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Inquiry #1: Is there a prebid meeting?
Inquiry submitted 05/16/2018

Response #1:There is no mandatory prebid meeting for this project.
Response posted 05/16/2018




Inquiry #2: When this project bid originally, item no. 117 (Softstop Terminal Systems)was deleted by addendum no. 3. Will this item remain or be deleted?
Inquiry submitted 05/25/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 05/25/2018


Response #2:An addendum will be issued to revise item No.117 to ALTERNATIVE IN-LINE TERMINAL SYSTEM.
Response posted 05/29/2018




Inquiry #3: NOTICE TO BIDDERS page 1 states “complete the work, excluding plant establishment work, within 340 days. The bid form lists 280 days for bid item 3 - TIME RELATED OVERHEAD. Will this bid item be adjusted with an upcoming addendum to match the contract time to complete the work?
Inquiry submitted 05/30/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 05/30/2018


Response #2:This item will be adjusted by forthcoming addendum.
Response posted 06/06/2018




Inquiry #4: Page 3 of the Special Provisions states " Material Sources for imported borrow require an imported borrow plan and analytical test results for (1) noncommercial sources and (2) commercial sources outside of the state. The sources require sampling and analysis for pH, lead, and other constituents. See section 19-7 for the specifications." Section 19-7 was not provided. Please provide this spec section.
Inquiry submitted 06/18/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 06/18/2018


Response #2:Section 19-7 is provided. Please refer to section 19 EARTHWORK on pages 34 to 36 of the Special Provisions.
Response posted 06/20/2018




Inquiry #5: Numerous areas of the center median on I-40 within the project limits contain recycled asphalt material in the shoulder. Will this material have to be removed prior to placing imported borrow? Can it be incorporated into the import borrow? If so, will the testing/grading requirements be the same as for imported borrow?
Inquiry submitted 06/20/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 06/20/2018


Response #2:Please see Standard Specifications 2015, Section 19 Earthwork. If an existing material is incorporated in the work , it will need to meet the testing/grading requirements for that material it will be used for.
Response posted 07/10/2018




Inquiry #6: There is a substantial quantity of unsuitable items within the center median shoulder, i.e. tires, trash, plastics, etc. Clearing and grubbing will cause these items to be contained in the duff. Are there any provisions for removal of deleterious materials prior to re-distribution of the Duff to the new shoulder?
Inquiry submitted 06/20/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 06/20/2018


Response #2:Please see Standard Specifications 2015, 17-2 Clearing And Grubbing. Please bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 06/28/2018




Inquiry #7: Special Provisions 12-4.02C(3)(g)Lane Closure Chart no. G2 and chart no. G4 allow for a 96 hour, continuous, single lane closure EB and WB respectively a maximum of 4 times. Can these closures be concurrent for EB and WB? Can the (4) times be used consecutively?
Inquiry submitted 06/20/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 06/20/2018


Response #2:Yes, the 96-Hour closures of 1 lane in each direction can be done simultaneously in both directions provided that the allowed hours in the lane requirement charts are followed. Yes, 4 times can be used consecutively.
Response posted 06/28/2018




Inquiry #8: 12-4.02C (1) of the special provisions states “keep the full width of the traveled way open to traffic when no active construction activities are occurring in the traveled way or within 6 feet of the traveled way.” Can this be deemed to mean that a lane/shoulder closure is not required when active construction is occurring beyond 6’ of the traveled way?
Inquiry submitted 06/20/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 06/20/2018


Response #2:Lane / Shoulder closure charts are enforced when active construction is occurring beyond 6? of the traveled way. Any activities that effect public traffic may require a lane closure. Please bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 06/28/2018




Inquiry #9: We have contacted the County of San Bernardino and they stated that internal counsel has determined that they will not sell material for this project from their Ludlow pit to a private contractor due to conflict of interest concerns. Is the State working with the County of San Bernardino in regards to making material from the County of San Bernardino's Ludlow pit available for the project?
Inquiry submitted 06/28/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 06/28/2018


Response #2:Caltrans has no agreement with the County of San Bernardino with regard to the Ludlow pit. Please bid per current contract documents
Response posted 06/28/2018




Inquiry #10: Since the Contract number is the same for the original bid and re-bid, we are unable to access information from the original bid. Are the questions and responses from the original bid available for review?
Inquiry submitted 06/28/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 06/28/2018


Response #2:Changes and updates have been made since the project was re-released. The original information may no longer be applicable, and will not be made available for review.
Response posted 06/28/2018


Response #3:This is a re-advertised project with a bid opening date of July 10, 2018. Modification has been made. The old project is superseded. All the project related information, EBS file, addendum, project plans, etc. are available for download from BidExpress and Caltrans site. Everything associated with the new project is available online.
Response posted 07/12/2018




Inquiry #11: There is a seed mix table on the erosion control legend, but there is no line or item number on the bid item list. Please advise
Inquiry submitted 06/29/2018

Response #1:The seed mix cost is included in Item No. 33, Bonded Fiber Matrix (BFM). Please bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 07/03/2018


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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