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Q1) My question is in regards to the documents available for download for this project on your website. I've downloaded the specs in both the "pdf" file and the "word" file. The "pdf" version of the specs reference a few different contract numbers in the footers. The cover pages, Table of Contents, and Amendments section reference the correct project, but pages 1-11 reference Contract No. 03-3M7604, and pages 12-142 reference Contract No. 03-3M7604. I do not know if only the footers are incorrect in these sections or if these sections of the specifications are entirely wrong. The "word" version of the specs appear to all reference the correct project in the footers. My concern is not knowing which version of the specs subcontractors may be using. There is conflicting information throughout the specifications between the two versions.
A1) Please refer to Addendum No. 1 dated February 24, 2011. 28Feb11.
Q2) The Special Notices on the 2nd page of the Addendum # 1 Specification Book directs bidders to Section 8-1.07, "Liquidated Damages" of the Amendments to the Standard Specifications. I do not see this section under the Amendments. Please advise what the Liquidated Damages are for this project.
A1) Please refer to Addendum No. 2 dated February 25, 2011. 28Feb11.