The Otay Water District is a public agency and must, therefore, comply with all applicable laws under California Government Code Section 4526 and District Policy Number 21.
Services that are in support of the District’s Capital Improvement Program are considered “Public Works.” The services are subject to prevailing wage (refer to State of California website: PREVAILING WAGE) and also to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations. For information on Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) please refer to the State of California website: CALTRANS.
Consultants must be registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code Section 1725.5 [with limited exceptions from this requirement for bid purposes only under Labor Code section 1771.1(a)]. If a consultant submits a proposal, but is not registered with the Department of Industrial Relations, their proposal will be considered unresponsive.
Participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) is always encouraged. Each fiscal year, the District identifies and budgets for specific Capital Improvement Projects that the Board approves at the beginning of each fiscal year. The following projects are expected to be advertised within the next 90 days: