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 
(January 4, 2016)
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
(January 4, 2016)
Requires pre-approval on FHWA funded projects, through WSDOT/Local Programs.
Use if you included 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.

1-02.2

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

1-02.4(1)
Option A

 

General     NEW
(August 15, 2016)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use if you don't desire to give a specific day for bid explanations and interpretations to be submitted.

1-02.4(1)
Option B

 

General     NEW
(August 15, 2016)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use if you desire to revise the time frame for when bid explanations and interpretations may be submitted.
(1-fill-in – insert number of business days – on FHWA funded projects; you may choose between 3-5 days)

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.

1-02.6(1)

Recycled Materials Proposal
(January 4, 2016)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Must be used by all local government entities with a population of 100,000 or more residents, on all transportation, roadway, street, highway, or other transportation infrastructure projects.  Required to comply with a new law effective 1/1/16 (SHB1695).
Proposal form to use provided here.
(That Bidder-proposed percentage only affects successful Bidder selection in the case of identical low bid totals.)

If used, must also use APWA GSPs 1-03.1(1) and 1-06.6

1-02.7

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

1-02.9
Option A

Delivery of Proposal     REV
(August 15, 2016)
Must use option A or B on FHWA funded projects with DBE goals, when a DBE Written Confirmation Document(s) or Good Faith Effort Documentation is required. 
Use option A when you require the document(s) be submitted in a sealed envelope.
Use on non-FHWA funded projects if you are not providing an envelope for the Bid Proposal.

1-02.9
Option B

Delivery of Proposal     REV
(August 15, 2016)
Must use option A or B on FHWA funded projects with DBE goals, when a DBE Written Confirmation Document(s) or Good Faith Effort Documentation is required. 
Option B provides for submitting the documentation in an envelope, or via fax or e-mail.
(2-fill-ins – fax number and/or e-mail address, may use either or both)

1-02.10

 

Withdrawing, Revising, or Supplementing Proposal
(July 23, 2015)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use on all projects, unless you allow electronic bidding and this section of the Standard Specifications works for your agency.

1-02.13

Irregular Proposals
(January 4, 2016)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use if your Agency is not allowed to prequalify bidders, and you wish to retain the “will” be rejected list as stated in the 2014 Standard Specifications prior to the 8/6/15 amendment.

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

1-03.1(1)

Identical Bid Totals
(January 4, 2016)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Must be used by all local government entities with a population of 100,000 or more residents, on all transportation, roadway, street, highway, or other transportation infrastructure projects.  Required to comply with a new law effective 1/1/16 (SHB1695).

If used, must also use APWA GSPs 1-02.6(1) and 1-06.6

1-03.3

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

1-03.4

Contract Bond
(July 23, 2015)
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.

1-03.7

 

Judicial Review
(July 23, 2015)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.

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
(July 23, 2015)
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
(July 23, 2015)
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
Option 1

 

Conformity With and Deviations From Plans and Stakes - Roadway and Utility Surveys
(July 23, 2015)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
May be used with or without the other 1-05.4 APWA GSP.
Use if you have Contracting Agency-provided initial control and staking.

1-05.4
Option 2

Conformity With and Deviations From Plans and Stakes - Bridge and Structure Surveys
(July 23, 2015)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
May be used with or without the other 1-05.4 APWA GSP.
Use if you have Contracting Agency-provided initial primary survey control.

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.

1-05.18

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.

1-06.6

Recycled Materials
(January 4, 2016)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Must use this GSP on all projects, or else you will be held to the amended 2016 Standard Specifications, which requires that 25% of aggregates/concrete  on the Poject be recycled (required of WSDOT under the new law effective 1/1/16 -- SHB1695).  Local Agencies, by this law, are required to encourage (but do not have to mandate) use of recycled materials in their projects.

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     REV
(August 15, 2016)
Must use option A or B 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     REV
(August 15, 2016)
Must use option A or B 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)

1-07.11
Option C

Requirements for Nondiscrimination
(July 18, 2016)
Must be used on all State funded Connecting Washington, Bike/Ped, and Safe Routes to School projects $500,000 and over that are issued through the WSDOT Local Programs Office.

1-07.18

Public Liability and Property Damage Insurance
(January 4, 2016)
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)D, Excess or Umbrella Liability. If you need additional or specialty coverage, see other 1-07.18 APWA GSPs, and use as advised by your Agency Risk Manager.
(1+ fill-ins – list as many entities as needed)

1-07.18(5)D

Excess or Umbrella Liability
(January 4, 2016)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use this GSP to provide additional CGL and Auto coverage, depending on the size of the project and your Agency's risk analysis.  Consult your Agency Risk Manager to determine if this insurance is needed, and if so, what limits are required.
(1 fill-in)

1-07.18(5)E

LHWCA Insurance
(January 4, 2016)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use this GSP if Contractor and/or subcontractors will be working on, over or adjacent to, or contributing to commerce on, "Navigable Waters of the United States". Consult your Agency Risk Manager to determine if this insurance is needed.

1-07.18(5)F

Protection & Indemnity Insurance Including Jones Act
(January 4, 2016)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use this GSP if it is anticipated watercraft will be used in this project.  Consult your Agency Risk Manager to determine if this insurance is needed.

1-07.18(5)G

Hull and Machinery
(January 4, 2016)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use this GSP if it is anticipated watercraft will be used in this project Consult your Agency Risk Manager to determine if this insurance is needed.

1-07.18(5)H

Marine Pollution
(January 4, 2016)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use this GSP if the Project involves work near or on water, and there may be the possibility of a pollution event. Consult your Agency Risk Manager to determine if this insurance is needed.

1-07.18(5)I

 

Builder's Risk
(January 4, 2016)
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, if your Agency is not going to provide that coverage. This insurance is typically required for new buildings and structures. Consult your Agency Risk Manager to determine if this insurance is needed, and determine fill-in amounts.
Four fill-ins:
$$1$$ -- Cost of the project/portion to be insured
$$2$$ -- Fill in your estimated amount, or if you do not want soft costs covered, say “n/a”
$$3$$ -- Fill in amount of coverage desired, or put “n/a” if you don’t want/need coverage for this type of event
$$4$$ -- Fill in amount of coverage desired, or put “n/a” if you don’t want/need coverage for this type of event

1-07.18(5)J

 

Pollution Liability
(January 4, 2016)
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 known environmental conditions may exist.  Consult your Agency Risk Manager to determine if this insurance is needed, and determine fill-in amount.
(1 fill-in - amount of coverage desired)

1-07.18(5)K

 

Professional Liability
(January 4, 2016)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
Use this GSP to provide additional coverage, depending on your 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
(July 23, 2015)
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
(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     REV
(August 24, 2016)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.
The Standard Specifications requires monthly online reporting on all D/M/WBE and small business subcontractors. Local Agencies do not have the same requirements, so this GSP clarified those requirements.

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
(July 23, 2015)
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)
(July 23, 2015)
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)
(July 23, 2015)
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.

1-09.11(3)

 

Time Limitation and Jurisdiction
(July 23, 2015)
May be used on FHWA funded projects.

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

Administration of Arbitration
(July 23, 2015)
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)