(a) The governing board of a school district may enter into an agreement with a person, firm, or corporation under which that person, firm, or corporation shall construct, or provide for the construction of, a building to be used by the school district upon a designated site and lease the building and site to the school district. The instrument shall provide that the title to the building and site shall vest in the school district at the expiration of the lease, and may provide the means or method by which the title to the building and site shall vest in the school district before the expiration of the lease, and shall contain other terms and conditions as the governing board of the school district deems to be in the best interest of the school district.
(b) The agreement entered into shall be with the lowest responsible bidder who shall give the security that a governing board of a school district requires. The governing board of a school district may reject all bids. For the purpose of securing bids the governing board of a school district shall publish at least once a week for two weeks in a newspaper of general circulation published in the school district, or if there is no newspaper, then in a newspaper of general circulation circulated in the county, a notice calling for bids, stating the proposed terms of the agreement and the time and place where bids will be opened.
(c) For a public project, as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 22002 of the Public Contract Code, regardless of its funding source, an agreement entered into pursuant to subdivision (a) shall also require that a person, firm, or corporation that constructs the building, including, but not limited to, the prime contractor and, if used, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing subcontractor, under this section shall be subject to the same prequalification requirements for prospective bidders described in subdivisions (b) to (m), inclusive, of Section 20111.6 of the Public Contract Code, including the requirement for the completion and submission of a standardized prequalification questionnaire and financial statement that is verified under oath and is not a public record.
(d) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2019, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2019, deletes or extends that date.
(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 214, Sec. 22.)