BIDDER'S INQUIRIES & RESPONSES
DISTRICT 11 CONSTRUCTION
CONTRACT NO: 11-229024
ROUTE / KP 11-Imp-98-72.7/74.0 (KP)
LOCATION In Imperial County About 19 Km East Of Calexico From 0.2 Km West To 1.1 Km East Of East Highline Canal Bridge.. 
DESCRIPTION Rehabilitate Pavement And Replace Bridge.
ESTIMATE $ 3,440,000
ADVERTISE DATE 09/26/2005
BID OPENING 10/27/2005
FINAL POSTING 10/26/05    @   15:00
BID RESULTS
1
GRANITE CONSTRUCTION CO
$3,899,614.00
2
COFFMAN SPECIALTIES, INC
$5,765,000.00



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.
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BIDDER'S INQUIRY SUBMITTAL FORM
 

 1
  Q:10/10/05 
  R:10/12/05
 Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=

Question=Will you make the cross sections available for download. 

    • Cross sections are available as of 10/12/05 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:10/10/05 
  R:10/21/05
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Special Provisions, section 10-1.14,
Obstructions, and the Utility plans

Question=It is not clear how the existing telephone line relocation relates
to the work to be performed.

  • The relocated SBC line will be parallel to the highway and approximately 40 feet north of the center line.  It will be placed by directional boring.

Exactly where and at what depth is the line
located?

  • The relocated SBC line will be parallel to the highway and approximately 40 feet north of the center line. 

Is the present location in conflict with the widening of the roadway? Yes. 

In what configuration does the contractor need to put the widening

  • portion to prepare for the utility relocation? Since the relocation is 40' to the north of the center line, there is no conflict with the construction work and the relocation.  However, at the eastern terminus of the paving IID will be relocating/replacing the Mesa Lateral No. 5.  Coordination with IID and SBC as per the contract requirements may be necessary.

Is the existing line to be protected in place by the contractor in the area of the East Highland canal

crossing?

  • The SBC cable is underground except on the bridge, where it hangs on the north side.  If the contractor begins bridge removal work before the line is relocated. Protection will be required to insure continued service.  Coordination with the utility owner will be necessary.

Is the existing line to be out of service at any time?

  • No. 

Is there a temporary bypass option?

  • No by-pass is shown on SBC's permit application.  However the contractor could request and coordinate a by-pass line with SBC.  

 

3
  Q:10/25/05   R:10/25/05
R:10/26/05
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=

Question=1.I have requested the existing bridge planes 3 times using the FAX # in the specials  page 86 and have not recieved any yet.  Who do I call??

  • Disrict 11, Map files at 619-688-6646, should be contacted for As-Built  plans.

  • Reference Section 5-1.15, "Project Information," paragraph 7, of the contract special provisions:  "Plans of the existing bridges...are available at the Office of Structure Maintenance and Investigations, Los Angeles, CA, telephone (213) 897-0877

2.On page 150 of the special provisions under measurement and payment for the piles you refer to "pile anchors" being epoxy coated.   What are pile anchors ?

  • See "Typical Abutment Pile Connection" on "Abutment Details" plan sheet 47 of 57.

3.Where is the rebar for the piles paid for?  Is it in the bridge steel or the furnish piles ?

  • Reference Standard Specifications, Section 49-6.02, "Payment," paragraph 4, furnishing cast-in-steel-shell concrete piling includes furnishing the rebar.

4.Is the Concrete paid in the furnish pile item ?

  • Reference Standard Specifications, Section 49-6.02, "Payment," paragraph 4, furnishing cast-in-steel-shell concrete piling includes furnishing the concrete.
5.On page 78 of the specials, paragraph 5-1.018, you have added a 1 year warrenty. This is new. How does this effect the retainage and final payment schedule?

  • Later part of the General part of section 5-1.018 "GUARANTEE" of the Special Provisions states "The contract bonds furnished in accordance with Section 3-1.02, "Contract Bonds," of the Standard Specifications must remain in full force and effect during the guarantee period and until all corrective work is complete."

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