NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Downey Unified School District (“District”) of Los Angeles County, California, acting by and through its Governing Board (“Board”), will receive up to, but not later than, 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, sealed bids for the award of a contract for:


Bid #15/16-26

All bids shall be made and presented on a form furnished by the District.  Bids shall be received in the office of the Director, Purchasing and Warehouse and shall be opened and publicly read aloud at the above stated time and place.

Each bid must conform with and be responsive to the contract documents, copies of which are on file and may be obtained electronically on or after April 13, 2017 - Contact Bob Genevie at

A mandatory bidder’s conference and job-walk will be conducted at Columbus High School, 12330 Woodruff Ave, Downey, CA 90241 (and will then move to Gallatin and Imperial) on April 21, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.: No bid shall be accepted from any bidder failing to comply with attending the mandatory bidder’s conference.

The District has obtained from the Department of Industrial Relations the general prevailing rate of per diem wages and the general prevailing rate for holiday and overtime work for the Los Angeles County area for each trade, craft, classification, or type of work needed to execute the contract.  Holiday rates shall be paid as specified in the collective bargaining agreement applicable to each particular trade, craft, classification, or type of work employed on the project.

Copies of schedules of rates so determined are available on the Internet at ( and are on file and available at the District Office address noted above.  In accordance with Section 1773.2 of the California Labor Code, the Contractor shall post a copy of the determination of prevailing rate of wages at each jobsite.  The schedule of per diem wages is based upon a working day of eight (8) hours.  The rate for holiday and overtime work shall be at time plus one-half.  The Contractor and any subcontractor(s) shall pay not less than the specified prevailing rates of wages to all workers employed by them in the execution of the contract.  In accordance with provisions of the Public Contract Code Section 22300, substitution of eligible and equivalent securities for any monies withheld to ensure performance under this contract will be permitted at the request and expense of the Contractor.

No bidder may withdraw their bid for a period of ninety (90) days after the date for the opening of bids.

All bidders and their subcontractors MUST be registered with the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and possess a current and valid DIR registration number at the time of bid submission.

The District reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to waive irregularities in any bid.

The Downey Unified School District is an “Equal Opportunity” employer.  Qualified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBE) are encouraged to participate in this project.

Darren Purseglove, C.P.M.

Darren Purseglove

Director, Purchasing and Warehouse

Downey Unified School District

Los Angeles, County, State of California

The Downey Patriot
4/13/17, 4/20/17