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Inquiry #1: I went to San Bernardino today, 11/15 for the Mandatory Pre-bid meeting. Caltrans staff in San Bernardino were unaware that a pre-bid meeting had been scheduled for the Hwy 18 project. Please provide a date and time for the Mandatory Pre-bid meeting.
Inquiry submitted 11/15/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 11/15/2018


Response #2:An addendum will be issued to address this Inquiry #1. The correct mandatory pre-bid meeting is following:
"The mandatory pre-bid meeting is scheduled on December 4, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at W 4th Street, San Bernardino, CA 92401, Room 805."


Response posted 11/26/2018




Inquiry #2: Christmas Eve/Christmas Day are the Monday and Tuesday following bid opening, which might throw a kink in the 5 day submittal process. Can you tell us which days Caltrans is observing for the holiday and how it will impact the DBE due date?
Inquiry submitted 11/30/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 12/03/2018


Response #2:Tuesday, December 25, 2018 is the only State Holiday observed in December 2018, and is not counted as a business day. Due dates are per Standard Specifications 2015, Section 2 and the Special Provisions.


Response posted 12/17/2018




Inquiry #3: In regard to the thermoplastic striping on this project; it appears that Caltrans has made some massive quantity miscalculations! The project is 14.5 miles long, which would be 76,500 LF (Detail 27B - right edge line calls for 305,068 LF) the actual amount should be 153,000 LF.
The Yellow Centerlines (details 19 & 22) were not doubled for payment purposes.
Can you please correct the striping quantities for all details so that everyone is bidding the same quantities? The Pavement Delineation Quantities are just not right!

Inquiry submitted 12/06/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 12/06/2018


Response #2:See Addendum #5.
Response posted 01/07/2019




Inquiry #4: On the Temporary Desert Tortoise Fence, the plans (on sheet 31) shows the hardware cloth extending 18" above the ground. The Special Provisions require the hardware cloth to extend 24" above the ground. Does the State want the hardware cloth to extend 18' or 24" above the ground?
Inquiry submitted 12/11/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 12/11/2018


Response #2:Please see Special Provisions 80-4.02B(2) , 80-4.02C(1) and 80-4.02B(1)(b) Hardware Cloth. Hardware cloth should extend to 24" above ground.
Response posted 12/17/2018




Inquiry #5: In regard to the existing striping on the project; some of the striping details change in areas; there are no items for removal of existing striping. How does Caltrans intend to pay for any stripe removals, and should we assume that most of the project will be restriping over the existing stripes? New striping will be 6" lines instead of the existing 4" striping.
Inquiry submitted 12/12/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 12/12/2018


Response #2:The new 6" striping should cover the existing striping and no removal of the old striping is necessary.
Response posted 01/07/2019




Inquiry #6: For the Temporary Turtle Fence, detail C-2 calls for the U shaped hold down pins to be #4 rebar. Specification 80-4.02(1)(A) states the U shaped hold down pins are to be at least 11 gauge galvanized wire. Can you please clarify if we shall detail is correct. Futhermore if we are to use the #4 rebar pins, will they be required to be galvanized.
Inquiry submitted 12/13/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 12/13/2018


Response #2:Please see Special Provisions 80-4.02B(2). Due to field conditions, galvanized #4 rebar pins may be used in lieu of 11 gauge or greater galvanized wire pins
Response posted 12/17/2018




Inquiry #7: On sheet 154 in the project plans is the detail for bonding and grounding of the Tortoise Fence. The detail shows a 10' ground rod at all posts or every 10 feet, which would require a minimum of 15,000 10' ground rods to place. Please show a frequency or distance a ground rod is needed or if needed at all for a TEMPORARY tortoise fence. Thanks.
Inquiry submitted 12/14/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 12/17/2018


Response #2:Your concern is being investigated. Unless an addendum is issued, please bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 12/20/2018




Inquiry #8: The U-shaped hold down pin detail on sheet C-2 does not show the width of the pins. What is the width of the U-shaped hold down pin.
Inquiry submitted 12/20/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 12/20/2018


Response #2:There is no standard width for U-shaped pins. Pins widths are generally not less than 10 times the diameter of the material used for strength purposes.
Response posted 12/20/2018




Inquiry #9: Does the Hydroseed item only have wood fiber and tacifier as listed in the plans or is it Bonded Fiber Matrix?..... The bid items in the past listed Bonded Fiber Matrix.....This Item says Hydroseed....
Inquiry submitted 01/04/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/07/2019


Response #2:Item Code for Hydroseed (SQFT) found in the project Engineers Estimate is 210430.

Hydroseed, has three components: Seed, Fiber and Tackifier. Please refer to Standard Specifications "21-2.03D Hydroseed and Hydromulch".

Item Code 210253 is Bonded Fiber Matrix (BFM) (Acre) or 210252 BFM (SQFT). There is no Item Code for BFM found in the Engineer's Estimate nor is BFM found on plans.

Response posted 01/07/2019




Inquiry #10: Were there written responses or permits requirements regarding sensitive biological resources from the US Fish and Wildlife Service and/or the California Department of Fish and Game?
Inquiry submitted 01/07/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/08/2019


Response #2:See Addendum #7.
Response posted 01/10/2019




Inquiry #11: Section 80-4.02B (2) calls for the temporary tortoise wire to be made of at least 16gauge wire and comply with Section 80-4.02B (1). Section 80.4.02B(1)(B) #1 states that the hardware cloth must comply with ASTM A 740 (Hot Dipped Galvanized) after welding. I have contacted multiple manufacturers for this product and it is unavailable. Can we use the welded wire that is per the attached specification. This prouct is galvanized before weaving and will meet "Buy America" requirements.
Inquiry submitted 01/10/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/10/2019


Response #2:Yes, wire that is 16 gauge minimum and meets the special provision 80-4.02B(1) is acceptable.
Response posted 01/10/2019


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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