Request for Proposals/Bids

***Bids were received and opened Tuesday October 28, 2020 at 2:00pm. The apparent low bidder was Kay Construction with a bid of $1,616,200.


Bids received are as follows:

Blue Pacific - $1,907,000

James W. Fowler - $1,997,000

Kay Construction - $1,616,200

Pacific Hydrotech - $1,797,000

SCW Contracting - $1,987,000

Stanek Construction - $1,893,000


September 28, 2020



The Leucadia Wastewater District (Owner) is requesting bids from qualified contractors for the Owner’s Encinitas Estates Pump Station Replacement Project (Project) which includes all work, materials, labor, services, and equipment necessary for demolishing the existing pump station per plans; all civil site work; installation of a new concrete wet well and concrete valve vault; installation of a new influent manhole and yard piping; purchase of three new submersible pumps; installation of two of the three new submersible pumps; purchase of a new natural gas emergency standby generator; installation of the generator and associated electrical appurtenances, including an automatic transfer switch; installation of mechanical piping, valve, supports, connections to existing and proposed facilities; installation and programming of electrical and instrumentation and controls; field painting; station bypass pumping to maintain sewer pumping service at all times; construction of a block retaining/screening wall; storm drain improvements;  obtaining all permits and conforming to permit and regulatory requirements; trenching, backfilling, compaction, sheeting, shoring and bracing; traffic control; potholing; restore disturbed areas and surface improvements to original conditions; and all miscellaneous work as shown, specified and directed for a complete operating installation.

The work will be at the Owner’s Encinitas Estates Pump Station located in the southwest corner of 1435 Avenida De Las Adelsas, facing Oakbranch Drive, at the intersection of Oakbranch Drive and Avenida De Las Adelsas in the City of Encinitas, California.

Sealed Bids will be received by the Owner at the Leucadia Wastewater District, 1960 La Costa Avenue, Carlsbad, California 92009 until 2:00 p.m. (local) on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at which time they will be publicly opened and read.

Project documents, including Information for Bidders, General Conditions; Special Conditions; Specifications; Certificates and Affidavits; Contract; Payment Bond; Performance Bond; and Plans (collectively “Contract Documents”) are on file and may be obtained at Mesa Reprographics, 5560 Ruffin Road, San Diego, California 92123, (858) 541-1500 or on line at to view and order.  The cost of Plans and Specifications is not refundable whether they are returned or not.

Bids shall be executed on the forms contained in the Contract Documents and in accordance with the instructions contained therein.  Bid security, in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total bid dollar amount, is required to be submitted with each bid. The bidder to whom the award is made will be required to furnish a payment bond and a faithful performance bond.

A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting and walk-through of the work site is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. (local) time Thursday, October 8, 2020 at the pump station located on the southwest corner of 1435 Avenida De Las Adelsas, facing Oakbranch Drive, at the intersection of Oakbranch Drive and Avenida De Las Adelsas.  The job walk will be conducted jointly by the Owner and Engineer.  If you plan to attend the pre-bid meeting, please notify Robin Morishita (Owner’s Project Manager) at by close of business on Wednesday, October 7, 2020.  All attendees must wear a facial cover.

Pursuant to Section 1771 of the California Labor Code, the successful bidder shall pay not less than the prevailing rate of per diem wages as determined by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations.   Copies of such prevailing rate of per diem wages may be obtained from California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), Division of Labor Statistics and Research, (415) 703-4774 or maybe available at the DIR website,  The Contractor shall post a copy of such determination at each job site.

Bidders and all proposed subcontractor(s) must be registered with the Department of Industrial Relations in accordance with Section 1725.5 of the Labor Code at the time of the bid submittal and must continue to be registered at all times they are engaged in the performance of work on the Contract.

Pursuant to Section 22300 of the California Public Contract Code, the Contractor may substitute securities for any monies withheld by the Owner to ensure performance of the work. Procedures shall be as provided in Section 22300.

All questions relative to this project prior to the opening of bids shall be directed to the Owner’s project manager.  It shall be understood, however, that no Specification interpretations may be made by telephone nor may any of "or equal" items be considered for approval during the bid period.  The Owner’s project manager is:

Mr. Robin Morishita, Technical Services Manager

Leucadia Wastewater District

1960 La Costa Avenue

Carlsbad, CA  92009

(760) 753-0155 x 3007


In order to support local and California businesses, the Owner may provide a preference to local vendors in the instance where equal lowest bids are submitted in the following priority (for business classification criteria please refer to the attached local preference certification information): a) businesses operating in San Diego County; and b) businesses operating in the State of California.  In implementing this preference, the firms must be responsible and responsive and the services, materials, or work must be of comparable quality. 

The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informality or irregularity in a bid, and to make awards in the interest of the Owner.

Pursuant to the requirements under Permits and Licenses in the Information for Bidders of the bidding documents, bidders shall be Class A licensed in the classification of General Engineering Contracting as of the date of submittal of the bid documents.