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Inquiry #1: In the Special Provisions the following paragraph is added to section 19-7.02C "Imported borrow placed within 4 feet of the grading plane must have an R-value of a least 20 or the R-value of the native material, whichever is greater". In addition, in the Information Handout you identify an optional borrow site. No R-value information is provided in the bid documents for the optional borrow site.

Can you provide R-value information for the optional borrow area? Or can the contractor assume that the material from the optional borrow area is adequate for all import needed on the job, including the material within 4 feet of the grading plane?

Inquiry submitted 11/28/2022

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

Response posted 11/29/2022

Response #2:(BI#1)-No, the Contractor shall be responsible for testing and calculating the R-value of the optional borrow site area, to verify that it meets the Project Special Provisions.
Response posted 11/29/2022

Inquiry #2: May excavated materials from the jobsite be left permanently at the Caltrans Borrow site identified in the Information Handout?
Inquiry submitted 11/30/2022

Response #1:(BI#2)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 11/30/2022

Response #2:(BI#2)-No.
Response posted 12/01/2022

Inquiry #3: Given material from the borrow site identified in the informational handout did not meet the minimum r-value of 20, are there any other potential borrow sites nearby which could potentially serve this project?
Inquiry submitted 12/05/2022

Response #1:(BI#3)-There are no known additional borrow sites. The Contractor shall be responsible for procuring Imported Borrow to construct the Project work. Bid per current bid documents.
Response posted 12/06/2022

Inquiry #4: Can the bidder's bond be hand delivered the day of the bid if it can't be submitted
thru Bid X?

Inquiry submitted 12/06/2022

Response #1:(BI#4)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 12/06/2022

Response #2:
(BI#4)-Hard-copy bonds can be mailed or hand delivered to:
Office of Construction Contract Awards
1727 30th Street, MS-43
Sacramento, CA 95816

For additional information contact Contract Awards at: (916) 227-6292. Bid Bonds must be received prior to bid opening (2 pm).

Response posted 12/06/2022

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.