Details for AD# 94581 SECTION 00 10 00 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

AD# 94581

SECTION 00 10 00

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the County of Kings ("Owner") will receive sealed bids from pre-qualified 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:

KINGS VIEW BUILDING REMODEL PROJECT

SCOPE OF WORK:

The Scope of Work is defined by the Contract Documents. Article 1 of the General Conditions contains the defined terms common to all Contract Documents. The Work is located in the city of Hanford on County-owned land.

The work consists of partially remodeling an approximately 22,000 sq.ft., single story building located at 1393 Bailey Street in Hanford CA.

The Work will include, but is not limited to, ADA improvements to entry way and bathrooms, remodel of existing reception/waiting area, remodel of existing office space to create new children's reception/waiting area, new interior lighting, new flooring, paint, installation of access control on existing interior hallway doors, other building modifications as shown on the plans and specifications.

PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS AVAILABLE:

Plans and Specifications for the Work may be obtained at the office of Kings County Public Works, 1400 W. Lacey Blvd, Hanford CA, and on the Owner's website at https://rfp.countyofkings.com/.

SEALED BIDS:

Bid Location: Sealed bids on the Work shall be filed with the Purchasing Manager of the County of Kings at 1400 W. Lacey Blvd., Building No. 6, Hanford, California, 93230.

Bid Location: Sealed bids on the Work shall be filed with the Purchasing Manager of the County of Kings at 1400 W. Lacey Blvd., Building No. 6, Hanford, California, 93230 on or before 2:00 p.m., local time, Friday, January 3, 2020. 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 of the County of Kings. Bids shall be submitted only on the forms provided thereof. The bid process that will be used by Owner will be in accordance Section 20103.8, subdivision (a), of the Public Contract Code.

BIDDER'S BOND:

Bids must be accompanied by a Bidder's bond approved by Owner or a certified or cashier's check for at least ten percent (10%) 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 Owner. Said Bond shall be obtained from an admitted surety company satisfactory to Owner.

CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE REQUIRED:

Owner will not consider or accept any bids from contractors who are not licensed to do business in the State of California and are not in possession of a current Class B contractor's 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.

SUBCONTRACTORS LIST: Each bid filed shall set forth, as required by Section 4104 of the Public Contract Code:

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 Contractor in or about the construction of the Work in an amount in excess of one-half (1/2) of one percent (1%) of Contractor's total bid or, in the case of bids for the construction of streets or highways including bridges, in excess of one-half (1/2) of one percent (1%) of Contractor's total bid or ten thousand dollars ($10,000), whichever is greater; and

b. The California contractor's license number, public works contractor registration number, and class for any subcontractors required to be named on the bid; and

c. Any other information as requested by Owner concerning any Subcontractor whom Contractor is required to list under section (a), as set forth above, up to twenty-four (24) hours after the deadline for the receipt of bids; and

d. The portion of the work to be done by each Subcontractor; and

e. All bids shall be submitted subject to the terms, conditions, and penalties of Sections 4100 through 4114, inclusive, of the Public Contract Code, the Subletting and Subcontracting Fair Practices Act, as currently in effect.

REGISTRATION OF CONTRACTOR AND SUBCONTRACTORS WITH DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS:

Owner will not consider or accept any bids from contractors or subcontractors who are not registered with the Department of Industrial Relations for the monitoring of the payment of prevailing wage as required under Section 1725.5 of the Labor Code at the time of bid submission.

BONDS AND INSURANCE REQUIRED:

a. Performance and Maintenance Bond(s) - The successful Bidder shall file with Owner, at the time of execution of the Contract Documents, a Performance Bond and Maintenance Bond acceptable to Owner 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 Owner.

b. Payment Bond - The successful Bidder shall file with Owner, at the time of execution of the Contract Documents, a Payment Bond acceptable to Owner in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) 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 Payment Bond shall be submitted on the bond form contained in these Contract Documents or shall be in substantial compliance with same. Compliance shall be judged solely by Owner.

d. All bonds required, whether Bid, Performance, Maintenance, or Payment, shall be issued by an admitted surety insurer. The Bid Bond and Payment Bond must be issued by the same admitted surety insurer. The Performance, Maintenance, and Payment Bonds required by these specifications will not be accepted or approved by Owner unless the bond is underwritten by an admitted surety, the requirements of California Code of Civil Procedure section 995.630 is met, and the bond is accompanied by the County Clerk's certificate as provided for in California Code of Civil Procedure section 995.640. Owner 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 on behalf of the insurer.

2. A certified copy of the certificate of authority of the insurer issued by the California Insurance Commissioner.

3. 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 thirty (30) days next preceding the date of the execution of the bond, in the form of an officer's certificate as defined in Corporations Code section 173.

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, subject to Section 12090 of the 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 or her authority to bind the Surety on the date of execution of the bond.

f. Surety - The Surety furnishing these bonds shall have sound financial standing, a record of service satisfactory to Owner and be authorized to do business in the State of California.

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 Owner 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 Owner to ensure performance of the Contract pursuant to Section 22300 of the Public Contract Code.

PREVAILING WAGE PROVISION:

a. Pursuant to Article 2, Section 1770 et seq. of the Labor Code, each worker of Contractor or any Subcontractor engaged in the Work 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 the Department of Industrial Relations, regardless of any contractual relationship which may be alleged to exist between Contractor or any Subcontractor and such workers.

b. Any worker employed to perform the Work, which work is not covered by the prevailing wage rate schedule, 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 or her.

c. The foregoing specified prevailing wage rates are minimum rates only and Contractor may pay any wage rate in excess of the applicable rate.

d. Pursuant to Section 1775 of the Labor Code, Contractor as a penalty to Owner shall forfeit two hundred dollars ($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 Contractor. NOTE: An error on the part of Owner does not relieve Contractor from responsibility for payment of the prevailing rate of per diem wages or liability for any penalties pursuant to Sections 1770 to 1775 of the Labor Code, inclusive.

e. Copies of the applicable prevailing wage rates are on file with the Kings County Director of Public Works, 1400 West Lacey Boulevard, Hanford, California, and are available to any interested party on request.

f. Monitoring of compliance with prevailing wage requirements shall be done by the Department of Industrial Relations. Contractor and Subcontractors must be registered with the Department of Industrial Relations as required under Section 1725.5 of the Labor Code and maintain compliance with any and all statutory, regulatory, or departmental policies or procedures concerning said compliance.

g. 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.

MISCELLANEOUS:

Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any informality in any bid.

If the Contract is awarded, 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 or her bid for a period of sixty (60) days after the date the Board of Supervisors awards the Contract to the lowest responsible Bidder. The bid bond shall be returned sixty (60) days from the time the Award is made.

The successful Bidder shall execute the contract in accordance with the proposal as accepted within ten (10) working days of the date of mailing the Notice of Award to him or her at his or her address as provided in the proposal and secure workers' compensation and any other required insurance and bonds within said time.

The successful Bidder shall commence work within ten (10) calendar days after the receipt of the written Notice to Proceed or, if no such written Notice to Proceed is issued, within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of the Notice of Award. The successful Bidder shall complete the Work within the Contract Time one-hundred and fifty (150) working days from the date of commencement work.

BY ORDER OF THE KINGS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, Hanford, California.

Original Signed

_____________________________________

Joe Neves, Chairman

Kings County Board of Supervisors

Date of Publication: November 30, 2019, December 21, 2019

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