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for the construction of

Fiber Optic Communications

Downtown Fiber Optic Communications – C.C. No. 1621

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PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the CITY OF HUNTINGTON BEACH, as AGENCY, invites sealed bids for the above stated project and will receive such bids in the office of the City Clerk, Second Floor, 2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach, California 92648, up to the hour of 2:00 PM on April 20, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hand delivered bids will only be accepted between the hours of 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM, immediately outside of the City Hall Main entrance, on the day of the bid. Bids will be publicly opened in the same area to allow for social distancing. It is advised that bidders arrive earlier than normal to deliver bids and allow for additional bid processing and acceptance times due to the safety measures described above.

The bid opening will be at 2:00 PM on April 20, 2021.

Copies of the Plans, Specifications, and contract documents are available from the Office of the Director of Public Works, 2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648, upon payment of a $20.00 nonrefundable fee if picked up, or payment of a $35.00 nonrefundable fee if sent by UPS ground delivery (bidder shall pay additional costs for special delivery). Plans, Specifications, and contract documents can be downloaded free on AGENCY website at:
Open website, then click on “Current Advertised Projects” tab.

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. This project requires the contractor to possess a valid State of California contractor’s license of the proper classification in accordance with the provisions of the Public Contract Code Section 10164. All fiber optic and electrical work must be performed by a contractor who possesses a C-10 Electrical Contractors License at the time of bid opening. A contractor who does not possess all the required licenses at the time of bid opening will be deemed non-responsive and will be disqualified. 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, Ethernet switches, traffic signal cabinet and controller, modification of an existing communication hub and connections to the follow City facilities:

1. Kiosk at the Huntington Beach Pier
2. Installation of fiber optic cable in an existing utility trough at the pier and connec-
tion to an existing splice enclosure
3. Police Department Downtown Sub-Station
4. Parking Structure in Downtown
5. Huntington Beach Public Library
6. Huntington Beach Arts Center
7. Huntington Beach Fire Station

The contract shall allow the Contractor 75 working days to complete the contract.

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The engineer’s estimate of probable construction cost for the work included in the ba-
sis of award is $720,000.

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 29th day of June 2020, by Resolution No. 2020-39.

Robin Estanislau

Published Huntington Beach Wave April 1, 8, 15, 2021 11450444