BIDDER'S INQUIRIES & RESPONSES
DISTRICT 11 CONSTRUCTION

 
CONTRACT NO: 11-270804
ROUTE / PM 11-SD-5, 8, 15, 52, 67, 805-Var
LOCATION In San Diego County At Various Locations.
DESCRIPTION Place Rock Slope Protection And Rehabilitate Culverts.
ESTIMATE $1,550,000
WORKING DAYS

410

ADVERTISE DATE 05/21/2012
BID OPENING 06/21/2012 07/12/2012
LAST POSTING
07/10/2012@ 13:00

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. However, to allow the Department reasonable time to review and respond, bidders are recommended to send in their inquiries at least four (4) working days prior to the bid opening.   

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Inquiry No.
Inquiry

   1

  Q:06/13/12
R:06/20/12

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= Item No.  34 RSP, Sheet No. 11-13, Camp Pendelton

Question= The work at Location 9 is on the Camp Pendelton Base for which there is no public access.  I spoke with the Base and they stated we would need to get permission through Caltrans to enter.  Please provide information or set up at time so that we may enter the Base to view the work area so that we can prepare our bid.  Thank you

  • Please refer to Addendum #2.


  2

  Q:06/28/12
R:07/05/12

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= 2-1.02 Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

Question= Will an Addnedum be issued to change the minority hiring goals from UDBE to DBE on this project pursuant to the Fedral directive and apparent CALTRANS implementation on projects bid after June 18, 2012? If so, will a new good faith effort focusing on DBE rather than just UDBE's be required? Thanks in advance for your help.

  • The federal directive applies to federal aid projects advertised after June 15, 2012. This project was advertised on May 21, 2012, and therefore is not affected by the directive. Please bid per the current contract documents.


  3

  Q:06/29/12
R:07/05/12

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= Location 9 - Rock Slope Protection and Grading Limits.

Question= A pre-bid job site visit was held on June 28, 2012. for the referenced location. It appears the original ground contours shown on the Construction Details (C-5) were established prior to the erosion that has taken place around and behind the existing headwall. Can you confirm if this is correct and how will this be quantified and the contractor be compensated for any additional grading as required.

  • The original ground contours shown on C-5 represent the existing erosion conditions. Please bid per the current contract documents.


  4

  Q:07/09/12
R:07/10/12

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= Bid item number 145 - 148 Alternative pipe, APC allowable Pipe

Question= APC Spec calls out for spiral ribbed with polymeric sheet coating and polymerized assault invert. Is polymeric trenchcoat acceptable, polymeric sheeted with asphalt invert is no longer commercially available?

  • Please bid per the current contract documents.

  5

  Q:07/09/12
R:07/10/12

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= The successful bidder must submit:
3. A declaration under the penalty of perjury by a CPA certifying the accountant has applied GAAP
guidelines confirming the successful bidder has sufficient funds and resources to cover any self-insured
retentions if the self-insured retention is over $50,000.
If the successful bidder uses any form of self-insurance for workers compensation in lieu of an insurance policy,
it shall submit a certificate of consent to self-insure under Labor Code § 3700.

Question= "Will Caltrans accept our certificate of qualified self-insured workers compensation from the state of California instead of a declaration by a CPA, given that the state of California has already accepted and confirmed we have sufficient funds and resources to be financially responsible for any self-insured retention of our workers compensation policy?"

  • Yes, With a certificate of consent from the State of California (under Labor Code § 3700) to self insure, the contractor does not need a CPA letter. A CPA letter is needed for any self insured retention or self insurance greater than $50,000 for any other required insurance policy (Automobile, General Liability, Railroad Protective Insurance, Umbrella/Excess, or any other insurance).

 

   


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