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Q1) We respectfully request a postponement to the bid date, because this project is not yet listed on the Advertised Projects list on the Caltrans website.
A1) This project is listed on the Office Engineer's Advertised Projects (Projects for Bid) page, under the "Emergency, Informal, and Toll Bridge Projects" link: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/esc/oe/weekly_ads/inf_em_seismic.php. This is an informal-bid project. Note that the bid date has been changed from May 8, 2009 to May 22, 2009, by Addendum No. 1, issued May 7, 2009.