BIDDER'S INQUIRIES & RESPONSES
DISTRICT 11 CONSTRUCTION

 
CONTRACT NO: 11-003504
ROUTE / KP 11-SD-94-13.3/14.0
LOCATION In San Diego County In La Mesa And Lemon Grove From Massachusetts Avenue Undercrossing To 0.6 Km East Of Massachusetts Avenue Undercrossing
DESCRIPTION Construct Sound Wall.
ESTIMATE $ 2,000,000
WORKING DAYS

220

ADVERTISE DATE 08/25/2008
BID OPENING 09/25/2008
FINAL POSTING
09/24/08   @   1505

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.
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Inquiry No.
Inquiry
    1 

   Q:09/10/08
   R:09/19/08

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= RSP B15-6

Question= Detail H=3759 thru H=4978 implies that the "high strength masonry" is anything that is beyond a height of 2845; however the "Sound Wall Reinforcement Table" indicates that only wall heights of 4978 will require a "high strength" of 25.6.
Which one is it, or am I not understanding what I'm reading? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much.

  • Please bid per the current contract documents.

    2 

   Q:09/15/08
   R:09/19//08

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= Special provision Section 10-1.03

Question=  - Reference made page 30, section 10-1.03 to "Material containing Aerially Deposited Lead" within top 0.6 m of material in unpaved areas within the highway ROW,states "After the Contractor has completed handling materials containing aerially deposited lead, in conformace with the Plans, Standard Specifications and these special provisions..." We could not locate on plans or in Standard Specifications.  Please clarify location and requirements involving material containing Aerially Deposited lead and what Contractor will be required to do with said material.

  • Please refer to Section 10-1.03 "SOIL HANDLING" Paragraph three of the Special Provisions: "Surplus material excavated from areas containing aerially deposited lead shall remain in the area of soil disturbance. The surplus soil shall not be disposed of outside the highway right of way."

    3 

   Q:09/22/08
   R:09/23/08

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= 

Question= #22, HIGHWAY PLANTING - SHT. 27 & 28: ARE QUANTITIES FOR MULCH CORRECT? (195 M3 AND 495 M3 RESPECTIVELY).

  • Please bid per the current contract documents.

#30, MASONRY BLOCK: PG. 75 OF S.P. INDICATES THAT MASONRY UNIT STRENGTH IS SHOWN ON PLANS. WHERE IS IT SHOWN ON PLANS?

  • Please refer to the SOUND WALL REINFORCEMENT TABLE on Sheet 41 of the Contract Plans.

    4 

   Q:09/22/08
   R:09/23/08

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= 

Question= #30, MASONRY BLOCK: PLAN SHEET #22 -  NOTE TO THE RIGHT OF "SOUND WALL ELEVATION" SAYS STACKED BOND, SPLIT FACE BLOCK.
ARE MASONRY UNITS SPLIT FACE ONE SIDE OR 2 SIDES?

  • "SPLIT FACE BLOCK (ONE SIDE OPEN END), TYP" as indicated on Sheet 22 of the Contract Plans.


    5 

   Q:09/23/08
   R:09/23/08

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= Items 29 and 30 Masonry wall

Question= We found no mention of graffiti coating requirement for the masonry wall in the plans and specifications.  Please clarify if the masonry wall is to receive graffiti coating, and if so, is it required on both sides.

  • No.


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