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Inquiry #1: I don't understand why my Bidder's Inquiry (submitted 11-8) was answered with the statement "Bidder Inquiries for this EA are closed"? Would you explain?

Thanks,

Inquiry submitted 11/09/2018

Response #1:Your question "Is material acquisition bound to the 80 to 120 working days allowed, or will time for procurement be granted if it extends beyond those working days?" was submitted for project number 04-1J7004, which bid opened in 11/6/18.
Response posted 11/13/2018




Inquiry #2:
Will time for procurement of materials be granted, if the lead-time exceeds the number of allowed working days. I am not familiar how time constrained projects, such as this, work.

Thanks,

Inquiry submitted 11/09/2018

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 11/13/2018


Response #2:Please bid per contract documents.

Thank you,
Response posted 11/15/2018




Inquiry #3: Hi, I need couple of clarifications:
1) Please explain what Cost & Time mean? I have never bid a project with this stipulation. I have asked this question on other projects, but never received a response.

2) Section 82-3.01A states Laminated Wood Posts are "Furnished", but not by who (S.F.?). Standard Specifications 56-4.02D indicates they Are State Furnished. Is that correct?

Inquiry submitted 11/11/2018

Response #1:1) For a cost-plus-time-based bid, the Department compares bids based on the sum of the item totals and
the total bid for time.

2) Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 11/13/2018


Response #2:Laminated Wood Box Posts are now contractor furnished.

Thank you,
Response posted 11/15/2018




Inquiry #4: I have not performed a project on a "Cost + Time" basis. I don't understand how it works, nor where to go for information. This is the 2nd time I requested information necessary for me to provide a responsible bid. I still have no clue. Please help me understand.
Also, may the contractor use HDPE sch.40 for the directional bore's?

Thank you,

Inquiry submitted 11/12/2018

Response #1:a) Bid the items (Cost) and then bid the number of working days (Time) to complete the work. Download the Bid Book and it will have a line item for the days.

b)Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 11/13/2018


Response #2:Please bid per contract documents.
Response posted 11/15/2018




Inquiry #5: I submitted Inquiry #3, Item 2-Laminated posts. Your reply was that the contractor is to furnish them. I contacted the Caltrans supplier of these type posts. They will provide no less than an entire truck load of them. The reason is that the laminator WILL NOT tool-up for anything less. Too much trouble.
The two posts will actually cost tens of thousands of dollars. I'm sure this in not Caltrans intent, but you put me in a very difficult position. Does Caltrans have a source for (2) of these posts? If not, what is a responsible contractor supposed to do?
Short notice, but I don't know what to do.

Inquiry submitted 11/15/2018

Response #1:Bid per plans and specs."
Response posted 11/15/2018


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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