BIDDER'S INQUIRIES & RESPONSES
DISTRICT 11 CONSTRUCTION
CONTRACT NO:  11-078004
ROUTE / KP 11-SD-94-2.3/T16.3
LOCATION In San Diego County In San Diego And Lemon Grove From Route 5 To Route 94/125 Separation.
DESCRIPTION Existing Highway Concrete Slabs To Be Replaced.
ESTIMATE $ 13,901,604.00
ADVERTISE DATE 06/04/01
BID OPENING 07/19/01
FINAL POSTING 07/18/01    @     16:00

BID RESULTS
  1 
HAZARD CONST $ 10,534,993.00
2
PENHALL CO $ 11,559,883.00
3
PAVE-TECH INC $ 12,221,795.00

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
ADDENDUM

ADDENDUM 1
07/05/01
 
 
 

BIDDER'S INQUIRY SUBMITTAL FORM
 

Inquiry No.
Inquiry
 1
Q:07/16/01
R:07/16/01
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=STAGING PLANS/ TEMP DELINEATION.

Between temp stages shown and final configuration during grinding shouldn't the delineation be placed back to PRE-EXISTING prior to grinding which would double the temp delineation items?

  • Per the staging shown it will be allowed to leave the temporary delineation in place after the removal of k-rail, this would require grinding and delineation to start in the number one lane which leaves a wider lane than normal until you get to the existing configuration. 
2
Q:07/16/01
R:07/17/01
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=STAGING PLANS/ TEMP DELINEATION.

Based on the staging of work shown why is temp. tape required instead of temp. paint? The cost is substantially less and additionally any scars or marks as a result of removing paint would be obliterated by the grinding process.

  • Temporary tape is required by the contract bid item and no substitution will be made at this time. A COST REDUCTION INCENTIVE PROPOSAL should be submitted per Section 5-1.14 of the Standard Specifications. Attention should also be directed to Section 5-1.114 VALUE ANALYSIS of the Special Provisions which sets up a format for the contractor to meet and propose alternative cost savings methods to Caltrans for a CRIP. 
 3
Q:07/16/01
R:07/17/01
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=ADDENDUM #1 was noted as of July 5, 2001.

Was there a hard copy mailed out?  Where is the revised wages?

  • No, fax only. 
4
Q:07/17/01
R:07/17/01
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Item # 1 Lead Compliance Plan

Where and how much material should be anticipated that will need handling?

  • Per Section 10-1.02 MATERIAL CONTAINING AERIALLY DEPOSITED LEAD of the Special Provisions states that there is contaminated material NEAR the project, therefore there is no known quantity within the project limits. For bidding of the SOIL HANDLING there is no known quantity nor level of contamination to be included in any items of work. 
 5
Q:07/17/01
R:07/18/01
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Item #34 Repair spalled joints

On page 115 - 4th paragraph from the bottom. How will the item be paid? By the actual in the field or by the plans?

  • Item 34 is not a final pay item therefore any increase or decrease in the quantity based on the dimensions given in the quantity tables shall be handled in accordance with Section 4-1.03 of the Standard Specifications. 
 6
Q:07/18/01
R:07/18/01
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=ITEM 44: PERM K-RAIL , ITEM 11: TEMP K-RAIL

Can the k-rail to be used for Item 44 be used for Item 11 prior to it being used for Item 44?

  • No, the requirement is for new k-rail as stated in Section 10-1.40 CONCRETE BARRIER (TYPE K) of the Special Provisions.
 7
Q:07/18/01
R:07/18/01
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=ITEM #44 Concrete Barrier (Type K) AND ITEM #11 Temporary Railing (Type K)

Can the k-rail for item 44 be abrasive blasted and painted prior to placing and then have the pins driven, holes patched and paint touched up to match?

  • No, Section 10-1.40 requires that the mortar holes and slots be filled with mortar prior to abrasive blasting.
8
Q:07/18/01
R:07/18/01
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= Special Provision Section 10-1.39 and .40

Are the concrete barrier end supports and barrier closure gap systems to be galvanized and/or painted?

  • Both requirements prevail, to paint per the Special Provisions and to galvanize per Note 2 on CONSTRUCTION DETAILS C-2 (sheet 49 of 112). Any change will be made in accordance with Section 4-1.03 of the Standard Specifications.
 9
Q:07/18/01
R:07/18/01
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= Special Provision Section 10-1.39 and .40

There is no mention of how the Steel Channel Beams are to be paid.

  • Steel channel beams are included in Item 44.
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