Metropolitan regularly solicits competitive bids from construction contractors for its public works capital improvement projects. Projects range in size from several thousand to several million dollars or more. Some of these types of projects include pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP) rehabilitation, pipeline relining, repair and rehabilitation of existing facilities, seismic upgrades and repairs/upgrades to Colorado River Aqueduct facilities. Metropolitan also solicits competitive bids from manufacturers and vendors for purchase of complex, special design equipment such as large diameter steel pipes, hydraulic gates, specialty valves and pumps, and power transformers.
Bidders are cautioned that most solicitations require that prime contractors planning to submit bids possess valid California contractor license(s) and have a minimum required level of experience and insurance, and may be required to attend a mandatory pre-bid conference as noted in the NIB. For more information, please contact Metropolitan's Specs Desk.
There is a small and/or disabled veteran business enterprise (S/DVBE) subcontractor utilization requirement for all Metropolitan construction contracts over $100,000.
Metropolitan's current bidding opportunities and information on how to obtain bidding documents are available here.