Bids and Requests for Proposals



Emergency Generator Replacement Project

McKinleyville Community Services District


1656 Sutter Road

McKinleyville, CA 95519

Separate sealed bids will be received for the Emergency Generator Replacement Project. Bids will be received by the General Manager of the McKinleyville Community Services District at the MCSD Office, 1656 Sutter Road, McKinleyville, CA. until 3:00 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time, September 17, 2018, and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud. If forwarded by mail, the sealed envelope containing the bid must be enclosed in another envelope addressed to the General Manager at McKinleyville Community Services District, 1656 Sutter Road, McKinleyville, CA and must be delivered by the above referenced time and date. A conditional or qualified bid will not be accepted if it modifies the Plans or Specifications or method of work.

A non-mandatory, but highly recommended, pre-bid meeting will be held to familiarize potential bidders with the project and is scheduled for 10:00 am., Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at the MCSD Office, 1656 Sutter Road, McKinleyville, CA.

The McKinleyville Community Services District (MCSD) is replacing two generators, a 60Hz,150kW generator at the Letz Sewer Lift Station and a 60Hz, 200kW generator at the Fischer Road Lift Station in McKinleyville, CA. The project consists of the furnishing of all labor, material, equipment, and supervision for the construction of the Emergency Generator Replacement Project, except for the generators, which will be furnished by the owner. The work generally includes, but is not limited to the following: demolition and disposal of the existing Fischer and Letz generators including generator control panel, fuel, fuel tank, fuel piping, engine coolant, remote radiator, coolant piping, automatic transfer switch, exposed abandoned conduits, wire; structural modifications and ventilation improvements to the Fischer Pump Station Building and Letz Pump Station Building; installation of owner-furnished generator set at the Fischer and Letz Pump Stations including installing new automatic transfer switch, remote fill station, fuel piping, associated electrical conduit and wire, and appurtenances; start up and testing of the generator and pump station improvements including the generator, automatic transfer switch, and exhaust fans, remote fill port, and demonstration and training in accordance with the drawings and specifications by GHD Inc.

The Contract Documents are available and can be downloaded using the links below examined at the  locations listed below:

            Humboldt Builders Exchange, Eureka

            North Coast Builders Exchange, Santa Rosa

            Shasta Builders Exchange, Redding

            Sacramento Builders Exchange, Sacramento


Contractors may obtain an electronic copy of the Contract Documents from GHD Inc. for FREE by emailing a request for the “MCSD Emergency Generator Replacement Project” Bid documents to

Each proposal must be submitted on the prescribed form and accompanied by a certified check or Bid Bond in an amount of not less than 10 percent of the amount bid. Successful bidders will be required to furnish both a Payment Bond and Performance Bond in the full amount of the Contract Price. In accordance with Public Contract Code Section 10263, the Contractor will be allowed to substitute securities for monies normally withheld by the owner to insure performance under this contract.

This is a Public Works Project funded with Federal (FEMA) grant money and local funds. Therefore, both California State prevailing wage rates and Federal prevailing wage rates will be required on this project, whichever wages are higher.

MCSD requires that all contractors and subcontractors working on this project keep certified payroll records in accordance with Labor Code 1776 and submit copies to the District. All contractors and subcontractors must also furnish electronic certified payroll records directly to the Labor Commissioner (Division of Labor Standards Enforcement).

It shall be mandatory upon the contractor herein and upon any subcontractors to pay not less than the said specified rates to all laborers, workers and mechanics employed by them in the execution of the Agreement pursuant to CA Labor Code 1774. The Contractor will be required to comply with any changes in these wage rates as they are updated by the State and/or Federal government at no cost to the Owner.

Attention is directed to the provisions in section 1777.5 and sections 1777.6 of the Labor Code concerning the requirement to employ apprentices by the contractor or any subcontractor under it.

The Contractor shall comply with and shall ensure all subcontractors comply with all laws and regulations governing the contractor’s and subcontractors’ performance on this project including, but not limited to: anti-discrimination laws, workers’ compensation laws, and prevailing wage laws as set forth in CA Labor Code, Sections 1720-1861 et seq. and licensing laws, as well as Federal Labor Standards set forth in the Davis-Bacon Act (40 USC 276(a-a5), the Copeland “Anti-Kickback” Act (40 USC 276(c); and the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (CWHSSA) (40 USC 327-333). The contractor is required to include the prevailing wage language in all subcontracts pursuant to CA Labor Code 1775(E)(b)(1). The Contractor shall post, at appropriate conspicuous points on the site of the Project, a schedule showing all the determined general prevailing wage rates.

Pursuant to Senate Bill 854, all contractors bidding on public works projects must register with the Department of Industrial Relations. Contractors are subject to a registration and annual renewal fee. No contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a bid proposal for a public works project (submitted on or after March 1, 2015) unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 [with limited exceptions from this requirement for bid purposes only under Labor Code section 1771.1(a)]. Accordingly, all Prime and Subcontractors contained in a bid must provide valid Department of Industrial Relations registration number(s). Failure to provide valid DIR registration numbers in the bid documents shall disqualify the bid.


Greg Orsini

General Manager

McKinleyville Community Services District

August 20, 2018