Article 109. Yuba-bear River Basin Authority of California Public Contract Code >> Division 2. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 1.5. >> Article 109.
The provisions of this article shall apply to contracts by
the Yuba-Bear River Basin Authority, as provided for in Chapter 2131
of the Statutes of 1959.
(a) All contracts for any improvement or unit of work, when
the cost according to the estimate of the engineer will exceed five
thousand dollars ($5,000) shall be let to the lowest responsible
bidder or bidders as provided in this article. The board shall first
determine whether the contract shall be let as a single unit, or
divided into severable parts. The board shall advertise for bids by
three insertions in a daily newspaper of general circulation or by
two insertions in a weekly newspaper of general circulation printed
and published in the authority, inviting sealed proposals for the
construction or performance of the improvement work. The call for
bids shall state whether the work shall be performed in one unit or
divided into parts. The work may be let under a single contract or
several contracts, as stated in the call. The board shall require the
successful 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 shall comply with Title 3 (commencing with
Section 9000) of Part 6 of Division 4 of the Civil Code. The board
may reject any bid. In the event all proposals are rejected or no
proposals are received, or the estimated cost of the work does not
exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000), or the work consists of
channel protection, maintenance work, or emergency work, the board
may have the work done by force account without advertising for bids.
(b) 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 authority 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.