Bid Title: Job Order Contracting - B License
Category: Public Works
Status: Closed


SEALED BIDS will be received until 2:00 O’clock P.M. Pacific Standard Time on WednesdayOctober 13, 2021, at the Administrative Office for Public Works (located at 345 W. 7th Street, Building A Conference Room, Merced, California  95341-6041) at which approximate time thereafter they will be publicly opened and their contents made known. 


This Advertisement for bids is for the award of three separate Job Order Contracts (JOCs) and the work includes repair, alteration, modernization, maintenance, rehabilitation, and demolition work performed on buildings, offices, facilities, structures, infrastructure, or other real property.  A JOC is a competitively bid, Unit Price, indefinite quantity contract that is awarded to a Prime Contractor.  Once awarded, work is accomplished through the issuance of individual Job Orders.  Job Order Contracts 015, 016, and 017, awarded under this solicitation will each have a Minimum Contract Value of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) and a Maximum Contract Value of one million five hundred thousand dollars ($1,500,000). The County has no obligation to give the Contractor the opportunity to perform Job Orders in excess of the Minimum Contract Value. The County reserves the right to exercise a bilateral option to increase the Maximum Contract Value to the amount currently authorized by the California Public Contract Code [approximately five million dollars ($5,000,000)] during the term of the Contract. The County reserves the right to issue Job Orders totaling less than the Maximum Contract Value.  Each contract will be for a term of 12 months.


Bids will be evaluated and entered per the bid Adjustment Factors


The County anticipates advertising for additional JOC contract(s) in the future.


Drawings, Specifications, and other Documents are on file at the office of Department of Public Works, 345 West 7th Street, Merced, CA, and at other designated locations, where copies may be examined free of charge.  Documents may be obtained from the Department of Public Works, 345 West 7th Street, Building A, Merced, CA by prospective Bidders for the Contract, who are licensed according to law, free of charge.


A mandatory pre-bid virtual meeting will take place on Friday, September 24, 2021 at 10:00 A.M.  All Bidders must participate in the Pre-Bid Meeting in order to continue the bidding process. Prospective bidders for this project MUST attend this pre-bid meeting. Bids will not be accepted from those that have not attended.


Please RSVP your attendance by sending an email to  by close of business day September 23, 2021.  The meeting information will be sent when you RSVP. 


The purpose of the Pre-Bid Meeting is to go over key dates and requirements for the solicitation, discuss the Job Order Contract (JOC) concept and discuss JOC from a Contractor’s perspective. The County strongly encourages a responsible managing officer from the Contractor’s office to attend this meeting.  


Questions from interested prospective bidders will only be accepted by the County in writing via written correspondence or via Internet electronic mail (preferred) to Michael Stephenson, at the Department of Public Works offices located at 345 W. 7th Street, Merced, California 95341-6041 or at , respectively. Neither The County nor its representative will be responsible for any oral instructions. No interpretations will be issued later than three (3) calendar days prior to the bid date so that all inquiries can be answered in writing and distributed to all bidders on the plan-holders list in the form of addenda to the contract in ample time before the bid opening date. The cutoff for questions from interested prospective bidders is Friday, October 8, 2021 at 3:00 PM.


Bidders shall furnish an initial Payment Bond in the amount of $250,000.00 and an initial Performance Bond in the amount of $250,000.00.


Drawings, Specifications and other Documents will be issued only to those Contractors whose valid license allows them to be the prime Contractor for this project.  Others may examine the documents at the office of the Department of Public Works/Administration Division or at other designated locations.


Bids, in order to receive consideration, shall be made and submitted in accordance with the requirements and conditions set forth in the Instructions to Bidders and in the aforesaid Drawings, Specifications and other Documents.   Neither partial nor contingent Bids will be considered.


The Bid of any Contractor who has previously violated the terms of the Federal Labor Laws, and who has not been cleared of such violations, will not be honored.  Also, any Sub-Contractor under him under the same circumstance will not be accepted for this project.


The Contractor shall possess the following licenses and requirements: 

JOC – 015: Class Contractors license is required at the time this contract is to be awarded. 

JOC – 016: Class Contractors license is required at the time this contract is to be awarded. 

JOC – 017Class Contractors license is required at the time this contract is to be awarded.


The County selected The Gordian Group’s (Gordian) Job Order Contracting (JOC) Solution (Gordian JOC SolutionTM) for their JOC program. The Gordian JOC Solution includes Gordian’s proprietary eGordian® JOC Applications, construction cost data and Construction Task Catalog®, which shall be used by the Contractor solely for the purpose of fulfilling its obligations under the Contract, including the  preparation and submission of Job Order Proposals, subcontractor lists, and other requirements specified by the County. The Contractor shall be required to execute Gordian’s JOC System License and Fee Agreement, and pay a 1% JOC System License Fee to obtain access to the Gordian JOC Solution™.



Pursuant to the provisions set forth in Sections 1770 to 1781, inclusive, and Sections 1810 to 1817, inclusive, of the Labor Code of the State of California, and local laws thereto applicable, the Board of Supervisors of Merced County, in the manner required by law, has ascertained the general prevailing Rate of Wages and also the hourly rates for Saturday, Sunday, Holiday and overtime work, in the locality where this work is to be performed, for each craft, classification and type of Workman or Mechanic needed to perform the work of this project, has adopted, by Resolution No. 79-38, and has published this wage scale in accordance with Sections 1773 and 1773.2 of the said Labor Code, which scale will become a part of the Contract.  A copy of this wage scale may also be obtained from the Office of the County Clerk of Merced County or at the following Web Site:


Bidders are hereby notified that pursuant to SB854 (Stat. 2014, Chapter 28):


No contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a bid proposal for a public works project 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)].


This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations.


It shall be mandatory upon the Contractor to whom the Contract is awarded, and upon all Sub-Contractors under him, to ascertain and pay not less than the latest general prevailing rate of wages and to pay not less than the general prevailing hourly rates for Saturday, Sunday, Holiday and overtime work for each Workman or Mechanic employed in the execution of the work of this project.


Contractors may substitute an Escrow Agreement for performance retention in accordance with the State of California Public Contract Code Section 22300.


Bid Security in the amount of $25,000 shall accompany the Bid, in accordance with the provisions set forth in the Instructions to Bidders.


The Board of Supervisors of Merced County reserves the right to reject any or all bids, and to waive any informalities or irregularities in any Bid or in the Bidding.



By order of the Board of Supervisors of Merced County, Merced, California.



                                                                                                DANA S. HERTFELDER, DIRECTOR

                                                                                                DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Publication Date/Time:
9/10/2021 8:00 AM
Publication Information:
Merced Sun Star Friday 9/10/21 and 9/17/21
Closing Date/Time:
10/13/2021 2:00 PM
Submittal Information:
Submit in person or by mail to 715 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Merced, CA 95341
Bid Opening Information:
2:00 PM
Pre-bid Meeting:
Fri., Sept. 24 @ 10:00 AM
Contact Person:
Michael Stephenson
Download Available:
Plan & Spec Available:
Gordian Task Catalog (R) is available for review at
715 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Merced, CA 95341
Business Hours:
M-F 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Fax Number:
Plan Holders List:
Upon Request
This bid posting is for valid Class B licensed contractors.
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