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Inquiry #1: I want to know whether we can use California landscape/irrigation laborer classification or landscape tenders. They are not listed under the Federal Davis Bacon wages.
Inquiry submitted 06/04/2014

Response #1:Pending
Response posted 06/05/2014


Response #2:
Response posted 06/05/2014


Response #3:The Landscape Irrigation Laborer/Tenders is allowed on federally funded projects only if the federal wage determination applicable to the project specifically includes this classification. Contractors should note that projects that are state and federally funded must pay the higher of the two determinations.
Response posted 06/05/2014




Inquiry #2: Planting sheet ECL-1 shows seed mixes 1 through 4. Please provide clear seed type names, the drawings appear somewhat illegible.
Inquiry submitted 06/12/2014

Response #1:Pending
Response posted 06/13/2014


Response #2:The text style of seed mixes on the original plan sheet ECL-1 was accidently made drop out.
The addendum with new plan sheet ECL-1 shows clear text on the seed mix has been issued. The content of seed mixes remain no change.

Response posted 06/26/2014




Inquiry #3: We cannot find the Specs for Bid Item 86 Class 2 Aggregate Base. what should be the compaction requirement, 90% or 95%? The Specs describe gravel mulch and decomposed granite, but there is no bid item for them.
Inquiry submitted 06/12/2014

Response #1:Pending
Response posted 06/13/2014


Response #2:The compaction rate 95% for Class 2 aggregate base is shown on the standard specification. There is not items for gravel mulch and decomposed granite.
Response posted 06/26/2014




Inquiry #4: Landscape Details Sheet 137 shows root protector and foliage protector. Please let us know where they are supposed to be installed and under what bid items they are supposed to be paid.
Inquiry submitted 06/20/2014

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 06/20/2014


Response #2:There are no bid items for both root protector and foliage protector. No root and foliage protector is specified for installation in this project.


Response posted 06/23/2014




Inquiry #5: Please confirm that the stated prices for the various irrigation controllers, include pricing for the flow sensors as well. Both 21/2" and 3" flow sensors do not show dollar amounts next to each. If not, please provide prices to be included with this bid. (Reference page 23 of the special provisions section 20-2.07B)
Inquiry submitted 06/23/2014

Response #1:The prices of controllers provided by vendor as listed in special provision doesn't include the flowsensors. There is a separated pay item #208442 for flowsensor.
Response posted 06/26/2014




Inquiry #6: Please confirm that the stated fee provided for irrigation water meters is inclusive of taxes.
Inquiry submitted 06/23/2014

Response #1:Yes, it includes taxes
Response posted 06/26/2014




Inquiry #7: Plan Sheet No.3 shows temporary water pollution control quantities, but there is no plan for them. Reference plan sheet PP-1 thru PP-18 do not show the temporary water pollution controls.
Inquiry submitted 06/23/2014

Response #1:Contractor shall bid on the estimated quantities of temporary water pollution control items. The bid item #130300 Prepare Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan will allow contractor to prepare the plans.
Response posted 06/26/2014




Inquiry #8: There is a 6 station master controller MIC(A+B)on Sheet IP-9. Control wires from this master controller extends to Controller A and B on Sheet IP-1 more than 6,000 feet. Please clarify which controllers or valves this MIC (A+B) should control. Also, please clarify what kind of control wires should be used from MIC (A+B) to Controller A and B.
Should this wire be communication cable such as Paige 7171D or regular 12 AWG?

Inquiry submitted 06/24/2014

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 06/24/2014


Response #2:Pending
Response posted 06/25/2014


Response #3:MIC(A+B)doesn't connect to controllers 'A' and 'B'. MIC(A+B) only connect to RCVM MIC(A+B) and Flowsensor MIC(A+B). MIC(A+B) is only to shut off MIC (A+B) in case of high flow caused by mainline leaking. There is no 6000 feet long wire needed.
Response posted 06/26/2014




Inquiry #9: Please confirm that the stated price for irrigation water meters ($50,000) per meter, is inclusive of any applicable taxes.
Inquiry submitted 06/24/2014

Response #1:Please refer to Bidder Inquiry No.6
Response posted 06/25/2014




Inquiry #10: Please confirm that the stated prices for irrigation controllers include prices for the corresponding flow sensors.
Currently there are no prices identified for these items in the special provisions.

Inquiry submitted 06/24/2014

Response #1:Please refer to Bidder Inquiry No.5 There is a separate pay item for flow sensors, Bid Item No.56 "Flow Sensor", item code #208442.
Response posted 06/25/2014




Inquiry #11: Plan Sheet ECL-1 shows compost application rate 270 CY/acre and 1 1/2" depth. The application rate 270 CY/acre should cover 2" depth, not 1 1/2". Only 202 CY/acre should cover 1 1/2". Please clarify this.
Inquiry submitted 06/25/2014

Response #1:Pending
Response posted 06/26/2014


Response #2:Apply 1 1/2" thick layer is acceptable. So 202 CY/acre is correct figure.
Response posted 06/26/2014




Inquiry #12: Landscape Laborer or Tender is not listed under Federal wage classification. Federal wage classification list landscaping under Laborer Group 1. The Federal Laborer Group 1 wage is $45.01 while California Landscape/Irrigation Laborer wage is $44.04. Can we pay Federal Laborer Group 1 $45.01 for landscape laborers or should we pay California Laborer Group 1 $47.18?
Inquiry submitted 06/26/2014

Response #1:Pending
Response posted 06/26/2014


Response #2:If the Landscape Laborer or Tender classification is not included in the Federal determination, then the Contractor may not use that classification. Labor Group 1 classification should be used. This project is both State and Federally funded, therefore the Contractor must compare the State to the Federal determination and pay the higher of the two.
Response posted 06/27/2014




Inquiry #13: Reference bidder inquiry #5.

The questions is, what are the prices for the flow meters shown on special provisions page 23? There are two types of flow sensors to be used for this contract, one brass and the other plastic, please provide the price for each.

Inquiry submitted 06/26/2014

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 06/27/2014


Response #2:Please refer to bid item #56 for both type of sensors.
Response posted 06/30/2014




Inquiry #14: Please provide details for installation of small RSP and RSP (Facing Method B).
Inquiry submitted 06/27/2014

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 06/27/2014


Response #2:The installation progress is stated in the standard specification. The plans has shown the location of small RSP and RSP with SQFT of required fabric and volume of rocks.
Response posted 07/01/2014




Inquiry #15: Please specify the thickness of the rock layer for small rock slope protection desired.
Inquiry submitted 06/27/2014

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 06/27/2014


Response #2:The locations of small rock slope protection, the quantity of Fabric (by SQFT) and volume of rock (by CY) were shown on the plans. Bidder is able to decide the layer.
Response posted 07/01/2014




Inquiry #16: Irrigation Plan IP-6 shows two control wires. One control wire is for RCV E valves. What is the second wires along 6" water line for? This second control wire looks extending all the way to IP-1.
Inquiry submitted 06/27/2014

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 06/27/2014


Response #2:The wire along the 6" water line from IP-4 to IP-6 is not needed.
Response posted 06/27/2014




Inquiry #17: There is Section 20-2.01C(5) Recycled Water Warning Signs in the Special Provisions. Does this project have recycled water?
Inquiry submitted 06/27/2014

Response #1:Pending
Response posted 06/30/2014


Response #2:There is recycled water for this project and it is shown on the IP and IR plan sheets.
Response posted 07/14/2014




Inquiry #18: Your response is not answering the question. What price are we to include for both types of flow sensors required?

Inquiry submitted 06/30/2014

Response #1:Please see revised response to bidder inquiry #5
Response posted 06/30/2014




Inquiry #19: For 4" galvanized steel pipe, there are two separate bid items of Item 51 Supply Line and Item 52 Supply Line on Bridge. However, 2" welded steel pipe conduit has only one Item 79. Are they going to be on bridge or under ground?
Inquiry submitted 07/09/2014

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/10/2014


Response #2:Please bid as you see it.
Response posted 07/15/2014




Inquiry #20: There is no specifications for Item 78 10" corrugated high density polyethylene pipe or its installation method while there is installation method for the welded steel pipe.
Are 10" HDPEs to be installed by trenching or boring?


Inquiry submitted 07/09/2014

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/10/2014


Response #2:Please refer to Section 20-2.08 "IRRIGATION CONDUIT" of the Standard Specs. and Special Provisions Section 20 "Landscape".
Response posted 07/10/2014




Inquiry #21: On Site there is approx. 1' of wood mulch existing, in the Specials or in the line items there is no item for remove existing mulch, does this item fall under Clearing and Grubbing for trenching and any other hardscapes on the project? would the state like to stockpile and reuse the wood mulch?
Inquiry submitted 07/14/2014

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/14/2014


Response #2:Please bid per plan.
Response posted 07/14/2014




Inquiry #22: For Inquiry #21, this response does not answer the questions. What line item does the clearing of the mulch for trenching get paid under or will this be extra work? Bid Per Plans means this will be extra work as clearing and grubbing does not specify clearing for trenching operations.
Please Clarify.....

Inquiry submitted 07/14/2014

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/15/2014


Response #2:Please bid as you see it.
Response posted 07/15/2014




Inquiry #23: For line item #76, 6" Class 315 does not exist. What does the State suggest the Contractor use?
Inquiry submitted 07/14/2014

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/15/2014


Response #2:Please bid as you see it.
Response posted 07/15/2014




Inquiry #24: Will ramp or shoulder closures be required in order to access the sites?
Inquiry submitted 07/14/2014

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/15/2014


Response #2:Please bid as you see it.
Response posted 07/15/2014




Inquiry #25: Please tell us where construction of the HMA overside drain is going to be paid, there are two separate items that correspond to this scope of work. Bid item #87 (4 Tons) Minor Hot Mix Asphalt and item #88 (20 SY) Place Hot Mix Asphalt (Misc. Area)
Inquiry submitted 07/14/2014

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/15/2014


Response #2:Please bid as you see it.
Response posted 07/15/2014






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.