Article 84. Napa County Flood Control And Water Conservation District of California Public Contract Code >> Division 2. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 1.5. >> Article 84.
The provisions of this article shall apply to contracts by
the Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, as
provided for in Chapter 1449 of the Statutes of 1951.
(a) All contracts for any improvement or unit of work when
the cost, according to the estimate of the engineer, will exceed two
thousand dollars ($2,000), shall be let to the lowest responsible
bidder or bidders in the manner provided in this article. The board
shall first determine whether the contract shall be let as a single
unit for the whole of the work, or shall be divided into severable
parts, or both, according to the best interests of the district. The
board shall call for bids and advertise the call by three insertions
in a daily newspaper of general circulation or by two insertions in a
weekly newspaper of general circulation printed and published in the
district inviting sealed proposals for the construction or
performance of the improvement or work before any contract is made.
The call for bids shall state whether the work is to be performed as
a unit for the whole thereof or shall be divided into severable
specific parts, or both, as stated in the call. The board may let the
work by single contract as a unit or it may divide the work into
severable parts by separate contracts, as stated in the call,
according to the best interests of the district. The board shall
require the successful bidder or bidders to file with the board good
and sufficient bonds to be approved by the board conditioned upon the
faithful performance of the contract and upon the payment of their
claims for labor and material, the bonds to contain the terms and
conditions set forth in Title 3 (commencing with Section 9000) of
Part 6 of Division 4 of the Civil Code and to be subject to the
provisions of that title. The board shall also have the right to
reject any bid.
(b) In the event all proposals are rejected or no proposals are
received pursuant to advertisement, or the estimated cost of the work
does not exceed two thousand dollars ($2,000), or the work consists
of channel protection, maintenance work, or emergency work, the board
of supervisors may, without advertising for bids, have the work done
by force account. 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).
(c) The district may purchase in the open market, without
advertising for bids, materials and supplies for use in any work
either under contract or by force account; provided, however, that
materials and supplies for use in any new construction work or
improvements, except work referred to in subdivision (b), may not be
purchased if the cost exceeds two thousand five hundred dollars
($2,500), without advertising for bids and awarding the contract to
the lowest responsible bidder.