Northwestern Pacific Railroad Re-opening to Federal Railroad Administration Class I

Windsor to Willits

 Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for the performance of the work described herein will be received by the Executive Director of the North Coast Railroad Authority ("NCRA") until the time of Bid Opening, at which time the bids so received will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bid Opening will be held at

In Person Delivery:

501 Asti Road

Commuter Rail Station

Cloverdale, California 95425


By mail:


P.O. Box 279

Cloverdale, California 95425-0279


Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 11:00 a.m.

Bids received after the date and time stated above will be rejected as non-responsive. It is highly recommended that all bids be hand delivered. 

Contract Documents specifying the requirements of the work to be performed, the terms of the Contract and the details of the bidding procedure may be secured from the EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of NCRA at the address above. A non-refundable payment of $50.00 per set is required for the Contract Documents. Upon request by Contractor and receipt of an additional $20.00 shipping and handling fee, these documents will be mailed. 

The time of completion shall be 140 calendar days, commencing one calendar day following issuance of the Notice of Award by the NCRA.   Notice of Award is scheduled on August 1, 2001, pending resolution of administrative matters and Approval by NCRA Board of Directors. 

The Bidder and all his subcontractors to whom the Contract is awarded must, at the time of award, possess current licenses as required by the California State Contractors License Board for the area of work for which they have bid. 

All projects require that the Contractor and his subcontractors shall pay their employees not less than the general prevailing rate of per diem wages, copies of which are on file with NCRA at the above address (Labor Code Sections 1770, et seq.). 

A Bidder's Bond is required on all bids. Bids shall be submitted on the original forms, signed by authorized personnel provided in these Contract Documents. 

NCRA is an Equal Opportunity employer. Contractors shall comply with the Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action requirements as set forth in these Contract Documents. It is the policy of NCRA that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability or sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity conducted by NCRA.

In accordance with California Public Contract Code Section 22300, Contractor may substitute securities for any money withheld under "Invoicing and Progress Payments" of General Conditions. At Contractors request and expense, securities equivalent to the amount withheld shall be deposited with NCRA, or with a state or federally chartered bank as the escrow agent, who shall pay such monies to Contractor. Upon satisfactory completion of the contract, the securities shall be returned to Contractor.

NCRA reserves the right, to reject any or all bids, to waive any informality in bids, and to accept or reject any items of the bid.

All inquiries concerning the Technical Specifications, Contract Documents, Bidding Procedure, and Legal Requirements must be communicated in writing to Max H Bridges, Executive Director, by U.S. or express mail at P.O. Box 279, Cloverdale, California, 95425-0279; by fax to (707) 894-1597; or by e-mail to [email protected] . A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at

 501 Asti Road

Commuter Rail Station

Cloverdale, California 95425


Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 8:00 a.m.

A site inspection will begin promptly following the Pre-Bid Conference.  This will include a hyrail trip over the entire project limits beginning in the Town of Windsor and ending in the City of Willits.  This trip will likely conclude by end of day Thursday, July 12, 2001.  Contractors are responsible for supplying their own personal safety protective gear (hard hats, vests, footwear, glasses). Further hyrail trips may be arranged with the NCRA’s Project Manager, Doug Christy, who can be contacted at (707) 894-1595 or [email protected] .  Additional access will be at the sole cost and expense of the prospective bidder.



North Coast Railroad Authority

Invitation to Bid - July 3, 2001



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