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Inquiry #1: We have contacted a number of surety companies and they will not provide a bond for a 5 year plant establishment. They all will for a 3 year plant establishment.
Inquiry submitted 08/31/2018

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 09/04/2018


Response #2:Caltrans did similar projects in the recent past and the contractors didn't have any issues securing bonds for 5 year plant establishment period. Bid per plans and specs.
Response posted 09/05/2018




Inquiry #2: Bid Item #20 states "Minimum Bid". What does that mean?
Inquiry submitted 09/06/2018

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 09/07/2018


Response #2:Bid Item #20 “PLANT ESTABLISHMENT WORK (MINIMUM BID)” is work that is described as plant establishment work and is work for which a minimum of $164,000 must be bid (Special Provision 2-1.09 on pg. 6).
Response posted 09/07/2018




Inquiry #3: The irrigation plans show one booster pump and one tank for one of the locations. However, there are four other locations that require water trucking.
Please clarify if there should be 4 more pumps and tanks. Under what item is the water trucking being paid?

Inquiry submitted 09/06/2018

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 09/07/2018


Response #2:Bid per plan and specs.

Include water trucking costs in bid item #20.
Response posted 09/10/2018




Inquiry #4: Please consider reducing the plant establishment period to 3 years.
Your response to inquiry #1 is not entirely correct.
While Caltrans may get some bids, the bonding for the 5 year plant establishment period will limit the number of bidders.
Who knows what gas will cost in 5 years?

Inquiry submitted 09/11/2018

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 09/12/2018


Response #2:Please bid per plans and specs.
Response posted 09/13/2018


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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