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Inquiry #1: What type of fasteners (i.e., steel wire staples, biodegradable stakes, anchor pins, etc.) are to be used with the Type A Rolled Erosion Control Product (Netting)?
Inquiry submitted 07/09/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/11/2013


Response #2:Your typical netting steel wire staple should be fine for this project.

Response posted 07/16/2013




Inquiry #2: In the bidders book, Page 7 for this contract on the bid sheet for the A plus B contract, the price per day for the bid reads "!Syntax Error, +" - please advise the B portion pricing or issue a new bidders sheet page 7.
Inquiry submitted 07/11/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/11/2013


Response #2:See Addendum 2.
Response posted 07/16/2013




Inquiry #3: The contract requires the protection and relocation of Bedrock Mortars. The bedrock mortars could be substantial bedrocks that extend deep into the creek bed and most of the bedrock could be buried. These may require a significant amount of excavation in the creek bed which is prohibited by the permits and specifications. In order for the work to be accomplished it would be best to have the work handled on a force account basis. Will Caltrans change this work to a work at force account and delete the Bedrock Mortar bid item?
Inquiry submitted 07/11/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/16/2013


Response #2:a) Only one of the bedrock mortars (BRMs) extends into the creek bed; the other two are above the creek bed and will need to be relocated. No excavation will be required to relocate the BRMs.

b) No digging in the creek bed will be necessary for the relocation of the BRMs or for the protection of the one that extends into the creek bed. The contractor can place protective measures above the BRM in the creek bed to prevent any damage to it without the need for excavation in the creek bed.

c) Regarding the force account, please bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 07/18/2013




Inquiry #4: Per the Stream Bed Alteration Agreement Section 2.6, a Qualified Biologist is required daily for the CRLF inspections June 1 through Oct 15. Once the work area is isolated with the creek diversion system and the wildlife exclusion fencing installed, will the Biologist still be required daily?
Inquiry submitted 07/15/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/16/2013


Response #2:Once they are installed and are working properly, the biologist would make the determination whether or not he/she needs to be there daily.
Response posted 07/18/2013




Inquiry #5: What are Bedrock Mortars and how do we relocate bedrock?
Inquiry submitted 07/17/2013

Response #1:Bedrock mortars (BRMs) are milling stones used by the Native Americans that once inhabited the area. The 2 BRMs to be relocated are approximately 2.5 feet by 2.0 feet by 1.0 foot in size and 4.5 feet by 3.0 feet by 3.0 feet in size.

Response posted 07/18/2013




Inquiry #6: Referencing Question #4, is the State providing the biologist since there is no bid item for a biologist?
Inquiry submitted 07/18/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/18/2013


Response #2:The State would provide the biologist.
Response posted 07/19/2013




Inquiry #7: The specifications list several submittals (ie: TCDSP and TAPP) for which the contractor is directed to allow 55 days for submittal approval. Given that there are only 180 working days allowed, does CalTrans plan on this work being performed in 2014?
Inquiry submitted 07/19/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/22/2013


Response #2:Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 07/22/2013




Inquiry #8: The project specifications, Section 70-8.01A states:
"Temporary creek diversion system is restricted to the period between June 1 and October 15".

Since this project bids on 24JULY then we would reasonably expect NTP to be issued about mid-August. Per the same specification section referenced above, the submittal of the TCDSP must allow for 55 days for approval. If the approval takes 55 days then it would be approved by about 15OCT; which is when the contractor must remove the TCDSP...

How is the contractor expected to comply with these restrictions if the work is to be performed in 2013?

Inquiry submitted 07/19/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/22/2013


Response #2:Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 07/22/2013




Inquiry #9: A subcontractor quoting the staining submits the following:

Some colors cannot be done with an acid stain
Fed color numbers specified (names were changed to identify color)
10371 Terra Cotta
16350 Dirty Gray – cannot achieve this color
33448 Tan – cannot achieve this color
34031 Black

This specification has a conflict and cannot be bid as written.

Will Caltrans accept an alternate stain material?

Inquiry submitted 07/19/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/22/2013






The information provided in the responses to bidder inquiries is not a waiver of Section 2-1.03, “Examination of Plans, Specifications, Contract, and Site of Work,” 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.