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520 J Street
Los Banos, California 93635

Notice is hereby given that separate sealed bids for the award of contract for the Construction of Well
No. 16 Test Well will be received by the City of Los Banos at the office of the City Clerk until 2:00 p.m.
Pacific Standard Time, October 5, 2021 and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud.

The major work consists of Drilling a test well and collecting zone samples.

The time for completion shall be sixty (60) working days.

The Contract Documents, in their entirety, can be viewed and/or obtained from the City of Los Banos
website at or at the following locations:

Central California Builders Exchange (
Builders Exchange of Stockton (
Valley Builders Exchange, Inc. (
Builders Exchange of Santa Clara County (
Dodge Data & Analytics (

A payment bond prepared and executed in accordance with California Civil Code Section 9550 and a
bond for faithful performance of the contract will be required of the successful bidder who is awarded
the contract.

The successful bidder must comply with the latest general prevailing rate of per diem wages as determined
by the Director of Industrial Relations, State of California, Department of Industrial Relations and is to be
paid to the various craftsmen and laborers required to construct said improvements and is made a part of
the specifications and contract for said work to which reference is hereby made for further particulars.

No contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a bid proposal or awarded a contract for public work on a
public works project unless 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. Contractor registration information can be found at:

Each bid shall be accompanied by cashier’s or certified check or by a bidder’s bond, made payable to the
City of Los Banos and executed by a corporate surety licensed to issue surety bonds in the State of
California, for an amount equal to at least ten percent (10%) of the amount of said bid and no bid shall be
considered unless such cashier’s or certified check or bidder’s bond is enclosed therewith.

The successful bidder of this project shall have the following current and active California State Contractor’s
License at the time of the submission of the bid and throughout the duration of the contract: Class 57.

Prospective bidders are required to attend a mandatory pre-bid meeting on September 15, 2021 at 10:00

Bids will not be considered from bidders who were not physically in attendance at the mandatory
pre-bid meeting.

Bidders shall refer to the Contract Document’s Information for Bidders for complete instructions.

Bidders are solely responsible for the cost of preparing their bids.

The City specifically reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject any or all bids, to re-bid, or to waive inconsequential defects, in bidding not involving time, or quality of the work. The City may reject any and all bids and waive any minor irregularities in the bids.