Public Works - Capital Improvement Program (CIP)
Division of Public Works Department is charged with overseeing
City's Capital Improvement Program (CIP), which consists
of a variety of projects to construct, maintain, repair,
and rehabilitate the City's infrastructure and facilities.
Both City staff and hired professional consultants design
these various projects. Most of the CIP projects are constructed by general contractors selected via competitive public bidding.
Overview of Project Descriptions
infrastructure projects include sanitary sewers; storm
drains; street curbs, gutters, sidewalks, lighting, and
pavement; bike paths; traffic signals; and water wells
and water distribution systems.
facility projects include parks, swimming pools, auditoriums,
office buildings, recycling center, and waste water treatment
A list of CIP projects is included in the CIP budget adopted each fiscal year. The CIP budget is included in the overall City budget document.
Go to the budget webpage.
regarding CIP projects that are currently out to bid can
be obtained from the City's
Purchasing Department webpage.
Large Projects - Greater than One Million Dollars
large projects (construction contracts greater than $1
million), the City of Bakersfield
utilizes an early responsibility determination procedure
to comply with the requirement that we only hire responsible
contractors. This procedure allows the
City to consider the responsibility and capacity of a contractor
to perform the work on a given
project before the contractor has invested the time and
expense necessary to submit a bid. This procedure also
mechanism for a reasonable, objective and fair process
the ability of interested contractors to satisfactorily
complete the project. Please note
that any contractor that does not submit a Responsibility
Statement and Questionnaire shall not
be approved for the given project's Final Bidders List. Contractors
not approved for a given project's Final Bidders List may
not submit a bid for the work on that project.
Current requests for submittals of Responsibility Statement and Questionnaires are posted on the City's Purchasing Department webpage.
Information For Consultants
The City of Bakersfield frequently contracts with consultant firms to provide design and other services on various projects. A qualification based selection process is followed by City staff in selecting a consultant for a specific project. To receive notices directly to your office regarding projects
that relate to the services your firm provides, download
the Interested Consultant Form, print it out, fill in the
information and return it as directed on the form. Your
firm will then be added to the City's database of firms
interested in doing CIP consultant work for the City.
Annual Compliance Reports
California Government Code Section 66006(b)(1) sets forth the annual compliance reporting guidelines for fees collected as a condition of approval of a development project by a local agency. The local agency receiving the fee shall deposit it with the other fees for the improvement in a separate capital facilities account or fund in a manner to avoid any commingling of the fees with other revenues and funds of the local agency, except for temporary investments, and expend those fees solely for the purpose for which the fee was collected. Any interest income earned by moneys in the capital facilities account or fund shall also be deposited in that account or fund and shall be expended only for the purpose for which the fee was originally collected. The annual compliance reports for those funds subject to GC 66006(b)(1) reporting can be found below: