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Inquiry #1: If this bid is in Nevada county what is the license requirements? Do we need a certain license to work in Nevada county?
Inquiry submitted 01/15/2019

Response #1:
(#1)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 01/17/2019


Response #2:
Bidder is responsible for determining and obtaining any licenses required by the County for which the work is within.
Response posted 01/17/2019




Inquiry #2: Please reference Page 17 of the Special Provisions, Table G1 and G2. The Legend indicates that no shoulder closures are allowed between the hours of 7 am and 8 pm daily. The Remarks state that a Shoulder closure is only allowed during the hours in the table for freeway lane closures. These notes indicate that all lanes and shoulders must be fully accessible to the public during non-working hours as outlined in the tables. The current lane closure schedule does not allow for enough time to remove, grade, install rebar, pour, and cure the barrier rail and slabs within the shoulder areas prior to opening the shoulder for public use. This also indicates that the temporary rail would need to be removed from the lane/shoulder area to allow for unrestricted access. If the guardrail and barrier rail is removed, is Caltrans accepting of open areas along the alignment? Can these tables and restrictions please be clarified.
Inquiry submitted 02/06/2019

Response #1:
(#2)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 02/06/2019


Response #2:
During stage construction, some shoulders will be closed by that stage. This is by means of the temporary railing, plastic drums and stripes. Additional lane and shoulder closures are only allowed in accordance with the noted charts.
Response posted 02/07/2019




Inquiry #3: Can Caltrans please add a bid item for removal of the temporary traffic stripe paint? as the only item for removal is for the MMA Traffic Stripe.
Inquiry submitted 02/06/2019

Response #1:
(#3)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 02/07/2019


Response #2:
Contract plans (Sheet 70/132) show "(N)-Not a separate bid item" for "Remove Painted Traffic Stripe." Please bid accordingly.
Response posted 02/07/2019




Inquiry #4: What type of posts are required for the Midwest Guardrail? Bid item #62 is "Midwest Guardrail System (Steel Post), however Section 83 of the special provisions calls for wood posts and wood blocks. There is no bid item for Midwest Guardrail (Wood Post).
Inquiry submitted 02/08/2019

Response #1:
(#4)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 02/08/2019


Response #2:
An addendum has been issued to address this bidder inquiry. Please refer to Addendum No. 1, issued on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 02/13/2019




Inquiry #5: In the special Provisions under Guard Rail they are calling out for wood posts to be used. The summary of Quantities on Q-1 show Midwest GR Steel posts. Could Caltrans clarify what they would like to use. Also is the fence the only Galvanized item being stained or is the GR suppose to be stained by Natina also.
Inquiry submitted 02/08/2019

Response #1:
(#5)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 02/08/2019


Response #2:
An addendum has been issued to address the first part of the bidder inquiry. Please refer to Addendum No. 1, issued on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

The fence is the only Galvanized item being stained with Natina.
Response posted 02/13/2019




Inquiry #6: Please reference page 27 of the special provisions. In the first paragraph, it is stated that Natina quoted the stain for the project at $14,160.00 per lineal foot. If that is the case, bid item 37021 would be $41,772,000.00. Please clarify.
Inquiry submitted 02/14/2019

Response #1:
(#6)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.


Response posted 02/14/2019


Response #2:
An addendum has been issued to address this bidder inquiry. Please refer to Addendum No. 2, issued on Wednesday, February 20, 2019.
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 02/20/2019




Inquiry #7: Inquiry #3 asked about the addition of a bid item for removal of the Temporary Painted Traffic Stripe. The lack of a bid item for this despite the footage being 42% more than removal Item 71 (184,958 lf vs 130,000lf). If Caltrans is not going to provide a bid item number for this removal then under what item of work is it to be paid?
Inquiry submitted 02/19/2019

Response #1:
(#7)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 02/19/2019


Response #2:
Removal of temporary traffic stripe is paid for under the temporary traffic stripe bid item. Refer to section 12-6.03A of the standard specifications.
Response posted 02/20/2019




Inquiry #8: Bid Item no.60 is "Snow Pole Marker" 290 each. Where can the detail be found for the type Snow Pole Marker.that is to be used..
Plan sheet 124 of the contract documents , RSP Standard Plan A73B shows snow pole brackets and snow pole by others.
Is bid item 60 referring to snow pole brackets only.? If so ,does it require 2 brackets per each Class 2 Delineator as shown on plan sheet 124 , bringing the total to 580 each? I can not find a standard plan or detail for Caltrans Snow Pole Marker. Please clarify.

Inquiry submitted 02/21/2019

Response #1:
(#8)-Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 02/22/2019




Inquiry #9: Please refer to plan sheets 118 and 122 (typical). Confirm the following is acceptable:

1. The conduit may be installed under the concrete barrier when applicable.
2. Conduit encasement will not be necessary when installed under the barrier and native backfill or slurry is acceptable
3. If conduit encasement is required if conduit is allowed under the barrier, the conduit encasement can be poured to the bottom of the barrier footing as applicable.

Inquiry submitted 02/22/2019

Response #1:
(#9)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.


Response posted 02/22/2019


Response #2:
1. Correct.
2. No, refer to plan sheet 25. All conduit under the barrier must be encased in concrete.
3. Correct.
Response posted 02/25/2019




Inquiry #10: Please refer to plan sheet 119. Please verify the quantities shown on plan sheet 1119. As an example for plan sheet E-1, it states 1,600lf but in electrical sheet E-1 (plan sheet 98), the trench run is less than 200lf or conduit is less than 400lf.

Inquiry submitted 02/22/2019

Response #1:
(#10)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.


Response posted 02/22/2019


Response #2:
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 02/25/2019




Inquiry #11: Refer to plan sheet 25 barrier details. Please confirm all conduit shall be in the barrier as shown in the construction details and it shall be 2" HDPE per "E" plan sheets.
Inquiry submitted 02/25/2019

Response #1:
(#11) - Your inquiry has been received. However, please be aware due to the short time frame between when this inquiry was received and the bid opening, there may not be time to provide a response. If no additional response is posted please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 02/25/2019


Response #2:
Correct.
Response posted 02/25/2019


The information provided in the responses to bidder inquiries is not a waiver of Section 2-1.07, "JOB SITE AND DOCUMENT EXAMINATION" 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.


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