BIDDER'S INQUIRIES & RESPONSES
DISTRICT 11 CONSTRUCTION

 
CONTRACT NO: 11-270304
ROUTE / KP 11-SD-79-7.5/8.5
LOCATION In San Diego County Near Paso Picacho From 1.9 Miles South Of Paso Picacho Camp Ground To 0.9 Mile South Of Paso Picacho Camp Ground.
DESCRIPTION Install New Culvert, Upgrade Culverts, And Repair Erosion.
ESTIMATE $ 650,000
WORKING DAYS
150 (Including 60 Working Days of Plant Establishment)
ADVERTISE DATE 12/17/2007
BID OPENING 01/24/2008
FINAL POSTING 01/23/08   @   15:40

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
 
INFORMATION HANDOUT
12/27/07
BID ITEMS
 SPECIALS
PLANS
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INFORMATION HANDOUT
01/16/08





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BIDDER'S INQUIRY SUBMITTAL FORM


Inquiry No.
Inquiry
    1 

   Q:01/18/08
   R:01/23/08

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= Item #31 minor concrete ditch lining
and Item #14 Prepare and stain concrete and rock.

Question=What surfaces will the staining be applied to. What is the finish on the ditch lining
Is shotcrete acceptable for the ditch lining
 

 
  • Please refer to section 10-1.30 PREPARE AND STAIN CONCRETE AND ROCK (Page 122) and Item 14 of the Special provisions and Drainage profiles (DP-1) of the plans. There isn't an item for shotcrete in this contract.
    2 

   Q:01/22/08
   R:01/23/08

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= Various:Sec 19-3.025C 

Question= Are trench plates allowed, and how long can they remain in place? Are there any special requirements on how the plates are placed?

  • There are no trench plates specified in this contract.


    3 

   Q:01/22/08
   R:01/23/08

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= Sec. 19-3.025C

Question= Soil cement backfill requires an 8 hour cure time before backfill. How can this waived in order to backfill at the end of each working day?

  • Trenching and backfill should be done within the lane closure windows provided in section 10-1.15 and 10-1.16 of the Special Provisions.
          
    4 

   Q:01/22/08
   R:01/23/08

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= Item #21

Question= Is this item intended to pay for that zone "above" the top of the pipe for the limits shown on the profiles,

  • Yes.

and that area below that zone would be bedded according to the standard specifications and paid for within the price of the pipe bid items?

  • Yes, as long as it does not interfere with Item #12 SAND BACKFILL contract pay item.
             
    5 

   Q:01/22/08
   R:01/23/08

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= Item #11

Question= Is this item intended to pay for all of the grading shown to be required at the end of the various drainage systems exclusive of the ditch excavation?

  • Yes.
                 
    6 

   Q:01/22/08
   R:01/23/08

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= Various

Question= For purposes of Pavement replacement over the culverts what standard references the limits of trench patch repair?

  • Please refer to Detail A62D (Page 19) of the 2006 Standard Plans.
                 

   Q:01/22/08
   R:01/22/08

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Section 8-2, Placing Concrete

Question=Regarding transit time for concrete, will exceptions be made or time extensions be given since the concrete would arrive after 90 minutes?

  • Sorry, no exception would be allowed on this contract.

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