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Kemp Bros. Construction, Inc.

is seeking certified and qualified DVBE and SBE subcontractors and/or suppliers to provide Demolition; Abatement; Concrete; Rebar; Masonry; Structural Steel; Metal Decking; Rough Carpentry; Finish Carpentry; Waterproofing; Insulation; Roofing; Sheet Metal; Doors, Frames & Hardware; Overhead Coiling Doors; Glass & Glazing; Drywall; Tile; Acoustical Ceilings; Flooring; Painting; Signage; Toilet Accessories; Kitchen Equipment; Laboratory Equipment; Athletic Equipment; Elevators; Wheelchair Lifts; Fire Protection; Plumbing; HVAC; Electrical; Telecom & Data; Earthwork; Asphalt Paving; Site Concrete; Fences; Landscaping


LAUSD Taft Charter High School Comprehensive Modernization


RFQ/Bid No. 2310007


Los Angeles Unified School District


5461 Winnetka Avenue, Woodland Hills, CA, 91364


12-07-2022 at 12:00 PM


Carlos Magallanes




Not Available


10135 Geary Avenue, Santa Fe Springs, CA, 90670


Scope of Work:  Comprehensive modernization of a high school to include a new approximately 11,000 s.f. Annex Building, as well as light modernization of existing classroom buildings, including ADA upgrades for the Gymnasium building.  Major improvements are also at the Multi-Purpose building and Industrial Arts room.

Project Schedule:  1,795 Calendar Days

LDs:  $5,000 (Varies) per Calendar Day

Bid Date / Time:  Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 12 p.m.

Project Labor Specifics:  PSA, We Build Program, Local Worker, Prevailing Wage, Certified Payroll, Labor Compliance, Apprentices

Insurance Requirements:  OCIP

Especially seeking SBEs, VSBEs, DVBEs and VBEs

All Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing subcontractors must be prequalified with LAUSD.  Subcontractors that intend to bid as a first-tier subcontractor with the following license classifications must be prequalified: A, B, C-4, C-7, C-10, C-16, C-20, C-36, c-38, C-42, C-43 and/or C-46.

This project is a public work as defined in Section 1720 of the California Labor Code and subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the DIR.  All subcontractorsmust provide a copy of their confirmed registration from the DIR.

RFI Questions:  Can be emailed to or faxed to (562) 236-5010

Bid Proposals: Can be emailed to or faxed to (562) 236-5010

SUBCONTRACT BOND REQUIREMENTS:  KEMP BROS. may require all subcontractors bidding on projects to provide payment and performance bonds in the amount of 100% of the subcontract value.  Kemp may waive the bond requirement at its sole discretion.  The payment and performance bonds must be issued by an admitted surety within ten (10) business days of the receipt of the Subcontract Agreement from Kemp.  KEMP BROS. CONSTRUCTION, INC. shall be named the obligee and shall guarantee prompt and faithful performance of the subcontract scope of work and the payment of all claims for labor and materials furnished or used in and about the work to be done and performed under the subcontract agreement.  When so requested, failure by the Subcontractor to provide the requested 100% payment and performance bonds within the time allowed may be reason for Kemp to request substitution of the Subcontractor in accorance with Section 4107 of the Public Contracting Code.

GENERAL SUBCONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS:  Kemp listing of a subcontractor is not an acceptance of any or all of that subcontractor's conditions, qualifications, exclusions or exceptions included in the sucontractor's bid proposal.  The subcontractor agrees that its bid will remain valid for the same period of time that Kemp's bid must remain valid with the owner, as specified in the projects specifications.  Each listed subcontractor must execute a standard subcontract agreement if awarded the project.  The standard subcontract is available for review at Kemp Bros. Construction, Inc.'s office or on the website at  Kemp is currently using Textura(R) as its internet-based construction invoicing and payment solution.  With Textura(R), subcontractors can electronically sign and submit pay applications, including invoices, sworn statements, and conditional and/or unconditional lien waivers.  It is assumed that any costs for the use of Textura(R) incurred by the subcontractor(s) are included in the subcontractor's bid proposal at the time of the bid.

If the project is subject to a Project Labor Agreement or Project Stabilization Agreement, Subcontractor, by submitting a bid proposal, acknowledges the requirements of such agreements and further agrees to adhere to all of the requirements therein as provided in the bid documents' General Conditions and Supplemental Conditions.

As of June 20, 2014, the State of California passed a law that requires all contractors bidding or working on ANY public works project to register with the Statement Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and pay an annual registration fee.  Starting March 1, 2015, any contractor bidding on a public works project must be registered with the DIR in order for their bid to be deemed responsive.  As of April 1, 2015, all contractors awarded a public works contract must be registered with the DIR.  Subcontractors providing bids or work without DIR registration will result in a DIR penalty.

SPECIAL NOTICE TO ALL SUBCONTRACTORS:  Non-price terms included in competitive bids at bid time may cause your bid to be rejected as non-responsive.  Kemp Bros. Construction, Inc. will not accept any provisions or qualifications in subcontractor bids that are not in the bid documents.  By submitting a bid on this project, Subcontractor acknowledges that Kemp Bros. Construction, Inc. is relying on the price terms of your bid and that any non-price terms contrary to or in addition to the provisioins in the bid documents are null and void.  Please be careful in preparing your proposals for Kemp, as we welcome your competitive bids.

Kemp may require a bond, include your bond rate on your proposal.  If required, Kemp will assist in obtaining bonds up to 1.5% of the bond invoice of the original contract amount for the duration of the project.  Kemp may assist minority bidders in obtaining bonding, insurance or equipment.  Plans, specifications and all IFB Documents are available by contacting Kemp at or (562) 236-5000.  A copy of Kemp's standard Subcontract Agreement is also available for review on Kemp's website at


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