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Inquiry #1: Will Caltrans provide a site for the excess material whether onsite or off?
Will Caltrans issue a special permit for hauling material and moving equipment in/out, since there is signage stating "No trucks 3 axles or more / 4 1/2 tons or more on rte 2"?

Inquiry submitted 07/16/2013

Response #1:YES, Caltrans will provide a site for the excess material. NO, Caltrans will NOT issue a special permit.
Response posted 07/16/2013




Inquiry #2: on item 32 hydroseeding - the slope is very steep, do we need to hydroseed all the way to the top ? is the slope safe to walk on and drag a hose all around the slope ? chanches are a boulder or two will be knocked loose and roll down the hill . is there any safety catch at the bottom for any runaways ? thank you for your time
Inquiry submitted 07/23/2013

Response #1:Please see the Response for Inquiry #3.
Response posted 07/24/2013




Inquiry #3: on item 32 - hydroseed - this is a very steep hillside , as far as hydroseeding to the top of this slide area , is it safe to drag a hose all around this slope ?. chances are a few boulders will be knocked loose , and will there be any safety catch at the bottom of the slie area ? does it need to be sprayed to the very top ? thank you for your time
Inquiry submitted 07/24/2013

Response #1:The proposed hydroseed areas are the lower part of the slope (approximately 250’ up) and the catchment area that can be access by a hydroseeder.
Response posted 07/24/2013




Inquiry #4: Since Caltrans is providing a dump site for excess material from slope repair, can you identify the location for said site for bidding purposes, for we need to calulate for the hauling costs.
Also is Caltrans going to allow 3 to 4 axel trucks (SUPER TEN's, TEN WHEELER)to be used to haul off excess material to a USFS approved storage area?

Inquiry submitted 07/24/2013

Response #1:1) Proposed Site at PM 26.7 2) Any recognized available vehicle used in industry practice that does not violate the US Forest Service restrictions may be used to accomplish the work.
Response posted 07/24/2013




Inquiry #5: 1. Where is the disposal site for the material removed from the slide? We need to know exact location so we can determine cost to transport material to that location.

2. Will the Contractor be required to have equipment at the disposal site to handle the slide material as it is dumped?

3. Based upon the bid plans, the removal area for the slide mass is 700-feet up the side of the mountain. In order to remove the slide mass in a safe manner, access to the top of the slide area is needed. A review of the permit information provided with bid documents indicates that the surrounding land is owned by the U.S. Forest Service and that the Contractor may not use it for access around and to the top of the slide mass. There is no line item for import borrow to build an access road. As such, what method does the Caltrans Engineer expect the Contractor to use to get to the top of the slide mass?



Inquiry submitted 07/26/2013

Response #1:1) PM 26.7 2) YES 3) Any recognized available industry practice that does not violate the US Forest Service restrictions to accomplish the work including but not limited to aerial transportation of labor and equipment.
Response posted 07/29/2013




Inquiry #6: #1 Will the disposal site provided by Caltrans be mandatory?

#2 Will the disposal site accept material as is? Or will material need to be processed to a specific dimension?

#3 Will contractors need to handle/place material at disposal site?

#4 Will pioneering from bottom of slide cause further sliding?


Inquiry submitted 07/29/2013

Response #1:1) No 2) Yes, As-Is 3) For Disposal Site PM26.7, Yes 4) Bid Per Plan
Response posted 07/29/2013




Inquiry #7: In order to make all bidders aware of the construction and safety factors of this project, We request that all bid inquiries be placed in the form of Addendum(s).
Inquiry submitted 07/29/2013

Response #1:NO. All bid inquiries and responses are available in the website to make them available to all the bidders.
Response posted 07/29/2013




Inquiry #8: The Foundation Report states that two borings were drilled on 5/9/12.
Will the logs of these boring be provided?
Will photos of the cores be provided (photos of cores are required per 49-1.01D(5) Test Borings)?

Inquiry submitted 07/30/2013

Response #1:NO.
Response posted 07/30/2013




Inquiry #9: If Caltrans is not going to issue a permit for vehicles over 3 axles how is the contractor to move in/out and haul material (since as mentioned previously) there are "No trucks 3 axles or more / 4 1/2 tons or more on RTE 2"?
Inquiry submitted 07/30/2013

Response #1:Restricted trucks must have a trip ticket for making local delivery.
Response posted 07/30/2013




Inquiry #10: 1. Does the state of California (Caltrans) and/or USFS have a borrow area for import material to build ramp at the bottom of slope to try and get access road started? Or do we bid on outside source? If so, this may cross-contaminate the native material to be dumped at the USFS dumpsite.

2. Due to so many unclear answers to bidders' inquiries, can this project bid opening be postponed for 1 week?

Inquiry submitted 07/30/2013

Response #1:1)YES, borrow area is available for import material. 2) NO.
Response posted 07/30/2013




Inquiry #11: Are there liquidated damages for this project?
if so, what are they?

Inquiry submitted 07/30/2013

Response #1:Please refer to Section 8-1.10 “Liquidated Damages” in the 2010 Standard Specifications.
Response posted 07/31/2013




Inquiry #12: 1. What is the projected slope ratio that the engineer is looking for? There is no cross-section showing the ratio on the plans. Is it 1:1, 1/2:1,etc.,there is not one dipicted on the plans or specified in the specs, this is very important to determine if there is even enough dirt there to achieve the desired slope ratio.
Inquiry submitted 07/31/2013

Response #1:Please refer to Section 19-2 Roadway Excavation in the 2010 Standard Specifications and Plan Sheet G-1.
Response posted 07/31/2013




Inquiry #13: We have checked and there are no Heavy lift helicopters available in California capable of lifting the appropriate size of equipment. Since aerial access for equipment is not available, what other option of access to top of slope should we consider.
Inquiry submitted 07/31/2013

Response #1:Bid Per Plan.
Response posted 07/31/2013




Inquiry #14: #1. Will Compaction be required at Caltrans disposal site?

#2. Is there a water source other than at the disposal site?

Inquiry submitted 07/31/2013

Response #1:1) NO. 2) See Section 17-3.03 of the 2010 Standard Specifications.


Response posted 07/31/2013




Inquiry #15: Requesting verification that the state will provide all necessary staking for this project.
Inquiry submitted 07/31/2013

Response #1:YES.
Response posted 07/31/2013






The information provided in the responses to bidder inquiries is not a waiver of Section 2-1.03, “Examination of Plans, Specifications, Contract, and Site of Work,” 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.