Article 121. Metropolitan Water District of California Public Contract Code >> Division 2. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 1.5. >> Article 121.
The provisions of this article shall apply to contracts by a
Metropolitan Water District, as provided for in Chapter 209 of the
Statutes of 1969.
As used in this article, "public corporation" means and
includes the United States or any other public agency thereof or this
or any other state or any political district or subdivision thereof.
A district may join with one or more other public or private
corporations (within or without this state) for the purpose of
carrying out any of its powers, and for that purpose may contract
with any such other public or private corporation to finance
acquisitions, constructions, and operations.
Any contract with any other public or private corporation
pursuant to Section 21562 may provide for contributions to be made by
each party and for the division and apportionment of the expenses of
such acquisitions and operations, and the division and apportionment
of the benefits, services, and products from the contract. Any such
contract may provide for an agency to effect such acquisitions and
carry on such operations, and shall provide in the powers and methods
of procedure for such agency the method by which such agency may
contract. Any such contract may contain such other and further
covenants and agreements as may be necessary and convenient to
accomplish such purposes.
The board may prescribe methods for the construction of
works and for the letting of contracts for the construction of works,
structures, or equipment, or for the performance or furnishing of
labor, materials, or supplies required for the carrying out of any of
the purposes of this act.
Whenever any work is not to be done by the district itself
by force account, and the amount involved shall be twenty-five
thousand dollars ($25,000) or more, the board shall provide for the
letting of contracts to the lowest responsible bidder, after
publication of notices inviting bids, but subject to the right of the
board to reject any and all proposals.
The board, in advertising for bids and in letting contracts
as provided in Section 21565, may require that all articles furnished
to the district pursuant to such contracts be manufactured,
produced, or fabricated in the United States or its territories, and
may prohibit the use in, or employment in connection with, the
carrying out of such contracts by the contractor or any
subcontractor, of all machinery or materials except those which have
been manufactured, produced, or fabricated in the United States or
its territories, if they are determined by the board to be available.
(a) Notwithstanding the requirements of Section 21566,
contracts, in writing or otherwise, may be let without advertising
for, or inviting bids, when any repairs, alterations, or other work,
or the purchase of materials, supplies, equipment, or other property
is deemed by the board to be for an emergency.
(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).