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Inquiry #1: Based on the cross sections shown on the project plans (sheet X-1), all shoulders are ground/paved 0.10-ft and the mainline is ground/paved 0.15-ft. Per Section 39-2.02B(4)(b) Aggregate Gradations of the Standard Specifications, this would mean the shoulders would require 3/8" HMA Type A and the mainline would require 1/2" HMA Type A.

Given that there are 3 separate items for HMA in the bid schedule (HMA Type A, HMA Type A with Type A Fiber, and HMA Type A with Type B Fiber), it appears that this project will require 6 total mix designs:
1) 3/8” HMA Type A
2) 1/2” HMA Type A
3) 3/8” HMA Type A w/Type A Fiber
4) 1/2” HMA Type A w/Type A Fiber
5) 3/8” HMA Type A w/Type B Fiber
6) 1/2” HMA Type A w/Type B Fiber

4 of the 6 above mix designs are extremely uncommon and will more than likely have to be developed from scratch.

Please confirm that:
1) The State intends that contractors provide 6 total mix designs for this project.
2) The engineers estimate is accurate
3) The State intends to award the contract even if the low bid is 25% or more over the engineers estimate

Inquiry submitted 02/13/2023

Response #1:Your inquiry has been submitted for review
Response posted 02/13/2023

Response #2:Per the Typical Cross Sections, non-fiber HMA (Type A) will be used on all of the shoulders throughout the entire project. Place your bid in accordance with current contract documents
Response posted 02/14/2023

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.