Article 127. Monterey Peninsula Water Management District of California Public Contract Code >> Division 2. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 1.5. >> Article 127.

The provisions of this article shall apply to contracts by the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District, as provided for in Chapter 527 of the Statutes of 1977.
Any improvement or unit of work, when the cost, according to the estimate of the engineer, will exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000), shall be done by contract and shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder or bidders in the manner provided in this article. The board shall first determine whether the contract shall be let as a single unit or shall be divided into severable parts, according to the best interests of the district. The board shall call for bids and advertise the call by publication pursuant to Section 6061.3 of the Government Code in a newspaper of general circulation published or circulated in the district, inviting sealed proposals for the construction or performance of the improvement or work before any contract is made. The call for bids shall state whether the work is to be performed as a unit or is to be divided into parts, as stated in the call. The board may let the work by single contract or it may divide the work into parts by separate contracts, as stated in the call.
The board shall require the successful bidder or 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 in connection therewith. Such contracts shall be subject to the provisions of Title 3 (commencing with Section 9000) of Part 6 of Division 4 of the Civil Code.
The board shall also have the right to reject any and all bids and readvertise for new bids, or by a two-thirds vote may elect to undertake such work by force account. When no proposals are received pursuant to advertisement therefor, or when the estimated cost of such work does not exceed the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000), or when the work consists of channel protection, maintenance work, or emergency work necessary in order to protect life and property from impending damage, the board may, without advertising for bids therefor, have such work done by employees of the district by day labor under the direction of the board, by contract, or by a combination thereof. The district shall have the power to acquire in the open market without advertising for bids therefor, materials, equipment, and supplies for use in any work or for any other purpose; provided, however, that materials and supplies for use in any new construction work or improvement, except work referred to in the preceding sentence, may not be purchased if the cost thereof exceeds five thousand dollars ($5,000) without advertising for bids and awarding the contract therefor to the lowest responsible bidder.
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).