Bid Details
San Joaquin Pipeline Valve and Safe Entry Improvements: Phase 1B

Bid due

2:00 PM

  • Type Construction
  • Department Construction
Project Description
The objective of the project is to improve existing San Joaquin Pipeline (SJPL) System so that it will allow safe personnel entry to segments of pipelines without a system shutdown.  This contract is for the improvement of Phase 1B which focuses on SJPL #3 & SJPL #4. The scope of work will include 1) uprate a 78-inch butterfly valve on SJPL#3 and a 90-inch butterfly valve on SJPL #4 at the Tesla Valve House; 2) Install 5 Removable Spool Pieces and new vaults at Tesla Portal, P4J Tie-In and Oakdale Portal for SJPL #3 and #4.  The work is to be performed in San Joaquin County and Stanislaus County, California. 

Bid discounts may be applied as per San Francisco Administrative Code Chapter 14B.  The LBE Subcontracting Participation Requirement is 6.00%.  Both San Francisco Small & Micro-LBEs and SFPUC-LBEs (Firms certified by SF Contract Monitoring Division) can be utilized to meet this requirement. The requirement is less than 20% because approximately 40% of the total contract value will be used for purchasing large diameter valves and appurtenances. In addition, constraints such as the remote locations of the work sites at Tracy and Oakdale; and the construction timeframe (limited to 100 days during a yearly water system shut down) reduces the number of subcontractors available to perform work on the Contract  Please contact Jason Chow at (415) 554-3103 and for further information.  Subcontracting opportunities may include, but not limited, to the following major types of work: demolition, excavation, concrete work, pipeline coating, rebar installation, welding, trucking, and electrical and instrumentation installation.. Please refer to Section 01 60 00 in the Specifications regarding the purchase of equipment to achieve the LBE subcontracting participation requirement.

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-1006, 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.

Interested Bidders  are  encouraged  to  attend  by  remote  means  a  teleconference  pre-bid   and  contractor networking conference to be held on May 3, 2022  at  2:00  PM.  To participate  by  remote means, please access the meeting at         this website:
The Meeting ID is 873 1774 4344 and the Passcode is  957263.  To  join,  enter  Meeting  ID  and  click  Join.  When  prompted,  enter the meeting Passcode. To participate by phone, dial +1.669.219.2599 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, 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.   
 Prime Bidder’s attendance at this conference is worth 15 points toward Chapter 14B “Good Faith Outreach” requirements. Documented attendance in the teleconference pre-bid meeting will satisfy this requirement.  Bidders must achieve at least 80 points (out of a possible 100 points), as determined by CMD, to be deemed compliant with the “Good Faith Outreach” requirements, except those who exceed the above stated LBE subcontracting participation requirement by 35% under Section 14B.8(B) of the Administrative Code. 

The first site inspection will start at the Oakdale Portal in Oakdale, CA, at 8:00 AM on May 5, 2022. Meeting Address: Willms Road Gate – 2.4 miles south of Highway 108 on Willms Road, Oakdale, CA 95361 (Lat: 37°47'40.87"N, Long: 120°37'38.14"W. If needed, a second site inspection day will be held at a time and location to be determined.   The gathering addresses of the site inspection will be confirmed at the pre-bid meeting.

SFPUC encourages Bidders to submit a Safety Prequalification Form at least 3-weeks prior to the date of Bid opening.  Bidders are required to pass the Safety Prequalification prior to SFPUC considering their bid submission complete.  SFPUC will notify Bidders who 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 Section 00 45 12 – Safety Prequalification 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

    2:00 PM
    Contract Administration Bureau,

Pre-Bid Conference

  • DATE
  • TIME
    2:00 PM
    Not Mandatory