California Public Contract Code Section 21003
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21003. The board shall, in open session, open and examine and
declare the same. No proposal or bid shall be considered unless
accompanied by such check or such bond in terms satisfactory to the
board. The board may reject any and all proposals or bids should it
deem it for the public good, and shall reject all proposals or bids
other than the lowest regular proposal or bid of any responsible
bidder, and may award the contract for said work to the lowest
responsible bidder at the price named in his or her bid.
A notice of such award, attested by the clerk of the board of
supervisors shall be transmitted to the successful bidder by mail by
the clerk of the board of supervisors, and shall also be published
and posted in a manner herein provided as to the notice inviting
proposals or bids.
The check or bond accompanying such accepted proposal or bid shall
be kept by the clerk of said board until the contract for doing said
work, as hereinafter provided, has been entered into. Checks or
bonds of unsuccessful bidders shall be returned by the clerk of said
board. If said successful bidder fails, neglects or refuses for 15
days after being awarded the contract to execute the same, the
certified check accompanying his bid, and the amount thereof shall be
declared forfeited to the county, and may be collected by it and
paid into the interest and sinking fund of the district, and any bond
forfeited may be prosecuted, and the amount thereof collected and
paid into said fund.
Before being entitled to a contract the bidder to whom the award
thereof has been made must advance and pay to the clerk of the board
of supervisors, the costs and expenses of publishing and posting the
resolutions, notices and orders required under this act to be made,
which have been made, given, posted, or published in the proceeding.
Last modified: February 22, 2013