NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids for the EL PASEO CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS (“Project”) in the City of Rancho Santa Margarita will be received at the Office of the City Engineer of the City of Rancho Santa Margarita, 22112 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita California, until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.

DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK: In general, the work is comprised of public works construction including traffic control, best management practices, clearing and grubbing, electrical conduit placement, handhole installation, curb ramp installation, electric receptacle installation both in-ground and on a pedestal with associated electrical wiring, and other miscellaneous improvements as shown on the plans and as required to complete the work. Portions of substructure installation work will require Southern California Edison (SCE) coordination and inspection. 

AWARD OF CONTRACT: The City reserves the right after opening bids to reject any or all bids, to waive any informality (non-responsiveness) in a bid, or to make award to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder on the Bid Schedule, and reject all other bids, as it may best serve the interest of the City.  Within three (3) days of bid opening contractor must submit a revised bid bond with numerical dollar values, both in words and with digits of bid amount. Within five (5) working days after the date of the Notice of Apparent Low Bidder, the successful bidder will be required to submit required Contract Agreement and Insurance.  Within ten (10) working days after the date of the Notice of Award, the successful bidder will be required to submit Bonds (Faithful Performance and Material and Labor), Construction Schedule, Traffic Control Plan and Water Pollution Prevention Plan.

CONTRACTOR’S LICENSE CLASSIFICATION: The Contractor shall possess a valid Class A Contractor’s License at the time of submitting bids, in accordance with provisions of Chapter 9, Division III of the California Business and Professions Code.

WAGE RATE REQUIREMENTS: The wage rates applicable to this Project are the State of California Department of Industrial Relations prevailing rates of per diem wages.  In accordance with the provisions of Sections 1773.2 of the California Labor Code, copies of the general prevailing rate of per diem wages as determined by the State Director of Industrial Relations are available at City Hall, which shall be made available to any interested party upon request, or on the Internet at the State Department of Industrial Relations website ( under Statistics and Research. It shall be mandatory upon the Contractor to whom the contract is awarded and upon any subcontractor to pay not less than said specified rates to all workers employed by them in the execution of the contract. A copy of said rates shall be posted at each job site during the course of construction. The Contractor and all subcontractors shall comply with all provisions of the California Labor Code relating to prevailing wage rates, including Sections 1770–1781.

This Project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations.  The Department of Industrial Relations shall monitor and enforce compliance with applicable prevailing wage requirements for the contract. The reporting requirements may be found at  The Contractor is responsible for complying with all requirements of the Department of Industrial Relations, including filing electronic payroll reports.

A contractor or subcontractor will not be qualified to bid on, be listed in a bid proposal, subject to the requirements of Section 4104 of the Public Contract Code, or engage in the performance of any contract for public work on a public works project unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code Section 1725.5. It is not a violation of Labor Code Section 1771.1 for an unregistered contractor to submit a bid that is authorized by Section 7029.1 of the Business and Professions Code or by Section 10164 or 20103.5 of the Public Contract Code, provided the contractor is registered to perform public work pursuant to Section 1725.5 at the time the contract is awarded. 

RETAINAGE FROM PAYMENTS: The Contractor may elect to receive 100 percent of payments due under the Contract Documents from time to time, without retention of any portion of the payments by the City, by depositing securities of equivalent value with the City in accordance with the provisions of Section 22300 of the Public Contract Code. If the Contractor chooses not to exercise its rights under Public Contract Code Section 22300, the full five percent (5%) retention will be deducted from all payments. The final retention will be authorized for payment thirty-five (35) days after the date of recordation of the Notice of Completion, if no stop notices have been filed.  The City may withhold from release of the final retention amounts authorized under Public Contracts Code Section 7107 and/or 125% of amounts identified in any Stop Notices received by the City. 

OBTAINING OR INSPECTING CONTRACT DOCUMENTS: Contract Documents may be inspected without charge at the Public Works Department, City Hall, 22112 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688. Contract Documents are available in portable document form (PDF) on the City’s website: It is the contractor’s responsibility to ensure they are on the City’s Plan Holder’s List and they obtain any addendums or clarifications that are issued by the City on the City’s website prior to submitting a bid. For any questions regarding acquisition of Contract Documents, contact Wilson Leung @

Dated this 13th day of September 2019.                        City of Rancho Santa Margarita, California


The Engineer’s Estimate for Base Bid is $58,500.        BY _____________________________

Amy Diaz, City Clerk

Published: Coto de Caza News                                    22112 El Paseo

September 13, 2019                                                      Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

September 20, 2019