Gov. of New Brunswick ITT
Tender Revision # 1
660 - Laboratory Equipment
Processed by BIDS on Nov/06/2018
The following questions have been presented to PNB:
Q1: In section 3 it states that the truck scale decks are to be "approved and stamped by a Professional engineer who is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick.". Please clarify.
A2: The requirement for approval and stamping by a Professional Engineer who is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick can be removed; however, it will up to the vendor to ensure that the design and construction of the scale decks to support the loadings set out in Section 2 is done according to all applicable Canadian design codes and standards.
Q2: In section 3 it states that the "concrete shall be poured on site." Who is responsible for the concrete pour and finishing?
A2: The pouring and finishing of the concrete scale will be the responsibility of the vendor under this tender. The vendor can work with the general contractor (who builds the scale pit and building, etc.) for the actual work, but the vendor is responsible for the supply and installation of the concrete scale decks as specified in this tender.
Q3: In section 9 is states that "Scales utilizing adjustable bumper bolts or embedded plates in the wall to minimize movement of the scales shall not be permitted." What is the rational behind this statement?
A3: Currently, a scale that uses upright bumper posts and the design has been problematic due to excessive movement of the scale decks, the steel plates under the load cells breaking, etc. There is only one scale that uses these and there have been many problems with this design. It is desired to avoid these problems with this project.
Q4: In section 14 it states the "All detailed drawings are to be stamp approved by a Professional engineer who is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick." Please clarify the requirement to have for example, the foundation drawings stamped by why the requirement for them to be a member of the Association of New Brunswick?
A4: Similar to the answer for question 1, the requirement for approval and stamping by a Professional Engineer who is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick can be removed; however, all design and construction must be done according to all applicable Canadian codes and standards.
All other information remains the same.