COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed proposals will be received by (and all bids should be mailed or delivered to) the
Clerk of the Board Office SEALED BID for (Project Name)
Humboldt County Courthouse
825 Fifth Street, Suite 111
Eureka, California, 95501
until 2:00 PM, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2022, at which time they will be publicly opened by the Clerk of the Board of the County of Humboldt at a public meeting in the Office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Humboldt County Courthouse, Eureka, California, for performing work as follows:
PANTHER GAP ROAD (4D010) POST MILE 0.50 TREE CLEARING PROJECT
PROJECT NO.: FEMA 4301-CA-DR PW-909
CONTRACT NO.: 217387
Bids are required for the entire work as described herein:
The work to be done consists of falling trees within the future project limits. Bidders are advised that the work must be completed within 10 working days. The Engineer’s Estimate for this work is: $60,000.
Plans, Special Provisions and Proposal Forms may be viewed at the Humboldt County Department of Public Works, 1106 Second Street, Eureka, California, 95501, at area plan centers and on the County’s website at: http://humboldtgov.org/Bids.aspx.
To receive electronic bid documents and to register as a plan-holder, prospective bidders must email a request to the following project contact: Department of Public Works Office Assistant, , (707) 445-7652. Failure to register as a plan-holder with Department of Public Works may result in a nonresponsive bid.
Printed copies of the contract documents may be obtained by prospective Bidders upon ADVANCE payment of a non-refundable printing and service charge in the amount of $15.00. All checks shall be made payable to COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT and should be mailed along with the request for Plans to the Humboldt County Department of Public Works, 1106 Second Street, Eureka, California, 95501.
Telephone: (707) 445-7652 Requests for plans, planholder list or project estimate
(707) 445-7377 Engineering division, questions regarding plans or specs
(707) 445-7409 Fax transmissions
Plans and Special Provisions reference the Caltrans Standard Specifications and Standard Plans dated 2018. Provisions that reference federal-aid contracts are applicable.
The successful Bidder shall furnish a Payment Bond and a Performance Bond.
The Contractor shall possess either a CLASS "A” General Engineering, Licensed Timber Operator, or C-61 (D-49) Tree Service Contractors License, at the time this contract is awarded.
No pre-bid meeting is scheduled for this project.
This contract is subject to state contract nondiscrimination and compliance requirements pursuant to Government Code, Section 12990. The County of Humboldt affirms that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, as defined in 49 CFR Part 26, will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation.
For this contract, the County has included a Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) goal of 0 Percent. Bidders need not achieve the percentage stated as a condition of award.
Inquiries or questions based on alleged patent ambiguity of the plans, specifications or estimate must be communicated as a bidder inquiry prior to bid opening. Any such inquiries or questions, submitted after bid opening, will not be treated as a bid protest.
Pursuant to Section 1773 of the Labor Code, the general prevailing wage rates in the county, or counties, in which the work is to be done have been determined by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations. These wages are set forth in the General Prevailing Wage Rates for this project, available at County of Humboldt, 1106 2nd Street, Eureka, CA. 95501 and available from the California Department of Industrial Relations’ Internet web site at http://www.dir.ca.gov/DLSR/PWD. The Federal minimum wage rates for this project as predetermined by the United States Secretary of Labor are available on the web home page of the Department of Labor at https://beta.sam.gov/ and copies may be examined at the offices described above where project plans, special provisions, and proposal forms may be seen. Addenda to modify the Federal minimum wage rates, if necessary, will be issued to planholders that have purchased bid documents from the Department of Public Works at 1106 Second Street, Eureka, California, 95501. Future effective general prevailing wage rates which have been predetermined and are on file with the California Department of Industrial Relations are referenced but not printed in the general prevailing wage rates.
Attention is directed to the Federal minimum wage rate requirements of the Department of Labor. If there is a difference between the minimum wage rates predetermined by the Secretary of Labor and the general prevailing wage rates determined by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations for similar classifications of labor, the Contractor and subcontractors shall pay not less than the higher wage rate. The Department will not accept lower State wage rates not specifically included in the Federal minimum wage determinations. This includes "helper (or other classifications based on hours of experience) or any other classification not appearing in the Federal wage determinations. Where Federal wage determinations do not contain the State wage rate determination otherwise available for use by the Contractor and subcontractors, the Contractor and subcontractors shall pay not less than the Federal minimum wage rate which most closely approximates the duties of the employees in question.
This project is subject to the "Buy America" provisions of the Surface Transportation Act of 1982.as amended by the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) Sections 1041(a) and 1048(a), and the regulations adopted pursuant thereto.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) provides a toll-free hotline to report bid rigging activities. Use the hotline to report bid rigging, bidder collusion, and other fraudulent activities. The hotline number is (800) 424-9071. The service is available 24 hours 7 days a week and is confidential and anonymous. The hotline is part of the DOT's effort to identify and investigate highway construction contract fraud and abuse and is operated under the direction of the DOT Inspector General.