Notice to Bidders: Roadway Traffic Markings 2017


CONTRACT NO.  80000Markings-2017

Sealed bids for “Roadway Traffic Markings – Various Locations County Roads” will be received by the Colusa County Board of Supervisors Clerk located at the Colusa County Historic Courthouse at 547 Market Street, Suite 102 Colusa, California 95932 until 10:00 a.m. on November 1, 2017.

Bid forms for this project are included with this Notice to Bidders, and are entitled: Roadway Traffic Markings – Various Locations County Roads.  Bids are required for the entire project, and partial bids shall be considered nonresponsive.

Bid packages are available on the County of Colusa’s website located at  Plan holder information is required by contractors in order to download the bid packages.  Plans and specifications may be obtained for a nonrefundable fee of $ 35.00 per set at the office of the Director of Public Works, 1215 Market Street, Colusa, California, 95932.  Additionally, technical questions or general inquiries should likewise be directed to the Director of Public Works.

Department of Industrial Relations Registration: All contractors and subcontractors shall register with the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) pursuant to California Labor Code sections 1771.1 and 1725.5 prior to bidding on the Project.  The County will not consider bids from bidders who have not registered in compliance with the law.

Prevailing Wage: This Project is subject to prevailing wage rates.  Copies of the prevailing rates or per diem wages applicable to this Project are available from the California Department of Labor Statistics and Research at or 455 Golden Gate Avenue, 9th Floor, San Francisco, California 94102 (415) 703-4780.   A successful bidder awarded a contract (“Contractor”) will be required to post a copy of the wage rates on the job site.  Any employee whose type of work is not covered by any of the classified wage rates shall be paid not less than the rate of wage listed for the classification which most nearly corresponds to the type of work to be performed.  Pursuant to California Labor Code section 1775, the Contractor, and any subcontractor, shall forfeit up to $200.00 per calendar day, or portion of a day, for each worker paid less than the prevailing rates for such work or craft, and the penalty shall be imposed and distributed pursuant to Section 1775.

Payroll Records: A contractor and any subcontractors will be required to keep accurate payroll records pursuant to California Labor Code section 1776(a).  The records shall be furnished at least once a month to the California Labor Commission pursuant to California Labor Code section 1771.4(a)(3).

Bid Bonds: All bids shall be presented under sealed cover and shall be accompanied by a security bond in the amount of ten (10) percent of the bid amount to guarantee the bid.  Upon award to the lowest bidder, the security of unsuccessful bidders shall be returned no later than sixty (60) days from the date the contract is awarded.  The County will accept the following forms of security:

1) Cash;
2) A cashier’s check made payable to the County;
3) A certified check made payable to the County; or
4) A bidder’s bond executed by an admitted surety insurer, made payable to the County.

Buy America: This project is subject to the “Buy America” provisions of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982, and as amended by the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991.

Licensing: The contractor shall possess either a Class A license or a combination of Class C licenses required by the categories and types of work included in this contract at the time this contract is awarded.

The United States Department of Transportation provides a toll-free “hotline” service to report bid rigging activities. Bid rigging activities can be reported Mondays through Fridays, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time, Telephone No. 1-800-424-9071.  Anyone with knowledge of possible bid rigging, bidder collusion, or other fraudulent activities should use the “hotline” to report these activities.  The “hotline” is part of the United States Department of Transportation’s continuing effort to identify and investigate highway construction contract fraud and abuse and is operated under the direction of the United States Department of Transportation Inspector General.  All information will be treated confidentially and caller anonymity will be respected.

Construction on

NO.     ITEM DESCRIPTION                                  UNIT            QUANTITY
1         MOBILIZATION                                           LS                 1
2         TRAFFIC CONTROL                                      LS                 1
3         PAVEMENT MARKINGS WHITE & YELLOW      SF                 8,000

Note: Evaluation of the submitted bids shall be the sole and final determination of the County of Colusa and may not be based solely on cost.
A20A thru E
A24A thru F


Department of Transportation (DOT) means the Colusa County Board of Supervisors.
Engineer means County Engineer of the County of Colusa, State of California, acting either directly or through properly authorized agents, while such agents are acting within the course and scope of their particular duties.
Laboratory means the laboratories authorized by the Engineer to test materials and work involved in this Project.
State or Agency means the County of Colusa.
Transportation Building means the Colusa County Courthouse located at 547 Market Street, Suite 102 Colusa, California 95932.
State Highway Engineer means the County Engineer of the County of Colusa.
Standard Specifications means the 2015 edition of the Standard Specifications of the State of California, Department of Transportation.  Any reference therein to the State of California or a State agency, office, or officer shall be interpreted to reference the County of Colusa or its corresponding agency, office, or officer acting in connection with this Project.
Project means the work to be completed pursuant to this Request for Bids (RFB).

ATTEST: Wendy G. Tyler
Clerk of the Board

Ann Nordyke, Chief Deputy

Published in the Williams Pioneer Review: 10/18/2017, 10/25/2017
Ad. No. 2