The responses to bidder's inquiries, unless incorporated into a formal addendum to the contract, are not a part of the contract and are provided for the bidder's convenience only. In some instances, the question and answer may represent a summary of the matters discussed rather than a word-for-word recitation. The availability or use of information provided in the responses to bidder's inquiries is not to be construed in any way as a waiver of the provisions of Section 2-1.03 of the Standard Specifications or any other provision of the contract, the plans, Standard Specifications or Special Provisions, nor to excuse the contractor from full compliance with those contract requirements. Bidders are cautioned that subsequent responses or contract addenda may affect or vary a response previously given.
Inquiry 1) What is the lead Time for the fabrication of the Fence and gates?
Response 1) Before work begins, we anticipated a lead time for the order and delivery of Wrought Iron Fencing & Gates at 10 days (This number is not included in the Total Working days required for this project). Bear in mind that this can vary depending on manufacturer/supplier and market demand/production.
Inquiry 2) Is the 12” Security Concrete Edge Beam has steel reinforcement? (See Sheet C-3)
Response 2) The details provided for the 12” Security Concrete Edge do not include steel reinforcement and should be constructed without steel reinforcement. This security concrete edge is meant to function as a deterrent. Please place your bid in accordance with the current contract documents.
Inquiry 3) Will information on the slopes at Locations 1, 2, 3, 5 & 6 be available before bid date? (See C-4)
Response 3) No, information on the existing slopes at locations 1,2,3,5 & 6 will not be available before the bid date. This is because existing slopes vary throughout the project locations. The detail provided on Sheet C-4 allows for customization/adjustment of the fencing at each location to match the existing conditions as long as the post spacing requirements and location of posts at the begin and end of the break in grade are met. At areas where fencing is adjacent to bridge abutments, typical bridge abutment slopes cannot be steeper than 1.5:1 (where slope paving is used). Slope grading away from the abutment slope tends to get flatter typically 2.0:1 or flatter. Caltrans standards also require side slopes to be 2.0:1 or flatter. Attention is directed to section 2-1.07, “JOB SITE AND DOCUMENT EXAMINATION” of the Standard Specifications.