Contra Costa Water District Project Labor Agreements
The Contra Costa Water District has entered into a number of Project Labor Agreements for specific projects since 1995. These projects included the Bollman Water Treatment Plant, the Los Vaqueros Dam, the Multi-Purpose Pipeline, the Brentwood Water Treatment Plan, and the Alternative Intake Project. The combined value of these construction projects was more than $325 million.
- The number of bidders was not affected by the agreements' requirements.
- In four out of five projects, the lowest bid value was below the engineer's estimates, with low bids ranging from 78 percent to 88 percent of the engineer's estimate.