Article 85. Lake County Flood Control And Water Conservation District of California Public Contract Code >> Division 2. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 1.5. >> Article 85.
The provisions of this article shall apply to contracts by
the Lake County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, as
provided for in Chapter 1544 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 four
thousand dollars ($4,000), 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 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 in the district pursuant to Section 6066 of the
Government Code inviting sealed proposals for the construction or
performance of the improvement or before any contract is made. The
call for bids shall state whether the work is to be performed as a
unit or shall be divided into severable specific parts, or both, as
stated in the call. The board may let the work by single contract 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 no proposals are received pursuant to
advertisement or the estimated cost of the work does not exceed four
thousand dollars ($4,000), 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
day labor, under the direction of the board, by contract, or by the
combination of the two. 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 acquire in the open market, without
advertising for bids, materials, equipment, and supplies for use in
any work or for any other purpose; provided, however, that materials
and supplies for use in any new construction work or improvement,
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
In case of an emergency, the board of supervisors shall
respond to the emergency pursuant to Chapter 2.5 (commencing with
Section 22050) if notice for bids to let contracts will not be given.