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) We have read the specs on this project and we are a bit confused. We are a security surveillance company and are qualified to install all equipment and accessories associated with this project including the poles. It is the other elements of the project that we are not sure of. Is this an ALL contract for all items on page 3 of the proposal and contract documents?
A1) Yes, bidder is responsible for all items in the Engineer's Estimate. All the work does not have to be done by the prime contractor. There can be a prime contractor and sub-contractor(s) for the different types of work on the project.
Q2) There is no indication on the specs and plans that there are areas that would require items 1 through 14 on page 3 of the proposal and contract documents. Is this requirement in case there is a need for these elements to be applied to the areas on the street?
A2) Item,s 1 thru 14 are real items with individual requirements and the Contractor will be required to perform each item according to the Standard Specifications, Standard Plans, Special Provisions, and Project Plans. The need for each of these items can be assessed by a field site visit in conjunction with the project plans.