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SECTION A

NOTICE INVITING ELECTRONIC BIDS

for the construction of

Fiber Optic Communications

for
City Hall to Utility Yard Fiber Optic Installation Project – C.C. No. 1646

in the

CITY OF HUNTINGTON BEACH

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the CITY OF HUNTINGTON BEACH, as AGENCY, invites electronic bids for the above stated project and will receive such bids prior to 2:00 PM on TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2022, on the City’s PlanetBids System Vendor Portal, at which time or thereafter bids will be opened and made available online. Bids received after this time will be considered non-responsive. Prospective bidders must first register as a vendor and then bid on this project via the City’s PlanetBids System Vendor Portal website at: https://planetbids.com/portal/portal.cfm?CompanyID=15340

Copies of bid documents, including instruction to bidders, bidder proposal form, and specifications may be downloaded free at:
https://planetbids.com/portal/portal.cfm?CompanyID=15340. Bidders must first register as a vendor on the City of Huntington Beach PlanetBids system to view and download the Contract Documents, to be added to the prospective bidders list, and to receive addendum notifications when issued.

Any contract entered into pursuant to this notice will incorporate the provisions of the State Labor Code. Pursuant to the provisions of the Labor Code of the State of California, the minimum prevailing rate of per diem wages for each craft, classification or type of workman needed to execute the contract shall be those determined by the Director of Industrial Relations of the State of California, which are on file at the Office of the Director of Public Works, 2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648.

The AGENCY will deduct 5% retention from all progress payments. The Contractor may substitute an escrow holder surety of equal value to the retention in accordance with the provisions of the Public Contract Code, Section 10263. The Contractor shall be beneficial owner of the surety and shall receive any interest thereon.

The AGENCY hereby affirmatively ensures that minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this notice and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or religion in any consideration leading to the award of contract.

No bid shall be considered unless it is prepared on the approved Proposal forms in conformance with the Instructions to Bidders as determined by the AGENCY. The bid must be accompanied by a certified check, cashier’s check, or bidder’s bond made payable to the AGENCY for an amount no less than 10% of the amount bid.

For electronic submittal of bids, the bid security must be received at the City of Huntington Beach Public Works Office, 2000 Main Street, no later than then bid opening time and date. The bid security must be submitted in a sealed envelope bearing the name and address of the bidder, and the outside of the envelope must read as follows:

OFFICIAL BID SECURITY – DO NOT OPEN
Project Name: City Hall to Utility Yard Fiber Optic Installation Project
CC #: 1646
Bid Opening Date: April 5, 2022

The successful bidder shall be licensed in accordance with provisions of the Business and Professions Code and shall possess a State Contractor’s License Class A at the time of the bid opening. All fiber optic and electrical work must be performed by a contractor that possesses a C-10 Electrical Contractors License at the time of the bid opening. The successful Contractor and his subcontractors will be required to possess business licenses from the AGENCY. All extension of unit prices will be subject to verification by the AGENCY. In case of a variation between the unit price and the extension, the unit price will govern.

Project Description: The project consists primarily of installing fiber optic cable for communications, including conduit, pull boxes, communications equipment, and connections to the follow City facilities:

1. Civic Center IT Data Room
2. Utility Yard Water Division Building

The contract shall allow the Contractor 40 working days to complete the contract.
The engineer’s estimate of probable construction cost for the work included in the basis
of award is $116,200.

All questions related to this bid solicitation must be submitted through the City’s PlanetBids System Vendor Portal per the information provided in the Instructions to Bidders. Any other contact to City staff regarding this bid solicitation will be referred back to the PlanetBids system.

The AGENCY reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any irregularity and to take all bids under advisement for a maximum period of 60 days.

BY ORDER of the CITY COUNCIL of the CITY OF HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA, the 1st day of June 2021, by Resolution No. 2021-38.

Attest:
Robin Estanislau
CITY CLERK OF THE CITY OF HUNTINGTON BEACH

Published Huntington Beach Wave March 17, 24, 31, 2022 11523114

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