BIDDER'S INQUIRIES & RESPONSES
DISTRICT 11 CONSTRUCTION

 
CONTRACT NO:  11-241504
ROUTE / KP 11-SD-163-13.5/14.4 
LOCATION In San Diego County In San Diego From 0.6 Km South To 0.3 Km North Of Clairemont Mesa Boulevard Overcrossing.
DESCRIPTION Widen Bridge And Reconstruct Ramps.
ESTIMATE $ 8,300,000
ADVERTISE DATE 12/12/2005
BID OPENING 01/26/2006
02/02/2006
FINAL  POSTING 02/01/06    @   16:00

BID RESULTS

1
ERRECA'S INC. $  9,729,848.00
2
FCI CONSTRUCTORS
$  9,949,949.00
3
SIM J. HARRIS INC. $ 10,865,752.44


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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ADDENDUM


 

BIDDER'S INQUIRY SUBMITTAL FORM


Inquiry No.
Inquiry
1
  Q:12/29/05
  R:01/18/06
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=

Question=Will you please make the cross-sections available for downloading.
  • Cross sections are available as of 01/18/06 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

 

2
  Q:01/04/06
  R:01/18/06
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= no item number
retaining wall gutter and drain sheet number 137
no speceial provision section

Question=how is the gutter behind the retaining wall to be paid?
  • The payment for the gutter will be addressed in accordance with section 4-1.03 "CHANGES" of the Standard Specifications.


3

  Q:01/04/06   R:01/31/06
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=item no. 35
modify concrete barrier plan sheet 122 and 10

Question=is the quantity and stationing correct for this item?

  • Please bid per the current contract bid documents.








4
   Q:01/09/06   R:01/26/06
R:01/27/06
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Bid plans sheets 8 on both West & East bound Widening of Brdige.  Bent Elevation

Question=1.  Can a permanent CMP casing be installed (and left in place) from cut-off down 20'-0" +/- ?
    • No, please bid per the current contract bid documents.
2. Where Column embedment is shown (3050mm to 4570mm)can an optional C.J. be allowed at lower elevation (4570mm, 15'-0") to allow for column cage and balance of CIDH pile pour to be performed after CIDH cage and 1st concrete pour is completed?
  • The bid opening date is February 2, 2006 and no addendum will be issued.  Please bid per the current contract bid documents.


5

   Q:01/17/06   R:01/26/06
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=13  TRAFFIC CONTROL

Question=Please provide lane closure charts for Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
    • Please bid per the current contract bid documents.




6
 
   Q:01/17/06
  R:01/26/06
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Item 86(S), Precast Concrete Box
Girders, Plan No. 215: Transverse Prestressing Notes.

Question=Can ASTM A722 high strength steel rods be used in lieu of ASTM
A449?
    • No, please bid per the current contract bid documents.










7

   Q:01/18/06
  R:01/26/06
R:01/27/06
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Sheet 8, Bent Details.  Can a permanent CMP liner be left in place at the top of the pile?  One, to stabilize upper portion of drilled shaft..second to allow for a C.J. at bottom of column cage.  What is the maximum depth that that the CMP could be set?  Can a Construction Joint be allowed at the bottom of the column cage in the CIDH pile.

Question=1.Can a permanent CMP liner be left inplace as part of the 2.1M CIDH piles at the top of the piles?
    • No, please bid per the current contract bid documents.

2.What is the maximum length...what is the allowable depth that will not effect the CIDH pile design.
    • Please bid per the current contract bid documents.

3. Can a C.J. be allowed at the bottom of the column cage whcih embeds into the CIDH pile?
  • The bid opening date is February 2, 2006 and no addendum will be issued.  Please bid per the current contract bid documents.


8

   Q:01/23/06
  R:01/31/06
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=#102, 450 MM REINFORCED CONCRETE PIPE, PLAN SHEETS 67 AND 74.

Question=450 MM RCP, DRAIN SYSTEM 1, ITEM e, SHOWN ON SHEET 67, DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE INLCUDED IN THE BID QUANTITY.  IN ADDITION, THE PIPE JOINT CLASSIFICATION ON SHEET 74 FOR THIS ITEM IS NOT SPECIFIED.  HOW WILL THIS ITEM OF WORK BE PAID, AND WHAT IS THE PIPE JOINT REQUIREMENT FOR THIS STORM DRAIN RUN?
  • Please bid per the current contract bid documents.



9

   Q:01/24/06
    R:01/26/06
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Sheet 8, Bent Details for 2.1M CIDH Piles

Question=If permanent CMP is allowed at the top of these piles...inside diameter would have to be 8'-0" (minimum) to allow for tooling coming in and out of the shaft.  Is this acceptable?
    • No, please bid per the current contract bid documents.







10

   Q:01/24/06
  R:01/27/06
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Plan Sheets 209, 212, 228 and 231 joint seal details
Spcl Prov 10-1.45 Type B Asphalt Concrete (pages 198 &199)
Spcl Prov 10-1.49 Sealing Joits (page 212)

Question=Hinge joint details call for an asphalt sawcut and sealant in the a/c overlay but there are no specs or means of payment to accompany this work. Abutment joint details do not even show the a/c overlay. The Type B Asphalt specs refer to concrete expansion dams in the a/c overlay to receive the Joint Seal (MR = 30 mm).

Where does the saw cut and sealant pay?
What type of sealant is required?
  • The bid opening date is February 2, 2006 and no addendum will be issued.  Please bid per the current contract bid documents.





11

   Q:01/27/06
  R:01/27/06
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Bid Items 129, 130

Question=1- Ref Bid Items 129, 130, plan sheet L-3, Q-3, Spec Provisions Sect 10-1.73 and Standard Plans A82A1 and A77F3. The required length of double Metal Beam Guard Rail and CAT Crash Cushion with CAT Back up for MBGR Location 3, is approximately 57 meters. The " Pay"  Length of CAT Crash Cushion with CAT Back up is 13.33 meters. Provide a Plan Detail, Bid Item, quantity and special provision for the Double Metal Beam Guard Rail, per std plan A77F3 for the 43 meters required to meet your apparent design requirements.
    • Please bid per the current contract bid documents.




12

   Q:01/27/06
  R:01/31/06
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Bid Item 124, Plan sheet 10, 124 and 137 of 240

Question=Ref Plan Sheet 137, "Plan" view and note 2- The details shown for MBGR Location 4 connection to Type 60 D concrete barrier and RW-1, are not compatible with the details shown on Standard Plan A77J4. Standard Plan A77J4 requires a vertical face conc. end block of 305 mm or 435 mm for the connection of Type WB transition Rail.Please provide a compatible design.
  • Please bid per the current contract bid documents.

13

   Q:02/01/06
  R:02/01/06
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=78 & 79

Question=The borings do not extend to pile specified tip elevations.  No water was encountered to the depth of the borings.  Is water expected to be encountered in shaft excavation?
  • Please bid per the current contract bid documents.
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