NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed bids for the work shown on the plans entitled:
COUNTY OF SIERRA, CALIFORNIA;
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
PROJECT PLANS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF
SALMON LAKE ROAD BRIDGE REPLACEMENT OVER CHURCH CREEK
9.0 Miles NE of Sierra City
Federal Aid Project No.: BRLO-5913(059)
will be received at the County of Sierra, Clerk Recorders Office, 100 Courthouse Square, Room 11, Downieville, CA 95936 until 3:00 PM on September 27, 2022 at which time they will be publicly opened and read.
COUNTY OF SIERRA
Salmon Lake Road Bridge Replacement Over Church Creek
9.0 Miles NE of Sierra City
General work description: Replace Existing Bridge
The DBE Contract goal is 8.0 percent.
This project is subject to the “Buy America” provisions of the surface transportation assistance act of 1982 as amended by the intermodal surface transportation efficiency act of 1991.
A preconstruction meeting will be required prior to the start of construction. The date and time will be scheduled once a contract has been awarded.
Bids are required for the entire work described herein.
The contractor shall possess a Class A license at the time this contract is awarded.
The work must be completed within 120 working days.
This contract is subject to state contract nondiscrimination and compliance requirements pursuant to Government Code, Section 12990.
Inquiries or questions based on alleged patent ambiguity of the plans, specifications or estimate must be communicated as a bidder inquiry prior to bid opening. Any such inquiries or questions, submitted after bid opening, will not be treated as a bid protest.
Plans and specifications may be obtained for a:
NONREFUNDABLE FEE OF $50.00 PER SET AT:
Sierra County Department of Public Works
101 Courthouse Square, Annex Building
Downieville, CA 95936
NONREFUNDABLE FEE OF $75.00 PER SET IF MAILED.
Complete bid packages are available via the web at no cost. Visit www.sierracounty.ca.gov, Transportation and Public Works Projects section. The complete bid package must be printed, completed and submitted per bidding instructions for consideration.
Technical questions should be directed to the Department of Public Works, County of Sierra, in Downieville, California, telephone (530) 289-3201.
The successful bidder shall furnish a bid bond with bid, a payment bond and a performance bond after contract award.
The County of Sierra affirms that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation.
Pursuant to Section 1773 of the Labor Code, the general prevailing wage rates in the county, or counties, in which the work is to be done have been determined by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations. These wages are set forth in the General Prevailing Wage Rates for this project, available at the County of Sierras’ Department of Public Works address shown above and available from the California Department of Industrial Relations’ Internet web site at http://www.dir.ca.gov/DLSR/PWD. The Federal minimum wage rates for this project as predetermined by the United States Secretary of Labor are set forth in the sections of this book that may be examined at the offices described above where project plans, special provisions, and bid forms may be seen. Addenda to modify the Federal minimum wage rates, if necessary, will be issued to holders of Bid book. Future effective general prevailing wage rates, which have been predetermined and are on file with the California Department of Industrial Relations are referenced but not printed in the general prevailing wage rates.
Attention is directed to the Federal minimum wage rate requirements in the Bid Book. If there is a difference between the minimum wage rates predetermined by the Secretary of Labor and the general prevailing wage rates determined by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations for similar classifications of labor, the Contractor and subcontractors shall pay not less than the higher wage rate. The Department will not accept lower State wage rates not specifically included in the Federal minimum wage determinations. This includes "helper" (or other classifications based on hours of experience) or any other classification not appearing in the Federal wage determinations. Where Federal wage determinations do not contain the State wage rate determination otherwise available for use by the Contractor and subcontractors, the Contractor and subcontractors shall pay not less than the Federal minimum wage rate, which most closely approximates the duties of the employees in question.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) provides a toll-free “hotline” service to report bid rigging activities. Bid rigging activities can be reported Mondays through Fridays, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Telephone No. 1-800-424-9071. Anyone with knowledge of possible bid rigging, bidder collusion, or other fraudulent activities should use the “hotline” to report these activities. The “hotline” is part of the DOT’s continuing effort to identify and investigate highway construction contract fraud and abuse and is operated under the direction of the DOT Inspector General. All information will be treated confidentially and caller anonymity will be respected.