Article 88. Sacramento County Water Agency of California Public Contract Code >> Division 2. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 1.5. >> Article 88.
The provisions of this article shall apply to contracts by
the Sacramento County Water Agency, as provided for in Chapter 10 of
the Statutes of the 1952 First Extraordinary Session.
The agency shall have the power to make contracts, employ
labor and to do all acts necessary for the full exercise of its
purposes and powers. The board of directors of the agency may cause
construction or other work to be performed or carried out by
contracts or by the agency under its own superintendents as
(a) All contracts for the construction of any unit of work,
except as provided in this article, estimated to cost in excess of
three thousand dollars ($3,000), shall be let to the lowest
responsible bidder in the manner provided in this article. The board
of directors of the agency shall advertise pursuant to Section 6066
of the Government Code in a newspaper of general circulation
published in the agency's jurisdiction inviting sealed proposals for
the construction of the work before any contract is made, 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 any claims for
labor and material and containing 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, in which case the
board may advertise for new bids.
(b) In the event no proposals are received pursuant to
advertisement, or where the estimated cost of the work does not
exceed three thousand dollars ($3,000), or the work consists of
emergency work, the board of directors, 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).
(c) The agency may purchase in the open market without
advertisement for bids, materials and supplies for use in any work
either under contract or by force account.
(d) The provisions of this section have no application to a
contract entered into with the United States under the authority of
Section 6 of Chapter 10 of the Statutes of the 1952 First
Extraordinary Session, or to a contract authorized by a vote of the
electorate of the agency.