BIDDER'S INQUIRIES & RESPONSES
DISTRICT 11 CONSTRUCTION
CONTRACT NO:  11-237954
ROUTE / KP 11-SD-8-Various
LOCATION In San Diego County In San Diego At Various Locations.
DESCRIPTION Install Changeable Message Signs.
ESTIMATE $ 775,000.00
ADVERTISE DATE 11/12/02
BID OPENING 12/12/02         12/19/02 
FINAL POSTING 12/18/02    @      15:00

BID RESULTS
  1 
TDS ENGINEERING $ 602,871.00
2
CORAL CORPORATION  OF OREGON $ 763,280.00
3
MODERN ALLOYS INC. $ 769,725.00

The Caltrans District 11 Office is located at 2829 Juan Street, San Diego, CA 92110. The mailing address is P.O. Box 85406, San Diego, CA 92186-5406. 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 Wednesday prior to the bid opening.
INFORMATION AVAILABLE
 
 BID ITEMS
 SPECIALS
 PLANS
 PLANHOLDERS
ADDENDUM

 ADDENDUM NO.1
12/12/02
 
 
 

BIDDER'S INQUIRY SUBMITTAL FORM
 

Inquiry No.
Inquiry
 1
Q:12/09/02
R:12/12/02
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=SPECIAL PROVISIONS SECT 10-1.06

SPECIAL PROVISION, INCLUDING MEASUREMENT AND PAYMENT INDICATE A CONTRACT PAY ITEM FOR THIS WORK. ITEMS 1 THRU 39 DON'T HAVE AN ITEM FOR " TEMPORARY CONSTR. ENTRANCE PLATE"

  • SEE ADDENDUM NO. 1, delete section 10-1.06.
 2
Q:12/09/02
R:12/12/02
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=SPECIAL PROVISIONS SECT 10-1.06

DO CONTRACT  ITEMS 16 AND 17 INCLUDE THE EXCVATION AND DISPOSAL OF MATERIALS INVOLVED IN TEMP CONSTRUCTION ENTRANCE PLATES?
 

  • SEE ADDENDUM NO. 1, since there is no need for construction entrance plates.
3
Q:12/09/02
R:12/12/02
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=SPECIAL PROVISIONS SECT 8-1.03

REF 8-1.03- IMPOSSIBLE TO ORDER STATE FURN. SIGN PANEL 120 DAYS AHEAD ON A 50 WORK DAY JOB. PLEASE CLARIFY.

  • SEE ADDENDUM NO. 1, 120 day delay added  and 30 additional working days.
4
Q:12/09/02
R:12/12/02
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=SPECIAL PROVISIONS SECT 10-1.01

REF. 10-1.01,PARAGRAPHS 3, 4 AND 5 APPEAR TO NOT APPLY TO THIS CONTRACT. PLEASE CLARIFY.

  • SEE ADDENDUM NO. 1, deleted since they do not apply.
5
Q:12/09/02
R:12/12/02
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=PLAN SHEETS 4,17 THRU 27 AND28 THRU 34;SPECIAL PROVISION SECTION10-1.13

NEW CMS SIGN AT LOC # 2 APPEARS TO REQUIRE A TWO LEG TRUSS AND MULTIPLE LAMINATED SIGN PANELS.  THE REFRENCE NOTES ON PLAN SHEET 4 DON'T CORRESPOND TO DETAILS ON PLAN SHEETS S1 TO S 11. NO INFORMATION IS CLEARLY PROVIDED TO DEFINE SCOPE AND PAYMENT FOR OTHER SIGN PANEL WORK REQUIRED AT THIS LOCATION. PLEASE CLARIFY  THE INTENDED TWO LEG SIGN STRUCURE WORK REQUIREMENTS. 

  • SEE ADDENDUM NO. 1.
 6
Q:12/09/02
R:12/16/02
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=SPECIAL PROVISION SECTION10-1.13

THE WORK REQUIRED AT CMS LOC #2, INCLUDING REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT OF SIGN TRUSS REQUIRES FULL FREEWAY CLOSURE. SECTION 10-1.13 DOESNT PROVIDE FULL FWY CLOSURE TIME OR DETOUR REQUIREMENTS. PLEASE PROVIDE A CHART AND DETAILS.

  • A Traffic Closure Chart for the necessary time based on the traffic volumes and a detour plan will be provided for a full freeway closure at Loaction 2 for removal and placement of the overhead sign structure in accordance with Section 4-1.03 of the Standard Specifications. 
7
Q:12/12/02
R:12/12/02
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=BID DATE , POSTPONMENT.

PLEASE CONFIRM THE BID DATE IS POSTPONED, AT LEAST TILL 12/19/02, AS PER THE POSTING AT YOUR WEB SITE FOR PRE BID INQUIRIES FOR THIS CONTRACT.

  • Yes, bid opening is postponed and Sacramento is trying to get the addendum issued today.
8
Q:12/16/02
R:12/16/02
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=ITEMS, 15,34; PLAN SHEETS 2,4,7 AND 8.;ADDENDUM NO. 1

AS REQUIRED BY SECTION 2-1.03, DURING OUR PRE BID JOBSITE EXAMINATION AT LOCATION # 2, THE EXISTING CONDITIONS ARE SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFRENT FROM THE CROSS SECTIONS SHOWN FOR LOCATION 2, STA 67+04 TO 67+75. REQUEST THE FOLLOWING BE CLARIFIED BEFORE BID, VIA ADDENDUM , TO ALL PLAN HOLDERS:

 a- PROVIDE ACCURATE CROSS SECTION THAT SHOWS EXISTING TYPE 50 C ( NOT TYPE 50R) BARRIER , WITH APPROX. PVMNT ELEVATION DIFFERENTIAL OF300MM.

 b- PROVIDE CONSTRUCTION DETAIL, INCLUDING REQUIRED TRANSITION LENGTH, FOR NEW TYPE 60E TO EXISTING TYP 50 C CONC. BARRIER.

  • For bidding purposes use the details shown in the plans, any differences will corrected by contract change order in accordance with Section 4-1.03 of the Standard Specifications. 
9
Q:12/16/02
R:12/16/02
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=ITEMS, 15,34; PLAN SHEETS 2,4,7 AND 8.;ADDENDUM NO. 1

BY ADDENDUM NO. 1, BID ITEM 17 IS MATERIAL, NOT TO BE TRANSPORTED OFF THE PROJECT LIMITS, AND .." MAY BE NECESSARY TO STOCKPILE... FOR SUBSEQUENT STAGES.. OR HANDLE MATERIAL MORE THAN ONCE". REQUEST THAT FURTHER INFORMATION BE PROVIDED TO ALL BIDDERS, VIA ADDENDUM, THAT IDENTIFIES WHERE THE DEPARTMENT REQUIRES THIS EXCESS TYPE Y MATERIAL TO ULTIMATELY BE DEPOSITED ON THIS PROJECT. 

  • The material shall remain within the project limits per the VARIANCE, by contract change order the location and requirements shall be provided in accordance with Section 4-1.03 of the Standard Specifications.
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