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Inquiry #1: We are counting different totals for the APS at all three locations (E-2 & E-3, E-5, and E-8 & E-9). Please confirm the APS Quantities on Plan Sheet EQ-1.
Inquiry submitted 10/15/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 10/16/2017


Response #2:The number of APS's shown on the EQ-1 is correct since some will be installed on the signal poles and some on a separate pedestrian pole.
Response posted 10/17/2017




Inquiry #2: How many working days is the Plant Establishment period?
There is a bid item for Plant Establishment but no working days are shown in the Notice to Bidders

Inquiry submitted 10/18/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 10/18/2017


Response #2:See Addendum 1.
Response posted 11/06/2017




Inquiry #3: The existing sidewalk area contains many street trees, tree frames and grates, brick pavers, bike racks, bus stop shelters, etc.

1. Are we removing all of the street trees? Is there irrigation that will also be removed?
2. Are we removing and salvaging all of the tree frames and grates and bike racks?
3. Are we removing and salvaging the brick pavers?
4. Who is removing the newspaper boxes?
5. Who is removing the bus stop shelters?

Inquiry submitted 11/03/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 11/03/2017


Response #2:1) No tree removal.
2) Remain in place unless impacted.
3) No salvage.
4) The State.
5) Sonoma County Transit.
Response posted 11/06/2017




Inquiry #4: 1. What is supposed to happen with the existing trees, tree grates, and frames currently in the sidewalk? Do they get removed or saved in place?
2. What happens with the existing bus shelter? Is it removed and disposed of or salvaged?
3. What happens with all the other existing items such as newspaper vendor boxes, benches, planters, etc. that are not shown on the plans?

Inquiry submitted 11/03/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 11/03/2017


Response #2:1) See response to BI #3 above.
2) See response to BI #3 above.
3) See response to BI #3 above.
Response posted 11/06/2017




Inquiry #5: 1. Hwy 116 at this location runs predominantly in the Northbound or Southbound direction in Sebastopol. However, the lane charts are referring to Eastbound & Westbound. Shouldn't the charts be referring to Northbound & Southbound? Since the work on the shoulder Westbound is restricted to 4 hours during the middle of the day, we need to know what the intent is. Which direction is eastbound & which is westbound? Or else re-designate the lane charts to Northbound & Southbound.

2. The bid item for Portable CMS Boards is paid for as Lump Sum. There are no plans which designate where the CMS boards are to be placed. Please provide a plan indicating where & how many CMS boards are to be set & maintained or else re-classify the pay item to a per each basis for measurement & payment. Ore else tell us how many CMS boards are required.

3. There is no designated mfg. in the specs for the drinking fountain, only a detail. Please provide a mfg. & model no. as these vary in price from $1,500 to $6,500.

Inquiry submitted 11/09/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 11/09/2017


Response #2:1. No change, the lane closure charts remain the same, the orientation of Route 116 is East-West as listed in the Highway Sequence Listing. Daytime shoulder closure is allowed between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

2.Bid per plan and specs.

3. There is no designated manufacturer, but drinking fountain must comply with specs. See special provision 20-5.05.

Response posted 11/13/2017




Inquiry #6: On Construction Detail sheet C-26 there are typical sections for trench backfill that shows either CLSM or Minor Concrete backfill around the pipe (Details B & Section A-A). This would indicate that all pipes are to receive slurry backfill and/or Minor Concrete backfill around the pipe as well as 12" of Minor Concrete over the top of the pipe as depicted in Detail B - 12" Minor Concrete & 3" AC Paving. All of the culverts are in the street so we would assume this typical applies to all pipe culverts. However, when we look at the drainage summary, there is only one Pipe (DU 14b) - a 4" Galvanized Sleeve, which gets concrete backfill - 0.3 CY, the total quantity for Bid Item 43, which is a Final Pay Item. Do all pipe culverts get backfilled per the details shown on C-26?
Inquiry submitted 11/09/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 11/09/2017


Response #2:All pipes will be backfilled per C-26. Pipes with cover of 2' or more will be backfilled with Slurry or CLSM per Detail B. Pipes with less than 2' cover will be backfilled with minor concrete per Section A-A.
Response posted 11/13/2017




Inquiry #7: Bid Item #53 is for adjusting 38 ea inlet frames and grates to grade. Are the inlets being adjusted by demolishing the existing tops and constructing new tops with new frames and grates or are they being adjusted by extending the frame and installing the steel tubes as shown in the details on plan sheet DD-5?
Inquiry submitted 11/10/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 11/13/2017


Response #2:Frames and Grates are to be adjusted per DD-5. Only DS-8a is being raised to grade.
Response posted 11/13/2017




Inquiry #8: With regards to question 7, is this item for adjusting inlet frames and grates? If so, wouldn't that be the same as Item 52? If it is for inlets, how is adjusting all the electrical boxes, sanitary sewer cleanouts, water meter boxes, etc. paid?
Inquiry submitted 11/13/2017

Response #1:Submitted for construction.
Response posted 11/13/2017


Response #2:It will be to adjust utilities grate.
Response posted 11/14/2017


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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