Article 49. River Port Districts of California Public Contract Code >> Division 2. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 1. >> Article 49.
The provisions of this article shall apply to contracts by
river port districts as provided for in Part 6 (commencing with
Section 6800) of Division 8 of the Harbors and Navigation Code.
Contracts for the doing of new construction work, the cost
of which exceeds ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or the purchasing of
supplies, the cost of which exceeds twenty-five thousand dollars
($25,000), or projects involving maintenance of buildings and
improvements, the cost of which exceeds ten thousand dollars
($10,000), shall be let by the board upon competitive bidding.
Notice of the proposed letting of a contract shall be given by
publication pursuant to Section 6061 of the Government Code in the
county in which the district is located, at least five days before
the time fixed for opening bids. Bidding shall be by sealed proposals
filed with the district upon forms furnished by it, and under such
rules and regulations as the board may prescribe. All bids shall be
publicly opened and declared under procedures established by the
board, and the award of the contracts shall be made in open session
of the board to the lowest and best responsible bidder. The board may
reject any and all bids and readvertise in its discretion.
Notwithstanding Section 20761, 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.
In case of an emergency such as a fire, flood, storm, or
other disaster, the board may, by resolution passed by the vote of
four-fifths of all members, declaring that the public interest and
necessity demand the immediate expenditure of district money to
safeguard life, health, or property expend such sums as may be
necessary in the emergency.
The board may delegate to its officers the execution of
contracts, in which the amount involved is less than twenty-five
thousand dollars ($25,000).