Article 98. Tehama County Flood Control And Water Conservation District of California Public Contract Code >> Division 2. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 1.5. >> Article 98.
The provisions of this article shall apply to contracts by
the Tehama County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, as
provided for in Chapter 1280 of the Statutes of 1957.
(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 five hundred dollars ($3,500) shall be let to the
lowest responsible bidder in the manner provided in this article. 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, 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
all 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, in which case the board may advertise for new bids.
(b) In the event no proposals are received pursuant to
advertisement, where the estimated cost of the work does not exceed
five thousand dollars ($5,000), or where 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 district 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; 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 five thousand dollars ($5,000), without
advertising for bids and awarding the contract to the lowest
(d) The provisions of this section have no application to a
contract entered into with the United States under the authority of
Section 3 of Chapter 1280 of the Statutes of 1957, or to a contract
authorized by a vote of the electorate of the district.