IFB 2021-08 LAVTA Rutan Landscaping Construction

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT sealed Bids will be received by the Finance Department, of the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) at its Administrative Offices, 1362 Rutan Court, Suite 100, Livermore, CA 94551, until 2:00 p.m. on  February 10, 2022 to provide for the removal of existing landscaping, soil preparation, irrigation system installation, and planting at the LAVTA Rutan Administration and Maintenance facility located at 1362 Rutan Court, Livermore, CA, in accordance with requirements of the Solicitation Documents, at which time they will be read.

A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Conference and walk through will be held at 10:00 a.m. on January 6, 2022 at the LAVTA Administrative Offices, located at 1362 Rutan Court in Livermore, CA.  At this Conference, members of the LAVTA staff will be available to answer questions pertaining to the Contract Documents and Specifications and will conduct a job walk at the facility. The Conference should take no longer than an hour.

All questions during the solicitation phase of this project shall be directed to Tamara Edwards, Authority’s Director of Finance, at the address above. You may also fax your written requests to 925-443-1375 or email procurements@lavta.org. All questions concerning this project, must be received in writing no later than 4:00 p.m. on January 17, 2022. The LAVTA written Response to Questions shall be posted on the LAVTA website (www.wheelsbus.com) on January 25, 2022.

Only signed Addenda issued by LAVTA are binding. Bidders are required to acknowledge receipt of all Addenda with their Bids.

Whether mailed or personally delivered, Bids must be addressed to Tamara Edwards, Authority’s Director of Finance at Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority, 1362 Rutan Court, Suite 100, Livermore, CA 94551, by the date and time set forth in the Solicitation Documents. No late Bids will be accepted.

Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Guaranty/Security in the form of a Certified or Cashier’s Check, Bidder’s Bond, or Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit in the amount of at least ten percent of the total amount of the bid, as further defined in the Special Provisions. The Bid Guaranty/Security shall be retained by LAVTA and applied to any damages sustained by LAVTA in the event that the successful Bidder fails or refuses to enter into the Contract awarded to it.

Bidders bidding as the prime Contractor shall possess a valid California State Class C-27 Contractor’s License at the time of Contract award and throughout the Contract term. The Invitation to Bid is available at www.wheelsbus.com or may be requested in hard copy format at the Authority’s offices.

This is a Public Works Contract.  In accordance with section 1720 et seq. of the Labor Code, the general prevailing wage rates as established by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations will apply.  The prevailing wage rates established by the State Director of Industrial Relations are available on the State of California’s website at http://www.dir.ca.gov/ or can be obtained by mail addressed to:  Prevailing Wage Unit, Division of Labor Statistics and Research, Department of Industrial Relations, P.O. Box 603, San Francisco, CA  94101.

No contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a bid proposal for a public works project unless registered with Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 at the time of bid.  Additionally, no contractor or subcontractor may be awarded a contract for public works unless registered with DIR pursuant to California Labor Code section 1725.5.  Each bidder must submit proof of contractor registration with DIR (e.g. a hard copy of the relevant page of the DIR’s database found at: https://efiling.dir.ca.gov/PWCR/Search).  This Contract is subject to monitoring and enforcement by the DIR pursuant to Labor Code Section 1771.4.

Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 22300, the successful Bidder may submit certain securities in lieu of the Owner retaining a portion of progress payments during the Project.  Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 9550, the successful bidder shall furnish a payment bond if civil work exceeds twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000).

Bids will be examined and reported to the Board of Directors of LAVTA within 120 calendar days of the Bid opening. LAVTA reserves the right to reject any Bids or to waive any irregularity or informalities in any Bid or in the bidding procedure. No Bidder may withdraw its Bid for a period of 120 calendar days after the date of opening of the Bids. Each Bidder will be notified in writing of LAVTA’s intent to award a Contract.

LAVTA hereby notifies all Bidders that it is the policy of LAVTA to ensure nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, ancestry, medical condition, sexual orientation, or marital status in the award and administration of contracts that it awards.   It is the intention of LAVTA to create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for contracts and subcontracts relating to LAVTA’s construction, procurement, and professional service activities in accordance with LAVTA’s DBE goals.

In connection with the performance of this Contract, full compliance with all applicable Safety and Health Standards and with all applicable laws and regulations concerning Equal Employment Opportunity will be required. The major provisions of LAVTA’s policy are outlined in these Contract Specifications.

For details of the IFB click here.

For Excel Bid Form (Page B-3) click here.

For details of the IFB plans click the L1 – L11 links below:

For Pre-bid Conference and Walkthrough Sign-in Sheet click here.

For Addendum # 1 with Attachment click here.

  • Open Date: 12/17/2021 Close Date: 02/10/2022 2:00 pm