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Inquiry #1:
How do I obtain the list of attendees from the mandatory prebid meeting held on 7-17-17 for this project?

Inquiry submitted 07/18/2017

Response #1:
Please refer to the following link for the "03-3F5704 Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting 7-17-17 Attendance Log" which has the names of the prime contractors and subcontractors in attendance at the mandatory pre-bid meeting:

Attendance Log
Response posted 07/18/2017


Response #2:
Response posted 07/26/2017




Inquiry #2: What is the maximum additional weight that can be put on each counter weight.

What is the minimum vertical road clearance on the bridge for through traffic?

Inquiry submitted 07/19/2017

Response #1:Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 07/19/2017


Response #2:

1. Your inquiry is being reviewed. Unless an addendum is issued addressing your concern, please bid per the current contract documents.

2. The minimum vertical clearance can’t be reduced at all when the bridge is open to traffic. The painting work over and around the roadway is to be completed in each work shift and the roadway must be fully open for traffic at the end of the work shift.
Response posted 07/21/2017




Inquiry #3: When the lift span is moving up and down can the work crew stay on or around the towers, on area's not related to active face?

What is the maximum wind load that can be applied to the lift towers?

There are areas on the bridge where a complete containment system, a system that meets the written specifications, cannot be installed due to shortened work times or unplanned interruptions(example the outer face of the tower where the lift span travels up and down). Will Caltrans allow a hand wash/hand clean in lieu of the specified steam clean, pressure wash, and or spot blast followed by the application of the specified PWB system?

Inquiry submitted 07/20/2017

Response #1:Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 07/20/2017


Response #2:
1. When the lift span is moving up and down the work crew can stay on or around the towers as long as their safety is not in jeopardy or they are not near the moving members of the bridge. The work crews must be clear of the moving members.

2. The original As-Built plans have a TOWER STRESS SHEET that indicates the wind loads. The Contractor may request the original As-Built plans under section 2-1.06B of the Standard Specifications.

3. Hand washing and hand cleaning will be allowed where necessary but containment must be provided. All cleaning debris and materials must be properly contained and disposed of.

Response posted 07/21/2017




Inquiry #4: In the special provisions Caltrans should two different labor rates. How will Caltrans labor enforcement handle this, we may be working on both sides of the bridge during a single shift.
Inquiry submitted 07/21/2017

Response #1:Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 07/21/2017


Response #2:
Your attention is directed to the "NOTICE TO BIDDERS" which states in part:

Prevailing wages are required on this Contract. The Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations determines the general prevailing wage rates. Obtain the wage rates at the DIR website, http://www.dir.ca.gov, or from the Department's Labor Compliance Office of the district in which the work is located.

The federal minimum wage rates for this Contract as determined by the United States Secretary of Labor are available at http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/esc/oe/federal-wages.

If the minimum wage rates as determined by the United States Secretary of Labor differs from the general prevailing wage rates determined by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations for similar classifications of labor, the Contractor and subcontractors must not pay less than the higher wage rate. The Department does not accept lower State wage rates not specifically included in the federal minimum wage determinations. This includes helper, or other classifications based on hours of experience, or any other classification not appearing in the federal wage determinations. Where federal wage determinations do not contain the State wage rate determination otherwise available for use by the Contractor and subcontractors, the Contractor and subcontractors must not pay less than the federal minimum wage rate that most closely approximates the duties of the employees in question.


The wage rates are determined by the Department of Industrial Relations based on the classification of work being performed along with the county that the work is being performed in. Caltrans will enforce the wages required per classification of work being performed and the county the work is performed in.

Response posted 07/25/2017




Inquiry #5: In Inquiry #3 Response # 2 part 3 Caltrans uses the word “containment”. Is “containment” meant to be defined as per the special provisions on page # 18 59-2.01C(2)(a) “The containment must be ventilated containment system” or is the Caltrans response just requiring the contractor to contain/collect loose debris and water, without ventilation.
Inquiry submitted 07/24/2017

Response #1:Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 07/24/2017


Response #2:
In Inquiry #3 Response #2 part 3, the word “containment” means to contain/collect loose debris and water, without ventilation.
Response posted 07/26/2017






The information provided in the responses to bidder inquiries is not a waiver of Section 2-1.07, “JOB SITE AND DOCUMENT EXAMINATION” of the Standard Specifications or any other provision of the contract, nor to excuse the contractor from full compliance with the contract. Bidders are cautioned that subsequent responses or contract addenda may change a previous response.