Article 39. Levee Districts of California Public Contract Code >> Division 2. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 1. >> Article 39.
The provisions of this article shall apply to contracts by
levee districts, as provided for in the Levee District Law of 1959,
Division 19 (commencing with Section 70000) of the Water Code.
Contracts in excess of two thousand five hundred dollars
($2,500) for the construction or repair of any levees or associated
works, unless the construction or repair is done under its own
superintendence, shall be made pursuant to this chapter.
The board shall give notice by publication, pursuant to
Section 6063 of the Government Code, in calling for bids for the
construction or repair of any of the levees or associated works of
The notice calling for bids shall contain:
(a) A statement that the plans and specifications of the
construction or repairs may be seen at the district office.
(b) A particular description of the construction or repair
advertised if less than the whole construction or repair is
(c) A statement that the board will receive sealed bids for the
construction or repairs advertised or any portion of them designated
by the board.
(d) A statement that the contract or contracts for the
construction or repair advertised will be awarded to the lowest
responsible bidder or bidders, but that any and all bids may be
(e) A statement of the time and place for opening the bids.
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.
After opening the bids, and as convenient, the board shall
award the contract or contracts for the construction or repair in
portions, or as a whole, to the lowest responsible bidder or bidders,
but the board may reject any and all bids and readvertise for
proposals or may proceed to construct the works or any part thereof
under its own superintendence.
In case of an emergency, if notice for bids to let contracts
will not be given, the board shall comply with Chapter 2.5
(commencing with Section 22050).