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Inquiry #1: On Sheet No. 379 and several sheets of the structure plans it calls out for the CMU aesthetics to be Slump Block. On sheet #379 it specifically calls out that the material to be slump stone, 8" x 8" x 16". But what the designer failed to check on was that slump stone does not come in the size noted in the plans. The correct size is 8" wide x 6" high x 16" long, and this dimension exactly matches what's in existing vicinity.

Another problem is that this also affects all the "H" heights of the current sound plans and sound walls on structure. Because slump block is based on a 6" modular, while standard CMU is based on a 8" modular. So that means every height that has a 8" modular height, such as SW-1, on sheet # 366 will have to be adjusted up or down to a 6" size. An example of this would be H = 14'=0" or H = 14'-6". And in-turn all the Engineers Quantities in the plans and the special provisions will also need to be adjusted since this item is based on Final pay.

Since this is early I assume an addendum will be issued in the near future to correct these problems. Thank you.

Inquiry submitted 08/13/2013

Response #1:Please bid as per current Contract Bid Documents.
Response posted 08/13/2013




Inquiry #2: Please consider adding to Section 9-1.16C Items eligible for progress payment even if they are not incorporated into the work: Pavement reinforcement, tie bars, tie bar baskets, dowel bars, dowel bar baskets. This reduces risk on the contractor and allows them to bid more competitively
Inquiry submitted 08/21/2013

Response #1:We can add the items in section 9-1.16C.
Response posted 08/22/2013




Inquiry #3: In addition to Inquiry #1, regarding the CMU sound wall. The "H" should also include the masonry cap which is 8" wide, 2" thick and 16" long. Currently the "H" in section drawings does not go to the top of the sound wall and does not include the CMU cap. The final pay quantities should include this additional 2" or (.17 ft.)height.
Inquiry submitted 08/21/2013

Response #1:Unless an addendum is issued addressing your concern, please bid per the current contract bid documents.
Response posted 08/22/2013




Inquiry #4: On project plan sheets 369 thru 371 through for Sound wall No. 101, there additional elevations that are required. Those sheets show a transparent panel on top of high strength masonry wall. Though there are top of pilecap elevations shown, there are "NO" top of CMU wall elevations to make a proper take-off of the CMU area, especially where the footing steps up or down. The section to the right only mentions that the CMU walls are to be 4' min. Please provide additional information.

Also, where in the plans or special provisions does it provide additional details and blown up section views of how this transparent soundwall panel is to be in-beded within the CMU cavity? How is it mounted and held in place and by what means. Please provide additional information.

Thank you.

Inquiry submitted 08/21/2013

Response #1:1) Please bid per current Contract Bid Documents 2) The detail is shown on SW-13.
Response posted 08/22/2013




Inquiry #5: Bid item 244, Sheet E-38 Calls out to pull back existing 48 (SMFO 3) to splice vault NB #12 Where is this vault NB 12. No reference on any of the plans. Distance unknown for removing and repulling. Please advise.
Inquiry submitted 09/06/2013

Response #1:It will be Vault NB# 42, not #12.
Response posted 09/09/2013




Inquiry #6: The Acrylite Soundstop as specified in Section 58-5.01A of the Special Provisions guarantees a price through September 30, 2013. It appears that the price should should be held firm for a date that is more aligned with when the Contract would be awarded with one or two weeks beyond that date.
(reference: Special Provisions page 111)

Inquiry submitted 09/09/2013

Response #1:Bid as per the contract document.
Response posted 09/09/2013




Inquiry #7: Contract Drawing Q-10 Summary of Quantities does not show quantities for Line S-3 "SB23 to SB 101 Connector". Please provide.
Inquiry submitted 09/11/2013

Response #1:The earthwork quantity shown for L-11 on Q-10 sheet for Line “A” from 146+50.00 to 159+50.00 includes the earthwork for Line “S-3”too.
Response posted 09/11/2013




Inquiry #8: Contract Drawing Q-10 Summary of Quantities does not show quantities for Line S-3 "SB23 to SB 101 Connector". Please provide.
Inquiry submitted 09/11/2013

Response #1:The earthwork quantity shown for L-11 on Q-10 sheet for Line “A” from 146+50.00 to 159+50.00 includes the earthwork for Line “S-3”too.
Response posted 09/12/2013




Inquiry #9: Aerially Deposited Lead - In some areas the aerially deposited lead is lower than the required cut section, and in some instances in fill. Please verify whether over excavation is required to remove the full depth of aerially deposited lead.
Inquiry submitted 09/12/2013

Response #1:The ADL in the areas mentioned below by bidder are required to follow the recommendations per ADL report. These spots must be under at least 1’ of non-hazardous soil and at least 5’ above max historic water table elevation.
Response posted 09/12/2013




Inquiry #10: Please confirm that Bid Item 145 - Seal Pavement Joint is for the transverse JPCP joints and Bid Item 147 Seal Longitudinal Joint is for the longitudinal joints.
Inquiry submitted 09/16/2013

Response #1:Yes, this is correct. The item 145 - Seal Pavement Joint is for the transverse JPCP joints and Item 147 Seal Longitudinal Joint is for the longitudinal joints.
Response posted 09/16/2013




Inquiry #11: Please confirm that Bid Item 145 - Seal Pavement Joint is for the transverse JPCP joints and Bid Item 147 Seal Longitudinal Joint is for the longitudinal joints.
Inquiry submitted 09/16/2013

Response #1:Yes, this is correct. The item 145 - Seal Pavement Joint is for the transverse JPCP joints and Item 147 Seal Longitudinal Joint is for the longitudinal joints.
Response posted 09/16/2013




Inquiry #12: Contract drawing Q-19 sheet 353 shows 705.2 cubic yards of import borrow at “A” 97+67.17 to “A” 107+50 and 352.6 cubic yards of import borrow at “A” 107+50 to 120+50. This job appears to be a dirt export project, and import of additional material for embankment is not needed. Please verify the purpose and type of material required for the import borrow.
Inquiry submitted 09/17/2013

Response #1:In your question it will be sheet Q-10, not Q-19.
On Q-10 sheet, these locations are showed as imported borrow to ensure that the soil in this area is replaced accordingly for sub-grade remediation. On G-7 and G-8, the plans indicate the requirements of sub-grade remediation.

Response posted 09/17/2013




Inquiry #13: In reference to Inquiry #1, since no addendum will be issued for my inquiry. Can the state provide information where 8x8x16 Slumpstone is manufactured and supplied as listed on SW-14 of the contract plans?

Angelus Block Co. and Orco Block do not manufacture 8x8x16 slumpstone. So please provide additional information where this material as documented in the plans is available from. Thank you.


Inquiry submitted 09/17/2013

Response #1:Bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 09/18/2013




Inquiry #14: 1. Please indicate the bid item for payment of removal of Asphalt Concrete (type B).
Inquiry submitted 09/19/2013

Response #1:AC Pavement removal included in Roadway Excavation bid item 76, item code 190101.
Response posted 09/19/2013




Inquiry #15: Please indicate whether roadway excavation Bid Item 76 includes the quantity for removal of Asphalt Concrete and PCC Pavement.
Inquiry submitted 09/19/2013

Response #1:Bid Item 76, item code 190101 includes AC Removal.
Bid Item 55, Item code 150854 is for Remove Concrete Pavement.

Response posted 09/19/2013




Inquiry #16: Sheet 353 Q-10 Under Remove Concrete, there are quantities for removing concrete at the median. However, the typical sections show only asphalt as existing pavement to be removed in the median. Please indicate whether the removal of the asphalt should be paid under Bid Item 55 Remove Concrete Pavement (CY).
Inquiry submitted 09/19/2013

Response #1:YES, paid under Bid Item 55.
Response posted 09/19/2013




Inquiry #17: Please check Pay Item 31 - Treated Wood Waste it looks like the quantities are just for the removed wood steps. What about the removed wood posts and blocks from the MBGR, where is this going to be paid? Thanks
Inquiry submitted 09/20/2013

Response #1:For MBGR removal see bid item 37, item code 150662.
Response posted 09/23/2013




Inquiry #18: Bid item 104 Remote Control Value (Valve?) Actuator indicates quantity of 2, where is this on the drawings or specs? Please clarify.
Inquiry submitted 09/23/2013

Response #1:The section in the specifications about this is on page 77, Section 201-3.02O.
Response posted 09/23/2013




Inquiry #19: Will the Acylic Transparent panels, Item No. #187, be subject to Materials on Hand provisions? Thank you.
Inquiry submitted 09/23/2013

Response #1:NO.
Response posted 09/23/2013




Inquiry #20: We saw bid item #242 for the 3" SCC (Sprinkler Control Conduit )(Bridge) for 140 lf and it located under sheets 425 & 484. Where do we put the pay item for the 3" SCC (Sprinkler Control Conduit) that is NOT in (Bridge)? Please refer to plan sheets 419, 423, and 428 for the location of 3" SCC. Please advise.
Inquiry submitted 09/25/2013

Response #1:Bid as per contract documents.
Response posted 09/25/2013




Inquiry #21: 1. Reference plan sheets 405 thru 415 for Plant Removal. Where is the pay item for this? Is it on bid item 87 Roadside Clearing? Please advise.

2. Where is the limits or areas on the drawings for Maintain Existing Planted Areas (Item 96)? Please advise

3. Where is the limits or areas on the drawings for Maintain Existing Irrigation Facilities (Item 98)? Please advise

4. There is a pay item 99 for Modify Irrigation System, please define the scope of work for this pay item?

5. Where is the pay item for the Extend 2 1/2" Crossover (15')(two locations) as shown on sheet 428 on Moorpark Rd Bridge Crossing?

Inquiry submitted 09/25/2013

Response #1:Bid as per contract documents.
Response posted 09/25/2013




Inquiry #22: 1. Where is the scope of work for Item 39 Remove Irrigation Facility? Please advise.



Inquiry submitted 09/25/2013

Response #1:Bid as per contract documents.
Response posted 09/25/2013




Inquiry #23: Where is clear & grubbing paid for?, no bid item is given
Inquiry submitted 09/25/2013

Response #1:Bid as per contract documents.
Response posted 09/25/2013




Inquiry #24: Section 3 of the Special Provisions states that a Representative must be available at the bid opening to accept the Contract Award. It also states the Award will be made within 60 days. Please clarify the intent of this specification with regard to bid day requirements. Thank you.
Inquiry submitted 09/25/2013

Response #1:Section 3 was deleted per Addendum No.2 issued on 9/25/13.
Response posted 09/25/2013






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