Article 42. Public Entities—public Work And Public Purchases of California Public Contract Code >> Division 2. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 1. >> Article 42.

The provisions of this article shall apply to contracts by public entities as provided for in Division 5 (commencing with Section 4000) of the Government Code.
As used in this chapter:
  (a) "Public leaseback" means any lease by a public entity, as lessee, of buildings, structures, or other facilities which are permanently attached to land, where the lease is between the public entity and a public leaseback corporation, as lessor, and the lease is executed before the buildings, structures, or facilities have been built.
  (b) "Public entity" means any city, charter city, city and county, county, district, public corporation, or political subdivision of the state.
  (c) "Public leaseback corporation" means any corporation or nonprofit corporation organized or controlled by a public entity which constructs or arranges for the construction of buildings, structures, or other facilities which are permanently attached to land for public leaseback.
  (d) "Public projects" means the construction of buildings, structures, or other facilities which are permanently attached to land.
Any public project by a public leaseback corporation in excess of three thousand dollars ($3,000) shall be constructed under contract awarded to the lowest responsible bidder, and such contract shall require the payment of prevailing wages as determined by the public leaseback corporation in the manner and form provided in Article 2 (commencing with Section 1770) of Chapter 1 of Part 7 of Division 2 of the Labor Code.
For the purpose of securing bids, the public leaseback corporation shall give notice of the time and place for opening bids to prospective bidders by publication once a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation printed and published in the jurisdiction in which the land is located, or if located in more than one jurisdiction, in such a newspaper in a jurisdiction in which a major portion of the project is to be done. If there is no such newspaper, then publication shall be in a newspaper of general circulation circulating in the jurisdiction.
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 public entity.
  (c) A certified check made payable to the public entity.
  (d) A bidder's bond executed by an admitted surety insurer, made payable to the public entity. Any bid may be withdrawn at any time prior to the time fixed in the public notice for the opening of bids by written request for the withdrawal of the bid filed with the public leaseback corporation. The request shall be executed by the bidder or the bidder's duly authorized representative. The withdrawal of a bid does not prejudice the right of the bidder to submit a new bid. Whether or not bids are opened exactly at the time fixed in the public notice for opening bids, a bid shall not be received after that time. 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 public entity beyond 60 days from the time the award is made.
If the public leaseback corporation deems the acceptance of the lowest responsible bid is not in the best interests of the public entity the public leaseback corporation may reject all bids and advertise for other bids in the manner required by this chapter.
A contractor or a mining operator shall not sell any sand, gravel, or other minerals, as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 10295.5, to a local agency, unless the operation is not subject to the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975 (Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 2710) of Division 2 of the Public Resources Code), or unless the contractor or mining operator certifies, under penalty of perjury, that the minerals are from a mining operation identified in the list published pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 2717 of the Public Resources Code.