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Q1) Why are continous machines specified limiting this project to be bid with only two contractors and the State is excluding qualified Contractors that can perform the work with truck monted machines? We are a qualified contractor that canexceed the specified 5% DVBE goal as we are a Certified DVBE contractor. Please issue an addendum allowing truck mounted machines.
A1) Submitted for consideration. 28Mar11.