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BICYCLE LANE

A portion of a roadway or right-of-way that has been designated for preferential or exclusive use by bicycles. It is distinguished from the rest of the roadway by a painted stripe, curb, or other similar device. (Also see Bicycle Route).…

BICYCLE ROUTE (BICYCLE WAY)

Any road, street, path, or way that is specifically designated in some manner as being open to bicycle travel, regardless of whether such facilities are designated for exclusive use of bicycles or are to be shared with other vehicles or…

Bicycle Transportation Account

Bicycle Transportation Account. The Caltrans BTA provides state funds for city and county projects that improve safety and convenience for bicycle commuters.

BID

Procurement. Offer of a Bidder to provide goods, services or work in response to an Invitation for Bids. For Public Works contracts, it is determined by statute (Public Contracts Code, Section 5100) as any proposal submitted to a public entity…

BID (OPERATIONS)

In accord with the employee’s labor contract, exercise of the right to select a work assignment or time off (usually vacation days) on the basis of seniority. Also generally applies to requested overtime work including Voluntary Call Back (VCB) assignments…

BID OPENING OFFICER

Individual to whom authority has been delegated to receive and open Bids and Proposals. The overall responsibility resides with the Executive Officer, Office of Procurement and Distribution.

BID SAMPLES

Sample required by the Invitation for Bids, to be furnished by a Bidder as part of its Bid to show the characteristics of a product offered in its Bid to assure procurement of an acceptable product. These samples are required…

BID SECURITY

A required certified or cashier’s check, cash or Bid Bond accompanying the bid submitted by the Bidder, as a guarantee that the Bidder will enter into a contract with the MTA for the performance of the work and that it…

BID SOLICITATION PACKAGE

A set of documents issued by the MTA for the intended work, which includes but is not limited to the Invitation Letter, Information for Bidders, Standard Contract Terms and Conditions and Special Terms and Conditions, and if required, Contract Drawings,…