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Project Name: Seismic Retrofits of Laguna de Santa Rosa Bridge on Guerneville Road and South Fork of Gualala River Bridge on Hauser Bridge Road and House Creek Bridge on Stewarts Point-Skaggs Springs Road

Project # C01133, C01141, C01138

SONOMA COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WORKS

SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
FOR CONSTRUCTION OF

FEDERAL AID PROJECT STPLZ-5920(025)

SEISMIC RETROFITS
OF
LAGUNA DE SANTA ROSA BRIDGE (20C-052)
ON GUERNEVILLE ROAD
(COUNTY ROAD NO. 7807, P.M. 11.75 - 11.84)
AND
SOUTH FORK OF GUALALA RIVER BRIDGE (20C-240)
ON HAUSER BRIDGE ROAD
(COUNTY ROAD NO. 8103A, P.M. 8.76 - 8.78)
AND
HOUSE CREEK BRIDGE (20C-144)
ON STEWARTS POINT-SKAGGS SPRINGS ROAD
(COUNTY ROAD NO. 0001B, P.M. 23.59 - 23.61)

COUNTY PROJECT NOS. C01133, C01141, C01138

Sealed bids will be received at the office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Room 100A, 575 Administration Drive, Santa Rosa, California 95403 on April 19, 2002, until the hour of 3:00 p.m. (according to the wall clock in the reception area of the office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors). They then will be transferred to the Sonoma County Department of Transportation and Public Works Meeting Room where they will be publicly opened and read aloud by the Sonoma County Director of Transportation and Public Works or his designee. Said bids will be referred to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors for consideration at their next regularly scheduled meeting, on or before May 21, 2002.

General Work Description: The work to be done consists, in general, of constructing earthquake upgrades for portions of the following structures as shown on the plans.

Laguna de Santa Rosa Bridge on Guerneville Road (20C-052): The Guerneville Road bridge over the Laguna de Santa Rosa is located approximately five miles west of Santa Rosa, and approximately 1.8 miles east of State Route 116. The bridge, constructed in 1957, has nine spans and is 444 feet long and 32.5 feet wide. The bridge is a cast-in-place reinforced concrete T-girder type with a concrete slab deck. Guerneville Road in the project area is a two-lane high-speed major arterial which connects U.S. Highway 101 at the east end with State Route 116 at the west end.

South Fork of Gualala River Bridge on Hauser Bridge Road (20C-240): The Hauser Bridge Road bridge is a three (3)-span structure over the south fork of the Gualala River in northwestern Sonoma County. The original bridge was constructed in 1947 and consisted of a 19' girder span on the west side connected to a 100' truss span over the river to the easterly abutment. The truss span consists of twin prefabricated steel box truss sections (probably U.S. Army surplus) with metal decking. In 1954 a circular column of reinforced concrete was constructed at the one-quarter point of the 100' span, thereby creating a three (3)-span bridge of 19', 25' and 75'. The bridge has a width of 12.5'.

House Creek Bridge on Stewarts Point-Skaggs Springs Road (20C-144): The House Creek Bridge is a three (3)-span bridge structure located on Stewarts Point-Skaggs Springs Road 20.8 miles from State Highway 1. The structure is composed of an original T-girder bridge 120 ft. long with a span configuration of 37', 50' and 31'. It was built in 1921 and widened in 1976. The addition has a span configuration of 49', 50' and 49'. It is a continuous steel girder with cross bracing. The width of the original bridge was 18.5' while that of the addition is 16' resulting in a 34.5-foot wide bridge deck

The Department of Transportation and Public Works has a 7% overall disadvantaged business enterprise participation goal.

This project is subject to the "Buy America" provisions of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982 as amended by the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991.
  
The contractor shall possess a California Class A license at the time of contract award.

Bids are required for the entire work described herein. This contract is subject to state contract nondiscrimination and compliance requirements pursuant to Government Code §12990.

Plans, specifications, and proposal forms for bidding this project can only be obtained at the Sonoma County Department of Transportation and Public Works, 2300 County Center Drive, Suite B100, Santa Rosa, California 95403, upon payment of a non-refundable printing service charge in the following amount:

**Note**:  The amounts below are revised from the original publishing of this Notice.  There was a clerical error in the pricing of the plans and specs.  Department of Transportation and Public Works staff will notify purchasers of the corrected amounts and charge accordingly.

half size plans, specifications and proposal forms  = $30.00 (including sales tax)
full size plans (only)  = $20.00 (including sales tax)
full size plans, specifications and proposal forms  = $50.00 (including sales tax)
 
Checks shall be made payable to the County of Sonoma, and shall be mailed or delivered in person to the Department of Transportation and Public Works.

Technical questions should be directed to Jack Cunningham at the Department of Transportation and Public Works, phone: (707) 565-2231.

The successful bidder shall furnish both a payment bond and a performance bond for the full amount of the contract.

The County of Sonoma hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises 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.

Liquidated damages in the amount of Five Hundred Fifty Dollars ($550) will be assessed for each and every calendar day's delay in finishing the work in excess of the number of working days prescribed in the contract.

Pursuant to Section 1773 and following of the Labor Code, the general prevailing rate of wages in the county, or counties, in which the work is to be done has been determined by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations.  These wages are set forth in the General Prevailing Wage Rates for this project, available at the California Department of Industrial Relations' Internet web site at http://www.dir.ca.gov.  The federal minimum wage rates for this project as predetermined by the United States Secretary of Labor are set forth in the books issued for bidding purposes entitled "Proposal and Contract," and in copies of this book that may be examined at the offices described above where project plans, special provisions, and proposal forms may be seen.  Addenda to modify the federal minimum wage rates, if necessary, will be issued to holders of "Proposal and Contract" books.  Future effective general prevailing wage rates which have been predetermined and are on file with the California Department of Industrial Relations are referenced but not printed in the general prevailing wage rates. 

Attention is directed to the federal minimum wage rate requirements in said books issued for bidding purposes entitled "Proposal and Contract." If there is a difference between the minimum wage rates predetermined by the Secretary of Labor and the general prevailing wage rates determined by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations for similar classifications of labor, the contractor and subcontractors shall pay not less than the higher wage rate. The department will not accept lower state wage rates not specifically included in the federal minimum wage determinations. This includes "helper" (or other classifications based on hours of experience) or any other classification not appearing in the federal wage determinations. Where federal wage determinations do not contain the state wage rate determination otherwise available for use by the contractor and subcontractors, the contractor and subcontractors shall pay not less than the federal minimum wage rate which most closely approximates the duties of the employees in question.

The U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) provides a toll-free "hotline" service to report bid rigging activities. Bid rigging activities can be reported Mondays through Fridays, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., eastern time, Telephone No. 1-800-424-9071. Anyone with knowledge of possible bid, bidder collusion, or other fraudulent activities should use the "hotline" to report these activities. The "hotline" is part of the DOT's continuing effort to identify and investigate highway construction contract fraud and abuse and is operated under the direction of the DOT Inspector General. All information will be treated confidentially and caller anonymity will be respected.

The Board of Supervisors of the Sonoma County reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any defect or irregularity in bidding.

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF SONOMA COUNTY

By: Eeve T. Lewis
County Clerk and ex-officio Clerk of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Sonoma, State of California