City Of Alameda Charter Information


2-61.1 Informal Bid Procedures.
Public projects, as defined by the Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act, of seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000.00) or less may be let to contract by informal procedures as set forth in Section 22032, et seq., of the Public Contract Code.
(Ord. No. 2473 N.S. § 1)

2-61.2 Contractors List.
A list of contractors shall be developed and maintained in accordance with the provisions of Section 22034 of the Public Contract Code and criteria promulgated by the California Uniform Construction Cost Accounting Commission.
(Ord. No. 2473 N.S. § 1)

2-61.3 Notice Inviting Informal Bids.
a. Where a public project is to be performed which is subject to the provisions of this article, a notice inviting informal bids shall be mailed to all contractors for the category of work to be bid, as shown on the list developed in accordance with subsection 2-61.2, and to all construction trade journals as specified by the California Uniform Construction Cost Accounting Commission in accordance with Section 22036 of the Public Contract Code. Additional contractors and/or construction trade journals may be notice at the discretion of the department/agency soliciting bids; provided however;
1. If there is no list of qualified contractors maintained by County for the particular category of work to be performed, the notice inviting bids shall be sent only to the construction trade journals specified by the Commission.
2. If the product or service is proprietary in nature such that it can be obtained only from a certain contractor or contractors, the notice inviting informal bids may be sent exclusively to such contractor or contractors.
b. Notices shall be mailed not less than ten (10) calendar days before bids are due.
c. Notices shall describe the project in general terms, how to obtain more detailed information about the project, and state the time and place for the submission of bids.
(Ord. No. 2473 N.S. § 1)

2-61.4 Award of Contract.
The City Manager or his or her designee is authorized to award informal contracts pursuant to this subsection to the lowest responsible bidder.
In the event that all bids received are in excess of seventy-five thousand ($75,000.00) dollars, the City Council may, by a resolution passed with a four-fifths ( 4/5) vote award the contract, at eighty thousand ($80,000.00) dollars or less, to the lowest responsible bidder, if it is determined the cost estimate of the City was reasonable.
(Ord. No. 2473 N.S. § 1)

2-61.5 Relation to Work by Force Account.

Nothing contained herein shall affect the City’s ability to perform work by force account as set forth by resolution.