BIDDER'S INQUIRIES & RESPONSES
DISTRICT 11 CONSTRUCTION

 
CONTRACT NO: 11-261504
ROUTE / KP 11-Imp-8,111-R31.3,29.4
LOCATION In Imperial County Near El Centro On Route 8 At Sunbeam Rest Areas Eastbound And Westbound And Near Calipatria On Route 111 At Two Rivers Rest Area
DESCRIPTION Restore Safety Roadside Rest Area Buildings And Site.
ESTIMATE $ 4,410,000
WORKING DAYS

500

ADVERTISE DATE 06/01/2009
BID OPENING 07/09/2009
FINAL  POSTING
07/08/09 @ 15:45

Bid Summary

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


BID ITEMS
 SPECIALS
PLANS
 PLANHOLDERS



ORDERING PROJECT PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS

Cost per set: Bidders: $36, Non-bidders: $29

ADDENDUM



 

BIDDER'S INQUIRY SUBMITTAL FORM


Inquiry No.
Inquiry

   1

  Q:06/02/09
R:06/02/09

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=

Question=  We are interested in bidding the above project as a prime contractor. We are a B Licensed contractor who has done numerous Cal-Trans projects over the years, including the 395 project in Victorville which will start later this month.

My question is, what the pre-qualifications (if any) are to be able to bid this project, does our B license qualify?

  • The answer to your question is on page 1 (NOTICE TO BIDDERS) of the Special Provisions (Specials) which are part of the package that you buy from Caltrans. These "Specials" ,for each project, are also available electronically on our website.


2
  Q:06/03/09
R:06/05/09

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= Drawings

Question= The project below contains drawings only for the Westbound Sunbeam rest area, not for the three (3) rest areas named in the bid description. Please advise urgently.

  • This statement is incorrect. The drawings contain work for building, site improvements and underground for Westbound Sunbeam.
  • The drawings also contain site improvements for the Eastbound Sunbeam Rest Area.
  • The Two Rivers Rest Area has site improvements and asphalt paving.

3
  Q:06/09/09
R:06/09/09
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Specials Section 4: ...Liquidated Damages.

Question=Amount of liquidated damages is not provided in Section 4, please clarify

  • "Liquidated damages" is no longer in Section 4 of the "Special Provisions".  It is in Section 8-1.07A of the "Amendments to the Standard Specifications dated May 2006" ( page 75 of 190) .  These Amendments (190 pages) are published  starting on page 234 of the "Special Provisions".                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

4  Q:06/25/09
R:06/25/09
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Notice to Bidders and Special Provisions (Bid Book) dated June 1, 2009, Page 3, Copy of Bid Item List

Question= There is a column entitled "Item Code" with six digit numbers in each cell.  What do these numbers mean?  What are they linked to?

  • The Item Codes are linked to the Statewide Cost Data which is found at the following address: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/esc/oe/awards/

5  Q:07/02/09
R:07/03/09
 Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= Copy of Bid Item List (Pages 3 to 5) of Special Provisions (Bid Book) dated June 1, 2009.
Sheet A0-102 of the plans.

Question= Is all the work described in Detail 1/A0-102 captured by  "Item 51 - Building Work" of the "Special Provisions"?

  • YES
   

 


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