BIDDER'S INQUIRIES & RESPONSES
DISTRICT 11 CONSTRUCTION

 
CONTRACT NO: 11-2358U4
ROUTE / KP 11-SD-5-R57.4/R61.98-R16.0/N17.6
LOCATION In San Diego County In San Diego, Solana Beach And Encinitas From San Dieguito River Bridge To San Elijo Lagoon Bridge.
DESCRIPTION Construct Nb/sb Hov Lane In Median & Revise Interchange
sphalt Rubber Open Graded Overlay.

A + B Bidding
ESTIMATE $ 40,000,000
WORKING DAYS
890 (Minimum 250 days of Plant Establishment)
ADVERTISE DATE 05/07/2007
BID OPENING 06/28/2007
FINAL POSTING 06/27/07   @  16:55

BID RESULTS

The Caltrans District 11 Office is located at 4050 Taylor Street, San Diego, CA 92110. 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
BID ITEMS
 SPECIALS
PLANS
 PLANHOLDERS
 SITE INVESTIGATION REPORT
ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT



ADDENDUM


 
 
 
 

BIDDER'S INQUIRY SUBMITTAL FORM


Inquiry No.
Inquiry
    1

  Q:05/10/07
   R:05/21/07

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=

Question=  WHEN WILL THE CROSS SECTIONS BE AVAILABLE?

  • Cross sections are available as of 05/21/07 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:05/14/07
   R:05/21/07


Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Item 48  Roadway Excavation (Aerially Deposited Lead)

Question=  Page 143 of Specials..."ADL is deposited within unpaved areas or formally unpaved areas"...  It doesn't appear to be shown on the plans.  On the qty sheets it is just listed by station along the "SD5" line.  The entire excavation staging is dependent on this information.
When will cross-sections be available for download?  Will you make the lead investigation report downloadable also?
  • Plesae refer to the response to bidder's inquiry no 1.
3
  Q:05/29/07
   R:06/21/07
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=section 10-1.67 of specials

Question=PLEASE PROVIDE A DESCRIPTION OF THE FINSIH FOR "MURAL BASE"
  • Please refer to Addendum No 1.

4
   Q:05/29/07
   R:06/21/07
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=SECTION 10-1.62

Question=LANE CLOSURE CHART 1  ALLOWS 8 HRS TO WORK ON I-5.  THE TYPE R
APPROACH SLAB REQUIRES 6 HRS CURE.  THIS ALLOWS 2 HRS TO PERFORM ALL WORK
NECESSARY TO INSTALL 1 LANE OF THE APPROACH SLAB.  PLEASE REVISE SOMETHING
BETWEEN THESE TO SECTIONS THAT WILL ALLOW THE INSTALLATION OF THE APPROACH
SLAB.
  • Please refer to Addendum No 1.



5
     Q:05/29/07
    R:05/30/07
    R:06/21/07
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Page 223 of Special Provisions Plan Sheets SC-7 and SC-11


Question=Traffic chart No. 6, Located on page 233 of the special provisions, states, "This chart shall be used one time only, for a maximum of 21 consecutive days."  Does said chart pertain to stages 2A, 2C and 3A?  Is the one time only language per stage?

  • No, one time only for the life of the contract.
  • Please refer to Addendum No 1.


6

     Q:06/04/07
    R:06/21/07


Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= Reference sheets 570 & 571 of 671 – Typical Section

Question= The location of  “LSF-2” line is shown incorrectly (see Sheets 551 & 552).  Please revise accordingly.
  • Please bid per the current contract documents.

7

     Q:06/04/07
    R:06/21/07

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= TRAFFIC CHART 6 & 8

Question= TRAFFIC CHART 6 & 8 ALLOW FOR 1 LANE OF TRAFIC FOR A PERIOD OF 21
DAYS.  THE PLANS DO NOT INDICATE WHAT WORK IS TO BE DONE DURING THIS
CLOSURE. WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING THE NUMBER OF DAYS THIS CONTRACT RUNS.
THE TYPE AND QUANTITY OF WORK TO BE PERFORMED DURING THESE TWO 21 DAY
CLOSURES IS IMPORTANT IN DETERMINING THE NUMBER OF DAYS IN THE CONTRACT.
CAN YOU TELL US, AT A MINIMUM, WHAT WORK IS SCHEDULED TO BE PERFORMED DURING
THESE CLOSURES?
  • Please refer to Addendum No 1.

8

     Q:06/05/07
    R:06/21/07


Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= PLAN SHEET 554

Question= ON PLAN SHEET 554 THE CONSTRUCTION SEQUENCE, ITEMS 2 & 8 REQUIRE
FALSEWORK TO REMAIN IN PLACE UNTIL THE GIDERS IN THE ADJECENT SPANS ARE SET
AND THE DECK CONCRETE PLACED.  I COULD NOT FIND A TRAFFIC CONTROL STAGE THAT
WILL ALLOW THIS WORK TO TAKE PLACE.  PLEASE ENLIGHTEN THIS CONTRACTOR ON HOW
THE TRAFFIC IS TO BE HANDLED DURING THIS CONSTRUCTION SEQUENCE?
  • Please refer to Addendum No 1.


9

     Q:06/11/07
    R:06/21/07


Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= Special Provisions,Section 10-1.23 Maintaining Traffic.
Page 223 - Traffic Chart No. 6

Question= What is the intent of traffic chart no. 6?
The Stage Construction Plans for stages 2A, 2C and 3A all have Lomas Santa Fe Dr striped with one lane in each direction and K-rail protecting the work area. The work activities for these stages includes CIDH bridge construction, tie back walls, cast-in-place retaining walls, roadway excavation and pavement construction. This work cannot be completed in 21 consective days.
Does chart no. 6 apply to stages 2A, 2C and 3A? When and for what items of work is chart 6 used?
  • Please refer to Addendum No 1.


10

     Q:06/13/07
    R:06/21/07


Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= Bid Item 96(s), 400 MM Cast-in-drilled-hole concrete piling, Plan sheets 551, 553,556,561,

Question=  Bid item 96 and the quantities on plan sheet 551 show the the diameter of the cast-in-drilled holes for abutments 1 and 4 as 400 mm.  The details of these abutments and the pile data table show 600 mm as the diameter of these holes.  Please advise what the correct diameter should be.
  • Please refer to Addendum No 1.

11

     Q:06/13/07
    R:06/26/07

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= Existing k-rail located in median of 5 fwy.

Question= Does the existing k-rail become property of the contractor upon contract award?
Existing k-rail on site, ..Can it be used for bid item 24 temporary k-rail?

  • Please refer to section 10-1.33 "EXISTING HIGHWAY FACILITIES" of the Special Provisions. This section directs your attention to Section 15 of the Standard Specifications where sub-section 15-2.02 "REMOVAL METHODS," states, " Removing highway facilities which interfere with construction or which are directed to be removed by the Engineer shall be performed as specified in this Section 15‑2.02 and in the special provisions, or as shown on the plans, or as directed by the Engineer."



12

     Q:06/18/07
    R:06/21/07
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Plan Sheet 276-277 and 308-309.

Question= Where is the layout sheets for work stated in Stage 1E and 1F,
specifically reconstruct sidewalk and replace ac pavement?
  • Please bid per the current contract documents.
Second, headings for work to be done on sheet 276 and 277 state "STAGE 1D".
Is this an error or does this work belong in stage 1D?

  • Headings for stages 1E and 1F are  inadvertently called 1D, but the follow-up descriptions are accurate 



13

     Q:06/18/07
    R:06/21/07
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= C-20


Question=IS IT THE INTENT OF THE ENGINEER TO SAVE ALL...THE OLEANDERS AT THE CENTER OF I-5? IF SO CAN THE OLEANDERS BE REMOVED IN SELECTIVE AREAS INORDER TO BRIDGE THE WORK IN BOTH DIRECTIONS OF TRAVEL?

  • YES, the intent is to save all oleanders not already shown to be removed.



14

     Q:06/21/07
    R:06/21/07
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= Addendum #1, page 3, Special Provisions Section 10-1.59 "Concrete Structures", subsection: "Colored Concrete"

Question=The addendum specifies that all median barriers along the SD-5 line, from Station:  585+37 to Station 658+96 shall be integrally pigmented colored concrete....  Plans denoted the limits of the 'new' median barrier on the SD-5 line from Station 585+37 to Station 628+96...There is no new barrier shown from station 628+96 to station 658+96.
Please clarify the limits of the new colored concrete barriers along the SD-5 line.

  • There is a typo in the addendum and it should read 628+96 instead of 658+96.



15

     Q:06/22/07
    R:06/26/07


Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= Sheet 660, detail for 750mm CIDH concrete soldier pile rebar cages.  Section 'B-B' .

Question= Current design of rebar cages for this structure do not meeting Caltrans propoer clearances for rebar windows.  Caltrans Design memo states Minimum of 5" X 5" window clear.  The current design only has 4 3/8" clear between the verticals.  This will cause a problem in the concrete placement and restricted flowability of the concrete to the outside of the rebar cage.

  • "No further information will be provided.  Contractor to bid per the current contract bid documents."   



16

     Q:06/23/07
    R:06/26/07


Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= 582 of 671

Question= In which bid item do the four deck drains for Lomas Santa Fe Drive (Widen) get paid?  There is no misc. metal quantity given on sheet 551 of 671 for these drains.

  • "No further information will be provided.  Contractor to bid per the current contract bid documents."




17


     Q:06/25/07
    R:06/26/07
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=  Plan Sheet No. 578

Question=  Referenced drawing calls for "Ultimate butt splice" at #43 Splice detail. We cannot find a Caltrans approved ultimate butt splice on your web site. Do you want a Service splice at this location in lieu of an ultimate butt splice? Alternatively, can you provide an approved detail of an ultimate butt splice?

  •  No service splice at these locations, bid per the contract bid documents.
    Refer to the Special Provisions,  Section 10-1.68, "REINFORCEMENT" (page 305).  The Department's mechanical splices prequalified list can be found at the following website:  http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/esc/approved_products_list/ , then select "Steel Reinforcing Couplers (Acceptance Criteria for Mechanical Couplers)."  NOTE:  This list is in US Customary Units, and this contract is in metric.  The #43 bar referenced is a metric equivalent which can be converted using the "Substitution Table for Bar Reinforcement" located in Section 8-1.01, "Substitution of Non-Metric Materials and Products," (page 147) of the Special Provisions.


18


     Q:06/25/07
    R:06/27/07
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=  125 Weathering Steel Plate, 601 of 671

Question=  In the "Wall Cap Texture Detail", a 152 x 152 x 6.4 weathering steel plate with 25 x 25 x 100 bar stud is called out.  But in Section C-C a 6.4 x 134 x 134 A588 PL with 6.4 x 100 headed stud is called out instead.  Which steel plate is required for this project?

  •   Use the dimensions shown in Section C-C, "6.4 x 134 x 134 ASTM A588 plate with 6.4 x 100 headed stud at center."  This applies to Plan Sheets 601, 640, and 666 of 671.            


19


     Q:06/25/07
    R:06/26/07

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=  109 Architectural Treatment (Wall Cap Texture), 648 of 671

Question=  There is no wall cap texture quantity given for Retaining Wall No. 611. The missing quantity would basically double the bid quantity.

  • "No further information will be provided.  Contractor to bid per the current contract bid documents."






20


    

Q:06/27/07
R:06/27/07

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=  Bid items 198, 199, 201, and 202; Plan sheets 487, 581, E-11 and E-12.

Question=

1.    BI# 201 "Communication Conduit Bridge" does not specify the use of expansion joints or the installation of innerduct. Are they required and if so how many? Per Sheet 581 there are no conduit supports. Is that correct? Is the measurement for single pipe?

  •  There are no expansion joints and there are no inner ducts. The pipe is supported by the concrete members shown on sheet 581 (abutment diaphragms, bent caps and an intermediate diaphragm) and no additional supports  are required. This is to be an empty steel pipe, for future use.
2.    BI# 199 "Lighting and Sign Illumination" addresses the use of 200W Soffits per sheet 487 of 671. Are they to be cast in place or will they need to be externally mounted? The standard plans do not address the use of soffit lights as external mounts and structure plans are not to clear of such installation. Are they to be pendant?

  •  The 200 w soffit luminaires are being mounted on the existing structure. See note 2 on sheet 487.  They     will be similar to the Standard Plan and Specs for wall mounted luminaires.

3.    BI# 202 "Electrical Irrigation Electrical" refer to sheets E-11 and E-12; They do not address the size of conduits, they refer to the irrigation plans but they do not address the information. Can you please elaborate the size?

  • Sizes of the conduit are called out (shown) on the Sheet LD-6 Landscape Details. (27C)

4.    BI# 198 only addresses the temporary stage construction for Stage 2A in location 2, How is Caltrans addressing all other staging temporary electrical in all other systems and staging? There is no provision or method of payment.

  • No further information will be provided.  Contractor to bid per the current contract bid documents.
  
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