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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

Due to COVID-19, only electronic bids will be received on the Town of Los Gatos plan room at www.losgatosplanroom.com until 2:00 Monday, October 10, 2022 for the following project: Project #816-0420 ANNUAL STORM DRAIN IMPROVEMENT – 62 ELLENWOOD AVENUE

Bidders must “register for an account” on the Plan Room to submit bids electronically. Plans and Specifications and Addendums (if any) may be viewed and downloaded free of charge via the internet at the Plan Room. To be included on the Plan Holder’s List for the project, registered users must download the Plans and Specifications from the Plan Room. Bidders must verify and acknowledge all addendums before submitting a bid. Hard copies of the Plans and Specifications will not be provided by the Town.at which time they will be opened electronically. After the bid opening, bid bonds from the lowest three responsible bidders must be submitted to the Town of Los Gatos Parks and Public Works Director at 41 Miles Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95030 and be postmarked within three days of the bid opening date.

Bids submitted on the Plan Room shall be opened/downloaded and publicly read live via a Zoom meeting scheduled for October 10, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Please contact WooJae Kim at WKim@losgatosca.gov for the Zoom link to participate.

After the bid opening, bid bonds from the lowest three responsible bidders must be submitted to the Town of Los Gatos Parks and Public Works Director at 41 Miles Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95030 and be postmarked within three days of the bid opening date.

This following information is presented to indicate the size of the project and no warrant is made or intended as to final quantities:

The project includes replacement of an existing 24-inch corrugated metal pipe with an18-inch HDPE smooth wall pipe from the manhole in front of 62 Ellenwood Ave to the existing outlet at the back of the property, and associated work in the Town of Los Gatos.

All bidders must attend a MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING AND WALK THROUGH OF THE PROJECT SITE on Friday, September 30, 2022 at 10.00 am at the Parks & Public Works Department Corp Yard located at 41 Miles Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95030.

All contractors and subcontractors have been required since April 1, 2015 to be registered with the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). No contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a bid proposal or may work on a public works project unless registered with DIR.

Each bid must be accompanied by a cashier's check, certified check, or Bidder's Bond executed by a corporate surety authorized to engage in such business in the State of California, payable to the Town of Los Gatos, in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the Base Bid. The successful bidder will be required to furnish a Performance Bond in an amount equal to one-hundred percent (100%) of the contract price, and a Labor and Material Bond in an amount equal to one-hundred percent (100%) of the contract price. Said bonds shall also be executed by a corporate surety authorized to engage in such business in the State of California and be made payable to the Town of Los Gatos. Original Bidder’s Bond with surety seal must accompany the bid.

If the successful bidder fails, neglects, or refuses for TEN (10) calendar days after the award of the contract to enter into the contract to perform the work, the cashier's check, certified check, or Bidder's Bond accompanying the bid and the amount therein named, shall be declared forfeited to the Town and shall be collected by it and paid into its general fund. No bidder may withdraw his/her bid for a period of SIXTY (60) calendar days after the date set for the opening thereof, and the same shall be subject to acceptance by the Town during this period.

The Town reserves the right to reject any or all bids, waive any irregularities in any bids and its determination as to which bid is the lowest responsible bid and is for the best interest of the Town shall be final. The Town shall have SIXTY (60) calendar days from and after the opening of the bids within which to make its determination.

The Contractor receiving the award of the contract shall begin work within FIFTEEN (15) calendar days after receipt of the Notice to Proceed and shall diligently prosecute the same to completion within the time restrictions as listed in the technical specifications and all work shall be completed by the time allotted in the technical specifications.

The Contractor shall have THIRTY (30) working days to complete this project. Working days will be counted upon the Contractor’s receipt of the Notice to Proceed, as noted above.

At the time the Contractor’s bid proposal is submitted, the Contractor shall possess a valid Class A or C-34 California Contractor’s License. The Contractor shall also possess a valid Town of Los Gatos Business License at the time the contract is awarded.

The Town of Los Gatos hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that the contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement will be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability. The Contractor or subcontractor shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, or sex in the performance of this contract. The contractor shall carry out applicable requirements of 49 CFR, Part 26 in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts. Failure by the Contractor to carry out these requirements is a material breach of this contract, which may result in the termination of this contract, or such other remedy as recipient deems appropriate.

Prevailing Wage. This project is subject to the requirements of Section 1720 et seq. of the California Labor Code requiring the payment of prevailing wages, the training of apprentices and compliance with other applicable requirements. Contractors and all subcontractors who perform work on the project are required to comply with these requirements. Prevailing wages apply to all projects over $1,000 which are defined as a “public work” by the State of California. This includes: construction, demolition, repair, alteration, maintenance, and the installation of photovoltaic systems under a Power Purchase Agreement when certain conditions are met under Labor Code Section 1720.6. This includes service and warranty work on public buildings and structures.

All questions should be submitted in writing to WooJae Kim at WKim@losgatosca.gov.

ATTEST:
/s/Wendy Wood, Town Clerk
Pub: LG 9/23/22 & 9/30/22