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Inquiry #1: Question about the quantity of Precast Jointed Concrete Pavement
Bid Item 56 shows a Quantity of 1,600 CY for PJCP
In sheets 199/357 and 200/357 - Summary of Quantities Q-1 and Q-2 show a quantity of 806 for PJCP - Again in sheet 207/357 - Summary of Quantities Q-9 show a total quantity of 796. The station numbers listed in sheet Q-9 are the same as listed in Q-1 and Q-2
What is the correct quantity of PJCP panels?

Inquiry submitted 11/15/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 11/16/2017




Inquiry #2: Section 8-1.09 Incentive/Disincentive for Early Completion -- spells out two milestone dates for the project.
Segment A, Sta F 198+00 - F 234+00 >> July 15, 2018
Segment B, Sta FRT 132+00 - F 198+00 >> October 15, 2018
The disincentive penalty amount for the milestones is $ 25,000/day.
The section does not spell out what the anticipated start date will be for the project. This inquiry was brought up by most bidders at the pre-bid conference on November 15th. At the prebid, Caltrans presented a slide in which the start of construction was noted as February of 2018.
For the purposes of scheduling the project in order to determine if the two milestone dates are achievable, what should the bidders assume to be the approval date of the contract? Contracts typically take anywhere from 2 to 4 months to be approved after the date of the bid. How is it possible to bid the project, with the heavy milestone penalties, without a stated start of construction activities date?

Inquiry submitted 11/17/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 11/20/2017




Inquiry #3: 1) Bid items 134 and 137 seem to be for the same work. Are these duplicate items?
2) Sheet Q-9, the Minor Concrete (Misc Cstr) table calls out 913 CY of "Island" concrete. In review of the Typical Cross Sections (X), L-Layouts and C-drawings -- for stations FRT 133+63 to 158+70 --- there does not appear to be any island concrete on the project. Please describe where this work is located, or provide a detail of the work.

Inquiry submitted 11/20/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 11/20/2017




Inquiry #4: Bid item nos. 102 and 103 appear to be duplicates of bid item 101. In fact their description includes the "(N)" -- symbol for NOT A PAY ITEM. Will these items be removed by addendum?

Inquiry submitted 11/20/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 11/20/2017




Inquiry #5: 1) Bid item 42 - Crack Treatment - this work is not called out in the plans, or shown in the Q-sheet tables. Where does this work occur?

2) Note 5 on X-1 calls for a prime coat on new AB/ASB. There is no bid item for Prime Coat?

3) Item 47 - GPI - Paving Grid does not include a corresponding item for the asphalt binder? Will this be paid under the tack coat item, or is it considered incidental to Item 47, or will an item be added?

Inquiry submitted 11/20/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 11/21/2017




Inquiry #6: The bid quantity for item 25 (Treated Wood Waste) is 97,200 LB. According to the chart on Q-9, they are allowing for 88,000 lbs for the Remove Roadside Sign work. This quantity requires review. There are only 44 roadside signs to be removed on the project?


Inquiry submitted 11/20/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 11/21/2017




Inquiry #7: 1) The table on drawing ECQ-1 identifies permanent Erosion Control items of work. There are no bid items for this work. Will items be added for hydromulch, hydroseed, rolled erosion control product (blanket), fiber rolls, compost, and incorporate materials?

2) The drainage work quantity table shows 158 LF of 18" CSP. Bid item 82 is for 182 LF. Why the discrepancy?
3) Bid item 94 is for Culvert Slurry Cement Backfill. There is no slurry cement backfill identified in the drainage drawings or drainage quantity tables. Is this bid item an error?


Inquiry submitted 11/21/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 11/21/2017




Inquiry #8: Bid item nos 65 and 66 seem to be duplicate bid items for the same work.
Will the bid form be corrected?

Inquiry submitted 11/21/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 11/21/2017


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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