Public Bidding

Public Bidding Process

All licensed contractors are invited to submit the name of their firm for inclusion on the Port District’s list of qualified bidders. Please provide the name and address to which a Notice to Contractors or Proposal should be mailed, a phone number, the type of work in which you are interested and are currently licensed to do, the class of contractor’s license(s) held and the contractor license number(s). Please click here to submit this information to Santa Cruz Port District. If you prefer, this information may be mailed to Santa Cruz Port District, 135 5th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062.

Thank you for your interest in bidding projects at Santa Cruz Harbor. If you have any questions, contact the harbor office at (831) 475-6161 or email



The Santa Cruz Port District invites qualified contractors to submit sealed bid proposals for Santa Cruz Harbor Pile Repair and Replacement Project – 2023. Work required as part of this project consists, in general, of removal and replacement of forty-five (45), 14” to 16” OD piles ranging in length from 50 to 75 feet, pile caps, pile guides and appurtenant hardware as needed with hollow, 14” steel piles with a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) sleeve. Pile driving work will be accomplished with a 2.5-inch diameter water jet pipe system that drives piles to within 4 feet of tip. Piles will then be seated as necessary for embedment relative to geotechnical conditions using a dynamic hammer. Work shall be performed in accordance with all permits, including, but not limited to completion of all work by November 30, 2023; deployment of silt booms for turbidity control prior to pile removal and installation; and a limit of 8 piles per workday. Contractor shall retain biologist(s) for required pre-construction survey, training and on-site monitoring during construction. Access to portions of the work will require use of small boat(s) and a floating barge for workers and pile driving equipment.

Project documents and copies of the prevailing rate of wages can be obtained from the Santa Cruz Port District, 135 Fifth Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA for a fee of $25.

The bid submission deadline for this project has been extended to 10 AM on Monday, May 8, 2023.  Sealed bid proposals will be received at the Santa Cruz Harbor office until 10 a.m. on 10 AM on Monday, May 8, 2023, at which time they will be opened and publicly read.

For information about obtaining a bid packet, contact the Santa Cruz Port District office at (831) 475-6161. Packets will also be available on,ca and (formerly known as