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Inquiry #1: Please clarify if the State will be responsible for Railroad Flagging costs.
Inquiry submitted 11/21/2017

Response #1:FLAGGERS WILL BE PROVIDED BY RAILROAD (BNSF) AND PAID FOR BY CALTRANS TO BNSF.


Response posted 11/21/2017




Inquiry #2: Reviewing the Utility Sheets, it appears that BNSF will relocate various utilities located within their ROW. However, these utilities are not shown in the RSS for section 5-1.36C(3) Utility Relocation and Date of the Relocation. Please provide this information for the BNSF relocated utilities.
Inquiry submitted 11/21/2017

Response #1:BNSF HAS BEEN COMPENSATED FOR THE RESOLUTION OF ALL UTILITY CONFLICTS WITHIN HOBART YARD. A REVIEW OF THEIR INVOICES INDICATES THAT THE WORK HAS BEEN COMPLETED. HOWEVER, BEFORE INITATING ANY EXCAVATION IT IS ADVISABLE TO CONFIRM THE COMPLETION OF THE UTILITY RELOCATION WITH BNSF DIRECTLY.
Response posted 11/21/2017




Inquiry #3: Does the State plan on providing the Contractor with any storage / laydown yards? Also, does the State plan on charging the Contractors a monthly rental cost for any yards located within the State ROW? If so, please provide an estimated monthly charge.
Inquiry submitted 11/21/2017

Response #1:THE STATE DOES NOT PLAN ON PROVIDING THE CONTRACTORS ANY STORAGE OR LAYDOWN YARDS BECAUSE THERE IS NO LAYDOWN YARDS AVAILABLE WITHIN THE STATE R/W.
Response posted 11/21/2017




Inquiry #4: After reviewing the plans, it is unclear what can be assumed for access in and out of the BNSF railroad ROW. Please clarify what access the Contractor will have within the ROW.
Inquiry submitted 11/21/2017

Response #1:THE ORIGINAL PLAN WAS FOR THE CONTRACTOR TO ACCESS HOBART YARD FROM THE NORTHERN END OF THE FACILTY AT SHIELA STREET. HOWEVER, GIVEN THE FLUID NATURE OF THE YARD AND THE NEED OF BNSF, NOTHING CAN BE ASSUMED WITH REGARDS TO ACCESS. ALL ACCESS QUESTIONS REGARDING ACCESS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE PROJECT ENGINEER FOR BNSF PRIOR TO ARRIVAL AT THE FACILITY.
Response posted 11/21/2017




Inquiry #5: Since this is a major rail yard for BNSF, please clarify if BNSF will move all material / equipment from the footprint of the existing / proposed widening of the structure. If not, please specify what restrictions the Contractor will be faced with working around this material / equipment.
Inquiry submitted 11/21/2017

Response #1:BNSF HAS BEEN COMPENSATED FOR THE REMOVAL AND OR RELOCATION OF THEIR EQUIPMENT WITHIN THE TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT WHICH BY DESIGN ENCOMPASSES THE FOOTPRINT OF THE EXISTING/PROPOSED WIDENED AREA OF THE STRUCTURE. A REVIEW OF THEIR INVOICES INDICATED THAT THE WORK HAS BEEN COMPLETED. GIVEN THAT HOBART YARD IS A FLUID WRING INTERMODAL FACILITY IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE ITEMS AND EQUIPMENT CLEARED FROM THE TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT AREA WERE REPLACED WITH OTHER ITEMS OR EQUIPMENT. PLEASE CONFIRM WITH THE BNSF PROJECT ENGINEER BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF CONSTRUCTION TO INSURE COMPLIANCE WITH THE TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT.

HOBART YARD IS AN EXTREMELY ACTIVE INTERMODAIL RAILROAD FACILITY AND THE CONTRATOR IS REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN CONTACT AND COMMUNICATION WITH BNSF ON A DAILY BASIS. THE SAFETY OF ALL PERSONS WITHIN THE YARD IS THE PARAMOUNT CONCERN OF BNSF. HOWEVER, IT IS THE STATE?S MANDATE, AND THAT OF THEIR CONTRACTOR TO REFRAIN FROM THE IMPEDANCE OF BNSF?S RAILWAY OPERATIONS. THEREFORE CAREFULL COOPERATION BETWEEN THE CONTRACTOR AND BNSF WILL BE REQUIRED. ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS THAT CALTRANS CANNOT ADDRESS TO THE SATISFACTION OF THE CONTRACTOR OR INQUIRER INQUISITOR SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE BNSF PROJECT ENGINEER:
Kyle Sumsion
Project Engineer
BNSF Railway
(949)-202-8519

Response posted 11/21/2017




Inquiry #6: Ref. sheet numbers 706 & 714, Hobart Yard OH (widen): Can the precast concrete girders for the left and right widenings be installed with a crane sitting on the existing bridge deck, or should the crane sit below in the Hobart rail yard?
Inquiry submitted 11/22/2017

Response #1:Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed. Thank You for your patience.
Response posted 11/22/2017




Inquiry #7: Please provide the complete list of CUCP work category codes that were utilized to establish the goal for the project?
Inquiry submitted 12/12/2017

Response #1:?Please bid in accordance with Section 2-1.12, ?Disadvantaged Business Enterprises,? of the Revised Standard Specifications (RSS). The RSS can be found in the back of the Notice to Bidders and Special Provisions book.?
Response posted 12/12/2017




Inquiry #8: East Yard OH Bridge work includes the installation of fiber optic conduit on the outer face, or the non-traffic side of the existing outside barrier as shown on the East Yard OH Bridge plans, sheets #2 and #9 of 10. This work will require access over the railroad tracks and in the air-space within the UPRR’s East Yard railroad facility. This work will require means and methods that will have the potential to foul the tracks. The work at Hobart Yard OH Bridge extends over BNSF tracks and the contract documents contain temporary easements, Exhibit C, and Exhibit C-1 documents for this work. Are temporary easements, UPRR agreements, and additional UPRR insurance required for the East Yard OH Bridge work? If so, please provide this information or direct where it is contained in the contract documents.
Inquiry submitted 12/12/2017

Response #1:Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed. Thank You for your patience.
Response posted 12/12/2017


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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