Livingston High School Contaminated Soil Project


The following is a public notice by the Merced Union High School District, posted January 13th and available on via the Merced Sun-Star. It has been reformatted for “ease of reading” purposes. Parts of the notice which may be of interest to specific members of the general public and City Government have been highlighted.


Notice to Bidders Project: Supply all labor, equipment, and materials to excavate approximately 120 bank cubic yards of contaminated soil from a property adjacent to the Livingston High School, and transport the soil to an appropriate off-site landfill.


 Notice is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of the Merced Union High School District (MUHSD) of Merced County California is calling for and will receive sealed bids for the award of a contract for the above project up to but not later than 2 pm on February 3, 2009 at the District Administrative Office located at Castle Airport 3430 A Street, Atwater, CA 95301.


All inquiries concerning this bid shall be directed to

·        Stuart St. Clair at URS Corporation at 30 River Park Place West, Suite 180, Fresno, CA 93720, telephone (559) 256-1462, e-mail, or to

·        Michael Belluomini, Director of Facilities Planning for MUHSD at Castle Airport 3430 A Street, Atwater, CA 95301, telephone (209) 385-6558.


Bidders may obtain a set of plans from URS Corporation. All work under the contract which may result from this bid shall begin on March 2, 2009 and be completed by April 17, 2009. The amount of liquidated damages shall be $500.00 per day. Requests to use alternate products shall be submitted to the District at least seven (7) days prior to the bid opening in accordance with the bid documents.


Contractors License Classification Required: A-HAZ.


Additional copies of the plans and specifications may be examined at:

·        Merced-Mariposa Builders Exchange, 410 West Main Street, Merced, CA 95340

·        Valley Builders Exchange, 1118 Kansas Avenue, Modesto, CA 95351

·        Fresno Builders Exchange, 1244 North Mariposa, Fresno CA 93703


A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at 10:00am on January 14, 2009 at the Livingston High School Principals Office, 1617 Main Street, Livingston, CA, 95334.


Please notify Stuart St. Clair at least 24 hours before the pre-bid conference if you will be attending. ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY


Miscellaneous Information Bids shall be received in the place identified above, and shall be opened and publicly read aloud at the above-stated time and place. Bid documents will be available via electronic mail from URS Corporation at no charge. To receive bid documents, send an electronic-mail request to


Each bidder shall be a licensed contractor pursuant to the California Business and Professions Code, and be licensed to perform the work called for in the contract documents. The successful bidder must possess a valid and active Class A-HAZ License at time of award of contract.


The Contractors California State License number shall be clearly stated on the bidders proposal. Subcontractors shall be licensed pursuant to California law for the trades necessary to perform the work called for in the contract documents. Each bid must strictly conform with and be responsive to the contract documents as defined in the General Conditions.


The DISTRICT reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any irregularities or informalities in any bids or in the bidding. Each bidder shall submit with his bid, on the form furnished with the contract documents, a list of the designated subcontractors on this project as required by the Subletting and Subcontracting Fair Practices Act, California Public Contract Code Sections 4100 et. seq. In accordance with California Public Contract Code Section 22300, the DISTRICT will permit the substitution of securities for any moneys withheld by the DISTRICT to ensure performance under the contract. At the request and expense of the CONTRACTOR, securities equivalent to the amount withheld shall be deposited with the DISTRICT, or with a state or federally chartered bank as the escrow agent, who shall then pay such moneys to the CONTRACTOR. Upon satisfactory completion of the contract, the securities shall be returned to the CONTRACTOR.


Each bidders bid must be accompanied by one of the following forms of bidders security: (1) cash; (2) a cashiers check made payable to the DISTRICT; (3) a certified check made payable to the DISTRICT; or (4) a bidders bond executed by a California admitted surety as defined in Code of Civil Procedure Section 995.120, made payable to the DISTRICT in the form set forth in the contract documents. Such bidders security must be in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the maximum amount of bid as a guarantee that the bidder will enter into the proposed contract, if the same is awarded to such bidder, and will provide the required Performance and Payment Bonds and insurance certificates. In the event of failure to enter into said contract or provide the necessary documents, said security will be forfeited.


The DISTRICT has obtained from the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations the general prevailing rate of per diem wages and the general prevailing rate for holiday and overtime work in the locality in which this work is to be performed for each craft, classification or type of worker needed to execute the contract. These per diem rates, including holiday and overtime work, as well as employer payments for health and welfare, pension, vacation, and similar purposes, are on file at the DISTRICT, and are also available from the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations. Pursuant to California Labor Code Sections 1720 et seq., it shall be mandatory upon the CONTRACTOR to whom the contract is awarded, and upon any subcontractor under such CONTRACTOR, to pay not less than the said specified rates to all workers employed by them in the execution of the contract and to comply with the DISTRICTs Labor Compliance Program.


No bidder may withdraw any bid for a period of sixty (60) calendar days after the date set for the opening of bids. Separate payment and performance bonds, each in an amount equal to 100% of the total contract amount, are required, and shall be provided to the DISTRICT prior to execution of the contract and shall be in the form set forth in the contract documents. All bonds (Bid, Performance, and Payment) must be issued by a California admitted surety as defined in California Code of Civil Procedure Section 995.120. Where applicable, bidders must meet the requirements set forth in Public Contract Code Section 10115 et seq., Military and Veterans Code Section 999 et seq. and California Code of Regulations, Title 2, Section 1896.60 et seq. regarding Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) Programs. Bidders may contact the District for details regarding the Districts DVBE participation goals and requirements. Any request for substitutions pursuant to Public Contracts Code Section 3400 must be made on the form set forth in the contract documents and included with the bid. No telephone or facsimile machine will be available to bidders on the DISTRICT premises at any time.


It is each bidders sole responsibility to ensure its bid is timely delivered and received at the location designated as specified above. Any bid received at the designated location after the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids shall be returned to the bidder unopened.


Advertised: January 13, 2009 and January 20, 2009 Bid Opening: February 3, 2009 Legal January 13, 20, 2008


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