Part 4. Arbitration Of Public Works Contract Claims of California Public Contract Code >> Division 2. >> Part 4.
As used in this part:
(a) "Public works contract" means, except for a contract awarded
pursuant to the State Contract Act (Part 2 (commencing with Section
10100)), a contract awarded through competitive bids or otherwise by
the state, any of its political subdivisions or public agencies for
the erection, construction, alteration, repair, or improvement of any
kind upon real property.
(b) "Claim" means a demand for monetary compensation or damages,
arising under or relating to the performance of any public works
Unless otherwise prohibited by law, the terms of any public
works contract may include at the time of bidding and of award a
provision for arbitration of any claim pursuant to Article 7.1
(commencing with Section 10240) of Chapter 1 of Part 2.