BIDDER'S INQUIRIES & RESPONSES
DISTRICT 11 CONSTRUCTION

 
CONTRACT NO: 11-281504
ROUTE / KP 11-SD-5703
LOCATION In San Diego County At Boulevard At Boulevard Maintenance Station At 40945 Old Highway 80
DESCRIPTION Install Soil Vapor Extraction And Air Sparging System For Remediation.
ESTIMATE $510,000
WORKING DAYS

90

ADVERTISE DATE 05/04/2009
BID OPENING 05/29/2009
FINAL POSTING
05/28/09  @ 15:35

  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.
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Inquiry No.
Inquiry

   1

  Q:05/12/09
R:05/18/09

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Special Notices

Question= Is there and/or will there be a pre-bid site visit conducted. If so please give date and time.

  • no pre-bid visit planned.  See notice to bidders

  2

  Q:05/14/09
R:05/18/09

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= General specifications

Question=

1) Is there a time line of the contracted work and post related system work?

  • There are 90 working days in the contract for installation and testing of all contract items as specified in the Contract Documents.

2) Is the contract 90 days for installation and testing or 12 months for installation, testing, and O&M?

  • There are 90 working days in the contract for installation and testing of all contract items as specified in the Contract Documents. 

3) What is the period to be used for costing for the rental of VES/AS equipment?

  • See section 10-5.08, "Payment."  The Equipment is to be purchased not rented nor leased.

4) What is the lease period and is there a lease with an option to purchase?

  • See above

5) What is the line item for the crash cushion system equipment?

  • See section 7-1.09 of the Amendments

6) What is the line item for the concrete foundation pad for the VES and AS?

  • Minor Concrete (miscellaneous construction)

7) What is the line item for the equipment compound foundation and equipment and piping installation?

  • Foundation is Minor Concrete (miscellaneous construction).  See section 10-5.08 of the special provisons

 3
  Q:05/18/09
R:05/18/09

 Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= General specifications

Question= The VES equipment on the bid item list is a lump sum line item although the equipment in the specifications is based on a rental or lease per moth or over the specified project period.  Please advise on which costing approach is required for this proposal and if rental/lease are required how do we price the line item?

  • See section 10-5.08, "Payment."  The Equipment is to be purchased not rented nor leased.
  4
  Q:05/22/09
R:05/22/09

 Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=1. Regarding sheet C-2 LPG system.

Question=Can the propane tank be leased?

  • See section 10-5.09 "Measurement & Payment" The Equipment is to be purchased not rented or leased.
  5
  Q:05/26/09
R:XX/XX/XX

 Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Item#26 Bollard: Sheet#7 Construction detail C-5 Bollard Detail.
Special Provision Section 10-1.14 Bollards page 30 and 31

Question=Special Provision Section 10-1.14 Bollards states that Bollards shall be of cast iron conforming to the provisions for gray iron castings in Section 55 "Steel Structures" of the Standard Specifications and these provisions, However the Construction Detail C-5 Bollard Detail calls for a 6'x8' Dia
Schedule 40 Steel Bollard which of these should we base our bid on?

  • Please refer to section 5-1.04 of the Standard Specifications "the Special Provisions shall govern over both these Standard Specifications and the plans".

6
  Q:05/26/09
R:XX/XX/XX

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= Item#11, Air Compressor, C-6, 10-5.06

Question= Kaeser does not offer an oil-less unit for this application, so is there a specific unit considered in the bid?

  • Please bid per current Contract documents

 


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