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Inquiry #1: There appears to be a glitch or a corruption in the files for the project plans. The files downloaded just fine but once opened, scrolling from page to page takes minutes. Please review.
Inquiry submitted 11/29/2018

Response #1:Please use the newer version of Adobe Acrobat DC to open the plan sheets. We tested the plan sheets files with the previous version of Adobe Acrobat X1 and we had the same problem.

Adobe strongly recommends that you update to the latest versions of Adobe Acrobat DC and Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and they no longer provide technical support for older versions. Thanks

Response posted 12/06/2018




Inquiry #2: On pg 78 of the specification under section 58-5 for "Sound Walls" it states:"The Acrylite Soundstop Masonry Sound Wall System must be obtained from the North America Distributor: Armtec, 8270 Greensboro Drive, McLean, VA 22102, telephone (866) 801-0999 or (860) 873- 1737, or Evonik Cyro LLC, 299 Jefferson Rd, Parsippany, NJ 07054, telephone (207) 490-4313."


Along with Armtec, Superior Transparent Noise Barriers is an authorized distributor of the Evonik Acrylite Soundstop Masonry Sound Wall System. We respectfully request Superior Transparent Noise Barriers, LLC, 220 Golfview Road, Ardmore, PA 19003, telephone (203) 715-5050 be added as an additional source of supply. Superior will meet all requirements of 58-5 and pricing will be same or lower then stated in the specification.

Additional information such as proof of Evonik Distributorship is available on request. Superior is also supplying this same system on Caltrans project 11-2T2604.

Inquiry submitted 12/06/2018

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 12/06/2018


Response #2:Please bid in accordance with Addendum No. 2.
Response posted 02/13/2019




Inquiry #3: Reference Retaining Wall No.711 shown on plan sheets 323 and 324 of 756. The retaining wall footing encroaches beyond the TCE which will require removal and replacement of a portion of the existing parking lot. Please review.
Inquiry submitted 12/07/2018

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 12/07/2018


Response #2:Retaining Wall No. 711 is a private property retaining wall that will be constructed by the project. Based on the 2015 standard plan sheet B3-4B for Type 5 Retaining Wall Case 2, retaining wall footing will be within the TCE. Portion of the existing parking lot will need to be removed and replaced as part of the Retaining Wall No. 711 construction.
Response posted 12/21/2018




Inquiry #4: In the project plans, are SW Nos. 692 & 706 to use the same CMU aesthetics as listed on Sheet No. 607? Also, is the CMU cap block shown on that page to be a precision (smooth) or split-face 2" cap? What CMU aesthetic / texture type is be used for SW No. 717, which also includes Acrylic panels in between? Does SW No. 717 also have a cap block?

There's also SW Quantity errors on the following walls: (some were errors, others didn't include the 2" cap height in the "H".)

- SW NO. 692 = 294 L.F. X 9'-6" (w/ 2" cap) = 2,793 SQFT. (ENG EST SHOWS 2,743 SQFT.)
- SW NO. 706 = 177.33 L.F. X 9'-6" (w/ 2" cap) = 1,685 SQFT. (ENG EST SHOWS 1,568 SQFT.)
- SW NO. 717 = Scaled Bluebeam take-off of CMU area w/ 2" cap = 735 SQFT. (ENG EST SHOWS 697 SQFT.)
- BREA OH = ADJ. CMU Height = 9'-6 (w/ 2" cap) = 2,214 SQFT. (ENG EST SHOWS 2,175 SQFT.)
- RW NO. 697 = 1,095 L.F. X 5'-6" (w/ 2" cap) = 6,023 SQFT. (ENG EST SHOWS 5,347 SQFT.)
- RW NO. 698 = 895 L.F. X 9'-6" (w/ 2" cap) = 8,503 SQFT. (ENG EST SHOWS 8,143 SQFT.)

CORRECT EST. QTY = 21,953 SQFT. ……………………………..ENG. EST = 20,673

Please review and revise quantities since this is a final pay item.

Thanks.



Inquiry submitted 12/11/2018

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/03/2019




Inquiry #5: Reference Layout Sheet L-3, sheet 23 of 756, which indicates irrigation crossovers behind retaining walls.708 and 710. Will the crossovers be bored under SR57 or are they to be placed behind the retaining walls? Please provide more detailed information for the locations.
Inquiry submitted 12/17/2018

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 12/19/2018


Response #2:As shown, please place behind retaining wall.
Response posted 01/18/2019




Inquiry #6: For the takeoff purpose, could you please provide the CAD data for the project existing and design contours or surfaces?
Inquiry submitted 12/19/2018

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 12/19/2018


Response #2:Refer to Sctn 5-1.25C, “Electronic Files”, of the Special Provisions and Supplemental Information posted on the Advertised website.
Response posted 01/10/2019




Inquiry #7: There appears to be no bid item for Maintaining Existing Traffic Management System Elements during construction. Please clarify if there will be one added. Thank you
Inquiry submitted 01/08/2019

Response #1:Pending
Response posted 01/15/2019


Response #2:The "Maintaining Existing Traffic Management System Elements during construction" is part of the bid Item 243 (872130) Modifying Existing Electrical System.


Response posted 01/18/2019




Inquiry #8: Reference Sheet number 599 – Brea Overhead ( Widen ) – Bent Details No. 2 – Note 4 - This note indicates that the Tip Elevation for the Steel Casings is shown on the “Pile Data Table” on “Foundation Plan Sheet No. 592.” The Tip Elevation of the steel casings are not shown on the referenced sheet. Please advise.
Inquiry submitted 01/09/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/09/2019


Response #2:Please bid per Sheet No. 592, Pile Data Table.
Response posted 01/18/2019




Inquiry #9: Reference page 55 of the project Special Provision, Section 19 Earthwork, 1st paragraph which states, in part, "Where temporary shoring is shown to be abandoned in place at Retaining Wall 697...". There does not appear to be any shoring shown to be abandoned with these project plans. Is there existing shoring present that was used to construct the existing Type 1 retaining wall from the past project? Are there as-builts available that show the existing Type 1 retaining wall (on piles)?
Inquiry submitted 01/18/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/18/2019


Response #2:Please bid per Sheet No. 654. As-builts for the Type 1 Retaining Wall (BR No. 55E0097) near the northbound off-ramp are available; refer to Section 2-1.06B of the Specifications for instructions on requesting as-builts.
Response posted 01/29/2019




Inquiry #10: Approach Slab Type R and Type R Modified plans on sheet 604 shows a paving notch extension, "If required." Is one required for this project, and if there is, what pay item does it get paid under?
Inquiry submitted 01/23/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/28/2019


Response #2:Unless an addendum is issued, please bid per the current contract bid documents.
Response posted 01/31/2019




Inquiry #11: Bid item 244 is for 2" Conduit (Bridge) Please clarify where this work is located on the drawings? Thank you
Inquiry submitted 01/29/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/29/2019




Inquiry #12: Per Spec 6-1.06 This project will be subject to the Buy Clean California Act. What specifically are you requesting bidders to submit to meet this requirement? Guidelines have yet to be set by the state and the deadline for the guidelines is January 1, 2021. See attached Bill. In addition the link in the spec https://dime.dot.ca.gov/ is toā€¯ DIME is a web application developed by the California Department of Transportation, Materials Engineering & Testing Services (METS) to allow material testing laboratories the ability to easily submit sample information and test data to Caltrans' database via the internet.ā€¯ The site does not provide information on what information or forms to submit related the Buy Clean California Act.

Inquiry submitted 01/30/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/30/2019


Response #2:Please bid in accordance with Section 6-1.06 of the Special Provisions and Article 5, ‘Buy Clean California Act (3500-3505).

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayText.xhtml?lawCode=PCC&division=2.&title=&part=1.&chapter=3.&article=5

Response posted 01/31/2019




Inquiry #13: Referencing Addendum 2, project plan sheets listed on narrative do not match those included in the package? Please clarify.
Inquiry submitted 02/01/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 02/05/2019


Response #2:The included LOTB Plans are as-built plans. Please follow the inset stamped/signed box for accurate sheet numbers.
Response posted 02/12/2019




Inquiry #14: Bid item no. 219 ā€“ Concrete Barrier Type 60MD has an estimated quantity of 3,540LF. However, this quantity seems to be accounted for twice, both on the Layout Plans and the Structure Plans (Retaining Wall No. 726). Please clarify what the correct Estimated Quantity should be for Bid Item 219.
Inquiry submitted 02/04/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 02/05/2019


Response #2:Please bid in accordance with the Project Plans.
Response posted 02/12/2019




Inquiry #15: In regard to Item # 188 (Remove Pavement Marker); it appears that the item is a bit overstated!
Could you please get the quantity more in line with the pavement delineation?

Inquiry submitted 02/04/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 02/05/2019




Inquiry #16: Per Addendum No. 2, SW No. 717 area has changed. Please confirm the following:

-Transparent Panel Height is now 5'-4"H X 10'-0"L X (17-Qty) = Area = 910 SQFT.
(Bid Item No. 133)


- Pilaster CMU- Between Trans Panels, CMU H= 10'-0,10'-8",11'-4", 12'-0" (Varies) Total Pilasters = (18)
Area @ all Pilasters = 387 SQFT.

- Bottom Wall-Under Trans Panel, CMU H = 4'-8"H X 10'-0L X (17-Qty) = Area = 794 SQFT.
(Bid Item No. 134)

Please correct SW Quantities Table on Sheet No. 321 for SW No. 717, from 697 SQFT. to 1,181 SQFT of Masonry CMU.


Thanks,

Inquiry submitted 02/06/2019

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


Response #2:Please bid in accordance with Addendum No. 2.
Response posted 02/12/2019




Inquiry #17: There appears to be a discrepancy in the quantities for HMA type A .
The summary of quantities sheet Q-3 shows 3,157.8 tons of HMA Detail 6 at "NB MAINLINE / NB ON-RAMP" but on layout sheet 4 within that same area the only section 6 paving is a MVP and a gore that are already accounted for on the same quantity sheet.
Please review and revise quantity totals

Inquiry submitted 02/06/2019

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


Response #2:The quantity for HMA type A is correct. At this location, there are two different areas for the section [6], one is for the Gore paving treatment area and the other is the MVP.
Response posted 02/12/2019




Inquiry #18: Reference sheet 748:

Does the steel plate lagging for RW 726 get cleaned and painted?

Also, welding the plate to the beams will damage any coating. Can the weld be eliminated?

Inquiry submitted 02/06/2019

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


Response #2:Please bid as you see it.
Response posted 02/13/2019


Response #3:1) The steel plate lagging for retaining wall No. 726 is not required to be cleaned and painted. Please refer to Sheet 748 of 756 of the contract plans.

2) No, please refer to Sheet 748 of 756 of the contract plans.
Response posted 02/13/2019




Inquiry #19: On sheet L-3, there are (2) locations of 10" Corrugated CHDP Pipe Conduit shown behind the Retaining Wall #708 & #710 along the Lambert Rd. Please provide the detail to show how to install those irrigation conduits - hanged on the slope paving or placed under the slope paving?
Inquiry submitted 02/11/2019

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


Response #2:Please bid as you see it.
Response posted 02/11/2019




Inquiry #20: Is there any as-built plans/specs to indicate the model of existing irrigation controller to be relocated (bid item #54)? Please advise so we can select a suitable enclosure cabinet.
Inquiry submitted 02/11/2019

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


Response #2:Please bid as you see it.
Response posted 02/11/2019




Inquiry #21: Please provide the chart for 680 feet of 10ā€¯ Corrugated HDPE Conduit which shows size & material of irrigation supply line or electrical conduit inside the crossover.
Inquiry submitted 02/11/2019

Response #1:Please bid as you see it.
Response posted 02/11/2019


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.