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					                                   CITY OF MONTPELIER, VERMONT
                                        County of Washington

                                         Contract Documents
                                                 And
                                            Specifications
                                                 For

                                 TOWNE HILL CULVERT REPLACEMENT



                                            JUNE 15, 2011


                                  Vermont Agency of Transportation
                         Standard Specifications for Construction 2006 Edition
                                     shall apply to this Contract.


                                                            BID OPENING: Friday, July 1, 2011 @ 2:00 pm




OWNER:

CITY OF MONTPELIER, VERMONT
City Hall, 39 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

      Department of Public Works:
      Thomas McArdle, Municipal Project Manager
      Kurt S. Motyka, PE, Project Engineer



                                                                  COPY #_______
                             CITY OF MONTPELIER, VERMONT
                                   County of Washington

                                  TOWNE HILL REPLACEMENT

                                          CONTENTS

1.    Advertisement for Bids
2.    Information & Instructions for Bidders
3.    Bid Form
4.    Bid Bond Form
5.    Notice of Award
6.    Contract Agreement
7.    Notice to Proceed
8.    Change Order
9.    Performance Bond
10.   Payment Bond
11.   Supplemental Technical Specifications
12.   Miscellaneous Conditions
13.   VTrans General Special Provisions
      Attachment “A” - General Conditions
      Attachment “B” - FHWA Form 1273
      Attachment “C” - Davis Bacon Compliance & Wage Rates for Washington County
      Attachment “D” - Design Certification & Utility Clearance
      Attachment “E” - Crosswalk Closures & Pedestrian Detours
      Attachment “F” - Materials Sampling & Testing Frequency List
      Attachment “G” - AOT Form CA-110 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Policy Contract
      Requirements
      Attachment “H” – Standard Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Construction Contract
      Specifications (Executive Order 11246)
      Attachment “I” – Categorical Exclusions
      Attachment “J” – Right-of-Way Clearance Letter
      Attachment “K” – Off-Site Activity Submittal
      Attachment “L” – Off-Site Activity Exemption Record
      Attachment “M” – Off-Site Activity FAQ
      Attachment “N” – Debarment and Non-Collusion Affidavit (CA-91)
      Attachment “O” – Pedestrians Checklist and Considerations for Temporary Traffic Control Zones by
      ATSSA
      Attachment “P” - Contract Drawings prepared by the City of Montpelier
      Attachment “Q” – AOT form CA 109 - Contractor’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Form
      Attachment “R” – Bidders Check List
                                                       June 20, 2011

                                                City of Montpelier, Vermont
                                                   County of Washington

                                          TOWNE HILL CULVERT REPLACEMENT


                                                ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

The City of Montpelier (Owner) requests separate sealed unit price bids for a culvert project on Towne Hill Road in the City of
Montpelier, VT located approximately 200 feet northeasterly of the intersection with the private road known as Leapfrog
Hollow.

Work to be performed under this contract includes headwall removal and replacement, pipe abandonment, granite curbing
installation, sidewalk reconstruction, drainage systems, bituminous concrete paving, bituminous concrete curbing, stream
stabilization and miscellaneous work and clean-up including lawn restoration.

Sealed bids will be received at the Office of the Director of Public Works, City Hall, 39 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05602,
until 2:00 pm, (prevailing local time) July, 20, 2011 and then at said location, bids will be opened and the base bid
amount will be publicly read aloud. Each sealed bid must be clearly marked “BID – Towne Hill Culvert Replacement.”
All bids must be made on the blank form of the bid proposal attached hereto. No lines on the bid may be left blank. Failure
to fully complete the bid will render the Bidder non-responsive and the bid will not be read. The contract will be
awarded based on the lowest responsive total bid price.

A Bid Bond or Certified Check made payable to the City of Montpelier in the amount of five percent (5%) of the total Bid
submitted must accompany the Bid. Failure to submit such with the Bid will render the Bidder non-responsive and
the bid will not be read.

The City of Montpelier is the project OWNER. A representative of the Owner will be performing resident engineering services
and will obtain materials certifications from the contractor, perform construction observation, and ensure that required
material testing is performed.


Contract Documents may be examined at the office of:
        1. City of Montpelier, Department of Public Works, City Hall, 39 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05602;
        2. AGC of Vermont, c/o Reprographics of New England, Inc., 450 Weaver Street, Winooski, VT 05404;
        3. Works-In-Progress, 20 Farrell Street, Suite 103, South Burlington, VT 05403.

Contract documents may be obtained at the Montpelier Public Works Office either by appearing in person or by written
request submitted to the Assistant Director of Public Works, 39 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05602 and upon payment of a
non-refundable fee of $50.00 made payable to the City of Montpelier.

Pre-Bid Conference: A non-mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on Friday, June 24, 2011 at 10:00am in the
Memorial Room of the Montpelier City Hall, 39 Main Street, Montpelier, VT.
                                            City of Montpelier, Vermont
                                               County of Washington

                                   TOWNE HILL ROAD CULVERT REPLACEMENT




                                 INFORMATION & INSTRUCTIONS FOR BIDDERS

   The City of Montpelier (Owner) will receive sealed bids for a Contract entitled “Safe Routes to School
Infrastructure Program” at the Office of the Director of Public Works, City Hall, 39 Main Street, Montpelier, VT
05602, until 2:00 pm, Friday, April 22, 2011 and then at said office will be publicly opened and read aloud.

A contract awarded under this Advertisement for Bids will be funded by the Federal Highway Administration. The
City of Montpelier (herein referred to as City) is the project OWNER. A representative of the owner will be
performing resident engineering services and will be responsible for obtaining materials certifications from the
contractor, performing construction observation and ensuring that required material testing is performed. Further,
the City of Montpelier is acting as the Engineer and the Resident Project Representative as defined in the General
Conditions.

Preparation of Bids
Bids will be submitted on the Bid Form included within the Contract Documents, in a sealed envelope clearly marked
“BID - Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Program” on the outside of the envelope, and delivered to the
Office of the Director of Public Works, City Hall, 39 Main Street, Montpelier, Vermont 05602. The outside of the
envelope shall also clearly bear the name and address of the bidder. All bids must be made on the required bid
form, typewritten or handwritten in ink. All blank spaces on the bid form must be fully completed and executed
when submitted. A price must be included for all unit items and a total bid price provided. No unit bid prices of $0
will be allowed. Addenda, if any, must be acknowledged in the space provided. Only one copy of the bid form is to
be submitted.

Any bid may be withdrawn prior to the duly scheduled time for the opening of bids. Any bid received after the
time and date specified for receipt of bids shall not be considered and will be deemed non-responsive.

To be eligible for the award of a construction contract under this project, Bidders shall be a Pre-Qualified Contractor
by the Vermont Agency of Transportation, Contract Administration a minimum of seven working days prior to the bid
opening date for the applicable category of work to be performed under the contract. For information contact Jon
Winter @ 802-828-2643 or the Contract Administration web site: www.aot.state.vt.us/conadmin/caHome.htm.
Failure to provide and submit certification that the Contractor has been pre-qualified may render the bid
non-responsive and is subject to disqualification

All Bidders will be required to execute a sworn statement, certifying that the Bidder has not, either directly or
indirectly, entered into any agreement, participated in any collusion, or otherwise taken any action in restraint of
free competitive bidding in connection with such contract. Furthermore, the Bidder must also provide a Debarment
statement. The sworn statement of non-collusion and debarment is included as Attachment “N”. Failure
to properly sign and fully execute the Debarment & Non-Collusion Affidavit may render the bid non-
responsive and subject to disqualification.

All Bidders are required to submit a fully executed “Contractor’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Certification
Form” identified as CA-109. The EEO form (CA-109) is included as Attachment “Q”. Failure to submit the
executed form may render the bid non-responsive and subject to disqualification.

Bidder’s Representation
Each Responsible Bidder, by making their Bid, represents that:
     They have read and understand the Contract Documents, and their Bid is made in accordance therewith.
         They have visited the site, have familiarized themselves with the local conditions under which the work is to
         be performed and have correlated their observations with the requirements of the contract documents,
         reviewed the project plans and specifications, and become thoroughly familiar with the existing field
         conditions, and limitations. Bidders must satisfy themselves that the estimated quantities identified on the
         bid form are reasonable representations by examination of the site and review of the contract drawings and


Information & Instructions for Bidders
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         specifications. Failure of the Bidder to review all documents and field conditions pertinent to the Contract,
         including ADA compliance requirements, work limits, traffic conditions and all other conditions shall in no
         way relieve any Bidder from the obligation with respect to his/her bid, and the Bidder shall not assert that
         there was a misunderstanding concerning quantities or the nature of the work to be done.
        Their Bid is based upon the materials, systems and equipment required by the Contract Documents, without
         exception.
        They have satisfied themselves of the accuracy of the estimated quantities in the Bid Schedule by
         examination of the site and a review of the Drawings and Specifications, including Addenda.
        They shall not assert that there was a misunderstanding concerning the quantities of Work or of the nature
         of Work to be done.
        They are on the VTrans approved list of Contractors for this type of work.
        They have not entered into any agreement, participated in any collusion, or otherwise taken any action in
         restraint of free competitive bidding.

Contract Documents
In this section, “Design Engineer” shall be read to mean City of Montpelier (Owner).

         Copies:
    a)   Bidders have been provided with complete sets of the Contract Documents from the issuing office, with the
         exception of the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) Standard Specifications for Construction (2006
         Edition) which may be obtained for an additional fee from:

                 Vermont Agency of Transportation
                 Contract Administration
                 One National Life Drive
                 Montpelier, VT 05633-5001

    b)   Bidders shall use complete sets of Contract Documents in preparing Bids; neither the Owner nor the Design
         Engineers assume any responsibility for errors or misinterpretation resulting from the use of incomplete sets
         of Contract Documents.
    c)   The Owner or the Design Engineer, in making copies of the Contract Documents on the above terms, do so
         only for the purpose of obtaining Bids on the Work and do not confer a license or grant for any other use.
    d)   At the time of the opening of Bids, each Bidder will be presumed to have inspected the site and to have read
         and to be thoroughly familiar with the Contract Documents (including all Addenda). The failure or omission
         of any Bidder to receive or examine any form, instrument or document shall in no way relieve any Bidder
         from the obligation in respect to their Bid.

Interpretation or Correction of Contract Documents
    a) The Contract Documents contain the provisions required for the construction of the Project. Information
        obtained from an officer, agent or employee of the Owner, or any other person, shall not affect the risks or
        obligations assumed by the Contractor or relieve them from fulfilling any of the conditions of the Contract.
    b) Bidders and Sub-Bidders shall promptly notify the Design Engineer of any ambiguity, inconsistency or error
        which they may discover upon examination of the Contract Documents, or of the site and local conditions.
    c) Bidders and Sub-Bidders requiring clarification or interpretation of the Contract Documents shall make a
        written request which shall reach the Design Engineer by the pre-bid meeting. An interpretation will be
        mailed by certified mail with return receipt requested to prospective Bidders at the addresses given by them
        not later than five (5) days before Bid opening. Failure of any Bidder to receive any such Addendum or
        interpretation shall not relieve such Bidder from any obligation under his Bid as submitted. All Addenda so
        issued shall become part of the Contract Documents.
    d) Any interpretation, correction, or change of the Contract Documents will be made by Addendum.
        Interpretations, corrections, or changes of the Contract Documents made in any other manner will not be
        binding, and Bidders shall not rely upon such interpretations, corrections, or changes.

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         Addenda
    a)   Addenda will be mailed by certified mail or delivered to all who are known by the Design Engineer to have
         received a complete set of Contract Documents.
    b)   Copies of Addenda will be made available for inspection wherever Contract Documents are on file for that
         purpose.
    c)   No Addenda will be issued later than five (5) days prior to the date for receipt of Bids, except an Addendum
         withdrawing the request for Bids, or one which includes postponement of the date for receipt of Bids.
    d)   Each Bidder shall ascertain prior to submitting their Bid that they have received all Addenda issued, and
         they shall acknowledge that receipt in their Bid.
    e)   Failure of any Bidder to receive any such addendum or interpretation shall not relieve such Bidder from any
         obligation under his Bid as submitted. All Addenda so issued shall become a part of the Contract
         Documents.
    f)   If the revisions made by an Addendum require considerable change or reconsideration on the part of the
         Bidder, the date set for opening the Bids may be postponed, in which case the Addendum will include an
         announcement of the new date set for opening Bids.

Contract Surety: Bid Bond, Performance Bond & Payment Bond
Each bid must be accompanied by a Bid Bond or certified check payable to the Owner for five percent (5%) of the
total amount of the bid. Failure to submit such with the Bid will render the Bidder non-responsive and the
bid will not be read. As soon as the bid prices have been compared, the owner will return the certified checks of
all except the three lowest responsive, responsible bidders. When a contract agreement is executed, as authorized
by the Montpelier City Council during a regularly scheduled meeting, the certified checks of the remaining
unsuccessful bidders will be returned. The certified check of the successful bidder will be retained until the
performance bond has been executed and approved, after which it will be returned. A bid bond may be used in lieu
of a certified check.

The party to whom the contract is awarded will be required to execute the contract agreement and obtain the
performance and payment bonds in the amount of 100% on the Contract sum total, covering the faithful
performance of the Contract and the payment of all obligations arising thereunder, within ten (10) calendar days
from the date when the notice of award is delivered to the Bidder. In case of failure of the Bidder to execute the
agreement or provide the required bonds, the owner may, at its option, consider the Bidder in default, in which case
the bid bond or certified check accompanying the bid proposal shall become the property of the Owner.

The Owner, within ten days of receipt of the performance and payment bonds, shall sign the agreement, having first
obtained authorization from the Montpelier City Council. Should the owner not execute the agreement within such
period, the bidder may notify the owner in writing that the contract agreement will be withdrawn.

Contact Information & Project Questions
All questions by prospective Bidders as to the interpretation of the Information for Bidders, Form of Contract,
Contract Plans, Details & Drawings, Specifications, Site Conditions, or Bonds, must be submitted in writing (by US
Mail or electronic) addressed to the City of Montpelier, Municipal Project Manager, and received at least seven (7)
days before the date herein identified for the opening of Bids. An interpretation will be mailed by certified mail –
return receipt requested – to prospective Bidders at the address provided by them no later than four (4) days before
the date of Bid opening. Failure of any Bidder to receive any such Addendum or interpretation shall not relieve the
Bidder from any obligation under its Bid as submitted. All Addenda so issued shall become part of the Contract
Documents.
The City of Montpelier (Owner), acting through its Department of Public Works, is responsible for the design,
administration and oversight of this Federal Aid construction project. Payment of work performed will be made by
the City of Montpelier. Thomas McArdle, Assistant Director of Public Works, is the designated Municipal Project
Manager (MPM). He may be reached at 802.223.9508, by US Mail at 39 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05602, and by
e-mail: tmcardle@montpelier-vt.org.


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Consideration of Bids

        Opening of Bids: The properly identified Bids will be opened publicly and the total base Bid read aloud. An
        abstract of the same information may, at the discretion of the Owner, be made available to the Bidders
        within a reasonable time.

        Rejection of Bids: The Owner shall have the right to reject any or all Bids and to reject a Bid not
        accompanied by any required Bid security or by other data required by the Contract Documents or to reject
        a Bid which is in any way incomplete or irregular.

        Approximate Estimate: The Bidders’ attention is called to the fact that the estimate of quantities of work to
        be done and materials to be furnished under these Specifications, as shown on the proposal form, is
        approximate, and is given only as a basis of calculation upon which the award of the Contract is to be made.
        Therefore, the Owner disclaims any responsibility that the aforementioned quantities shall be less than,
        equal to, or greater than the quantities used in the actual construction of the work. The Contractor shall not
        plead misunderstanding or deception because of such estimate of quantities or of the character, location, or
        other conditions pertaining thereto. The Owner reserves the right to increase or diminish any or all of the
        above-mentioned quantities of work or to omit any of them, as the Owner may deem necessary, in
        accordance with the 2006 Standard Specifications for Construction.

        Acceptance of Bid (Award): It is the intent of the Owner to award a Contract to the lowest responsive and
        responsible Bidder based on the total base Bid price, provided the Bid has been submitted in accordance
        with the requirements of the Contract Documents and does not exceed the funds available and in
        accordance with 23CFR635 and as determined to be in the best interest of the City, subject to receipt of
        bonds and other submittals as described herein. The Contract will be awarded within thirty (30) days after
        the Bid receipt deadline unless a mutually agreed upon extension is established. The City may make such
        investigations as it deems necessary to determine the ability of the Bidder to perform the work, and the
        Bidder shall furnish to the City, all such information and data for this purpose as the City may request. The
        City reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, or to waive any informalities or technicalities in any Bid in
        the interest of the City and may reject any Bid if the evidence obtained through the course of an
        investigation of a Bidder fails to satisfy the City that the Bidder is properly qualified to carry out the
        obligations of the agreement and to complete the work. A conditional or qualified Bid will not be accepted.

        If any Bidder is aggrieved by the award, they may appeal in writing addressed to the Municipal Project
        Manager and the appeal must be postmarked within seven (7) calendar days following the date of written
        notice to award the contract. The appeal is to be delivered to the City of Montpelier, Department of Public
        Works, 39 Main Street, Montpelier, Vermont, 05602.




Post Bid Information

        Submittals
        The successful Contractor shall, within ten (10) days of Notice of Award of a Contract for the work, submit
        the following to the City of Montpelier:
            1. A designation of the Work to be performed by the Contractor with its own forces;
            2. The proprietary names and the suppliers of principal items or systems of materials and equipment
                 proposed for the Work; and



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             3.   A list of names of the Subcontractors, persons or other entities (including those who are to furnish
                  materials or equipment fabricated to a special design) proposed for the principal portions of the
                  Work.
             4.   Fully executed Performance and Payment Bonds.

        The successful Contractor will be required to establish to the satisfaction of the Design Engineer and the
        Owner the reliability and responsibility of the persons or entities proposed to furnish and perform the Work
        described in the Contract Documents.

        Persons and entities proposed by the successful Contractor and to whom the Owner and Design Engineer
        have made no reasonable objection must be used on the Work for which they were proposed and shall not
        be changed except with the written consent of the Owner and the Design Engineer.

Award of Contract

        Notice of Award
        All Bids received shall remain valid and may not be withdrawn by the Contractor for a period of sixty (60)
        days from the date that Bids are opened. The Owner shall issue a Notice of Award upon acceptance of a
        Bid. The Notice of Award shall be accompanied by the necessary Agreement forms.

        Agreement
        The Contractor to whom the Contract is awarded will be required to execute the Agreement within ten (10)
        calendar days from the date when the Notice of Award is delivered to the Bidder.

        The Owner, within ten (10) days of receipt of the Agreement signed by the party to whom the Agreement
        was awarded, shall sign the Agreement and return to such party an executed duplicate of the Agreement.

        Should the Owner not execute the Agreement which such period, the Contractor may, by Written Notice,
        withdraw their signed Agreement. Such notice of withdrawal shall be effective upon receipt of the notice by
        the Owner.

        Notice to Proceed
        The City of Montpelier intends to issue a Notice to Proceed within thirty (30) days of the execution of the
        Agreement by the Owner. Should there be reasons why the Notice to Proceed cannot be issued within such
        period, the time may be extended by mutual agreement between the Owner and the Contractor.

        If the Notice to Proceed has not been issued within the thirty (30) day period or within the period mutually
        agreed upon, the Contractor may terminate the Agreement without further liability on the part of either
        party, and will not forfeit their Bid Bond.



Preconstruction Conference
After award of a Contract under this solicitation and prior to the start of work, the successful Bidder, hereafter to be
known as “Contractor”, will be required to attend a preconstruction conference with representatives of the City of
Montpelier and other interested parties convened by the City. The conference will serve to acquaint the participants
with the general plan of the construction operation and all other requirements of the contract. The City will provide
the Contractor with the date, time and place of the conference. At this time and place, the Contractor must present
a written project schedule (spread sheet preferred) and provide information pertaining to the identity and
involvement of any sub-contractors who will be performing work.
Termination of Contract


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The Contract may be terminated by the City upon written notice to the Contractor on a specified date if the
Contractor:
    1. Fails to begin work within the specified time;
    2. Fails to pursue the work in a manner to ensure proper completion;
    3. Pursues the work in a manner to render the completed project unsuitable to the City;
    4. Discontinues work on the project.

Commencement & Completion Dates
The project will not be commenced until the beginning of the school district’s summer recess on June 20, 2011 and
upon issuance of a Notice to Proceed, and must be completed in accordance with the herein noted completion
schedule. Said completion schedule is intended to minimize construction related conflicts that will arise with the
beginning of the 2011/2012 school year on August 22, 2011. Liquidated damages may be assessed if the work is
not complete and accepted by the City of Montpelier per the completion schedule:

COMPLETION SCHEDULE:
    Friday, August 12, 2011: Completion of all Contract Items with the exception of Item # 901.0 “School
      Zone Flashing Beacon”, Item #902.0 “Removal of Existing School Flashers”, and Item #903.0 “Radar Speed
      Display Sign”. This shall be the date of substantial completion.
    Friday, September 16, 2011: Completion of all excepted & remaining Contract items: Item # 901.0
      “School Zone Flashing Beacon”, Item #902.0 “Removal of Existing School Flashers”, and Item #903.0
      “Radar Speed Display Sign”. This shall be the date of final completion.

The Notice to Proceed shall be issued within (10) days from the execution of the agreement. Should there be
reasons why the Notice to Proceed cannot be issued within such period, the time may be extended by mutual
agreement between the owner and contractor.

See also Attachment “A”, “General Conditions”, section 15. “Time for Completion & Liquidated Damages”

Insurance
The chosen Contractor shall procure insurance to cover the below-listed requirements from an insurance company
registered and licensed to do business in the State of Vermont. Before the construction contract is executed and
prior to commencing any work (including by sub-contractors), the Contractor shall file with the Owner a Certificate of
Insurance executed by the insurance company or its licensed agent(s) to include reference to the Contract awarded
by title and such insurance has been approved by the Owner. Approval of the insurance by the Owner shall not
relieve or decrease the liability of the Contractor hereunder. The Contractor shall carry insurance in accordance with
the following requirements and as more particularly described in section 21. of the General Conditions attached
hereto and made a part hereof:




Workers Compensation Insurance:
With respect to all operations performed, the Contractor shall carry Workers Compensation Insurance in accordance
with the laws of the State of Vermont. The Contractor shall also ensure that all subcontractors carry Workers
Compensation Insurance for all work performed by them.

Contractors’ Public Liability and Property Damage Insurance:
With respect to all operations performed by the Contractor and subcontractors, the Contractor shall carry Public
Liability and Property Damage Insurance providing all major divisions of coverage including, but not limited to:
          - Premises/Operations
          - Independent Contractors’ Protective
          - Products and Completed Operations


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        - Personal Injury Liability
        - Contractual Liability Applicable to the Contractor’s Obligations for Damage Claims, Broad Form Property
        Damage
        - Collapse and Underground (CU) Coverage
        - Explosion (X) Coverage, unless this requirement is waived in writing. If the Public Liability Coverage is
        provided under Commercial General Liability Policy, coverage shall be provided on an “Occurrence” form.
        Limits of Coverage shall be not less than:
        - $1,500,000 Each Occurrence
        - $2,000,000 General Aggregate, in total, to this project only
        - $2,000,000 Products/Completed Operations Aggregate
        - $ 250,000 If the Public Liability Coverage is provided under a Comprehensive General Liability Policy,
        Limits of Coverage shall be not less than:
        Bodily Injury $1,000,000 Each Occurrence, $1,000,000 Aggregate
        Property Damage $500,000 Each Occurrence, $1,000,000 Aggregate Or Combined Single Limit $2,000,000
        Each Occurrence, $2,000,000 Aggregate

Automobile Liability Insurance:
The Contractor shall carry Automobile Liability Insurance covering all motor vehicles, including owned, hired,
borrowed and non-owned vehicles, used in connection with the project. Limits of Coverage shall be not less than:
       Bodily Injury $500,000 Each Person, $1,000,000 Each Occurrence
       Property Damage $500.00 Each Occurrence or Combined Single Limit $1,500,000 Each Occurrence

Federal-Aid Construction Contract
As a Federal–Aid project, an agreement executed under this construction Contract is subject to the provisions of the
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) form 1273 “Required Contract Provisions Federal – Aid Construction
Contracts”. A copy of FHWA Form 1273 is attached hereto and as such, is made a part of this Contract.

Bidders are further advised that Federal civil rights and equal opportunity provisions apply. An agreement executed
under this Contract will require that the Contractor agrees not to discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion,
sex or national origin in accord with – “Standard Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Construction Contract
Specifications” (Executive Order 11246). The Contractor is fully bound by all requirements and conditions as
stipulated by FHWA.

Buy America Requirement
Buy America requirements of 23 CFR 635.410 are applicable to all Federal-aid construction projects. All steel or iron
products permanently incorporated into Federal-aid projects, shall be products that have been entirely manufactured
within the United States. All manufacturing processes of the steel or iron material, in a product, must occur within
the United States to be considered of domestic origin. This includes process such as rolling, extruding, machining,
bending, grinding and drilling. The action of applying a coating to a material is deemed a manufacturing process
subject to Buy America. Coating includes epoxy coating, galvanizing, painting, and any other coating that protects or
enhances the value of the material.

Federal Wage Rate - Davis-Bacon Act
The Davis-Bacon Act regulations shall apply to the Work (see also Attachment “C”). To comply with the Davis-Bacon
Act, the Contractor must ensure that the following procedures and verification submittals are adhered to during
construction, as applicable:
    1. For work done by the prime Contractor/firm: A copy of the applicable wage rate schedule needs to be posted
         in an area accessible and visible to all employees. (A copy of the Washington County Wage Rates is
         enclosed as a Contract attachment – Attachment “C”.) A certified copy of each weekly payroll must be
         submitted to the Resident Engineer within seven (7) days after the regular payment date thereof. The
         Resident Engineer shall check payrolls for work classification and title code of each employee, hourly wage
         rates for each employee, including fringe benefits, daily and weekly total hours, signed certification,


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         itemized deductions, all approved deductions and wage rates verified with those shown in the applicable
         contract. Entries that need to be checked on at least the first two payrolls include arithmetic accuracy,
         overtime computations, wage rates verified with those shown in the wage schedule, and employee’s full
         name, address and Social Security number. All basic records pertaining to the payrolls must be preserved
         for a period of three (3) years after completion of the project.
    2.   For work done by owner/operator of non-hauling equipment: They are considered to be employees of the
         Contractor (see 1.).
    3.   For work done by subcontractors: Laborers and mechanics employed by the prime Contractor and/or by
         subcontractors are covered by Davis-Bacon, but employees of material suppliers are not. A certified copy of
         teach subcontractor’s weekly payroll must be submitted to the Resident Engineer within seven (7) days after
         the regular payment date thereof. The prime Contractor is responsible for the submittal of payrolls by the
         subcontractors and is responsible for violations of labor provisions by the subcontractors.
    4.   For work done by Owner/Operator of hauling equipment (trucks): They are not considered to be
         subcontractors and are not covered by the labor standard provisions.
    5.   For Account Work: Davis-Bacon Act does not apply.

Compliance with Laws and Regulations
The Contractor shall comply with all applicable Federal, State and local laws. All applicable laws, ordinances, and the
rules and regulations of all authorities having jurisdiction over construction of the Project shall apply to the Contract
throughout.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) Policy
Vermont Agency of Transportation’s Form CA-110 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Policy Contract
Requirements shall apply to this Contract. The expression DBE shall be considered equivalent to the Minority
Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women Business Enterprise (WBE) as defined under 49 CFR §23. The CA-110 DBE
Policy Requirements are included as an attachment (Attachment “G”) to the Contract. The DBE directory can be
found at the following website address: http://www.aot.state.vt.us/civilrights/dbe.htm

A Contractor’s degree of effort to include DBE firms as subcontractors and suppliers shall include but not be limited
to the following:
     1. Whether the Contractor advertised in general circulation, trade association, and other media readily
         available to DBEs for subcontracting opportunities.
     2. Whether the Contractor provided written notice to a reasonable number of specific DBEs that their interest in
         the contract was being solicited in sufficient time to allow DBEs to effectively participate.
     3. Whether the Contractor followed up initial solicitations of interest by contacting DBEs to determine with
         certainty whether DBEs were interested.
     4. Whether the Contractor selected portions of the work to be performed by DBEs in order to increase the
         likelihood of meeting the DBE goal (including, where appropriate, breaking down contracts into economically
         feasible units to facilitate DBE participation).
     5. Whether the Contractor provided interested DBEs with adequate information about the plans, specifications
         and requirements of the Contract.
     6. Whether the Contractor negotiated in good faith with interested DBEs and did not reject DBEs as unqualified
         without sound rationality based on a thorough investigation of the DBEs capabilities.
     7. Whether the Contractor effectively used the services of available community organizations, contractors’
         groups, local State and Federal business assistance offices, and other organizations that provide assistance
         in recruitment and placement of DBEs. Contractors shall be expected to fully utilize the Vermont Agency of
         Transportation’s DBE Registry when subcontracting opportunities arise.
     8. Whether the Contractor provided proof of the unavailability of DBEs, in accordance with the Disadvantaged
         Business Enterprise Unavailability Certification.

Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity



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During performance of the Contract, the Contractor will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for
employment because of race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical disability or veteran status.

This Project is funded with Federal funds, and all applicable provisions apply. The Contractor shall comply with the
applicable provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, the Standard Federal Equal Employment
Opportunity Construction Contract Specifications Executive Order 11246 as amended, and as supplemented by the
Department of Labor regulations (41 CFR Part 60) and Required Contract Provisions Federal-Aid Construction
Contracts (Federal Form 1273). These documents are included as attachments to this Contract. The conditions of
these documents are a part of the construction contract and the Contractor must adhere to them. A similar
provision shall be included in any and all subcontracts.

The VTrans Office of Civil Rights & Labor Compliance, “Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Within our Workforce”
website can be found at the following address: htp://www.aot.state.vt.us/civilrights/EEO.htm

Prompt Pay Compliance
Vermont’s Prompt Pay Statute requires payment from prime Contractors to Sub-Contractors within seven (7) days of
primes receiving payment. Vermont State Statutes, Commerce and Trade, T.9§4003 provides: “Notwithstanding any
contrary agreement, when a subcontractor has performed in accordance with the provisions of its contract, a
contractor shall pay a subcontractor, and each subcontractor shall in turn pay its subcontractors, the full or
proportional amount received for each such subcontractor’s work and materials based on work completed or service
provided under the subcontractor, seven days after receipt of each progress or final payment or seven days after
receipt of the subcontractor’s invoice, whichever is later.”

Claims Resolution
It is mutually agreed by both parties to this contract that the Municipal Project Manager (MPM) shall act as referee in
all questions of dispute arising under the terms of the Contract unless appealed as hereinafter provided. Claims
must be judged first by the Engineer and then by the MPM. Should a claim be judged in favor of the Contractor, it
will be allowed and paid as provided in the Contract. Should a claim be denied by the Municipal Project Manager the
Contractor may appeal to the City Manager. Should a claim be denied by the City Manager, the Contractor may
appeal to the Director of Program Development of the Vermont Agency of Transportation as outlined in the 2006
Vermont Agency of Transportation Standard Specifications for Construction per section §105.02.

In any case where the Contractor deems extra compensation is due for work or materials not clearly covered by the
Contract, or for encountering conditions substantially different than represented by the Contract, or for work or
materials ordered by the Owner as an extra, the Contractor shall notify the project engineer in writing of the specific
intention to make a claim for such extra compensation prior to beginning the work on which the claim will be based.
If such notification is not given and the engineer not afforded proper “Notice of Intent” by the Contractor for
documenting an accurate account of the actual work and costs, then the Contractor hereby agrees to waive any
claim for such compensation.

Written notification for a claim by the Contractor or the fact that the project engineer has documented an accurate
account of said claim shall not in any way be construed as proving the validity of the claim. All claims by the
Contractor shall be submitted in writing within 30 calendar days after acceptance date of the project or within 30
calendar days of the notification in writing of the specific intention to make a claim, whichever occurs first, and not
thereafter. An appeal shall be made within 30 calendar days of disapproval, and not thereafter.




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                             SUPPLEMENTAL TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL

The item descriptions and technical specifications provided herein are used as a supplement to the Vermont
Agency of Transportation (VTrans) Standard Specifications for Construction (2006 edition with supplemental
documents), Divisions 200-700.

All references to the “Agency” and “Engineer” within the Vermont Agency of Transportation Standard
Specifications for Construction (2006 edition with general special provisions) shall be read as the City of
Montpelier (Owner), except as modified below. The Contractor shall provide for the construction and
completion of the work as described in accordance with the VTrans Standard Specifications for Construction
(2006 edition with supplemental documents).

For unit price items, the Contractor shall be paid for the actual amount of work measured and accepted by
the City. At the end of each work day, the Contractor’s representative shall review the quantities measured
by the Owner representative to ensure agreement. For Lump Sum items, the Contractor shall be required to
submit a schedule of values, breaking out the value for each portion of the work required under the item.
The schedule of values will need to be reviewed and approved by the City prior to the start of construction.
Lump Sum items will be paid for the percentage of the item that has been completed as described in the
schedule of values.

See also General Conditions, Section 19. “Payment to Contractor” (Attachment “A”) except as modified
herein at section “Miscellaneous & Special Provisions”.

Item 203.28 Excavation and Demolition of Surfaces & Pavements

Description:
This item consists of common excavation further described in the VAOT Standard Specifications for
Construction, dated 2006, Section 203 “Excavation & Embankments”, and as noted herein. Work is to
include excavation of surfaces, pavements, un-reinforced concrete, roadside drainage ditches, paved
gutters, roadside slopes, excavation of earth materials for sidewalks, and other excavations as may be
necessary to accomplish the project and as described in section 203.01 (a, c, d, and h). 203.03-203.07,
203.09, 203.11 and 203.12. Cutting of existing bituminous concrete and PCC concrete surfaces by
approved methods at all street and driveway limits and match lines is considered incidental to common
excavation and demolition of surfaces and pavements. Methods of cutting other than by saw must be pre-
approved and must achieve satisfactory results to properly match new construction to existing surfaces.
(Consistent with the description found in section 203.04, this item includes fine grading of the sub-grade.)
Excavated material is to be expeditiously removed from the project site and shall not be stored at or
adjacent to the site for more than 24 hours.

The Owner’s project representative is responsible for investigating the quality or suitability of the sub-grade
and existing sub-base material and may require additional excavation and backfill with crushed gravel or
other means to ensure a proper sub-base – see applicable sections herein. The roadway and sidewalk sub-
grade shall be properly graded and thoroughly compacted.

Method of Measurement:
Per section 203.13; per cubic yard of material removed and disposed of. The method of measurement will
be established by mutual agreement between the Owner and the Contractor. Excavation limits for sidewalks
shall be measured at a point located one foot horizontally as measured from the near edge of the sidewalk
structure or curb and as illustrated on the project plans.

Basis of Payment:
Per section 203.14 (pay item 203.28 - cubic yard).

Erosion control methods, means, measures, devices, materials, equipment, loading and trucking of
excavated material, cutting of bituminous or PCC concrete pavements, and as defined within this contract
will not be paid for directly but shall be considered incidental to Contract item 203.28 - Excavation and
Demolition of Surfaces & Pavements


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Item 301.26 Sub-base of Crushed Gravel

Description:
This item consists of supplying, transporting, placing and compacting a crushed gravel sub-base to the lines
and grades as shown on the contract drawings and as described in the VAOT Standard Specifications for
Construction, dated 2006, Section 301 “Sub-base”, and as noted herein and including the following sub-
sections: 301.03 – 301.06.

The Contractor is responsible for establishing final grades and modifying the sub-base for new ramps and
sidewalks. This item includes extracting or importing new crushed gravel material to achieve the proper
grades, and also includes compaction requirements. All sidewalk and ramp areas will be prepared for a 5”
thick Portland Cement concrete sidewalk.

Sub-Base of Crushed Gravel shall also be used for Culvert and Storm Drain and Catch Basin / Manhole
bedding material. Sub-Base of Crushed Gravel shall also be used for backfill within Culvert and Storm Drain
trenches (in lieu of “Granular Backfill for Structures”) where unsuitable backfill material is encountered and
where ordered by the Owner.

Materials:
In accordance with the VAOT Standard Specifications for Construction dated 2006, Division 700, section
704.05 Crushed Gravel for Sub-base, Table 704.05A – Fine.

Method of Measurement:
Per Section 301.07 (per cubic yard). Excavation below normal grade and gravel re-fill will be measured for
payment in accordance with applicable item descriptions noted.

Basis of Payment:
Per Section 301.08 (pay item 301.26 - per cubic yard)

Item 406.25 – Bituminous Concrete Pavement

Description:
Per Section 406.18, and as noted, and further specified as noted below. Work includes restoration and
patching of paved surfaces to include placement by manual labor for hand work as necessary to properly
match grades at driveways, walks, ramps and existing surfaces. The Contractor is responsible for any
needed hand-sweeping and preparation of existing surfaces.

Materials:
Per Section 406.02 – 406.03: Type II for new base paving (minimum 2½” inches compacted). Emulsified
asphalt tack coat to be applied on existing road pavements at the rate and by the method specified in the
VAOT specifications. Type IV as the wearing course (minimum 1½” inches compacted). Per table 406.03B
– Medium Duty. Note aggregate material per 704.10 shall not include more than 20% recycled asphalt
pavement (RAP).

Method of Measurement:
Per Section 406.18. The quantity to be measured for payment of bituminous concrete pavement will be the
number of tons of mixture complete in place in the accepted work area, applied at the specified compacted
depth.

Basis of Payment:
Per Section 406.19 (Pay Item 406.25) per ton.

Item 601.2605 – Culverts and Storm Drains

Description:
Per section 601 – Culverts & Storm Drains. All culverts to be 12” inside diameter and smooth lined.




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Section 601.08 “Backfilling” is hereby amended as follows: Revise all references of “Granular Backfill for
Structures” to read “Sub-Base of Crushed Gravel” in this contract.

Materials:
Culverts shall be CPEP (SL) (section 710.03).
Culvert bedding material shall satisfy the VAOT specification, 704.05A – Sub Base of Crushed Gravel.
Backfill material shall be Sub-Base of Crushed Gravel (704.05A) in lieu of Granular Backfill for Structures.

Method of Measurement:
Per section 601.10 – Measurement shall be on a linear foot basis for culvert installed.
Per section 301.07 – Measurement shall be per cubic yard for crushed gravel used for pipe bedding.

Basis of Payment:
Per Section 601.11 – (Pay Item 601.2605) per linear foot to include the removal, hauling and proper
disposal of excess and unsuitable material off-site, and all other work necessary or incidental to the
satisfactory completion of this item.

Note see Section 601.11 (c and d) – per cubic yard for pipe bedding crushed gravel – see Item 301.26.

Note that cutting and excavation of surfaces and pavements will be paid for under Item 203.28– “Excavation
and Demolition of Surfaces & Pavements”.

Item 604.10 – Drop Inlets, Catch Basins & Manholes

Description:
Per Section 604 – Drop Inlets, Catch Basins and Manholes. To be complete with approved water tight
connections to all new or existing pipes and culverts, and shall include cast iron frames and drainage or
manhole grates, excavation, and backfill with select materials.

Catch Basins shall be constructed to grade with at least two and not more than five, courses of red-
hardened brick laid on the widest portion of the brick. All structure lift holes shall be grouted inside and out
with expandable grout.

All brick shall be regular and uniform in shape and size with plane, parallel beds and faces. Brick masonry
for bringing frames to grade shall be laid in Portland cement mortar reinforced with fiber-glass fibers (block
bond) composed of one part Portland cement and two parts of sand, measured by volume, to which not
more than 10 pounds of lime shall be added for each bag of cement. Water for mortar shall be clean and
only an amount sufficient to produce a workable mortar shall be used. Mortar shall be used within one hour
from the time the cement was added to the mix. The sand for mortar for brick masonry shall be uniformly
graded, clean, sharp, and contain no grains larger than will pass a one-eighth inch (1/8") mesh screen.

Each brick shall be wetted and completely bedded in mortar at its bottom, sides, and ends in one operation
with care being taken to fill every joint. Brickwork shall be well-bonded, and joints shall be as close as
practicable. No brick masonry shall be laid in water nor shall any water be allowed to rise on or around any
brick masonry until it has set at least 24 hours. No masonry shall be laid in freezing weather.

Frames shall be set to final grade immediately prior to paving of the final top course.

Materials:
Per section 604.02 (Precast Drop Inlets, Catch Basins, and Manholes - 705.04)

All catch basins shall be provided with gray, 24” square, 8” cast iron frames and 2” cast iron grates of the
type as indicated on the detailed contract drawings meeting the requirements of 715.01(a,b).

Brick masonry shall be used to bring catch basin frames to final grade (two courses minimum/5 courses
maximum), for filling of abandoned pipes and for similar uses. The brick shall be common red hard-burned
clay brick meeting the requirements of 705.01(c).




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Backfill material shall be Sub-Base of Crushed Gravel (704.05A) in lieu of Granular Backfill for Structures if
unsuitable materials are encountered and where ordered by the Owner.

Method of Measurement:
Per section 604.07 modified as follows: Measurement shall be on a vertical foot basis for pre-cast concrete
storm catch basins with frame and grate of the size and type specified including all connections and
materials, placed, backfilled and accepted by the City. Measurement shall be made from the exterior
bottom of the structure to the top of the cover (including frame and brick adjustment).

Basis of Payment:
(Pay Item 604.10 modified)
Per section 604.08 modified as follows: Payment shall be made at the contract unit price per vertical foot.
which price shall be full compensation for all material, labor, tools and equipment necessary for furnishing
and installing the catch basin as shown on the plans with exterior waterproofing, including frame and grate,
boots, brick and mortar grade adjustment, clearing and grubbing, excavation and boulder excavation
support, temporary controls, dewatering (including the use of crushed stone), jointing, sheeting and
bracing, backfilling, compaction, restoration of growth and surface, restoration of physical features, removal,
hauling and proper disposal of excess and unsuitable material off-site, and all other work necessary or
incidental to the satisfactory completion of this item.

Note that cutting and excavation of surfaces and pavements will be paid for separately under Item 406.25 –
“Excavation and Demolition of Surfaces & Pavements”.

Note that 12” crushed gravel used for bedding for Catch Basin structures will be paid for separately under
Item 604.10 – “Sub-base of Crushed Gravel”.

Item 604.40 – Changing Elevation of Drop Inlets, Catch Basins, and Manholes

Description:
Per Section 604, Subsection 604.04 (e)- Changing Elevation of Drop Inlets, Catch Basins, & Manholes, and
as modified herein as specifically required for this contract.

The City of Montpelier will provide and deliver any necessary frames and grates if the existing frame and
grate hardware is deemed to be not acceptable for re-use. The Contractor will provide and install structural
steel rings if the grade adjustment required is less than 2 inches.

Materials:
In accordance with the City’s (DPW) typical standard details, including clay fired bricks and mortar meeting
the requirements of 705.01(c). Existing frames and grates are to be re-used unless new hardware is
required and will be supplied by the City. Structural steel adjustment rings are to be provided if the grade
adjustment required is less than 2 inches.

Method of Measurement:
Per subsection 604.07, per each drop inlet, catch basin and manhole adjusted, regardless of the method
used and work effort expended. No payment will be made for water gate or shut-off valves adjusted to
grade when work was performed by the City.

Basis of Payment:
Per subsection 604.08 (Pay Item 604.40, per each, drop inlet, catch basin and manhole adjusted in the
approved work limits). Separate payment will not be made for water gate valves adjusted.



Item 616.21 - New Granite Curb

Description:
In accordance with the VAOT Standard Specifications For Construction dated 2006, Section 729 - Curb
Materials, or as modified herein.



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Materials:
New granite curbs meeting the dimensional requirements set forth in the contract drawings and details and
in conformance with Section 729.01 – Vertical Granite Curb. This item includes the drop/tip down sections
for driveways and ADA compliant 1:12 ramp transitions, as well as all radius sections.


Method of Measurement:
Per 616.14 (per linear foot granite curb supplied and installed).

Basis of Payment:
Per 616.15 (pay item 616.21 - per linear foot) and shall include cutting & fitting as necessary and
preparatory work.

Item 616.40 - Remove & Re-set Existing Granite Curb
Item 616.41 – Remove Existing Curb

Description:
In accordance with Section 616.10 in locations as directed by the Owner. The Contractor shall replace any
granite curb that is damaged during construction or by handling, at no additional cost to the Owner. Curb
that is deemed excess and not reset shall remain the property of the Owner. Said excess curb is to be
loaded, delivered, and properly stacked at the Owner’s storage yard known as the “Stump Dump” and
located on Elm Street (VT Route 12) approximately 2 miles northerly of the project work limits.

Materials:
Existing granite curbing to be salvaged as described in Section 616.10 (a) and located within the project
limits as ordered by the Owner or identified on the contract drawings to be salvaged, removed and re-set.

Method of Measurement:
Per 616.14 (per linear foot granite curb removed and reset). Curb that is not to be re-set shall also be
measured for payment by the linear foot.

Basis of Payment:
Per 616.15 (pay item 616.40 & 616.41 – per linear foot).

Item 618.10 – Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) Sidewalk

Description:
In accordance with section 618 – Sidewalks (PCC Concrete Sidewalk 618.03), and as directed and/or as
described herein. This item involves the construction, restoration or replacement of existing concrete
sidewalk sections in accordance with the project standard details specified which is to be constructed over a
prepared and compacted sub-base, and includes furnishing, forming and pouring 5” thick Portland Cement
Concrete (PCC) sidewalks. Said work is to include providing and installing expansion joint material, curing,
frost and/or heat protection, and the furnishing of all labor, tools, equipment, and incidentals necessary for
the satisfactory completion of the work. (ADA compliant ramps to be constructed in accordance with VTrans
standard detail C-3a and 3b and as noted on the contract plans.)

All PCC shall be Class B structural concrete, and shall have a 28-day compressive strength of 3,500 psi,
complete with all necessary finishing. Trowel joints must match existing joints typically found in the vicinity
of the work site to achieve a uniform visual appearance. A false joint will be required where concrete
extends to the curb face at driveways and ramps in order to simulate concrete curbing, where applicable,
except at the tactile warning portion of the ramp.

The Contractor must, for no additional consideration, provide reasonable security for the prevention of
vandalism and accidental damage. (Past experience has shown that the best results can be achieved if
pours are made in the morning.) The City reserves the right to require the removal of vandalized or
damaged concrete for no additional compensation paid to the Contractor, and to reject any and all methods
of patching/repair if deemed to be unacceptable and of short design life.




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Curing: See sub-section 618.03. A curing compound must be approved in advance and may be used only
where a subsequent sealant is not planned. The surface of the sidewalk shall be swept clean of any sand or
dirt before use.

Materials:
Concrete: shall conform to the requirements of section 541.

Equipment:
Forms, trowels, bull float (magnesium or wood only), various hand tools.

Method of Measurement
Per 618.06 – square yard.

Basis of Payment.
Per 618.07 – (per square yard @ 5”).

Gravel (bed course material) will be paid for separately under Contract Item 301.26 – “Sub-Base of Crushed
Gravel”.

Detectable warning devices for sidewalk ramps at crosswalks (truncated domes) will be paid for separately
under Contract Item 618.30 – “ADA Detectable Warning Surface”.

Security and traffic or pedestrian control devices (barricades, cones, etc.) as defined within this contract will
be paid for under Contract Item 904.0 - “Traffic Control”.

Item 608.30 – ADA Detectable Warning Surface

Description.
Furnishing materials, equipment and incidentals required for the construction of ADA compliant detectable
warning surfaces per Section 618–Sidewalks and 618.05–Detectable Warning Surface. VTrans approved,
pre-fabricated, ADA compliant truncated dome products for use in a wet concrete application will be supplied
and installed in the crosswalk ramps in accordance with the referenced standard details and the contract
drawings.

Materials.
Detectable warning surfaces shall be constructed of cast iron and be included on the 2010 VTrans Annual
List of Qualified Products.

Submittals.
Submit certification that component materials, truncated domes, and finished products to be delivered to
the site conform to the requirements specified herein.

Method of Measurement.
Per 618.06.

Basis of Payment.
Per 618.07 – (pay item 618.30 per square foot)




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Item 635.11 – Mobilization/Demobilization, Miscellaneous Work & Cleanup

Description, Method of Measurement, Basis of Payment:
Dust control materials such as calcium chloride, water, and labor, including hand-sweeping as necessary to
maintain a reasonably dust free work site, will also be considered incidental to this bid item.

This pay item also includes, as part of the lump sum, topsoil (4” depth lightly compacted), conservation mix
grass seed, fertilizer, lime, and mulch for the restoration of all lawn areas adjacent to the work limits up to
two feet in width in accordance with the contract plans; Sheet C-3 “sidewalk & granite curbing” detail and
Sheet G-1 “turf establishment” notes. The Contractor shall restore the work site limits to a condition equal
or better than the pre-construction condition.

The Contractor is further required to maintain access to all businesses and residents during construction.
This provision may include temporary ramps to businesses with only a single access. Provide 24 hours
notice to all businesses and residences where construction will be taking place, so that alternative parking
arrangements can be made for the entire curing period while a driveway is closed. The Contractor shall be
responsible for the protection of all existing trees and shrubbery impacted by the project, including the use
of a compressor as needed to clear soil from tree roots, and saw-cutting roots and limbs to prevent damage
by ripping and tearing within the work limits. (Disposal of waste concrete wash to storm drains, streams or
within the root zones of nearby trees is strictly prohibited.)

All other work, labor, supervision and equipment not specifically mentioned will be considered incidental to
this item for the satisfactory completion of the project.

Method of Measurement:
Measurement shall be on a lump sum basis for preparatory work, mobilization/de-mobilization, bonds and
insurance, maintenance and clean-up, dust control, maintenance of access, protection of utilities, grade
adjustment of one exiting catch basin, and all other incidental aspects of the project not specifically
identified as a separate payment bid item and all associated labor, materials and equipment.

Basis of Payment:
Payment will be made at the contract lump sum price, which price shall be full compensation for all labor,
materials, tools, and equipment necessary to accomplish the work directives herein identified.

Item   675.20 – Traffic Signs
Item   675.20 mod – Portable In-Street Sign Assembly
Item   675.341 - Square Tube Sign Post & Anchor
Item   675.50 – Removal & Disposal of Sign & Post Assembly
Item   675.60 – Erecting Salvaged Signs

Description:
In accordance with Section 675 – Traffic Signs.

Materials:
Per section 675.02 – Type A sign, flat sheet aluminum, (750.03) and sign posts (750.01 part (a)(1)) - min
12 ga, square tubes typically 10 feet in length (2.0” x 2.16 lb / ft), and part (d) – sleeves to be 4 feet in
length (labeled “anchor” on plan detail sheet), Traffic signs shall conform to the requirements of the contract
and the current edition of the MUTCD, part 7 for school zones and shall be fluorescent yellow-green. All sign
numbers indicated on the contract drawings are in reference to the signs listed in the MUTCD.

A portable sign (Item 675.20 mod) for use within the traveled portion of the highway at school crosswalks
shall be MUTCD sign R1-6. This is to be a vertical rectangular fluorescent yellow-green sign with the words
"STATE LAW" in black on two lines above a white panel with a Yield sign above the word "TO" in black above
a walking person symbol. Below this panel, the words "WITHIN CROSSWALK" are shown in black on two
lines at the bottom of the sign. A (12 x 4 in) SCHOOL (S4-3) plaque is to be mounted above the sign. The
in-street sign assembly shall be free standing designed and manufactured specifically for the intended
application and shall be in new condition. The sign support shall comply with the breakaway requirements
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Traffic Signals", and shall be designed to allow the sign to bend over when struck by a vehicle, then bounce
back to its normal vertical position.

Signs & sign posts labeled on the plans as “remove & salvage” and which are not to be re-used on the
project shall be delivered to the Montpelier Public Works facility located on Dog River Road.

Equipment:
Hand tools such as post driver, posthole shovel, and other non-specific tools and equipment.

Method of Measurement:
Per section 675.17
The quantity of signs and posts to be removed & salvaged to be measured for payment will be the number
of signs and posts removed, salvaged and delivered to the Owner (pay item 675.50).

Basis of Payment:
Per section 675.18 as follows:
             -   675.20 - Traffic Sign, Type A – per square foot.
             -   675.20 mod - Supply and delivery of portable in-street sign assembly – per each unit.
             -   675.341 - Square Tube Sign Post & Sleeve / Anchor – per linear foot.
             -   675.50 - Removing Signs to include removing posts and proper disposal.
             -   675.60 - Erecting Salvaged Signs.

Item 901.0 – School Zone Flashing Beacon Assembly

Description:
This work shall consist of furnishing and installing solar powered school zone flashing beacon sign
assemblies (herein known as the “Sign Assembly”) at the locations indicated on the Plans and as directed by
the Engineer. The work under this Section shall be performed in accordance with these provisions, the plans
and details.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS. The Contractor shall submit Fabrication Drawings. All associated electrical work
performed and all materials installed shall be performed under the direct supervision of a master electrician
licensed in the State of Vermont. The completed work is subject to inspection and approval of the City of
Montpelier Traffic Signal Technician. All work must meet the requirements of the National Electrical Code
(NEC) and the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC).

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS. Each Sign Assembly shall include a solar powered flasher controller with cabinet
equipped with batteries, solar panels, time clock, and mounting hardware, fluorescent yellow- green school
advance warning signs consisting of a 30”x30” school ahead symbol (MUTCD S1-1), 24” x 12” “SCHOOL”
sign (MUTCD S-4-3), school “AHEAD” sign (MUTCD W16-9P), and shall include sign mounting hardware, 15’
Signal Pole, square pole base, vertical warning flasher signal heads with visors, signal mounting hardware,
concrete sign post base support, and all incidental equipment required to complete the installation and make
the flasher fully operational. All Sign Assembly system components shall be current production equipment
produced by the same manufacturer (for system operation compatibility purposes) unless otherwise noted
herein or approved in advance by the Engineer.

Materials:
The system shall consist of the following items or components:

a) Solar powered flasher controller with aluminum cabinet equipped with the following features: Pulse width
modulated battery charging, temperature compensation with corrected set-points for ambient temperature,
electronic safety disconnects electronic FET interrupt to protect against short circuits, reverse polarity, and
high voltage without fuses, industrial rated components with a rated operating temperature of – 40 - +85C,
conformal coated PCB, built-in transient voltage suppressor rated at 1500W, precision 3 digit meter to
measure internal battery voltage, PV array current and load current. Stainless steel u-bolts required for
cabinet pole mounting.

b) Solar Flasher Controller clock features to include: 16 program steps – each step can program an ON or
OFF event at a specific time for every day of the week. There must be at least 10 skip plans and each plan


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must have a starting and ending date to prevent output operation. It must be capable of programmable
daylight savings time adjustment, automatic leap year compensation, 48 hour capacitive backup, with an
operating temperature of -30 - +74 degrees C.

c) Solar panel to be of a size and type compatible with the central Vermont region and sufficient to provide
power for two 12”, up to 20 watt LED flashers to be operational for four (4) hours per day (2 hours
morning/2 hours afternoon), for five (5) days per week, as controlled by time clock.

d) Traffic signal pole to be galvanized steel (or alloy casting aluminum 237 wall), 4½” OD round, threaded
one end, 15’ height, manufactured to be compatible for standard duty post top mounted solar panel – see
detail in contract plans.

e) Square galvanized cast iron (or aluminum) pole base stand (15” x 13 5/8” x 13 5/8”) with 4½” ID
threaded opening, primed and painted highway yellow.

f) Cast in-place reinforced concrete pole base foundation with stainless steel anchor bolts of the size,
number and arrangement compatible with the specified pole base (d) and per the plan detail drawing.

g) Warning flasher configuration shall be a double flasher framework in a vertical position for side of pole
mounting with pole mounting plates and hub for wiring, with stainless steel bands reinforced with stainless
mounting bolts, and two 10”-11” long x 1¼” iron pipes with lock nuts as offset arms. The framework shall
also support and include the specified signs on a 1¼” pole with one flasher located above the sign and one
below. Framework shall be painted yellow. Signal head mounting shall be equipped with aluminum ring
locks (2) with set screws at the top and bottom of the signal flashers, fitting lock nipples, and off-set arms
(2). See flashing beacon detail in contract plans Sheet C-4.

h) Two, 12” polycarbonate signal beacons with center terminal block, yellow housing with sun shield visor,
to include LED high intensity bulbs.

i) Traffic signs shall conform to the requirements of the contract and the current edition of the MUTCD, part
7 for school zones and shall be fluorescent yellow-green. Sign numbers indicated on the contract drawings
are in reference to the signs listed in the MUTCD. School zone advance warning signs, one set for each
assembly, to be 30”x 30” (MUTCD #S1-1) and a 24” x 12”, “AHEAD” sign plate (MUTCD #W16-9p) to be
mounted by stainless steel bands and arranged between the flashing beacons per the plan detail. Per
section 675.02 – Type A sign, flat sheet aluminum, (750.03)

j) Training. Provide operational training as needed. Three (3) advance copies of equipment manuals
furnished by the manufacturer shall be submitted to the Engineer for review a minimum of ten days prior to
the scheduled start of the first Operational Stand-alone Test. The Engineer will verify the manufacturer’s
equipment manual as part of the test and integration process. The equipment manual incorporating the
Engineer’s corrections and comments shall be integrated by the Contractor into the operations and
maintenance manual. The manual shall, as a minimum, include the following:
         (1) Complete and accurate schematic diagrams.
         (2) Complete installation and operation procedures.
         (3) Complete performance specifications (functions, electrical, mechanical, and environmental) of
         the unit.
         (4) Complete accurate troubleshooting, diagnostic, and maintenance procedures.

k) Warranties and Guarantees. The Contractor shall provide documentation that all equipment furnished as
part of the school zone flashing beacon assembly shall be warranted for a period of 24 months following
successful completion of the project.

Testing & Permits:
The contractor shall furnish all equipment and personnel and conduct all tests required to secure installation
approvals from all agencies having jurisdiction. All systems shall yield test results that are free from short
circuits, improper grounding, and mechanical or electrical defects.

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Measurement shall be on a per each basis for the completed and fully functioning school zone advance
warning flashing beacon sign assembly, pole and all frame work with hardware, pole base and fixture, pole
foundation, solar panel, flasher controller with internal battery, flasher beacons with bulbs, signs, together
with all incidental work, labor and equipment necessary to complete the installation, testing, training and
required warranties, as shown on the contract drawings.

Basis of Payment:
Payment will be made at the contract per each price, which price shall be full compensation for all labor,
materials, tools, and equipment necessary for furnishing, installing, jointing, wiring, fittings, hardware,
framework, pole and support systems, testing and certification by a licensed electrician, excavating,
backfilling, rigging and hoisting of the pole and base, disposal of materials, and all work necessary and
incidental to the satisfactory completion of this item.

Item 902.0 - Removal of Existing School Flashers

Description: Removal and salvage of existing school flasher assemblies (2) to include, disassembly,
disconnection of AC power, electrical meter, flasher, time clock, poles, concrete pole base foundation, buried
conduits and all components of the existing systems. The Contractor shall salvage, and deliver to the City of
Montpelier, the following assembly components: flasher, time clock, pole, and signal heads with framework.
The electrical meter system is to be returned to Green Mountain Power if they so require. The Contractor
shall use care to avoid unnecessarily damaging any equipment and assembly components required to be
salvaged. Work includes repair and restoration of turf with minimum of two inches of topsoil (loam), grass
seed, fertilizer and mulch.

Materials:
None specified.

Equipment:
No special equipment required – hand tools only.

Method of Measurement:
Measurement shall be on a per each basis for the complete removal of the existing school zone flashing
beacon assemblies and the delivery of all components specified to be salvaged.

Basis of Payment:
Payment will be made at the contract unit price per each, which price shall be full compensation for all labor,
materials, tools, and equipment necessary for the disassembly, removal, salvage and delivery of salvaged
items associated with existing school zone flashing beacon assemblies and for the repair and satisfactory
restoration of lawns and turf.

Item 903.0 – Radar Speed Display Sign

Description:
This work shall consist of furnishing and installing vehicle activated radar speed feed back display signs
which are to be internally illuminated with light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs at the locations indicated on the
Plans and as directed by the Engineer. The work under this Section shall be performed in accordance with
these provisions, the plans and details.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS. The Contractor shall submit Fabrication Drawings. All associated electrical work
performed and all materials installed shall be subject to inspection and approval. As a minimum, all work
must meet the requirements of the National Electrical Code (NEC) and the National Electrical Safety Code
(NESC). Sign and installation assembly shall be wind load rated to 90 mph.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS. Each Sign Assembly shall include a radar speed display sign, sign post, 24” x 30”
speed limit sign (MUTCD R2-1), base support and pole foundation, AC electrical power supply, conduit,
power meter, and all incidental equipment required to complete the installation for a fully operational vehicle
speed radar detection system with an internally illuminated LED speed display feed back sign. All Sign
Assembly system components shall be current production equipment produced by the same manufacturer
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Engineer. Displays shall be FCC approved with no operating license required (manufacturer name, model
number, serial number and FCC approval to be permanently labeled on the back of the sign).

Materials:
The speed display and radar detection system shall conform to the following specifications and include the
items and components as described below and as shown on details provided on the contract drawings:
Internal radar speed detection with optic viewer and internally illuminated vehicle speed display sign and
high intensity LED to be visible to approaching motorists and said visibility is to be restricted with the use of
lense optics to the normal field of vision of the approaching motorist without resulting in undue driver
hazard. It shall be pole mounted and arranged to include a 25 MPH speed limit sign (MUTCD #R2-1 – 24” x
30”, Type A, flat sheet aluminum). The variable vehicle speed LED display housing with approximate
dimensions of 26” x 20” and integrally set within a sign encasement measuring approximately 30” x 42” and
bearing the sign message stamped “YOUR SPEED” in black text / white background positioned above the
LED display.
         Casework:
        1/8” thick welded aluminum construction with rear access panel to access critical components with
         tamper proof, vandal resistant fasteners.
        White powder coat UV resistant paint, inside and out.
        Stainless steel hardware.
        Housing to be non-sealed, ventilated type NEMA 3R design.
        Radar, control and programming components shall be readily accessible to User and designed to
         allow in-field repair without removal of the sign assembly from the post.
        “YOUR SPEEED” sign in a MUTCD R2-1 compliant profile integrally arranged with radar speed
         display.
        Lens technology to provide display shielding with a smoked, non-glare finish legible in direct
         sunlight with high contrast and visibility.
        Stainless steel mounting brackets and u-bolts for post mounting.
        Vandal and impact resistant ¼” thick polycarbonate window (lens) and internal spring, cushioning
         method or lens separation to protect display boards and internal components.
         Electronics:
        Radar device shall meet FCC specification, low power, K-band, single directional, approach only
         detection.
        Programmable radar sensitivity, 5 levels with accuracy of +/- 1 mph.
        MPH setting (or selectable MPH/KPH is acceptable) capable of reading 5 mph – 99 mph.
        Latest generation high intensity LEDs.
        Minimum 12” full matrix characters, normal vision display to 400’, with read out value of 1 second
         or less, and stand-by mode to be no display with no vehicles present.
        Capable of providing visual display alert when speed exceeds user-defined thresholds within a
         defined zone by blanking and flashing violator message which shall be capable of alternating
         between actual vehicle speed and word message, “SLOW”/“SLOW DOWN” or similar suitable alert.
         Alert system is always to be ON. When radar detects speed exceeding defined (changeable)
         thresholds, the speed limit display flashes, which shall be variable and increase flashing speed
         interval corresponding with vehicle speed: higher speed, faster flash.
        Automatic intensity adjustment to ambient light conditions.
        12O VDC operation.
        Keyed ON/OFF switch.
        Single cycle ON/OFF clock.
        Schedule programming capability to allow setting on/off times by day of week, weekdays, and
         exception capabilities for holidays, etc.
        Sign default to last settings upon power up.
        Built-in on-screen diagnostics.
        Power surge protection.

a) Electrical AC power hardwire to new power supply service entrance to existing utility poles, including
meter, buried conduit installed to utility pole as shown on contract plans, grounding wire, and weather head.
Electrical work shall conform to the National Electrical Code, NFPA Fire Codes, Underwriters Laboratories (all
materials must be UL listed), and City requirements.
    - Rigid nonmetallic conduit (PVC) – schedule 80, threaded and treated with a protective coating per
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    - Wires & Cables - Stranded copper conductor, 600-volt insulation, RHW, USE, XHHW, THHW
    Temperature – 75°C wet.

c) Traffic signal galvanized steel (or alloy casting aluminum 237 wall) pole to be 4”-4½” OD as required by
sign manufacturer, threaded one end, 13’ height, with cap. Sign attachment to include tilt bracket if
necessary for signs placed on steep grades for proper alignment with motorist field of vision.

d) Square galvanized cast iron (or aluminum) pole base (15” x 13 5/8” x 13 5/8”) with 4”-4½” ID threaded
opening per manufacture specification, painted yellow.

e) Cast in-place reinforced concrete pole base foundation with stainless steel anchor bolts of the size,
number and arrangement compatible with the specified pole base (d) and per the contract drawing.

f) Training. Provide operational training as needed. Three (3) advance copies of equipment manuals
furnished by the manufacturer shall be submitted to the Engineer for review a minimum of ten days prior to
the scheduled start of the first Operational Stand-alone Test. The Engineer will verify the manufacturer’s
equipment manual as part of the test and integration process. The equipment manual incorporating the
Engineer’s corrections and comments shall be integrated by the Contractor into the operations and
maintenance manual. The manual shall, as a minimum, include the following:
         (1) Complete and accurate schematic diagrams.
         (2) Complete installation and operation procedures.
         (3) Complete performance specifications (functions, electrical, mechanical, and environmental) of
         the unit.
         (4) Complete accurate troubleshooting, diagnostic, and maintenance procedures.

g) Warranties and Guarantees. The Contractor shall provide documentation that all equipment furnished as
part of the assembly shall be warranted for a period of 24 months following successful completion of the
project.

Testing & Permits:
The contractor shall furnish all equipment and personnel and conduct all tests required to secure installation
approvals from all agencies having jurisdiction. All systems shall yield test results that are free from short
circuits, improper grounding, and mechanical or electrical defects.

Method of Measurement:
Measurement shall be on a per each basis for supplying, delivering and installing completed and fully
functioning electrical systems, components, internally illuminated and standard signs, pole base and fixture,
together with all incidental work, labor and equipment necessary to complete the radar speed sign
assemblies at the proper locations and consistent with the contract drawings.

Basis of Payment:
Payment will be made at the contract per each price, which price shall be full compensation for all labor,
materials, tools, and equipment necessary for furnishing, installing, jointing, electrical conduits, wiring
conductors, interconnections to existing conduit, fittings, hardware, concrete encasement, testing and
certification by a licensed electrician, permit(s), excavating, backfilling, rigging and hoisting of the pole and
base, disposal of materials, and all work necessary and incidental to the satisfactory completion of this item.


Item 904.0 – Traffic Control

Description:
The Contractor will provide, erect, and maintain all necessary traffic control devices and will be responsible
to provide properly trained and attired traffic control personnel when necessary to safely control traffic and
pedestrian travel within or around work zones. All necessary traffic and pedestrian control devices must be
in place prior to commencing any site work, and all devices must be completely removed upon completion of
the work. Reference is made to the most recent edition of the "Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices -
Traffic Control in Work Zones”. A public road must be open to two-way traffic (two 10 ft lanes minimum)
from 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM. One-way traffic must be maintained during all other time periods, and
construction delays to motorists must not exceed ten (10) minutes. Access for emergency vehicles must be


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maintained to the fullest extent possible. The Contractor shall maintain safe and reasonable access to all
drives and intersecting side roads at all times during the construction of this project, unless prior
arrangements and approval have been obtained from the respective property owner and City.

The Contractor shall submit a proposed traffic control plan to the Owner for review and approval at least
three working days prior to implementation.

The Contractor is solely responsible to maintain a safe work zone in full compliance with the MUTCD. Failure
to do so may result in a written notification to discontinue work until compliance is achieved. The Contractor
shall provide for the accommodations for pedestrians, including those with disabilities. Said provisions must
be implemented and fully operational prior to the closure of a public (or private) sidewalk.

See also the MUTCD for work zones and the VAOT Standard Specifications for Construction, dated 2006,
Section 641, for additional description, requirements and devices. See also Section 630 relative to traffic
control personnel (flaggers) and attachment “E” – “Crosswalk Closures & Pedestrian Detours”.

Materials:
Non-specific – refer to the MUTCD and VAOT for work zone traffic control devices required.

Method of Measurement:
Measurement shall be on a lump sum basis for traffic control devices, including signs, barricades, cones, and
equipment provided and utilized, and all labor to install and maintain the devices. Said devices, personnel,
including flaggers, and equipment will be considered subsidiary to the contract lump sum price and no
measurements for payment will be conducted.

Basis for Payment:
Payment will be made at the contract lump sum price, which price shall be full compensation for all labor,
materials, tools, and equipment necessary for furnishing, installing and maintaining traffic control devices.
The cost for traffic control personnel (flaggers), if any are used or required to be used, will be considered as
included in the contract lump sum price. No additional compensation shall be made for traffic control
personnel, damaged or lost traffic control devices, or for the number of devices used and provided for the
work all as described herein.

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                                      MISCELLANEOUS CONDITIONS

Work Site Maintenance
Maintenance of an acceptable sub-base and safe, erosion-free job site is the Contractor's responsibility at all
times. Said maintenance includes dust and erosion control, etc., and includes maintaining an acceptable
and safe surface for traffic, pedestrian use and property access.

Waste, Borrow & Staging Areas
The opening and use of off-site waste, borrow and staging areas shall follow the provisions of Section
105.25 of the VAOT Standard Specifications for Construction, 2006 Edition. (See Attachments K, L and M.)

The Contractor and/or property owner shall obtain all necessary permits and clearances prior to using off-
site waste, borrow or staging areas. In addition, all off-site waste, borrow and staging areas must be
reviewed and approved by the VAOT Environmental Section prior to use. Application should be made at
least 21 calendar days prior to planned utilization. No work will be performed at off-site waste, borrow and
staging areas without written approval of the Engineer.

Hours of Work
The Contractor is hereby informed that no construction work and/or noise will be permitted between the
hours of 9:00 PM and 7:00 AM, in accordance with the City Ordinance. Work on this project is prohibited on
Sundays and holidays, but may be allowed on Saturdays by written request and with prior approval from the
Owner.

Water Supply
Use of private water from house sillcocks is strictly prohibited unless property owner consent is granted
(written consent may be required). A water source is the Contractor’s responsibility. Water from select fire
hydrants may be obtained at no charge through prior arrangement with the City of Montpelier’s Water
Department and by approval of the MPM or project engineer.

Pavement Markings
All pavement markings (painted lines and stenciling) are the responsibility of the owner, the City of
Montpelier. The only responsibility of the contractor in this regard is to cooperate fully with the City’s
Department of Public Works, who will perform the work to include coordination of an acceptable work
schedule. Furthermore, the contractor will make available sufficient space for the marking to be done, and
will provide a paved surface that is free of debris, oils, grease and other objectionable matter that is deemed
to be unsuitable and considered a hindrance to the proper application of pavement markings.

Inspection and Testing
See also General Conditions #7 (“Inspection & Testing”) and as follows:

The Municipal Project Manager (MPM), project engineer or his designee shall provide all inspection and
testing services required by the Contract Documents (Except for electrical system testing required in the
Supplemental Technical Specification for Items #8 & #10). If the Contract Documents, laws, ordinances,
rules, regulations, or orders of any public authority having jurisdiction require any Work to specifically be
inspected, tested, the Contractor will give the MPM timely notice of readiness.

Inspections, tests, or approvals by the MPM or engineer or others shall not relieve the Contractor from their
obligations to perform the Work in accordance with the requirements of the Contract Documents.

The Owner representative, MPM and it’s consultants, if applicable, will at all times have access to the Work.
In addition, authorized representatives and agents of any participating Federal, State or City agency shall be
permitted to inspect all work, materials, payrolls, records of personnel, invoices of materials, and other
relevant data and records. The Contractor will provide proper facilities for such access and observation of
the Work and also for any inspection or testing thereof.

If the MPM or project engineer consider it necessary or advisable that covered Work be inspected or tested
by others, the Contractor, at the request of the MPM or engineer, will uncover, expose, or otherwise make
available for observation, inspection, or testing as the MPM or engineer may require that portion of the Work
in question, furnishing all necessary labor, materials, tools, and equipment. If it is found that such Work is


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defective, the Contractor will bear all the expenses of such uncovering, exposure, observation, inspection,
and testing and of satisfactory reconstruction. If, however, such Work is not found to be defective, the
Contractor will be allowed an increase in the Contract Price or an extension of the Contract Duration, or
both, directly attributable to such uncovering, exposure, observation, inspection, and testing, and
reconstruction and an appropriate Change Order shall be issued.

All materials shall conform to the applicable sections of Division 700 of the Vermont Agency of
Transportation 2006, Standard Specifications for Construction. All base materials will be tested by a testing
lab approved by the project engineer in accordance with these specifications. Sieve analysis shall be
performed at minimum intervals as specified herein. The responsibility and payment for testing shall be the
Owner’s. A retest because of failure shall be the Contractor’s responsibility.

The sampling requirements shall be met for the specified materials at a minimum. See Attachment “F” –
Materials Sampling & Testing Frequency List.

Coordination of Contract Documents – Permits, Special Provisions, Contract Plans, General Special
Provisions, Standard Drawings, Supplemental Specifications, Standard Specifications, and Specifications
Adopted by Reference. Per Section 105.05 of the Vermont Agency of Transportation, 2006 Standard
Specifications For Construction as modified.

For the purposes of the organization and terminology as used and defined in the subject contract, document
titles as used in Section 105.05 are revised as follows:

- “Special Provisions” shall be read to mean and be equivalent to “General Conditions”
- “General Special Provisions” shall be read to mean the “Vermont Agency of Transportation 2006, General
Special Provisions” including all addendum and revisions.
- “Supplemental Specifications” shall be read to mean “Supplemental Technical Specifications”
- “Standard Specifications” shall be read to mean the “Vermont Agency of Transportation 2006, Standard
Specifications for Construction” including all addendum and revisions.
- “Other Specifications” as adopted by reference is labeled as “Miscellaneous & Special Provisions”

Payment to Contractor
Per Section 19. of the General Conditions (Attachment “A”) modified and revised to remove any and all
references to the requirement of a progress payment retainer as follows:

Sub-section 19.1 is hereby modified by deleting all sentences in the sub-section following the fifth sentence
beginning with the words “The Owner shall retain ten (10) percent of the amount of each payment….”.

Sub-section 19.5 is hereby modified by deleting the phrase “including the retained percentages” from the
second sentence of the sub-section.

The Contractor is advised that no progress payment retainer will be withheld during the course of making
payments for work completed and accepted under this Contract.




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                                                             BID FORM

To the Montpelier City Council:

The undersigned Bidder, having familiarized themselves with the Advertisement for Bids, Instruction to Bidders and the conditions as
set forth in the contract documents, including plans and specifications as well as the existing site conditions and all limitations,
hereby proposes to furnish all supervision, technical personnel, labor, materials, machinery, tools, appurtenances, equipment, and
services required to perform the specified work as described herein, all for the unit price bid, as full compensation for work
completed and in place of the following items and quantities:

The Bidder agrees to commence work under this contract on the date of the issuance Notice to Proceed and that the Substantial
Completion and Final Completion dates for this contract are August 12, 2011 & September 16, 2011, respectively.

Instructions:
All blank spaces on the Bid Form shall be filled in by typewriter or manually in ink. A $0 amount entered into any blank bid space
will be deemed an incomplete and a non-responsive bid. The Bid Form shall include sums expressed in both words and figures. In
the event of a discrepancy between the written bid amount and the alpha numeric figure, the written amount shall govern. In the
event there is any discrepancy in the Bid between any unit price in figures and the extended totals, the unit price in figures shall
govern and the extended totals in each case shall be corrected accordingly. No bid will be accepted which does not contain a unit
price for each item in the Bid Form. Any inter-lineation, alteration, or erasure must be initialed by the signer of the Bid.

         The Contractor understands that the quantities listed are for estimating purposes and for bid comparisons only and are
subject to change at the City’s sole discretion. All quantities for payment will be based on actual field measurements following
construction of the completed and accepted work.

                                                                        EST.              UNIT
ITEM   ITEM DESCRIPTION                                        UNIT     QUANTITY          PRICE                      AMOUNT
203.28 Excavation and Demolition of
       Surfaces & Pavements                                    CY       30
         Unit Price in Words:
301.26 Sub-Base of Crushed Gravel                              CY       130
         Unit Price in Words:
406.25 Bituminous Concrete Pavement (4”)                       TN       10
         Unit Price in Words:
601.2605 Culverts & Storm Drains                               LF       55
         Unit Price in Words:
604.10 Drop Inlets, Catch Basins & Manholes                    VF       20
         Unit Price in Words:
604.40 Changing Elevation of Drop Inlets, Catch Basins
         & Manholes                                            EA       4
         Unit Price in Words:
616.21 New Granite Curb                                        LF       140
         Unit Price in Words:
616.40 Remove and Reset Granite Curb                           LF       70
         Unit Price in Words:
616.41 Remove Existing Curb                                    LF       120
         Unit Price in Words:
618.10 PCC Sidewalk (5”)                                       SY       185
         Unit Price in Words:




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                                           MAIN STREET MIDDLE SCHOOL (MSMS)

                                   SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM
                                              MONTPELIER STP SRIN(11)



                                                                         EST.               UNIT
ITEM     ITEM DESCRIPTION                                       UNIT     QUANTITY           PRICE                      AMOUNT


618.30 ADA Detectable Warning Surface                           SF       64
         Unit Price in Words:
635.11 Mobilization/Demobilization,
       Miscellaneous Work & Cleanup                             LS       1

         Unit Price in Words:
675.20 Type A Traffic Signs                                     SF       67
         Unit Price in Words:
675.20 Portable In-Street Sign Assembly                         EA       11
mod      Unit Price in Words:
675.341 Square Tube Sign Post and Anchor                        LF       50
         Unit Price in Words:
675.50 Removal and Disposal of Sign and Post Assembly           EA       7
         Unit Price in Words:
675.60 Erecting Salvaged Signs                                  EA       4
         Unit Price in Words:
901.0    School Zone Flashing Beacon Assembly                   EA       2
         Unit Price in Words:
902.0    Removal of Existing School Flashers                    EA       2
         Unit Price in Words:
903.0    Radar Speed Display Sign                               EA       2
         Unit Price in Words:
 904.0 Traffic Control                                          LS       1
         Unit Price in Words:


  Total Base Bid Contract Amount Based on Estimated Quantities: $

  TOTAL AMOUNT IN WORDS:                                                                                                 Dollars




The above unit prices shall include all labor, materials, removal, overhead, profit, insurance, etc., to cover the finished work of the
several kinds called for on the drawings and specifications.




Date:                                        , 2011.   ________________________________                       _____
                                                       Signature of Authorized Agent




Bid Form
SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM                                                                           page 2 of 3
                                                  City of Montpelier, Vermont
                                                     County of Washington

                                            MONTPELIER SCHOOL ZONE IMPROVEMENT
                                             MAIN STREET MIDDLE SCHOOL (MSMS)

                                    SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM
                                               MONTPELIER STP SRIN(11)

(Please print the following information.)
The above proposal is hereby respectively submitted by:


Name of Bidder:___________________________________________________
Contact:_________________________________________________________
Address:_________________________________________________________
Phone Number:____________________________________________________




(SEAL) if Bid is by a Corporation                            Attest:




I hereby acknowledge receipt of Addenda (list by date and number, if applicable)
_______________________________________
________




Bid Form
SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM                                       page 3 of 3
                                                     City of Montpelier, Vermont
                                                        County of Washington

                                           MONTPELIER SCHOOL ZONE IMPROVEMENT
                                            MAIN STREET MIDDLE SCHOOL (MSMS)

                                   SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM
                                              MONTPELIER STP SRIN(11)

                                                         ENGINEER’S ESTIMATE

                                                                                                 Prepared by: Thomas McArdle
                                                                                                Checked by: Kurt S. Motyka, PE


                                                                           Estimated
       Item No.                     Item Description               Unit     Quantity   Unit Price        Amount
                      Excavation and Demolition of Surfaces
            203.28    and Pavements                                 CY         30           25.00             750.00

            301.26    Sub-base of Crushed Gravel                    CY         130          29.00           3,770.00

            406.25    Bituminous Concrete Pavement                 Ton         10          165.00           1,650.00

         601.0905     Culverts & Storm Drains                       LF         55           60.00           3,300.00

            604.10    Drop Inlets, Catch Basins & Manholes          VF         20          375.00           7,500.00
                      Changing Elevation of Drop Inlets, Catch
            604.40    Basins & Man Holes                            EA         4           850.00           3,400.00

            616.21    New Granite Curb                              LF         140          40.00           5,600.00

            616.40    Remove & Reset Granite Curb                   LF         70           27.00           1,890.00

            616.41    Remove Existing Curb                          LF         120            8.00            960.00

            618.10    PCC Sidewalk (5”)                             SY         185          70.00         $12,950.00

            618.30    ADA Detectable Warning Surface                SF         64           60.00           3,840.00

            635.11    Mobilization & Demobilization                 LS         1         9,600.00           9,600.00

            675.20    Type A Traffic Signs                          SF         67           15.00           1,005.00

      675.20 mod      Portable In-Street Sign Assembly              EA         11          200.00           2,200.00

          675.341     Square Tube Sign Post and Anchor              LF         50           10.00             500.00
                      Removal & Disposal of Sign & Post
            675.50     Assembly                                     EA         7            17.00             119.00

            675.60    Erecting Salvaged Signs                       EA         4            35.00             140.00

             901.0    School Zone Flashing Beacon Assembly          EA         2         7,500.00          15,000.00

             902.0    Removal of Existing School Flashers           EA         2           500.00           1,000.00

             903.0    Radar Speed Display Sign                      EA         2        10,000.00          20,000.00

             904.0    Traffic Control                               LS         1         5,500.00           5,500.00


TOTAL CONTRACT AMOUNT BASED ON ESTIMATED QUANTITIES: $100,674.00
Add 10% Contingency: $10,067.40
TOTAL ESTIMATED CONTRACT AMOUNT: $110,741.40


Dated: September 24, 2009   Revised: February 21, 2011




Engineer’s Estimate
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