Article 99. Shasta County Water Agency of California Public Contract Code >> Division 2. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 1.5. >> Article 99.
The provisions of this article shall apply to contracts by
the Shasta County Water Agency, as provided for in Chapter 1512 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
five thousand dollars ($5,000) shall be let to the lowest responsible
bidder. 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 by the agency 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
the 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.
In the event 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 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 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.
(b) The provisions of this section have no application to a
contract entered into with the United States under the authority of
Section 59 of Chapter 1512 of the Statutes of 1957, or to a contract
authorized by a vote of the electorate of the agency.