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Inquiry #1: Plan sheet C-3 dated 04-15-16 attached to Information Handout shows hot dipped zinc (galvanize) coating, prime, and powder coat black. However, Caltrans plans included with bid package dated 01-23-17 do not include finish requirements.

Is material to be hot dipped galvanized?
Is material to be prime & powder coated black?

Inquiry submitted 03/02/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 03/02/2017


Response #2:Per Standard Specification Section 5-1.02, "If a discrepancy exists: Governing in descending order is:Project plans, then Supplemental project information."
Response posted 03/06/2017




Inquiry #2: Does Buy America or Buy American apply?
Inquiry submitted 03/02/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 03/02/2017


Response #2:Yes, Refer to Section 6-1.04 of the 2015 Standard Specifications.
Response posted 03/06/2017




Inquiry #3: from what I see as per section 6-1.04 Buy America is standard on ALL Cal Trans projects, Panels manufactured outside U.S. borders are not going to work correct or be accepted?

Is This correct?

Inquiry submitted 03/03/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 03/06/2017


Response #2:All welding must comply with Section 80-4.03 Construction of the Special Provisions.
Per Section 6-1.04C of the 2015 Standard Specifications, there are only two (2) exceptions for products outside the US. If the panels fall within these exceptions they will be accepted.
Response posted 03/14/2017




Inquiry #4:

RFI- will material have to be hot dipped?

RFI- will existing post footings and/ or sign footing need to be removed with posts?
RFI- Is the RR Control Cabinet abandon? (no live wiring)

Inquiry submitted 03/03/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 03/06/2017


Response #2:Construct fence and gate per Section 80-4.03B of the Special Provisions. Powder coating, not hot dipping, is specified.

Existing post footings and/or sign footings will be removed and included in the payment of bid item 12, contract item 803050 – Remove Chain Link Fence.

RR Control Cabinet is abandoned. Regardless, electrical wires will be field verified prior to any work.

Response posted 03/09/2017




Inquiry #5: Can we american steel and fabricate in mexico and then hot dip galvanize in states as well as powder coating in USA.

Inquiry submitted 03/09/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 03/09/2017


Response #2:Reference Section 6-1.04C Steel and Iron Materials of the Standard Specifications for Buy America and certified mill test reporting requirements. Reference 80-4.03 of the Special Provisions for powder coating specifications.

Response posted 03/14/2017




Inquiry #6: Do on site fence installers have to be certified welders.
Inquiry submitted 03/10/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 03/10/2017


Response #2:All welding must comply with Section 80-4.03 Construction of the Special Provisions.
Response posted 03/14/2017




Inquiry #7: Who is going to be responsible for clearing out the homeless encampments?


Inquiry submitted 03/16/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 03/16/2017


Response #2:Prior to construction, Department Maintenance will coordinate with local police to have encampments removed.
Response posted 03/20/2017




Inquiry #8: There will be a large number of homeless persons displaced due to this project which could cause conflicts with contractor personnel. Will CHP or Stockton police be on hand during working hours?
Inquiry submitted 03/16/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 03/16/2017


Response #2:California Highway Patrol and Stockton Police will be made aware of the construction work in the area and their assistance may be requested on an as-needed basis, however their availability depends on their priorities at that time.
Per Section 80-4.03A General, once construction has begun at a location, the contractor is responsible to secure each location to minimize theft and vandalism.

Response posted 03/21/2017




Inquiry #9: Response to inquiry #3 does not seem to apply. Can you answer the question that was asked?
Inquiry submitted 03/16/2017

Response #1:Refer to revised response to inquiry #3.
Response posted 03/16/2017




Inquiry #10: In Reference to Inquiry #2, #3 & #5 - Here is the verbiage contained in the 2015 Standard Specifications:

"6-1.04C Steel and Iron Materials
Steel and iron materials must be melted and manufactured in the United States except:
1. Foreign pig iron and processed, pelletized, and reduced iron ore may be used in the domestic production of the steel and iron materials
2. If the total combined cost of the materials does not exceed the greater of 0.1 percent of the total bid or $2,500, materials produced outside the United States may be used if authorized

Furnish steel and iron materials to be incorporated into the work with certificates of compliance and certified mill test reports. Mill test reports must indicate where the steel and iron were melted and manufactured.
All melting and manufacturing processes for these materials, including an application of a coating, must occur in the United States. Coating includes all processes that protect or enhance the value of the material to which the coating is applied."

The value of all "steel" fence materials WILL exceed the 0.1 percent allowance.

This section specifically states that "manufacturing" MUST occur in the US. To avoid misinterpretations and have ALL bidders on the same page, please confirm that "fabrication" of panels/posts using American steel cannot occur in Mexico. All materials must consist of American steel and be manufactured/fabricated within the US.

Inquiry submitted 03/17/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 03/20/2017


Response #2:Fabrication and manufacturing of panels/posts using American steel cannot occur outside of the United States of America if the value of all steel fence materials exceeds the 0.1 percent allowance.
The fabrication of steel material (including bending, machining, drilling, forming, coating, welding, etc.) performed outside of the United States will render the steel as foreign and non-compliant with Buy America.
Response posted 03/20/2017




Inquiry #11: Location 1 Freeway side of WI Fence is shown as 30' from ETW. This places the fence line halfway up the hillside.

Can the fence line be further than 30' from ETW?

If so, what is the minimum distance between the Slough side fence and Freeway side fence?


Inquiry submitted 03/20/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 03/20/2017


Response #2:The actual location from ETW at Location 1 should be a
"minimum" of 30’ and 6" from the hinge point of the slough per Sheet C-4. Per Sheet C-1 Note, the exact locations of fence and gate to be removed and installed will be determined by the Engineer.
Response posted 03/21/2017






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.