BIDDER'S INQUIRIES & RESPONSES
DISTRICT 11 CONSTRUCTION
CONTRACT NO:  11-183644
ROUTE / KP 11-SD-78-16.9/18.7
LOCATION In San Diego County In San Marcos From 1.1 KM West To 0.6 KM East Of Lan Posas UC.
DESCRIPTION Modify Interchange Lanes, Construct Retaining Walls..
ESTIMATE $ 8,900,000.00
ADVERTISE DATE 06/21/04
BID OPENING 07/29/04
FINAL POSTING 07/28/04  @  15:00

BID RESULTS
 1
ORTIZ ENTERPRISES, INCORPORATED $ 9,429,622.50
 2
YEAGER SKANSKA INC. $ 9,688,026.40
 3
HAZARD CONSTRUCTION COMPANY $ 9,971,115.00
 4
HANSON SJH CONSTRUCTION. $10,075,194.00

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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BIDDER'S INQUIRY SUBMITTAL FORM
 

Inquiry No.
Inquiry
 1 
Q:06/24/04
R:06/29/04
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS 

When will the cross sections be available and where? 
 

  • Cross sections will  be available as of 06/29/04 and can be downloaded for printing from the link above at any local printing firm or on your own printing equipment or at: 


      MESA BLUEPRINT 
      5560 Ruffin Road Suite 5 
      San Diego, CA 92123 
      (858) 541-1500    FAX (858) 278-0558 
      e-mail to  plot@mesablueprint.comSan Diego, CA 92123


Q:06/29/04
     R:07/28/04
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=N/A

Question=Sheet 212 of 228 references "existing 24" W/L to be relocated by VWD" Note 1, however another line appears to be a relocated utility and references "to be relocated see (road plans)".
I don't seem to find any reference to that particular utility on the road plans, staging plans or utility plans.
 

  • Please bid as shown in the contract plans and special provisions.
 
 3 
Q:06/30/04
   R:06/30/04
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=CROSS SECTIONS

THE LINK TO THE CROSS SECTIONS IS BROKEN.
 

  • The problem is corrected.
 4 
Q:07/01/04
R:07/06/04
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=All

Question=We hereby request a postponement of the bid date for this project
of at least (1) month. With the bidding of at least (3) other large
contracts during the month of July, we will be unable to complete our
estimate and required analysis in order to bid this project. 
 

  • No change could be made to the original bid opening date. Please bid per the contract documents.
5
Q:07/14/04
     R:07/20/04
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Bid items 39, 41, and 43.  Plan sheet
137

Question=We are unclear as to the measurement for payment for the work
involved in the overexcavation, refilling, and recompaction under retaining
wall #630.  Is the excavation paid as roadway exc or structure exc retaining
wall?  Are the limits of pay vertical per the typical structure exc and
backfill provisions of the standard plans or per roadway exc guidlines of
slopes etc?

  • Please bid per the contract documents.
6
Q:07/15/04
     R:07/22/04
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=

Question=request a detail for temporary k-rail doweled
 

  • Section T3 "TEMPORARY RAILING (TYPE K)" of the Standard Plans provides this information.
 
 7
Q:07/20/04
     R:07/28/04
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Special Provisions, Order of Work,
Plan sheet C-3, placement of surcharge for settlement of abutments 1 & 3

Question=It seems odd to have a requirement for a surcharge and settlement
period at abutments where piles are employed.  Is this a mistake?  Will it
be changed?
This sequence causes some considerable double work in excavating the
footing, driving the pile, burying the footing, placing the surcharge,
waiting the period, removing the surcharge, re-excavating the footing, etc,
etc, etc.
 

  • These requirements are in the Foundation report.  There will be no change and an addendum is not anticipated.  Please bid per the contract documents..
 
8
Q:07/20/04
    R:07/28/04
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Bid Item #152: Modify Weigh-In-Motion System; Plan Sheet 166

Question=No electrical work modification is identified on plan sheet 166 in
relations to the weigh-in-motion system.  Is any work to be preformed in
modifying the weigh-in-motion system?

  • Yes.  Construction Notes, note 6, of plan sheet 166, describes the planned work to be performed in relation with the weigh-in-motion system. 
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