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Q1) Bid items 9 & 10 on page 75 of the Bid Proposal appear to be inadvertent repeats of bid items 7 & 8. Per the Drainage Quantity table on sheet 3 of the plans, there is only 176 LF of Cleaning, Inspecting and Preparing Host Pipe and only 176 LF of 18" Cured In Place Pipe Liner on the contract. Please either delete bid items 9 & 10 from the Bid Proposal or provide additional drawing information showing the other 180 LF of pipe to be cleaned, inspected and lined on this contract.
A1) Submitted for consideration. 12Apr10.
Q2) What portion of the project is the Lead Compliance Plan intended to address? Per Section 10-1.16, the Lead Compliance Plan is included for handling earth material containing lead and instructs the contractor to reuse all excavated earth material within the project limits. However, there is no excavation specified to be performed on this contract and none of the items included in the scope of work will require excavation. Please either delete Bid Item 6 for the Lead Compliance Plan from the Bid Proposal or provide information indicating what portion of the contract requires the Lead Compliance Plan.
A2) This project involves limited soil excavation from the culverts and the ditches at the ends of the culverts for site preparation, as well as for installation of the stationary construction area signs. The Lead Compliance Plan should address that soil disturbance. 13Apr10.