BIDDER'S INQUIRIES & RESPONSES
DISTRICT 11 CONSTRUCTION

 
CONTRACT NO: 11-243204
ROUTE / KP 11-SD-8-R49.0
LOCATION In San Diego County Near Pine Valley At Buckman Springs Rest Area
DESCRIPTION Safety Roadside Rest Area Restoration/ada Compliance.
ESTIMATE $2,780,000
WORKING DAYS

450 days

ADVERTISE DATE 10/26/2009
BID OPENING 12/03/2009
FINAL POSTING
12/02/2009 @ 12:50 PM


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 BID ITEMS
SPECIAL PROVISIONS PLANS PLANHOLDERS' LIST







ORDERING PROJECT PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS

Cost per set: Bidders: $35 , Non-bidders: $28

ADDENDUM



 

BIDDER'S INQUIRY SUBMITTAL FORM


Inquiry No.
Inquiry

   1

  Q:10/27/09
R:10/27/09

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=

Question= Will there be a bid walk. If so when?

  • Please see Section 2-1.03 of the Standard Specifications "Examination of Plans, Specifications, Contract, and  Site of Work."

2

  Q:11/05/2009
R:11/05/2009

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= 30% Self-Performance

Question= This contract is for a new rest area building and site improvements. The building portion of the work will require numerous specialty subcontractors. The breakdown of work does not lend itself to self-perform 30% of the work. We request that this requirement be waived or reduced to 15% for the project.
  • Please bid per the current contract documents.
3
  Q:11/12/09
R:11/16/09

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=

Question=
1) There is only 1 sign detail for the construction area signs.

  • Please refer to NOTES #2 of Sheet 18 of the plans, CONSTRUCTION AREA SIGNS CS-1.

2) Not sure where the crash cushion are to go. Please confirm.

  • Temporary Crash Cushions are required if needed per section 7-1.09 PUBLIC SAFETY of the Standard Specifications.

3) Is water and electrical provided to us?

  • Please refer to Section 12-1.03 "COOPERATION" of the Special Provisions.

4) Are the Caltrans project funding signs required and were?

  • Please refer to Section 10-1.00 "CONSTRUCTION PROJECT INFORMATION SIGNS" of the Special Provisions.
 

4

  Q:11/18/2009
R:11/19/2009

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= Section 2-1.03 of the Standard Specifications "Examination of Plans, Specifications, Contract, and Site of Work.

Question= Is the site fenced? Can prospective bidders visit the site at any time?

  • The site is open, pending current activities associated with routine maintenance of the facilities.


5
  Q:11/18/09
R:11/19/09
 

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= Plan Sheet # 144, 145

Question= There is no bid item for the new site electrical and lighting. Is all electrical and lighting for the entire project to be paid in the lump sum bid item # 33, "Building Work"?

  • Bid Item #33, BUILDING WORK lump sum includes all the works listed in Section 12, "Building Work," of the special provisions.


6
  Q:11/18/09
R:11/19/09
 

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= Plan Sheet # 57

Question=There is no bid item for the demolition or abatement of the existing comfort station. Is this work to be included in Item # 12, "Clearing and Grubbing" or in Item # 33, "Building Work"?

  • Bid Item #33, BUILDING WORK lump sum includes all the works listed in Section 12, "Building Work," of the special provisions.

 


7
  Q:11/18/09
R:11/19/09
 

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= Bid Schedule

Question=Where is the bid item for the site electrical?
Where is the bid item for the mobilization?

  • Bid Item #33, BUILDING WORK lump sum includes all the works listed in Section 12, "Building Work," of the special provisions.


8
  Q:11/24/09
R:11/24/09
 

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= Item# 33

Question= Will the Aerially Deposited Lead Survey be posted online.

  • Please refer to section 5-1.08 SUPPLEMENTAL PROJECT INFORMATION and section 12-2.03 LEAD RELATED CONSTRUCTION WORK of the Special Provisions of this project.


9
  Q:11/30/09
R:12/01/09
 

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= 26 (IP-1) and 27 (IP-2).

Question= Pages 26 and 27 indicate 1" lateral lines connecting to several bubblers.  These pages also indicate 1" lateral lines ending abruptly without any bubblers attached to them.  Should there be bubblers attached to the 1" lateral lines, which do not connect to bubblers?  If not, where do they go?

  • The C-2 symbol is shown typical at the end of the valve system. The valve's call out (see valve code on sheet LD-1) indicates the quantity of C-2 bubblers on the valve or RCV. Since each tree is irrigated by a C-2, Contractor should refer to the Planting Plan for the C-2 locations.


10
  Q:11/30/09
R:12/01/09
 

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= Plan sheets EE0-6, EE0-9, EE1-2,
EE2-2

Question= What is the manufacturer and part number for the lighting
fixtures shown?

  • Please refer to Section 12-16.04, "Lighting" of the special provisions.


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