Details for AD# 85608 SECTION 00 10 00 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

AD# 85608 SECTION 00 10 00 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the County of Kings (County) will receive sealed bids from contractors licensed in accordance with the provisions of the Public Contract Code for the furnishing of all labor, materials, equipment, transportation, and services for the performance of the following work: FY 21/22 SB-1 FUNDED KINGS COUNTY ROADWAY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT in accordance with the Plans and Specifications thereof on file in the office of the Department of Public Works, County of Kings, 1400 W. Lacey Blvd., Hanford, California. SCOPE OF WORK The work to be done consists, in general, of furnishing and placing hot mix asphalt concrete (HMA) with pavement fabric, placing a Type II Slurry Seal, AC grinding, cold plane conform project limits, and raising survey monuments affected on various existing roads within Kings County. PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS AVAILABLE: Plans and Specifications and addenda for the work may be obtained at the Purchasing Division page of the Kings County website, http:// www.countyofkings.com/purchasing/rfp/rfp.html. SEALED BIDS: Bid Location: Sealed bids on the above project shall be filed with the Purchasing Manager of the County of Kings at 1400 W. Lacey Blvd., Building No. 6, Hanford, California, 93230. Bid Date/Time: On or before 2:00 p.m, local time, on July 14, 2022. Said bids will be opened in public at or after 2:00 p.m. local time of said day in the office of the Purchasing Manager. Bids shall be submitted only on the forms provided thereof. BIDDER'S BOND: Bids must be accompanied by a bidder's bond approved by the County or a certified or cashier's check for at least 10 percent of the amount bid and made payable to the County of Kings, State of California. Said Bidder's Bond or certified or cashier's check shall be declared forfeited if the successful bidder refuses or neglects to enter into contract after being so requested by the County. Said Bond shall be obtained from an admitted surety company satisfactory to the County. CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE REQUIRED: The County will not consider or accept any bids from contractors who are not licensed to do business in the State of California and are in possession of a current Class A contractors license. If the license classification specified herein above is that of a "Specialty Contractor" as defined in Section 7058 of the Business and Professions Code, the specialty contractor awarded the Contract shall itself construct a majority of the Work in accordance with the provisions of the Business and Professions Code. SUBCONTRACTOR'S LIST: Each bid filed shall set forth: a. The work to be performed and the name and the location of the place of business of each subcontractor who will perform work or labor or render services to the general contractor in or about the construction of the work or improvement, or a subcontractor licensed by the state of California who, under contract with the general contractor, specifically fabricates and installs a portion of the work or improvement according to detailed drawings contained in the plans and specifications, in an amount in excess of 1/2 of 1 percent of the general contractor's total bid; and b. The portion of the work which will be done by each subcontractor, as required by Section 4104 of the Public Contract Code; and c. All bids shall be submitted subject to the terms, conditions, and penalties of Sections 4100 through 4113 inclusive of the Public Contract Code. BONDS AND INSURANCE REQUIRED: a. Performance and Maintenance Bond(s) - The successful bidder shall file with the County, at the time of execution of the Contract, a Performance Bond acceptable to the County in the full amount of the Contract Price, as security for the faithful performance of the Contract for the construction of the Work, and to cover all guarantees against defective workmanship or materials, or both, during the warranty period following the date of the final acceptance of the Work by the County. b. Payment Bond - The successful bidder shall file with the County, at the time of execution of the Contract, a Payment Bond acceptable to the County in the full amount of the Contract Price, as security for the payment of all persons supplying labor and materials for the construction of the Work. c. Form of Bonds - The Bonds shall be submitted on the bond forms contained in these Contract Documents or shall be in substantial compliance with same. Compliance shall be judged solely by the County of Kings. d. All bonds required, whether Bid, Performance, Payment, or Maintenance shall be issued by an admitted surety insurer. The Bid Bond and Payment Bond must be issued by the same admitted surety insurer. The Bonds required by these specifications will neither be accepted nor approved by the County unless the Bonds are underwritten by an admitted surety, the requirements of California Code of Civil Procedure section 995.630(a) and (b) are met, and the Bond is accompanied by the County Clerk's certificate as provided for in Code of Civil Procedure section 995.640(b). The County further reserves the right to satisfy itself as to the acceptability of the surety and the form of each bond. The bidder must submit, together with the Bonds, the following documents:

  1. The original, or certified copy, of the unrevoked appointment, power of attorney, bylaws, or other instrument authorizing the person who executed the bond to do so for and in behalf of the Owner.
  1. A certified copy of the certificate of authority of the insurer issued by the California Insurance Commissioner.
  1. A certificate from the County Clerk that the certificate of authority has not been surrendered, revoked, canceled, annulled, or suspended, or in the event that it has, that renewed authority has been granted.
    4. A financial statement of the assets and liabilities of the insurer to the end of the quarter calendar year prior to 30 days next preceding the date of the execution of the bond, in the form of an officer's certificate as defined in Section 173 of the California Corporations Code.

If the surety insurer is found not to be an admitted surety insurer, the bid shall be determined to be non-responsive and shall be rejected. If the surety insurer's assets do not exceed its liabilities in an amount equal to or in excess of the amount of the bond as set forth in Section 12090 of the California Insurance Code, or if the bidder fails to provide the specified documents, the bid may be determined to be non-responsive and may be rejected. e. Power-of-Attorney - The Attorney-in-Fact who executes this bond on behalf of the Surety must attach a notarized copy of his or her power-of-attorney as evidence of his authority to bind the Surety on the date of execution of the bond. f. Surety - The Surety furnishing these bonds shall have a sound financial standing, a record of service satisfactory to the County of Kings, and be authorized to do business in the State. The successful bidder shall be required to furnish certificates indicating that he or she carries adequate workers compensation insurance and public liability and property damage insurance, which list the County as an additional insured. SUBSTITUTION OF SECURITIES: Bidders are hereby put on notice that the successful bidder may substitute securities for any monies withheld by County of Kings to insure performance of the Contract pursuant to Public Contracts Code Section 22300. PREVAILING WAGE PROVISION: a. Pursuant to Labor Code Section 1770 et seq., each laborer or mechanic of contractor or any subcontractor engaged in work on the project under this contract shall be paid not less than the hourly wage rate of per diem wages set forth in the prevailing wage rate schedule published by the Director of Industrial Relations, regardless of any contractual relationship which may be alleged to exist between the contractor or any subcontractor and such laborers and mechanics. b. Any laborer or mechanic employed to perform work on the project under this contract, which work is not covered by any of the foregoing classifications, shall be paid not less than the prevailing rate of per diem wages specified herein for the classification which most nearly corresponds to the work to be performed by him. The foregoing specified prevailing wage rates are minimum rates only, and the contractor may pay any wage rate in excess of the applicable rate as contained in this contract. c. Pursuant to Labor Code Section 1775, the Contractor as a penalty to the Owner shall forfeit $200.00 for each calendar day, or portion thereof for each worker paid less than the prevailing rate established by the Department of Industrial Relations for such work or craft in which the worker is employed. The difference between the prevailing wage rates and the amount paid to each worker for each calendar day or portion thereof for which the worker was paid less than the prevailing wage rate shall be paid to each worker by the Contractor. NOTE: An error on the part of an awarding body does not relieve the Contractor from responsibility for payment of the prevailing rate of per diem wages or liability for any penalties pursuant to Labor Code Sections 1770, et seq.. e. Copies of the applicable prevailing wage rates are available at the website of the California Department of Industrial Relations, http://www.dir.ca.gov/OPRL/dprewagedetermination.htm. f. Any or all portions of this Section shall not be applicable to the extent that Contractor is specifically exempted from said requirements by statute. However, in the event that Contractor is so exempted, Contractor shall provide the legal authority for the claimed exemption. DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS REGISTRATION No contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a bid proposal for a public works project (submitted on or after March 1, 2015) 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 1771.1(a)). No contractor or subcontractor may be awarded a contract for public work on a public works project (awarded on or after April 1, 2015) 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. MISCELLANEOUS: The County of Kings reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any informality in any bid. If this contract is awarded, then the Notice of Award shall be issued to the lowest responsible bidder within sixty (60) days following the bid opening. Unless otherwise required by law, no bidder may withdraw his bid for a period of 60 days after the date the Board awards bid to the lowest responsible bidder. The Bid Bond shall be returned 60 days from the time the Award is made. BY ORDER OF THE KINGS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, Hanford, California. Publish June 18, 2022 July 9, 2022

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