Project 1283, Galindo Creek Trail Gap Repair
This division was part of the Public Works Department and is now an independent Division which provides essential services that enhance the quality of life in our City. Staff provides 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.
CIP (Capital Improvement Program) Projects
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 the Engineering Services Department.
- 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. Builders Exchanges are also notified of the project at this time. A set of plans and specifications for the project is sent to any builders 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.
Performs general administration of the Department and coordinates the preparation of the 10-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP).
Prepares design plans and construction contract documents, including plans, specifications and estimates, for City capital projects.
Administers construction contracts for capital projects. Inspects capital projects under construction.
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.
Flood Zone Inquiry
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
Monitors and coordinates the implementation of the required mitigation measures for developments and other projects.