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2021 Paver Placed Elastomeric Surface Treatment C-1 2021-CR-003

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Date Asked: 03/30/2021 Date Answered: 03/30/2021
Poster: Lee Taylor Company: D'Ambra Const. Co., Inc.
Question:
If Item #14 - Miscellaneous Work can not be used to help fulfill the DBE requirement shouldn't the allowance amount of $75,000 be deducted from the total contract value that requires DBE participation?
Answer:
During the DBE goal setting process, that specific line item was not identified as an item in which a DBE could perform, due to the item code. Therefore, there are other items on the Contract that the lowest bidder can allocate to DBEs (including some work they may typically perform) or utilize suppliers in order to achieve the Contract DBE goal. The DBE goal for this project stands as is at 7%.
Date Asked: 03/29/2021 Date Answered: 03/29/2021
Poster: Lee Taylor Company: D'Ambra Const. Co., Inc.
Question:
Item 999.9901 - Miscellaneous Work has a given allowance of $75,000.00 to perform various site work (or other) not shown on the plan. Will DBE subs be allowed to participate in this bid item as part of the required % of work given to DBE subs? It is possible that the added work will be performed by subs, and should be eligible for DBE participation.
Answer:
While DBE subs may participate in performing the work, that specific work would likely be ineligible for DBE credit per DBE regulations.
Date Asked: 03/29/2021 Date Answered: 03/29/2021
Poster: Lee Taylor Company: D'Ambra Const. Co., Inc.
Question:
Item 999.9901 calls for measurement for payment by the "Actual Cost" for performing the various types of work that may be required. Does this "Actual Cost" include the usual allowed mark-ups for overhead and profit? What incentive is there for the contractor to perform any of this type of work unless there is a mark-up? Please clarify the intent of the specification.
Answer:
Yes, per the RIDOT Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, Actual Cost includes overhead and profit.
Date Asked: 03/24/2021 Date Answered: 03/25/2021
Poster: Joe Colapietro Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
Item 415.9902 states that the system must be able to tie into existing load read-out weighing systems. What happens if there are no options for the contractor's existing load read-out systems?
Answer:
The purpose of the e-ticketing system is to obtain the batch weight data. Potential contractors should contact the software vendors to discuss the software integration with the asphalt producer’s batch system. Whatever modifications are needed, the Contractor must take into account and bid accordingly.
Date Asked: 03/24/2021 Date Answered: 03/25/2021
Poster: Joe Colapietro Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
Item 415.9902 Electronic ticketing specification is asking for a GPS Fleet Management system with specific requirements. Are there any recommended system that will meet this specification?
Answer:
There are multiple vendors that have GPS capabilities and other software that has similar capabilities or are able to collaborate to provide the specified services. RIDOT does not have a preference. To assist, through an internet search, we suggest you use keywords “e-ticketing asphalt system”.