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Inquiry #1: Special provisions sections 10-1.46 and 10-1.47 DG and Gravel(misc areas). Call out for the color to be Burgundy. We need to know if we can submit similar colors to Burgundy as a sub. The only pit that produces true burgundy (used on the 215/60 has closed operations (Hanson pit in Newberry springs). There are similar colors called sangre or desert mauve from other sources, but these are not true burgundy and will not match burgundy color sample exact.
Inquiry submitted 08/27/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 09/04/2012


Response #2:The Landscape Architects are requesting samples of the two colors that you suggested as alternatives to burgundy. Please submit adequate sample of 'Sangre' and 'Desert mauve' for approval to Caltrans Landscape Architecture Department, MS 1062, 464 W. Fourth Street, 6th Floor, SBd., Ca. 92401. The Contact is Byron Strout. Please submit in a timely manner so that the Bid Opening Date of 10/11/2012 can be met. Thank you.
Response posted 09/05/2012




Inquiry #2: Are cross sections available for this project? If so, are they available in electronic format?
Inquiry submitted 08/31/2012

Response #1:Cross Sections for this project will be available in pdf format starting 09/06/12. If interested, please contact the numbers below to arrange for getting a copy.
The numbers to call are:(909)829-3328
(909)829-3329
Response posted 09/04/2012




Inquiry #3: When will cross sections be available for this project?
Inquiry submitted 09/04/2012

Response #1:Cross Sections for this project will be available in pdf format starting 09/06/12. If interested, please contact the numbers below to arrange for getting a copy.
The numbers to call are:(909)829-3328
(909)829-3329
Response posted 09/04/2012




Inquiry #4: Contract 08-0M94U4 is a major project that has a lead time of approximately 6 weeks with a current bid date of October 11, 2012. We appreciate the District providing this amount of lead time to estimate the project. However, District 7 has a major project valued at $200M that is bidding one week prior on October 4, 2012. Due to the overlap in project bids, we respectfully request that Contract 08-0M94U4 be extended 2-3 weeks in order to give Contractors adequate time to pursue both projects. Thank you.
Inquiry submitted 09/05/2012

Response #1:There will be no change. The bid opening will occur as scheduled. Please bid as per current contract documents.
Response posted 09/06/2012




Inquiry #5: The contract drawings show column casings being installed at both Colton-Loma Linda OH LT and RT. Sheet number 1474 of 1743 shows the column size and the column elevation for the LT bridge but nothing is shown for the RT bridge. Please provide the same information.
Inquiry submitted 09/06/2012

Response #1:Sumitted for consideration
Response posted 09/06/2012


Response #2:An Addendum will be forthcoming to address this issue.
Response posted 09/13/2012


Response #3:Refer to Addendum No. 1 dated October 3, 2012.
Response posted 10/03/2012




Inquiry #6: “Under Section 10-1.52 HOT MIX ASPHALT (TYPE A - BOND BREAKER) Antistrip Treatment - It requires the aggregate to be treated with LIME SLURRY under "Hot Mix Asphalt Aggregate Lime Treatment - Slurry Method" and use Lab Procedure LP-7 for the mix design. The other portions of the Specification for Hot Mix asphalt for the 3/4" HMA, 3/4" and 1/2" RHMA-G provide the option for selection of treatment method based on CT 204 Plasticity Index test results. In previous projects within the district, the specifications for HMA Type A Bond Breaker stated under "Antistrip Treatment" to treat with the same method as the main HMA mix for the project giving the contractor/supplier the option for determining the treatment method.

Will Caltrans amend this specification to allow the different options for treatment of HMA Type A Bond Breaker as in previous projects?”

Inquiry submitted 09/07/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 09/10/2012


Response #2:An addendum will be forthcoming to address this issue.
Response posted 10/01/2012


Response #3:Please refer to addendum No. 1 dated Oct. 3, 2012.
Response posted 10/10/2012




Inquiry #7: Section 10-1.120 Crash Cushion (Type CAT) of the Special Provisions indicates the price for the terminal has been secured for orders placed prior to October 1, 2012. Since this is prior to the Bid Date for this project, will this agreement be extended?
Inquiry submitted 09/11/2012

Response #1:The State has verified that the price shown in the spec quoted as $3000 for the crash cushion (Type CAT) CAT-350 is still valid till the end of the year.
Response posted 09/12/2012




Inquiry #8: The response to Inquiry #3 and #4 states that cross sections will be made available in pdf format the 6th of September. As of today's date, it is anticipated the Department will not make the cross sections available until the 13th of September. Due to this extended period in obtaining cross sections for takeoff and bidding purposes, we respectfully request that the bid date be extended a week to accommodate for this delay.
Inquiry submitted 09/11/2012

Response #1:Cross Sections were available for pick up starting 09/06/12.
Few CDs were sent out/picked up by various potential Bidders.
There will be no change in the Bid Opening Date. The Bid Opening will occur as scheduled.



Response posted 09/12/2012




Inquiry #9: Please review annotation within the Structures Plans. There seems to be a scaling error with many dimensions throughout the retaining wall and bridge plans (concentrated mostly in the I-215/I-10 Separation Bridges and the retaining walls). See the list of sheets below for some examples:


Sheet Number Description
713 BOF Elevation at approx 566+00
719 Footing Dimensions (Section A-A; Footing Layout)/ BOF Elevation at approx. 27+75
733 Incorrect End RW Stationing (Should it be 40+69.93?)
749/756 Please clarify the begin and end stations for RW 43 and 61
762/767 Length dimensions from sheet 767 (elevation) don’t add up to be 32’ from sheet 762 (Profile)
802 Dimension errors on elevation and section views
827 Section length dimensions on wall profile add up to 294.02’ not 296.02
1391-1393 Incorrect Dimensions
1400 Incorrect Stirrup spacing (15’+15’+20’+20’>half the girder length)
1404-1405 Missing Approach Slab Type R Details and Type N Drainage details
1418-1420 Incorrect Dimesions

Inquiry submitted 09/12/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 09/13/2012


Response #2:Refer to Addendum No. 1 dated October 3, 2012.
Response posted 10/03/2012


Response #3:Please refer to Addendum # 1 dated october 3, 2012 AND to addendum # 2 dated october 5, 2012
Response posted 10/06/2012




Inquiry #10: 1) The list of quantities for the Highgrove UP (Shoofly) on Sheet 1678 shows "Bridge Removal, Location B" and "Bridge Removal, Location D". The Special Provisions indicate that Bridge Removal, Location D is for the Colton-Loma Linda Yard OH (LT) and Bridge Removal, Location B is for the I-215/I-10 Separation (Left). Please clarify.
2) Sheet 1719 shows removal limits for Bent 3 of the Highgrove UP (Br No 54-0518)and Bent 3 of the Grand Terrace UP (Br No 54-0519). There are no removal limits shown for the abutments of those bridges and no removal limits for abutments or bents at the Shoofly (Br No 54-1306). Please provide the missing information. Will these structures be removed? If so, what are the limits of removal?
3) There are no removal limits shown for the Highgrove UP (Shoofly) Viaduct (Br No 54-1306S). Will this structure be removed? If so, what are the limits of removal?

Inquiry submitted 09/14/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 09/14/2012


Response #2:Refer to Addendum No. 1 dated October 3, 2012.
Response posted 10/03/2012




Inquiry #11: Bid Item 31 - Abandon Pipeline calls for the abandonment of 2 pipelines. The locations of the pipes are indicated on the plans (Drawings D-4 and D-11) but there is no information as to the length of the abandonment or the diameter of the pipes. Also, there is nothing in the Special Provisions about what is required to abandon the pipes. Please clarify.
Inquiry submitted 09/14/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 09/14/2012


Response #2:"Abandon Pipe Line" is paid as EA (each) and not by LF (linear foot). The plans illustrate the pipe size and type.
Sheet D-4 displays 24" RCP. Sheet D-11 displays 18" APC.
An addendum will be issued concerning the requirements to" Abandon Pipe Line".
Response posted 09/19/2012


Response #3:Please refer to addendum No. 1 dated Oct. 3, 2012.
Response posted 10/10/2012




Inquiry #12: Drainage Profile Drawing DP-8 (Sheet 290) indicates the presence of a "RW 538" adjacent to Drainage Systems 18 and 19. RW 538 does not appear anywhere else in the plans and Layout Drawing L-8 (Sheet 29) indicates a CB60C(Mod) barrier at that location. Please clarify.
Inquiry submitted 09/17/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 09/17/2012


Response #2:Please bid according to the current contract documents.
Response posted 09/20/2012




Inquiry #13: In the multiple locations where CB60C (Mod) is to be constructed along the ES we are unable to locate any details for the determing the depth of the barrier embedment below the shoulder interface. The cross sections shown on Sheet No. 3 (X-2) make it appear that the barrier is only embedded to the bottom of the AC paving section.

Please provide additional details so embedment can be determined.

Inquiry submitted 09/17/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 09/17/2012


Response #2:Details for CB 60C(mod) is shown in construction detail sheet C-84. It shows the depth of the barrier embedment below the shoulder interface. Sheet X-2 is a typical cross section but please use what is shown in the Layouts for the exact type of barrier.
Response posted 10/01/2012




Inquiry #14: The drawings indicate construction of CB60P and new signs in (5) locations between stations 443-468 of the ALN1 Line. This work area does not appear to be included in any of the staging or traffic handling plans.

Please provide details of what stage this work is incorporated in and how the work area will be protected during construction.

Inquiry submitted 09/17/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 09/17/2012


Response #2:The construction of Concrete Barrier (Type 60P) for the new sign posts can be constructed during Stage #3 Construction, when all traffic will be shifted to the outside.
Please bid according to current contract documents.
Response posted 10/02/2012




Inquiry #15: Sheet No. 47 (L-26) indicates constructing CB60C (Mod) along RAMP 28 Sta 238+38-243+56. However, the summary of quantities and the 215SB to 10WB Connector x-section (X-16) show this as 736B barrier.

Please clarify the type of barrier to be constructed in this location.

Inquiry submitted 09/17/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 09/17/2012


Response #2:The Summary of Quantities & Typical Cross Section (X-16) is correct and shows CB736B.
Please bid according to current contract documents.
Response posted 10/01/2012




Inquiry #16: 1) Drainage Plan D-10 (Sheet 266) and Drainage Profile DP-12 (Sheet 294) showing Drainage System 32, Unit d give no indication as to what is at the upstream end of the 36" CSP. Is there an existing inlet or will a new inlet be constructed?

2) The plan shows System 32, Unit d constructed in a curve. CSP is not available curved. It is available only in straight segments. The only way to achieve a curve as shown on the plans is with multiple (approximately 50) fabricated elbows which will be very expensive to buy and install.

Inquiry submitted 09/18/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 09/18/2012


Response #2:1- Yes at the upstream end of the 36" CSP (Drainage unit d- system 32) there is an existing inlet at the low point of a ditch.

2. Please bid according to current contract documents.
Response posted 10/01/2012




Inquiry #17: There are no profile drawings for Drainage Systems 76, 80 and 117. Please provide this information.
Inquiry submitted 09/18/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 09/18/2012


Response #2:1-Drainage System No.76 is a concrete lined ditch and its cross section info and flow line elevations at beginning and end of ditch are called out on the drainage plans(D-14,D-15) and The cross section is on the drainage details sheet as ditch no.1.
2- Drainage system No.80 is a short system with its flow line elevations matching the existing conditions.
3- Drainage system no. 117 is 36" csp with flow line elevations at both ends are called out on drainage plan D-22.
Response posted 10/01/2012




Inquiry #18: Drainage System 110, Unit b calls for the removal of 115.0 FT of existing 18" RCP. This pipe passes under all of the NB lanes at approximately ALN2 196+70.00 and the NB 215 to EB 10 connector. Also, it appears that Drainage System 108, Unit p connects to the upstream end of the same pipe. Does the entire length of this pipe require removal?
Inquiry submitted 09/18/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 09/19/2012


Response #2: Please bid according to the current contract documents.
Response posted 10/02/2012




Inquiry #19: 1) Charts No. 7 & 8 of the Special Conditions 10.1.22 indicate a maximum of (11) eight hour full freeway closures with 20% traffic diversion. Can you please clarify what 20% traffic diversion is.

2) Will additional full freeway closures be allowed if more than 20% traffic diversion is achieved. The scope of work for this project that will require full freeway closures is the demolition of Newport bridge, falsework erection and removal for construction of the Newport bridge, erection of the Highgrove shoofly bridge, removal of the existing Highgrove bridge, erection of the (3) new Highgrove bridges, removal of the Highgrove shoofly bridge and removal of the Grand Terrace UPRR bridge.


Inquiry submitted 09/20/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 09/20/2012


Response #2:1) Twenty percent traffic diversion means that 20 percent of traffic will choose to avoid the work location and use other routes during the closures.

2) Please bid according to current contract documents.
Response posted 10/01/2012




Inquiry #20: Ref. Miscellaneous Metal (Bridge); Bid Item 238 has a quantity of 83,865 LB that is part of the Highgrove Underpass bridge structures. We feel that there is a significant amount of miscellaneous metal included in this item that is not identified in Standard Specification Section 75 "Miscellaneous Metal" (e.g. shear key embeds, walkway steel). The special provision for Miscellneous Metal (Bridge) typically identifies the items included that are not specified in the Standard Specification. Please advise what material is included in Bid Item 238 "Miscellaneous Metal (Bridge)".
Inquiry submitted 09/20/2012

Response #1:For the Miscellaneous Metal (Bridge) item work, see the "WALKWAY AND HANDRAIL DETAILS" sheets for each of the three Highgrove Underpass bridges; SECTION A-A, "Checkered PL 5/16", which is for the checkered walkway plates.
Response posted 09/25/2012


Response #2:Refer to Addendum No. 1 dated October 3, 2012.
Response posted 10/03/2012




Inquiry #21: We have not been able to find Bid Item 227 - Manhole Shaft Pipe Reducer and Bid Item 228 - 36" Precast Concrete Pipe Mahnole in the contract plans. Where is this work shown?
Inquiry submitted 09/21/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 09/25/2012


Response #2:The bid items 227, 228 regarding the manhole pipe reducer
(36" TO 24") and the 36" precast RCP Manhole Shaft are shown on drainage details sheet DD-17
Response posted 10/01/2012




Inquiry #22: There are quantities shown for the construction of the temporary access ramp from Fairway Dr into the Santa Ana River (embankment, drainage pipe etc.) but there are no quantities shown for the removal of the ramp. Is the ramp to remain after the completion of the project?
Inquiry submitted 09/21/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 09/25/2012


Response #2:The temporary access ramp from Fairway Dr. to Sana Ana River will be removed at a time when it is no longer needed.
Please bid according to current contract documents.
Response posted 10/01/2012




Inquiry #23: Ref. Plan Sheet 1579 of 1743; At Detail A, the 5/8" curb plate is shop welded to the deck plate and is noted as "continuous". Are the curb plate joints at the transverse deck plate splices to be field welded? If so, what is the weld detail?
Inquiry submitted 09/21/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 09/25/2012


Response #2:No further information will be provided. Contractor to bid per the current contract bid documents.
Response posted 10/05/2012




Inquiry #24: Whose will ultimatly pay for the rail road flagging?
Inquiry submitted 09/21/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 09/25/2012


Response #2:Railroad flagging will be done by railroad forces
Response posted 10/01/2012




Inquiry #25: In regards to the masonry soundwalls there is no aesthetic patten sheet provided except on sheet No. 1206, under "Newport Ave. U.C.". Is this sheet's aethetics to be used for all the masonry CMU on the project? Or are the other walls to have a different design/pattern? Please clarify. Thank you.
Inquiry submitted 09/21/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 09/25/2012


Response #2:Yes this aesthetic treatment shown on sheet No 1206 is to be used on all sound walls.
Response posted 10/01/2012




Inquiry #26: Bid item # 104 water meter type 2A, Bid item shows 1,860 water meters ea. We feel there is only 2 type 2A shown on plans. Please advise
Inquiry submitted 09/24/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 09/25/2012


Response #2:An Addendum to address this issue will be forthcoming
Response posted 09/25/2012


Response #3:Please refer to addendum No. 1 dated Oct. 3, 2012.
Response posted 10/10/2012




Inquiry #27: Requesting as - builts for rr bridges Location G 54 - 0518 and Location I 54 - 0519
Inquiry submitted 09/25/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 09/25/2012


Response #2:Reference Section 2-1.03B, "Supplemental Project Information," (page 12 of 290) of Amendments to the Standard Specifications.
Response posted 10/03/2012




Inquiry #28: Traffic Handling Plan TH-21 shows temporary railing for the median reconstruction (Stage 1) beginning at station ALN2 159+50. Traffic Handling Plan TH-71 indicates the temporary railing for the median reconstruction (Stage 3) ending at station ALN2 151+30. Will temporary railing be required between ALN2 151+30 and 159+50?
Inquiry submitted 09/25/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 09/25/2012


Response #2:Please bid according to current contract documents.
Response posted 10/02/2012




Inquiry #29: The Stage Construction drawings (SC-30, Sheet 433) show the top lift of the HMA ("Final Surface Cap") placed against the face of the Type 60 barrier. The typical sections (X-2 Sheet 3) indicate that the 60 barrier is placed on top of the top HMA lift. Which is correct?
Inquiry submitted 09/25/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 09/25/2012


Response #2:When there are concrete barriers (Type 60 or Type 60C), please refer to the construction detail of the Standard Plan A76A for the appropriate types.
Response posted 10/02/2012




Inquiry #30: The grade of asphalt binder to be mixed with HMA Type A is identified as PG 64 -28. This PG grade is not identified as polymer modified and is not on the list of binders recommended for use in the State of California. Is it the intention of the specifications to require a PG 64 -28PM which has been used on several projects in the district?
Inquiry submitted 09/25/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 09/25/2012


Response #2:An Addendum will be forthcoming to address this issue.
Response posted 10/01/2012


Response #3:Please refer to addendum No. 1 dated Oct. 3, 2012.
Response posted 10/10/2012




Inquiry #31: Reference Bid items 62-65 - Bridge Removal, Location A-D. The descriptions for Bridge Removal on page 173 of the special provisions describe Bridge Removal for Locations A-D as Bridge Removal (portion). Should bid items 62-65 be Bridge Removal - Locations F-I as described on page 174? Please clarify.
Inquiry submitted 09/26/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 09/28/2012


Response #2:Refer to Addendum No. 1 dated October 3, 2012.
Response posted 10/03/2012




Inquiry #32: Reference Bid Item 119 - Jointed Plain Concrete Pavement (Rapid Strength Concrete). We see the quantities called out on plan sheets 667 and 668. Please provide more details such as length, width, and typical cross section for the JPCP (Rapid Strength Concrete).
Inquiry submitted 09/26/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 09/28/2012


Response #2:For details and typical cross section for JPCP (Rapid Strength Concrete) refer to Stage Construction sheets, SC-25 & SC-26.
Response posted 10/02/2012




Inquiry #33: The quantity shown in bid item #27 "Temp Crash Cushion Module" apprears to be the number of individual barrels contained in the various module types shown on the plans. Please verify that one unit of this bid item is for the entire crash cushion array and not the individual barrels contained in that array.
Inquiry submitted 09/26/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 09/28/2012


Response #2:Quantity shown for bid item #27 "Temporary Crash Cushion Module" is for the number of individual barrels. Bid per the current contract documents
Response posted 10/02/2012




Inquiry #34: Typical Cross Sections Drawing X-18 (Sheet 19) indicates 6" of sub ballast on the shoofly. On Page 478 of the Special Provisions Exhibit "C" to the BNSF C & M Agreement Contractor Requirements Section 1.01.10(f) states: "Placement of 12 inches of sub ballast and the initial eight (8) inches of crushed rock ballast on all track roadbeds for the shooflies and for the permanent replacement of the main tracks". Which is correct?
Inquiry submitted 09/26/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 09/28/2012


Response #2:The correct thickness for the sub ballast is what is shown on the contract plans.
Response posted 10/02/2012




Inquiry #35: Will Permanent steel deck forms be allowed on both precast concrete bridges and structural steel bridges?
Inquiry submitted 09/26/2012

Response #1:NO
Response posted 09/28/2012




Inquiry #36: SC-27 (stage 4) shows an approx 11' shift of the NB Krail to the west for both the median and and ES from the alignment shown on SC-23 (stage 3). The Stage 3 traffic handling plans do not account for one of these conditions. Please provide additional traffic handling details for the two conditions shown in stage 3 and stage 4 of Highgrove Shoofly construction.
Inquiry submitted 09/27/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 09/28/2012


Response #2:Please bid according to the current contract documents.
Response posted 10/02/2012




Inquiry #37: PG 202 IN AC SPECS CALLS OUT PG 64-28 AS BINDER FOR TYPE C ASPHALT PAVING. SHOULD THIS IN FACT READ 64-28 POLYMER MODIFIED?
Inquiry submitted 09/27/2012

Response #1:The specification on page 202 is for HMA Type A.
Yes, the asphalt should be PG 64-28 PM.
An Addendum will be forthcoming to address this issue
Response posted 09/28/2012


Response #2:Please refer to addendum No. 1 dated Oct. 3, 2012.
Response posted 10/10/2012




Inquiry #38: Ref. Bid Item 238 Miscellaneous Metal (Bridge); Per the State's respponse to Inquiry #20, htis item only includes the checkered walkway plates at the three Highgrove UP bridges. Please advise which bid item includes the following items at the Highgrove UP bridges:
A. Galvanized shear key insert plates (e.g. Sheet 1564 of 1743).
B. Galvanized ladders and handrail posts (e.g. Sheet 1573 of 1743).
C. Galvanized curb flashing plates (e.g. Sheet 1579 of 1743).
D. Galvanized? armor plates and bolts at abutments (e.g. Sheet 1585 of 1743).

Inquiry submitted 09/27/2012

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 09/28/2012


Response #2:Refer to Addendum No. 1 dated October 3, 2012.
Response posted 10/03/2012




Inquiry #39: What is the elevation of the bottom of footing on the H=10' section of wall on RW 563, plan sheet 713? What is the width of the footings of the "special retaining walls" on RW 29 shown on plan sheet 719?
Inquiry submitted 09/27/2012

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 09/28/2012


Response #2:Refer to Addendum No. 1 dated October 3, 2012.
Response posted 10/03/2012




Inquiry #40: 1. Sectiion 13-1.01 states Railroad means UPRR. Should we also assume it to mean BNRR?
2. What is Metro Link’s involvement in the project? They are noted on the plans, not mentioned in the specifications.
3. What is the time we have to allow for both Railroads to do their work?
4. What is Exhibit XX referenced on page 450 of the specification?
5. What is UPRR Exhibit A?

Inquiry submitted 10/01/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/01/2012


Response #2:1) The BNSF requirements and agreement language begin with “Exhibit C to the BNSF C&M Agreement”. So in Section 13.1.01, Railroad only refers to UPRR.
2) Metrolink has no involvement. BNSF said they would coordinate with Metrolink as needed.
3) If a sample schedule was not provided, then the Contractor will need to coordinate with each Railroad to determine their individual schedules.
4) Exhibit XX is the UPRR Construction Cost estimate for their portion of the work. It has no impact on the Contractor.
5) In this reference, Exhibit A of the UPRR/State C&M agreement refers to the work shown to construct the bridge widening, which is the work shown in this contract.

Response posted 10/02/2012




Inquiry #41: Reference sheet 450 of the Specification Section 13-1.05 "Work by State" paragraph (b)(4)All necessary grading for the shoofly track and realigned Ice Deck Siding #2, including backfill of excavations and restoration of disturbed vegetation on UPRR's right of way. The only shoofly referenced in the plans is the Highgrove shoofly. Please clarify and provide details for the shoofly at Ice Deck Siding #2.
Inquiry submitted 10/02/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/02/2012


Response #2:An addendum will be forthcoming to address this issue.
Response posted 10/02/2012


Response #3:Please refer to addendum No. 1 dated Oct. 3, 2012.
Response posted 10/10/2012




Inquiry #42: For insurance purposes please provide train traffic informantion for UPRR Ice Deck Siding #2 and the UPRR Grand Terrace Track.
Inquiry submitted 10/02/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/02/2012


Response #2:UPRR Ice Deck Siding #2:
There are approximately 50 UPRR freight trains per day and one National Passenger Railroad Company (Amtrak) passenger train per day operating over Main Line 1, Main Line 2, Ice Deck Siding 1 and Ice Deck Siding 2 tracks.

and the UPRR Grand Terrace Track:
There should be no train traffic during construction.

Response posted 10/10/2012




Inquiry #43: Reference Plan sheets 1727-1743 Highgrove UP (Shoofly) Viaduct. Is the Viaduct to remain in place after Highgrove #1,#2,#3 are built? I do not see a line item for demolition of the Viaduct. Is the demolition paid under the Highgrove Shoofly Demolitino Location C? Please Clarify.
Inquiry submitted 10/02/2012

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/02/2012


Response #2:Refer to Addendum No. 1 dated October 3, 2012.
Response posted 10/05/2012




Inquiry #44: When is the Addendum coming out? With all the unanswered questions and and addendum coming soon, please consider postponing the bid date by one week so the Prime Contractor, Suppliers, and Subcontractors can absorb this information prior to the bid date.
Inquiry submitted 10/02/2012

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/02/2012


Response #2:Addendum is scheduled to be coming out tomorrow 10/3/12 or Thursday 10/4/12 the latest. Bids will not be postponed.
Response posted 10/02/2012




Inquiry #45: The widening of the I-215/I-10 Separation includes the erection of precast concrete girders over the I-10 freeway, but closure hours for the I-10 are not given in the Special Provisions section 10-1.22, Maintaining Traffic. Please advise the allowable closure hours for the I-10 at this location.
Inquiry submitted 10/02/2012

Response #1:An addendum will be forthcoming to address this issue.
Response posted 10/03/2012


Response #2:Please refer to addendum No. 2 dated Oct. 5, 2012.
Response posted 10/10/2012




Inquiry #46: Ref Colton-Loma Linda OH RT Sheet 1507 of 1743; The dimensions for the girders accross Bent 3 do not add up. The top flange and web length between the field splices is 62'-6". The bottom flange length between field splices is 68'-6" (22'-0" + 26'-0" + 20'-6"). Please advise.
Inquiry submitted 10/02/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/03/2012


Response #2:Additional information will not be provided. Please bid per current contract bid documents.
Response posted 10/09/2012




Inquiry #47: Ref. Colton-Loma Linda OH RT Sheet 1534 of 1743; Note 1 states "Contractor to verify locations of cracked or failing braces and connectors including and in addition to the locations shown herein". We assume if additional repair is required in addition to that shown on the plans, it will be paid for as extra work. Please confirm.
Inquiry submitted 10/03/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/03/2012


Response #2:No further information will be provided. Contractor to bid per the current contract bid documents.
Response posted 10/03/2012




Inquiry #48: Several of the bridge structures contain items that we believe should are classified as Miscellaneous Metal (Bridge) yet there are no Miscellaneous Metal (Bridge) quantities listed for those structures (e.g. bumper plates and guard angles at Colton-Loma Linda OH LT, side guard plates at Colton-Loma Linda OH RT, curb flashing and armor plates at Highgrove UO Shoofly. Please advise.
Inquiry submitted 10/03/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/03/2012


Response #2:Refer to Addendum No. 1 dated October 3, 2012.
Response posted 10/03/2012




Inquiry #49: Ref. Colton-Loma Linda Sheet 1523 of 1743; 5/8" Stiffener plates and 2" bering stiffeners are shown at the girder field splices. Are these stiffeners in addition to those shown on the Girder Layout sheets? Is one pair of each type of stiffener required at each field splice?
Inquiry submitted 10/03/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/03/2012


Response #2:No. The dimension locations for the stiffeners are not called out sheet 1523. For locations of 5/8" stiffener plates and 2" bearing stiffeners, see girder layout sheets.
Response posted 10/05/2012




Inquiry #50: Your response to Inquiry #21 states: "The bid items 227, 228 regarding the manhole pipe reducer (36" TO 24") and the 36" precast RCP Manhole Shaft are shown on drainage details sheet DD-17." Thank you for that information. However our inquiry was about the location of the work. Where on the project is this work to be done?
Inquiry submitted 10/03/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/03/2012


Response #2:The only pipe to pipe manhole on this project is at Newport Ave at drainage plan D-15 and its quantities are on DQ-14 and the system no. is DS-78
Response posted 10/03/2012




Inquiry #51: Your response to Inquiry #18 states: "Please bid according to the current contract documents." If we are to bid the removal of the entire 115 LF of 18" RCP, will the requirements for the maintaining of traffic be amended to accommodate the full closure of NB 215 and the NB 215 to EB 10 connector that will be necessary to perform this work?
Inquiry submitted 10/03/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/03/2012


Response #2:No additional information will be provided. Contractor to bid per the current contract bid documents.
Response posted 10/09/2012




Inquiry #52: Ref. Colton-Loma Linda OH RT Sheet 1541 of 1743; A. There are incomplete welding symbols shown at Detail M and Section R-R. Please advise. B. Please confirm both welding AND bolting is required at angle brace and chord ends.
Inquiry submitted 10/03/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/03/2012


Response #2:A. Refer to Addendum No. 2 dated October 5, 2012.
B. Bolting AND Welding are required at the Chord Ends of Detail M and Section R-R of Retrofit Detail No. 7 (Sheet 1541).
Response posted 10/09/2012




Inquiry #53: Ref. Addendum No. 1 revised sheet 1637 of 1743; At the Highgrove UP #2 structure, the quantities for Furnish Structural Steel (Bridge) and Erect Structural Steel (Bridge)were changed from 1,918,493 LB to 2,060,397 LB (an increase of 141,904 LB). A. What was the reason for this change? Are not all three Highgrove Underpass structures the same? B. With this change, the Bid Form Item 182 and 183 quantities no longer match the sum of the quantities listed on the drawings. Please advise.
Inquiry submitted 10/03/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/03/2012


Response #2:Refer to Addendum No. 2 dated October 5, 2012.
Response posted 10/06/2012




Inquiry #54: Sheet 1199 of 1743 Newport Ave. OC - items 249 & 250, shows fabric and framework to be balck.Sheet 204 of 290 in the specials gives us the option to use galv. fabric 1.M181, Type 1, Class C. Question: is fabric and framework to be black. is fabric and framework to be galvanized, or is fabric to be galv., and framework to be black.
Inquiry submitted 10/03/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/03/2012


Response #2:Contractor to bid per the current contract bid documents The frame and mesh are black, as shown sheet 1199 of 1743 of the plans.
Response posted 10/05/2012




Inquiry #55: The "Protective Measures" section of Special Conditions 5-1.16 directs the contractor in implement the listed protective measures within "Biological Monitering Area 1". We are unable to locate any area with this specific designation. Are we to assume that any area contained within ESA fencing is the "Biological Monitering Area 1".
Inquiry submitted 10/03/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/03/2012


Response #2:Any areas with ESA fence are Biological Monitoring Area #1.
Response posted 10/08/2012




Inquiry #56: Based on the closure charts for EB/WB I-10 contained in Addendum 1 are we to assume the erection of the I-215/I-10 precast concrete girders will be allowed above live traffic.
Inquiry submitted 10/03/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/03/2012


Response #2:refer the addendum #2 issued on October 5, 2012.
Response posted 10/08/2012




Inquiry #57: Ref. Colton-Loma Linda OH RT Sheets 1507-1510 of 1743; What diameter are the shear studs on the girders?
Inquiry submitted 10/03/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/03/2012


Response #2:Refer to Addendum No. 2 dated October 5, 2012.
Response posted 10/06/2012




Inquiry #58: Item 250- Chain Link Railing (Type 7 Modified) - What plan sheet is the detail on.The only reference is on sheet 1199 of 1743.
Inquiry submitted 10/03/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/03/2012


Response #2:Additional information will not be provided. Please bid per current contract bid documents.
Response posted 10/09/2012




Inquiry #59: 1. ABANDON PIPELINE on page 23 of Addendum 1 paragraph 4 states: '"......backfill specified for the pipe will be measured and paid for in the same manner as if the pipeline has been abandoned in place. Paragraph 5 says: "Backfill will be measured by the cubic yard determined....." Paragraph 6 reads: "Controlled low strength material and slurry cement backfill, if used at the Contractor's option, will be measured and paid for by the cubic yard as sand backfill". However, paragraph 7 states: "Full compensation for concrete plugs, pipe removal, structure excavation and backfill (including sand, controlled low strength material or slurry cement backfill) shall be considered as included in the contract unit price paid for abandon pipeline and no additional compensation will be allowed therefor." Is the backfill of the pipes paid as sand backfill?
2. The response to Inquiry #11 stated: “Abandon Pipe Line is paid as EA (each) and not by LF (linear foot). The plans illustrate the pipe size and type.” As there is now a requirement to fill the pipes to be abandoned, it is necessary to know the length of pipe to be abandoned in order to determine the volume of backfill. Please provide this information.

Inquiry submitted 10/03/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/03/2012


Response #2:Please bid according to the current contract documents.
Response posted 10/06/2012




Inquiry #60: Addendum 1, page 2 gives a chart of access restrictions with San Bernardino County Parcel Numbers. As there was no map provided and San Bernardino County Parcel Numbers are 13 digits, we were unable to locate the reference parcels. Does Caltrans have a map of the location of these parcels? As this is an A+B bid for this project, this information is critical.
Inquiry submitted 10/03/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/03/2012


Response #2: Parcel Numbers shown in Addendum #1 corresponds to Caltrans Right of Way Parcel numbers, which are in San Bernardino County.
The parcel numbers shown on Addendum #1 can be located at the Right of Way maps department in the District Office, 6th floor, at 464 W. 4th Street, San Bernardino, CA 92401 for review.
Response posted 10/05/2012




Inquiry #61: Ref. Colton-Loma Linda OH RT Sheet 1522 of 1743; Please confirm the restrainer brackets are to be both bolted AND welded to the girder bottom flanges as shown in Section Z-Z. Note that the brackets are galvanized and the girders are painted.
Inquiry submitted 10/03/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/04/2012


Response #2:No further information will be provided.
Contractor to bid per the current contract bid documents.
Response posted 10/05/2012




Inquiry #62: Why aren't the two new CMS sign structures (E-50, E-53, SDS-1, and SDS-3) being paid in the Furnish and Install sign structure bid items like normal? The removal of CMS and Structure is typically paid in the remove sign structure item as well? Can this be corrected?

If not, can the CMS structures be built by any manufacturer or do they sitll have to be built by suppliers that have completed the welding audit for sign structures?

Inquiry submitted 10/05/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/06/2012


Response #2:1)Yes, these are normally paid under Furnish and Install sign structure item. Please bid as per current contract documents.
2)No, these items are paid under the "Modify Changeable Message Sign" bid item.

3)The CMS structures still have the same requirements as the sign structures.

Response posted 10/11/2012




Inquiry #63: Per the Special Conditions Section 10-1.94 new metal surfaces and connections to existing steel shall be painted unless they are galvanized.

1) The index to plans sheets for the Highgrove UP's 1-3 (sheets 1554, 1596, 1638) has a table that shows specific items that are to be painted. Please clarify if only the specific items shown in these tables are to be painted or if all surfaces are to be painted including the grade 50 & 70 weathering steel.

2) The Highgrove Shoofly UP has a table on sheet 1679 that does not indicate any specific members to be painted. Please verify that all surface for this bridge are to be painted including the grade 70 weathering steel.

Inquiry submitted 10/05/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/06/2012


Response #2:Weathering steel and galvanized steel will not be painted; attention is directed to Section 10-1.94 of the contract Special Provisions.
Response posted 10/09/2012




Inquiry #64: There is no description in the special provisions for Item 249 - Chain Link Railing (Type 7) and Item - 250 Chain Link Railing (Type 7) Modified. As it appears this material maybe black vinyl coated and painted...a special provision description is critical.
Inquiry submitted 10/05/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/06/2012


Response #2:No further information will be provided. Contractor to bid per the current contract bid documents.
Response posted 10/09/2012




Inquiry #65: The foundation plan of the Santa Ana River Bridge on sheet 1324 is missing bottom of footing elevation at Abutment 1. Similarly the bottom of footing elevation is not indicated at Abutment 1 of the I-215 / I-10 Separation LT on sheet 1389. Please provide bottom of footing elevation at these locations.
Inquiry submitted 10/06/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/06/2012


Response #2:The locations in question are diaphragm abutments. See Abutment Layout sheets for depth of abutment diaphragm.
Response posted 10/09/2012




Inquiry #66: Ref. Sheets 1533 & 1535.

The retrofit of the bent two footings on the Colton-Loma Linda OH Rt show new driven H-pile being installed underneath the existing bridge. A site inspection of this location indicated there is approximately 15-20' of overhead clearance from pile cut off elevation to the existing bent cap. Please clarify how this retrofit work can be constructed.

Inquiry submitted 10/08/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/08/2012


Response #2:No further information will be provided. Contractor to bid per the current contract bid documents.
Response posted 10/09/2012




Inquiry #67: Special Conditions Section 2-1.03 indicates SSPC QP Certification must be submitted by 4pm of the second business day after bid opening. Special Conditions section 10-1.94 (General) indicates the Certification must be submitted with your bid.

Please verify that the more detailed information (2nd business day after bid opening) contained in Section 2-1.03 is the correct time frame for submission of the Certification.

Inquiry submitted 10/08/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/08/2012


Response #2:Section 2-1.03 of the Standard Special Provisions instructs Contractor to submit proof of each required SSPC QP certificattion with the bid no later than 4:00 pm on the 2nd business day after bid opening.

Section 10-1.94 of the Standard Special Provisions instructs Contractor to submit proof of SSPC QP Certification Program with Contractor's bid.

Both statements are correct.
Response posted 10/09/2012




Inquiry #68: Ref Item 264, Plan Sheet 197 and 205 and Standard Plan B11-52 and Ammended Standard Specification Section 3-
1-These current contract documents are incomplete and/or contradictory to standard details for Type 60C barrier. Unless additional details are provided before the bid by addendum to all plan holders, we will bid for Item 264 cost based on other Caltrans projects with similar requirements.
Please confirm this as reasonable for your anticipated answer to "Bid per current contract documents", or furnish the requested addendum.
2- Does the 10" deep section shown on plan sheet 205 only apply to the 10 ft end anchor?
3-Is the CL Rail to be Type CL-6 or CL-7 on the Type 60 C Mod barrier?
4- Provide either a table of vertical pavement offsets or additional Profile Plan Sheets to enable the contractor to determine the additional concrete, reinforcing steel and installation cost, to comply with Note 9 and 10 on Plan Sheet 205.
5- Cofirm that the portion of Type 60C MOD barrier called the "footing" and refernced to in Note 11, Plan Sheet 205, is the entire area below the optional construction joints.

Inquiry submitted 10/08/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/08/2012


Response #2:#2 - No, the 10" section refers to anywhere that the Type 60C mod is used, not only the end anchor.
#3 - CL rail Type CL-6 should be used on the Type 60C Mod barrier as shown in the quantity sheets.
#5 - Yes, Note 11 "footing" refers to the area below the Optional Construction Joint.

Remaining response to the inquiry is that no additional information will be provided. Contractor to bid per the current contract bid documents.
Response posted 10/10/2012




Inquiry #69: Ref. Item 265, Pre Bid Inquiry # 14, various Stage Construction plan sheets-
1- Some median areas of the project, south of Station ALN1 487+00 require removal of existig concrete barrier and installation of Type 60P barrier,during Stage 3. However you have not yet provided Temposry K Rail to accomodate this work. Will this additional K Rail be provided for before the bid or by CCO after award?

Inquiry submitted 10/08/2012

Response #1:submited for consideration
Response posted 10/08/2012


Response #2:No additional information will be provided. Please bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 10/09/2012




Inquiry #70: Ref Plan Sheets 634A,650,747-
As an example Sign # 13-A plan details are noted. The same ambiguity appears to apply to Signs 19-A and 22-A.

1- How is the Reinforced Concrete Pedestal, above the CIDH Pile Cut Off Paid for?
2- The Elevation plan sheet calls for a different payment length from the pay quantiy shown on Quantity Sheet 650. Which length is right?



Inquiry submitted 10/08/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/08/2012


Response #2:Reference to Overhead Signs numbers 13-A, 19-A, and 22-A:

1- The Reinforced Concrete Pedestal above the CIDH Pile Cut Off will be paid for by Linear Feet under Item
Number 193 " 60" CIDH Concrete Pile (sign foundation)".
2- The length shown on the Elevation plan sheets is the correct one.
Response posted 10/09/2012




Inquiry #71: Ref. Plan Sheets 681,700,702 and various.
This Retaining wall is an example which occurs at other locations as well as here.

1-Retainig Wall 543,Sheets 681 and 700 call for 259 LFT Concrete Barrier Type 60 D (Item 271) but plan sheet 702 requires some undefined length of Type 60 D MOD barrier.
2-For RW 563 There are two details for Type 60 D MOD barrier. One detail, Plan sheet 714 is a simple Vertical Heighth dimension different from Type 60D. But Plan Sheet 732 and 734 are significantly different with no defined length that establishes quantity for each of the details.

Similar ambiguity on quantity, details and vertical heighth ocurrs at Retaining Walls 544,36, 65, 68

Please issue an addendum to all bidders that correctly defines what you require.

Inquiry submitted 10/08/2012

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/08/2012


Response #2:RW 543 (sheets 700-702) - Barrier type shown on plan sheet 700 is correct.
RW 544 (sheets 706-709) - Barrier type shown on plan sheet 706 and 708 is correct.
RW 563 (sheets 713-714) - Barrier type shown on sheet 713 and 714 is correct.
RW 36 (sheets 731-736) - Barrier type shown on sheet 731 and 732 is correct.
RW 65 (sheets 761-768) - Barrier type shown on sheet 761-764 is correct.
RW 68 (sheets 772-776) - Barrier type shown on sheet 772-774 is correct.
Response posted 10/10/2012




Inquiry #72: Ref Plan Sheets 1332,1336,1337 and 1345-
1-0 Confirm that the split walls with 1/2" expansion paper are measured and paid for asTransitions Item 275.
2- Confirm that the Type 60A Mod Barrier is as shown on Plan Sheet 1337 without split walls with 1/2" expansion paper.

Inquiry submitted 10/08/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/08/2012


Response #2:1. Pay Item 275 is for "Concrete Barrier Transition," shown on sheet 1336.
2. Details of "Concrete Barrier Type 60A (Mod)," are shown on sheet 1337.
Response posted 10/09/2012




Inquiry #73: Materials listed in Section 10-3 of the special provisions do not match with the materials listed in Section 8-1.02 of the special provisions. Is the contractor to assume that if listed in either section, it would be furnished by the State? Please clarify.
Inquiry submitted 10/09/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/09/2012


Response #2:No, the only state-furnished material items are listed in Section 8-1.02.
Response posted 10/11/2012




Inquiry #74: Section 10-3.21 provides pricing for materials required to be installed for the project. However, the pricing is only valid until end of 2012. Will the contractor be paid for MOH for obtaining the materials before said expiration date (with a requirement of accepting shipment within 90 days) in the event the work and/or contract is not fully approved by then? This is not listed in the partial payments section. What is the escalation for such materials to consider in the bid? Please clarify.
Inquiry submitted 10/09/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/09/2012


Response #2:No, the contractor will not be paid for MOH.
No escalation factor will be given, pricing can be verified from Sensys Networks, Inc.
Response posted 10/11/2012




Inquiry #75: Section 10-3.30 of the special provisions provides pricing for materials required to be installed for the project. However, the pricing is only valid until end of 2012. Will the contractor be paid for MOH for obtaining the materials before said expiration date (with a requirement of accepting shipment within 90 days) in the event the work and/or contract is not fully approved by then? This is not listed in the partial payments section. What is the escalation for such materials to consider in the bid? Please clarify.
Inquiry submitted 10/09/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/09/2012


Response #2:No, the contractor will not be paid for MOH.
No escalation factor will be given, pricing can be verified from Sensys Networks, Inc.
Response posted 10/11/2012




Inquiry #76: The utility plan sheets show the presence of overhead utilities. The electrical plans or special provisions do not inform the contractor of potential conflicts or added requirements. Please clarify if any, where conflicts do exist to properly bid the work. The is insufficient information to determine this.
Inquiry submitted 10/09/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/09/2012


Response #2:The utility plan sheets and Standard Special Provisions are for information regarding the location, construction, removal, relocation, upgrade, and/or protection-in-place of the existing utilities, for not just electrical, but to perform all the other construction activities required of the project. It is up to the contractor to coordinate the construction activities with the requirements of the project to fulfill the contract.
Response posted 10/10/2012




Inquiry #77: Please review and clarify or confirm the following:

1) Plan Sheet 930 construction note 'F' is requiring the contractor to install a CATV 5. Please confirm.

2) Plan Sheet 930 construction note 'J' is requiring the contractor to install conduit in barrier only where its identified. Please confirm.

3) Bid Items 288 to 334 and its item descriptions as listed in the engineer's estimate are to correlate with work as shown and identified on plan sheets 930 to 1064 (i.e.: plan sheet 1001 is to bid item 288). All costs are to be bid to that respective unit price. Please confirm.

4) What is Construction Note #2 on plan sheet 961 to mean? Please clarify.


4)

Inquiry submitted 10/09/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/09/2012


Response #2:1) Yes, a CCTV 5 is to be installed as per ES-16B.
2) Yes, that is correct.
3) Yes.
4) Note #2 should be "AB".
Response posted 10/11/2012




Inquiry #78: Is there any transition details for conduit that is underground and is terminated into a 9A box in the barrier? Please clarify.
Inquiry submitted 10/09/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/10/2012


Response #2:See Standard Plan ES-9A.
Response posted 10/11/2012




Inquiry #79: Regarding payment for Materials on Hand
Special Provisions Section 5-1.12 Page 29
Currently dowels, dowel baskets, and tie bars are not included in the items listed for partial payments to the contractor for materials on hand (materials furnished but not incorporated into the work.

Please include partial payments to the contractor for dowel, dowel baskets, and tie bars as materials furnished but not incorporated into the work (Material On Hand) under section 5-1.12

Inquiry submitted 10/10/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/10/2012


Response #2:Per RTL Guide, Section 6.13, dowel, dowel baskets and tie bars are not included in table "Items Eligible for Partial Payments for Materials on Hand".
Please bid according to current contract bid documents.
Response posted 10/10/2012




Inquiry #80: Refer to plan sheets 990, 991 and 992. The stationing represented in those plan sheets seem to show large sections of work missing in order to review the work impacts (i.e.: page 990 ends on Station 199 and page 991 starts on station 214). Please confirm that no modification/new work for fiber optic system is necessary to be included in the bid other than showing the existing is to remain as is. Please clarify.
Inquiry submitted 10/10/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/10/2012


Response #2:No modification or new work for the fiber optic system is necessary where stationing is not shown.

Response posted 10/11/2012




Inquiry #81: Refer to plan sheets 930 to 1014. Please confirm that all work not identified or noted on the plans to be removed or relocated shall remain in place.
Inquiry submitted 10/10/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/10/2012


Response #2:Please bid as per current contract documents
Response posted 10/11/2012




Inquiry #82: Can Page 32 (Equal Employment Opportunity Regulation Certification) of the bid proposal be submitted within 24 hours after the bid along with the list of listed subcontractors? It is impossible to submit this at bid time.
Inquiry submitted 10/10/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/10/2012


Response #2:The Equal Employment Opportunity Regulation Certification MUST be submitted with the bid. See Section 2-1.12 BID DOCUMENT COMPLETION of the Amendments.
Response posted 10/11/2012




Inquiry #83: Please review the below and clarify/confirm as needed:

1. Please provide a scope of work provision for bid items 308 to 318 in order to properly determine the cost, payment scope and work as done with other modify items (i.e.: Section 10-3.28 of the special provisions is for bid item 334). The plans have some discrepancies and/or ambiguity to the possible scope of materials and work.

2. Refer to Section 10-3.22 of the special provisions. Please list what spare spare parts are required. The contract does not specify. Please clarify.

3. Refer to Section 10-3.22 of the special provisions. Scope of work or a method of payment is not specified as part of the work for the installation of the concrete pad that is around the High-Mast pole. Please clarify.

4. Please refer to inquiry #73. There are items that only certain components and not the entire controller assembly is to be furnished by the state according to the plans. Should the contractor assume those are also state furnished materials? Please clarify.

5. Refer to plan sheets 1062, 1063 and 1064. To what bid items does this work apply? The title sheets do not match the pay items. Please clarify.

6. Refer to inquiry #78 response. ES-9A is for locations where conduit transitions at a bridge structure or wing wall area. How about at the sound wall or retaining wall locations? Please clarify.

7. Please refer to inquiry #73 response and item #4 of this inquiry. Will an addendum be issued to incorporate the changes made under Section 10-3 and the plans for that response? This is now a conflict and may impose an unfair competitive advantage. Please confirm.



Inquiry submitted 10/11/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration
Response posted 10/11/2012






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.