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Design/Build Services for Accelerated Bridge Construction of Bridge No. 653 - I-95 Over Oxford Street 7554650 / 2017-DB-022

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Date Asked: 09/15/2017
Poster: Robert Berry Company: J F White Contracting
Question:
Regarding Form O that is to be submitted as part of our technical proposal, in another Design/Build project for the Department, a question was asked and answered as follows below. We respectfully request that the Department consider the same action for this project. Question: FORM O: RIDOT ON-THE-JOB TRAINING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND STATEMENT OF INTENT, was added in Addendum 3 with no explicit direction or instructions on when this submission is required and whether it should be completed in full, partially completed or acknowledged in the proposal and provide training program after award. Please provide further instruction. Answer: Form “O” shall be DELETED in its entirety. The On the Job Training (OJT) requirements will be requested of the selected Contractor as part of the Department’s Post- Qualification process.
Date Asked: 09/13/2017 Date Answered: 09/14/2017
Poster: Linda Tardiff Company: S&R Corporation
Question:
Please clarify as to who is the responsible party for the costs associated with the utility relocations. Will this be the responsibility of the DB team or will RIDOT pay the utilities direct.
Answer:
Utility reimbursement for this project for all work performed or contracted by the private utilities will be made through RIDOT utilizing conventional force account agreements. The Design-Build Team specifically assumes all cost risks and risk of schedule delays associated with the utility work. We anticipate that the Design-Build Team will assign the appropriate value to the risk.
Date Asked: 09/05/2017
Poster: Linda Tardiff Company: S&R Corporation
Question:
Will the Design-Build Contract referenced in Section 2.5 of the solicitation be made available to review prior to bid submission on the 13th?
Date Asked: 09/05/2017 Date Answered: 09/14/2017
Poster: Michael McCullough Company: J.F. White Contracting Co.
Question:
Addendum 1 Changes the requirements on Page 20 for the Quality Control Manager. This was previously addressed by addendum in the first bid which at that time reduced the requirements for the Quality Control Manager to a part time person with a BS in Civil Engineering. Addendum 1 changes these requirements back to a full time on-site Rhode Island licensed, registered Professional Engineer. Has this change back to the original language been made in error?
Answer:
The requirements for the Quality Control Manager to be a part time person with a BS in Civil Engineering was an error. Addendum 1 has corrected this error, to require a full time on-site Rhode Island licensed, registered Professional Engineer, as stated in Section 4.6.1.
Date Asked: 09/05/2017 Date Answered: 09/14/2017
Poster: William Tyrrell Company: Northern Construction Service, LLC
Question:
This question was previously asked the first time this project was bid. See below: Will the paving limits need to be extended to repair damage done by temporary pavement marking operations? The traffic control plan contained in the RFP depicts temporary striping that extend Northbound 1000 feet south of the bridge and 650 feet north of the bride; and Southbound 450 feet south of the bridge and 450 feet north of the bridge. There is currently a RIDOT contract that is underway that will be placing friction course with in these zones. When temporary striping is utilized to set up the various temporary traffic patterns in the limits described above it will be applied to the fresh friction course. After every traffic pattern these temporary stripes will have to be ground out and replaced with the temporary pavement markings to create the new traffic patterns. Because of the friction material makeup deep gouges will need to be utilized to eradicate the stripes. Can the Department extend the paving limits in this contract on Rte. 95 so that at the completion of the Oxford Street project the final surface has a smooth surface with clean traffic delineation?
Answer:
The paving limits will be extended. This will be clarified in Addendum 4.