Local Agency GSPs - Division 1 Index

  • These GSPs are provided for the sole use of Local Agencies - they may NOT be used on WSDOT Projects.

See the log of changes/additions to these Local Agency GSPs, for the reasons and history behind each GSP; this will give you guidelines for their use.

These GSPs are written assuming the spec writer will include in their Bid Documents, all related Division 1 Amendments to the Standard Specifications.

 

INTRO

Introduction to the Special Provisions
(August 14, 2013)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Four fill-ins:
$$1$$ - year of current Standard Specifications
$$2$$ - name of Agency, if you have your own GSPs [this bullet item is optional]
$$3$$ - official name of your Agency standards, standard plans, standard details, if any [this bullet item is optional]
$$4$$ - other published standards you wish to adopt by reference [this bullet item is optional]

1-01.3

Definitions      
(March 8, 2013)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
If used, must also use APWA GSP 1-08.9, which ties assessment of liquidated damages to this APWA definition of Substantial Completion. This definition allows granting of Substantial Completion even if initial planting is not complete, as long as the work does not impede full use of the facility

1-02.1

Qualifications of Bidder
(January 24, 2011)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
If used, also use 1-02.13 and 1-05.13

1-02.1(1)

Supplemental Qualifications Criteria
(March 25, 2009)
Not approved for use on FHWA funded projects; approval has been requested.
Use if you included Contracting Agency-specific and/or project-specific supplemental criteria in your Bid Documents.
If used, also use 1-02.1, 1-02.13, 1-02.14 Option C, and 1-05.13.
(1 fill-in - insert either "Instructions to Bidders" or "Special Provisions")

1-02.2

Plans and Specifications
(June 27, 2011)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
(3 fill-ins)

1-02.4(2)

Subsurface Information    
(March 8, 2013)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use so making boring logs and Summary of Geotechnical Conditions officially part of the Contract Documents is your option, not requirement.

1-02.5

Proposal Forms  
(June 27, 2011)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.

1-02.6

Preparation of Proposal
(June 27, 2011)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use this GSP whether or not you require a Minimum Bid amount for a Proposal item – but if you require a Minimum Bid amount, you must use this GSP, as well as APWA GSP 1-03.1. If you have Minimum Bid requirements, also identify the Minimum Bid amount under the bid item in the Proposal.

1-02.7

Bid Deposit    
(March 8, 2013)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.

1-02.9

Option A

Delivery of Proposal
(August 15, 2012)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
May be used on projects with either local or FHWA funding, but if FHWA-funded and you want DBE Written Confirmation Documents and/or Good Faith Effort Documentation to be submitted in the same packet as the Bid Proposal, then you must use this APWA GSP.

1-02.9

Option B

Delivery of Proposal
(August 15, 2012)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
(1 fill-in - insert either 1, 2, or 3 [hours] – the limit of what the law allows) Use only on FHWA-funded projects, when the DBE Written Confirmation Documents and/or Good Faith Effort Documentation is required to be submitted 1, 2, or 3 hours after the Bid Proposal is due.
If you use this GSP, you MUST also use APWA GSP 1-02.12 .

1-02.12

 

Public Opening of Proposals
(May 4, 2012)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use ONLY if you use APWA GSP 1-02.9 Option B, allowing delayed submission of DBE Written Confirmation Documents and/or Good Faith Effort Documentation.

1-02.13

Irregular Proposals
(March 13, 2012)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use if your Agency is not allowed to prequalify bidders.
If used, also use 1-02.14 (one of the three options)

1-02.14
Option A

Disqualification of Bidders    
(March 8, 2013)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use Option A if you do not want any bidder responsibility criteria beyond the mandatory requirements in 1-02.1.
If used, also use 1-02.1 and 1-02.13

1-02.14
Option B

Disqualification of Bidders  
(March 8, 2013)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use Option B to add standard Supplemental bidder responsibility criteria, in addition to the mandatory criteria in 1-02.1.
If used, also use 1-02.1, 1-02.13, and 1-05.13

1-02.14
Option C

Disqualification of Bidders
(March 8, 2013)
Requires pre-approval on FHWA funded projects, through WSDOT/H&LP.
Identical to Option B, plus has a place to add additional Agency-specific and/or Project-specific Supplemental bidder responsibility criteria.
If used, also use 1-02.1, 1-02.1(1), 1-02.13, and 1-05.13
(3 fill-ins - insert your additional specific Supplemental Criteria, with criteria and documentation required)

1-02.15

Pre Award Information
(August 14, 2013)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.

1-03.1

Consideration of Bids
(January 23, 2006)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use when you require a minimum bid
amount for a Proposal Item.
If used, also use 1-02.6

1-03.3

Execution of Contract
(October 1, 2005)
May be used on FHWA funded projects. 2 fill-ins

1-03.4

Contract Bond
(December 8, 2014) REV
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
This GSP allows for use of either a combined Contract Bond or the separate Local Agency Payment Bond and Performance Bond; it also adds clarity on the responsiblities of the Surety, to better protect the Local Agency.

1-03.4(1)

Retainage in Lieu of Bond    
(October 10, 2008)
May not be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use on contracts under $35,000 where your agency will allow 50% withholding in lieu of performance bond.
Use only if your agency allows this practice.

1-04.2

Coordination of Contract Documents, Plans, Special Provisions, Specifications, and Addenda
(March 13, 2012)
May be used on FHWA funded projects. Use to add your published local agency Standard Plans/Details to the order of precedence.

1-04.6

Variation in Estimated Quantities
(May 25, 2006)
May not be used on FHWA funded projects.
May be used separately or with either 1-04.6 Option A or B
(1 + fill-ins)
Prohibits re-negotiation of unit prices for bid items you list in
the GSP. Use where there is likelihood of variable quantities.

1-04.6
Option A

Variation in Estimated Quantities Option A
(May 25, 2006)
May not be used on FHWA funded projects.
(1 fill-in)
Limits adjustments to unit prices in case of quantity
overrun/underrun to bid items over a specified dollar amount.

1-04.6
Option B

Variation in Estimated Quantities Option B
(May 25, 2006)
May not be used on FHWA funded projects.
(1 fill-in)
Limits adjustments to unit prices in case of quantity
overrun/underrun to bid items with value equal to or greater
than 10% of the total contract bid price.

1-05.4

Conformity With and Deviations From Plans and Stakes
(October 1, 2005)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.

1-05.7

Removal of Defective and Unauthorized Work
(October 1, 2005)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.

1-05.11

Final Inspection
(October 1, 2005)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.

1-05.12(1)

One-Year Guarantee Period
(March 8, 2013)
May not be used on FHWA funded projects.
If you feel you need to specify a guarantee period, this GSP allows for it without limiting the Contracting Agency’s rights under the law. This language belongs in Division 1, not in the Performance Bond.

1-05.13

Superintendents, Labor and Equipment of Contractor
(August 14, 2013)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
This GSP deletes references to Contractor ratings and prequalification, since most Local Agencies are not allowed to prequalify.

1-05.15

Method of Serving Notice
(March 25, 2009)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.

1-05.16

Water and Power
(October 1, 2005)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.

1-05.17

Oral Agreements
(October 1, 2005)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.

1-05.18

Record Drawings
(March 8, 2013)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use when you wish the Contractor to markup and prepare Final Record Drawings, and submit in paper copy.
(1 fill-in – suggest from $5,000 to $50,000 depending on project size)

1-06.1(4)

Fabrication Inspection Expense
(June 27, 2011)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
This GSP is in response to an Amendment adding this section to the 2010 Standard Specifications. Use this GSP if you do not want to require the Contractor to help pay the expense of inspecting materials being fabricated more than 300 miles from Seattle.

1-07.1

Laws to be Observed
(October 1, 2005)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.

1-07.2

State Sales Tax
(June 27, 2011)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.

1-07.11
Option A

Requirements for Nondiscrimination
(December 8, 2014) NEW
Either Option A or Option B must be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use when WSDOT Local Programs has given you a determination of "No COA DBE goals" for your project.

1-07.11
Option B

Requirements for Nondiscrimination
(December 8, 2014) NEW
Either Option A or Option B must be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use when WSDOT Local Programs has given you a DBE Condition of Award (COA) goal for your project.
(1 fill-in)

1-07.18

Public Liability and Property Damage Insurance
(January 24, 2011)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use this GSP for standard insurance requirements and coverage. If you need higher CG or Auto limits, also use GSP 1-07.18(5)F. If you need additional or specialty coverage, see other 1-07.18 GSPs. Consult your Agency Risk Manager to determine which GSPs to use.
(1 fill-in)

1-07.18(5)D

Coverage for Working On, Over, or Near Navigable Waters
(May 10, 2006)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use this GSP if Contractor and/or subcontractors will be working on, over or near "Navigable Waters of the United States". Consult your Risk Manager to determine if this insurance is needed.

1-07.18(5)E

All Risk Builder's Risk
(May 10, 2006)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use this GSP to provide builder's risk coverage for protection from loss or damage to a structure or other related property in the course of construction. This insurance is typically required for new buildings and structures. Consult your Agency Risk Manager to determine if this insurance is needed.

1-07.18(5)F

Excess or Umbrella Liability
(May 10, 2006)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use this GSP to provide additional coverage, depending on your Agency's Risk analysis.Consult your Agency Risk Manager to determine if this insurance is needed.
(1 fill-in)

1-07.18(5)G

Pollution Liability
(May 10, 2006)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use this GSP to provide coverage for Environmental hazards arising from remediation projects, construction at contaminated properties, or adjacent to properties known to be contaminated, hauling for hazardous materials away from a project site, or where unknown environmental conditions may exist.Consult your Agency Risk Manager to determine if this insurance is needed.
(1 fill-in)

1-07.18(5)H

Professional Liability
(May 10, 2006)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use this GSP to provide additional coverage, depending on you Agency's risk analysis, and if design services are part of the Contractor's work.Consult your Agency Risk Manager to determine if this insurance is needed.

1-07.24

Rights of Way
(October 1, 2005)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.

1-08.0

Preliminary Matters
(May 25, 2006)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use this GSP if you use 1-08.0(1), 1-08.0(2), or 1-08.0(3).

1-08.0(1)

Preconstruction Conference
(October 10, 2008)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
If used, must also use 1-08.0.

1-08.0(2)

Hours of Work REV
(December 8, 2014)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use this GSP if the Contracting Agency wants to have more control over the Contractor's working hours, due to Agency staff scheduling constraints, etc.
(1 fill-in - on FHWA funded projects, you are allowed to vary from 12 hours to 5 working days)
If used, must also use 1-08.0.

1-08.1

Subcontracting NEW
(December 8, 2014)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
The Standard Specifications requires monthly reporting, regardless of funding source, on all D/W/MBE and small business subcontractors. Local Agencies are NOT required to do this reporting, so this GSP deletes that requirement.

1-08.3(2)A

Type A Progress Schedule  
(March 13, 2012)
May be used on FHWA projects.
(1 fill-in - on FHWA funded projects; you may fill in up to 10 copies, but no more.) If used, consider also using 1-08.0(1)

1-08.3(2)B

Type B Progress Schedule    
(March 13, 2012)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
(1 fill-in - on FHWA funded projects; you may fill in up to 10 copies, but no more.) If used, consider also using 1-08.0(1)

1-08.4

Notice to Proceed and Prosecution of the Work
(June 27, 2011)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
If used, also use 1-01.3.

1-08.5
Option A

Time for Completion
(August 14, 2013)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use when you want to start the charge of working days immediately following the Notice to Proceed Date.

1-08.5
Option B

Time for Completion
(August 14, 2013)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use when you want to delay the charge of working days on a project to allow for material order lead time, etc.
(1 fill-in - On FHWA-funded projects, you may fill in up to 30 calendar days, but no more.)

1-08.9

Liquidated Damages
(August 14, 2013)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
This GSP is intended to be used with APWA GSP 1-01.3 which defines Substantial Completion a bit differently than the Standard Specifications.

1-09.2(1)
Option 1

General Requirements for Weighing Equipment (Scale Operations) NEW
(December 8, 2014)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
May be used with or without the other 1-09.2(1) APWA GSP.
Use this GSP when the Contracting Agency wishes to operate the scale and weighing operation, instead of the Contractor doing it.

1-09.2(1)
Option 2

General Requirements for Weighing Equipment (No Scaleman Report) NEW
(December 10, 2014)
May be used on FHWA funded projects. May be used with or without the other 1-09.2(1) APWA GSP.
This GSP removes the requirement for Scaleman's Daily Reports under certain circumstances.

1-09.6

Force Account  
(October 10, 2008)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use when there are bid items paid by Force Account.

1-09.9

Payments (LS Breakdown)   
(March 13, 2012)
May be used on FHWA funded projects. May be used with or without the other 1-09.9 APWA GSP. Use if you do not want Contractor to submit a breakdown for lump sum items bid at less than $20,000.

1-09.9

Payments   
(March 13, 2012)
May be used on FHWA funded projects. May be used with or without 1-09.9 (LS Breakdown). Use this GSP if you feel this method of describing the progress payment process ties more closely with your Agency practice, and to have LS item breakdowns submitted at the Preconstruction Conference.

1-09.13(3)

Claims $250,000 or Less
(October 1, 2005)
May be used on FHWA funded projects. Use to allow litigation rather than mandatory and binding arbitration for claims $250,000 or less.

1-09.13(3)A

Claims Resolution - Administration of Arbitration
(October 1, 2005)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.

1-10.5(1)

Lump Sum Bid for Project (No Unit Items)
(Jan. 23, 2006)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use when you require a minimum bid for this pay item. If used, you must also identify the
minimum bid amount under the bid item in the proposal.
If used, also use 1-02.6 and 1-03.1.
(1 fill-in)

1-10.5(2)

Item Bids With Lump Sum for Incidentals
(Jan. 11, 2006)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use when you require minimum bids for the pay items
listed. If used, you must also identify
the minimum bid amount under the bid item
in the Proposal.
If used, also use 1-02.6 and 1-03.1
(2 fill-ins)