Special Notice To Bidders
SPECIAL NOTICE TO BIDDERS
The Department hereby notifies bidders that information to assist in bid preparation is available from the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Anchorage office, located at 4111 Aviation Avenue.
Publications. The following are available from the Plans Room or for download online:
Standard Specifications for Highway Construction, 2015 Edition ($25.00). Available online at:
Alaska Test Methods Manual (Lab & Field), May 1, 2016 Edition ($25.00). Available online at:
Alaska Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Guide, March, 2017.
Utility facility clearance requirements. Available online at: http://www.
Homer Electric Association (HEA) homerelectric.com/power-line-safety/
ENSTAR Natural Gas Company (ENSTAR)
Geotechnical Report, Kenai Spur Highway Rehabilitation (GO), Z545940000, August 2016, AK DOT&PF Central Region Materials
Erosion, Sediment Control Plan (ESCP), Kenai Spur Highway Rehabilitation – Phase I, Z545940000, September 2016
Traffic Control Plan (TCP). Kenai Spur Hwy Rehabilitation – Phase 1, Z545940000, December 2017.
Materials Certification List (MCL). The MCL provides the Engineer with the appropriate approving authority. Contractor, submit certification for each material to the Engineer. The MCL is included in Appendix C.
Environmental Documents. The Department has approved an environmental document addressing concerns and environmental commitments. This document is available for review in the Department Section of Preliminary Design and Environmental. (907) 269-0542.
Section 120, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. The Department, in coordination with US DOT, has adopted a Race-Neutral DBE Program effective for Federal-aid projects advertised in Central Region after June 30, 2015. In particular, all bidders shall be aware that Good Faith Effort Documentation is required from the successful bidder for all contracts, regardless of DBE goal or DBE utilization, in accordance with Section 120 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program.
The overall DBE Utilization Goal is revised to 8.83 percent.
Any questions about this notice may be directed to Dennis Good, Manager of the Civil Rights Office, (907) 269-0848, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cargo Preference Act Requirements. The provisions of the Cargo Preference Act (CPA) must be physically incorporated into all Federal-aid Projects awarded after February 15, 2016, and must be physically incorporated in all agreements with subcontractors and lower tier subcontractors.
Form 25D-55 (2/16) is revised to include the CPA provisions to the Required Contract Provisions for Federal-Aid Construction Contracts. See the last page of Form 25D-55 for the CPA requirements.
For additional details, please visit http://www.marad.dot.gov/ships-and-shipping/cargo-preference/laws-and-regulations/
Buy America Act. On December 22, 2015, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a decision vacating the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) 90 percent threshold exemption for manufactured steel and iron products and the miscellaneous steel or iron components, subcomponents and hardware waiver. As a result of the federal court decision, FHWA withdrew their December 21, 2012 policy memorandum clarifying provisions of the Buy America Act requirements.
Agreements and Dispositions. Utility Agreements and dispositions are available for review at the office of the Utilities Engineer, (907) 269-0644. Copies may be available, coordinate with the Utility Engineer.
Utilities, and Erosion, Sediment and Pollution Control. Utilities will be relocated by others concurrently with construction of this project. The Contractor is responsible for the coordination with Other Contractor’s and for control of erosion, sediment and pollution including stabilization of areas disturbed during utility relocation, as described in Section 105-1.06.
The Contractor will identify, in their SWPPP, other work that is or will occur inside or adjacent to the project limits during the contract period.
Laborers Mechanics Minimum Rate of Pay. The current Laborers Mechanics Minimum Rate of Pay contains information on remote sites and per diem. The Department of Labor has issued WHPL #197, which further clarifies this requirement. See pay item 640(4).
Interim Completion Phase. This project includes at least one interim completion phase. Refer to Subsection 651-1.05 Interim Completion and Subsection 652-1.04 Failure to Complete on Time for further information.
Asphalt Material Price Adjustment. The unit price adjustment for asphalt material will be combined and paid under one Pay Item. Refer to Sections in Division 300 and 400 that include an "Asphalt Material Price Adjustment" Pay Item.
11. Administrative Order (AO) 278. On November 10, 2015, Governor Walker issued Administrative Order (AO) 278. The order establishes a 15% goal for utilizing registered apprentices in certain job categories on construction projects awarded by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. AO 278 applies to all projects with a contract award amount that equals or exceeds 2.5 million dollars.
To the STATE OF ALASKA
TABLE OF CONTENTS
DIVISION 100 — GENERAL PROVISIONS
Definitions and Terms
Control of Work
Control of Material
Legal Relations and Responsibility to Public
Prosecution and Progress
Measurement and Payment
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program
DIVISION 200 — earthwork
Clearing and Grubbing
Removal of Structures and Obstructions
Excavation and Embankment
Structure Excavation for Conduits and Minor Structures
DIVISION 300 — BASES
Aggregate Base and Surface Course
Asphalt Treated Base Course
DIVISION 400 — ASPHALT PAVEMENTS AND SURFACE TREATMENTS
Hot Mix Asphalt Pavement
DIVISION 500 — STRUCTURES
DIVISION 600 — MISCELLANEOUS CONSTRUCTION
Structural Plate Pipe
Culverts and Storm Drains
Pipe Hand Rail
Geotextile for Embankment and Roadway Separation, Stabilization and Reinforcement
Geogrid Soil Reinforcement
Erosion, Sediment, and Pollution Control
Construction Surveying and Monuments
Services to be Furnished by the Contractor
Governor's Workforce Development
Control of Work – Supplemental Requirements
Prosecution and Progress – Supplemental Requirements
Signals and Lighting
Electrical Load Centers
Automated Traffic Recorders
DIVISION 700 — MATERIALS
Fence and Guardrail
Soil Stabilization Material
Signals and Lighting Materials
Construction Survey Requirements
Material Certification List
Sign Shop Drawings
Temporary Construction Easements
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DIVISION 100 — GENERAL PROVISIONS
DEFINITIONS AND TERMS
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Replace definition "Qualified Products List" with the following:
QUALIFIED PRODUCTS LIST. A list of products that the Department has found conforms to the SSHC, except for Buy America and Alaska Agricultural/Wood Products. The Department makes no guarantee that any product on the Qualified Products List meets the requirements of the Buy America Act, Buy America Provision, or Alaska Agricultural/Wood Products.
CONTROL OF WORK
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Add the following Subsection 105-1.011 Related Sections: