City of Concord, California

Engineering Division

Division Mission

This division provides essential Engineering Services, which include design and construction contract administration of City capital projects. Staff also provides current development support along with monitoring and coordinating implementation of the required mitigation measures for developments and other projects.

Master Agreement for On-Call Services

The City of Concord is soliciting Statements of Qualifications (SOQ's) from service providers interested in contracting to provide on-call services for various areas of expertise for the Capital Improvement Program (CIP), Current Development Services, Planning or Transportation Divisions, and other needs.

CIP (Capital Improvement Program) Projects

Prepares design plans and construction contract documents, including plans, specifications and estimates. Administers construction contracts and inspects capital projects under construction.

Current Development

Evaluates development applications and environmental impact assessments. Issues encroachment permits for work in the public right of way. Provides information to the public on streets, sewers, storm drains, and grading.


Bid Results

Bid Plans and Specifications

  • To obtain plans and specifications: go to Projects Open to Bid (listed above).
  • Purchase plans and specifications for a fee through BPXpress Plans Room.
  • The fees are non-refundable and will vary based on the actual cost to produce the documents

About the Bidding Process

Public Notification
When a CIP project is ready to go out to bid, a public notice is posted in the legal section of the Contra Costa Times. Builder's Exchanges are also notified of the project at this time. A set of plans and specifications for the project is sent to any builder's exchange that requests them, as well as more than a dozen that always receive copies.

Specification Guidelines
All City projects shall be done in accordance with the Standard Specifications dated July 2002, Amendments to the Standard Specifications dated June 13, 2002 and the Standard Plans dated July 2002 of the California Department of Transportation and the Standard Plans dated May 1993 of the City of Concord, California.

Awarding the Bid
Once the apparent low bidder has been verified and a bid has been selected, results are made available on the Bidding Web Site Results Page, as well as at the Engineering Services front counter. At this point, the City then goes through a review process and the City Council acts on the contract. Contracts are taken to Council typically no sooner than four to six weeks after the bid opening, and sometimes longer.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
For Federally funded projects with goals for Underutilized Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (UDBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) use, please visit the following website for the State of California's Office of Business and Economic Opportunity. The website contains a link to a query form that can assist bidders in finding UDBEs and DBEs, as well as a tutorial on how to use the query form.

Administration Offices

(925) 671-3361
Performs general administration of the Department and coordinates the preparation of the 10-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP).


(925) 671-3361
Prepares design plans and construction contract documents, including plans, specifications and estimates, for City capital projects.


(925) 671-3361
Administers construction contracts for capital projects. Inspects capital projects under construction.

Flood Zone Inquiry

(925) 671-3425
Responds to requests for information regarding location of a property relative to the floodplain. Most requests will be responded to within two working days, depending on the location of the property.

Mitigation Monitoring Program

(925) 671-3137
Monitors and coordinates the implementation of the required mitigation measures for developments and other projects.

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