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Inquiry #1: There is work depicted to install fiber optic or other in and through the manholes in the middle of the freeway. Please confirm all manholes are within the median freeway shoulders and are not within the rail right of way.
Inquiry submitted 08/15/2017

Response #1:Bid per plans. Manholes are in the railroad right of way.
Response posted 08/16/2017




Inquiry #2: REFER TO PAGE 90 OD THE SP'S AS IT REFERENCES 87-21.02B(2). I CANNOT FIND THAT SECTION IN THE RSS. PLEASE CLARIFY.
Inquiry submitted 08/17/2017

Response #1:Bid per specifications.
Response posted 08/17/2017




Inquiry #3: REFER TO SECTION 87-21.03B(2)OF THE RSS. THE SPEC ALLOWS THE INTERRUPTION OF THE TMS'S FOR A SMALL PERIOD OF TIME. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PERFORM THE STAGED WORK WITH THOSE RESTRICTIVE TIME FRAMES AND THE TYPE OF WORK THAT IS REQUIRED. PLEASE CLARIFY IF THE CALTRANS WILL REQUIRE TEMPORARY FACILITIES OR WILL IT MODIFY THE TIME INTERRUPTION PERIODS. IF TEMPORARY IS REQUIRED, PLEASE PROVIDE DETAILS.
Inquiry submitted 08/17/2017

Response #1:Temporary communication is not required in this project. Communication to the field elements will be down, build per specifications.
Response posted 08/17/2017




Inquiry #4: THE SPECIFICATIONS AND PLANS REQUIRE THE CONTRACTOR TO INSTALL EQUIPMENT THAT WILL BE COMPATIBLE WITH THE EXISTING FIBER EQUIPMENT. PLEASE PROVIDE THE EQUIPMENT MODELS AND MANUFACTURERS IN ORDER TO PROPERLY BID THE PROJECT.
Inquiry submitted 08/17/2017

Response #1:Please Bid per Contract Plans and Specifications.
Response posted 08/17/2017




Inquiry #5:
The agency response #1 directs bidders to bid per plans and confirms the existence of Manholes that are in the railroad right of way.

METRO requires contractors that will be performing any work in their right away special permits, weekly meetings, training, etc.
None of the above requirements are identified in the special provisions or drawings, if applicable... what is the contractor responsible for and how does the agency intend to compensate the contractor for all the additional cost incurred by the unknown requirements?




Inquiry submitted 08/28/2017

Response #1:Please Bid Per Contract Plans and Specifications.
Response posted 08/28/2017






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.