Public Notice – Request for Proposal -Elevated Water Tank Recoating



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Guadalupe is seeking proposals for Professional Services – Elevated Tank Recoating Inspection. Copies of the Request for Proposals may be obtained at the City’s website: and in the Building Department, City Hall, 918 Obispo Street, Guadalupe CA, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Proposal packages must be received by Wednesday, June 30, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. to the following address: City of Guadalupe Attn: Shannon Sweeney, Public Works Director/ City Engineer, 918 Obispo Street, Guadalupe, CA  93434. Questions and/or additional information concerning this RFP – (805) 356.3910.

Notice Inviting Bids – Project No. 2020-06 – Elevated Water Tank





Will be received at the offices of the Building Department, City of Guadalupe, 918 Obispo Street, Guadalupe, California 93434, until June 30, 2020, 2 PM, at which time they will be publicly opened and read at the same address.

GENERAL WORK DESCRIPTION:   The work consists of cleaning and spot repairs of internal coatings, disinfection, and sandblasting exterior surfaces and recoating of an existing 100,000 gallon, 139-foot high elevated water tank.

WORK SCHEDULE:  Work must be completed within 60 working days from the Notice to Proceed.

CONTRACT DOCUMENTS:  Contract documents (Plans, Notice to Contractors, Special Provisions, Proposal and Sample Contract) or other related information are available for review online at or, and at City Hall, 918 Obispo Street, Guadalupe, California, 93434.

QUESTIONS:  Questions must be submitted no later than June 14, 2020, 5 PM, to allow sufficient time for response.  All questions shall be submitted by email to

PROPOSALS:  Proposals must include all work described in the Contract Documents.  Proposals must be made on the proposal forms furnished in the Contract Documents.  All other proposal forms will be rejected. Attention to prospective bidders is called to Section 2, “Proposal Requirements and Conditions,” within the Contract Documents, for full direction as to bidding and other items.

Notice is given to all bidders that no more than 50% of the work, as defined by the contract price, may be done by subcontractors.

The contractor shall be a specialist in recoating elevated steel water storage tanks and shall have recoated in its own name not less than five comparable tanks within the last five years, each now giving satisfactory service. Each bidder shall provide a letter with its bid listing such examples giving the owner, tank size, date constructed, consulting engineer, and engineer’s address and telephone number.

Notice is also hereby given that all Bidders may be required to furnish a sworn statement of their financial responsibility, technical ability, and experience before an award is made to any particular Bidder.

The successful Contractor will be required to obtain a business license from the City and pay related fees.

The right is reserved by the City of Guadalupe to reject any or all Bids, to evaluate the Bids submitted, waive any minor irregularities, and award the contract to the lowest responsible Bidder.  The City further reserves the right to waive any informalities or minor irregularities in the Bid.

BONDS:  Each proposal must be accompanied by cash, a certified or cashier’s check, or bidder’s bond of the prescribed form and made payable to the City of Guadalupe for an amount equal to at least ten percent (10%) of the amount bid, such guaranty to be forfeited, should the bidder to whom the contract is awarded fail to furnish the required bonds and to enter into a contract with the City within ten (10) days after awarding of the contract.

The successful contractor will be required to furnish three (3) acceptable surety bonds: one for faithful performance, one for labor and materials, and the other for maintenance following construction. Each bond is to be executed in a sum equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price except that the maintenance bond shall be for ten percent (10%) of the contract price and shall remain in effect for one year following acceptance of the project for final payment.

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:  In accordance with provisions of California Public Contract Code Section 3300, the City has determined that the Contractor shall possess a valid Class C33 license at the time of award.  The Contractor shall be properly licensed at the time the contract is awarded.  No contract will be awarded from a Contractor who has not been licensed in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 9 of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code.

In addition, the following conditions apply:

  • No contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a bid proposal for a public works project unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 [with limited exceptions from this requirement for bid purposes only under Labor Code section 1777.1(a)]. Proof of the contractor or subcontractor’s current registration to perform public work pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 will be required as part of the bid proposal.
  • No contractor of subcontractor may be awarded a contract for 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.

STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS: The Standard Specifications for this project are contained in the 2018 edition, including all supplementary documents, of the Caltrans Standard Specifications.

PREVAILING WAGE RATES:  Pursuant to Section 1773 of the Labor Code, the general prevailing wage rates in the County of Santa Barbara, in which the work is to be done has been determined by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations in accordance with Section 1770 of the Labor Code.  These wages are set forth in the General Prevailing Wage Rates for this project, available from the California Department of Industrial Relations’ Internet web site at

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.

The Contractor will be required to maintain and distribute certified payroll records in compliance with Section 1776 of the California Labor Code.

RETENTION:  The Contractor may elect to receive 100 percent of payments due under the Contract Documents from time to time, without retention from any portion of the payment by the City, by depositing securities of equivalent value with the City in accordance with the provisions of Section 22300 of the California Public Contract Code.  Such securities, if deposited by the Contractor, shall be valued by the City, whose decision on an evaluation of the securities shall be final.  Securities eligible for investment under this provision shall be limited to those listed in Section 22300 and Section 16430 of the California Government Code.

Dated at City of Guadalupe, County of Santa Barbara, California this 12 day of June, 2020.

General Plan Update – 2020

The City of Guadalupe is utilizing a $160,000 State planning grant to update the 2002 General Plan.  We released a Request for Proposal (RFP) on April 10, 2020, to solicit proposals from several planning agencies. The proposals are due no later than June 5, 2020.  The RFP and all supporting documents can be viewed below.  This web page will provide updates during the review process.

Updates and Correspondence:

This is where I’ll be sending you info from time to time to update the page.  According to the RFP, if I receive questions from any of the planning firms through an email, I need to put their question and my answer in this section.

Release: clarifications issued to stay well at home order.

Santa Barara County Public Health Department,

To provide clarity to select businesses in the County of Santa Barbara regarding Governor Gavin Newsom’s March 19, 2020 “stay well at home” executive order, Santa Barbara County Health Officer Henning Ansorg, M.D. has issued a Health Officer Order. It will be effective starting 5:00 p.m., Sunday, April 5, 2020, until 5:00 p.m., on May 4, 2020, unless extended. click on the link below to open the press release.


Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Barara,

Para proporcionar claridad a las empresas seleccionadas en el Condado de Santa Bárbara con respecto a la orden ejecutiva del 19 de marzo de 2020 del Gobernador Gavin Newsom de “mantenerse en casa”, el Oficial de Salud del Condado de Santa Bárbara Henning Ansorg, M.D., emitió una Orden de Oficial de Salud. Será efectivo a partir de las 5:00 p.m., domingo 5 de abril de 2020, hasta las 5:00 p.m., el 4 de mayo de 2020, a menos que se extienda. Seleccione el enlace de abajo para abrir el comunicado de prensa.


Public Safety Announcement (COVID-19 precautions Mixteco)

Every member of our community deserves to be as safe as they can be during this pandemic. The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has posted a webpage of videos of COVID-19 information in the Mixteco language. It includes four quick public service announcement (PSA) videos of about 30 seconds each, and one longer video of about 4.5 minutes. These videos provide information that every person needs to enhance their safety during this epidemic. The videos include:

  • PSA 1 – COVID-19 Explanation – Explicando el COVID-19 – Mixteco Alto – 30 sec
  • PSA 2 – Handwashing – Lávase las manos – Mixteco Alto – 30 sec
  • PSA 3 – Social Distancing – Distanciamiento social – Mixteco Alto – 30 sec
  • PSA 4 – Stay At Home – Quédese en casa – Mixteco Alto – 30 sec.
  • Understanding COVID-19 – Entendiendo el COVID-19 – Mixteco Bajo – 4.5 min

These videos are free to use and share online. We hope they will be helpful to our Mixteco-speaking neighbors and the agencies, schools, and clinics that serve them. Either the whole page or individual videos can be shared, and they are free to post on websites, social media, television and so on. We plan to make audio-only public service announcements are available for radio stations soon as well. The webpage is