Project Bid Opportunities

Project Bid Opportunities

Project Bid Opportunities for the Valley Center Municipal Water District are advertised and awarded in accordance with the provisions of the District’s Administrative Code Article 135 – Professional and Consulting Services. The following Professional Services Opportunities are currently available:

North County Emergency Storage Project
Valley Center Improvements and
14 Inch Replacement and Relocation

[Project No. 01-00-00-18045 & Project No. 01-06-78-51200]


Bid Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. 

Engineers Estimate:      $8,500,000

Addendums: There are no addendums for this project.

Information on obtaining Addendums, Plans, Specifications, and Contract Documents:

The Valley Center Municipal Water District (“District”) will receive sealed bids for the NORTH COUNTY EMERGENCY STORAGE PROJECT VALLEY CENTER IMPROVEMENTS AND 14 INCH REPLACEMENT AND RELOCATION (“Project”) at the office of the Engineering Department no later than JANUARY 19, 2023 AT 2:00 PM, at which time or thereafter said bids will be opened and read aloud.  Bids received after this time will be returned unopened.  Bids shall be valid for 120 calendar days after the bid opening date.

The Project generally consists of the following:

  • Installation of 3,800 LF of 12-Inch PVC pipe and appurtenances, 50 LF of 8-Inch PVC pipe and 90 LF of 12-Inch EL&C steel pipe aerial crossing
  • Installation of three (3) Cast In Drilled Hole concrete pile (CIDH)
  • Abandonment of 4,500 LF of existing 6-Inch AC pipe
  • Meter service replacement, relocations and abandonment
  • Modifications of two (2) existing pump stations, including new pumps, piping, surge tanks and electrical modifications
  • Furnish and install two (2) portable generators
  • Construction of two (2) new Flow Control Facilities
  • Site clearing, minor site grading, and pavement restoration


All to be completed within FIVE HUNDRED SIXTY (560) CALENDAR DAYS.

A “MANDATORY” Pre-Bid Conference will be held at San Gabriel Pump Station at 32444 Lilac Rd, Valley Center, CA 92082, on the following date(s) and time(s): DECEMBER 15, 2022 AT 1:00 PM AND DECEMBER 22, 2022 AT 1:00 PM.  Each and every Bidder “MUST” attend at least one (1) of the Pre-Bid Conferences.  Prospective bidders “MAY NOT” visit the Project Site unless prior arrangements with the District are made.  Bids “WILL NOT” be accepted from any bidder who did not attend the Pre-Bid Conference. Bidders may examine the Contract Documents at the office of the Valley Center Municipal Water District, 29300 Valley Center Road, Valley Center, California 92082. Hard copy prints of Plans, Specifications, and Contract Documents can be ordered from ERI Repro, 1200 Simpson Way, Escondido, CA 92029, Phone: (760) 745-8626.  Bidder is responsible for payment of all costs associated with acquiring plans and specifications from Escondido Reprographics, Inc.  Digital copies shall be made available through written request sent to Bids must be submitted on the District’s Bid Forms or copies thereof.

Bids must be accompanied by cash, a certified or cashier’s check, or a Bid Bond in favor of the District in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the submitted Total Bid Price.

Each bid shall be accompanied by the security referred to in the Contract Documents, the Non-Collusion Declaration, the list of proposed subcontractors, and all additional documentation required by the Instructions to Bidders.

The successful bidder will be required to furnish the District with a Performance Bond equal to 100% of the successful bid, and a Payment Bond equal to 100% of the successful bid, prior to execution of the Contract.  All bonds are to be secured from a surety that meets all of the State of California bonding requirements, as defined in Code of Civil Procedure Section 995.120, and is admitted by the State of California. 

Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 22300, the successful bidder may substitute certain securities for funds withheld by District to ensure his performance under the Contract.

The Director of Industrial Relations has determined the general prevailing rate of per diem wages in the locality in which this work is to be performed for each craft or type of worker needed to execute the Contract which will be awarded to the successful bidder, copies of which are on file and will be made available to any interested party upon request at the Engineering office or online at  A copy of these rates shall be posted by the successful bidder at the job site.  The successful bidder and all subcontractor(s) under him, shall comply with all applicable Labor Code provisions, which include, but are not limited to the payment of not less than the required prevailing rates to all workers employed by them in the execution of the Contract, the employment of apprentices, the hours of labor and the debarment of contractors and subcontractors.

Pursuant to Labor Code sections 1725.5 and 1771.1, all contractors and subcontractors that wish to bid on, be listed in a bid proposal, or enter into a contract to perform public work must be registered with the Department of Industrial Relations.  No bid will be accepted nor any contract entered into without proof of the contractor’s and subcontractors’ current registration with the Department of Industrial Relations to perform public work.  If awarded a Contract, the Bidder and its subcontractors, of any tier, shall maintain active registration with the Department of Industrial Relations for the duration of the Project.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the contractor registration requirements mandated by Labor Code Sections 1725.5 and 1771.1 shall not apply to work performed on a public works project that is exempt pursuant to the small project exemption specified in Labor Code Sections 1725.5 and 1771.1.

This Project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations.  In bidding on this project, it shall be the Bidder’s sole responsibility to evaluate and include the cost of complying with all labor compliance requirements under this contract and applicable law in its bid.

Each bidder shall be a licensed contractor pursuant to the Business and Professions Code and shall be licensed in the following appropriate classification(s) of contractor’s license(s), for the work bid upon, and must maintain the license(s) throughout the duration of the Contract:  A-1 General Engineering.

Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 3400(b), if the District has made any findings designating certain materials, products, things, or services by specific brand or trade name, such findings and the materials, products, things, or services and their specific brand or trade names will be set forth in the Special Conditions.

Award of Contract:  The District shall award the Contract for the Project to the lowest responsible bidder as determined from the base bid alone by the District.  The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any irregularities or informalities in any bids or in the bidding process.

For further information, contact the District Engineering Department at (760)735-4500 or