BIDDER'S INQUIRIES & RESPONSES

CONTRACT NO: 11-076004

11-SD-52-0.5/6.1

In San Diego County In San Diego From Route 5/52 Separation To Route 805/52 Separation.

Existing Portland Cement Concrete Highway To Be Ground
And Repaired, Shoulders To Be Cold Planed And Surfaced
With Asphalt Concrete, And Metal Beam Guard Railing
To Be Reconstructed.

Advertise Date    01/31/00
Bids Open            04/06/00


FINAL POSTING

DATE: 04/06/00

TIME: 11:00

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.

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 92186-5400. The District 11 Duty Senior telephone number is (619) 688-6635. Please submit all inquiries in the proper format by fax to (619) 688-6635 or e-mail to Duty_Senior_Const_District11@dot.ca.gov.

Caltrans District 11 Construction Department has developed this method of answering Bidders Inquiries to better serve the needs of the Contractors who bid on our Projects.

The BIDDER'S INQUIRIES & RESPONSES will be updated continuously with the last posting no later than 15:00 on Wednesday prior to the bid opening.

Caltrans District 11 Construction Department will post all of the questions submitted by any of the registered Planholders for that Contract, but reserves the right not to answer any questions deemed unsatisfactory for public viewing.


 
 

ADDENDUM 1
02/25/00
ADDENDUM 2
03/03/00
ADDENDUM 3
03/15/00
ADDENDUM 4
03/20/00

 
Inquiry No.
Inquiry
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Addendum No.2
Is it your intent that the contractor handle the slurry residue twice? First, transport to a drying location and then haul the dry residue somewhere else.

The interpretation is for the contractor to properly dispose of all residue, the number of times it is handled will be determined by the contractor.

2
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=PLAN SHEET #27,  Item # 8 and Item # 9 
LINE NO. 17 and 18 ARE THE IDENTICAL LOCATION. 
PLEASE CLARIFY.

Line 17 and Line 18 are not identical locations.
Line 16 and Line 17 are identified as the same location, per Section 2-1.03 EXAMINATION OF PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, CONTRACT, AND SITE OF WORK; of the Standard Specifications "The bidder shall examine carefully the site of work contemplated.....". 

 3
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=PLAN SHEET #27,  Item # 8 and Item # 9 
LINE NO. 21 REQUIRES 2 TEMP CRASH CUSH ON A SINGLE RUN. PLEASE CLARIFY.
PLAN SHEET #27 ON WHICH SHOULDER IS THE K-RAIL TO BE PLACED?

Line No. 21 is shown as Stage 2 on plan sheet 9, the location of k-rail is shown.

4
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=PLAN SHEET #27,  Item # 8 and Item # 9 
PLAN SHEET #27 NOTE ** REFERS TO A PLAN SHEET C-4, THERE IS NO PLAN SHEET C-4.  PLEASE CLARIFY.

Refer to plan sheet C-3.

5
There is conflict between traffic chart 10 & 14.
Stage 1 & Stage 2 shown on plan sheet 8 & 9 require a minimum of 3 ramp closures.
There is no detour shown for the ramp closures for Regents Road.

The requirements for Chart No. 10 are stated under the remarks and should be bid accordingly.

6
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Addendum No. 4

If this detail is to address the much discussed "AGGREGATE FIN" controversy, shouldn't there be a dimension indicated for the distance between centerlines of blades?

No.

7
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Item # 29 GRIND EXISTING CONCRETE PAVEMENT

Will there be an addendum effecting the specifications pertaining Item #29 before this Thursday's bid on the referenced contract?

No. 

8
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=MATERIALS INFORMATION BROCHURE DATED
SEPTEMBER 3, 1999

Will there be any updates to this information?

No. Per Addendum No. 2 the previously issued Materials Information Brochure dated September 3, 1999 is no longer valid and no locations will be provided. 
There is no "Materials Information" listing locations where grinding residue may be disposed of for this contract.

9
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Items 21, 22, 23, 24 & 25 

The typical section shows no backfill behind the dike, but the existing field conditions have backfill behind the dike. To maintain existing conditions will backfill be replaced and how will it be paid since there is no item of pay for import borrow?

Any backfill required is fully included in Items 21, 22, 23, 24, & 25 per Section 39-8.02 of the Standard Specifications: Full compensation for any necessary excavation, backfill and preparation of the area shall be considered as included in the contract price paid per meter for place aspahalt concrete dike and no additional compensation will be allowed therefor.

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