Article 34. Boulevard Districts of California Public Contract Code >> Division 2. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 1. >> Article 34.

The provisions of this article shall apply to contracts by a boulevard district, as provided for in Part 2 (commencing with Section 26000) of Division 16 of the Streets and Highways Code.
The commission shall, pursuant to an order entered in its minutes, advertise for bids for the construction of the boulevard, either as a whole or in sections as it may see fit, in accordance with the plan theretofore adopted and filed, by publishing a notice calling for bids at least once a week for two successive weeks in a weekly newspaper published within the district if there is such a newspaper published therein, otherwise in a newspaper published at the county seat of the county in which the district is located. The notice shall refer to the order and plan for further particulars. If the commission elects to receive separate bids for the construction of sections of the boulevard, the order shall describe the sections for which separate bids are desired. The commission may advertise at the same time and in the same notice both for bids for the construction of the boulevard as a whole and for bids for the construction of separate sections.
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:
  (a) Cash.
  (b) A cashier's check made payable to the district.
  (c) A certified check made payable to the district.
  (d) A bidder's bond executed by an admitted surety insurer, made payable to the district. 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 district beyond 60 days from the time the award is made.
Every contract for the construction of the boulevard or for any section, if it is to be constructed in sections, shall be let, after advertisement, to the lowest responsible bidder, or the commission shall reject all bids for the construction of the boulevard or for any section and may readvertise for bids for doing the work in the same manner and for the same time as bids were originally called for.
Before the making of any contract the bidder shall give a bond to the district for the faithful performance of his contract, which shall be signed by the bidder and sureties satisfactory to the commission in an amount equal to at least 50 percent of the amount of the contract price.
The contract shall be executed on behalf of the district by the commission, subject to approval or rejection by the electors of the district, expressed at an election called for the purpose of issuing bonds for the payment of the contract. If the electors fail to approve the bond issue, the contract shall be void and the commission shall immediately return the bond to the contractor.
If the cost of any construction work on the boulevard does not exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) the commission may make contracts therefor without advertisement or it may do the work without letting any contract.
The commission may do any or all maintenance or repair work upon the boulevard, either with or without contract, and with or without advertising for bids for contracts unless the cost of the work exceeds one thousand dollars ($1,000), in which event it shall only be done under contract after advertising for bids in the same manner as provided for advertising for bids and letting contracts for construction work.
The commission may hire all necessary engineers, inspectors and superintendents to supervise the performance of contracts entered into by the commission, or to have charge of doing all work done without contract.