The city of Berkeley, California recently opened bids for design, and installation of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system.Berkeley, California – January 7, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] The work of the contract comprises all materials, labor, equipment, services, and incidentals necessary to install two complete PV systems for the city, located on the flat roof portion of the Equipment Maintenance Building at the city’s Maintenance Yard, at 1326 Allston Way, and any other work in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract. A California “B, C10, or C46” contractor’s license is required to bid this contract. Joint ventures must secure a joint venture license prior to award of this Contract. Contractor shall be approved by the PV module, inverter, and transformer Manufacturers to install the PV System. Bidders must use City-supplied forms, including but not limited to, Document00300 Bid Form, Document 00430 Subcontractors List, Document 00481 Noncollusion Affidavit and Document 00411 Bond Accompanying Bid, in submitting bids. Bidders must present a sealed envelope containing: 1.) Bid Form 2.) A cashier’s check, certified check, or corporate surety bond of not less than 10 percent of the amount bid, including additive alternates; 3.) Subcontractors List; and 4.) Noncollusion Affidavit The city will conduct two mandatory Pre-bid Conferences and Site Visits at Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at 10:00 am, and Thursday, January 15, 2004 at 10:00 am. Prospective bidders must attend one of the two site visits in order to be eligible to bid on this project. Prospective bidders should meet at the south gate (1300 block of Bancroft Way) of the Corporation Yard five minutes before the site visit. Bidders may obtain Contract Documents from the Office of Capital Projects located at 1947 Center Street, 4th floor after December 15, 2003. City will charge $10 for each set of Contract Documents, and will accept checks or money orders payable to City as payment for them. Bidders must make their own arrangements to ship the Contract Documents, and pay for any shipping costs. The city specifically reserves the right, to reject any or all Bids, or re-bid, or to waive inconsequential defects in bidding not involving time, price or quality of the work. The successful Bidder and its Subcontractors will be required to follow the nondiscrimination requirements set forth in the Bidding Documents and to pay prevailing wage rates at the location of the Work. The city will receive sealed bids at the Purchasing Manager’s Office, located at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center, 2180 Milvia Street, Third Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704, Telephone (510) 981-7320 until 2:00 p.m. on January 27, 2004 for this latest project. For information pertaining to the Contract Documents, contact Reeve Battle, Jr. Public Works Engineer, at 510-981-6336.