IFB 2023-01 LAVTA Livermore Transit Center Landscaping Construction Project

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IFB 2023-01 LAVTA Livermore Transit Center Landscaping Construction Project

Open date


Close date

04/12/2023 1:00 pm

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT bids will be received by the Finance Department of the Livermore
Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) at its Administrative Offices, 1362 Rutan Court, Suite 100,
Livermore, CA 94551, until 2:00 PM on March 31, 2023 1:00 PM on April 12, 2023, to provide for the removal of existing landscaping, soil preparation, irrigation system installation, and planting at LAVTA’s Livermore Transit
facility located at 2500 Railroad Avenue, Livermore, CA, in accordance with requirements of the
Solicitation Documents, at which time they will be read. The Invitation for Bids is available at
www.wheelsbus.com or may be requested in hard copy format at the Authority’s offices.

An optional Pre-Bid Conference and walk through will be held at 10:00 AM on March 14, 2023 March 22, 2023, at the Livermore Transit Center, located at 2500 Railroad Avenue in Livermore, CA. At this Conference, members of the LAVTA staff will be available to answer questions pertaining to the Contract Documents and Specifications and will conduct a job walk at the facility. The Conference should take no longer than an hour.

All questions during the solicitation phase of this project shall be directed to Tamara Edwards, Authority’s
Director of Finance, at the address above. You may also fax your written requests to 925-443-1375 or
email procurements@lavta.org. All questions concerning this project must be received in writing no
later than 4:00 PM on March 17, 2023 March 27, 2023. The LAVTA written Response to Questions shall be posted on the LAVTA website (www.wheelsbus.com) on March 22, 2023 April 4, 2023 by 4:00 PM.

Only signed Addenda issued by LAVTA are binding. Bidders are required to acknowledge receipt of all Addenda on their Bid Forms.

Bids must be submitted to Tamara Edwards, Authority’s Director of Finance at
procurements@lavta.org, by the date and time set forth in the Solicitation Documents. No late Bids will
be accepted

Bids will be examined and reported to the Board of Directors of LAVTA within 120 calendar days of the
Bid opening. LAVTA reserves the right to reject any Bids or to waive any irregularity or informalities in any
Bid or in the bidding procedure. No Bidder may withdraw its Bid for a period of 120 calendar days after
the date of opening of the Bids. Each Bidder will be notified in writing of LAVTA’s intent to award a

LAVTA hereby notifies all Bidders that it is the policy of LAVTA to ensure nondiscrimination on the basis
of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, ancestry, medical condition, sexual orientation,
or marital status in the award and administration of contracts that it awards. It is the intention of LAVTA to
create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for contracts and subcontracts relating to
LAVTA’s construction, procurement, and professional service activities in accordance with LAVTA’s DBE

In connection with the performance of this Contract, full compliance with all applicable Safety and Health
Standards and with all applicable laws and regulations concerning Equal Employment Opportunity will be
required. The major provisions of LAVTA’s policy are outlined in the Solicitation Documents.

Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Guaranty/Security in the form of a Certified or Cashier’s Check,
Bidder’s Bond, or Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit in the amount of at least ten percent of the total
amount of the bid, as further described in the General Conditions and Special Provisions. The Bid
Guaranty/Security shall be retained by LAVTA and applied to any damages sustained by LAVTA in the
event that the successful Bidder fails or refuses to enter into the Contract awarded to it. The successful
Bidder will be required to furnish a Performance Bond and a Payment Bond, both in the amounts not less
than one hundred percent (100%) of the awarded contract amount.

Bidders bidding as the prime Contractor shall possess a valid California State Class C-27 Contractor’s
License at the time of bid submission and throughout the Contract term.

This is a Public Works Contract. In accordance with section 1720 et seq. of the Labor Code, the
general prevailing wage rates as established by the Director of the California Department of
Industrial Relations will apply. The prevailing wage rates established by the State Director of
Industrial Relations are available on the State of California’s website at http://www.dir.ca.gov/
or can be obtained by mail addressed to: Prevailing Wage Unit, Division of Labor Statistics and
Research, Department of Industrial Relations, P.O. Box 603, San Francisco, CA 94101.

No contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a bid for a public works project unless registered with Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 at the time of
bid. Additionally, no contractor or subcontractor may be awarded a contract for public works unless
registered with DIR pursuant to California Labor Code section 1725.5. Each bidder must submit proof of contractor registration with DIR (e.g. a hard copy of the relevant page of the DIR’s database
found at: https://cadir.secure.force.com/ContractorSearch. This Contract is subject to monitoring and enforcement by the DIR pursuant to Labor Code Section 1771.4.

Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 22300, the successful Bidder may submit certain securities in lieu of LAVTA retaining a portion of progress payments during the project. Pursuant to
California Civil Code Section 9550, the successful bidder shall furnish a payment bond if civil work exceeds twenty-five
thousand dollars ($25,000).

Revised Dates per Addendum 1:

  • Date of Issuance: March 2, 2023
  • Pre-Bid Conference and Walk Through (Optional): March 14, 2023 at 10:00 AM Revised: March 22, 2023 at 10:00 AM
  • Written Questions Due: March 17, 2023 at 4:00 PM Revised: March 27, 2023 at 4:00 PM
  • Answers to Questions Provided: By March 22, 2023 Revised: April 4, 2023 by 4:00 PM
  • Bids Due: March 31, 2023 at 2:00 PM Revised: April 12, 2023 at 1:00 PM
  • Contract Award (estimated): May 1, 2023
  • Notice to Proceed: Upon completion of all agreement requirements
  • Project Completion: Within One Hundred Twenty (120) Days of Notice to Proceed

For details of the IFB with Plans click here.

For Addendum 1 click here.

For Pre-Bid Conference and Walk Through Sign-in Sheet click here.

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