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Inquiry #1: The Type Softstop terminal system is the only in-line terminal system end treatment specified in the contract documents.

We do not agree with this. Caltrans Standard Specifications 2015, Section 6-1.05 Specific Brand or Trade Name and Substitution states "reference to a specific brand or trade name establishes a quality standard and is not intended to limit competition. You may use a product that is equal to or better than the specified trade name if authorized".

The MSKT is a Caltrans approved in-line terminal and we believe it should be allowed for use on this project.

Please review and clarify why Caltrans will only allow the proprietary Softstop.

Inquiry submitted 01/23/2018

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 01/23/2018


Response #2:
Your attention is directed to Section 6-1.05, Specific Brand or Trade Name and Substitution, of the Standard Specifications. Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 01/24/2018




Inquiry #2: Currently Caltrans has not allotted enough working days in the contract to complete all bid items.

Is Caltrans going to write a change order to the low bidder for additional working days?

Inquiry submitted 01/25/2018

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed. If a response is not posted before bid opening addressing your inquiry, please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 01/26/2018


Response #2:
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 01/26/2018


The information provided in the responses to bidder inquiries is not a waiver of Section 2-1.07, "JOB SITE AND DOCUMENT EXAMINATION" of the Standard Specifications or any other provision of the contract, nor to excuse the contractor from full compliance with the contract. Bidders are cautioned that subsequent responses or contract addenda may change a previous response.


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