California Department of Transportation
 

Contract 10-1G670(10A1895)

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Inquiry 1.) Typically projects of this nature have an extended award period of 90-120 days to submit and approve shop drawings and to procure and fabricate the sign structure. With out this extended period the 50 working days specified for this project is not sufficient to construct the project. Please consider extending the award period or add more working days.

Response 1.) Refer to Addendum No. 1 dated April 18, 2017. Per section 8-1.02A of the Special Provisions, the contractor has to… Before or at the preconstruction conference, submit a progress schedule on a form of your choice. On the schedule, show the order in which you propose to carry out the work, the start dates of the several salient features of the work (including procurement of materials, plant, and equipment), and the contemplated dates for completing those salient features.

Inquiry 2.)Can you please provide a soils report and/or drill logs for the concrete pile foundation?

Response 2.) Refer to Addendum No. 1 dated April 18, 2017.

Inquiry 3.) To what depth does the existing sign foundation have to be removed to?

Response 3.) Refer to Addendum No. 1 dated April 18, 2017.

Inquiry 4.) The quantity chart on plan sheet 3 shows 87.5 LF of guardrail removal, however there is not bid item for this work. How is it to be paid for?

Response 4.) Refer to Addendum No. 1 dated April 18, 2017.

Inquiry 5.)BID ITEMS #15, 16, & 18 DO NOT MATCH QUANTITIES AND/OR DESCRIPTIONS GIVEN IN THE QUANTITY CHART. WHAT ARE THE CORRECT DESCRIPTIONS AND QUANTITIES?

Response 5.)Refer to Addendum No. 1 dated April 18, 2017.

Inquiry 6.)THERE IS A TWO-POST ROADSIDE SIGN AT THIS LOCATION. THERE IS NO BID ITEM FOR ITS REMOVAL.

Response 6.) Sign to be removed prior to construction.

Inquiry 7.)We submitted bidder's questions last week that have not been posted or answered. When can we expect them to be answered?

Response 7.) Inquires and responses posted 18April 2017.

Inquiry 8.)Is a walkway required on the overhead sign structure truss on Sheet 5? It is unclear if one is required because of the use of Type XI sheeting..

Response 8.) No walkway is required.

Inquiry 9.)Please review the pay weight of the overhead sign structure truss. 11,520 is very low for a Type VIII truss, especially if a walkway is required.

Response 9.) Refer to Addendum No. 1 dated April 18, 2017.

Inquiry 10.)What is the daily Liquidated Damages on this project?

Response 10.) The daily Liquidated Damages on this project are shown on Section 8-1.10 "Liquidated Damages" p.110 of the standard Specifications.

Inquiry 11.)I presume "Remove Foundation" actually means abandon at 3', correct?

Response 11.) Refer to Addendum No. 1 dated April 18, 2017.

Inquiry 12.)Are there logs of test bores or geo findings showing sub grade soil conditions (water table, soil type, etc)

Response 12.) Refer to Addendum No. 1 dated April 18, 2017.

Inquiry 13.)The plans don't specify if the RSP for CIDH reinforcmetnt is pre or post July 15, 2015. Which is it?

Response 13.) Post July 15, 2015.

Inquiry 14.)ADDENDUM #1 REVISED THE OVERHEAD SIGN STRUCTURE QUANTITY CHART IN THE PLANS.  ITEMS #9 & 10, FURNISH & INSTALL SS-TRUSS, WERE REVISED UP TO 12,512 LBS., BUT THE BID ITEMS WERE NOT CHANGED.  WHAT IS THE CORRECT WEIGHT?

Response 14.) Refer to Addendum No. 2 dated April 26, 2017.

Inquiry 15.)ADDENDUM #1 REVISED THE OVERHEAD SIGN STRUCTURE QUANTITY CHART IN THE PLANS. BID ITEM #11, 60inch CIDH, WAS REVISED FROM 25LF TO 22LF, BUT THE BID ITEM WAS UNCHANGED. WHAT IS THE CORRECT LENGTH?

Response 15.) Refer to Addendum No. 2 dated April 26, 2017.