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.
Q1) Looking to touch bases regarding this bid, I wasn’t able to really locate photos or anything so I was wondering what the failed pavement looks like; IE- has it settled or heaved? Spalled? Cracked? What caused the failure?
A1) Attention is directed to section 2-1.07, “Job Site and Document Examinations” of the Standard Specifications:
2-1.07 JOB SITE AND DOCUMENT EXAMINATION
Examine the job site and bid documents. Notify the Department of apparent errors and patent ambiguities in the plans, specifications, and Bid Item List. Failure to do so may result in rejection of a bid or rescission of an award ...
To determine the extent of the failed pavement the Bidder must examine the job site and site conditions.