BIDDER'S INQUIRIES & RESPONSES
DISTRICT 11 CONSTRUCTION


CONTRACT NO: 11-2976U4
ROUTE / PM 11-SD-5-R10.0, R10.7
LOCATION In San Diego County In National City At 24th Street Undercrossing And At Civic Center Drive Undercrossing.
DESCRIPTION To Widen And Realign Ramp With HMA And Install Traffic Signal And Lighting.
ESTIMATE $2,130,000
WORKING DAYS

390

ADVERTISE DATE 04/23/2012
BID OPENING 05/18/2012 05/31/2012
LAST POSTING
05/30/2012@ 11:00

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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BIDDER'S INQUIRY SUBMITTAL FORM


Inquiry No.
Inquiry

   1

  Q:04/27/12
R:05/11/12

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= Notice to Bidders

Question = In the Notice to Bidders it says that for this project the bids will be received in Sacramento, typically when projects are located in the San Diego Area the bids are received in Irvine. Is it possible to change the location back to Irvine?
  • Please refer to addendum #1

  2

  Q:05/07/12
R:05/11/12

R:05/21/12

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= LEADED DIRT: SECTION 10-1.29 says the leaded dirt does not require disposal at a permitted landfill. SECTION10-1.32 says the leaded dirt must be transported to a CLASS I disposal site.

Question = Please clarify the quoted sections of the contract documents.
  • Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed. Thank you for your patience.
  • Please refer to addendum #2

  3

  Q:05/07/12
R:05/11/12

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= SECTION 10-1.14 provides for the contractor supplying scheduling software for the use of the RE. Other current projects are eliminating that provision by addendum. (see contract 11-2M5504)

Question = Please clarify the State's position on supply of software
  • Please refer to addendum #1

  4

  Q:05/09/12
R:05/11/12

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= The NOTICE TO BIDDERS states that the department will receive bids on this contract until 10:00am on Friday, May 18, 2012, in SACRAMENTO

Question = There are seven contract bids scheduled to be received on Friday, May 18, 2012, three are to be received in Irvine, and four are to be received in Sacramento. What is the rationale, in this age of energy conservation and carbon footprint awareness, of requiring several dozen contractor representatives to travel to Sacramento with their bids, when the department is scheduled to have a bid opening staff receiving bids in Irvine on the same day? Also, there are nine bids being received in Irvine on Thursday, May 17, 2012 as well, so obviously there will be a full strength bid opening staff in southern California on that Thursday and Friday. If the department persists in maintaining the Friday bid opening for a few contracts, please consider changing the time of day for the bid opening to the usual and customary 2:00pm time. The 10:00am opening exacerbates the travel problem as it is not possible to travel by commercial airline from southern California to Sacramento sufficiently early to be assured of a timely submittal of a bid at 10:00am, thereby adding an overnight stay to the already onerous travel burden being placed on the bidders.

  • Please refer to addendum #1

  5

  Q:05/10/12
R:05/11/12

R:05/21/12


Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= ITEM 45, ROADWAY EXCAVATION (TYPE J) (AERIALLY DEPOSITED LEAD) is not described anywhere that we can find in the Special Provisions, nor anywhere else in Caltrans lore.

Question = Is the Road Exc (Type J) the material described in Section 10-1.29,"EXISTING HIGHWAY FACILITIES", subparagraph, "EARTH MATERIAL CONTAINING LEAD"?

  • Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed. Thank you for your patience.
  • Please refer to addendum #2

 

  6

  Q:05/23/12
R:05/25/12

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= ITEM 45 ROADWAY EXCAVATION (TYPE J)(AERIALLY DEPOSITED LEAD) per addendum 2 , ITEM 45 ROADWAY EXCAVATION (TYPE J) (no comment re lead) per addendum 3


Question = What is the significance of removing the words (AERIALLY DEPOSITED LEAD) from the description of Item 45 Roadway Excavation?

  • With addendum #3, the bid item description for item 45 was revised to match the measurement and payment clause of the corresponding special provision issued in addendum #2.


  7

  Q:05/29/12
R:05/29/12

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference= 45. Roadway Excavation Type J


Question = On previous contracts Caltrans has used a Variance to permit contractors to bury non-hazardous lead material on the jobsite within the right of way. Because this material is hard to get rid of as well as expensive, will the opportunity exist to bury it onsite.

  • Roadway Excavation (Type J) shall be disposed of as non-hazardous material off-site. Bid per the current contract documents.


   

 


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