California Department of Transportation
 

Contract 10-1E9504(10A1852)

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Inquiry 1.): On sheet L-1 along the back and sides of the yard, it says the existing chain link fence is to be preserved in-place. Is the New Wrought iron fence to be installed on the inside or the out side of the existing chain link fence that is to be preserved in place?

Response 1.) Refer to Addendum No. 2 dated December 29, 2016. 03Jan2017

Inquiry 2.) Section 80-4.03B coatings it states that the finish color must be Ensor green under ASTN designation: F934. On Sheet 3  C-1 under NOTES #5 it says all Materials will be powder coated semi-gloss black (pre-galvanized fence).  which color is the wrought iron fence to be and please give a RAL number for the color?

Response 2.) According to Section 5-1.02 of the 2015 Standard Specifications, the Special Provisions govern over the project plans. Use Ensor Green under ASTM designation: F934. 22Dec2016

 Inquiry 3.)The existing chain link fence has automation at the gates. Does the new Wrought Iron fence gates have any new Automation or is the existing automation to be re-used. Please clarify. No mention of what to do with the existing automation. Please clarify?

Response 3.)Please bid per plans and specs. Please review the following under  Spec 80-11.02 Materials
(Second Last Paragraph) “Existing automated system….” 27Dec2016

Inquiry 4.): On sheet C-1 the Construction Details for the Top and Bottom fence/gate rail detail, it says to weld all edges to the top and bottom rails. This is also mentioned in the special Provision under 80.4.02A to weld the full perimeter of the pickets. We would like to know if the industry standard of welding the pickets at the top and bottom of rails would be acceptable in place of the top, bottom and sides of the pickets. To weld all around the pickets where they touch the rails would increase the cost of the fence panels considerably. Would it be acceptable to make the panels with the standard welds at the top and bottom of the pickets at the rails?

Response 4.) Please bid per current contract documents. 22Dec2016

Inquiry 5.)Are we required to pay for any permits on this project?

Response 5.) If permits are required, the contractor is responsible to comply per Standard Specifications 5-1.20B. The Department does not anticipate any permit fees for this project. 22Dec2016

Inquiry 6.)Drawing 1 mentions pre-gal but the written specs calls out wall thickness that is not avail in pre-gal. Also written call out for 3/16 wall thickness on pickets, drawing calls out for 14 ga for pickets. What is correct? I posted these questions on the 20th and they still haven't been answered.

Response 6.) Refer to Addendum No. 2 dated December 29, 2016. 03Jan2017

Inquiry 7.)Are these items subject to  6-1.04 Buy American?

Response 7.) Yes, per Standard Specification 2015 Section 6-1.04A Steel and Iron Materials (page 63) 27Dec2016

Inquiry 8.)The existing fence line has irrigation pipe running along the top of the fence as top rail and some of it is hidden within the existing top rail. Who will be responsible for removing and replacing the existing irrigation pipe on the chain link fence?

Response 8.) Refer to Addendum No. 2 dated December 29, 2016. 03Jan2017

Inquiry 9.)Who is responsible for removing and replacing the existing sprinklers at the chain link fences?

Response 9.) Refer to Addendum No. 2 dated December 29, 2016. 03Jan2017

Inquiry 10.)Sheet L-1 shows existing chain link fence remaining in place. Will the new ornamental iron fence be installed in front of the existing chain link fence.

Response 10.) It is wrought iron fence, not ornamental iron fence. This inquiry is similar to Inquiry # 1. New Wrought Iron Fence to be installed on the inside of the existing chain link fence, within the premises of Maintenance Station as indicated on Plan Sheet L-1. 29Dec2016

Inquiry 11.)Sheet U-1 provides potholing information and mentions hand digging. Are all posts required to be hand dug or only areas within utilities?

Response 11.) Posts near existing utilities need to be hand dug. 29Dec2016

Inquiry 12.)Can we cut the existing chain link fence posts at grade or will we be required to pull the existing footings?

Response 12.) Per Plan Sheet L-1, all footings must be removed and replaced. Bid per current contract documents. 29Dec2016

Inquiry 13.)The detail for the 54x27; wide gate on C-2 shows a single slide gate. The existing chain link gate is a double slide gate (2 - 27x27;+/- leafs)and the existing gate automation is set up for a double slide gate. Will the new 54x27; wrought iron gate be a single slide as shown on the plans or a double slide to match the existing set up?

Response 13.) Refer to Addendum No. 2 dated December 29, 2016. 03Jan2017

Inquiry 14.)The gate details show a 3x3 vertical uprights for the gate frame. There is no mention of gate post sizes. If the gate frame is constructed with 3x3 uprights, the gate posts should be 6. Please clarify the gate post size.

Response 14.) Refer to Addendum No. 2 dated December 29, 2016. 03Jan2017

Inquiry 15.)The gate details show a safety mesh being attached to the gates. Special Provisions, section 80-11.02 states fabric for gates in a wrought iron fence must comply with chain link fence under section 80-3. Section 80-3 calls for 9-gauge 2 mesh galvanized chain link wire. Industry standard uses expanded metal as safety mesh for ornamental iron fence and gates. I do not believe that the 2 chain link mesh will comply with the UL325 safety requirements for automated gates. Please clarify the type of safety mesh that should be installed on the gates.

Response 15.) Refer to Addendum No. 2 dated December 29, 2016. 03Jan2017

Inquiry 16.)Will panic hardware be required on the ped gates?

Response 16.) Refer to Addendum No. 2 dated December 29, 2016. 03Jan2017

Inquiry 17.)We did not find any information regarding the requirements for the Lead Compliance Plan within the Special Provisions. Will lead training be required?

Response 17.) Refer to Addendum No. 2 dated December 29, 2016. 03Jan2017

Inquiry 18.)On plan sheet 2, Layout plan L-1 in the notes area, notes 6 and 7 state that the wrought iron gates are to have a PED Walk Gate. We believe this can be a safety hazard and would suggest that the PED Gates be independent of the Wrought Iron slide gates. Could this change be incorporated into the project? This would be a more standard and safe way to install the PED gates.

Response 18.) Refer to Addendum No. 2 dated December 29, 2016. 03Jan2017

Inquiry 19.)Addendum 2 incorporated a new bid item for removing the existing irrigation facility but did not provide any additional information regarding the scope of work. Please provide additional information as to what work is to be included in this price.

Response 19.) Refer to 2015 Standard Spec 20-10.02C(4). 03Jan2017

Inquiry 20.)Are the existing irrigation lines live?

Response 20.) Refer to 2015 Standard Spec 20-10.02C(4). 03Jan2017

Inquiry 21.)Is the Contractor responsible for removal only - replacement by others?

Response 21.) Refer to 2015 Standard Spec 20-10.02C(4). 03Jan2017