California Public Contract Code
The provisions of this article shall apply to contracts by the Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency, as provided for in Chapter 1560 of the Statutes of 1971.
As used in this article: (a) "Public entity" means and includes the United States, the state and any county, city, public corporation, or public district of the state, and any department, entity, agency, or authority of any thereof.
(b) "Private corporation" means and includes any private corporation organized under the laws of the United States or of any state.
The agency may join with one or more public entities, private corporations, or other persons for the purpose of carrying out any of the powers of the agency, and for that purpose may contract with any such other public entity, private corporation, or person to finance acquisitions, constructions, and operations.
Any contract with any other public entity, private corporation, or person may provide for contributions to be made by each party thereto, for the division and apportionment of the benefits, services, and products thereof. Any such contract may also provide that the agency will effect any acquisition or carry on any operations, and may contain such other and further covenants and agreements as may be necessary or convenient to accomplish the purposes thereof.
The agency may prescribe methods for construction of works and for the letting of contracts for any of the following purposes:
(a) The construction of works, structures, or equipment;
(b) The performance or furnishing of labor, materials, or supplies necessary or convenient for carrying out any of the purposes of this act; or
(c) The acquisition or disposal of any real or personal property.
When any agency expenditure exceeds five thousand dollars ($5,000), it shall be contracted for and let to the lowest responsible bidder after notice.
The board may establish the manner of calling for bids and letting contracts, and all contracts shall be entered into upon such terms and in such manner as the board may authorize.
If no bids are received upon any call for bids, the board may let the contract without further complying with Section 159 of Chapter 1560 of the Statutes of 1971.
In case of an emergency, if notice for bids to let contracts will not be given, the board shall comply with Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 22050).