BIDDER'S INQUIRIES & RESPONSES
DISTRICT 11 CONSTRUCTION
CONTRACT NO:  11-253504
ROUTE / KP 11-SD-125-18.5/19.6
LOCATION In San Diego In and Near Lemon Grove From  1.0 KM South of Troy Street to Troy Street.
DESCRIPTION Construct Retaining Wall and Sound Walls.
ESTIMATE $ 1,830,000.00
ADVERTISE DATE 09/02/03
BID OPENING 10/02/03
FINAL POSTING 10/01/03  @  15:00

BID RESULTS
 1 
PETERSON-CHASE $ 2,549,850.15
2
ERRICA'S INC. $ 3,248,241.00

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

 
 
 
 

BIDDER'S INQUIRY SUBMITTAL FORM
 

Inquiry No.
Inquiry
1
Q:09/09/03
    R:09/12/03
   R:09/22/03
   R:09/24/03
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=

1. When will cross-sections be available at Mesa Blueprint?
2. Was the ommission of the Mobilization and the Time Related Overhead
   items by design, or will they be added by Add.?
3. The access of the Location #1 wall from the front of the homes will 
   damage some improvements.  Why haven't they been identified on the plans for
   payment?  The same applies to the existing landscaping.

  • 1. Cross sections are be available as of  today 09/12/03 and can be downloaded for printing from the link above at any local printing firm or on your own printing equipment.
  • 2. Pending.  Yes, and it will not be added by addendum.  The Mobilization and Time Related Overhead specifications are only included in projects of a certain estimate dollar amount and contract time duration, i.e. in excess of 5 million dollars and more than 50 working days not including plant establishment.
  • 3. Pending.  The improvements that will be damaged due to accessing the Location #1 wall have already been mitigated by the State with each individual property owner, however, any damage done by the contractor outside of the designated access path will be repaired at the contractor's expense.
 2
Q:09/12/03
R:09/16/03
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=

The pictures for homes 2137,2145,2161,2339 are "XXX" when trying to download.  Are these not available?

  • The link to pictures for homes 2137, 2145, 2161, and 2339 has been fixed and the format changed from .jpg to powerpoint. 
3
Q:09/24/03
    R:09/30/03
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Sheets C-1 and WPC-1

Why are 6m wide const. entrances spec'd at location 1, with limited access through +-2 m gates?  How are we to construct the const. ent.'s at sidewalks and existing concrete driveways per the detail given?

There is a conflict in the locations of the access easements between the "C"  drawings and the WPC-1 sheet.  Residents 2105, 2113, 2137, 2153, 2215, 2231 all are in conflict between between the above referenced drawings.

Photo 2171-1 shows a PCC slab to be removed and refers to construction easement yet neither the C drawings or the WPC-1 show access at 2171, or a slab to be removed.
 

  • At locations where the fence gates do not accommodate the required width it will be handled as per Section 4-1.03 of the Standard Specifications.
  • For the specific locations of the construction easement access reference the LAYOUT plan sheets L-1, L-2 and L-3. With the exception of the construction entrance placed inadvertently  at resident 2161 in lieu of resident 2137, there are no conflicts.
  • The PCC slab shall be removed as shown on photo 2171.1.
 4
Q:09/25/03
 R:09/30/03
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=item # 25 Imported topsoil, sheet 37 
10-1.23

Where is the imported topsoil to be placed, and at what depth?

  • The imported top soil is to be placed one foot deep within the limit specified at IMPORTED TOPSOIL section of the SUMMARY OF QUANTITIES  (Q-2 Plan Sheet) in the backyard areas of the residents.  
 
 
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