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Q1) The Legend on the Plant List, PL-1, Sheet 5, calls for 6" depth for the mulch areas. The Bid Item List of the Special Provisions on page 3, Item 13, has an amount of 17,400 CY of mulch. However, using the areas shown on the planting plans, PP-1 to PP-15, sheet 6 to 20, I came up with a much higher quantity of 17,400 CY of mulch shown in Bid Item 13. Should the Bid Item 13 be increased to a much bigger quantity?
A1) No, submit a bid based on the pipe quantities shown in the Bid Item List. 11Mar10
Q2) The Plastic Pipe, Bid Items 18 to 23, of the Special Provisions, page 3, are final pay quantities. The total pipe quantity for items 18 to 23 total to 55,423 LF of pipe. My quantity take off, however, I came up with a much higher quantity. Should the pipe quantity be increased to at least 61,000 LF of total pipe since the above items are final pay quantities?
A2) No, bid as shown on plans. The total pipe quantity shown on the plans is correct. 11Mar10