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) What is the Goal?
A1) 5% per the "Notice to Bidders" on Sheet 1 of the contract. 6May11.
Q2) What are the Good Faith Requirements?
A2) Bidders are reminded that good faith efforts do not apply to these contracts. Bidders are cautioned to use certified DVBE firms performing commercially-useful functions on the contract in order to receive credit towards the DVBE goals or incentives. 6May11.
Q3) What if the Goal is not met?
A3) Bidder must meet goal to be considered responsive. 6May11.