Bid Details
San Joaquin Pipeline Valve and Safe Entry Improvements: Phase 3 – Tesla Surge Tower [BID TABULATION]

Bid due

2:00 PM

  • Type Construction
  • Department Infrastructure Division
Project Description
An electronic version of the bidding forms, contract specifications, drawings, and available project information are available by request.   To request these materials, email with this Contract No. HH-1009, the firm name, full address, email address, phone number, copy of contractor’s license or business card, and a copy of a government-issued identification. Visit for updates.   Please be advised that prior to receiving these materials, all requestors will be required to complete, sign, and comply with a Confidentiality Agreement.

The objective of the project to improve the existing San Joaquin Pipeline (SJPL) System by lowering the maximum pressure experienced by SJPL System during a surge event. This contract is Phase 3 of the SJPL Valve and Safe Entry Improvements and will install a surge pipeline and tower at the western most end of the SJPL System at Tesla Portal.  The work is to be performed in San Joaquin County, California.

Bid discounts may be applied as per San Francisco Administrative Code Chapter 14B and Section 2.01 of CMD Attachment 6.  The Local Business Enterprise (LBE) subcontracting requirement is 9.00%. The LBE subcontracting requirement can only be met with CMD certified San Francisco Micro and Small-LBEs and SFPUC Micro & Small-LBEs.  The LBE subcontracting requirement is less than 20% for the following reason: Due to approximately 25% of the total contract value will be used for purchasing large diameter pipe, appurtenances and specialized equipment; also 40% of the scope of work is specialized including: installation and testing of the automated water recirculation system; installation of corrosion system; structural installation of the surge tower; and installation of large diameter pipe. In addition, constraints such as the location of the work sites (spread across San Joaquin Valley from Tracy to Oakdale) and the construction timeframe (limited to 60-100 days during a yearly water system shut down) reduces the number of subcontractors available to perform work on the contract. Prime and Joint Venture level LBE participation cannot be counted towards meeting any of the LBE subcontracting requirement(s). LBE subcontractors must be certified with CMD in the scope of work they are being listed to perform. All Bidders shall submit documented Good Faith efforts with their Bids as directed on CMD Form 2B, except those who exceed the above-stated subcontracting requirement(s) by at least 35%. Refer to CMD Attachment 6. Failure to comply with Chapter 14B requirements may result in a Bid being deemed non-responsive and ineligible for Contract award.  Please contact Jason Chow at (415) 554-3103 or for further information.  Subcontracting opportunities may include, but not limited, to the following major types of work: Concrete Contractor, Traffic Safety & Control, General Trucking, and Hauling.  Please refer to Section 01 60 00 in the Specifications regarding the purchase of equipment to achieve the LBE subcontracting participation requirement. 

Interested Bidders are encouraged to attend by remote means a teleconference pre-bid and contractor networking conference to be held on 10/03/2023 at 10:00 A.M. To participate by remote means, please access the meeting at this website:  The Meeting ID is 865 0149 5560 and meeting Passcode is 677453. To join, enter Meeting ID and click Join.  When prompted, enter the meeting Passcode.  To participate by phone, dial +1.213.338.8477 and enter the Meeting ID followed by # key.  When prompted, enter the meeting Passcode and # key.  Attendance of remote attendees will be completed at the end of the pre-bid meeting.

A site inspection will be held at Tesla Treatment Facility, 9000 Vernalis Road, Tracy, CA 95377, at 10.00 A.M. on 10/05/2023.

SFPUC encourages Bidders to complete the Safety Prequalification Web Form at at least 3-weeks prior to the date of Bid opening in accordance with Section 00 21 13 – Instructions to Bidders.  Bidders are required to pass the Safety Prequalification prior to SFPUC considering their bid submission complete.  SFPUC will notify Bidders that have passed the Safety Prequalification prior to or on the date of Bid opening.  Refer to Section 00 21 13 – Instructions to Bidders, “Bidder Qualifications” and the website listed above for additional information.

A Class “A” California Contractors License is required to bid.  Furthermore, each listed subcontractor must possess appropriate active licenses for the work each subcontractor will be performing.

Request for proposal

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Pre-Bid Conference

  • DATE
  • TIME
    10:00 AM
    Not Mandatory