BIDDER'S INQUIRIES & RESPONSES
DISTRICT 11 CONSTRUCTION


CONTRACT NO: 11-239304
ROUTE / KP 11-SD-163-3.8/R11.1
LOCATION In San Diego County In San Diego From Route 8/163 Separation To Route 163/15 Separation.
DESCRIPTION Grind Pcc Pvmt, Cold Plane Ac, Replace Slabs, Mbgr, & Traffic Signal.
CONTRACT TYPE A + B Bidding
ESTIMATE $8,100,000
WORKING DAYS

195

ADVERTISE DATE 09/27/2010
BID OPENING 10/28/2010
FINAL POSTING
10/28/2010 @ 07:45

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 the day prior to the bid opening.


INFORMATION AVAILABLE



BID ITEMS
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PLANS
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ORDERING PROJECT PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS   

5% UDBE Requirement * Cost per set: Bidders: $E-ad, Non-bidders: $E-ad



ADDENDUM



 

BIDDER'S INQUIRY SUBMITTAL FORM


Inquiry No.
Inquiry

   1

  Q:10/20/10
R:10/21/10

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= Special Provisions p66   


Question=Traffic Charts 12 and 13 overlap.  How are they to be used?       

  • K-rail can be placed as shown on the plans using the closure charts provided.  Shoulder closures are not needed once the k-Rail is in place as shown on the plans.

       

  2
  Q:10/20/10
R:10/21/10

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=   


Question=Traffic control charts do not allow a shoulder closure on the project.  There are 3 locations requiring k-rail.  Plan sheet 3 shows the k-rail taking the shoulder.  Is this OK?

  • K-rail can be placed as shown on the plans using the closure charts provided. Shoulder closures are not needed once the k-rail is in place as shown on the plans.


 

  3

  Q:10/26/10
R:10/26/10

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= SPECIAL PROVISIONS SECTION 4 AND THE "BID" BOOK 


Question= On previous projects bid on the "A" + "B" basis, the "COST PER DAY" dollar amount for TOTAL BID COMPARISON has been equal to the potential LIQUIDATED DAMAGES set forth in the referenced section 4. On this project, the "COST PER DAY" is set at $5,000 per day and the LIQUIDATED DAMAGES are set at $10,800 per day. Is this intentional or an oversight?

      

  • The cost per day is $5,000 for this project. Per Section 8-1.07 of the amendments to the standard specifications, the liquidated damages are based on the bidder's total bid.

  4

  Q:10/27/10
R:10/28/10

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= Item # 12 - Remove Steel Reinforcement Bar 2,330 Each. Plan sheet 4 of 49.
Special Provisions page 84.


Question= Why are these bars in the existing concrete? What was their purpose? Is 1/2" being removed so that the Micro-Milling machine will not be damaged if they hit the bars?

  •  Please bid per the current contract documents.
   

 


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