Article 38. County Drainage Districts of California Public Contract Code >> Division 2. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 1. >> Article 38.
The provisions of this article shall apply to contracts by
county drainage districts, as provided for in the County Drainage
District Act, Division 17 (commencing with Section 56000) of the
Upon completion of the precise plans and specifications, the
work or any portion of it may be done in any of the following ways
as ordered by the district board:
(a) By purchasing the material and doing the work by day labor.
(b) By purchasing the material and letting a contract for the
doing of the work.
(c) By purchasing only a portion or none of the material and
letting a contract for furnishing the balance or all of the material
and the doing of the work.
Any contract for the doing of the work and furnishing any or
all of the material shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder
submitting a sealed bid in response to a notice calling for bids.
The notice shall be published once a week for at least two
successive weeks in a newspaper circulated in the county and shall
refer to precise plans and specifications covering the work to be
done and materials, if any, to be furnished. If the material to be
purchased costs over one thousand dollars ($1,000), and there is no
purchasing agent, the material shall be purchased from the lowest
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:
(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.