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Inquiry #1: There do not appear to be any specific Specifications issued on this site for this project. When will they be issued and/or where can I get them.
Inquiry submitted 03/05/2013

Response #1:See the website - http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/esc/oe/project_ads_addenda/04/04-2G3614/

Try downloading the document and viewing it from your computer.
Response posted 03/06/2013




Inquiry #2: There do not appear to be any specific Specifications issued for this project on this site. When will they be issued and/or where can I get them?
Inquiry submitted 03/05/2013

Response #1:See response above.
Response posted 03/06/2013




Inquiry #3: The Irrigation Plan on sheet 22, IP-1, shows the irrigation wire crossing W Tennyson Rd at RT 880 to the existing ICC "A". It is not clear whether there is an existing cross-over at the above location.

Please clarify if there is an existing conduit or cross-over at W Tennyson Rd at Rt 880. Are we installing a new cross-over at W Tennyson Road? Or are we cutting and connecting at W Tennyson Road? Are we installing a new cross-over at the above location? Under what item will be paid?
Please clarify.

Inquiry submitted 03/18/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 03/19/2013


Response #2:The CNC at W Tennyson Road along Route 880, runs below the Tennyson Road over-crossing. There is no existing cross-over and a new crossover is not required.
Response posted 03/20/2013




Inquiry #4: The Special Provision on page 21 shows the schedule of values for the Control and Neutral Conductors. The Schedule of values show both the AWG (UF) conductors and AWG armor-clad conductors.

Please clarify which control and neutral conductors are required for this project. Are we using all armor-clad wire? Or are we using all direct burial wire?

Please clarify the above question as soon as possible.

Inquiry submitted 03/19/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 03/19/2013


Response #2:CNC is Armor-clad.
Response posted 03/20/2013




Inquiry #5: The irrigation plans on sheet 27, IP-6, Line J6, Station 252 to 253, show 3 inch galvanized steel pipe. It is not clear for whether this is an existing or new pipe.

Please clarify if the 3 inch GSP mentioned above is existing. If it is not existing, under what item will the 3 inch GSP will be paid? Are we connecting to the 3 inch GSP? What size is the SCC shown next to the above 3 inch GSP?

Please clarify the above questions as soon as possible.

Inquiry submitted 03/19/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 03/19/2013


Response #2:The 3" Galvanized Steel Pipe on page 27, Irrigation IP-6, is new. However, the size is incorrectly called out on the plan. It should be 2" GSP.
Response posted 03/20/2013




Inquiry #6: The Special Provisions on page 1, Notice to Bidders, requires a 3 percent DVBE goal.
Please clarify what percentage are materials counted toward the goal.

Inquiry submitted 03/21/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 04/02/2013


Response #2:DVBE Suppliers are to be counted with 100% credit.

For Federal contracts with a DBE goal, the prime would only receive credit for 60% for a supplier.

Response posted 04/04/2013




Inquiry #7: I am going over the specs for the plumbing and electrical supplies needed. I can't seem to find any information on specifics for these items. Where can I get them?
Inquiry submitted 03/27/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 04/02/2013


Response #2:Many of the materials specifications for irrigation and electrical components can be found in the Caltrans 2010 Standard Specifications. An electronic copy can be found at the following web link: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/esc/oe/standards.php.

Response posted 04/02/2013




Inquiry #8: There is a big quantity of existing fiber roll on this project.
Please clarify under what item will the removal of the fiber rolls be paid.

Inquiry submitted 03/28/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 04/02/2013


Response #2:It is thought that any existing fiber rolls on site will be in such a decayed state whereby work can be adjusted to avoid contact. If work cannot be adjusted, existing fiber rolls that must be removed will be considered as debris to be removed as part of roadside clearing.
Response posted 04/02/2013




Inquiry #9: The Special Provisions on page 27 and 28 show a slow-release or controlled-release fertilizer. The same pages above also show an organic fertilizer. The Bid item 30 calls for 13,700 pounds of fertilizer. However, it is not clear which fertilizer is required for the cultivation and planting wells.

Please clarify which fertilizer is required for the cultivation and which one is required for planting wells.

Inquiry submitted 03/29/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 04/02/2013


Response #2:Only slow or controlled release fertilizer is required for planting and cultivation. Organic fertilizer is to be used for Erosion Control (Type 1) in conformance with Sheet ECL-1 and section 21-1.02H of the standard specifications.
Response posted 04/02/2013




Inquiry #10: The Landscape Details on sheet 33, LD-3, call out for 24 inch concrete band and concrete header around the rock blanket. The same detail shows 8 inches pointing to the same 24 inch concrete band.

Please confirm that the concrete band for the rock blanket is in fact 24 inches and not 8 inches as it shows. Or is it 8 inches wide?

Inquiry submitted 04/01/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 04/02/2013


Response #2:The width of concrete band for rock blanket is 24". It appears the 8" notation was meant to denote minimum depth of concrete band but conflicts with the 18" depth shown alongside.

Width of concrete band should be 24" with 18" depth.
Response posted 04/02/2013




Inquiry #11: The bid item list Item #86 calls for chain link fence 880' LF. on the plan C2, it only shows one section of 282' Lf and the other section at 127' LF for a total of 409' LF, where is the rest of the 471' LF. Also I'm assuming this new fence will be on top of the existing old sound wall, can you be more specific on the location of the fence?

Thanks

Sal Martinez
Bailey Fence
510-783-2980
fax 510-783-2989
email: salmartin@gmail.com

Inquiry submitted 04/03/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 04/03/2013


Response #2:The length of Chain Link Fence (Type Cl-6 Vinyl-Clad, Slatted) in the estimate represents the amount needed for doubling fencing materials, as noted in the Typical Section on sheet C-2 and Staggered Slat Detail on sheet C-3.

Location of the fence is on the existing sound wall alongside the right of way line, corresponding with "J-5" station line shown on sheet PP-4.
Response posted 04/08/2013




Inquiry #12: What are the liquidated damages for this project?
Inquiry submitted 04/03/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 04/04/2013


Response #2:Liqudated damages for the project are noted in section 8-1.10 of the Caltrans 2010 Standard Specifications.
Response posted 04/08/2013




Inquiry #13: The Sprinkler Schedule on sheet 31, LD-1, requires continuous flushing, 30 mesh filtration, and a built-in check valve for the Type D-2 sprinkler. The sprinkler schedule also requires a type V riser for the above sprinkler.

Please clarify if the sprinkler Type D-2 should be a bubbler and not an emitter as it is call out.

Inquiry submitted 04/04/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 04/04/2013


Response #2:The information for Sprinkler (Type D-2) in the Sprinkler Schedule is correct. The emitter should be a 1 or 2 GPH flow, installed on a shrub head fitting connected to Riser Type V, as shown on Standard Plan H5.
Response posted 04/08/2013




Inquiry #14: The Bid Item 28 on page 4 of the Special Specifications requires 790 CY of soil amendment. The Planting Legend on sheet 13, PL-1, requires various rates of soil amendment. The 790 CY is what it appears to be for the cultivation only.

Please clarify if there should be close to 1,000 CY of soil amendment on item 28. Under what item is the remaining soil amendment be paid?

Inquiry submitted 04/04/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 04/04/2013


Response #2:Please bid per current plans and specs. This project bids tomorrow and no additional information will be provided regarding this inquiry.
Response posted 04/08/2013






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.