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Design Build Services for Woonasquatucket River Bridge No. 604 2018-DB-006

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Date Asked: 01/12/2018 Date Answered: 01/17/2018
Poster: Steven Morin Company: CARDI CORPORATION
Question:
Addendum #1 cover page shows a submission deadline of 2/7/18. Addendum 1 page 1 of 1 states submission deadline is 2/21. Division of Purchases solicitation page shows a submission deadline of 2/7/18. Please correct the inconsistencies and confirm submission deadline is 2/21/18 as was previously answered.
Answer:
Proposal due date is 02/21/2018. This was clarified in Addendum No. 2.
Date Asked: 12/20/2017 Date Answered: 01/05/2018
Poster: Steven Morin Company: CARDI CORPORATION
Question:
Please confirm that the concrete parapet shown for the new bridge is the correct parapet to meet the TL-5 design standard.
Answer:
The new bridge parapet shall conform to a crash tested TL-5 solid concrete parapet detail.
Date Asked: 12/20/2017 Date Answered: 01/12/2018
Poster: Steven Morin Company: CARDI CORPORATION
Question:
The existing bridge transverse section shows one conduit under each overhang and only one is labeled (hwy lighting). What utility is contained in the other conduit?
Answer:
Both conduits is for highway lighting.
Date Asked: 12/20/2017 Date Answered: 01/05/2018
Poster: Steven Morin Company: CARDI CORPORATION
Question:
Plan sheet 26 shows one conduit hanging under each overhang. Plan sheet 29, Phase 2 transverse section shows one conduit under one new overhang and 4 conduits under the other. Which plan sheet is correct?
Answer:
Sheet 26 is correct, showing one conduit under each overhang. Sheet 29 will be changed by Addendum.
Date Asked: 12/20/2017 Date Answered: 01/05/2018
Poster: Steven Morin Company: CARDI CORPORATION
Question:
Is AISC certification required for the erector?
Answer:
In accordance with the RIDOT Bridge Design Standard Details, the Steel Erector/Contractor shall be certified for “Advanced Certified Steel Erector (ASCE)” in accordance with the AISC Quality Certification Program. The Steel Erector/Contractor shall be required to submit proof of current certification as specified.
Date Asked: 12/20/2017 Date Answered: 01/05/2018
Poster: Steven Morin Company: CARDI CORPORATION
Question:
Please confirm that 2" deep cold planing and 2" of friction course is the correct depth. This is typically 1.5".
Answer:
The 2” depth for bituminous pavement removed by micro milling and 2” depth for friction course are correct.
Date Asked: 12/14/2017 Date Answered: 12/15/2017
Poster: Steven Morin Company: CARDI CORPORATION
Question:
The RFP Bid cover sheet states that surety is required and bond is required. The bid bond assures and guarantees that should the bidder be successful, the bidder will execute the contract and provide the required surety bonds. Please clarify is there is anything required to be provided from the bonding company beyond the bid bond.
Answer:
Please refer to the RFP Part A. Bid Bond - In accordance with the State's Amended Procurement Rules & General Conditions of Purchase, effective December 2011, cited under Section 12.102.06 "Proposal Guaranty" the separately submitted TECHNICAL Proposal will not be accepted or considered unless accompanied by a guaranty in the form of an original FIVE PERCENT (5%) BID BOND made payable to the State of Rhode Island. Bid bonds must be provided by surety companies licensed and authorized to conduct business in the State of Rhode Island. All surety companies must be listed with the Department of Treasury, Fiscal Services, Circular 570 (Latest revision published by the Federal Register).
Date Asked: 12/14/2017 Date Answered: 12/14/2017
Poster: Steven Morin Company: CARDI CORPORATION
Question:
Please disregard previous question for SIP form in utility bays. Posted to wrong project.
Answer:
Question has been disregarded.
Date Asked: 12/14/2017 Date Answered: 12/14/2017
Poster: Steven Morin Company: CARDI CORPORATION
Question:
Considering recent BTC changes to other D-B projects, would the Department consider allowing SIP forms for all deck construction for this project, rather than just for utility bays?.
Answer:
As requested the question has been disregarded.
Date Asked: 12/14/2017 Date Answered: 12/29/2017
Poster: Steven Morin Company: CARDI CORPORATION
Question:
Considering recent BTC changes to other D-B projects, would the Department consider allowing SIP forms for deck construction for this project.
Answer:
Stay-in-place (SIP) deck forms WILL be allowed. Section 2.4.3 of the RFP Part B will be changed by addendum.
Date Asked: 12/07/2017 Date Answered: 12/08/2017
Poster: Steven Morin Company: CARDI CORPORATION
Question:
Please confirm that independent QC at the structural steel fabrication plant is not required by the D-B Team and that the internal QC performed by the fabricator as required per their AISC certification is the limit of what is required by the D-B Team.
Answer:
RIDOT will have independent QC at the plant in addition to the plant's own QC program.
Date Asked: 12/01/2017 Date Answered: 12/07/2017
Poster: Robert Berry Company: J F White Contracting
Question:
The RIDOT website lists the proposal due date as 2/7/18, however in the RFP documents, Part A. section 2.3 the date is shown to be 2/21/18. Please confirm the 2/21 date is the correct date.
Answer:
Proposal due date is 02/21/2018. This will be clarified in Addendum No. 1.