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Priority Repairs to Bridge Nos. 042401, 067801, 067901 & 075521 (See State Purchasing for Bid Documents) 2019-CB-115

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Date Asked: 03/23/2020 Date Answered: 03/23/2020
Poster: Everett Sammartino Company: RIDOT
Question:
Question: Sheet 3, Note 6 of the Plans states, “Payment for grinding, testing, priming, and painting shall be considered incidental to item No. 824.9901 “Heat Straightening and Repair of Collision Damaged Girders”. However there is no Special Provision or Pay Item included in the bid documents. Furthermore, the Plans do not indicate where the heat straightening is required. Please advise. Thank you.
Answer:
Answer: There is no heat straightening included in this contract. Note 6 should have been deleted from the plan sheet. The payment for the grinding, testing, priming and painting should be included in the lump sum price submitted to complete the repairs shown in this contract.
Date Asked: 03/23/2020 Date Answered: 03/24/2020
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
If all work is self performed, is the 10% MBE required?
Answer:
Yes, because 2019-CB-115 is a 100% state-funded project, R.I. General Law 37-14.1, et seq., applies. Specifically, section -6 requires that a state department set a minimum 10% goal for Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) participation on all state procurements (See, RIGL 37-14.1-6 MBE Participation: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE37/37-14.1/37-14.1-6.HTM).
Date Asked: 03/23/2020 Date Answered: 03/23/2020
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
Please provide limits of painting the existing steel.
Answer:
Answer: The limits of painting for the existing steel should extend one foot beyond the repair area.