California Department of Transportation

Contract 06-0A9704

The responses to bidder's inquiries, unless incorporated into a formal addendem to the contract, are not a part of the contract and are provided for the bidder's convenience only. In some instances, the question and answer may represent a summary of the matters discussed rather than a word-for-word recitation. The availability or use of information provided in the responses to bidder's inquiries is not to be construed in any way as a waiver of the provisions of Section 2-1.03 of the Standard Specifications or any other provision of the contract, the plans, Standard Specifications or Special Provisions, nor to excuse the contractor from full compliance with those contract requirements. Bidders are cautioned that subsequent responses or contract addenda may affect or vary a response previously given.

Q1) Special_Provisions_Specific: Pressure Tank: The tank shall have an 11" x 15" oval manway at one end. ASME Code for unfired pressure vessels require a minumum 12" x 16" manway. Please clarify.

A1) See revised Special Provisions, Section 12-2.10, "Water Supply System," subsection "Part 2 - Products," subsection "Pressure Tank," per Addendum No. 3. dated February 17, 2011. 23Feb11

Q2) It appears that page A0-1.1 LEED Checklist (page 162 of 335)is missing from the download. QUESTION: Has this sheet been omitted by mistake or has it been replaced by the LEED Errata Sheet in the AMENDMENTS TO THE STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS portion of the spec book?

A2) Information about "LEED Checklist" is provided in Section 5-1.11, "Supplement Project Information" of the Special Provisions. 3Dec10.

Q3) Sun screens are specified, however, none are shown on the drawings. Where are the sun screens to be installed?

A3) See new Special Provisions, Section 10-4.04, "Sun Screens," new Project Plan sheets 42A and 42B, revised structural plans and revised Bid Item List, per Addendum No. 3 dated February 17, 2011. 23Feb11

Q4) Plan_Sheet_Number: 178 & 184 sheets show locations for metal panels, which are described in the specifications as sheet metal panels w/ porcelain enamel finish. The detail referencing the installation of these panels is 7/A7-3. This detail shows a connection for a porcelain enamel SIGN. Please provide a connection detail for the metal panels.

A4) See new Special Provisions, Section 10-4.03, "Display Panel," per Addendum No. 3 dated February 17, 2011. 23Feb11

Q5) It seems like this Bid Item Description should be for the Precast Concrete Recylce Container. Has it been mislabeled?

A5) See revised "Bid Item List," per Addendum No. 3 dated February 17, 2011. 23Feb11

Q6) Are aluminum windows NOT a part of this project? It appears that the windows in the CHP buildings are hollow metal frames and then glazed-in-place. Is this correct?

A6) Aluminum windows are a part of the project. Plan sheet A3-4 shows "sliding window" on West Elevation. Special provisions on page 244 section 12-8.03 windows describe the windows as aluminum windows. 14Dec10.

Q7) Please clarify that bullet-resistant glazing listed under PART 1 - "LABELS" (page 254 of the specifications)and PART 2 - PRODUCTS (Page 255 of the specications)are NOT part of this job.

A7) Bullet resistant glazing is a part of this project. Plan sheet A3-4 shows "sliding window, bullet resistant" on South and East Elevations. Special provisions on page 255 section 12-8.05 describes bullet resistant glass. 14Dec10.

Q8) Where are the 3344 ea Scirpus actus 'Occidentale' to be planted? They are shown on the plant list and accounted for in the planting cost break down, but not shown on the plans.

A8) See sheet PP-5 (two locations). 3Mar11

Q9) The container size given for the Scirpus actus 'Occidentale' is a Tree Pot (4x4x14"). Could this be a mistake or is this the correct size pot?

A9) Size is correct (per specs - 4"x4"x14"). 3Mar11

Q10) Sheet 140 (LD-2) shows two different details for C-2 Bubblers, a Type C-2 MOD and Riser Type VII. The schedule calls for a 4" Pop-up also. What type of bubbler installation is correct? Please Clarify.

A10) Riser installation per Sprinkler (Type C-2 Mod) detail. 3Mar11.

Q11) Regarding Plant Type I. If scirpus actus 'Occidentale' are required for the project, do they require temporary irrigation?

A11) Yes, temporary irrigation for all Plant Group I. 3Mar11.

Q12) What is the anticipated start date for this project?

A12) June 2011. 3Mar11

Q13)What is the anticipated start date for the wire mesh fence?

A13) Contractor is allowed 415 working days to complete work. The contractor's schedule will not be known until the project is awarded and approved. 3Mar11

Q14)What is the last day for questions?

A14) Bids will be opened March 9, 2011. Please allow 2 business working days PRIOR to the Bid Opening Date NOT INCLUDING the Bid Opening Date for a response. 3Mar11.

Q15) On sheet C-48 the detail for Decomposed Granite (DG) shows 4" of Class 2 AB (AB) underneath the DG. Sheet PL-2 shows there being 2,497 SY of (DG) and 208.43 CY of AB. If worked backwards, that would only be 0.25' (3") of AB beneath the DG. Which thickness should be used?

A15) Submitted for consideration. 3Mar11.

Q16) Bid item #12 "PORTABLE CHANGEABLE MESSAGE SIGN" cannot be found on the plans anywhere. The Traffic Handling plan sheet TH-1 does not show this sign, nor does the Construction Area Signs sheet CS-1. It doesn't show up on the Traffic Handling Quantities sheet THQ-1 either. Should this bid item be deleted?

A16) Submitted for consideration. 3Mar11.

Q17) The Color Schedule on A0-5 states that floors should be 8x8 tile and walls should be 4x4. The Specifications (12-9.03) and the drawings (A7-6.1-3) show 2x2 floors and 8x8 walls . Which is correct?

A17) Information is provided in Section 5-1.04 "Coordination and Interpretation of Plans, Standard Specifications, and Special Provisions" of the Standard Specifications. Please bid per current contract bid documents. 8Mar11.

Q18) Please verify that Daltile Color Scheme (walls and mosaic) and Keystones (floors and mosaic) meet required specifications.Color Scheme: Keystones:

A18) No further information will be provided. Contractor to bid per the current contract bid documents. 8Mar11.

Q19) Would the owner be open to changing the tile mosaic to a grid pattern utilizing 2x2 and 1x1 Daltile Keystones (drawing below) instead of the radial pattern shown on C44 for an estimated cost savings of $150,000-$200,000 and better slip/fall protection?

A19) Bid per contract documents. 8Mar11.