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) Will there be any livestock with in the work areas, and if so, will temporary fencing be required?
Response 1) Yes, livestock is within the work areas. Refer to Standard Specifications 7-1.04 Public Safety, paragraph 5.
Inquiry 2) Please clarify the anticipated start date for this project.
Response 2) Per pages 14 and 15 of the contract (SSP 8-1.04F) work should start before July 2, 2020 and “within 10 days after receiving notice that the Contract has been approved by the Attorney General or the attorney appointed and authorized to represent the Department, submit a request for authorization to start job site activities.”