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Tuesday, 23 June 2020

The RCD is Requesting Solicitations for Bryant Habert/Wait Ecological Restoration Project

The project is located in Watsonville Slough near Beach Road, Watsonville, in Santa Cruz County. Located in the Watsonville Slough watershed, the Bryant-Habert/Wait Ecological Restoration Project is comprised of two (2) sites. Site 1 will improve the function of 8.5 acres of depressional wetland habitat created through excavation activities in 2016. These ponds/depressions will be modified to improve their hydrologic function by excavating about 270 CY(F) of material to create a ~500 LF swale and excavated connections between existing depressions.

Phase II will enhance approximately 10 acres of previously leveled agricultural land through the excavation of ~4500 CY(F) of material to create a depressional complex to restore natural floodplain topography and result in a variety of hydroperiods in the wetlands. These areas will be supported by the shallow water table, precipitation, and occasionally by flooding. While the site presently dries down by the end of March each year, after implementation several acres will retain water into the summer and some areas will hold water into the fall in a typical rainfall year. The result will be a substantial increase in the heterogeneity of habitats. Seasonal marsh, wet meadow project and native grassland habitats will be reintroduced to areas presently dominated by non-native plants. All material will be disposed of on-site.

A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting is scheduled on Thursday July 2, 2020 at 10:00 am. Meet to the north of W. Beach Street, between the cross streets of Clearwater Ln and Panabaker Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076 (See attached map).

No contractor or subcontractor may submit a bid proposal for a public works project unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 [with limited exceptions from this requirement for bid purposes only under Labor Code section 1771.1(a)]

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

Subject to Labor Code Sections 1771.1(c) and (d), any Bid not complying with paragraphs I and J above, shall be rejected; provided that if Bidder is a joint venture (Business & Professions Code Section 7029.1) or if federal funds are involved in the Contract (Labor Code Section 1771.1(a)), RCDSCC may accept a non-complying Bid provided that Bidder and all listed Subcontractors are registered at the time of Contract award.

This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations.

Sealed bids are due at the office of the RCDSCC located at 820 Bay Avenue, Suite 136, Capitola, CA 95010, by 10:00 am on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at which time they will be publicly opened and read.  All social distancing requirements will be adhered to during the bid opening.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact Kelli Camara at the contact information provided below. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at the pre-bid meeting!

The Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County (RCDSCC) is a special district organized under state law. The RCDSCC is also a public resource agency and has no enforcement or regulatory functions. The RCDSCC works closely with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, through a mutual agreement, in responding to the soil and water management needs of Santa Cruz County land users.


The bid solicitation and attachments for the Bryant Habert/Wait Ecological Restoration Project can be downloaded at:



pdfBid Addendum 1




Kelli Camara, Technical Program Director
Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County
820 Bay Avenue, Suite 136, Capitola, CA 95010
(831) 464-2950 x 15 (o); (831) 840-5184 (c)

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