CITY OF ARTESIA - NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
FEDERAL PROJECT NO. HSIPL-5355(027) - CITY-WIDE TRAFFIC SIGNAL UPGRADE
Sealed bids will be received at the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 18747 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia, California, 90701 until Tuesday, February 20, 2018, and on the same day at 11 A.M., they will be publicly opened and read aloud for the construction of CITY-WIDE TRAFFIC SIGNAL UPGRADE, in accordance with the Project Plans, Specifications and Contract Documents. Bids must be made on the forms provided for this purpose, addressed to the City Clerk, Artesia, California, marked “CITY-WIDE TRAFFIC SIGNAL UPGRADE” Bids are required for the entire work as shown on the Project Plans and as described in the Bid Proposal and the Specifications and other contract documents. No bids will be accepted after the bid opening process has begun.
All work must be completed within seventy working days following the Notice to Proceed work. The Contract Documents, which include the Project Plans and Specifications, may be inspected and obtained at the Artesia City Clerk’s office. There will be a non-refundable price of $25.00 per set for the bidding documents. Bidders picking up plans and specifications are required to leave their firm name, address and telephone number with the City. The documents are entitled
“CITY-WIDE TRAFFIC SIGNAL UPGRADE".
In addition, there will be required for mailing, a non-refundable charge of $10.00 per set, for mailing costs.
Each bid must be accompanied by cash, certified check, cashier's check or bidder's bond, made payable to the City of Artesia for an amount equal to at least ten percent (10%) of the bid amount, such guarantee to be forfeited should the bidder to whom the contract is awarded fails to enter into the Contract.
Before a Contract is entered into with the successful bidder, the bidder shall present evidence in writing to the City of Artesia that he/she has current public liability and property damage insurance of at least the minimums established by the City Insurance Authority.
Attention is directed to the Labor Code pertaining to the General Prevailing Wage Rates and Labor Surcharge and Equipment Rental Rates of the State of California to be paid for the construction of this project. The Federal minimum wage rates for this project as predetermined by the United States Secretary of Labor are set forth in the Bid documents. A copy of the wage rate schedule shall be posted at each job site during the course of construction.
Attention is directed to the Federal minimum wage rate requirements in the bid documents. If there is a difference between the minimum wage rates predetermined by the U.S. 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 successful bidder will be required to furnish a Labor Materials bond in the amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract price and a Faithful Performance bond in an amount equal to one hundred (100%) of the Contract price, and said bonds shall be secured from a surety company satisfactory to the City of Artesia.
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.
The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) contract goal for this project is 10%.
Bidders must satisfy themselves by personal examination of location of the proposed work and by such other means as they may prefer as to the actual conditions and requirements of the work, and shall not at any time after submission of the bid dispute, complain, or assert that there was any misunderstanding in regard to the nature or amount of work to be done.
The City of Artesia reserves the right to reject any and all bids, or delete portions of any and all bids or waive any informality in the bid not affected by law. By order of the City of Artesia, California.
Published: 1-26-2018 Pradeepkumar Elayath, Interim City Clerk