The responses to bidder's inquiries, unless incorporated into a formal addendem 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 availability or use of information provided in the responses to bidder's 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.
Q1) The "General Bidders Instructions/Checklist" states
Bid Proposal. Complete and sign Contract Sheets 230, 231, and 232 and return in the enclosed envelope.
When looking over the bid proposal forms I can only find Contract Sheets 229 and 230. Can you tell me which forms are pages 231 & 232.
A1) The titles of the 3 pages (2 forms) are as follows:
Contract Sheet 230 - Subcontracting Provisions/List
Contract Sheet 231 - Bid Proposal For Unit Bid Items Page 1 of 2 (ADM-1509)
Contract Sheet 232 - Bid Proposal For Unit Bid Items Page 2 of 2 (ADM-1509)
Q2) Why does the general bidders instructons/checklist require three pages be returned as the bid proposal when the bid proposal states it's two pages?
A2) The General Bidders Instructions/Checklist is correct - 3 sheets, pages 230, 231, and 232 must be returned. The file is very large, and often when bidders download the package, the page numbers do not match up with the hard copy file.