Most public contract work in California is controlled by the provisions of the California Public Contract Code. This code represents the efforts of the California legislature to gather into one place all statutory enactments that deal with public contracts, including laws that govern competitive bidding, affirmative action, alternates, extras, performance bonds, payment bonds, pre-qualifications, value engineering, design-build and prompt payment.
Acret's California Public Contract Laws 2012 Edition provides all of the important court decisions that interpret the California Contract Code. It gives examples of accepted practice for the Contract Code as it applies in all parts of the state, from specification of a contractor's license classification, to bid information on subs and payment laws. Details are listed in clear, plain English that even non-lawyers can understand.