How to do Business with CLWA

We appreciate your interest in doing business with the Castaic Lake Water Agency (CLWA). The purpose of this section is to explain how vendors and contractors may provide products and services to CLWA. The Castaic Lake Water Agency is always interested in securing responsible vendors and contractors who can meet its needs promptly, economically and in the desired quality and quantities. Our aim is to promote business relationships within the Castaic Lake Water Agency’s service area. We hope this guide will benefit you as a new or present vendor or contractor.

IMPORTANT NEWS – SB 854-Public Works Contractor Registration Notice

Effective March 1, 2015:
No contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a bid proposal for a public works project unless registered with Department of Industrial Relations.

Effective April 1, 2015:
No contractor or subcontractor may work on public projects unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations.

No contractor or subcontractor may be awarded a contract for public work on a public works project (awarded on or after April 1, 2015) unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5.

Bidders and subcontractors must register at the following location:
Click Here

Insurance Requirements

In all instances in which vendor and contractor personnel enter CLWA property to repair, install, service, construct, consult, etc., the Castaic Lake Water Agency requires a certificate of insurance verifying coverage per CLWA insurance requirements. The Standard Contract Risk Transfer Provisions, General Conditions and Required Insurance can be found on the CLWA website at the links listed below:

  • PROFESSIONAL SERVICES and NON-CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS PDF
  • SMALL CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS PDF

Specifications

Written specifications are used in the bidding process to describe the required level of quality, quantity, delivery and scope of work. Formal bids must be sealed and can be submitted in person or by mail. Formal bids cannot be submitted via telephone or facsimile.

Basis for Award

In order to maintain a competitive bid process, awards for bids will be based on the lowest responsible and responsive bid received that meets the written specifications.

“Lowest responsible bidder” means the lowest bidder whose offer best responds in quality, fitness and capacity to the requirement of the proposed work or usage. Such factors as delivery time, quality, compatibility, references, experiences, parts and services, freight cost, etc., may play an important role in awarding a bid to the “lowest responsible bidder.”

A “responsive” bid is one that is in substantial conformance with the requirements of the specifications, completeness of the quotation forms, inclusion of references and attachments and completion of required responses

Resources for Government Contracting

To learn more about how to contract with the government, please check out the training calendar on the Procurement Technical Assistance Center’s (PTAC) website by clicking here.