond, both of which must be in the amount of 100 percent of the contract price. The successful bidder may elect to deposit securities with the District in lieu of having funds withheld by the District to ensure performance under the bid contract, in accordance with Section 22300 of the California Public Contract Code.


Bids must be based on the payment of not less that the prevailing rate of wages for this locality and project as determined by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to California Labor Code Section 1770 et seq. Copies of the prevailing rates of per diem wages are on file at the District office and will be made available to any interested party on request.



The bidding requirements and the work are fully described in the plans and specifications, which are available for inspection at the District office during normal business hours without charge or as a free download (PDF format only) through the District website at http://www.wkwd.org Plans and specifications may also be obtained from the District at 800 Kern Street, Post Office Box 1105, Taft, California 93268-1105, telephone number (661) 763-3151, upon payment of a $30.00 non-refundable fee if picked up or upon payment of a $35.00 non-refundable fee if mailed.  MAKE ALL CHECKS PAYABLE TO “WEST KERN WATER DISTRICT.”


The successful bidder must be licensed in accordance with the provisions of the Business and Professions Code and shall possess a State Contractor’s License Class “Class “A” (General Engineering Contractor)” at the time of bid submittal. No bid will be accepted from a contractor who is not licensed in accordance with the provisions of the laws of the State of California relating to the licensing of contractors.


Contractors or subcontractors that are not registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 are not qualified to submit a bid for this project and will not be awarded the contract for this project.  Further, no contractor or subcontractor may be listed on the bid proposal for this project unless the contractor or subcontractor is registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5.  This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations.  Each contractor and subcontractor must furnish the records specified in Labor Code Section 1776 directly to the Labor Commissions, in the manner set forth in Labor Code Section 1771.4.  Contractors must all post job site notices, as prescribed by regulation.


DATE OF OWNER’S                                                WEST KERN WATER DISTRICT

AUTHORIZATION                                                           TAFT, CALIFORNIA


07/23/19                                                                    /s/ Greg A. Hammett

                                                                                                   General Manager                                  

Publish:  July 29, 2019



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