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Inquiry #1: 1. Has the State determined a Risk Level (Stormwater) for this project?

2. Neither the Plans nor the Informational Handout provide any information for the existing facilities/improvements to be removed mentioned in Special Provision Section 16-1.01, first paragraph. Please provide all information the State has regarding the existing facilities/improvements to be removed.

3. The CCWD Surge Relief/Pressure Reducing Station, shown on Plan Sheet U-1, appears to be located within the project Fill limits. Please provide a detail of the work at this location.

Inquiry submitted 03/04/2013

Response #1: Submitted
Response posted 03/07/2013


Response #2: 1. Soil disturbing activities are to be less than 1 acre, therefore the risk level does not apply. Refer to Section 13-2 "Water Pollution Control Program" of the 2010 Standard Specifications.
2. The existing facilities and improvements referenced in Section 16-1.01 of the Special Provisions are associated with remnants of a wooden bridge with concrete abutments, shown in the topography on Layout L-1 and Drainage Plan D-1 (sheets 3 and 4 of the plans).
3. The CCWD Surge Relief/Pressure Reducing Station is shown for information only. The Contractor is to work around this facility. Refer to Section 15 "Existing Facilities" of the 2010 Standard Specifications.
Response posted 03/11/2013




Inquiry #2: What will be happening with cabin on the south side of the highway? It looks like this will need to be removed for the creek realignment.

Also, what scope of work does Bid Item 13 Treated Wood Waste pertain to?

Inquiry submitted 03/06/2013

Response #1: Submitted
Response posted 03/07/2013


Response #2: The existing cabins will be removed by others prior to construction of this contract.
Refer to the "Roadside Sign Items" table on the Pavement Delineation and Sign Quantities plan (sheet 10 of 17) PDQ-1. Treated wood waste is associated with removal of sign posts.
Response posted 03/11/2013




Inquiry #3: When advance flaggers are required, the State has indicated this in the Special Provisions. Sheet 16, note 7 indicates that advance flaggers may be required. We find no reference to advance flaggers in the Special Provisions. Please confirm if advance flaggers are required.
Inquiry submitted 03/06/2013

Response #1: Submitted
Response posted 03/07/2013


Response #2: Advanced flaggers are not required.
Response posted 03/11/2013




Inquiry #4: Section 39-1.01 states "Produce and place HMA Type B under the Standard Construction Process." Bid item #35 Shows 150 Tons for HMA Type B. This should be changed to Method Process. The cost to the contractor under Standard Process for 150 Tons is huge.

Standard Process should be used for Tonnages over 1000. Will there be an adendum issued or will this be changed to Method?

Inquiry submitted 03/14/2013

Response #1: Submitted
Response posted 03/14/2013


Response #2: Please bid per contract.
Response posted 03/18/2013




Inquiry #5: Will the trees be removed prior to this contract starting? If not is there an inventory of trees to be removed?
Inquiry submitted 03/15/2013

Response #1: Submitted
Response posted 03/18/2013


Response #2: No, an inventory is not available. Trees are to be removed as required by Section 16 "CLEARING AND GRUBBING" of the 2010 Standard Specifications.
Response posted 03/18/2013






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.