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Inquiry #1: The special provisions state:

"All construction activities of any calendar year, are limited to August 20th through October 15th. Between
August 20th through September 15th, a further restriction applies, such that, work must begin at least two hours after
sunrise and must end two hours before sunset. From October 15th through January 31, other construction activities
that do not include work in waters may occur.
Vegetation removal is limited to a period of September 15th through January 31st."

If all construction activities of any calendar year, are limited to August 20 through October 15, how is the contractor to perform vegetation removal through January?

Will the contractor be allowed to perform prior to August 20, 2013? Yes or no.

Inquiry submitted 10/24/2012

Response #1: 10/25/12: Your inquiry is under review. Please note that due to the current time frame between the inquiry submittal and the bid date, a response may not be provided before the bid opening. If a response is not provided before the bid opening addressing your concern, please bid per the current contract documents. Thank you for your patience.
Response posted 10/25/2012


Response #2: 10/26/12: The contractor can perform vegetation removal through January because the removal falls between the vegetation removal window of September 15 to January 31. Please bid it as you see it.
Response posted 10/26/2012




Inquiry #2: Should the contractor encounter caving conditions during the installation of the deep underdrain placing of the filter fabric as shown at that depth and width would be nearly impossible. Would the State consider eliminating the filter fabric required?
Inquiry submitted 10/25/2012

Response #1:10/25/12: Your inquiry is under review. Please note that due to the current time frame between the inquiry submittal and the bid date, a response may not be provided before the bid opening. If a response is not provided before the bid opening addressing your concern, please bid per the current contract documents. Thank you for your patience.
Response posted 10/25/2012


Response #2:10/26/12: Any proposal not specifically identified in the bid documents will only be considered by the Engineer after contract award.
Response posted 10/26/2012






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.