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					AASHTO Subcommittee on Construction, Contract Administration Section, Survey on the Use of Price Adjustment Clauses - Fall 2009

STATE              FUEL                                   ASPHALT CEMENT                    STEEL         PORTLAND CEMENT OTHER                   NOTES                    Contact
Alabama            Yes                                    Yes                               None          none            Construction Fuel for                            Jeff Benefield,
                   Index: Platt's Oilgram Price Report    Index: Average of quotes from                                   HMA Production                                   benefieldj@dot.state.al.us
                   Trigger value: any change              major suppliers                                                 Index: Platt's Oilgram                           8/14/2009
                   Opt-in Clause: Yes - Contractor may    Trigger value: any change                                       Price Report
                   elect not to bid Const Fuel item by    Opt-in Clause: No                                               Trigger value: See
                   including fuel costs in other pay      Web reference:                                                  specification
                   items.                                 http://csiis5/C8/Construction/Doc                               Opt-in Clause: No
                   Web reference:                         ument%20Library/2008_ALDOT_                                     Web reference:
                   http://csiis5/C8/Construction/Docume   Spec_Book.pdf                                                   http://csiis5/C8/Constr
                   nt%20Library/2008_ALDOT_Spec_B         Comments: Published monthly.                                    uction/Document%20Li
                   ook.pdf                                See Subarticle 109.03(e) in                                     brary/2008_ALDOT_S
                   Comments: Published monthly. See       Standard Specifications (link                                   pec_Book.pdf
                   Section 698 in Standard                shown above)                                                    Comments: Published
                   Specifications (link shown above)                                                                      monthly. See
                                                                                                                          Subarticle 109.03(f) in
                                                                                                                          Standard
                                                                                                                          Specifications (link
                                                                                                                          shown above)
Alaska             None                                   Yes, SS 401-5.02 (5/1/2007);       None         None            None                    None                     Name: Chuck Correa
                                                          Index: Alaska Asphalt Material                                                                                   Phone:
                                                          Price Index - weighted average of                                                                                Email:
                                                          spot prices                                                                                                      chuck.correa@alaska.gov
                                                          Trigger value: 7.5%                                                                                              8/17/2009
                                                          Opt-in Clause: no
                                                          Web reference:
                                                          http://www.dot.state.ak.us/stwdde
                                                          s/dcspubs/assets/pdf/directives/at
                                                          tach/std_mods_a_41007.pdf

Arizona            Yes, for diesel fuel;                  Yes,for bituminous materiall;    none           none                    none                                     Bill Vachon, FHWA-AZ,
                   Index:OPIS(Oil Price Information       Index: Asphalt Weekly Monitor, a                                                                                 9/8/2008
                   Service) Trigger Value: 15%            publication of Poten & Partners
                   Opt-in clause: No                      Trigger Value: 0 %
                   Web reference:                         Opt-in clause:No
                   http://www.azdot.gov/Highways/CNS/     Web reference:
                   bitmat.asp                             http://www.azdot.gov/Highways/C
                   Comments: updated 10/11/06             NS/bitmat.asp
                                                          Comments:

Arkansas           none                                   none                             none           none                    none          none at this time;         8/31/2008, Susan Wimberly,
                                                                                                                                                                           FHWA Arkansas




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AASHTO Subcommittee on Construction, Contract Administration Section, Survey on the Use of Price Adjustment Clauses - Fall 2009

STATE               FUEL                                 ASPHALT CEMENT                           STEEL                      PORTLAND CEMENT OTHER                                   NOTES         Contact
California          None                                 Yes                                      None                       none            none                                                  Name: Chuck Suszko
                    Comment: Industry/Caltrans is        Index: California Statewide              Comment: Industry is                                                                             Email:
                    meeting to discuss possibly          Paving Asphalt Price Index               in the process of                                                                                chuck.suszko@dot.ca.gov
                    implementation of a fuel price       Trigger Value: Current 10% will          making a proposal to
                    adjustment compensation              be revised to 5% by December             Caltrans for a Steel
                    specification.                       2008.                                    price adjustment
                                                         Opt-in clause: No                        compensation
                                                         Web Reference: Index:                    specification.
                                                         http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/esc/oe/a
                                                         sphalt_index/astable.html
                                                                 Specification:
                                                         http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/esc/oe/s
                                                         pecifications/SSPs/2006-
                                                         SSPs/Sec_05_Gens/District/S5-
                                                         230_E_A11-16-07.doc
                                                         Comments: Industry/Caltrans
                                                         currently meeting to discuss
                                                         possible changes to the Index
                                                         and compensation adjustment
                                                         formula.
Colorado            Yes, 3 31 2006                       Yes                                      none                       none                        none                                      Name: Larry Brinck, Email:
                    Index: OPIS #2 Diesel                Index: Encana WCS                                                                                                                         larry.brinck@dot.state.co.us ,
                    Trigger Value: 5%                    Trigger Value: 5%                                                                                                                         8/25/2009
                    Opt-in clause: Yes                   Opt-in clause: No, it is mandatory
                    Web reference: Section 109 -         Web reference: Section 109 -
                    http://www.dot.state.co.us/DesignSup http://www.dot.state.co.us/Design
                    port/Construction/2005SpecsBook/20 Support/Construction/2005Specs
                    05SSP/2005_SSP_Index.htm             Book/2005SSP/2005_SSP_Index.
                    Comments:                            htm
                                                         Comments:

Connecticut         Yes,                                     Yes,                                 Yes, for reinforcing       Yes,                        Materials for Structural                  9/8/08 Terri Thompson
                    Index: latest published selling price,   Index: the selling price of PG64-    steel                      Index: latest published     Steel                                     terri.thompson@po.state.ct.u
                    in cents per gallon for “Diesel Fuel     28 paving grade (primary binder      Index: prices for Rebar-   price, in dollars per ton   This provision will                       s
                    No. 2, Ultra Low Sulfur” as listed       classification), F.O.B.              Uncoated and               (U.S.), for Portland        apply only to structural
                    under Pad 1, City of New Haven -         manufacturer's terminal, as listed   Rebar-Coated using         cement (Type I)             steel for bridge girders.
                    Rack Average by the Oil Price            under the "East Coast Market -       the latest published       quoted for Boston,          An estimated amount
                    Information Service (OPIS).              New England, New Haven,              price, in dollars per      U.S.A. in the               will be shown in the bid
                    Trigger Value: difference                Connecticut area” in the             hundredweight (cwt) for    Engineering News-           proposal form. The
                    between the Fuel Base Price and          ASPHALT WEEKLY MONITOR ®             “Reinforcing Bars          Record (ENR)                payment for material
                    Fuel Period Price is in excess of five   furnished by Poten & Partners,       (Grade 60, #4)” and        Trigger Value:              will be based on the
                    percent (5%)                             Inc. ?                               “Reinforcing Bars          difference between the      actual invoice price as
                    Opt-in clause: ?                         Trigger Value: $5.00                 (Epoxy-coated)” quoted     Cement Base Price           shown on the invoice
                    Web reference: Specification and         Opt-in clause: ?                     for Boston, U.S.A. in      and Cement Period           received for materials
                    adjustment information available at      Web reference: Specification         the Engineering News-      Price is greater than       purchased subject to
                    http://www.ct.gov/dot/cwp/view.asp?a=1   and adjustment information           Record (ENR)               five percent (5%).          the limits on the
                    410&q=399708                             available at                         Trigger Value:             Opt-in clause: ?            material waste.
                    Comments: Trial provision- limited       http://www.ct.gov/dot/cwp/view.a     difference between the     Web reference:              Affidavit submission
                    use on major projects greater than       sp?a=1410&q=399708                   Base Price and Period      Specification and           that has the latest
                    two years in duration                    Comments: applied to all             Price of either Rebar-     adjustment information      price quote from the
                                                             projects with greater than 1000      Coated or Rebar-           available at                mill or warehouse
                                                             tons.                                Uncoated shall be in       http://www.ct.gov/dot/c     quote for the material
                                                                                                  excess of five percent     wp/view.asp?a=1410&         being used is required.
                                                                                                  (5%).                      q=399708                    Web reference:
                                                                                                  Opt-in clause: ?           Comments: Trial             Specification available
                                                                                                  Web reference:             provision- limited use      at
                                                                                                  Specification and          on major projects           http://www.conndot.ct.go
                                                                                                  adjustment information     greater than two years      v/specpro/0603371A.doc
                                                                                                  available at               in duration.
                                                                                                  http://www.ct.gov/dot/c
                                                                                                  wp/view.asp?a=1410&
                                                                                                  q=399708
                                                                                                  Comments: Trial




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AASHTO Subcommittee on Construction, Contract Administration Section, Survey on the Use of Price Adjustment Clauses - Fall 2009

STATE               FUEL                                       ASPHALT CEMENT                         STEEL                PORTLAND CEMENT OTHER                         NOTES                                  Contact
Delaware            Yes, High Sulfur No. 2 Diesel              Yes, PG 64-22                          None                 None            Labor, one project            No opt in or opt out provision         9/3/2008; Nagase George
                    Index: Oil Price Information Service       Index: F.O.B. Philadelphia,                                                 only, effective 4th                                                  (DelDOT)
                    (OPIS) - Our Contract Administration       Pennsylvania - Our Contract                                                 calendar year and                                                    George.Nagase@state.de.us
                    section fills in the price at time of      Administration section fills in the                                         beyond, 10% trigger,                                                 ; Montag, Daniel
                    advertisement.                             price at time of advertisement.                                             based on prevailing                                                  Daniel.Montag@fhwa.dot.go
                    Trigger Value: + 5%                        Trigger Value: no percentage                                                wage rates only,                                                     v
                    Opt-in clause: no                          Opt-in clause: no                                                           includes all subs.
                    Comments: usage factors for                Comments: Minimum 1,000 tons
                    category of work item (Certain items
                    must exceed certain quantities).

District of Columbia none                                      Yes                                    none                 none                none                                                             Bob Mooney, FHWA-DC,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                9/16/2008
Florida             Yes,                                       Yes,                                   started 3/2004, ended None               On selected projects a    Fuel and AC PAC started in early       Dave Sadler, 8/17/2009
                    Index: Monthly price indexed at            Index: Monthly price indexed at        12/2004, Being asked                     general contract price    1980's, current version started in
                    terminals in Florida                       terminals in Florida                   by industry to again                     adjustment clause         2000; Contractor no option of
                    Trigger Value: 5%                          Trigger Value: 5%                      consider adding a steel                  based on                  accepting or rejecting PAC
                    Opt-in clause: No                          Opt-in clause: No                      adjustment clause to                     the US Department of
                    Web reference:                             Web reference:                         contracts - draft is                     Labor's PPI
                    http://www.dot.state.fl.us/specification   http://www.dot.state.fl.us/specifica   developed but has not                    www.dot.state.fl.us/con
                    soffice/Implemented/CurrentBK/Curre        tionsoffice/Implemented/CurrentB       been advanced, copy                      struction/PPI/Producer
                    ntSpecs/009.pdf                            K/CurrentSpecs/009.pdf                 attached.. FDOT is                       PriceIndex.htm
                    Comments:                                  Comments:                              currently not                            This use was a limited
                                                                                                      considering a Steel                      trial basis.
                                                                                                      Adjustment clause for
                                                                                                      its contracts.

Georgia             Yes,                                       Yes,                             none                       none                none                      none                                   10/18/2009 , Gregory T.
                    Index: AAA                                 Index: Monthly price from GA                                                                                                                     Mayo, P.E., Division Director
                    Trigger Value: 5%                          suppliers                                                                                                                                        of Construction, Georgia
                    Opt-in clause: No                          Trigger Value: 5%                                                                                                                                Department of
                    Web reference:                             Opt-in clause: No                                                                                                                                Transportation, 600 West
                    http://www.dot.ga.gov/doingbusiness/       Web reference:                                                                                                                                   Peachtree Street, Atlanta,
                    Materials/Pages/asphaltcementindex.        http://www.dot.ga.gov/doingbusin                                                                                                                 GA 30308,
                    aspx                                       ess/Materials/Pages/asphaltceme                                                                                                                  gmayo@dot.ga.gov, Office
                    Comments: Applies only to projects         ntindex.aspx                                                                                                                                     404-631-1970
                    with a duration of 366 days or more.       Comments: Applies only to
                    Based on quantities for Excavation,        projects with a duration of 366
                    Graded Aggregate Base, Asphalt,            days or more. There is a
                    PCC Pavement, and certain bridge           maximum percentage above the
                    items. There is a maximum                  price at letting of 125%. The
                    percentage above the price at letting      adjustment takes effect from the
                    of 125%. The adjustment takes              letting.
                    effect from the letting.

Hawaii              None                                       Yes,                                   None                 5% +/-              5% +/- for reinforcing, PAC started in March 2000                9/26/2007, Clifford Chew,
                                                               Index: ?                                                                        structural, and                                                  FHWA Hawaii
                                                               Trigger Value: 5% +/-                                                           galvanized steel
                                                               Opt-in clause: ?                                                                including
                                                               Web reference: ?                                                                prestress/post-tension
                                                               Comments:                                                                       strands.




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AASHTO Subcommittee on Construction, Contract Administration Section, Survey on the Use of Price Adjustment Clauses - Fall 2009

STATE              FUEL                                    ASPHALT CEMENT                    STEEL                       PORTLAND CEMENT OTHER    NOTES                             Contact
Idaho              Yes,                                    Yes,                              none                        none            none     none                              Frances Hood,
                   Index: OPIS; #2 diesel fuel clear;      Index: Poten and Partners                                                                                                frances.hood@itd.idaho.gov,
                   ultra low sulfur                        Trigger Value: 10%                                                                                                       8/28/2009
                   Trigger Value: 10%                      Opt-in clause: no
                   Opt-in clause: No                       Web reference:
                   Web reference:                          http://itd.idaho.gov/Highways/Con
                   http://itd.idaho.gov/Highways/Constru   struction/Asphalt_Index/AsphaltIn
                   ction/fuel_index/fuel_index.pdf         dex.pdf
                   Comments: fuel usage factors for        Comments: Monthly Index
                   excavation, rock excavation, borrow,
                   base, surface treatments, concrete
                   pavement, concrete, plantmix
                   pavements, piledriving, rotomilling,
                   pilot cars, pipe guardrail, MSE
                   retaining walls.
Illinois           Yes,                                    Yes,                                  Yes,                     none             none   Special provisions are available at Renner, Mike F
                   Index: Average of the Platt’s Oilgram   Index: Adjustment based on Dept.      Index: Materials Cost                            www.dot.il.gov/desenv/bdespecpro [Mike.Renner@illinois.gov];
                   PAD 2 St. Louis Area - ULSD             Index which is based on the price     Index - Engineering                              v.html                              8/25/2009
                   Trigger Value: 5%                       of PG 64-22 from IDOT's               News Record
                   Opt-in Clause: Yes                      approved list of certified sources    Trigger Value: 5%
                   Link:                                   for PG Asphalt Binders                Opt-in clause: yes
                   http://www.dot.il.gov/desenv/specrev/   Trigger Value: 5%                     Web reference:
                   80229.pdf                               Opt-in clause: Yes                    http://www.dot.il.gov/de
                                                           Web reference:                        senv/specrev/80127.pd
                                                           http://www.dot.il.gov/desenv/pdf/8    f
                                                           0173.pdf                              Comments: for specific
                                                           Comments: Effective 11-2-06.          steel pay items with a
                                                           Adjustment is optional for projects   contract value greater
                                                           with >1200 tons of bit work.          than $10,000

Indiana            none                                    Yes.                                none                      none              none                                     8/21/2009, Ron Heustis
                                                           Index: Developed by INDOT from                                                                                           rheustis@indot.in.gov
                                                           Poten & Partners Asphalt Weekly
                                                           Monitor. The index is posted
                                                           monthly
                                                           at:http://www.in.gov/indot/files/PG
                                                           AsphaltBinderIndex.pdf
                                                           Trigger: When the Index
                                                           changes more than 10% from the
                                                           base value determined at letting.
                                                           Opt-in?: An opt in/out clause is
                                                           used. The contractor must
                                                           choose at time of bid submittal
                                                           and may not change the option
                                                           after letting.
                                                           Web reference:
                                                           http://www.in.gov/dot/div/contract
                                                           s/standards/rsp/sep09/100/109-C-
                                                           219%20090901.pdf


Iowa               Yes,                                   none                                   none                    none              none   We were advised the "opt in" and Smythe 8/17/2009
                   Index: Adjustment based on CPI of                                                                                              "opt out" clause could not be used
                   No. 2 High Sulfur Diesel.                                                                                                      on Federal Aid projects. The
                   Trigger Value: Adjustment starts after                                                                                         website listed in the spreadsheet is
                   a change of $0.15 from base price                                                                                              also correct. However, you will
                   Opt-in clause: ?                                                                                                               have to click on GS-01010 dated
                   Web reference:                                                                                                                 April 18, 2006 and then click on
                   http://www.erl.dot.state.ia.us/.                                                                                               Section 2103 to get to the Fuel
                   Section 2103.                                                                                                                  Adjustment section.
                   Comments: Applies only to
                   excavation items.




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AASHTO Subcommittee on Construction, Contract Administration Section, Survey on the Use of Price Adjustment Clauses - Fall 2009

STATE              FUEL                                     ASPHALT CEMENT                    STEEL       PORTLAND CEMENT OTHER            NOTES                                Contact
Kansas             Yes,                                     Yes-July 2006 Asphalt Material    None        None            None             Kansas does allow bidders the        Rissky, 8/17/2009;
                   Index: monthly rack average given for    Index (AMI) based on Asphalt                                                   option to accept or decline the fuel RoyR@ksdot.org
                   NO2-HS Fuel, St. Louis, reported by      Weekly Monitor published by                                                    adjustment and Asphalt price
                   AXXIS Petroleum, Inc., Axxis Price       Poten & Partners. Special Prov.                                                adjustment clause in their bid
                   Service.                                 Trigger Value: Adjustments are                                                 proposal. However, once bids are
                   Trigger Value: Adjustments are made      made for +/- $10/ton from Initial                                              opened, the bidders can not
                   for any change, plus or minus.           index, No maximum.                                                             change their choice.
                   Opt-in clause: Yes                       Opt-in clause: Yes
                   Web reference:                           Web reference:
                   http://www.ksdot.org/burconsmain/Co      http://www.ksdot.org/burconsmain
                   nnections/PriceIndex.asp                 /specprov/pdf/90p-0295-r01.pdf
                   Comments:                                (2000 Ton minimum to include in
                                                            contract)
                                                            and
                                                            http://www.ksdot.org/burconsmain
                                                            /ppreq/AsphaltPriceIndex.asp
                                                            Comments:

Kentucky           Yes,                                     Yes,                              None        None (had a clause in            The fuel and liquid asphalt PACs      Mills, Rachel (KYTC)
                   Index: OPIS                              Index: Kentucky Terminal Prices               the early 1990's but             apply only to contracts with          [rachel.mills@ky.gov];
                   Trigger Value: 5%                        Trigger Value: 5%                             was seldom used, as              quantities exceeding threshold        8/24/2009
                   Opt-in clause: NO                        Opt-in clause: NO                             price fluctuations were          values for specific items. Special
                   Web reference:                           Web reference:                                mild)                            Note developed for Asphalt
                   Comments: see notes                      Comments: see notes                                                            Cement price adjustment
                                                                                                                                           increasing the trigger value to 10%
                                                                                                                                           for projects let between June and
                                                                                                                                           December of 2009 and with a
                                                                                                                                           project completion date before
                                                                                                                                           December 31, 2009.
Louisiana          Yes,                                     Yes,                              None        None                      None   none                                  Brian Buckel ,
                   Index: index based on the minimum        Index: index based on average                                                                                        Brian.Buckel@LA.GOV
                   price quotations for unleaded            AC price FOB at terminal or                                                                                          8/14/2009
                   gasoline and No. 2 diesel fuel listed    refinery
                   for the New Orleans area in Platt's      Trigger Value: 5%
                   Oilgram and Price Report                 Opt-in clause: Yes
                   Trigger Value: 5%                        Web reference: posted on
                   Opt-in clause: Yes                       internal LADOTD web site
                   Web reference: posted on internal        Comments: price adjustment
                   LADOTD web site                          clause for asphalt cement (May
                   Comments: adjustments provided for       2006) ; most contractors opt-in
                   approximately 30 work items; most
                   contractors opt-in to clause
Maine              Yes,                                     Yes,                               none       none                      none   none                                  Crawford, Richard
                   Index: Weekly N.E. retail diesel price   Index: average N.E. Selling Price,                                                                                   [Richard.Crawford@maine.g
                   as listed by EIA                         as listed in the Asphalt Weekly                                                                                      ov] 9/9/2009
                   Trigger Value: 5%                        Monitor;
                   Opt-in clause: No                        Trigger Value: 0
                   Web reference: N/A                       Opt-in clause: No
                   Comments: N/A                            Web reference: Posted on
                                                            MaineDOT website
                                                            Comments: N/A




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AASHTO Subcommittee on Construction, Contract Administration Section, Survey on the Use of Price Adjustment Clauses - Fall 2009

STATE               FUEL                                     ASPHALT CEMENT                       STEEL                  PORTLAND CEMENT OTHER                      NOTES                                 Contact
Maryland            Yes,                                     Yes,                                 none                   None            MD SHA used a price                                              09/04/08
                    Index: US Department of Energy, EIA      Index: MDSHA index, PG 64-22                                                adjustment clause for                                            Terry Florey, MDSHA,
                    Monthly Index;                           Trigger Value: 5% (plus and          Comment:                               the ICC design-build                                             tflorey@sha.state.md.us
                    Trigger Value: 5% (plus and minus)       minus)                               This adjustment is                     contract for precast                                             Dan Montag, FHWA,
                    Opt-in clause: No                        Opt-in clause: No                    being considered, but                  concrete, steel, asphalt
                    Web reference:                           Web reference:                       as of September 2008,                  cement, portland
                    http://www.marylandroads.com             http://www.marylandroads.com         there is no adjustment                 cement and diesel fuel.
                    Comments: On selected projects for       Comments: In general, this           procedure in place.                    (tab to right for details)
                    diesel fuel only. Total of adjustments   adjustment is placed in all paving
                    capped at 5% of Total Contract           projects as a Special Provision.
                    amount as bid; Applied to Roadway
                    Excavation, Structure Concrete,
                    HMA, Aggregate Base, and Rigid
                    Concrete Pavement items as
                    specified in the Contract.
Massachusetts       Yes. See Notes.                          Yes. See Notes.                      Yes. See Notes.           Yes. See Notes.       None.           1.) New legislation enacted on          William A. Moore, P.E.,
                    Index: MassHighway-developed             Index: MassHighway-developed         Index: Base Price given   Index: ENR.                           08/08/08 requires the use of price      MassHighway Assistant
                    index based on actual prices paid by     two-tier index; pre-12-15-08         to bidders for each       Trigger Value: 5%.                    adjustment clauses for diesel fuel,     Construction Engineer at
                    Commonwealth of Massachusetts.           contracts use local producer         steel type in contract.   See Notes.                            gasoline, liquid asphalt, cement,       william.moore@mhd.state.ma
                    Trigger Value: 5%. See Notes.            prices and post-12-15-08 use         See Note 2.               Opt-in Clause: No.                    structural steel and reinforcing        .us 8/18/2009
                    Opt-in Clause: No.                       Poten & Partners' Asphalt Weekly     Trigger Value: 5%.        Web Reference: Yes.                   steel. It requires price adjustments
                    Web reference: Yes.                      Monitor.                             See Notes.                http://www.mhd.state.                 to be made on a monthly basis
                    http://www.mhd.state.ma.us/              Trigger Value: 5%. See Notes.        Opt-in Clause: No.        ma.us/                                when the monthly cost change
                    Comments: See Notes.                     Opt-in Clause: No.                   Web reference: Yes.       Comments: See                         exceeds +/- 5%. Current
                                                             Web reference: Yes.                  http://www.mhd.state.m    Notes.                                specifications are posted on the
                                                             http://www.mhd.state.ma.us/          a.us/                                                           MassHighway website @
                                                             Comments: Used on contracts          Comments: Payment                                               http://www.mhd.state.ma.us/       2.)
                                                             containing greater than 100 Tons     will be made from                                               Considering steel index switch to
                                                             of HMA.                              certified paid mill                                             PPI Series ID WPU 1017.
                                                                                                  invoices. See Note 2.
Michigan            None                                     None                                 None                      None                                  MDOT is not currently utilizing any     8-14-09, Dale Spencley,
                                                                                                                                                                  price adjustment clauses. In            Construction Contracts
                                                                                                                                                                  general, our industry opposes           Engineer,,
                                                                                                                                                                  price adjustment clauses..              spencleyd@michigan.gov
Minnesota           Yes,                                     None - under consideration?          None;                     none                 none             none                                    Tom Ravn, 8 17 2009
                    Index: Opis Energy Group - Rack Fax      Index: ?                             It used on a few                                                                                        Tom.Ravn@dot.state.mn.us
                    Trigger Value: 15%                       Trigger Value: ?                     projects but
                    Opt-in clause: No                        Opt-in clause: ?                     discontinued use.
                    Web reference: ?                         Web reference: ?
                    Comments:                                Comments:

Mississippi         Yes,                                   Yes,                            None                             None                 None             none                                    8/17/2009; Brad Lewis
                    Index: Platt's Oilgram                 Index: Monthly Avg. Quote from
                    Trigger Value: any change              AC Suppliers
                    Opt-in clause: No                      Trigger Value: any change
                    Web reference: N/A                     Opt-in clause: No
                    Comments:                              Web reference: N/A
                                                           Comments:
Missouri            Yes,                                   Index: Based on Poten and       none                             none                 none             none                                    09/09/2009 Dave Ahlvers,
                    Index: Based on Platts Oilgram Pad 2 Partners report for KC and St.                                                                                                                   David.Ahlvers@modot.mo.go
                    Trigger Value: none - 100%             Louis areas averaged                                                                                                                           v
                    Opt-in clause: Yes                     Trigger Value : None - 100%
                    Web reference: modot.org search        Opt-in clause: Yes
                    109.14                                 Web reference: modot.org
                    Comments: SS. 109.14; adjustment       search for JSP-08-01
                    for Class A Ex.,unclassified Ex, Class Comments: Index level posted on
                    C Ex, embankment, bituminous           the week of Bid opening and
                    pavement, concrete pavement;agg        applies to estimates in the
                    base, factor for on-road hauling       following month
                    seperate from off-road construction




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AASHTO Subcommittee on Construction, Contract Administration Section, Survey on the Use of Price Adjustment Clauses - Fall 2009

STATE              FUEL                                  ASPHALT CEMENT                 STEEL                  PORTLAND CEMENT OTHER     NOTES                               Contact
Montana            Yes, fuel only.                       None                           None                   None            None      * spec for fuel (unleaded gas and
                   Index: Platt's Oilgram Report used as                                                                                 diesel); SP for burner fuel; no
                   basis for BP                                                                                                          provisions for AC; MDT Spec.
                   Trigger Value: Adjustments made                                                                                       109.11 requires contractor to
                   when +/- 20% of monthly average of                                                                                    identify (10 max) items during
                   BP                                                                                                                    preconstruction conference.
                   Opt-in clause: yes
                   Web reference:
                   http://www.mdt.mt.gov/business/contr
                   acting/fuel_prices.shtml
                   Comments: ?




Nebraska           Yes,                                  None                           None                   None               None   none                                Claude Oie ; 8/14/2009
                   Index: Platt's Oilgram Price Report                                  discontinued in 2009
                   (NDOT S2-1-0801)
                   Trigger Value: 10%
                   Opt-in clause: ?
                   Web reference: ?
                   Comments: Fuel adjustment only
                   used on earthwork/excavation items
                   (when price varies by more than
                   10%)
Nevada             Yes,                                  Yes,                           Yes,                    NONE              NONE   Fuel & Steel clauses must be in     Shapiro, Jeffrey
                   Index: OPIS                           Index: OPIS                    Index: ENR - 20-city                             contract, then requested to enact jshapiro@dot.state.nv.us
                   Trigger Value: +/- 10% of BP          Trigger Value: +/- 10% of BP   avg for Grade 60, #4                             by contractor. Fuel is retroactive. 8/20/2009
                   Opt-in clause: ? See notes            Opt-in clause: See notes       Reinforcing Bars and                             Steel escalation will only apply
                   Web reference:                        Web reference:                 Hot rolled carbon steel                          from the period of time the unusual
                   http://www.nevadadot.com/             http://www.nevadadot.com/      plate.                                           price for steel began until the end
                   Comments:                             Comments:                      Trigger Value: +/- 10%                           of the contract. Asphalt Esc is
                                                                                        of BP                                            from the beginning of contract to
                                                                                        Opt-in clause: See                               the end. Clauses allow for
                                                                                        notes                                            increase or decrease. BP
                                                                                        Web reference:                                   (Benchmark Price at time of bid
                                                                                        http://www.nevadadot.c                           opening)
                                                                                        om/
                                                                                        Comments:




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AASHTO Subcommittee on Construction, Contract Administration Section, Survey on the Use of Price Adjustment Clauses - Fall 2009

STATE              FUEL                                    ASPHALT CEMENT                        STEEL                  PORTLAND CEMENT OTHER      NOTES                                Contact
New Hampshire      Yes,                                    Yes,                                  none                   none            None       no contractor option provided        Ted Kitsis ,
                   Index: NHDOT Index based on             Index: NHDOT Index based on                                                                                                  TKitsis@dot.state.nh.us
                   terminal price in NH;                   terminal price in NH;                                                                                                        9/9/2009
                   Trigger Value: currently 10%;           Trigger Value: none
                   however, revisions are under            Opt-in clause: No
                   consideration                           Web reference:
                   Opt-in clause: No                       http://www.nh.gov/dot/bureaus/co
                   Web reference:                          nstruction/documents/MonthlyFue
                   http://www.nh.gov/dot/bureaus/constr lPricesImperial.pdf
                   uction/documents/MonthlyFuelPricesI and
                   mperial.pdf                             http://www.nh.gov/dot/bureaus/hi
                   and                                     ghwaydesign/specifications/Speci
                   http://www.nh.gov/dot/bureaus/highw al_Attentions.htm
                   aydesign/specifications/Special_Atte Comments: PAC dated 2-24-97
                   ntions.htm
                   Comments: PAC dated 7-14-04
New Jersey         Yes                                     Yes,                                  On selected projects    N/A                N/A    AC clause in standard spec states Svarnas, Kostas , FHWA-NJ,
                   Index: NJ Index - average statewide Index: NJ North or South Index            Index: USDOL - PPI for                            if price increases by more than   Kostas.Svamas@dot.gov
                   selling price of Unleaded Regular       from supplier selling in the state    Semifinished Steel Mill                           50% Contractor requires a         8/20/2009
                   Gasoline and Diesel Fuel.               Trigger Value: 0%                     Products WPU 101702                               approval before proceeding.
                   Trigger Value: 0% (we previously        Opt-in clause: No                     Trigger Value: 15%
                   req'd a 5% trigger)                     Web reference:                        Opt-in clause: No
                   Opt-in clause: No                       Index:                                Web reference: not
                   Web reference:                          http://www.state.nj.us/transportati   available
                   Index:                                  on/business/trnsport/PriceIndex.s     Comments:
                   http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/b htm                                   NJDOT has
                   usiness/trnsport/PriceIndex.shtm        Spec:                                 incorporated a steel
                   Spec:                                   http://www.state.nj.us/transportati   price adjustment for
                   http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/e on/eng/specs/2007/spec150.shtm        only one contract (bid
                   ng/specs/2007/spec150.shtm#s160 #s160                                         on 8/7/08). The price
                   Comments: NJDOT is currently            Comments:                             adjustment applies only
                   awaiting data from NCHRP Project 10-                                          to structural steel and
                   81 started in 2009.                                                           reinforcement steel.
                                                                                                 NJDOT intends to
                                                                                                 selectively use this
                                                                                                 provision on very large
                                                                                                 projects having
                                                                                                 significant steel
                                                                                                 quantities.

New Mexico         None                                   Yes,                             None                         yes, Trigger Value none    Escalation for AC used on all        9/26/2008, Joe Garcia, State
                                                          Index: Average of area suppliers                              is Bid Price +/- 10%       projects with at least 15,000 tons   Construction Engineer
                                                          Trigger Value: Bid Price +/- 10%                              using Current monthly      of accepted HMA. No contractor       NMDOT ,       Kathy Walker,
                                                          based on established price index                              price index and            option.                              FHWA, NM Division
                                                          Opt-in clause: no                                             comparing that to the
                                                          Web reference: no                                             avaerage price indiex
                                                          Comments:Area prices validated                                at bid opening. This
                                                          by comparing with 'Asphalt                                    increase or decrease
                                                          Weekly Monitor' published by                                  is then applied to
                                                          Poten and Partners                                            amount of cement
                                                                                                                        used.




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AASHTO Subcommittee on Construction, Contract Administration Section, Survey on the Use of Price Adjustment Clauses - Fall 2009

STATE                FUEL                                      ASPHALT CEMENT                       STEEL                  PORTLAND CEMENT OTHER   NOTES                             Contact
New York             Yes,                                      Yes,                                 Yes,                   No              none    none                              8/14/2009, Tom Herritt ,
                     Index: Avg. FOB for No. 2 fuel oil and    Index: Avg. FOB terminal price for   Index: Producer Price                                                            FHWA NY
                     unleaded gas in New York,                 unmodified PG 64-22 binder W/O       Index for shredded
                     Philadelphia, Detroit & Boston;           anti-stripping agent;                carbon scrap steel
                     Trigger Value: monthly average            $10.00/metric ton                    (WPU 10121193) from
                     posted price differs by more than         Trigger Value: the monthly           Bureau of Labor
                     $0.03/liter from the fuel index price.    average posted price differs by      Statistics;
                     Opt-in clause: Section 698 of             more than $10.00/metric ton from     Trigger Value: percent
                     Standard Specifications                   the Performance Grade Binder         change greater than
                     Web reference:www.nysdot.gov              index price.                         5%, min $1000
                     Comments: ?                               Opt-in clause: Section 698 of        Opt-in clause: Section
                                                               Standard Specifications              698 of Standard
                                                               Web reference: www.nysdot.gov        Specifications
                                                               Comments: ?                          Web reference:
                                                                                                    www.nysdot.gov
                                                                                                    Comments:
North Carolina       Yes,                                      Yes,                                 None                   None            None    none                              Name: Ron Hancock;
                     Index: Avg. FOB for #2D Ultra Lo          Index: Average terminal F.O.B.                                                                                        rhancock@ncdot.gov ;
                     Sulfur Fuel Oil and Diesel for            selling price from terminals                                                                                          9/9/2009
                     Transport at 3 terminals in the state.    across the region.
                     Trigger Value: Any Change                 Trigger Value: Any Change
                     Opt-in clause: No                         Opt-in clause: No
                     Web reference:                            Web reference:
                     http://www.ncdot.org/doh/preconstruc      http://www.ncdot.org/doh/operatio
                     t/ps/specifications/english/web1a.pdf     ns/dp_chief_eng/constructionunit/
                     Comments: The price adjustment            paveconst/Asphalt_Mgmt/acprice
                     clause is found in Article 109-8 of the   s/
                     Standard Specifications                   Comments:


North Dakota         Yes,                                      None                                 None                   None             None   none                              Cal Gendreau 8/18/2009
                     Index: rack price reported by DTN
                     Energy
                     Trigger Value: 10%
                     Opt- in clause: Yes
                     Website:
                     http://www.dot.nd.gov/divisions/constr
                     uction/fuelcostadjustments.htm
                     Comments: A revised fuel cost
                     adjustment special provision was
                     provided in 2006 for motor fuels and
                     burner fuels. Adjustments are made
                     by formula, by type of fuel.
Ohio                 Yes - 3/1/2006                            Yes,                                 Yes,                     None           none   http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Division Bob Jessberger - OhDOT -
                     Index: State of Ohio - OPIS data          Index: Asphalt Weekly Monitor ®      Index: AMM index,                              s/ConstructionMgt/Admin/Pages/Pr 9/17/2009
                     Trigger Value: 5% +/-                     furnished by Poten & Partners,       Producer prices                                iceIndexes.aspxhttp://www.dot.stat
                     Opt-in clause: No                         Inc.                                 Trigger Value: 10% min                         e.oh.us/Divisions/ConstructionMgt/
                     Web reference:                            Trigger Value: 15% +/-               Opt-in clause: No                              Admin/Pages/PriceIndexes.aspx
                     http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/     Opt-in clause: No                    Web reference:
                     ConstructionMgt/Admin/Pages/PriceI        Web reference:                       http://www.dot.state.oh.
                     ndexes.aspx                               http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisio   us/Divisions/Constructi
                     Comments: Spreadsheet Calculator          ns/ConstructionMgt/Pages/Propo       onMgt/Pages/Proposal
                                                               salNotesSupplementalSpecificati      NotesSupplementalSpe
                                                               onsandSupplements.aspx               cificationsandSuppleme
                                                               Comments: Spreadsheet                nts.aspx
                                                               Calculator                           Comments: Calculator
                                                                                                    Spreadsheet




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AASHTO Subcommittee on Construction, Contract Administration Section, Survey on the Use of Price Adjustment Clauses - Fall 2009

STATE                FUEL                                     ASPHALT CEMENT                   STEEL                         PORTLAND CEMENT OTHER    NOTES                             Contact
Oklahoma             None                                     Yes,                             None                          None            none     none                              George Raymond 8/17/2009
                                                              Index: Asphalt Weekly Monitor ®
                                                              furnished by Poten & Partners,
                                                              Inc.
                                                              Trigger Value: 3%
                                                              Opt-in clause: No
                                                              Web reference: The specification
                                                              is not available on the web, but
                                                              can provide electronically upon
                                                              request. The monthly index
                                                              history is available on the ODOT
                                                              webpage.
                                                              Comments: Beginning with the
                                                              June, 2006 letting, Oklahoma
                                                              began using an Asphalt
                                                              Binder Price Adjustment Clause
                                                              in all contracts that include
                                                              asphalt pay items.

Oregon               Yes,                                     Yes,                                Yes,                     None               none    State House Bill 2077 became        8/17/2009 Jeffrey Gower
                     Index: OPIS Listing                      Index: POTEN Index                  Index: BLS Final                                    effective July 20, 2005. Part 2     Jeffrey.L.GOWER@odot.stat
                     Trigger Value: 25%                       Trigger Value: 5%                   IDWPUSISTEEL1, PPI,                                 covers retroactive steel escalation e.or.us
                     Opt-in clause: No                        Opt-in clause: No                   non-seasonally                                      for Projects executed between
                     Web reference: See notes                 Web reference: see notes            adjusted index.                                     April 1, 2003 through September
                     Comments: Must meet a minimum            Comments: Must meet a               Trigger Value:10%                                   30, 2005. Part 6 of this bill
                     qualifier to be included in a Project.   minimum qualifier to be included    Opt-in clause: Yes                                  mandated that a steel
                                                              in a Project.                       Web reference: ?                                    escalation/de-escalation program
                                                                                                  Comments: Yes -                                     would be established on ALL
                                                                                                  Started October 2005.                               ODOT administered Projects.
                                                                                                  Selected steel bid items
                                                                                                  only.
Pennsylvania         Yes,                                     Yes,                                Yes,                     None               None                                      8/14/2009, Tucker Ferguson,
                     Index: OPIS Listing                      Index: Direct Survey of Liquid      Index: based on                                                                       PennDOT
                     Trigger Value: at +/- 5%                 Asphalt Producers                   Bureau of Labor
                     Opt-in clause: NO                        Trigger Value: at +/- 10%           Statistics Producer
                     Web reference: N/A                       Opt-in clause: NO                   Price Index for "semi-
                     Comments: N/A                            Web reference: N/A                  finished steel mill
                                                              Comments: N/A                       products"
                                                                                                  Trigger Value: 5%
                                                                                                  Opt-in clause: YES
                                                                                                  Web reference: ?
                                                                                                  Comments: ?
Puerto Rico          Yes,                                     Yes,                                None                     None                       Steel clause implemented aprox.   Jose Torres 9/22/2008
                     Index: Average on prices based on        Index: An average from the prices                                                       On 06/04
                     DACO (public agency)                     of Pemco and BTB
                     Trigger Value: at +/- 5 %                Trigger Value: at +/- 5%
                     Opt-in clause: ?                         Opt-in clause: ?
                     Web reference: ?                         Web reference: ?
                     Comments: For July of 2008 the price     Comments: For August 2008 the
                     was $4.60                                price was set in $306.
Rhode Island         Yes,                                     Yes,                                Yes,                                        none    none                              N. Marzano and John
                     Index: ?                                 Index: ?                            Index: based on                                                                       McAvoy 8/23/2005; update
                     Trigger Value: ?                         Trigger Value: ?                    Bureau of Labor                                                                       by McAvoy 8/9/2006
                     Opt-in clause: ?                         Opt-in clause: ?                    Statistics Producer
                     Web reference: ?                         Web reference: ?                    Price Index for "hot
                     Comments: ?Base Price vs. Period         Comments: ?Base Price vs.           rolled bars, plates &
                     Price. Adjustment has to exceed          Period Price                        structural shapes
                     $250/month for payment to be made.                                           Trigger Value: 10%
                                                                                                  Opt-in clause: ?
                                                                                                  Web reference: ?
                                                                                                  Comments: For use on
                                                                                                  selected large projects;




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AASHTO Subcommittee on Construction, Contract Administration Section, Survey on the Use of Price Adjustment Clauses - Fall 2009

STATE                FUEL                                      ASPHALT CEMENT                   STEEL     PORTLAND CEMENT OTHER          NOTES                                Contact
South Carolina       Yes,                                      Yes,                             No        Fuel only for        none      Fuel adjustments apply to only the   Danny Shealy or Charles
                     Index: Set by state Materials             Index: Average of 9 terminal               pavements and                  items identified in the special      Eleazer
                     Management Office (Price SC pays          quotes                                     structural concrete.           provisions for each contract. We     8/14/2009
                     for fuel.)                                Trigger Value: 5%                                                         have approved a research project
                     Trigger Value: 5%                         Opt-in clause: No                                                         to move forward that may expand
                     Opt-in clause: No                         Web reference:                                                            or modify our current price
                     Web reference:                            http://www.scdot.org/doing/Fuel_                                          adjustment clauses.
                     http://www.scdot.org/doing/Fuel_and       and_AC_Index_Spreadsheet.xls
                     _AC_Index_Spreadsheet.xls                 Comments: ?
                     Comments: ?Yes, see notes.
South Dakota         Yes, for Burner Fuel, Diesel Fuel,        No                                No       No                      No     We considered adopting a price       Jason Humphrey, 8/17/2009
                     and Unleaded fuel                                                                                                   adjustment clause for Asphalt
                     Index: Oil Price Information Service                                                                                during the summer of 08, but
                     Trigger Value: 15%                                                                                                  backed off due to lack of support
                     Opt-in clause: Yes                                                                                                  for such a clause by the
                     Web reference: See FHWA Highway                                                                                     construction industry.
                     Spec Website
                     Comments: Base Price vs. Period
                     Price, Applied to pay items by
                     formula.
Tennessee            Yes,                                      Yes,                                none   none                    none   none                                 Brian Egan
                     Index: TDOT index (two component          Index: TDOT index (posted                                                                                      Brian.Egan@tn.gov
                     index, Producer Price Index and price     terminal prices),                                                                                              8/20/2009
                     TDOT pays for fuel),                      Trigger Value: 5%
                     Trigger Value: 5%                         Opt-in clause: no
                     Opt-in clause: No                         Web reference:
                     Web reference:                            http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/constru
                     http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/constructio   ction/Price_Information.htm
                     n/Price_Information.htm                   Comments: April 2006 indexing
                                                               liquid asphalt for short term (< 6
                                                               month) projects
Texas                none                                      none                                none   none                    none   Texas currently has no escalation 8/14/2009; Thomas Bohuslav
                                                                                                                                         clauses but we do have
                                                                                                                                         discussions with industry on
                                                                                                                                         potential use of escalation clauses
                                                                                                                                         from time to time, usually after a
                                                                                                                                         significant increase in price occur.




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AASHTO Subcommittee on Construction, Contract Administration Section, Survey on the Use of Price Adjustment Clauses - Fall 2009

STATE              FUEL                                     ASPHALT CEMENT              STEEL                         PORTLAND CEMENT OTHER                        NOTES                            Contact
Utah               Yes,                                     Yes,                        Yes For the following:        none            none                         none                             Doug Atkin, FHWA-UT;
                   Index: based on price per barrel for                                 1. Steel Girders
                                                            Index: Poten & Partners Asphalt                                                                                                         Doug.Atkin@dot.gov
                   West Texas Intermediate Crude            Weekly Monitor and Argus    including structural                                                                                        8/28/2009
                   Trigger Value: 15%                       Asphalt Report.             bolts, metal
                   Opt-in clause: Yes, the contractor                                   attachments, and
                                                            Trigger Value: Plus or Minus 15%
                   may invoke at any time during the                                    structural steel in sign
                                                            of BPa (Base Price of Asphalt at
                   project and it is retro-active to the    time of Bid)                supports
                   begining of the project.                                             2. Concrete Reinforcing
                                                            Opt-in clause: No, It is invoked
                   Web reference:                           once the price increases or Rebar
                   http://www.dot.state.ut.us/main/f?p=1    decrease 15% from the base  3. Steel Pipe
                   00:pg:5257814695278202323:::1:T,V        price                       Piling/Steel H-
                   :1927,                                   Web                         PilingIndex: ?
                   Comments: Only applies to major                                      Trigger Value: Invoked
                                                            reference:http://www.udot.utah.go
                   items having a value of $100,000 or                                  by contractor any time
                                                            v/main/f?p=100:pg:0:::1:T,V:1708
                   more as detailed in specification.       ,                           during the project
                                                                                        Opt-in clause: Yes
                                                            Comments: If the price increases
                                                                                        Web reference:
                                                            more than 100 Dollars from the
                                                            base price the department   http://www.dot.state.ut.
                                                                                        us/main/f?p=100:pg:52
                                                            determines the feasibility of
                                                            proceeding                  57814695278202323:::
                                                                                        1:T,V:1708,
                                                                                        Comments: This is
                                                                                        currently added by
                                                                                        special provision in the
                                                                                        original contract and
                                                                                        uses the
                                                                                        http://www.thesteelinde
                                                                                        x.com,
                                                                                        http://ww.crumonitor.co
                                                                                        m, and
                                                                                        http://enr.construction.c
                                                                                        om/features/conEco/def
Vermont            Yes,                                  Yes,                           ault-city.asp indexesa
                                                                                        Vermont developed             no, but see fuel       Earth Work see fuel   none                             Mark Richter, FHWA,
                   Index: "Energy Information            Index: New                     specification but does        adjustment for         adjustment                                             Mark.Richter@dot.gov
                   Administration for New England"       York State DOT average monthly not use it because AGC        concrete items                                                                8/19/2009; David Hoyne,
                   Trigger Value: 5%                     price for asphalt cementi      did not support it.                                                                                         VAOT, Hoyne,
                   Opt-in clause: NO                     Trigger Value: 0%                                                                                                                          David.Hoyne@state.vt.us
                   Web reference:                        Opt-in clause: NO                                                                                                                          8/19/2009
                   http://www.aot.state.vt.us/conadmin/D Web reference:
                   ocuments/SECTION690FUELPRICE http://www.aot.state.vt.us/conadm
                   ADJUSTMENTSpecial.pdf                 in/Documents/Supplemental%20
                   Comments: Fuel price adjustment is Specifications/SuppspecAPAEng
                   applied to ACP, PCC, & Earth Work AndMet2008.pdf
                   items                                 Comments: Includes Emulsified
                                                         Asphalt

Virginia           Yes,                                     Yes,                                Yes,                  NO                     None                  The Price Index the Department is Dick Kiefer,
                   Index: diesel fuel prices as published   Index: Supplier quotes from low     Index: ?                                                           using for steel is based on The   Richard.Kiefer@VDOT.Virgin
                   by the U. S. Department of Energy.       bidder used to establish one        Trigger Value: 10%                                                 U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau ia.gov
                   Trigger Value: none                      index statewide.                    Opt-in clause: Yes                                                 of Labor Statistics, Producers
                   Opt-in clause: Yes - contractors must    Trigger Value: None                 Web reference: ?                                                   Price Index (PPI)
                   opt in or out within 21 days of bid      Opt-in clause: ?                    Comments: See notes
                   opening.                                 Web reference: ?
                   Web reference: ?                         Comments: ?YES: Base Index vs.
                   Comments: ?New Special Provision         Current Index. Applied to
                   for Optional Fuel Price Adjustment       designated bid items only.
                   implemented 1/06. Effects 120 bid        Modified Special Provision July
                   items                                    06 to require quote from AC
                                                            supplier to paving contractor.




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AASHTO Subcommittee on Construction, Contract Administration Section, Survey on the Use of Price Adjustment Clauses - Fall 2009

STATE                 FUEL                                      ASPHALT CEMENT                       STEEL                      PORTLAND CEMENT   OTHER                       NOTES                                Contact
Washington            Yes. Design-Bid-Build                     Yes. Design- Bid-Build.              Yes. Design-Bid-Build. None                  Yes, CRS-2P Cost            Have implemented a fuel              State contact: Mike Grigware
                      Index: Energy Information                 Index: WSDOT bi-monthly Index        Index: Engineering                           Adjustment for              adjustment to Force Account          Title: State Specifications
                      Administration (Dept of Energy) West      based on Poten & Partners            News-Record Materials                        Bituminous Surface          equipment operating costs to         Engineer
                      Coast #2 Diesel                           weekly data                          Cost Index for Steel                         Treatments                  compensate for outdated fuel rates   Email:
                      Trigger Value: 10%                        Trigger Value: 5%                    $/CWT                                        Index: WSDOT bi-            used by Primedia corporation         grigwam@wsdot.wa.gov
                      Opt-in clause: No                         Opt-in clause: No                    Trigger Value: 10%                           monthly reference           (Blue Book). Expired Jan. 15,
                      Web reference:                            Web reference:                       Opt-in clause: No (but                       values based on Poten       2009. More info at:
                      http://wsdot.wa.gov/publications/fullte   http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/publicati    considering one)                             & Partners weekly data      http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/biz/constr
                      xt/ProjectDev/GSPsPDF/0903FR1.pd          ons/fulltext/projectdev/gspspdf/04   Web reference:                               Trigger Value: 5%           uction/MoreBooks.cfm#rent
                      f                                         054GR5.pdf                           http://wsdot.wa.gov/pub                      Opt-in clause: No
                      Comments: implemented December            Comments: Implemented                lications/fulltext/Project                   Web reference:
                      2006. Applies to all project greater      September 2006 with 10%              Dev/GSPsPDF/09032G                           http://www.wsdot.wa.g
                      than 200 working days with any            trigger, applied to multi-season     R1.pdf                                       ov/publications/fulltext/
                      eligible bid item (mostly earthwork,      jobs with HMA. Revised               Comments:                                    projectdev/gspspdf/020
                      sufacing, paving, structures).            September 2008 with 5% trigger,      Implemented August                           52GR5.pdf
                      Adjustments may be payment or             applies to all projects with HMA.    2008. Applies to all                         Comments:
                      credit. Using fuel consumption            Adjustments may be credit or         projects greater than                        Implemented April
                      factors obtained from FHWA                payment.                             200 working days with                        2009. Applies to all
                      Technical Advisory T5080.3.                                                    non-proprietary walls,                       BST projects. May be
                                                                                                     and ped or vehicle                           credit or payment.
                                                                                                     bridges. Adjustments
                                                                                                     applied to Structural
                                                                                                     Steel and Reinforcing
                                                                                                     Steel, may be credit or
                                                                                                     payment.
West Virginia         Yes,                                      Yes,                                 None                       None              None                        New special provision in works to 9/23/2008 Ron Krofchek,
                      Index: OPIS                               Index: WVDOT average of area                                                                                  eliminate fuel and AC triggers and FHWA-WV
                      Trigger Value: ?                          suppliers                                                                                                     minimum adjustable
                      Opt-in clause: No                         Trigger Value: ?                                                                                              quantities.New PRS has auto-calc
                      Web reference: ?                          Opt-in clause: No                                                                                             capabilities;great savings in time
                      Comments:                                 Web reference: ?                                                                                              and manual calc work.
                                                                Comments:
Wisconsin             Yes,                                      none                                 Yes, Pilot process       none                none                        none                                 WisDOT contact: Bill
                      Index: based on low sulfur diesel                                              started June 2008                                                                                             McNary, Chief Proposal
                      from OPIS for Green Bay, Madison ,                                             Index: Consumer                                                                                               Management
                      Milwaukee and Minneapolis;                                                     Buying Price indices for                                                                                      Engineer,william.mcnary@do
                      Trigger Value: 15%                                                             Shredded Auto                                                                                                 t.wi.gov 8/31/2009
                      Opt-in clause: No                                                              Scrap (Chicago) and
                      Web reference:                                                                 No. 1 Heavy Melt
                      http://roadwaystandards.dot.wi.gov/h                                           (Chicago) as published
                      cci/bid-letting/related-info/asp-5.pdf                                         by the American Metal
                      Comments: Yes - for common                                                     Market (AMM)
                      excavation, rock ex., marsh ex.                                                Trigger Value: 5%
                      borrow, select borrow, granular                                                Opt-in clause: no
                      backfill and subbase;                                                          Web reference:
                                                                                                     Comments: currently
                                                                                                     being evaluated for
                                                                                                     possible revisions or
                                                                                                     dropping




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STATE              FUEL                                    ASPHALT CEMENT                       STEEL                    PORTLAND CEMENT   OTHER                    NOTES         Contact
Wyoming            Yes,                                    Yes,                                 Yes, 9/08                No                Clause for materials                   8/14/2009, Mark Eisenhart,
                   Index: No. 2 fuel oil                   Index: A weekly asphalt index will   Index: monthly index                       and supplies for select                State Construction Engineer;
                   (diesel), FOB Casper, Wyoming           be derived from information          price for steel ($                         items when an overrun
                   terminal; the average wholesale price   obtained from asphalt reporting      per ton) based on data                     in quantity occurs.
                   for regular unleaded                    companies. Prices will be based      obtained from the U.S.                     Web reference:
                   gasoline, FOB Casper, Wyoming           on the price for PG 64-22.           Department of Labor                        www.dot.state.wy.us
                   terminal; and the average wholesale     Trigger Value: 10%                   (USDOL), Bureau of                         choose information
                   price for propane                       Opt-in clause: no                    Labor Statistics, which                    central, manuals and
                   (LPG), FOB North Platte, Nebraska       Web reference:                       publishes monthly                          publications,
                   terminal, as listed in the “Oil Price   www.dot.state.wy.us choose           Producer Price Index                       publications, 2003
                   Information                             information central, manuals and     (PPI) values for various                   specifications,
                   Services” (OPIS) publication.           publications, publications, 2003     commodities. The index                     supplemental
                   Trigger Value: 7.5 %                    specifications, supplemental         price for steel is based                   specifications, division
                   Opt-in clause: Yes                      specifications, division 100,        on the PPI value                           100, ss100a, section
                   Web reference: www.dot.state.wy.us      ss100h                               posted by USDOL for                        109.3.1
                   choose information central, manuals     Comments:                            “Semi-finished Steel
                   and publications, publications, 2003                                         Mill Products” (Series
                   specifications, supplemental                                                 ID WPU101702).
                   specifications, division 100, ss100j                                         Opt-in clause: no
                   Comments: see notes.                                                         Web reference:
                                                                                                www.dot.state.wy.us
                                                                                                choose information
                                                                                                central, manuals and
                                                                                                publications,
                                                                                                publications, 2003
                                                                                                specifications,
                                                                                                supplemental
                                                                                                specifications, division
                                                                                                100, ss100k
                                                                                                Comments:




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