City of Santa Clara logo

Legislative Public Meetings

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 23-106    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/17/2023 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 6/6/2023 Final action: 6/6/2023
Title: Action on Rejection of All Bids for the Benicia Ranch Demolition Project Contract No. 18119
Attachments: 1. Bid Summary
Action on Rejection of All Bids for the Benicia Ranch Demolition Project Contract No. 18119

Deliver and Enhance High Quality Efficient Services and Infrastructure.

The City through Silicon Valley Power (SVP) owns approximately 2,050 acres of land in unincorporated Solano County, referred to as the Benicia Ranch Property. The Benicia Ranch Demolition Project Contract No. 18119 ("Project") includes demolition of three structures, including a caretaker's house, a detached garage, and a milk house, refurbishment of a well house, and relocation of the front vehicle access gate. These structures have reached the end of their life.

Pursuant to Santa Clara City Code Section 1310 (Contracts on public works), the City conducted a competitive Request for Bids (RFB) for this procurement requiring award to the lowest responsible bidder.

On March 13, 2023, the City published the RFB for f the Project using the City's e-procurement system. On April 13, 2023, bids for the Project were opened at the City Clerk's office. The City received two bids from OBS Engineering and Penkor Wrecking, with amounts of $534,185 and $622,786, respectively. The Bid Summary is included as Attachment 1.

Both bids exceeded the Engineer's Estimate, with OBS Engineering exceeding it by 43% and Penkor Wrecking by 67%. After careful review, staff deemed both bids non-responsive for not meeting the requirements of the RFB. Since the non-responsive bids represent all the bids received, staff recommends rejecting all bids received.

Prior to readvertising the RFB, staff will evaluate the option of separating the scope of refurbishing the well house and access gates into a standalone package and repackaging the demolition aspects of the Project in order to obtain more competitive and favorable bids.

The action being considered does not constitute a "project" within the meaning of the California Env...

Click here for full text