BIDDER'S INQUIRIES & RESPONSES
DISTRICT 11 CONSTRUCTION
CONTRACT NO:  11-081704
ROUTE / KP 11-SD-125-R24.3/35.6
LOCATION In San Diego County In La Mesa, El Cajon, San Diego And Santee From The Grossmont Boulevard Undercrossing To The 125/52 Separation.
DESCRIPTION Thrie Beam Barrier And Landscaping To Be Installed In Existing Median Of Multilane Freeway.
ESTIMATE $ 1,166,000.00
ADVERTISE DATE 01/06/03
BID OPENING 02/06/03
FINAL POSTING 02/05/03    @   18:00

BID RESULTS
 
C&W CONSTRUCTION SPECIALTIES, INC $     764,120.30
2
APEX FENCE CO, INC. $     901,727.00
3
ALCORN FENCE COMPANY $  1,021,800.30
4
CORAL CONSTRUCTION OF OREGON
$  1,055,550.00
5
MODERN ALLOYS, INC
$  1,175,800.50

The Caltrans District 11 Office is located at 2829 Juan Street, San Diego, CA 92110. The mailing address is P.O. Box 85406, San Diego, CA 92186-5406. The District 11 Duty Senior telephone number is (619) 688-6635. Please submit all inquiries in the proper format by fax to (619) 688-6988 or e-mail to:
Duty_Senior_Const_District11@dot.ca.gov.
The responses to bidder' inquiries, unless incorporated into a formal addenda to the contract, are not a part of the contract and are provided for the bidder's convenience only. In some instances, the question and answer may represent a summary of the matters discussed rather than a word-for-word recitation. The responses may be considered along with all other information furnished to prospective bidders for the purpose of bidding on the project. The availability or use of information provided in the responses to bidder' inquiries is not to be construed in any way as a waiver of the provisions of Section 2-1.03 of the Standard Specifications or any other provision of the contract, the plans, Standard Specifications or Special Provisions, nor to excuse the contractor from full compliance with those contract requirements. Bidders are cautioned that subsequent responses or contract addenda may affect or vary a response previously given.
Caltrans District 11 Construction Department has developed this method of answering Bidder's Inquiries to better serve the needs of the Contractors who bid on our Projects. Caltrans District 11 Construction Department will post all of the questions submitted by any of the contractors that are registered Planholders for that Contract, but reserves the right to not answer any questions deemed unsatisfactory for public viewing.
The BIDDER'S INQUIRIES & RESPONSES will be updated continuously and all attempts will be made to do the final posting by 15:00 on Wednesday prior to the bid opening.
INFORMATION AVAILABLE
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ADDENDUM

 ADDENDUM NO.1
01/23/03
 
 
 

BIDDER'S INQUIRY SUBMITTAL FORM
 

Inquiry No.
Inquiry
 1
Q:01/17/03
R:01/27/03
 
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=

On a site visit, it was discovered that the middle portion of this project is still under construction.  How is that going to affect this contract?

  • See Addendum No. 1 for revised Section 4 to delay start to allow completion of ongoing work. 
2
Q:01/22/03
R:02/05/03
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=REF ITEM 17 DTBB, PLAN SHEET 3, NOTE AT VAR LOCS, "JOIN (DTBB) TO BR RAIL".

PLEASE PROVIDE DETAIL OF HOW TO JOIN DTBB AS THERE IS NO STD PLAN DETAIL FOR DTBB TO BR. RAIL.

  • For bidding purposes the last piece of rail on the back side shall be left off and only the traffic side shall be connected using STANDARD PLAN A78F. If any changes are required they shall be handled in accordance with Section 4-1.03 of the Standard Specifications.
3
Q:01/22/03
R:02/05/03
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=REF SPECIAL PROV SECT 5-1.012 

PLEASE PROVIDE ANY AVAILABLE LOG OF TEST BORINGS OR OTHER GEOTECHNICAL DATA OBTAINED BY DOT FOR THIS CONTRACT.

4
Q:01/22/03
R:01/31/03
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=REF SPECIAL PROVISIONS SECT. 4, 10-1.01, 10-1.0210-1.10 AND 10-1.14. 

PLEASE PROVIDE ADDITIONAL WORKING DAYS. 60 WORK DAYS, WITH RESTRICTED WORK HOURS AND ADMIN REQUIREMENTS  IS INSUFFICIENT TIME TO PERFORM ALL THE WORK OF THIS CONTRACT.

  • By Addendum No. 1 a Delay Start was added which will allow time for all the administrative requirements be completed before the actual start. 
5
Q:01/22/03
R:01/31/03
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=

BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF THIS WORK, CAN THE PROVISIONS OF STD SPEC SECT. 8-1.04 BE COMPLIED WITH, IN LIEU OF SPEC PROV. SECT 10-1.09?

  • Yes, upon written request from the contractor a NO COST Contract Change Order shall be issued to eliminate Section 10-1.09 PROGRESS SCHEDULE (CRITICAL PATH METHOD) of the Special Provision and use Section 8-1.04 PROGRESS SCHEDULE of the Standard Specifications. 
6
Q:01/30/03
R:02/05/03
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=

Is the water pollution control program (WPCP) implementation going to be required for the plant establishment period?

  • Yes.
7
Q:01/30/03
R:02/05/03
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=

Will there be any Caltrans property nearby to set up a yard?

  • Yes, details to be posted by 2:00 PM.
  • Yes, the attached sheets show the optional storage location available at a parcel owned by the State on Via Zapador in Santee. The yard shall be at least 50' from the creek area, fencing and WCPC measures shall be required. The site shall be returned to its original condition and vacated at the completion of the project. 
SITE MAP FOR STORAGE YARD
 8
Q:02/05/03
R:02/05/03
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Bidder Inquiry No. 4

The Geotechnical report provided in Inquiry No. 4 shows borings within the project limits that will considerably effect the drilling operation, can any consideration be given to extend the contract time?

  • No, the potential for encountering difficult drilling of the existing material is shown in the geotechnical report and also visible at the project site therefore it can be anticipated prior to bid and all costs to complete the work within the timeframe allowed should be included in the bid and no further compensation will given. 
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