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Inquiry #1: The temp. barrier system on sheet TH-2 shows 1360-LF of barrier. This does not match the 920-LF qty shown on sheet THQ-1 for that sheet. Please advise.
Inquiry submitted 01/26/2023

Response #1:“Attention is directed to Addendum No.01 dated January 30,2023”
Response posted 01/31/2023

Inquiry #2: The high DBE goal puts non-DBE prime contractors at a disadvantage. Did Caltrans calculate how a non-DBE prime could achieve 22% DBE participation on this project?
Inquiry submitted 02/03/2023

Response #1:A determination was made on what work may potentially be subbed out to DBEs. A review of all the bid items on the contract was performed and compared to DBE firms who are certified in the CUCP to perform those work items and indicted an interest to work in the district that this project is in. Nonetheless, bidders are required to select portions of work to be performed by DBEs in order to increase the likelihood that the DBE goals will be achieved. This includes, where appropriate, breaking out contract work items into economically feasible units (for example, smaller tasks or quantities), beyond those listed via these Work Codes, to facilitate DBE participation, even when the prime contractor might otherwise prefer to perform these work items with its own forces.

Please refer to the contract documents, special provisions, and Standard Specifications 2-1.12 for the DBE requirements on this contract. You may find 49 CFR Appendix A to Part 26 I. DBE Regulation on Guidance Concerning Good Faith Effort, helpful.

See also the CUCP database and Work Code Guide (

Response posted 02/06/2023

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.