Project 2169, Monument Corridor Pedestrian Bikeway Improvements – Phase II
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
Prepares design plans and construction contract documents, including plans, specifications and estimates. Administers construction contracts and 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.
Bid Plans and Specifications
- To obtain plans and specifications: go to Projects Open to Bid (listed above).
- Purchase plans and specifications (CIP Projects) 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
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.
All City projects shall be done in accordance with the 2010 Standard Specifications and the 2010 Standard Plans of the California Department of Transportation and 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 by contacting the Project Manager specified on the Notice to Contractors or by contacting the CIP Services (925) 671-3361. 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.
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.
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.
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.