The Shasta County Office of Education seeks competitive bids for public projects per the California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act (Public Contract Code 22000 et seq) and Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 3311.
Contractors who wish to do work for the Shasta County Office of Education must provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance, proof of Workers Compensation Insurance, and must be registered with the Department of Industrial Relations for jobs totaling over $1,000 in a fiscal year.
The Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act is a program that was created in 1983 which allows local agencies to perform public project work up to $45,000 with its own work force if the agency elects to follow the cost accounting procedures set forth in the Cost Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual of the California Uniform Construction Cost Accounting Commission (Commission). The Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act (Act) is enacted under Public Contracts Code Section 22000 through 22045.
In addition, the Act provides for alternative bidding procedures when an agency performs public project work by contract.
a) Public projects of $45,000 or less may be performed by negotiated contract or by purchase order (PCC 22032(a)).
b) Public projects of $175,000 or less may be let to contract by the informal procedures set forth in the Act (PCC 22032(b)).
c) Public projects of more than $175,000 shall be let to contract by formal bidding procedures (PCC 22032(c)).
Projects out for formal bid by the Shasta County Office of Education are advertised in the Redding Record Searchlight. The ads are published once a week for two weeks, at least five days prior to the date the Bid Opening is held.
Bids are opened at a specified date, time, and location which are listed on the individual advertisements.
Unless otherwise authorized by law, contracts are awarded to the lowest responsible bidder or all bids are rejected.