Capital Improvement Project No. 14-19

Paramount Boulevard Median Island Improvement Project

Federal Project No. HSIPL-5334(056)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received at the office of the City Clerk of the City of Downey until 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 8, 2019, at which hour the proposed bids will be publicly opened and read in the City Hall at 11111 Brookshire Ave, Downey, California for Capital Improvement Project No. 14-19 - Paramount Boulevard Median Island Improvement Project.

The work to be performed under this Contract generally consists of the construction of the raised median islands on Paramount Boulevard from Firestone Boulevard to Florence Avenue, as shown on the contract plans. The work to be undertaken shall consist of: traffic control; construction staking and surveying; sawcutting and removal of existing AC pavement, PCC improvements; unclassified excavation; subgrade preparation; removal and stockpiling of existing base material; grading and re-compacting existing base material; Construction of PCC median curb, AC pavement paveout, AC coldmilling and ARHM overlay, installation of traffic signage, striping, and pavement markings; landscaping improvements; electrical, and all appurtenant work thereto necessary for the proper construction of the contemplated improvements, in accordance with Plans and Specifications entitled as Capital Improvement Project No. 14-19.

Plans and Specifications for this project are on file in the office of the City Cashier at 11111 Brookshire Ave., Downey, California, where they may be examined and copies obtained at a cost of $50.00 per set. The cost of said Plans and Specifications is non-refundable and purchased Plans and Specifications need not be returned. Plans and Specifications may be mailed for an additional charge of $20 via On-Trac Overnight courier.

The current prevailing wages for Federal projects, as determined by the Secretary of Labor, are included in the specifications of this project. The local prevailing wages, as determined by the State of California, Director of Industrial Relations pursuant to California Labor Code Part 7, Chapter 1, Article 2, Sections 1770, 1773 and 1773.1 are on file in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Downey. The Contractor for this work shall not pay less than the higher of these prevailing wage determinations, which, in general, is the determination by the State of California. The Contractor for this work shall perform all the basic regulations, requirements and procedures pursuant to the Davis-Bacon Act and related prevailing wage statutes, including Title I of the State and Local Fiscal Assistance Act of 1972.

It is the policy of the City of Downey that Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), as defined in 49 CFR Part 26, shall have a maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of this contract. The City of Downey hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement; DBEs will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex or national origin in consideration for an award. Goals for minority business enterprise participation have been established for the project. In accordance with 49 CFR Part 26, the City of Downey has calculated a DBE participation goal for this project of eighteen (18) percent.

BIDS MUST BE MADE ON THE PROPOSAL FORM INCLUDED IN THE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR CIP NO. 14-19. Each proposal or bid must be accompanied by a certified cashier’s check, bidder’s bond, or a cash deposit, payable to the City of Downey, in the sum of not less than ten percent (10%) of the total amount base bid as a guarantee that the bidder, should he be successful, will, within ten (10) days after the contract has been mailed or delivered to him or his authorized agent, execute the contract and furnish the necessary bonds. Should a bidder’s bond be submitted with any proposal or bid, the bid bond form provided by the City shall be used, and use of substitute forms may disqualify the bid.

The successful Bidder will be required to submit Corporate surety bonds with the Contract. A bond in the sum of one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract price shall be furnished, guaranteeing the faithful performance of said Contract, and a bond in the sum of one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract price shall be furnished for the protection of all laborers and materialmen.

All projects involving Federal funds require the successful bidder to possess a valid State of California Contractor’s License at the time of Contract Award, in accordance with Section 20103.5 of the Public Contract Code. Pursuant to Section 3300 of the Public Contract Code, the City has determined that the Contractor to whom the subject contract is awarded shall possess a valid State of California Contractor’s License in the Classification of A, “General Engineering Contractor”.

In accordance with California Labor Code Section 1771.1, no Contractor or Subcontractor shall be qualified to (a) bid on or be listed in a bid proposal on or after March 1, 2015, or (b) engage in the performance of this Work after April 1, 2015, unless registered and qualified to perform the Work pursuant to Labor Code Section 1725.5.

Contractor’s performance of the Work described in this Notice Inviting Bids is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the California Department of Industrial Relations.

Each Contractor submitting a proposal or bid for his work shall complete and submit with the proposal all of the forms included therein, including the Bidder’s Qualifications Statement, Designation of Subcontractors, the Non-Collusion Affidavit, the Pre-Bid Site Inspection Certification and the Signature Page. Failure to include any of these documents with the proposal may disqualify the proposal.

The City of Downey reserves the right, after opening bids, to reject any or all bids, to waive any informality in any bid received, and to be the sole judge of the merits of the respective bids received. The award of the Contract, if it is awarded, will be to the lowest responsible Bidder whose bid complies with all the requirements prescribed.

Pursuant to California Public Contract Code § 22300, the Contractor at his sole cost and expense, may substitute authorized securities for any monies withheld by the City to ensure performance under the Contract.

All requests for information (RFI) shall be in written form and shall be directed to:

Mr. Edwin J. Norris,

Deputy Director of Public Works


Tel: (562) 904-7110

Fax: (562) 904-7296

No inquiries will be accepted later than five (5) business days prior to the bid opening date as this would not allow time to respond to all plan holders. Phone inquiries will not be accepted.



Maria Alicia Duarte, CMC

City Clerk

The Downey Patriot

7/11/19, 7/18/19

Jonathan Fox