SNARL Aspen House Renovation Project (REBID)



Accepting Bids

Prebid Date6/21/22 1:30pm

Bid Date7/7/22 2:30pm

Company & Contacts

UCSB Design and Construction Services

James Gonzales, University Rep.


SNARL Mammoth Lakes

NOTE: A bidder must be registered and logged into the UCSB planroom to submit its bid electronically via the ‘Submit Bid’ tab above AND that bid must be submitted prior to the stated bid deadline.

Description of Work: Contractor shall provide labor, materials, equipment, tools, transportation, insurance and services to facilitate the renovation of the SNARL Aspen House. The Aspen House is located at the University’s Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory (SNARL) in Mammoth Lakes, California. SNARL was established in 1935 by the US Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife to study the success of hatchery trout in a native stream. Acquired by UCSB in 1973, the site serves as a base for research and teaching in a large part of eastern, central California and western Nevada. With some of the most developed facilities in the Natural Reserve System and a considerable outreach program, SNARL is the UC outpost in the central part of the State. SNARL has overnight facilities for 45 persons in a dormitory, a three-bedroom house (Q8), a two-bedroom house (Q1), and 2 one-bedroom cottages (Q2 and Q3). Each unit has bunks, a kitchen with pots, pans, and dishes, and restroom facilities.

The new Aspen House renovation project involves the conversion of an existing 385 GSF attached garage into new overnight studio accommodations for UCSB researchers. The renovation will include a three (3) piece ADA-compliant bathroom and a small ADA-compliant kitchen facility, as described in the Construction Documents.

Estimated Construction Cost: $210,000

License Requirement(s): B- (General Building Contractor)

Pre-Bid Conference: A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference and mandatory Pre-Bid Job Walk will be conducted BOTH in person at the SNARL project site in Mammoth Lakes AND electronically via Zoom on June 21, 2022 beginning promptly at 1:30 PM. Participants shall meet either:


SNARL (see attached map)
1016 Mt. Morrison Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546



Meeting attendees may attend the pre-bid conference and job walk remotely via Zoom, if desired. The Zoom meeting will include a virtual job walk presented by the University staff. A subsequent, in-person job walk may be scheduled with the University Representative, upon request. Remote participants may attend the mandatory pre-bid conference via Zoom by using the following link:
Meeting ID: 849 2547 6950

Only bidders who participate in the initial (virtual or in-person) pre-bid conference, will be allowed to bid on the Project as a prime bidder.

General Project Information: Every effort will be made to ensure that all persons shall have equal access to contracts and other business opportunities with the University within the limits imposed by law or University’s policy. Each Bidder may be required to show evidence of its equal employment opportunity policy. The work described in the contract is a public work subject to section 1771 of the California Labor Code. No contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a Bid for this project unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 [with limited exceptions from this requirement for bid purposes only under Labor Code section 1771.1(a)]. The successful Bidder and its Subcontractors will be required to follow the nondiscrimination requirements set forth in the Construction Documents and to pay prevailing wage rates at the location of the Work.