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D/B Services for I-195 Washington Bridge North-Bridge Group 57T-10 7603776

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Date Asked: 05/27/2020 Date Answered: 05/29/2020
Poster: Steven Morin Company: CARDI CORPORATION
Question:
Is there an appendix B02 to be issued (Guide Specifications)?
Answer:
At this time no Guide Specifications are anticipated to be released.
Date Asked: 05/27/2020 Date Answered: 05/29/2020
Poster: Steven Morin Company: CARDI CORPORATION
Question:
The mandatory job specific specification 109.05 Payment for Work specifies monthly progress payments. Will bi-weekly progress payments be allowed, as this has been changed in the Blue Book standard specifications? Also, I believe this section should be 109.06, not 109.05.
Answer:
The mandatory job specific specification 109.05 Payment for Work will be removed by addendum and the section provided in the Blue Book standard specifications will apply for this project.
Date Asked: 05/26/2020 Date Answered: 05/29/2020
Poster: Timothy McLaughlin Company: SPS New England, Inc.
Question:
Could RIDOT please confirm that the Gano Street and Waterfront Drive ramp intersection plans have been reviewed and accepted by the Cities of Providence and East Providence, respectively?
Answer:
The intersection plans have not been reviewed or accepted by the cities at this time. However, a review is pending.
Date Asked: 05/26/2020 Date Answered: 05/27/2020
Poster: Timothy McLaughlin Company: SPS New England, Inc.
Question:
Could RIDOT please provide an editable version of the TMP and associated attachments?
Answer:
Editable files will be released under addendum #8.
Date Asked: 05/26/2020 Date Answered: 05/27/2020
Poster: Timothy McLaughlin Company: SPS New England, Inc.
Question:
In the Project-Wide Plan released with the initial RFP, there is a section of shoulder widening shown on the eastbound side of I-195 near the toll gantry. The since-released Volume 4 and TMP does not indicate that this work is part of the project. Please confirm whether this work is being done as part of the gantry installation by others, or if it is the responsibility of the DB Team.
Answer:
The Volume 4 plans and Draft TMP supersede the Project Wide Plan. The shoulder widening on the eastbound side is no longer a part of this contract or the tolling gantry project.
Date Asked: 05/15/2020 Date Answered: 05/15/2020
Poster: Steven Morin Company: CARDI CORPORATION
Question:
The zip file containing Appendix B07 appears to be corrupt. We cannot open the folder. Please re-post.
Answer:
The files will be re-posted under addendum #7
Date Asked: 05/15/2020 Date Answered: 05/20/2020
Poster: Steven Morin Company: CARDI CORPORATION
Question:
To date, MPT plans and the TMP have not been issued, nor have the CAD files. It is very difficult to evaluate this project and proceed without these. As there remains only one month until proposal deadline, and one month has passed since the initial issue of the RFP, we feel it would be fair to extend the proposal submission deadline by at least 1 month after the MPT plans, TMP and CAD files are issued. We respectfully request such an extension to the submission deadline.
Answer:
The deadline will be postponed by an addendum to follow.
Date Asked: 05/11/2020 Date Answered: 05/13/2020
Poster: Timothy McLaughlin Company: SPS New England, Inc.
Question:
RFP Part 2, Section 5.3 Ascertaining the Location of Utilities states that the DB Entity bears full responsibility for ascertaining the existence and exact location of all utilities on the Site. Please confirm that if the utilities are found to be in locations that require the BTC to be modified or the schedule adjusted, this will be considered a compensable changed condition.
Answer:
Determination of compensatable changed conditions will be assessed on a case by case basis.
Date Asked: 05/11/2020 Date Answered: 05/13/2020
Poster: Timothy McLaughlin Company: SPS New England, Inc.
Question:
Please provide the timeframe for the completion and demobilization of the current construction activities at the Washington Bridge when the selected DB contractor can expect unimpeded access to all parts of the bridge.
Answer:
Demobilization has already occurred.
Date Asked: 05/11/2020 Date Answered: 05/13/2020
Poster: Timothy McLaughlin Company: SPS New England, Inc.
Question:
The Volume 1 plans for Bridge 700 (I-195 WB) do not provide bridge repair quantities and indicate that the contractor shall determine the repair areas. Please confirm the completed quantities to date as part of the previous or ongoing contract(s) using Volume 1.
Answer:
Refer to RFP Part 2, Section 3.7.3 Estimated Quantity Items
Date Asked: 05/11/2020 Date Answered: 05/13/2020
Poster: Steven Morin Company: CARDI CORPORATION
Question:
Please provide Appendix A documents. Please also provide the missing MPT plans from volume 4. Thank you.
Answer:
Appendix A documents are included at the end of RFP Part 1. They begin on page 46 of 119. MPT plans are included in Addendum #5.
Date Asked: 05/11/2020 Date Answered: 05/13/2020
Poster: Steven Morin Company: CARDI CORPORATION
Question:
RFP part 1 Section 3.1 states, "All Proposals must incorporate the BTC without any exceptions to or deviations from the BTC and/or the requirements of the RFP." Is this statement disallowing Alternative Technical Concepts to be presented in the proposal?
Answer:
No. Alternative Technical Concepts (ATC's) will be allowed to be presented in the proposals however there will be no formal ATC review process for this project prior to proposal submission.
Date Asked: 05/11/2020 Date Answered: 05/11/2020
Poster: Steven Morin Company: CARDI CORPORATION
Question:
The RFP states that temporary barrier is required to be TL-5 on I-195. This is not in accordance with TAC 0349. Should we follow the TAC and provide TL-4 barrier?
Answer:
TAC 0349 shall be followed and TL-4 temporary barrier shall be provided on I-195. The RFP will be updated accordingly.
Date Asked: 05/11/2020 Date Answered: 05/11/2020
Poster: Steven Morin Company: CARDI CORPORATION
Question:
Will a draft TMP be provided as stated on page 8 of the RFP part 2?
Answer:
A draft TMP will be included in Addendum No.5.
Date Asked: 05/07/2020 Date Answered: 05/13/2020
Poster: Linda Sanson Company: Barletta Heavy Division
Question:
Part 1, 6.6 Key Staff and Team Organization, states that key personnel shall be identified and summary resumes provided. Are these full-page resumes to be provided in an appendix? Should resumes also be provided for the other members of the project team?
Answer:
Full page resumes shall be provided in an appendix. Resumes for other members not specifically listed are not required, however may be provided as a separate group if desired.
Date Asked: 05/07/2020 Date Answered: 05/13/2020
Poster: Linda Sanson Company: Barletta Heavy Division
Question:
The Construction Quality Control Manager qualifications require that the individual must possess a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering.... Is a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and over 20 years of Construction QC direct oversight/management experience acceptable?
Answer:
Ten or more years of experience working directly in the field as a Construction QC Manager will be acceptable in lieu of a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering.
Date Asked: 05/07/2020 Date Answered: 05/11/2020
Poster: Linda Sanson Company: Barletta Heavy Division
Question:
Part 1, 6.3 Required Transmittal Letter states, “The Technical Proposal shall be accompanied by a Proposal Letter (FORM A) (referenced in Section 6.11 and Section 7.1 below) signed by an individual authorized to bind the Proposer contractually. The Transmittal Letter shall state, among other things, that the Technical Proposal shall remain valid beyond the Proposal Deadline until the Contract is fully executed, or until the Contract is withdrawn and the Project cancelled by the State, whichever occurs first. The Transmittal Letter shall also state the name, title, address, email address, and telephone number of one individual who will respond to State requests for additional information, and, also, of one individual who is authorized to negotiate and execute the Contract on the Proposer’s behalf.” Is the Transmittal Letter the same as the Proposal Letter (Form A)? The Form A Proposal Letter does not include this language or request this information. Will this form be reissued or should this information be added at the bottom of the form?
Answer:
The referenced Transmittal Letter is the same as Form A. Form A will be revised by addendum.
Date Asked: 05/07/2020 Date Answered: 05/11/2020
Poster: Linda Sanson Company: Barletta Heavy Division
Question:
Does a Table of Contents count towards the page limit?
Answer:
The Table of Contents shall be considered a cover page and will not count toward the 50 page limit.
Date Asked: 05/07/2020 Date Answered: 05/11/2020
Poster: Linda Sanson Company: Barletta Heavy Division
Question:
Can RIDOT please provide electronic CAD Files for all volumes along with the remaining plans that haven’t yet been released?
Answer:
CAD files will be provided by addendum.
Date Asked: 05/07/2020 Date Answered: 05/11/2020
Poster: Linda Sanson Company: Barletta Heavy Division
Question:
May a smaller font than Arial 11pt be used for labels, graphics, tables and captions?
Answer:
A smaller font size may be used for the referenced items.
Date Asked: 04/29/2020 Date Answered: 04/30/2020
Poster: Steven Morin Company: CARDI CORPORATION
Question:
Please disregard previous question.
Answer:
Noted.
Date Asked: 04/29/2020 Date Answered: 04/30/2020
Poster: Steven Morin Company: CARDI CORPORATION
Question:
RFP Part 2, 3.4.4.3 requires a preliminary construction cost estimate to be submitted with the 30% design submission. Please confirm that this will not be required as this a D-B project.
Answer:
Question disregarded.
Date Asked: 04/29/2020 Date Answered: 04/30/2020
Poster: Steven Morin Company: CARDI CORPORATION
Question:
Volume 2 and 3 were added by addendum 2. Volume 1 has not yet been added. Do you have an expected date to add volume 1? Without this, it's difficult to evaluate the project and begin the proposal. Please consider pushing the procurement milestones dates listed in Part 1, 2.3, out to account for the late addition of the BTC plans.
Answer:
Volume 1 will be released early in the week of May 4th.
Date Asked: 04/14/2020 Date Answered: 04/14/2020
Poster: Steven Morin Company: CARDI CORPORATION
Question:
There is only one plan sheet in Appendix B, B03 BTC folder. Are more BTC plans to be issued?
Answer:
Additional volumes will be provided by addendum.