May 8, 2019


1.         Notice is hereby given that the Governing Board of the Mendocino-Lake Community College District (“District”), of the County of Mendocino, State of California, will receive sealed bids for the Hensley Creek/North State Street Intersection Improvement Project (“Project”) up to, but not later than, 3:00 p.m., on June 3, 2019, and will thereafter publicly open and read aloud the bids.  All bids shall be received at the Mendocino College Facilities Building, 1000 Hensley Creek Rd., Ukiah, California 95482.

2.         Each bid shall be completed on the Bid Proposal Form included in the Contract Documents, and must conform and be fully responsive to this invitation, the plans and specifications and all other Contract Documents.  Copies of the Contract Documents are available for examination at the Facilities Office at Mendocino College and may be obtained by licensed contractors upon payment of a nonrefundable deposit of one hundred dollars ($100) per set. The Contract Documents and Plans may also be viewed on the Planwell Website starting May 7, 2019 at; click on the link “Enter Planwell Planroom,” enter User Name “Traffic Light” and password “bidder”. The Contract Documents are also available for review at selected Builder’s Exchanges or for purchase from DrafTech Blueprinting, Inc., located at 1544 Terrace Way, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. 

3.         Each bid shall be accompanied by cash, a cashier's or certified check, or a bidder's bond executed by a surety licensed to do business in the State of California as a surety, made payable to the District, in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the maximum amount of the bid.  The check or bid bond shall be given as a guarantee that the bidder to whom the contract is awarded will execute the Contract Documents and will provide the required payment and performance bonds and insurance certificates within ten (10) days after the notification of the award of the contract.

4.         The successful bidder shall comply with the provisions of the Labor Code pertaining to payment of the generally prevailing rate of wages and apprenticeships or other training programs.  The Department of Industrial Relations has made available the general prevailing rate of per diem wages in the locality in which the work is to be performed for each craft, classification or type of worker needed to execute the contract, including employer payments for health and welfare, pension, vacation, apprenticeship and similar purposes.  Copies of these prevailing rates are available to any interested party upon request and are online at The Contractor and all Subcontractors shall pay not less than the specified rates to all workers employed by them in the execution of the Contract.  It is the Contractor's responsibility to determine any rate change.

5.         The schedule of per diem wages is based upon a working day of eight hours.  The rate for holiday and overtime work shall be at least time and one half.

6.         The substitution of appropriate securities in lieu of retention amounts from progress payments in accordance with Public Contract Code §22300 is permitted.   

7.         Pursuant to Public Contract Code §4104, each bid shall include the name and location of the place of business of each subcontractor who shall perform work or service or fabricate or install work for the contactor in excess of one-half of one percent (1/2 of 1%) of the bid price.  The bid shall describe the type of the work to be performed by each listed subcontractor. 

8.         No bid may be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days after the date set for the opening for bids except as provided by Public Contract Code §§5100 et seq.  The District reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informalities or irregularities in the bidding.

9.         This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the California Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code sections 1725.5 and 1770 et seq..  In accordance with Labor Code sections 1725.5 and 1770 et seq., all bidders, contractors and subcontractors working at the site shall be duly registered with the Department of Industrial Relations at time of bid opening and at all relevant times. Proof of registration shall be provided as to all such contractors prior to the commencement of any work.

10.       Each bidder shall possess at the time the bid is awarded the following classification(s) of California State Contractor's license: “B” or “A” or “C10.”

11.       By approving these bid documents, the Governing Board finds that the Project  is substantially complex and unique and therefore requires a retention amount of _0_% for the following reasons: _____N/A_________________________.

12.       Mandatory Bidders’ Conference. A mandatory bidders’ conference will be held at the intersection of Hensley Creek/North State Street on May 21, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. for the purpose of acquainting all prospective bidders with the Contract Documents and the Project site. In the event a potential prime contractor is unable to attend the mandatory pre-bid conference/walkthrough, an authorized representative may attend on their behalf.  The representative may only sign-in for one (1) company.  Subcontractors may not represent a potential prime contractor at a mandatory pre-bid conference/walkthrough.  Failure to attend the conference shall result in the disqualification of the bid of the non-attending bidder.


By:  MacAdam M. Lojowsky, Director of Facilities

DATED: May 6, 2019  

Publication Dates:    1) May 7, 2019   2) May 14, 2019

Additional Documents:

Construction Bid Documents

Technical Specifications