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Inquiry #1: In regards to Bid Item #35, 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".

Further, FHWA Title 23 CFR 635.411 states Federal Funds shall not participate, directly or indirectly, in payment for any premium or royalty on any patented or proprietary material, specification, or process.

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 on this federally funded project.

Inquiry submitted 03/27/2018

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 03/27/2018


Response #2:Your attention is directed to Section 6-1.05, Specific Brand or Trade Name and Substitution, of the 2015 Standard Specifications. Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 03/27/2018


Response #3:(#2)-An addendum has been issued to address this bidder inquiry. Please refer to Addendum No. 1, issued on Friday, April 13, 2018.
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 04/13/2018




Inquiry #2: Please convert the Supplemental information that are ppf files to pdf files. We don't have the program to open ppf files.
Inquiry submitted 03/28/2018

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 03/29/2018


Response #2:
PDF versions of the PPF files will not be provided for this project. They can be created using ProVal Software. Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 03/29/2018




Inquiry #3: Our take-off analysis indicates large quantity differences on the following bid items;
11. Shoulder Backing
14. Rubberized Hot Mix Asphalt (Gap Graded)
15. Rubberized Hot Mix Asphalt-Open Graded
21. Tack Coat
23. Cold Plane Asphalt Concrete Pavement
Please review these quantities to verify their accuracy and make changes where necessary.


Inquiry submitted 04/24/2018

Response #1:
(#3)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.

Response posted 04/24/2018


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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