BIDDER'S INQUIRIES & RESPONSES
DISTRICT 11 CONSTRUCTION
CONTRACT NO:  11-248704
ROUTE / KP 11-SD-15-M19.9/M22.7
LOCATION In San Diego County In San Diego From 0.9 km South Of Ammo Road Overcrossing To 0.3 km South Of Pomerado Road Overcrossing.
DESCRIPTION Construct Median Barrier. 
ESTIMATE $ 1,144,000.00
ADVERTISE DATE 04/15/02
BID OPENING 05/09/02
FINAL POSTING 05/08/02    @     17:45       see inquiry submitted 5/9 - no response
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
CROSS SECTIONS
ADDENDUM
 ADDENDUM 1
04/25/02
 
 
 

BIDDER'S INQUIRY SUBMITTAL FORM
 

Inquiry No.
Inquiry
 1
Q:04/22/02
R:05/01/02
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=BID INFO

ARE THERE CROSS-SECTIONS AT MESA BLUEPRINT???

  • Yes, the cross sections are available through Mesa Blueprint or you can download them through the link above. 

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           MESA BLUEPRINT
           5560 Ruffin Road Suite 5
           San Diego, CA 92123
           (858) 541-1500    FAX (858) 278-055
           e-mail to  plot@mesablueprint.com
     

  • Cross sections are also available at our office in Old Town at 2829 Juan Street please call, email or fax our office to ensure that we can have a set available at the Front Information Counter for pick up.
 2
Q:04/29/02
R:05/01/02
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Special Provisions, Page 75, TC Chart #1, Remark #4

States in part, "All contractor and Caltrans personnel, vehicles, and equipment must be able to vacate the HOV Lanes within approximately 20 minutes of being notified by the TMC."
 

1) If the contractor fails to successfully vacate the lanes within the time frame, will the contractor be held accountable pursuant to Section 10-1.13 "Closure Requirements and Conditions" under "Late Reopening of Closures"? 
  • No, the requirement for "..within approximately 20 minutes.." is the goal and it would be expected that if there was a major incident then all attempts would be made to achieve that goal dependent on the current operations at that time. The requirements of Section 10-1.13 LATE REOPENING OF LANE CLOSURES applies to the reopening of closures as per the planned reopening time specified in the Lane Closure Charts as shown in Section 10-1.12. 
2) Will the project be subject to "Temporary Suspension of Work", per Section 8-1.05? 
  • Yes, Section 8-1.05 shall apply if the TMC gave notice to vacate the HOV Lanes and any determination of time and / or compensation due the contractor shall be in accordance with the requirements of Section 8-1.05 TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF WORK and Section 8-1.06 TIME OF COMPLETION. 
3) Will the Department deduct $6,600.00 as specified for each 10- minute interval or fraction thereof?
  • No. 
3
Q:04/29/02
R:05/02/02
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Special Provisions, Page 86, Section 10-1.26 "Asphalt Concrete"

Please clarify the second paragraph, which states in part, "Full compensation for concrete backfill shall be considered as included in the contract price paid per tonne for asphalt concrete..."

  • The cost of the "concrete backfill" as defined on plan sheet CONSTRUCTION DETAILS C-5 (20 of 29) and the Section 10-1.26 of the Special Provisions shall be comp'd into the total cost of AC per tonne. If there are any changes in the requirements of the material as specified to be placed in the "concrete backfill" area then compensation if necessary will be made in accordance with Section 4-1.03 of the Standard Specifications. 
4
Q:05/08/02
R:05/08/02
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Notice to Contractors and prebid inquiries at this web site.

Has the bid date been postponed until 5/16/02 as indicated on this website?

  • No, the bid date is tomorrow 05/09/02 not as previously shown above.
5
Q:05/08/02
R:05/08/02
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Contract Item #4, special provisions section 10-1.01, 10-1.06 and 10-1.12 chart #4.

Please confirm that your intent is to require all access for construction operations from NB 15 to be performed during night time operations with a closed NB #1 lane, per chart #4, regardless of weather conditions.

  • Correct, in accordance with Sections 10-1.01 "Prior to the start of construction, the contractor shall install all temporary construction entrances.", 10-1.06 paragraph 9 "Lane number 1 on Route 15 northbound shall be closed when temporary construction entrance is to be used." and 10-1.12 Chart #4 as shown on page 77 of the Special Provisions the requirements state that the only time vehicles/ equipement are allowed to ingress/ egress from I-15 NB is per Chart # 4 which is a requirement regardless of weather conditions per Section 10-1.02. 

6
Q:05/09/02
R:05/09/02

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=

We believe that Section 5-1.04 Public Safety takes precedence over methods of construction for asphalt paving on Page 84 of the Special Provisions. Under Cold Plane AC it states " The Contractor shall schedule paving operations so that planed areas are paved with asphalt concrete within the same work shift". Section 5-1.04 has been defined and implemented in all districts for many years. Please confirm our interpretation.

  • Inquiry submitted after deadline. 
 
 
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