California Public Contract Code Section 20682
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20682. (a) A district may purchase materials and supplies for the
construction or completion of any building, structure, or
improvements in the open market when the cost does not exceed
twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000).
(b) Contracts for materials and supplies for the construction or
completion of any building, structure, or improvement, when the cost
exceeds twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000), shall be contracted
for and let to the lowest responsible bidder after notice. If two or
more bids are the same and the lowest, the district board may accept
the one it chooses.
(c) The district shall publish a notice inviting bids for any
contract for which competitive bidding is required at least one time
in a newspaper of general circulation in the district at least one
week before the time specified for receiving bids. The notice
inviting bids shall set a date for opening the bids and distinctly
state the materials and supplies to be purchased.
(d) If the general manager recommends and the board of directors
determines that the publication of advertisements of the notice in
trade journals and papers in lieu of publication pursuant to
subdivision (c) will increase the number of business enterprises
receiving that notice, the board of directors may by resolution
declare that those notices shall be published in trade journals and
papers at least 10 days prior to the time specified for receiving
(e) At its discretion, the board of directors may reject any bids
presented and readvertise.
(f) In the case of an emergency, the board of directors may act
pursuant to Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 22050).
(g) As an alternate to the procedures required by this section, a
district may rely on the Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting
Act, Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 22000) of Part 3 of Division
Last modified: February 22, 2013