Article 87. Yolo County Flood Control And Water Conservation District of California Public Contract Code >> Division 2. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 1.5. >> Article 87.

The provisions of this article shall apply to contracts by the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, as provided for in Chapter 1657 of the Statutes of 1951.
All contracts for the construction of any unit of work, except as provided, estimated to cost in excess of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder in the manner as provided.
The board shall advertise by three insertions in a daily newspaper of general circulation or two insertions in a weekly newspaper of general circulation published in the district inviting sealed proposals for the construction of the work before any contract shall be made therefor, and may let by contract separately any part of the work. The board shall require the successful bidder 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 the claims for labor and material in connection therewith. The board may reject any and all bids.
If all proposals are rejected or no proposals are received pursuant to advertisement, or where the estimated cost of the work does not exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000), or where the work consists of channel protection, maintenance work, or emergency work, the board, by unanimous vote of all members present, 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). 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.
The provisions of this section have no application to a contract entered into with the United States under the authority of Section 3 of this act, or to a contract authorized by a vote of the electorate of the district or zone.