BIDDER'S INQUIRIES & RESPONSES
DISTRICT 11 CONSTRUCTION
CONTRACT NO:  11-081204
ROUTE / KP 11-SD-8, 805-10.7-R34.4,13.7-42.5
LOCATION In San Diego County At Various Locations. 
DESCRIPTION Traffic Monitoring Stations With Conduit, Pull Boxes And Controllers.
ESTIMATE $ 430,000.00
ADVERTISE DATE 09/07/04
BID OPENING 09/30/04 10/07/04
FINAL POSTING 10/06/04    @   16:10

BID RESULTS
1 TDS ENGINEERING $ 333,373.00
2 PETE & SONS CONSTRUCTION INC. $ 444,840.00

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.
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ADDENDUM

 ADDENDUM NO.1 09/28/04
 ADDENDUM NO.2 10/01/04
 
 

BIDDER'S INQUIRY SUBMITTAL FORM
 

Inquiry No.
Inquiry

Q:09/13/04
 R:10/04/04
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=SHEET E10 NOTE 2 TYPE IIIBR SERVICE
ENCLOSURE PER "ES-2C, ES-2E"

Question=THE WIRING DIAGRAM SHOWN FOR THE ABOVE SERVICE CALLS FOR A REQUIRED 5KVA 480/120 VOLT TRANSFORMER TO STEP DOWN THE TMS,TDC, AND CONTROLS VOLTAGE. BASED ON A STANDARD SIZE TYPE IIIBR, A SINGLE PHASE 5 KVA TRANSFORMER (NOMINAL DIMENSIONS 14.3"H X 10.3"W X 7.1"D)WILL NOT FIT INTO A STANDARD
TYPE IIIBR.
 

  • Please refer to Addendum No. 2.
 

 Q:09/24/04
     R:10/04/04
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Plan Sheet 15 and 25

Question=1)On both sheets reference is made to State furnished model 170 controller assembly total 2), type 334. Is that (2) type 170's in a 334cabinet, or (2) each controller and cabinet. Sheet 15 only shows one cabinet.

2) On sheet 25, the contractor is instructed install control assemblies, but there is no mention of constructing foundations or conduit. Are the foundations pre-existing?

3) If the fopundations are pre-existing, are there assemblies on them?
 

  • Please refer to Addendum No. 2.
 

 Q:09/28/04
     R:10/04/04
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Plan Sheet # of

1.There are no drawings for items 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, (Traffic Monitoring Station). The layout drawings are also missing for these locations. 
 

  • Please refer to Addendum No. 2.
 

 Q:10/05/04
     R:10/05/04
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Plan Sheet # of 107 of 122,  Bid item no 79

On sheet E-2 of plans, run #4 has a note "CB" for installation of conduit into existing pull box, but there is no detail for run #4 to be new conduit. Does that note apply or shall run #4 be replaced with new conduit? 
 

  • CB is for the new conduit going into the existing pull box, in front of the Service Enclosure.
 
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