BIDDER'S INQUIRIES & RESPONSES
DISTRICT 11 CONSTRUCTION
CONTRACT NO:  11-199364
ROUTE / KP 11-IMP-111-R28.2/R35.6
LOCATION In Imperial County In And Near Brawley From 0.1 km South Of Worthington Road To 0.4 km North Of Route 78.
DESCRIPTION Construct A 4-lane Divided Highway And Two Bridge Structures.
ESTIMATE $ 17,597,000.00
ADVERTISE DATE 03/24/03
BID OPENING 05/08/03 
LAST POSTING 05/07/03    @   15:00

BID RESULTS
  1 
GRANITE CONSTRUCTION  COMPANY $ 12,307,614.00
2
KIEWIT PACIFIC CO. $ 13,386,767.00
3
VANCE CORPORATION $ 13,457,154.00

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
04/23/03
 
 
 

BIDDER'S INQUIRY SUBMITTAL FORM
 

Inquiry No.
Inquiry
1
Q:03/26/03
 R:03/26/03
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

When will the cross sections be available and where?

  • Cross sections are available today 03/26/03 and can be downloaded for printing from the link above at any local printing firm or on your own printing equipment: 
       MESA BLUEPRINT
       5560 Ruffin Road Suite 5
       San Diego, CA 92123
       (858) 541-1500    FAX (858) 278-0558
       e-mail to  plot@mesablueprint.com San Diego, CA 92123
2
Q:03/28/03
R:04/09/03
R:04/16/03
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Item # 93  Traffic Striping and Plan Sheet PD-18 (137 of 191)

The main line N/B & S/B is constructed edge to edge with PCC, with no AC shoulders. Are the quantities shown for Details  25  and  27B to include the black shadow stripe? Is the width 100 mm? 

  • Yes, the quantities shown for Detail 25 and 27B were doubled to include the 2 coat black shadow stripe to be the same width of 100 mm.
  • An Addendum will be issued to address the quantity and measurement of Detail 25 and 27B when it includes a black shadow stripe.
3
 Q:04/30/03
 R:05/07/03
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Item # 89

For item number 89, which is a final pay item, there is no stationing to quantify the length in meters of the concrete barrier (type 732).  Could you please provide us with stations to verify the length of the concrete barrier. 

  • BB to EB off the General Plan  is 11.955 m long

  • From the Abutment Details, the wing wall starts at the joint or  0.15 meters in from BB and also from EB.
    From the Abutment Layout, the wing walls are 5.50 m long.

    For one side of a bridge:  11.955 -  0.15(2) + 5.5(2) = 22.655
    22.655 x 4 = 90.62
     

 4
 Q:05/02/03
 R:05/06/03
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Item #49, Concrete Pavement, Special Provision Section 10-1.39 MATERIALS - Subsection CONCRETE 

On page 150 of the Specifications, "The concrete shall contain a minimum of 350 kg of portland cement per cubic meter."  Should this be 350 kg of cementitious material per cubic meter?

  • Correct, it should state cementitious material. 
 5
 Q:05/02/03
 R:05/07/03
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=special provision section 10-1.48 reinforced concrete pipe 

Paragraph 8 starts w/ Except for drainage units shown on the plans as RCP(class III  etc   .   .
Does this mean that the rubber gasket rcp class III does not need special mix design or the 70 mm of steel cover?
Please clarify.

  • Class III, rubber gasket RCP does not require the special mix design (concrete) or the 70 mm concrete cover over the bar reinforcing steel.
 
 
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