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Inquiry #1: The sixth paragraph of Page 47 of the Special Provisions includes a few sentences related to an Ethernet switch, but we
cannot find any reference to Ethernet switches on the Plans. Are Ethernet switches required on this project? If so, how
many, and are there any more specifications?

Inquiry submitted 01/16/2018

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 01/16/2018




Inquiry #2: Caltrans Standard Specifications 2015, Section 6-1.05 Specific Brand or Trade Name and Substitution states "reference to a specific brand or trade name establishes a quality standard and is not intended to limit competition. You may use a product that is equal to or better than the specified trade name if authorized".

Further, FHWA Title 23 CFR 635.411 states Federal Funds shall not participate, directly or indirectly, in payment for any premium or royalty on any patented or proprietary material, specification, or process.

The MSKT is a Caltrans approved in-line terminal and we believe it should be allowed for use on this project.

Please review and clarify why Caltrans will only allow the proprietary Softstop on this federally funded project.


Inquiry submitted 01/25/2018

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 01/25/2018


Response #2:
Your attention is directed to Section 6-1.05, Specific Brand or Trade Name and Substitution, of the 2015 Standard Specifications. Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 02/02/2018




Inquiry #3: Bid Item #35 is for Rolled Erosion Control Product (BLANKET), Sheet ECL-1 of the Plans in the Bottom box shows 57,450 SQFT, in the upper Left Hand box is a reference to Rolled Erosion Control Product (NETTING) Type B. Do you want (NETTING) or (BLANKET) for this job? If you want the (BLANKET) will you want Type A,B, or C?
Inquiry submitted 02/07/2018

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 02/07/2018




Inquiry #4: Item 99 in the project Specials is calling for Two-component material. On Pg. 43 of the plans the only Broken Traffic Stripe (36-12) is in Thermoplastic (Under Detail 32). The corresponding solid is in Thermoplastic. This appears to be an error. Can Caltrans please issue an addendum to change this item to thermoplastic.
Inquiry submitted 02/20/2018

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 02/20/2018


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.


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