June 10, 2016 : Invitation for Sealed Bids for Construction of West I Street Water Line

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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 West I Street Water Line will be received by the City of Los Banos at the office of the City Clerk until 2:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Savings Time, July 12, 2016 and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud.

The major work consists of installing approximately 2,098 lineal feet of 10-inch waterline in West I Street from West Pacheco Boulevard (State Route 152) to West J Street and an 8-inch water valve using Valve Insertion Method on State Route 152, including pavement trench patching.

The time for completion shall be forty-five (45) working days.

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

  • Central California Builders Exchange, 1244 N. Mariposa, Fresno, CA 93703 (www.cencalbx.com)
  • Builders Exchange of Stockton, 7500 N. West Lane, Stockton, CA 95210 (www.besonline.com)
  • Valley Builders Exchange, Inc., 1118 Kansas Avenue, Modesto, CA 95351 (www.valleybx.com)
  • Builders Exchange of Merced/Mariposa, 646 S. Highway 59, Merced, CA 95341 (www.bxmm.org)
  • Dodge Data & Analytics 1-800-393-6343 (www.construction.com/plans)

A payment bond prepared and executed in accordance with California Civil Code Section 3247 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 A – General Engineering Contractor or C34 – Pipeline Contractor.

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.