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Inquiry #1: CRCP requires adequate access parallel with lane for placer and trucks. How did the department determine the staging plan would accommodate CRCP placement of #2 lane?

Please consider modifying the staging plans to put both NB and SB traffic on one side of the road to accommodate construction of the # 2 lanes.

This restaging concept will reduce K rail demand, improve efficiency, eliminate the need to temporarily build up outside shoulders (if allowable), and save overall time to construct.

Inquiry submitted 02/06/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 02/06/2019


Response #2:Bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 02/07/2019




Inquiry #2: Will the department allow the contractor to place a detour to accommodate both NB and SB traffic on current NB or SB section of roadway, eliminating all traffic from the other direction, allowing complete width of roadway to be constructed as one stage?
Inquiry submitted 02/10/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 02/11/2019


Response #2:Use of a median crossover for staging will not be permitted. Bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 02/11/2019




Inquiry #3: Addendum 3 requires Environmental Product Declarations to be submitted for several types of materials specified for use on this project. A mandatory meeting was conducted on March 6th, 2019 at the Caltrans office in San Luis Obispo to inform bidders on how to develop these submittals (EPD's). Are independant third party consultants required to create these reports? Can Caltrans provide a list of companies that provide this service? Or can Caltrans explain in detail where to search for companies that are qualified to create these Environmental Product Declarations? During the Mandatory meeting in San Luis Obispo, bidding contractors where directed to the METS website. No where on this website Env. Product Declarations can be found.
Inquiry submitted 03/07/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 03/11/2019


Response #2:The METS website identifies the product category rules that govern the development of environmental product declarations for each applicable material or product. Product category rules are established by program operators that are identified within the product category rule itself. Program operators are independent entities that supervise and confirm the environmental product declaration development process in accordance with ISO 14025. Where material or product suppliers do not already have facility-specific material or product environmental product declarations, program operators can be contacted for additional information on development of environmental product declarations.

The purpose of the mandatory prebid meeting was to review the contracts environmental product declaration requirements.

Response posted 03/11/2019


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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