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Inquiry #1: There is no bid item for structure excavation. Based on the cross sections shown on DD-1 it appears that the new Arch Culvert Invert Slab is lower than the existing slab. Can you please provide a bid item and quantity for the anticipated struture excavation? Thank you
Inquiry submitted 04/05/2013

Response #1:4/5/13: Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed. Thank you for your patience.
Response posted 04/05/2013

Response #2: 4/11/13: Please refer to the 3rd paragraph in Section 19-3.08 of the 2006 Standard Specifications:

" The quantities of structure excavation, structure backfill and culvert beddings required for the installation of culverts will not be paid for as separate items. Full compensation for structure excavation, structure backfill and culvert beddings for culvert installations shall be considered as included in the contract prices paid per linear foot for pipe culverts or per cubic yard for the concrete involved in constructing reinforced concrete box and arch culverts, whichever applies."

Response posted 04/11/2013

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.