BIDDER'S INQUIRIES & RESPONSES
DISTRICT 11 CONSTRUCTION
CONTRACT NO: 11-265504
ROUTE / KP 11-SD-VAR-Var
LOCATION In San Diego County At Various Locations..
DESCRIPTION Remove Mbgr And Replace With Concrete Barrier And Crash Cushion.
ESTIMATE $ 640,000
ADVERTISE DATE 04/05/05
BID OPENING 05/05/05
FINAL POSTING 05/04/05    @   16:05

BID RESULTS
1
PETERSON CHASE GENERAL CONTRACTING CONSTRUCTION
INC.
$ 890,170.00 
 

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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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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ADDENDUM

ADDENDUM NO.1 04/21/05
 
 
 

BIDDER'S INQUIRY SUBMITTAL FORM
 

Inquiry No.
Inquiry
1
 Q:04/27/05 
  R:04/29/05

 

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Contract item 4, Street Sweeping Lump Sum- Special Provisions Section 10-1.04

Question=1- Clarify what you expect and what you intend to pay for under Lump Sum Item #4.

  • 1-  The lump sum payment for Street Sweeping covers any sweeping that is required by the approved  Water Pollution Control Program (WPCP) and as described in Section 10-1.04  "STREET SWEEPING" of the Special Provisions. 


10.1.04  STREET SWEEPING
Street sweeping shall be conducted where sediment is tracked from the project site onto paved roads, as described in the approved Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan in accordance with "Water Pollution Control" of these special provisions, and as directed by the Engineer.
Street sweeping shall be one of the water pollution control practices for sediment control.  The Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan shall include the use of street sweeping.  Street sweeping shall be performed in accordance with Section 4, SC—7 in the Construction Site Best Management Practices Manual of the Caltrans Storm Water Quality Handbooks.
The number of street sweepers shall be as designated in the approved Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan.  The Contractor shall maintain at least one sweeper on the project site at all times during the period that sweeping work is required.  Sweepers shall be self-loading, motorized, and shall have spray nozzles.  Sweepers may include a vacuum apparatus.
Street sweeping shall commence at the beginning of clearing and grubbing and shall continue until completion of the project, or as directed by the Engineer. Street sweeping shall be performed immediately after soil disturbing activities occur or offsite tracking of material is observed.  Street sweeping shall be performed so that dust is minimized.  If dust generation is excessive or sediment pickup is ineffective as determined by the Engineer, the use of water or a vacuum will be required.
At the option of the Contractor, collected material may be temporarily stockpiled in accordance with the approved Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan.  Collected material shall be disposed of at least once per week.
Material collected during street sweeping operations shall be disposed of in conformance with Section 7—1.13, "Disposal of Material Outside The Highway Right Of Way," of the Standard Specifications.

MEASUREMENT AND PAYMENT
The contract lump sum price paid for street sweeping shall include full compensation for furnishing all labor, materials, tools, equipment, and incidentals and for doing all the work involved in street sweeping, including disposal of collected material, as shown on the plans, as specified in the Standard Specifications, these special provisions, and as directed by the Engineer.

2- The limited hours of work, might time work hours, work hour restrictions, all contribute to inefficient work performance. These indicate a value of this contract significantly above the advertised value of $ 640,000.00. Will this contract be awared to the apparent low bidder if the responsible bidder has a price that exceeds the engineer's estimate by more than 125%? 

  • It is highly improbable that a contract of this nature would be awarded with a bid price that reaches or exceeds 125% of the engineer's estimate. 
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