Will be received at the offices of the Building Department, City of Guadalupe, 918 Obispo Street, Guadalupe, California 93434, until 2:00 PM, 2/7/23, at which time they will be publicly opened and read at the same address.

GENERAL WORK DESCRIPTION:    The work involves replacement of the Highway 1 sewage lift station, installation of approximately 40 feet of gravity sewer pipe, associated site work, and modifications to existing manholes.

WORK SCHEDULE:  Work must be completed within 110 working days from the issuance of the Notice to Proceed. Notice to Proceed will be issued 50 weeks after award of contract, OR upon delivery of pump control panels, whichever comes first.

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

PRE-BID MEETING:  There will be a mandatory pre-bid meeting on 1/17/23 at 2:00 P.M. at the Highway 1 Lift Station located at 638 Guadalupe Street.

QUESTIONS:  Questions must be submitted no later than 2:00 PM, 1/19/23, 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.

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 A, Class C34 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:  Five (5) percent of invoiced amount shall be retained until 30 calendar days after Notice of Completion is recorded by County of Santa Barbara. 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.