BIDDER'S INQUIRIES & RESPONSES
DISTRICT 11 CONSTRUCTION

 
CONTRACT NO: 11-091894
ROUTE / KP 11-SD-125-14.8
LOCATION In San Diego County In And Near Chula Vista On Proctor Valley Road, 0.1 Km West Of Route 125 To 0.1 Km South Of Bonita Meadows Lane.
DESCRIPTION Wetland Restoration, Earthwork, Planting, And Irrigation.
ESTIMATE $ 1,780,000
ADVERTISE DATE 05/30/2006
BID OPENING 06/29/2006
FINAL POSTING 06/28/06    @   16:30

BID RESULTS
1
P & D CONSULTANTS $1,296,730.37
2
3-D ENTERPRISES, INC. $1,592,326.00
3
PACIFIC RESTORATION GROUP INC $1,723,028.25
4
A & B LANDSCAPING $2,041,865.00
5
WEST COAST GENERAL $2,114,318.10
6
NATURE'S IMAGE, INC. $2,277,309.80

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:06/15/06
  R:06/16/06
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Item#42, Water Meter, Quantity=2,Section 10-2.05 Water Meter pg 152.

Question=Special Provision states "The Otay Water District has
established a fee of $55,000 for furnishing and installing A water
meter. Is this per meter or for both.
  • The fee is $55,000 for furnishing and installing a water meter.




    2

  Q:06/21/06
  R:06/23/06
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=General

Question=What wage classification or wage rates  are applicable to the construction portion  of  this project?  Are tenders permitted for landscape/irrigation? What rate classification and wage rates are applicable to plant establishment of this project. Can tenders work alone during the plant establishment  period? What about using apprentice for plant establishment. Please advise.
  • Since this project advertised on 5/30/06, the General Prevailing Determination will be 2006-1, February 22, 2006.  http://www.dir.ca.gov/DLSR/PWD/
  • This project does not have Federal  funds, therefore, Landscape/Irrigation Tenders may be used in a 1:1 ratio with Landscape/Irrigation Laborer.  Plant establishment may be performed exclusively by Landscape/Irrigation Tenders without the supervision of a journeyman.   The Irrigation and Lawn Sprinkler Fitter Apprentice may work alone during final year (fifth year 90%); otherwise 5 Journeyman hrs.: 1 Apprentice hr. ratio.   1 Journeyman hr: 1 apprentice hr. acceptable during plant establishment only. 




3

  Q:06/27/06   R:06/28/06
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Materials Information

Question=The Material Information handout has boring logs but no map showing the location of the bores. In order to determine which areas that temporary irrigation will be needed during the 2 year plant establishment period, the location of the bores needs to be known. Will Caltrans issue a boring location map?
  • NO. Please bid per the current contract documents.









4

  Q:06/27/06   R:06/xx/06
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Item 9 Roadway Excavation, SP Sect 5-1.14 Project Information (page 88), Appendix C Boring Logs and Cross Sections.

Question=1.  Materials Information Handout, Appendix C - Boring Logs:  Is there a plan available showing the location of the six bore locations?

  • NO. Please bid per the current contract documents.

2.  Are the Cross Sections available electronically as stated in the SP's?  If so, can they be accessed via the internet?
  • Cross sections are available as of 06/28/06 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



5

  Q:06/28/06   R:06/28/06
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=

Question= The existing grades are very difficult to read so we feel we could have an error.  Is it your intent to balance the site?
  • Please bid per the current contract documents.
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