Article 3. Advertisements For Bids of California Public Contract Code >> Division 2. >> Part 2. >> Chapter 1. >> Article 3.
(a) Public notice of a project shall be given by publication
once a week for at least two consecutive weeks or once a week for
more than two consecutive weeks if the longer period of advertising
is deemed necessary by the department, as follows:
(1) In a newspaper of general circulation published in the county
in which the project is located, or if located in more than one
county, in such a newspaper in a county in which a major portion of
the work is to be done.
(2) In a trade paper of general circulation published in San
Francisco for projects located in County Group No. 1, as defined in
Section 187 of the Streets and Highways Code, or in Los Angeles for
projects located in County Group No. 2, as defined in said Section
187, devoted primarily to the dissemination of contract and building
news among contracting and building materials supply firms.
(b) The department may publish the notice to bidders for a
project in additional trade papers or newspapers of general
circulation that it deems advisable.
(c) In the case of the Department of Transportation, in lieu of
the public notice described in subdivision (a), the public notice
requirement of this section may instead be met by publishing the
notice electronically on that department's Internet Web site.
The notice shall state the time and place for the receiving
and opening of sealed bids, describing in general terms the work to
be done and that the bids will be required for the entire project and
for the performance of separate designated parts of the entire
project, when the department determines that segregation is