Article 46. Harbor Districts of California Public Contract Code >> Division 2. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 1. >> Article 46.
The provisions of this article shall apply to contracts by
harbor districts as provided for in Part 3 (commencing with Section
6000) of Division 8 of the Harbors and Navigation Code.
All work authorized to be done under this article, exceeding
in cost the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) shall be awarded
upon competitive bidding, except that work consisting solely of new
construction is required to be awarded upon competitive bidding only
if it exceeds in cost the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000).
Notice of the proposed letting of such a contract shall be given by
advertisement for a period of two weeks or published pursuant to
Section 6066 of the Government Code, in a newspaper of general
circulation, published, printed, and circulated, in the district. The
board may authorize additional publication in other newspapers of
general circulation in the district when it deems that such
publication would best serve the public interest. The contract shall
be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder.
The board may, without advertising for bids, negotiate with the
government of the United States for the purpose of assisting the
board in the performance of any of the work authorized by this
article, and the board may contribute to the United States all or any
portion of the estimated cost of any work authorized by this part
which is to be done by or under contract with the United States.
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.