Article 2. Contracts of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 16. >> Chapter 4. >> Article 2.

The district may make contracts and enter into stipulations of any nature whatsoever, employ labor, and do all acts necessary and convenient for the full exercise of the powers granted in this part.
No officer or employee of the district shall in any manner be interested, directly or indirectly, in any contract awarded or to be awarded by the board, or in the profits to be derived therefrom, contrary to the provisions of Article 4 (commencing with Section 1090) of Chapter 1 of Division 4 of Title 1 of the Government Code.
The district may insure against any accident or destruction of the rail transit system or any part thereof. The district may insure against loss of revenues from any cause whatsoever. In proceedings authorizing the issuance of any bonds, the district may provide for the carrying of insurance in an amount and of a character as may be specified, and may provide for the payment of premiums thereon. The district may also provide insurance as provided in Part 6 (commencing with Section 989) of Division 3.6 of Title 1 of the Government Code.
The district may contract for the services of independent contractors.
For purposes of entering into design-build contracts, the district is a "transit operator" within the meaning of Article 6.8 (commencing with Section 20209.5) of Chapter 1 of Part 3 of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code.
The district is a local agency for purposes of the Natural Disaster Assistance Act, Chapter 7.5 (commencing with Section 8680) of Division 1 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
The district shall be considered the succeeding agency to the "Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit Authority" for the purpose of receiving funds available under paragraph (30) of subdivision (a) of Section 14556.40 of the Government Code.