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Q1) Please confirm that there are NO DVBE Requirements for this contract.
A1) The Department establishes no DVBE Contract goal but encourages bidders to obtain DVBE participation. 18Mar11.
Q2) Please confirm that there is a Non-Small Business Subcontractor Preference, per Special Provisions Page 5. Also, please confirm that there is a DVBE Preference given.
A2) Yes, there is a Non-Small Business Subcontractor Preference. There is a DVBE Incentive, not preference. 18Mar11.
Q3) Section 10-1.16 requires lime treatment of aggregates for anti strip treatment. Will liquid anti strip for HMA and RHMA be acceptable as long as a minimum TSR of 70 is obtained using CT 371?
A3) The lime treatment as specified is lime slurry with marination. 30Mar11.