BIDDER'S INQUIRIES & RESPONSES
DISTRICT 11 CONSTRUCTION


CONTRACT NO: 11-273404
ROUTE / KP 11-SD-76-23.1/23.5
LOCATION In San Diego County At Pala From 0.1 Mile West To 0.3 Mile East Of Pala Creek Bridge.
DESCRIPTION Bridge Replacement.
ESTIMATE $3,320,000
WORKING DAYS

650

ADVERTISE DATE 07/26/2010
BID OPENING 08/26/2010 Postponed Indefinitely 10/14/2010 10/21/2010
FINAL POSTING
10/05/2010 @ 11:45

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.


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ADDENDUM


ADDENDUM NO. 3
Issued 10/05/2010

 

BIDDER'S INQUIRY SUBMITTAL FORM


Inquiry No.
Inquiry

   1

  Q:08/12/2010
R:08/16/2010

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= QUALITY CONTROL


Question= Is the GC responsible for the QC of all construction activities such as concrete, grading, welding, etc.? or Caltrans will be providing the entire QC for the project?

 

  • The Contractor shall be responsible for controlling the quality of the material entering the work and of the work performed. Attention is directed to SECTION 5:  "CONTROL OF WORK", SECTION 6:  "CONTROL OF MATERIALS" of the Standard Specifications and the different sections of the Special Provisions and the AMENDMENTS TO THE STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS of the Special Provisions.


     

  2

  Q:08/17/2010
R:08/19/2010

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= Plan sheet 4,5,27,28


Question= Is the intent to complete the construction of road and bridge in two stages? Overlay of staging plans onto layout plans and cross sections show gaps in roadway construction. Will contractor be allowed to modify the beginning and end of Temp Railing (Type K) so that project can be completed in two stages during the day?
 

  • Yes, this is to be done in two stages. The placement of the temporary Krailing can be modified or other minor deviation is allowed as per section 10-1.14 "Maintaining Traffic" of the special provision. The Engineer may approve the deviations if there is no significant increase in the cost to the State and if the work can be expediated and better serve the public traffic.

  3

  Q:08/18/2010
R:09/22/2010

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= 12, Storm Water Annual Report


Question= The established unit price, can you clarify the decimal location.

  • Please refer to Addendum No. 2
     

  4

  Q:08/19/2010
R:09/22/2010

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= L-1 L-2 SC-1 SC-2


Question= In which stage is the protion of roadway from 38+22 to 39+65 and
from 48+50 to 54+17 to be constructed in?

  • This will be done at the end of stage I under lane closure. The rest of the roadway will be completed in stage II.
     

  5

  Q:08/20/2010
R:09/21/2010

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= SPECIAL PROVISIONS PAGE 103 WELDED WIRE FACING UNITS


Question= WHERE DO I FIND THE CALTRANS SPECIFICATION FOR DETERMINING WHAT SIZE OF WIRE GALVENIZED PER SECTION 75-1.05 WILL PROVIDE A 75 YEAR SERVICE LIVE?
 

  • The corrosion rates for the hot dipped galvanized (HDG) coating and steel shall be in accordance with Section 11.10.6.4.2a of the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications (2007). The cross section of the steel remaining after 75 years shall have a minimum residual strength of 450 plf.
    2007 AASHTO LRFD SECTION 11.10.6.4.2a

 

  6

  Q:08/31/2010
R:09/01/2010

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= addendum 1


Question= Will Caltrans continue to post and answer questions related to this project? Based on what I have seen on the bidder's inquiry page it seems as though Caltrans is not answering any questions. It is our understanding that these jobs will be put back out to bid with a limited time frame after a state budget is passed. Can you please continue to answer questions with this fact in mind?

  • Yes, Caltrans will keep posting inquiries and answers as they become available.
   

 


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