Article 117. Alpine County Water Agency of California Public Contract Code >> Division 2. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 1.5. >> Article 117.
The provisions of this article shall apply to contracts by
the Alpine County Water Agency, as provided for in Chapter 1896 of
the Statutes of 1961.
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 agency, inviting sealed proposals for the
construction or performance of the improvement or 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.
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). In that event a majority vote of all board
members shall be required. The board 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.