BIDDER'S INQUIRIES & RESPONSES
DISTRICT 11 CONSTRUCTION
CONTRACT NO:  11-079104
ROUTE / KP 11-SD-76-54.9/55.4
LOCATION In San Diego County From 0.2 Km West Of Rincon Ranch Road To 0.3 Km East Of Rincon Ranch Road.
DESCRIPTION Construct Highway Realignment.
ESTIMATE $ 1,220,000.00
ADVERTISE DATE 08/26/02
BID OPENING 09/26/02       10/10/02 
FINAL POSTING 10/09/02    @   15:00

BID RESULTS
  1 
HAZARD CONSTRUCTION CO $ 793,869.00
2
DALEY-CCAC, J.V. $ 880,672.00
3
GRIFFITH COMPANY INC $ 898,997.60

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
CROSS SECTIONS
PLANS
Preliminary Geotechnical Report
GEOTECHREPORT
09/26/02
ADDENDUM

 ADDENDUM NO. 1
09/10/02
 ADDENDUM NO. 2
09/23/02
 ADDENDUM NO. 3
09/24/02
 

BIDDER'S INQUIRY SUBMITTAL FORM
 

Inquiry No.
Inquiry
 1
08/29/02
09/08/02
09/10/02
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Bid items 32 through 37

It appears the special provisions are missing specs for the erosion control items 32 thru 37, detailing seed mix, application rates, etc.

  • An Addendum shall be issued
  • See Addendum No. 1.
 2
09/12/02
09/12/02
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Cross sections

The specials state that cross sections are not available, can we obtain full size grading plans?

  • Cross sections are available 
  • and full size plans can be obtained from the link above and printed at any printing firm.

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

3
09/13/02
09/23/02
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Item 20

Please check this job "special provisions" & bid item #20 (remove yellow paint), 
Why is there a separate bid item for yellow paint but no mention of it in spec. prov.
or bid item for "lead compliance."

  • The separate bid item is due to the difference in width between the yellow and white stripe removal therefore the separate items. The existing yellow paint does not contain lead in accordance with requirements at the time of placement therefore removal does not require a lead compliance plan. 
4
09/16/02
09/20/02
09/23/02
09/26/02
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=

Is there a materials (soils) report available for this project?

  • See information above, 
  • additional information to be provided. 
  • See report dated 09/26/02.
5
09/17/02
09/20/02
09/23/02
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=

There appears to be numerous rock outcroppings within the limits of the work, especially, in the "R" line portion.  Does the State anticipate blasting for this project, and if so, will this work be perfomed on force account if soils reports are not available?

  • An Addendum will be issued.
  • Yes, blasting is a possibility based on the preliminary information. An additional report shall be provided this week that addresses the existing field conditions. 
6
09/19/02
09/20/02
09/23/02
09/26/02
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=

PER REVIEW OF DOT MEMORANDUM DATED MARCH 22, 2000 (SR-76 CURVE REALIGNMENT), IT APPEARS THAT A CURSORY VISUAL EXAMINATION OF THE PROPOSED SITE WAS CONDUCTED PRIOR TO FEBRUARY 25, 2000.  WITHOUT A THOROUGH SOILS REPORT, IT IS NEAR IMPOSSIBLE, TO GAUGE THE MAGNITUDE OF THE "LARGE GRANITIC BOULDERS" WHICH ARE REFERRED TO AS REQUIRING "SPECIAL HANDLING" IN THE ABOVE-MENTIONED DOCUMENT.  AS OF THIS MOMENT, THERE ARE NO SPECIAL PROVISIONS, WITH REGARD TO SPECIAL HANDLING OF MATERIALS OR BLASTING, WHICH MIGHT BE NECESSARY IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE ROADWAY EXCAVATION.  IT IS REALIZED, THAT A SOILS REPORT DOES NOT GIVE A CONTRACTOR A 100% COMFORT LEVEL, BUT BY HAVING ONE, IT AT LEAST GIVES THE CONTRACTOR A LOGICAL STARTING POINT, ON HOW TO APPROACH THE TASK AT HAND.  UNLESS AN ADDENDA IS ISSUED, WITH ADDITIONAL BIDDING INSTRUCTIONS ATTACHED, THERE IS NOT ENOUGH AVAILABLE INFORMATION TO BID THIS PROJECT WITHOUT ASSUMING UNNECESSARY RISK!

  • An Addendum will be issued.
  • We will provide additional information and delay bid opening till October 10th.
  • See report dated 09/26/02. 
 
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