Bids & Proposals

Current Request for Bids

Airport Freedom Trunk Sewer Replacement
Request for bids for bicycle safety improvements shall be submitted by 11:00 a.m. on July 16, 2019.

The project consists of installation of 2,790 LF of 18-inch sanitary sewer line in new alignment via open cut installation methods, upsizing 830 LF of 18-inch diameter pipe to 21-inch and upsizing 2,500 LF of 10-inch diameter pipe to 15-inch and 18-inch using either pipe bursting or open cut trenching method, constructing new manholes, connecting sanitary sewer laterals and other associated work, together with the miscellaneous items of work indicated on the Contract Documents.

Bicycle Improvement Project

Request for bids for bicycle safety improvements shall be submitted by 11:00 am on June 13, 2019. The project will consist of installation of traffic stripes, green thermoplastic,for bike lanes. Includes appropriate signage.

Roache Road Sanitary Sewer Replacement
Requests for bids for the Roache Road Sanitary Sewer Replacement shall be submitted by 3:00 p.m. on May 21, 2019.

The project will replace 1,900 linear feet of 6-inch sewer pipe with 8-inch diameter PVC sewer pipe, removing and replacing three manholes, installing two new manholes, locating all active sewer laterals and reconnecting them to new sanitary sewer, and reconstruct paving to restore roadway.
Watsonville Municipal Airport Seal Cracks, Slurry Seal, and Remark Runway 9-27 and Taxiways B and C
Request for bids for the Watsonville Municipal Airport Seal Cracks, Slurry Seal, and Remark Runway 9-27 and Taxiways B and C shall be submitted by 11:00 a.m. on May 30, 2019.

The project consists of sealing cracks, slurry seal, and remark runway 9-27 and taxiways B and C.
Well 19 Generator Replacement Project
Requests for bids for the Well 19 Generator Replacement Project shall be submitted by 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

The project consists of performing the following, including, but not limited to: Provide and install a new 350kW diesel emergency standby generator on a concrete pad with electrical services for complete system installation.
  • Well 19 Generator Replacement Project
  • Addendum No. 1.
  • Addendum No. 2
  • Addendum No. 3
  • Addendum No. 4

Current Request for Proposals/Request for Qualifications/Request for Statement of Qualifications


RFP for Special Inspection, Testing & Geotechnical Engineering Services
The City of Watsonville is accepting Request for Proposals for Special Inspection, Testing & Geotechnical Engineering Services. The proposal is due  by 11:00 a.m. on June 21, 2019. 

RFQ Statements from Constructions Management Firms for Periodic and On Call Professional Construction Management and Project Management Services

The City will be hiring a variety of construction management firms to provide the services needed for building and park projects. Scope of work can range from managing projects from start to finish to as-needed on call services. The City will establish a list of consultants pre-qualified for project and construction management services. Projects will be assigned to firms from the project list, or other projects not on the list but of similar nature. There is no guarantee that a particular firm will be called upon to perform services during the life of the contract.

Construction Projects


The Engineering Division is responsible for public works construction projects for the city. These projects include new construction, improvements and renovations of public buildings, parks and recreation facilities, streets, traffic signals, street lights, wastewater collection system, water systems and storm systems. Public Works improvement projects in excess of $175,000 are subject to formal competitive sealed bidding.

New Public Works Contractor Registration Law (Sb854)


Beginning 2015-04-01, the City of Watsonville may only award public works projects to contractors and subcontractors that comply with the new Public Works Contractor Registration Law (SB 854). More information is available at the following links:
  1. State of California Department of Industrial Relations - Law SB 854 Page
  2. Law SB 854 Fact Sheet
Contractors doing public works projects must register and meet requirements using the online application before bidding on public works contracts in California. The application also provides agencies that administer public works programs with a searchable database of qualified contractors.

Bid Information


The City of Watsonville uses eBidboard, a web-based bid management service, as an electronic plan room. Potential contractors, subcontractors and suppliers may view current projects, register as plan holders, view the plan holders list, download plans and specifications, receive addendum notices and obtain bid results. This information is available free of charge.


Request for Proposals


A list of Request for Proposals (RFP), as well as Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for which the City is currently soliciting can be obtained on eBidboard.


Plan-Holder Information


Plans and Specifications for current projects may be reviewed through eBidboard. Additional information may be obtained from Engineering at 831-768-3100.