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Q1) What is the Engineer's Estimate for this project?
A1) Please read page 1, Notice to Bidders, of the Contract Special Provisions. 11Mar10
Q2) Is there a mandatory prebid or not, if so, where, and what time?
A2) Please read page 1, Notice to Bidders, of the Contract Special Provisions. 11Mar10
Q3) Is there any prequalification requirements?
A3) Please read page 1, Notice to Bidders, of the Contract Special Provisions. 11Mar10
Q4) Please provide the following for the building: Roof life lone, wind exposure, collateral load(s), ground snow load, roof snow load, snow exposure, snow thermal factor, snow importance factor, wind importance factor, Seismic load requiremens (Ss, S1, Si)?
A4) Refer to sheet ST-0 design notes, for design criteria. 2Apr10
Q5) Will the deflection limits be CBC standard?
A5) Deflection limits shall conform to the 2007 California Building Code. 2Apr10
Q6) The oil specified for this project is 70-10 with 3/4" aggregate. The oil that is used for this altitude (per Caltrans specification) is PG64-28. We have gone through this situation on previous projects and it has always been adjusted to the PG64-28. Can we assume this will be the case this time? Otherwise a very expensive mix design will have to be figured in our proposal. Also 1/2" aggregate is more typically used in patching, is this acceptable as well?
A6) Bid per contract specifications. 01Apr10
Q7) Can you provide an approved Cal-Trans supplier / manufacturer for the Clarifier shown on Dwg pages DD-1 and DD-2. The pre-cast companies contacted claim their product is not approved by Cal-Trans.
A7) Item to be bid and built, based upon the design and specifications. 1Apr10
Q8)Where is the agg base under the Clarifier Paid for?
A8) Bid item 10.1Apr10
Q9) How thick is the new AC?
A9) See Construction Detail Sheets. 1Apr10