BIDDER'S INQUIRIES & RESPONSES
DISTRICT 11 CONSTRUCTION
CONTRACT NO:  11-065104
ROUTE / KP 11-SD-5-R55.9/R57.4
LOCATION In In San Diego County In San Diego From 1.0 Km North Of Del Mar Heights Road Overcrossing To 1.0 Km South Of Via De La Valle Undercrossing. 
DESCRIPTION Establish New And Existing Planting And Install Irrigation Systems.
ESTIMATE $ 760,000.00
ADVERTISE DATE 06/14/04
BID OPENING 07/08/04
FINAL POSTING 07/07/04    @   16:00

BID RESULTS
1
PACIFIC RESTORATION GROUP, INC. $ 690,013.00
 2
NATURES IMAGE, INC. $ 1,396,461.96

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.
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BIDDER'S INQUIRY SUBMITTAL FORM
 

Inquiry No.
Inquiry
   1 
Q:07/01/04 
R:07/02/04
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Bonding, Notice to Contractors

Question=Our company is interested in bidding this project, however we are unable to procure bonds in excess of four (4) years and it is extremely difficult for any contractor to obtain a 5+ year bond.  .  Can the bonds for this project be broken up or can the contract time be shortened in order to allow us to bid this project?
 

  • No changes could be made to the contract. Please bid as per the contract documents.
 

Q:07/07/04 
    R:07/07/04
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Federal Wage Rates

Question=On the Federal Wage Rates Sheets posted on the caltrans website we
see no landscape labores, landscape tenders or other landscape trades, do we
bid using stanard State of California, San Digo County Prevailing Wage
rates, including tenders?
 

  • Page 2 of the Special Provisions states, "The Department will not accept lower State wage rates not specifically included in the Federal minimum wage determinations." Landscape Maintenance Worker, Landscape/Irrigation Tender, Entry Level Laborer, Landscape Irrigation Tradesman or Landscape Operating Engineer are not appropriate for this federally funded project. In accordance with the duties performed, workers can be classified as follows: Landscape/Irrigation Laborer, Operating Engineer Group 2 and above, Landscape/Irrigation Fitter, Laborer Group 2 (tree trimmer). When using apprentices for these classifications the proper ratio must be maintained.

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Q:07/07/04 
    R:07/07/04
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Item 15, Plant Establishment Work

Question=What rates do we pay workers on Plant Establishment?
 

  • Please refer to the response to question No. 2.

Q:06/28/04 
    R:07/07/04
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Item 15, Plant Establishment Work, sheets E-P7 thru EP-13

Question: In location two, no irrigation exists at this time. will an irrigation system be installed before the indicated start date? Will we need to provide seperate bid numbers to install a system as "referenced" on these sheets? Will the system need to be completed within the eighty day build period? Since no plant material exist in this planting area, and since it is designated as stablish existing planting, will any additional plant materials, seed, or BMP's be called out or need to be included in the bid as described, presently?
 

  • Please bid as per the contract documents.
 
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