BIDDER'S INQUIRIES & RESPONSES
DISTRICT 11 CONSTRUCTION


CONTRACT NO: 11-403304
ROUTE / PM 11-SD-5-R22.3
LOCATION In San Diego County In San Diego At Clairemont Drive Overcrossing.
DESCRIPTION Clean Bridge Deck And Treat With Polyester Concrete And Methacrylate.
ESTIMATE $520,000
WORKING DAYS

65

ADVERTISE DATE 08/15/2011
BID OPENING 09/15/2011
FINAL POSTING
09/14/2011@ 15:30

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.
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BIDDER'S INQUIRY SUBMITTAL FORM


Inquiry No.
Inquiry

   1

  Q:09/01/11
R:09/07/11
R:09/08/11

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Spec Provision Section 10-1.07 "Maintaining Traffic", & 10-1.16 "Existing Highway Facilities, Remove Concrete Deck Surface"

Question=Hydro demolition is not compatible with polyester concrete when sequenced during a single closure. Water used in hydro demolition causes significant adhesion degradation and poor cure properties of PPC. Would the state consider other methods of deck removal to complete the project in specified time frames?

  •   Reference Section 5-1.14 " Cost Reduction Incentive," of the Standard Specifications.  Proposals for modifications to the contract documents may be submitted to the Engineer after contract award. Please bid per current contract documents.
  •  Reference Section 5-1.14 " Cost Reduction Incentive," of the Standard Specifications.  Proposals for modifications to the contract documents may be submitted to the Engineer after contract award. Please bid per current contract documents.  Refer to Section 10-1.07, "Maintaining Traffic," of the special provisions.  48 hour lane closure windows are allowed.  Refer to paragraphs 6 and 7 of subsection CONSTRUCTION, Section 10-1.19, "Polyester Concrete Overlay," of the Special Provisions (page 62). The method used to dry concrete is to be determined by the Contractor.

  2

  Q:09/13/11

R:09/14/11

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= Spec Provision Section 10-1.16 "Existing Highway Facilities, Remove Concrete Deck Surface"

Question= Shotblasting is an unnecessary procedure after hydrodemolition has occurred. The deck is clean of all laitance, contaminants and foreign material if hydrodemolition is done correctly; furthermore, shotblasting on an uneven surface as is left after hydrodemo is inefficient and unnecessary; please confirm.

  •  Please bid per the contract documents. 
   

 


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