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) Will the exposed ends of bridge rail need to be protected with K-Rail and if so will an item be added or is it to be incidental to the items?
A1) Yes, exposed ends need to be protected. Per Section 7-1.09, "Public Safety," of the Standard Specifications, whenever the Contractor's operations create a condition hazardous to traffic or to the public, the Contractor shall, at Contractor's expense, take protective measures. Temporary railing(Type K) may be used. No, an item will not be added. 3Mar11.
Q2) In lieu of K-Rail can temporary crash cushions be utilized to protect exposed blunt ends of bridge railing?
A2) Yes, temporary crash cushions may be used per Section 10-1.16, "Temporary Crash Cushion Module," of the Special Provisions. 3Mar11.
Q3) Request you provide a Special Provision to define HMA mix reqirements, etc. for Items 18 and 19, Type C and F dikes.
A3) Refer to the Amendments to Standard Specifications section 39 Section 39-1.13, "Miscellaneous Areas and Dikes". 7Mar11.
Q4) Request you provide a Special Provision to define HMA mix reqirements, etc. for Items 18 and 19, Type C and F dikes.
A4) Please use Standard Specification section 90-10, "MINOR CONCRETE". 7Mar11.
Q5) Please clarify the details shown on Plan Sheet 23,. Specifically there is a 48" x 48" " Typical Tile Section" and a 3-0 x 3-0 " Weed Control Mat ( Rubber) Under Post " detail. This seems to require both a lower mat around the post and an upper mat which extends past the lower mat limits. What exactly are you requiring?
A5) 48" typical tile section refers to the MBGR application. The 36"x36" mat for post is applicable for non MBGR posts (sign posts). 7Mar11.
Q6) Please clarify the reinforcing steel details and bar sizes for the Minor Concrete installations shown on Plan sheets C-14 through C-16. Specifically the notes are cotradictory for the requirements bar sizes and number shown in elevation compared to the same bar(s) shown in Sections AA and BB.
A6) No further information will be provided. Contractor to bid per the current contract bid documents. 7Mar11.
Q7) Please reconsider your responses to pre bid questions # 1 and #2. Your design requires the removal of existing safety rail. Your work hour and lane closure restrictions limit the available time for the performance of removal, minor concrete installation and cure, and rail installations. All temporary K Rail and / or crash attenuators are to comply with your contract requirements. Therefore YOU must provide the appropriate design quantification and contract pay items to facilitate that design. Please provide those requirements before the bid via an addendum to all bidders and plan holders.?
A7) No further information will be provided. Contractor to bid per the current contract bid documents. 7Mar11.
Q8) Please refer to Special Provision section 10-1.11, Chart # 2 of 5- Appears that you may have inadvertantly defined the 23 to 24 th hour Monday thru Thursday as a "Work permitted within project Right of Way where shoulder or lane closure is not Required". It seems that this hour should be marked as "2" as are the 4 hours earlier and 6 hours after. Please confirm this interpretation.
A8) There appears to be a typographical error. This hour should be marked as "2". 8Mar11.