BIDDER'S INQUIRIES & RESPONSES
DISTRICT 11 CONSTRUCTION
CONTRACT NO:  11-073404
ROUTE / KP 11-SD-15-M32.2/M34.1
LOCATION In San Diego County In San Diego From 0.8 Km South To 1.0 Km North Of Carmel Mountain Road OC. 
DESCRIPTION Existing Freeway Is To Be Widened By Grading And Surfacing With Asphalt Concrete And Rubberized Asphalt Concrete Over Aggregate Base And Asphalt Concrete Base. Signal And Lighting Systems Are To Be Modified And Highway Planting Is To Be Performed.
ESTIMATE $ 6,938,000.00
ADVERTISE DATE 08/06/01
BID OPENING 09/13/0109/20/01
FINAL POSTING 09/19/01    @     17:00

BID RESULTS
  1 
ORTIZ ENT. INC. $ 4,222,222.00
2
HAZARD CONST. CO. $ 4,525,863.30
3
ERRECA'S /HANSON SJH $ 4,754,424.00

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.
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.
INFORMATION AVAILABLE
GEOTECHNICAL REPORT
ADDENDA

  ADDENDUM 1
09/12/01
 
 
 

BIDDER'S INQUIRY SUBMITTAL FORM
 

Inquiry No.
Inquiry
1
Q:08/07/01
R:08/07/01
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

When will the cross sections be available and where?

  • The cross sections are available as of 08/07/01 in .dgn format: 
    073404xSECTIONS
  • Paper copies are available as of 07/31/01 at our office please call for availability. 
  • and as of 08/08/01 through:
       MESA BLUEPRINT
       5560 Ruffin Road Suite 5
       San Diego, CA 92123
       (858) 541-1500    FAX (858) 278-0558
       e-mail to  plot@mesablueprint.com
2
Q:08/31/01
R:09/02/01
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=

Where can we get full size plans?

  • The full size plans are available by sheet to print or view at this location: 
073404PLANS

       or through:

       MESA BLUEPRINT
       5560 Ruffin Road Suite 5
       San Diego, CA 92123
       (858) 541-1500    FAX (858) 278-0558
       e-mail to  plot@mesablueprint.com

3
Q:08/30/01
R:09/09/01
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Bid Item #25: REMOVE TRAFFIC STRIPE (LONGER THAN 6 MONTHS) 

The quantity for this item appears to be excessive? Is the quantity given correct?

  • No, any adjustment in quantity will be handled in accordance with Section 4-1.03 of the Standard Specifications. 
4
Q:09/04/01
R:09/09/01
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Special Provisions page #112 "CONSTRUCTING LONGITUDINAL ISOLATION JOINTS" and page #113 second para. from top "The contract price paid per meter for seal longitudinal isolation joint........"

There is no contract item for "seal longitudinal isolation joint". Is it required and if so how will it be paid for?
 

  • An item for "SEAL LONGITUDINAL ISOLATION JOINT" was not included in the contract therefore in accordance with Section 4-1.03D EXTRA WORK of the Standard Specifications a Contract Change Order will be provided for payment to perform the work as described in paragraph three of MEASUREMENT AND PAYMENT under Section 10-1.42 CONCRETE PAVEMENT (WITH DOWELED TRANSVERSE WEAKENED PLANE JOINTS) unless an addendum is issued. 
"The contract price paid per meter for seal longitudinal isolation joint shall include full compensation for furnishing all labor, materials, tools, equipment, and incidentals, and for doing all the work involved in sealing longitudinal isolation joints complete in place, including sawing, cleaning and preparing the joints in the concrete pavement, furnishing and installing joint filler material, repairing and patching spalled or raveled sawed joints, and replacing or repairing rejected joints, as shown on the plans, as specified in the Standard Specifications and these special provisions, and as directed by the Engineer."
5
Q:09/05/01
R:09/05/01
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Section 10-1.44 ARCHITECTURAL SURFACE (TEXTURED CONCRETE) 

When can we view the referee sample?

  • Please call (619) 688-6635 to ensure that we are in the office for viewing the referee sample.
 6
Q:09/06/01
R:09/09/01
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Section 10-1.02 WATER POLLUTION CONTROL (STORM WATER POLLUTION PREVENTION PLAN)

How do we include the costs for additional applications, locations or increase in quantity necessary beyond what is shown in the WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PLANS if we cannot include those items in the cost breakdown when there is a contract item for that work?

  • For any temporary water pollution control practice when there is a contract item of work and it is incorporated into the SWPPP and approved by the Engineer the increase in item will be paid in accordance with Section 4-1.03B "Increased or Decreased Quantities" of the Standard Specifications and the Special Provisions section for that item.
7
Q:09/17/01
R:09/19/01 
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=

IN AREAS WHERE THERE IS SUBSTANTIAL CUT, ARE BORING LOGS AVAILABLE?  THE SPECS DO NOT ADDRESS THIS AND THE LOGS THAT ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE WALLS SHOW WEATHERED
METAVOLCANIC ROCK VERY CLOSE TO THE SURFACE.  IF BLASTING IS REQUIRED, HOW WILL THIS ITEM BE PAID? 

  • See attached "Geotechnical Recommendations for Proposed Type I Wall and Segmental Retaining Wall (SRW) near Carmel Mountain Rd. OC." This is the only additional information available for the project which includes a proposed wall that is not in the plans. The cut areas as shown on the plans were placed as embankment in accordance with the Standard Specifications during the original construction of this area. 
ALSO, IF WE HAVE TO BLAST, WHAT SIZE MATERIAL WILL YOU ALLOW TO BE PLACED IN THE FILL AREAS? 
  • Embankment requirements are as stated in the contract Special Provisions and the Standard Specifications. 
WILL THE STATE ALLOW BROKEN ASPHALT TO BE PLACED INTO FILL AREAS THAT IS REMOVED FROM THE ROADWAY PRISM?
  • Disposal of grindings or broken up asphalt is allowable within the embankment prism of this project since there is no potential for any of the material to pass into a river, stream or lake as designated by the Department of Fish and Game. Placement shall be in accordance with the embankment requirements as stated in the contract Special Provisions and the Standard Specifications. 
 8
Q:09/19/01
R:09/19/01
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Plan sheet 155 of 190

There is a note requiring a minimum offset of 6.5 M for the CMS conduit, can this conduit be placed in the same trench as the F/O? 

  • In accordance with Section 5-1.019 of the Special Provisions and Section 5-1.14 COST REDUCTION INCENTIVE PROPOSAL of the Standard Specifications a CRIP can be proposed to place the conduit in the same trench as the F/O.
And how will we be paid to maintain the existing CMS?
  • Since there is no item for maintaining the existing CMS and if the new conduit cannot be used to maintain the system then payment will be made in accordance with Section 4-1.03 of the Standard Specifications.
 
 
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