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Inquiry #1: Please review and resolve the current "Warranty" issues as relate to the Striping Bid Items. You can reference Bidders Inquiry on
11-411104, this is a result of discrepancies between the Caltrans Specs and what the product Manufacturer will "Warranty"
absent this, just issue an Addendum changing the Bid Item wording from "Warranty" to (Enhanced Wet Night Visibility) which would solve the problem and save considerable money ..

Inquiry submitted 05/24/2018

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 05/24/2018


Response #2:Please refer to Addendum No. 1, dated July 2, 2018.
Response posted 07/02/2018




Inquiry #2: 1. Per the summary of quantities it states Longitudinal Joints are to be re-sealed and it does not state any transverse Joints. Are only Longitudinal Joints to be re-sealed? Please advise.

2. What is the existing Width of the Joints that are to be re-Sealed and what are they currently Sealed with?

Inquiry submitted 06/22/2018

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.

1. Only Longitudinal joints are to be sealed.

2. Please bid per the current contract documents.

Response posted 06/22/2018




Inquiry #3: Please provide PPF files for the main travel lanes that will be receiving the bid item 'Grind Existing Concrete Pavement' so that a smoothness analysis can be conducted allowing a proper bid.
Inquiry submitted 06/22/2018

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 06/25/2018




Inquiry #4: Will a response via an Addendum be issued regarding Inquiry # 1 (Warranty) be issued soon, similar to the Addendum posted for
11-411104 to eliminate the "Warranty" wording in the striping items ?

Inquiry submitted 06/26/2018

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 06/26/2018


Response #2:Please refer to Addendum No. 1, dated July 2, 2018.
Response posted 07/02/2018




Inquiry #5: The bid schedule does not include a bid item for Vegetation Control and is not identified on the layout drawings or quantity sheets. Is Vegetation Control required on this project as part of the Midwest Guardrail System?  

Inquiry submitted 06/26/2018

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 06/26/2018


Response #2:Vegetation Control item is not required on this project.
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 06/26/2018




Inquiry #6: The following paragraph exists on on page 14 of the special provisions for this contact:

From 12:00 p.m. on the day before Thanksgiving to 12:01 a.m. on January 2 of the next year, do not
perform work that encroaches onto the traveled way at the interchanges listed in the table titled "Seasonal
Shopping". Only closure charts stating they may be used during Seasonal Shopping are permitted during
this period.

Charts G1, G2, G3, G4, G5, G6, of Section 12-4.02C(3)(g) charts I1, I2, I3, I4, I5, I6, I7, I8, I9I10 of Section 12-4.02C(3)(i) charts J1, J2, J3, J4, J5, J6 of Section 12-4.02C(3)(j) and M1, and M2 of Section 12-4.02C(3)(m) don't allow encroachments into the traveled way or shoulders during the seasonal shopping period identified above. Without lane closures most of the work can't proceed on this project during the seasonal shopping time period. Will the Department measure working days during the seasonal shopping time period?

Inquiry submitted 07/09/2018

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/10/2018


Response #2:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/10/2018


Response #3:Please bid per the current contract documents. Refer to working days definition under Section 1-1.07 "DEFINITION" of the Standard Specifications.
Response posted 07/11/2018


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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