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Q1) The bid quantity for emulsified recycling agent is 100 tons. This would appear to be significantly less than what would normally be required. By my calculations, this is roughly an application rate of 1.2% of emulsified recycling agent by weight of the recycled mix which is quite a bit lower than the 2.5 - 3.5% we normally see. Is this quantity correct?
A1) Reference Addendum No. 1 dated March 28, 2010. 4Apr11.