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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) Please refer to Addendum No. 1 dated March 29, 2011. 14Apr11
Q2) Our most recently purchased, California manufactured, Truck Mounted Mixer-Spreader units do not have "a second device [to] detect belt movement by monitoring revolutions of the belt feeder" as required by the special provisions. Given the Addendum issued allowing these units to be used on this project, will the State consider another Addendum allowing use of TMM-S units without said second device?
A2) Bid according to the plans, specifications and Addendum No.1 dated March 29, 2011. 14Apr11.
Q3) A previous inquiry stated that there are only two contractors in the state with equipment meeting the original specifications. This is incorrect. There are at least four contractors in the state with the originally specified equipment. The equipment is readily available for purchase by all other interested contractors. Given the State may be acting on incorrect and woefully wrong claims, will the State consider rescinding Addendum 1 and requiring the equipment as originally specified?
A3) Bid according to the plans, specifications and Addendum No.1 dated March 29, 2011. 14Apr11.