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Inquiry #1: What work category codes did Caltrans use to establish the DBE percentage?
Inquiry submitted 01/30/2017

Response #1:Please bid in accordance with Section 2-1.12, ‘Disadvantaged Business Enterprises,’ of the Revised Standard Specifications (RSS). The RSS can be found in the back of the Notice to Bidders and Special Provisions book.
Response posted 01/30/2017


Response #2:Please bid in accordance with Section 2-1.12, ‘Disadvantaged Business Enterprises,’ of the Revised Standard Specifications (RSS). The RSS can be found in the back of the Notice to Bidders and Special Provisions book.

Response posted 01/30/2017




Inquiry #2: Regarding Temporary Delineation; There are no items to do removals of the temporary striping (Paint), Temporary Marking (Paint) during the different construction stages. Also; the item for removal of pavement marker is only enough to cover the existing markers, and not the temporary pavement markers for each stage of construction.
Please advise on how Caltrans intends to pay for these tasks.

Inquiry submitted 01/31/2017

Response #1:Please refer to the Revised Standard Specifications, dated 07-15-16, Section 12-6.03A. For the 2015 specifications, we do not use lengthy summary statements such as the one from the 2010s. There is no need to list every single step involved in the bid item of work, since the bid item sets forth the section that applies and under section 9, the activities of placing, applying, maintaining, and removing are all activities required to complete the work for temporary pavement delineation as described in section 12-6.
Response posted 02/01/2017




Inquiry #3: Will Rebar Reinforced Individual Precast Slab Replacement panels be allowed?
Inquiry submitted 02/03/2017

Response #1:No, bid as per plan and specification.
Response posted 02/03/2017




Inquiry #4: Is Self Consolidating Concrete acceptable for the IPSR?
Inquiry submitted 02/03/2017

Response #1:No, bid per plan and specification.
Response posted 02/03/2017




Inquiry #5: Will welded wire reinforcement be allowed on an equivalent area bases for the IPSR.
Inquiry submitted 02/03/2017

Response #1:No, bid per plan and specification.
Response posted 02/03/2017




Inquiry #6: Is the 12ft wide x 8ft long dimensions fixed? or will longer lay lengths be allowed?
Inquiry submitted 02/03/2017

Response #1:"No, the width should be adjusted per existing lane width, and the length could be adjusted up to maximum 15’.” You may adjust L from 8’ to 15’ to conform to bridges and changes in pavement types.
Response posted 02/03/2017




Inquiry #7: Referring to the Caltrans response for Inquiry #2;
The sections that you have pointed out do not in any way address the way that Caltrans intends to pay for the removal of temporary traffic stripe (paint). Section 12-6.03A does not state that removal of the temporary traffic stripe is included in the price to install the same. Please see Section 12-6.04 PAYMENT.
We are not looking for a lengthy summary statement; we just want to know how Caltrans intends to pay for the removal of the temporary traffic striping during each stage of construction. Why is there no item for this removal work?

Inquiry submitted 02/06/2017

Response #1:There is no item for this removal work because payment for the removal of temporary traffic stripe or marking (paint) is included on the Bid item, please bid accordingly.
Response posted 02/07/2017




Inquiry #8: Will bid item #55 IPSR be added to the Payments section for payment of materials on hand not yet incorporated into the project?
Inquiry submitted 02/07/2017

Response #1:No, not yet.
Response posted 02/07/2017




Inquiry #9: There is no provision in the staging plans for installation of the JPCP (RSC) section numbers 2 and 4. Is this work meant to be performed under nightly lane closures?
Inquiry submitted 02/10/2017

Response #1:Yes, the JPCP (RSC) section numbers 2 and 4 are works meant to be performed under nightly lane closures.
Response posted 02/10/2017




Inquiry #10: Will Caltrans provide surveying for this project or will the contractor be required to provide their own survey?
Inquiry submitted 02/13/2017

Response #1:No, Caltrans will not provide surveying for this project.

Response posted 02/13/2017




Inquiry #11: The responses to inquiries 3 & 5 say that rebar or welded wire reinforced panels are not allowed, but in Section 41-13.01C(3) it states "Panels could be conventionally reinforced". Please respond as to why the answer to the previous two questions was no.
Inquiry submitted 03/01/2017

Response #1:The panels (obviously) have rebars and are considered conventionally reinforced, but we do not allow welded wire mesh, which is not considered a conventional reinforcement.


Response posted 03/01/2017




Inquiry #12: The answer to inquiry #4 was "No, bid per plan and specification." Section 90-5.01A states "You may use SCC for PC concrete." Bases on this information is SCC acceptable for the IPSR?
Inquiry submitted 03/01/2017

Response #1:We do not allow SCC for precast concrete pavement. Section 90-5 does not apply to PCP.
Response posted 03/01/2017




Inquiry #13: Individual Precast Slab Replacement quantity sheet or any other plan sheet does not provide a breakdown of the number of panel replacements per lane. As it stands today Contractors cannot clearly identify the number of panels or ratio of panels per lane. Since the Traffic Control Tables have different work windows for each lane, please provide a quantity of panels per lane or slab number.
Inquiry submitted 03/03/2017

Response #1:Layout and Quantity Plan shows segment stations where numbers of Individual Precast Slab Replacement (IPSR) are approximately located which applies only on lane #1 and # 2. Also, see notes #3 and #4 on the layout. Bid per plans and specifications.




Response posted 03/03/2017




Inquiry #14: Individual Precast Slab Replacement quantity sheet or any other plan sheet does not provide a breakdown of the number of panel replacements per Table A-O. As it stands today Contractors cannot clearly identify the number of panels or ratio of panels per Table. Since the Traffic Control Tables have different work windows, please provide a quantity of panels per Table.
Inquiry submitted 03/03/2017

Response #1:Layout and Quantity Plan shows segment stations where numbers of Individual Precast Slab Replacement (IPSR) are approximately located which applies only on lane #1 and # 2. Also, see notes #3 and #4 on the layout. Bid per plans and specifications.
Response posted 03/03/2017




Inquiry #15: There is stockpiled pile of Caltrans base northbound in the right-of-way just north of the Weldon Canyon OC. Is this pile available for the bidding Contractors use? If not will it be removed prior to first working day?
Inquiry submitted 03/06/2017

Response #1:The existing stockpiled pile is not available for bidding nor it has to be removed prior to first working day. Please bid accordingly.
Response posted 03/06/2017




Inquiry #16: Bid item 28 "Repair Spalled Surface area" is a repair for existing bridges, Applicable Section 60. The Q sheets seem to indicate this item should either be:
410120 SPALL REPAIR (POLYESTER CONCRETE) or
410121 SPALL REPAIR (FAST-SETTING CONCRETE).
Please clarify through addendum.

Inquiry submitted 03/06/2017

Response #1:Bid item 28, Item code 150312 “Repair Spalled Surface Area”, is 2010 Specification but equivalent to “SPALL REPAIR”, choices for material is determined through “details P6”on 2015 Standard Plan. Please bid accordingly.
Response posted 03/06/2017




Inquiry #17: Please clarify if there is a requirement for dowel bar retrofit and if so, where exactly this work is. The quantity sheet Q-4 has Dowel Bar Slots but we believe this to be the work associated with precast panels. The specifications are written more towards dowel bar retrofit.
Inquiry submitted 03/07/2017

Response #1:There is no requirement for dowel bar retrofit. We need to include the phrase even if there’s no “dowel bar retrofit” item in the project because section 41-8 is referenced under section 41-13.03B for dowel bar lubricant application and also we need section 41-8 for dowel slot backfill associated with precast panels.
Response posted 03/07/2017




Inquiry #18: Standard specifications for repair spalled surface area 41-4.04 Payment state that the Department does not adjust the unit price for increase or decrease in quantity. Does specification section 9-1.06 apply to the bid item for Repair Spalled Surface Area?
Inquiry submitted 03/07/2017

Response #1:Yes, standard specifications for repair spalled surface area 41-4.04 Payment
state that the Department does not adjust the unit price for increase
or decrease in quantity thus section 9-1.06 does not apply to the
bid item for Repair Spalled Surface Area.

Response posted 03/07/2017




Inquiry #19: If one company attended the mandatory meeting and another company did not attend the mandatory meeting, can they form a joint venture company eligible to bid on this contract.
Inquiry submitted 03/09/2017

Response #1:Yes, they can form a joint venture company and be eligible to bid on this contract even though only one of them attended the mandatory pre-bid meeting as per Special Provisions Section 2-1.04B “Mandatory Meeting”.
Response posted 03/09/2017




Inquiry #20: Reference Table E in Section 12 of the Special Provisions. This table allows closing the 1,2&3 or the 2,3&4 lanes from 0100 Saturday to 0700 Sunday and 0001 Saturday to 0800 Sunday. Is it correct that these two time periods overlap? Please confirm that we can close these three lanes for 32 hours (0001 Saturday to 0800 Sunday).
Inquiry submitted 03/09/2017

Response #1:Please refer to Addendum No. 3 issued March 16, 2017.
Response posted 03/09/2017




Inquiry #21: Please reconsider answer to inquiry #16. In the Special Provisions under Division 1 “Bid Items and Applicable Sections” it is written: “Repair Spalled Surface Area… Applicable section 60”.
In the Standard Provisions the only mention of this bid item is under section 60 which is an existing bridge spec.
In the Standard Provisions the only mention of “Spall Repair” is under section 41 which is a roadway repair spec.

The project Special Provisions override the answers to these inquiries so please change the bid item and applicable section, by addendum, so that we know to bid roadway Spall Repair and not existing bridge spalls.

Inquiry submitted 03/09/2017

Response #1:
In the Special Provisions under Division 1 “Bid Items and Applicable Sections” it is written: “Repair Spalled Surface Area… Applicable section 60”..
Please bid accordingly.

Response posted 03/09/2017


Response #2:
In the Special Provisions under Division 1 “Bid Items and Applicable Sections” it is written: “Repair Spalled Surface Area… Applicable section 60”..
Please bid accordingly.

Response posted 03/09/2017




Inquiry #22: Precast Concrete Pavement detail sheet C-2 shows joint width 1/4" or less to have no joint seal and joint width of 1/4"-3/4" to have preformed compression seals. The isolation joint detail on C-2 also shows preformed compression seals. Contract special provision 41-13.02C calls for transverse and longitudinal joints to have silicone seal installed. Which is it and how is the joint seal work paid?
Inquiry submitted 03/10/2017

Response #1:Please use pay item for joint seal with preformed compression seal for isolation joints. For transverse joint, since it is an option, the price of joint seal is included in the PCP item price. Please bid accordingly.
Response posted 03/10/2017




Inquiry #23: REFER TO CONTRACT OR SECTION 9-1.11C OF THE SPECIAL PROVISIONS AMENDMENTS AS IT STATES IN PART, "5. Overhead costs incurred by your subcontractors of any tier or suppliers" IS EXCLUDED FROM THE BID PARTICIPATION IN THE TRO BID ITEM. HOW CAN A CONTRACTOR BE COMPENSATED WHEN A SUBCONTRACTOR REQUEST ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION IN THE EVENT OF A CONTRACT TIME EXTENSION? PLEASE CLARIFY THE PROCESS.
Inquiry submitted 03/13/2017

Response #1:SECTION 9-1.11C OF THE SPECIAL PROVISIONS AMENDMENTS AS IT
STATES IN PART, "5. Overhead costs incurred by your subcontractors of any tier or
suppliers" IS EXCLUDED FROM THE BID PARTICIPATION IN THE TRO BID ITEM. Bid accordingly.



Response posted 03/13/2017




Inquiry #24: WILL CALTRANS ADD THE ELECTRICAL ITEMS TO ELIGIBLE AS PARTIAL PAY ITEMS UNDER SECTION 9-1.16C OF THE SPECIAL PROVISIONS?
Inquiry submitted 03/13/2017

Response #1:NO.


Response posted 03/13/2017




Inquiry #25: •Item #53 Drill and Bond (Dowel Bar) – The quantity seems excessive. Sheet Q-4 accounts for the drill and bond dowel bars in the ISPR and Individual Slab Replacement (RSC) items. Where are the drill and bond dowel bars accounted for in the Northbound and Southbound pavement sections (Sheets Q-5 thru Q-8)? Please clarify if drill and bond dowel bars are required longitudinally between new to existing concrete pavement lanes.
Inquiry submitted 03/15/2017

Response #1:Yes, drill and bond dowel bars are required longitudinally between new to existing concrete pavement lanes.

Response posted 03/15/2017




Inquiry #26: Will Caltrans consider a bid date change to March 28, 2017?
Inquiry submitted 03/15/2017

Response #1:No, bid date will proceed as scheduled.
Response posted 03/15/2017




Inquiry #27: Please consider pushing the bid date one or two weeks later.
Inquiry submitted 03/15/2017

Response #1:No, bid date will proceed as scheduled.
Response posted 03/15/2017




Inquiry #28: Caltrans on 2 recent projects bid, revised the specification for "Pavement Smoothness" to tolerances attainable with current technology. Will these tolerances be implemented for this project as the pavements involved with this bid are not obtainable without excessive, detrimental grinding to new pavements.
Inquiry submitted 03/15/2017

Response #1:Yes, 2015 standard for “Pavement Smoothness” tolerances will be implemented. Bid accordingly.

Response posted 03/15/2017




Inquiry #29: Is there a possibility of pushing the bid date back?
Inquiry submitted 03/16/2017

Response #1:No, bid date will proceed as scheduled.
Response posted 03/17/2017




Inquiry #30: Can you please clarify where the painted black contrast stripe removal will be paid under? The plans do not account for this removals, thus neither do the bid items. Also does this contrast stripe need to be put back, because the plans do not indicate this.
Inquiry submitted 03/20/2017

Response #1:Caltrans does not anticipate any need of the black contrast paint removal. Also, Caltrans does not anticipate any need of contrast for the permanent striping.
Response posted 03/20/2017




Inquiry #31: PROJECT PLANS REQUIRE TEMP LIGHTING STANDARDS AND TEMPORARY GENERATORS DURING STAGE CONSTRUCTION. CONFIRM THAT ALL LOCATIONS TEMP STANDARDS AND SOLAR GENERATORS WILL BE PROTECTED BY KRAIL (OR OTHER).
Inquiry submitted 03/21/2017

Response #1:TEMP LIGHTING STANDARDS AND TEMPORARY GENERATORS
DURING STAGE CONSTRUCTION WILL BE PROTECTED BY K-RAIL OR CRASH CUSHIONS.

Response posted 03/21/2017






The information provided in the responses to bidder inquiries is not a waiver of Section 2-1.07, “JOB SITE AND DOCUMENT EXAMINATION” of the Standard Specifications or any other provision of the contract, nor to excuse the contractor from full compliance with the contract. Bidders are cautioned that subsequent responses or contract addenda may change a previous response.