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) The Special Provisions states that cross sections are available for this project, I called Airport Blueprint and they don't have them. Where can I get a set?
A1) The cross sections are now available at Airport Blue located at 4854 N. Blackstone Ave., Fresno, CA - Tel: 559-225-9055.
Q2) I'm confused by bid item 070013, "Small Business Utilization Report". The bid page has a unit price and item total already completed. How should I bid this item?
A2) Bid item 070013, "Small Business Utilization Report" is a fixed price item. Do not alter the quantity, unit price or item total on the bid form. Include the item total in your total bid. The Special Provisions describe the requirements and payment for the Small Business Utilization Report.
Q3) On sheet x-1 the cross section shows a 8' shoulder the length of the project per the stations. The Layout drawing indicates a tapered shoulder and lane. Is the shoulder tapered from 0' to 8' or 8'in width continous from end to end?
A3) The 8' shoulder shall continue the length of the project as per the Typical Section.
Q4) The Cold Plane AC Pavement areas from Sta. 165+35-168+00(Right), 169+40-171+40(Right) and 173+60-175+00(Right) have limits that are outside the existing edge of pavement. Will the quantity be adjusted to include only the existing pavement that we are able to cold plane?
A4) The coldplane locations and quantities may be changed as directed by the Engineer; please bid per contract document.
Q5) It appears the quantity for Hot Mix Asphalt is overstated by approximately 600 Tons. Please review and change if needed.
A5) The HMA quantity is NOT overstated. Please be aware that the shoulder width is 8' throughout the project limits as per the Typical Section.
Q6) The quantity for Aggregate Base appears to be overstated by approximatley 1,000 CY. Plase review. Will the quantity be corrected?
A6) Please refer to addendum #2 dated 4/8/2009.
Q7) The quantity for Roadway Excavation appears to be overstated by approximately 1/2 of the Engineer's Estimated quantity. Please review. Will the quantity be corrected?
A7) Please refer to addendum #2 dated 4/8/2009.