BIDDER'S INQUIRIES & RESPONSES
DISTRICT 11 CONSTRUCTION

 
CONTRACT NO: 11-279804
ROUTE / KP 11-SD-5-R21.1/R21.6
LOCATION In San Diego County At Various Locations.
DESCRIPTION Widen Ramp, Construct Retaining Wall And Signalize Intersection
ESTIMATE $ 2,580,000
ADVERTISE DATE 11/13/2006
BID OPENING 12/14/2006
FINAL POSTING
12/13/06    @   16:40
BID RESULTS
1
ERRECA'S INC.
$2,171,366.00
2
HAZARD CONSTRUCTION CO.
$2,206,034.00

The Caltrans District 11 Office is located at 2829

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:11/28/06
 R:11/28/06
 
 

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Plans

Question=Are there cross sections available for this project?

  • Cross sections are available as of 11/28/06 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        








2
   Q:11/28/06
 R:12/08/06
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=10-1.02  MATERIAL CONTAINING LEAD

Question=The plans do not show limits of removal.  What conditions apply to placing the material onsite.  If onsite burial is not permitted, what requirements apply to off-haul and disposal.  We were not given a Information Handout with test results and minimum concentrations that require removal.  Typically this work has a pay item with anticipated qty's , special directions, limits of removal, and location of burial in the plans and specifications.  Please clarify.

  • The lead concentrations in the soil to be excavated for this project are not considered a hazardous waste.  However, lead may be of concern at the site with regard to health and safety issues. As stated in the Special Provisions, "The Contractor shall prepare a project specific Lead Compliance Plan to prevent or minimize worker exposure to lead while handling material containing aerially deposited lead," and "Full compensation for handling material contaminated with aerially deposited lead, except as otherwise provided, shall be considered as included in the prices paid for the various contract items of work involved and no additional compensation will be allowed therefor."



3
   Q:12/05/06
 R:12/08/06
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=32 AND 33  Structure excavation and backfill

Question=These items were not identified as Final Pay. Wasn't that an oversite?

  • No.







4
   Q:12/06/06
 R:12/08/06
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Special Provisions, Section 5-1.19,
Migratory Birds, states "Prior to the migratory bird nesting season of
February 1 through August 31, vegetation mowing and tree removal...shall be
completed..."

Question=With a bid date of 12/14/06, given the normal time factors for
award, return, approval, submission of WPCP, rejection of first submission
of WPCP, (THEY ARE NEVER NEVER NEVER APPROVED UPON FIRST SUBMITTAL),
revisions to WPCP and resubmittal, either conditional or final approval of
the WPCP, and the normal prohibition of such work as clearing and grubbing
before such approval, there is no way to conform to the above referenced
section 5-1.19.  It would seem that this would mean that the job would be
put in suspension
What can you do to assure a bidder that you can and will accelerate this
process or allow the clearing to proceed while the WPCP is being honed to
perfection, as determined by the reviewers?

  • Please bid per the current contract documents.



5
   Q:12/06/06
 R:12/08/06
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=PLAN SHEET L-2

Question=The overhead electrical line is supported by a power pole located
in the existing concrete island that is to be removed to allow for the
widened ramp.  What is known about the timing of the relocation of this
pole?

  • The pole is planned to be relocated prior to commencement of work on this contract.



6
   Q:12/12/06
 R:12/12/06
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=BID ITEM NUMBER 44 SHEET NUMBER 32 DETAIL BO-3

Question=CAN FILTER FABRIC BE USED IN LEIU OF PERVIOUS MATERIAL?

  • No.
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