Article 62. Protection Districts of California Public Contract Code >> Division 2. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 1.5. >> Article 62.

The provisions of this article shall apply to contracts by protection districts as provided for in Chapter 201 of the Statutes of 1895.
(a) All work done in any district shall be ordered by the board of supervisors of the county in which the district is located and shall be under the direction of the county surveyor or county engineer. All work which exceeds an estimated cost of one thousand dollars ($1,000) shall be advertised and let to the lowest bidder; provided, however, that at the time of an emergency the board of supervisors may order emergency work done without advertising for bids. If notice for bids to let contracts will not be given, the board of supervisors shall comply with Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 22050).
  (b) As soon as the district is formed, the board shall cause a survey of the contemplated improvements to be made, or adopt a survey already made, and shall also cause a map of the survey, and plans and specifications showing the improvements in detail, to be prepared, and they shall adopt those surveys, maps, plans, and specifications, and thereafter all improvements shall be made in accordance with the surveys, maps, plans, and specifications so adopted; provided, that at any time after the adoption of said surveys, maps, plans, and specifications, and before the commissioner' s report of assessment of benefits and award of damages has been finally adopted and confirmed by the board, the board may rescind their action in adopting those surveys, maps, plans, and specifications, and may modify the same or adopt others in their place, in which case a new assessment shall be made, or may, by a four-fifths vote of the members, abandon the contemplated improvement and dissolve the protection district, in which case the expenses already incurred on behalf of the district shall be a county charge.
The board of supervisors shall determine the amount of work to be done in each year and the place where such work is to be done, and may let a contract for any portion of such work that they may think proper. When the work is let by contract, either as a whole work or for a portion thereof, the board shall give notice, by publication thereof, not less than 10 days, in a newspaper published in such county, calling for bids for the construction of such work, or of any portion thereof; if less than the whole work is advertised, then the portion so advertised must be particularly described in such notice. Said notice shall set forth that plans and specifications can be seen at the office of the board, and that the board will receive sealed proposals therefor, and that the contract will be let to the lowest responsible bidder, stating the time and place for opening said proposal, and how such sealed proposals shall be addressed, which, at the time and place appointed, shall be opened, and, as soon thereafter as convenient, the board shall let said work, either in portions or as a whole, to the lowest responsible bidder; or they may reject any and all bids and readvertise for proposals. Any person or persons to whom a contract may be awarded shall enter into a bond, with good and sufficient sureties, to be approved by the board, payable to said county for the use of such protection district, for double the amount of the contract price, conditioned for the faithful performance of said contract. The work shall be done under the direction and to the satisfaction of the board of supervisors.