Article 31. City Councils—street Lighting Act Of 1931 of California Public Contract Code >> Division 2. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 1. >> Article 31.
The provisions of this article shall apply to contracts by a
city council, as provided in the Street Lighting Act of 1931, Part 2
(commencing with Section 18300) of Division 14 of the Streets and
At any time after the installment assessment becomes
delinquent, the superintendent of streets may call for bids for such
improvement and may fix a date, not less than 20 nor more than 30
days after the publication of a notice inviting bids for such
improvement, for the receipt of such bids at his office at an hour
not later than 10 a.m. on such date. Such notice shall be published
once in a daily or weekly newspaper published and circulated in the
city and designated by the city council for that purpose.
All bids for construction work shall be presented under
sealed cover and shall be accompanied by one of the following forms
of bidder's security which amounts to 10 percent of the bid:
(b) A cashier's check made payable to the city.
(c) A certified check made payable to the city.
(d) A bidder's bond executed by an admitted surety insurer, made
payable to the city.
The check or bond shall be forfeited to the city if the bidder
depositing it does not within 10 days after the publication of a
notice of award of the contract to him or her, enter into the
necessary contract with the city. Upon an award to the lowest bidder,
the security of an unsuccessful bidder shall be returned in a
reasonable period of time, but in no event shall that security be
held by the city beyond 60 days from the time the award is made.
The contract shall specify a date certain when the
improvement shall be started, the date to be not more than 30 days
after the execution thereof, and that the contract shall continue in
force for a period of one year from the effective date of the
The city council may, by resolution passed prior to the
notice inviting bids, impose such other reasonable conditions,
including faithful performance bonds and materialmen's bonds, as may
in its discretion appear to be necessary and proper.