Chapter 2.35
BIDDING PROCEDURES

Sections:

2.35.010    Purpose of chapter.

2.35.020    Public project—Defined.

2.35.030    Informal and formal bidding value parameters.

2.35.040    List of contractors.

2.35.050    Informal and formal bidding notice procedures.

2.35.060    Repealed.

2.35.070    Rejection of bids, readvertisement or abandonment, and cost estimate reevaluation.

2.35.080    Repealed.

2.35.090    Repealed.

2.35.100    Exemptions.

2.35.110    Repealed.

2.35.120    Bid protests.

2.35.010 Purpose of chapter.

Public Contract Code Section 20150.5 provides that each county shall adopt an ordinance providing for formal and informal bidding procedures consistent with Public Contract Code Sections 20150.1 through 20150.14. [Ord. 3620 § 28, 1985; Ord. 1681, 1972; prior code § 5.05.010].

2.35.020 Public project—Defined.

As used in this chapter “public project” carries the same definition as that set forth in Public Contract Code Section 20150.2, including any subsequent amendments. [Ord. 5284 § 5, 2018; Ord. 1681, 1972; prior code § 5.05.020].

2.35.030 Informal and formal bidding value parameters.

(A)    Public projects valued at between $4,000 and $10,000 shall be let to contract by informal or formal bidding procedures.

(B)    Public projects valued at or above $10,000 shall, in all instances, be let to contract by formal bidding procedures. [Ord. 5284 § 5, 2018; Ord. 1681, 1972; prior code § 5.05.030].

2.35.040 List of contractors.

Before any provisions of this chapter relating to informal bidding procedures may be utilized, the County shall notify each contractor in the County of the opportunity to register with the County to be subsequently notified of informal bidding proceedings. [Ord. 1681, 1972; prior code § 5.05.040].

2.35.050 Informal and formal bidding notice procedures.

(A)    Informal Bidding Notice Procedures. Notices inviting informal bids shall be published in compliance with Public Contract Code Section 20150.7, including any subsequent amendments.

(B)    Formal Bidding Notice Procedures. Notices inviting formal bids shall be published in compliance with Public Contract Code Section 20150.8, including any subsequent amendments. [Ord. 5284 § 5, 2018; Ord. 1681, 1972; prior code § 5.05.050].

2.35.060 Formal bidding procedures.

Repealed by Ord. 5284. [Ord. 1681, 1972; prior code § 5.05.060].

2.35.070 Rejection of bids, readvertisement or abandonment, and cost estimate reevaluation.

In its discretion, the County may reject any bids presented, readvertise a project, or abandon a project, as set forth in Public Contract Code Section 20150.9. Alternatively, after receiving bids on any project which is valued at under $75,000, the County may reevaluate its cost estimates of the project and proceed in the manner set forth in Public Contract Code Section 20150.10. [Ord. 5284 § 5, 2018; Ord. 1681, 1972; prior code § 5.05.070].

2.35.080 Cost estimate reevaluation.

Repealed by Ord. 5284. [Ord. 1681, 1972; prior code § 5.05.080].

2.35.090 Public project—Plans and specifications.

Repealed by Ord. 5284. [Ord. 1681, 1972; prior code § 5.05.100].

2.35.100 Exemptions.

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to those projects specifically exempt under Public Contract Code Section 20150.14. [Ord. 5284 § 5, 2018; Ord. 5178 § 1, 2014; Ord. 1681, 1972; prior code § 5.05.110].

2.35.110 Splitting work to evade regulations prohibited.

Repealed by Ord. 5284. [Ord. 1681, 1972; prior code § 5.05.090].

2.35.120 Bid protests.

Any contractor who has submitted a bid but is not the apparent lowest responsible bidder on a County contract, or any trade association representative on behalf of potential workers of the contractor, may file a bid protest. The bid protest shall be filed with the County Clerk within three working days of the bid opening. The Board of Supervisors shall hear the bid protest prior to the execution of the contract. The protesting party may protest the bid award for the County’s or successful bidder’s failure to comply with the requirements of this chapter, the bid documents or any other applicable provision of this code. The Board shall sustain a bid protest only if it finds evidence that award of the bid would violate the code or other applicable law. The decision of the Board of Supervisors shall be final. [Ord. 5284 § 5, 2018].