NOTICE TO BIDDERS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received by the City Engineer of the City of Healdsburg at the Administration/Clerks office located at City Hall, 401 Grove Street, Healdsburg, County of Sonoma, State of California, until the hour of 2:00 p.m., on the 4th day of April, 2023 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud in the chambers of the City Council, 401 Grove Street, Healdsburg, California, for:
Fitch Mountain Park and Open Space Preserve Public Access Improvements Phase A and Phase B
Plans and specifications may be obtained by registering for the project plan holders list on this project page. A pdf copy of the bid package will be made available at no cost to all registered plan holders. Any bidder that is not registered for the plan holders list prior to the bid opening date shall have their bid deemed non-responsive. For questions concerning registering for the plan holders list please contact or (707) 431-3160.
The Work in general shall consist of improvements to provide formal access to Fitch Mountain Park & Open Space Preserve from the Villa Chanticleer lower parking lot that include:
- Street lighting, parking lot, sidewalk, and ADA improvements
- Trail head/gathering/interpretive area, picnic area, low gradient, and connector trail
- Benches, picnic tables.
- Gully repairs above a water reservoir
- Dog Park improvements
- Pedestrian footbridges
- Other such items of work as are required to complete the Project in accordance with the Contract, the Project Plans and Technical Specifications
The improvements were originally designed in two phases; however, Phase A and B shall be completed concurrently under this Project.
Engineer’s Estimate: $2,254,616
In accordance with California Public Contract Code Section 3400, bidders may propose equals of products listed in the technical specifications or project plans by manufacturer name, brand or model number, unless the technical specifications or plans specify that the product is necessary to match others in use. Complete information for products proposed as equals must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office for review at least seven (7) working days before the time specified for bid opening in accordance with the bidders instructions contained in the bid package.
In accordance with California Public Contract Code Section 20170, all bids must be presented under sealed cover and include one of the following forms of bidder’s security: cash, cashier’s check made payable to the City, certified check made payable to the City, or a bidder’s bond. The amount of bidder’s security provided must equal at least ten (10) percent of the total of the bid price for the base bid and the additive or deductive items listed in this notice. The successful bidder must submit to the City complete, executed copies of all required documents within ten (10) working days of receiving written notice of award of the project. Bidder’s security of any successful bidder that fails to do so will be forfeited to the City. Such required documents include, but are not limited to, a payment or labor and materials bond in an amount of at least 100 percent of the amount payable by the terms of the project contract and that satisfies the requirements of California Civil Code Section 9554, and a performance bond in an amount of at least 100 percent of the amount payable by the terms of the contract. All project bonds must be executed by an admitted surety insurer in accordance with applicable law and acceptable to the City.
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 1720 et seq. of the Labor Code of California, the Director of Industrial Relations for the State of California has ascertained the current general prevailing rate of wages for employer purposes, in Sonoma County, State of California. Not less than the general prevailing rate of per diem wages for work of a similar character in Sonoma County and not less than the general prevailing rate of per diem wages for holiday work fixed as provided in the California Labor Code must be paid to all workers engaged in performing the project.
In accordance with the California Labor Code Section 1773.2, copies of the applicable determinations of the Director are on file in the City of Healdsburg City Engineer's Office and may be reviewed upon request. A pre-bid meeting is scheduled for this project on March 22, 2023 at 10AM.
In accordance with California Public Contract Code Section 3300, valid class A & C-27 California contractor’s licenses are required to bid on the project.
In accordance with California Public Contract Code Section 22300, except where prohibited by federal regulations or policies, the successful bidder may, on request and at its expense, substitute securities in lieu of amounts withheld by the City from progress payments to ensure performance under the contract in accordance with the contract documents.
The City of Healdsburg reserves the right to postpone the date and time for the opening of proposals at any time prior to the date and time announced in the advertisement in accordance with applicable law.
The City of Healdsburg reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to waive any defects or irregularity in bidding in accordance with applicable law. In accordance with California Public Contract Code Section 20103.8, if the City elects to award a contract for performance of the project, the contract will be awarded in accordance with California Public Contract Code Section 20162 and other applicable law to the responsible bidder submitting a responsive bid with the lowest total bid price for the base bid without consideration of the bid price for any additive or deductive items. All bids will remain valid for 90 days after the bid opening. Except as permitted by law and subject to all applicable remedies, including forfeiture of bidder’s security, bidders may not withdraw their bid during the 90 day period after the bid opening.
By order of the City Council of the City of Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California. PUBLISH: March 10, 2023 and March 15, 2023
/s/ Tyler Kettmann Date: March 8, 2023
Central Services Manager