RFP - 5th Street Vault (Revised)

 

 

Specifications

 

5th Street Vault RFP 

 

For the City of Reading, Pennsylvania

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                          TABLE OF CONTENTS

                                                   PART

                                                     1

NOTICES AND INSTRUCTIONS

 

Notice to Contractors                     3

Instructions to Bidders                     4

Non-Mandatory Pre-bid Meeting            7

Notice of Requirement for Affirmative Action     10

 

DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED WITH BID II

 

Bid Proposal Form       13

Bid Bond       16       21

Non-Collusion Affidavit       23

Certificate of Non-Indebtedness                     26

Resolution & Statement Regarding Manufacture of Cement                     28

Statement of Bidder’s Qualifications       29

Equal Employment Opportunity and Section 3 Questionnaire       36

Certification of Non-Segregated Facilities       37

Contractor’s Statement for Public Disclosure       38

Certificate of Acknowledgment of Receipt of Addendum (if required)       41

                   

 

CONTRACT DOCUMENTS III

 

Contract      43  

 

Payment Bond

Wage Rate Compliance Bond

Maintenance Bond

Statement Accepting Provisions of PA Workers’ Compensation Act

Stipulation Against Liens

Indemnity Agreement

Notice to Proceed

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS VI

 

SUPPLEMENTARY GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS VII

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS VIII

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTICE AND INSTRUCTIONS

 

CITY OF READING, PENNSYLVANIA

 

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

 

Sealed Bids for the 5th Street Vault Project will be received, in triplicate, by the City of Reading, Berks County at City Hall in Council Chambers, 815 Washington Street, Reading, Pennsylvania 19601-3690, until 3:00 PM prevailing time, on November 1, 2017, at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.

 

The 5th Street Vault construction will include structural rehabilitation of a subsurface utility vault and the sidewalk above it. 

 

The Proposal shall be accompanied by a Proposal Security in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the Bid. All Bids shall be effective for sixty (60) days. The successful bidder will be required to furnish Performance, Payment and Maintenance Bonds, each bond in a sum not less than 100 percent of the total contract amount prior to execution of contracts by the City.

 

Attention is called to the fact that not less than the minimum salaries and wages as set forth in the Contract Documents must be paid on this project, and that employees and applicants for employment shall not be discriminated against because of their race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, or handicap. 

 

The contract is subject to the requirements for affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunity (Executive Order 11246).

 

Bidders shall be PennDOT prequalified per PennDOT Publication 408, latest edition, Section 102.01.

 

The City of Reading reserves the right, which is understood and agreed to by all Bidders, to reject any and all Bids, and to accept any Bid which is deemed most favorable to the City, at the time and under the circumstances stipulated. The City also reserves its right, at its sole discretion, to waive any informality in the Bid, and to waive any omissions, errors, mistakes, defects or irregularities in any Bid.

 

The City of Reading reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Bids or portions thereof.

 

Tammi Reinhart

Purchasing Coordinator

 

INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS

 

 

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION

 

Proposals shall be submitted in triplicate on the "Proposal Forms" included in the specifications for the work, and shall be based on the specifications.  Each proposal should be submitted in a sealed envelope, and shall plainly indicate on it the title of the proposal, and the date for receiving the bid.  This shall be delivered to the City Purchasing Coordinator on or before the time stated in the NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.

 

Bids received at the Office of the Purchasing Manager after the hour specified, will not be considered.  Bidders are invited to be present at the opening of bids.

 

BONDS

 

Bid security, in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the bid price shall accompany each proposal.  This bid security may be a Certified or Cashier's Check, or a bid bond furnished by a surety company, satisfactory to the City of Reading.  The successful bidder, upon award of contract, shall furnish at the time of execution of the same, a Maintenance Bond, Payment Bond, and Performance Bond by a surety company acceptable to the City of Reading, in an amount equal to ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) of the contract to guarantee satisfactory performance, and a Wage Rate Compliance Bond in an amount equal to FIFTY PERCENT (50%) of the contract.  All bonds are subject to approval by the City Solicitor.

 

In case the contract is awarded to a bidder who fails to enter the contract or to deliver all required bonds and affidavits, the cash or check deposited shall become absolute property of the City; or if a bond has been deposited, it shall become payable immediately.  Cash, checks or bonds deposited will be returned to unsuccessful bidders as soon as the contract is awarded, or all bids rejected. 

 

INSURANCE

 

The Contractor, at the time of execution of the contract, shall also furnish the City with insurance certificates of adequate limits, as later indicated, to protect the City of Reading, its agents, and employees from any litigation involving Worker's Compensation, Public Liability and Property Damage, involved in the work.  All subcontractors must also furnish copies of their liability insurance and Worker's Compensation Insurance certificates to the City.  No subcontractor will be allowed to perform any work under this contract by the City unless such certificates are submitted to and approved by the City beforehand.

 

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AND PUBLIC LIABILITY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE INSURANCE

 

The status of the Contractor in the work to be performed by the Contractor is that of any independent Contractor and as such, he shall properly safeguard against any and all injury or damage to the public, to public and private property, materials and things, and as such he alone shall be responsible for any and all damage, loss or injury to persons or property that may arise, or be incurred, in or during the conduct or progress of said work without regard to whether or not the Contractor, his sub-contractors, agents, or employees have been negligent, and the Contractor shall keep the City free and discharged of and from any and all responsibility and liability therefore of any sort or kind.  The Contractor shall assume all responsibility for risks or casualties of every description, for any or all damage, loss or injury to persons or property arising out of the nature of the work from the action of the elements, or from any unforeseen or unusual difficulty.  The Contractor shall assume and be liable for all blame and loss of whatsoever nature by reason of neglect or violation of any Federal, State, County or Local laws, regulations, or ordinances; the Contractor shall indemnify and save harmless the City from all suits or actions of law of any kind whatsoever in connection with this work and shall if required by the City, produce evidence of settlement of any such action before final payment shall be made by the City.  Contractor's Liability Insurance Certificate shall include the save harmless clause and shall be filed with the City.

 

The Contractor shall maintain such insurance as will protect him from claims under worker's compensation acts and from claims for damages because of bodily injury, including death, and property damage, which may arise from and during operations under this Contract, whether such operations be by himself, by any subcontractor or anyone directly or indirectly employed by either of them.  Contractor's liability insurance shall be in the names of the Contractor and the City, as their respective interests may appear.  Certificates of such insurance shall be filed with the City Risk and Safety Manager.

 

The minimum amount of liability insurance to be maintained by the Contractor during the life of the contract shall be as follows:

 

Comprehensive General Liability – for bodily injury and property damage – including any liability normally covered by a general liability policy with limits of not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 in the annual aggregate.

 

Business Automobile Liability – For owned, non-owned, leased and hired vehicles with a combined single limit of not less than $1,000,000 for bodily injury and property damage.

 

Professional Liability – in minimum amounts of $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 aggregate.

 

Worker’s Compensation – Statutory limits in each state in which Service Provider is required to provide Worker’s Compensation coverage including “All States” and “Voluntary Compensation” endorsement, and a Waiver of Subrogation endorsement in favor of the County.

 

Employer’s Liability – with limits of not less than $100,000 Accident – Each Accident, $100,000 Disease – Each Employee; and $500,000 Disease – Policy Limit.

 

 

Liability insurance shall include automobile coverage, including "hired automobiles and non-ownership automobiles."

 

Liability insurance shall include the hazard of collapse, damage to underground utilities, underground blasting, and excavation.  Prior to any blasting which may be required, blasting insurance shall be obtained by the Contractor in an amount satisfactory to the City Engineer.

 

Liability insurance shall include the hazard of building collapse and of damage to adjoining properties and/or to individuals located within or adjacent to each project site.

 

All subcontractors performing work under this contract must furnish to the City a copy of their Certificate of Insurance for Workers’ Compensation and liability for bodily injury and property damage.

 

WAGES AND EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS

Bidder agrees that not less than the Federal Davis Bacon Act prevailing wages will be paid.

 

The Contractor will further agree to comply with Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Act of August 15, 1961, P.L. 1225 and amendments as applicable.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

During the performance of this Contract, the Contractor agrees as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Contractor will not discriminate against any employees or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.  The Contractor will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.  Such action shall include, but not be limited to, the following: employment, upgrading, demotion, or transfer; recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training, including apprenticeship.  The Contractor agrees to post in conspicuous places, available to employees and applicants for employment, notices which may be provided by the City setting forth the provisions of this nondiscrimination clause.

 

The Contractor will, in all solicitations or advertisements for employees placed by or on behalf of the Contractor, state that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

 

The Contractor will send to each labor union or representative of workers with which the Contractor has a collective bargaining agreement or other contract or understanding, a notice advising the labor union or workers' representatives of the Contractor, commitments under this Section and shall post copies of the notice in conspicuous places available to employees and applicants for employment.

 

In the event of the Contractor's noncompliance with the non-discrimination clauses of this Contract or with any of the said rules, regulations, or orders, this Contract may be canceled, terminated, or suspended in whole or in part and the Contractor may be declared ineligible for further City contracts.

 

The Contractor will include the provisions of these paragraphs in every subcontract or purchase order unless exempted.

 

EMPLOYMENT OF CERTAIN PERSONS PROHIBITED

 

No person who, at the time, is serving sentence in a penal or correctional institution shall be employed on the work covered by this Contract.

 

SUPERVISION OF WORKERS

 

The Contractor shall provide qualified supervision of each crew at all times while working under this contract.  Each supervisor shall be authorized by the Contractor to accept and act upon all directives issued by the City.  Failure for the supervisor to act on said directives shall be sufficient cause to give notice that the Contractor is in default of the contract unless such directives would create potential personal injury or safety hazards.

 

This contract will be under the direct supervision of the City or its authorized representatives.  Any alterations or modifications of the work performed under this contract shall be made only by written agreement between the Contractor and the City authorized representatives and shall be made prior to commencement of the altered or modified work.  No claims for extra work or materials shall be allowed unless covered by written agreement.

 

SUBCONTRACTS

 

The Contractor will not be allowed to subcontract work under this contract unless written approval is granted by the City.  The Subcontractor, as approved, shall be bound by the conditions of the contract between the City and the Contractor.  The authorization of a Subcontractor is to perform in accordance with all terms of the contract and specifications.  All required notices, work orders, directives, and requests for emergency services will be directed to the Contractor.  All directions given to the Subcontractor in the field shall bind the Contractor as if the notice had been given directly to the Contractor.

 

 

 

 

 

QUALITY

 

Where a bid is asked for a certain article or "Approved Equal" and the bidder intends to furnish an article which the bidder considers equal to the one named, the bidder must specify in the bid the name and grade of said article.  All disputes concerning grade and quality of materials or work shall be determined by a person duly authorized by the City.

 

TIME OF COMPLETION

 

To insure timely completion, the successful bidder will be required to furnish adequate equipment, and qualified personnel in sufficient numbers at all times.

 

Where a date is set for delivery of materials or the performance of work, said materials must be delivered, or work performed, in accordance with the specifications or description herein contained on or before said date, or the order to the delinquent party will be canceled and awarded to the next lowest responsible bidder.

 

BUSINESS PRIVILEGE TAX

 

The City of Reading imposes a Business Privilege License, at $55.00 per calendar year.   In addition, a Business Privilege Tax is imposed at the rate of 2 ¼ mills upon the gross receipts attributable to business conducted within the City of Reading.

 

PERMITS/LICENSES

 

The Contractor shall, at his expense, pay all fees and procure all necessary licenses and permits needed to conduct the work required under the terms of this contract.  The Contractor shall give any and all necessary formal notices required in conjunction with the lawful prosecution of the work of this contract. 

 

BASIS OF PAYMENT

 

All prices to be quoted F.O.B. Reading, PA destination.  The City of Reading is tax exempt.

 

OBSERVANCE OF LAWS, ORDINANCES AND REGULATIONS

 

The Contractor at all times during the term of this contract shall observe and abide by all Federal, State, and Local laws which in any way affect the conduct of the work and shall comply with all decrees and orders of courts of competent jurisdiction.  The Contractor shall comply fully and completely with any and all applicable State and Federal Statutes, rules and regulations as they relate to hiring, wages, and any other applicable conditions of employment.

 

NON-MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING

 

For the purpose of familiarizing Bidders with the project, answering questions, and issuing addenda as needed for clarification of the bidding document, a non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held with City representatives on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in City Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 815 Washington Street, Reading, Pennsylvania.

 

WITHDRAWAL OF PROPOSALS/BIDS

 

After a bid has been opened, it may not be withdrawn except as provided by Act of January 23, 1974, P.L. 9 No. 4, as same may be amended.

 

No bids may be withdrawn for a period of ninety (90) days following the formal opening and receipt of bids by the City of Reading.

 

BID REJECTION

 

The City of Reading reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to accept or reject any part of any bid.  It also reserves the right to waive any technical defects or minor irregularities, which in its discretion, is in the best interest of the City.

 

EXECUTION OF CONTRACT

 

The successful Bidder shall, within ten (10) calendar days after mailing of contract documents by the City to the Principal, enter into contract with the City on form as included within the bidding documents for the appropriate bonds, indemnities and insurances required hereunder.

 

The contract, when executed, shall be deemed to include the entire agreement between the parties; the Contractor shall not base any claim for modification of the contract upon any prior representation or promise made by the representatives or the City, or other persons.

 

All attachments are considered as part of this document.

 

METHOD OF PAYMENT

 

Payments shall be based on an invoice submitted by the General Contractor or approved representative Construction Manager.  The City shall have the right to withhold disbursement funds if in the City's opinion construction work for which payment has been requested is of poor workmanship, contrary to any applicable codes and contract specifications, violation of appropriate paperwork requirements that are not up to date and approved for this billing period, General Contractor fails to comply with this Agreement, or for other conditions or circumstances which the City deems not to be in the best interest of the public.

 

Ten percent (10%) of each General Contractor invoice request shall be retained by the City on this contract until it is completed up to City codes and contract specifications and approved by a City Official or person representing a City Official (Architect or Engineer).

 

ACCESS TO ACCOUNTING RECORDS

 

The contractor shall certify that all materials, equipment, and labor charged to the City are accounted for and shall keep such full and detailed accounts as may be necessary for proper financial management under this Agreement. The City or its representative shall be afforded access the all the Contractor’s records, books, correspondence, instructions, drawings, receipts, vouchers, memoranda, and similar data relating to this Contract, and the Contractor shall preserve all such records for a period of three (3) years, or for such longer period as may be required by law, after the final payment.

 

ASSIGNMENT OF REFUND RIGHTS

 

The City is not subject to federal, state, or local sales or use tax or federal excise tax. Contractor hereby assigns to City all of its rights, title, and interest in any sales or use tax which may be refunded as a result of the purchase of any materials purchased in connection with the Contract and Contractor, unless directed by the City, shall not file a claim for any sales or use tax refund subject to this assignment. Contractor authorizes the City, in its own name or the name of the Contractor, to file a claim for a refund of any sales or use tax subject to this assignment.

 

CONTRACTS WITH SUBCONTRACTORS

 

The Contractor agrees to include the above references paragraphs in any contract with subcontractors and to provide proof thereof to the City of Reading if requested.

 

 

 

NOTICE TO PROCEED

 

The Contractor shall begin work on the job site within ten (10) days after receiving Notice to Proceed from the City. 

 

DISCONTINUANCE OF WORK

 

Any practice obviously hazardous as determined by the City shall be immediately discontinued by the Contractor upon receipt of either written or oral notice to discontinue such practice. 

 

CONTRACT TERMINATION

 

The City shall have the right to terminate a contract or a part thereof before the work is completed in the event:

 

1.  Previous unknown circumstances arise making it desirable in the public interest to void the contract.

 

2. The contractor is not adequately complying with the specifications.

 

3.  The contractor refuses, neglects, or fails to supply properly trained or skilled supervisory personal and/or workers or proper equipment.

 

4.  The contractor in the judgment of the City is unnecessarily or willfully delaying the performance and completion of the work.

 

5. The contractor refuses to proceed with work when and as directed by the City.

 

6.   The contractor abandons the work.

 

Contractors who have questions concerning various aspects of this Contract should contact the following persons:

 

QUESTIONS REGARDING SPECIFICATIONS OR BID PROCESS

 

To ensure fair consideration for all bidders, the City prohibits communication to or with any department or division manager or employee during the bid process with the exception of those questions relative to interpretation of specifications of the bid process.  Such questions shall be submitted to the Purchasing Coordinator in writing by 2:00 p.m., prevailing time on September 7, 2017.  Any Responses to questions from those submitted shall be issued to all bidders in the form of a written addendum no later than September 14, 2017.

 

BIDDING PROCEDURES

City Hall Purchasing Office 

815 Washington Street

Reading, PA  19601-3690

(610) 655-6207

Tammi.Reinhart@readingpa.gov

 

Notice:  Payment of invoices is subject to the terms and conditions of the sources of funding for this project.

 

 

 

THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS FOR CONTRACTORS REGARDING AFFIRMATIVE ACTION ARE PROVIDED FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES.  THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER ASSUMES THE OBLIGATION TO TAKE WHATEVER AFFIRMATIVE ACTIONS ARE NECESSARY TO ASSURE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY IN ALL ASPECTS OF EMPLOYMENT, IRRESPECTIVE OF RACE, COLOR, CREED, OR NATIONAL ORIGIN.

 

NOTICE OF REQUIREMENT FOR AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

TO ENSURE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT

OPPORTUNITY (EXECUTIVE ORDER 11246, AS AMENDED)

 

(1) The Offeror's or Bidder's attention is called to the "Equal Opportunity Clause" and the "Standard Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Construction Contract Specifications" set forth herein.

 

(2) The goals are timetables for minority and female participation, expressed in percentage terms for the Contractor's aggregate workforce in each trade on all construction work in the covered area, are as follows:

Timetables Goals for Minority Goals for Female

Participation in Each Trade Participation for Each Trade ____________________________________________________________________________________

Until Further Notice 2.5% for all trades 6.9% for All Trades

 

 

These goals are applicable to all the Contractor's construction work (whether or not it is federal or federally-assisted) performed in the covered area.

 

The Contractor's compliance with the Executive Order and the regulations in 41 CFR Part 60-4 shall be based on its implementation of the Equal Opportunity Clause, specific affirmative action obligations required by the specifications set forth in 41 CFR 60-4.3(a), and its efforts to meet the goals established for the geographical area where the contract resulting from this solicitation is to be performed.  The hours of minority and female employment and training must be substantially uniform throughout the length of the contract, and in each trade, and the Contractor shall make a good faith effort to employ minorities and women evenly on each of its projects.  The transfer of minority or female employees or trainees from Contractor to Contractor or from project to project for the sole purpose of meeting the Contractor's goals shall be a violation of the contract, the Executive Order and the regulations in 41 CFR Part 60-4.  Compliance with the goals will be measured against the total work hours performed.

 

(3) THE CONTRACTOR SHALL PROVIDE WRITTEN NOTIFICATION TO THE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF FEDERAL CONTRACT COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS WITHIN 10 WORKING DAYS OF AWARD OF ANY CONSTRUCTION SUBCONTRACT IN EXCESS OF $10,000 AT ANY TIER FOR CONSTRUCTION WORK UNDER THE CONTRACT RESULTING FROM THIS SOLICITATION.  THE NOTIFICATION SHALL LIST THE NAME, ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF THE SUBCONTRACTOR; EMPLOYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER; ESTIMATED DOLLAR AMOUNT OF THE SUBCONTRACT; ESTIMATED STARTING AND COMPLETION DATES OF THE SUBCONTRACT; AND, THE GEOGRAPHICAL AREA IN WHICH THE CONTRACT IS TO BE PERFORMED.

 

OFFICE OF FEDERAL CONTRACT COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS

THE CURTIS CENTER SUITE 750 WEST

170 SOUTH INDEPENDENCE MALL WEST

PHILADELPHIA, PA  19106-3309

PHONE (215) 861-5764

 

As used in this Notice, and in the contract resulting from this solicitation, the "covered area" is the City of Reading, Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State of ________________________)

) ss.

County of ______________________)

 

 

 

I, ______________________________, Notary Public, being duly sworn, deposes and says that he is _________________________________ of ________________________________,

(Name of Organization)

and that the answers to the foregoing questions and all statements therein contained are true and correct.

 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this ______ day of _____________________, _______.

 

 

 

______________________________

NOTARY PUBLIC

 

My Commission Expires:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED WITH BID

 

 

 

 

PROPOSAL 

 

Proposal of: 

 

Name:

 

Address:

 

TO: Mayor Wally Scott

City of Reading

815 Washington Street

Reading, PA  19601

 

Dear Mayor Spencer:

 

In conformity with City Plans and specifications, all as prepared by the Community Development Department and after an examination of the site of the work, and the Contract Documents, including the instructions to Bidders, Form of Proposal, Bid Bond and Conditions, the undersigned submits this proposal, and encloses herewith as proposal guaranty, a Certified or Treasurer's Check, or Bid Bond, in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the bid herein submitted, which it is understood will be forfeited if this proposal is accepted by the City of Reading, and the undersigned fails to furnish approved bonds and execute the contract within the time stipulated; otherwise, the guarantee will be returned.

 

The undersigned declares that no Member of Council, Director of Department, Division Manager, deputy thereof or clerk therein, or other officer of the City of Reading, is directly or indirectly interested as principal, surety of otherwise in this proposal or has any supervision or overall responsibility for the implementation in administration of the contract.

 

It is certified that the undersigned is the only person(s) interested in this proposal as principal and that the proposal is made without collusion with any person, firm, or corporation.

 

It is hereby agreed to execute the contract and furnish surety company bonds, on the forms enclosed in the Contract Documents, in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price within ten (10) days of mailing of the contract documents from the City to the Principal, and to begin work within ten (10) days after receipt of Notice to Proceed from the City of Reading.

 

It is proposed to furnish and deliver all materials, tools, equipment, power, tests and transportation, perform all labor, superintendence, and all means of construction, and do all incidental work, and to execute, construct and finish in an expeditious and workman-like manner, in accordance with the plans and specifications, to the satisfaction and acceptance of the Public Works Department of the City of Reading and its Engineer for the total sum as herein bid:

 

 

____________________________________________________________________________________

(written)

$___________________________ (figures).

 

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this proposal has been executed this ____ day ______ A.D. 20____, by the setting hereunto of his or its hand and seal.

 

(INDIVIDUAL: PRINCIPAL)

 

_______________________________ (Seal)

(Signature of Individual)

Witness:

 

_____________________________

 

Trading and Doing Business as:

 

____________________________________

 

 

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(PARTNERSHIP PRINCIPAL)

 

_______________________________(Seal)

(Name of Partnership)

Witness:

 

_____________________________ By:____________________________(Seal)

(Partner)

Witness:

 

_____________________________ By:____________________________(Seal)

(Partner)

 

Witness:

 

_____________________________ By:____________________________(Seal)

(Partner)

Witness:

 

_____________________________ By:____________________________(Seal)

(Partner)

 

 

 

 

(CORPORATION PRINCIPAL)

 

Attest:

 

 

__________________________________

(Assistant Secretary)

 

__________________________________

(Name of Corporation)

 

 

By:_______________________________

(Vice) President

 

 

(CORPORATE SEAL)

 

or  (if appropriate)

 

 

__________________________________

(Name of Corporation)

 

 

By:_______________________________

Authorized Representative

 

 

 

FORM OF BID BOND

 

BOND

 

 

 

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS that we, the undersigned, 

 

________________________, as Principal (the "Principal"), and _______________________________ 

 

a corporation organized and existing under laws of the __________________ of ____________, as 

 

Surety (the "Surety"), are held and firmly bound unto______________________________________ as 

 

Obligee (the "Obligee"), as hereinafter set forth, in the full and just sum of 

 

__________________________________________________________________Dollars 

 

($___________), 

 

lawful money of the United States of America, for the payment of which sum we bind ourselves, our 

 

heirs, administrators, executors, successors and assigns, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.

 

WITNESSETH THAT:

 

WHEREAS, the Principal herewith is submitting a Proposal to the Obligee to perform the _____________________ Work in connection with the construction of ____________________________ pursuant to plans, specifications and other documents constituting the Contract Documents which are incorporated into said Proposal by reference (the "Contract Documents"), as prepared by the Department of Public Works, City Hall, 815 Washington Streets, Reading, PA 19601-3690.

 

 

WHEREAS, it is a condition of the receipt and consideration by the Obligee of said Proposal that it shall be accompanied by proposal guaranty to be held by the Obligee on terms hereinafter set forth.

 

 

NOW, THEREFORE, the condition of this Bond shall be such that, if the Principal, within ten (10) days after mailing of contract document by the City to Principal, shall furnish to the Obligee a Performance Bond, Payment Bond and a Wage Rate Compliance Bond, and upon award of a contract to him by the Obligee, shall execute and deliver the Agreement and furnish to the Obligee proper evidence of effectiveness of insurance coverage, respectively within the time, in the forms and in the amounts, as appropriate, required by the Contract Documents, then this Bond shall be void, otherwise, this Bond shall remain in full force and effect.

 

The Principal and the Surety agree to pay to the Obligee the difference between the amount of said Proposal, as accepted by the Obligee, and any higher amount for which the required work shall be contracted for by the Obligee, together with any additional advertising costs, architect's fees, legal fees and any all other fees and expenses incurred by the Obligee by reason of the failure of the Principal to enter into such Agreement with the obligee, or to furnish such Contract Bonds, or to furnish evidence of effectiveness of such insurance coverage; provided, however, that (1) the obligation of the Surety shall not exceed the stated principal amount of this Bond; and (2) if the Obligee should not procure an executed contract with any other person for the performance of the work contemplated in said Proposal, as accepted by the Obligee, upon the same terms and conditions, other than price, as provided in the Contract Documents, within the period provided in the Contract Documents during which no proposals of bidders may be withdrawn, whether because of the lack of other proposals, or because of the inability or refusal of any other bidder to enter into an appropriate contract, or because the cost under any higher proposal would be greater than the Obligee shall determine, in its sole discretion, that it can afford, then the Principal and the Surety agree to pay to the Obligee the full amount of this Bond as liquidated damages.

 

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Principal and the Surety cause this Bond to be signed, sealed and delivered this ___________day of _______________, 20____.

 

 

(INDIVIDUAL PRINCIPAL)

 

 

__________________________________ (Seal)

(Signature of Individual)

 

Witness:

 

 

_______________________________

 

 

Trading and Doing Business as:

 

 

___________________________________

 

 

 

(PARTNERSHIP PRINCIPAL)

 

 

(PARTNERSHIP PRINCIPAL)

 

 

___________________________________ (Seal) (Name of Partnership)

 

Witness:

 

____________________________ By:________________________________ (Seal) (Partner)

 

Witness:

 

____________________________

 

By:________________________________

 (Seal) (Partner)

 

Witness:

 

____________________________

 

 

 

By:________________________________

(Seal) (Partner)

 

 

Witness:

 

____________________________

 

 

 

 

By:________________________________ (Seal) (Partner)

 

 

 

 (CORPORATION PRINCIPAL)

 

 

________________________________________

(Name of Corporation)

 

By:_____________________________________

(Vice) President

 

Attest:

 

_____________________________________

(Assistant Secretary)

 

 

 

(Corporate Seal)

 

 

(OR, IF APPROPRIATE)

 

 

________________________________________

(Name of Corporation)

 

By:_____________________________________

(Authorized Representative)

 

 

 

Signed ______________________________

 

____________________________________

(Title)

 

 

Subscribed and sworn to before me on

 

this ___ day of ___________, 20 ___

 

___________________________________

 

___________________________________

(Title)

 

My Commission Expires: 

 

___________________________________

 

(CORPORATION SURETY)

 

 

____________________________________

(Name of Corporation)

 

By:_________________________________

(Attorney-In-Fact)

 

 

Witness:

 

 

_____________________________________

 

 

 

(Corporate Seal)

 

 

 

 

 

**  Attach an appropriate Power of Attorney, valid and in effect as of the date of this affidavit, evidencing the authority of the  Attorney-In-Fact to act in behalf of the corporation.

 

 

 

 

         

CONTRACTORS CERTIFICATION

 

 

It is hereby certified as follows:    

 

 

 

 

1 The only person interested in the proposal as principal (s) is (are):

                         

         

         

2 None of the above persons are employees of the municipality.  

         

3 This proposal is made without collusion with any other person, firm or corporation.

         

4 All plans and specifications referred to above and the site of the work have been examined by the contractor. The contractor understands that the quantities indicated herein are approximate and are subject to change as may be required; and that all work is payable on the basis of the unit price listed on the Schedule of Prices. (Attachment 1).

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NON-COLLUSION AFFIDAVIT

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR NON-COLLUSION AFFIDAVIT

 

 

 

This Non-Collusion Affidavit is material to any contract pursuant to this bid.  According to the Pennsylvania Antibid-Rigging Act, 73 P.S. 1611 et seq., governmental agencies may require Non-Collusion Affidavits to be submitted together with bids.

 

This Non-Collusion affidavit must be executed by the member, officer, or employee of the bidder who is authorized to legally bind the bidder.

 

Bid rigging and other efforts to restrain competition, and the making of false sworn statements in connection with the submission of bids are unlawful and may be subject to criminal prosecution.  The person who signs the Affidavit should examine it carefully before signing and assure himself or herself that each statement is true and accurate, making diligent inquiry, as necessary, of all other persons employed by or associated with the bidder with responsibilities for the preparation, approval, or submission of the bid.

 

In the case of a bid submitted by a joint venture, each party to the venture must be identified in the bid documents, and an Affidavit must be submitted separately on behalf of each party.

 

The term "complementary bid" as used in the Affidavit has the meaning commonly associated with that term in the bidding process, and includes the knowing submission of bids higher than the bid of another firm, any intentionally high or noncompetitive bid, and any form of bid submitted for the purpose of giving a false appearance of competition.

 

Failure to file an Affidavit in compliance with these instructions will result in disqualification of the bid.

 

 

 

 

NON-COLLUSION AFFIDAVIT OF PRIME BIDDER

 

State of ________________________

 

County of ______________________

 

_______________________________, being first duly sworn, deposes and says that:

 

He/She is _____________________(Owner, Partner, Officer, Representative or Agent) of ________________________________________, the Bidder that has submitted the attached Bid or Bids;

 

He/She is fully informed respecting the preparation and contents of the attached Bid and of all pertinent circumstances respecting such Bid;

 

Such Bid is genuine and is not a collusive or sham Bid;

 

Neither the said Bidder nor any of its officers; 

partners, owners, agents, representatives, employees or parties in interest, including this affiant, has in any way colluded, conspired, connived or agreed, directly or indirectly, with any other Bidder, firm or person to submit a collusive or sham Bid in connection with the Contract for which the attached Bid has been submitted or to refrain from bidding in connection with such Contract, or has in any manner, directly or indirectly, sought by agreement or collusion or communication of conference with any other Bidder, firm or person to fix the price or prices in the attached Bid or of any other Bidder, or to fix any overheld, profit or cost element of the Bid price or the Bid price of any other Bidder, or to secure through any collusion, conspiracy, connivance or unlawful agreement any advantage against the City of Reading or any person interested in the proposed Contract;

 

The price or prices quoted in the attached Bid are fair and proper and are not tainted by any collusion, conspiracy, connivance or unlawful agreement on the part of the Bidder or any of its agents, representatives, owners, employees, or parties in interest, including this affiant; and,

 

Neither the said Bidder nor any of its officers, partners, owners, agents or parties in interest, have any interest, present or prospective, that can be reasonably construed to result in a conflict of interest between them and the City of Reading, which the Bidder will be required to perform.

 

I state that _____________________________ understands

(Name of Firm)

and acknowledges that the above representations are material and important, and will be relied on by the City of Reading in awarding the contract(s) for which this bid is submitted.  I understand and my firm understands that any misstatement in this affidavit is and shall be treated as fraudulent concealment from the City of Reading of the true facts relating to the submission of bids for this contract.

 

 

 

_________________________________

   (Name and Company Position)

 

 

SWORN TO AND SUBSCRIBED

BEFORE ME THIS ________

DAY OF _________, 20___

 

 

 

_________________________          My Commission Expires

     Notary Public

 

 

 

PROVIDER'S CERTIFICATION OF NON-INDEBTEDNESS

TO THE CITY OF READING

 

 

 

 

Provider hereby certifies and represents that Provider and Provider's parent company(ies) and subsidiary(ies) are not currently indebted to the City of Reading (the "City"), and will not at any time during the term of this Contract (including any extensions or renewals thereof) be indebted to the City, for or on account of any delinquent taxes, liens, judgments, fees or other debts for which no written agreement or payment plan satisfactory to the City has been established.  In addition to any other rights or remedies available to the City at law or in equity, Provider acknowledges that any breach or failure to conform to this certification may, at the option of the City, result in the withholding of payments otherwise due to Provider and, if such breach or failure is not resolved to the City's satisfaction within a reasonable timeframe specified by the City in writing, may result in the offset of any such indebtedness against said payments and/or the termination of this Contract for default (in which case Provider shall be liable for all excess costs and other damages resulting from the termination).

 

 

 

_____________________________________

NAME OF PROVIDER

 

 

 

By: _____________________________________

AUTHORIZED SIGNATORY

 

 

Title: _____________________________________

PRESIDENT OR VICE PRESIDENT

 

 

 

Attest: _____________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 192-92

 

 

 

WHEREAS, reportedly, twenty-five cement manufacturing facilities in the United States are currently burning well over two billion pounds a year of hazardous waste as a source of fuel and additional profit in the cement manufacturing process; and

 

WHEREAS, approximately twenty cement manufacturing facilities are seeking permission to start this practice; and

 

WHEREAS, sufficient data and evidence as to the safety of cement products made from hazardous waste has not been proven; and

 

WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the citizens of the City of Reading in regard to their health and quality of life that cement derived from hazardous waste be banned from any City projects.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, the Council of the City of Reading resolves that the City of Reading will not purchase cement from any facility that burns hazardous waste as fuel in its manufacturing process, nor allow the use of concrete made from this type of cement.  This policy shall be reflected in city bid specifications.

 

 

 

PASSED COUNCIL April 1, 1993

 

 

WARREN H. HAGGERTY, JR.

Mayor

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

RUTH M. THOMPSON

City Clerk

 

STATEMENT REGARDING MANUFACTURE OF CEMENT

 

 

The following statement is to be signed by an authorized officer of the company.

 

The undersigned contractor hereby certifies in accordance with City of Reading Resolution #192-92, that any cement used in performance of this contract shall not have been manufactured by a process using hazardous materials, as defined by the Environmental Protection Agency, in the manufacture and makeup thereof.

 

 

CONTRACTOR

 

 

By:___________________________

 

 

Title:________________________

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

____________________________

 

STATEMENT OF BIDDER'S QUALIFICATIONS

 

All questions must be answered and the data given must be clear and comprehensive.  This statement must be notarized.  If necessary, questions may be answered on separate attached sheets.  The Bidder may submit any additional information he desires.

 

1. Name of Bidder:__________________________________________________________

 

2. Permanent main office address:______________________________________________

 

3. When organized:_________________________________________________________

 

4. If a corporation, where incorporated:_________________________________________

 

5. How many years have you been engaged in the contracting business under your present

firm or trade name:________________________________________________________

 

6. Contracts on hand: (Schedule these on an attached sheet, showing amount of each

contract and the appropriate anticipated dates of completion.)

 

7. Have you ever failed to complete any work awarded to you?  If so, where and why?

 

_______________________________________________________________________

 

8. Have you ever defaulted on a contract ?______________.  If so, where and why?

 

_______________________________________________________________________

 

9. List the more important projects recently completed by your company on an attached sheet, stating the approximate cost of each, and the month and year completed.

 

10. List your major equipment available for this contract.

 

_______________________________________________________________________

 

_______________________________________________________________________

 

11. Describe experience in construction work similar in importance to this project on an attached sheet.

 

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Statement of Bidder's Qualifications

 

 

12. Background and experience of the principal members of your organization, including the officers. 

 

_______________________________________________________________________

 

_______________________________________________________________________

 

_______________________________________________________________________

 

13. Credit available: $________________________________________________________

 

14. Give Bank reference:______________________________________________________

 

15. Will you, upon request, fill out a detailed financial statement and furnish any other information that may be required by the City? ____________________________________________

 

16. (A) Have you ever been a party to or otherwise involved in any action or legal proceeding involving matters related to race, color, nationality or religion?______________ If so, give full details. _________________________________________________________________________

 

(B) Have you ever been accused of discrimination based upon race, color, nationality or religion in any action or legal proceeding including any proceeding related to any Federal Agency? ____________.  If so, give full details _______________________________________

 

_______________________________________________________________________________

 

17. All prospective bidders are required to present proof of an acceptable disposal method approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.  The proof may consist of a copy of a State Solid Waste Disposal Permit issued to the prospective bidder by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, or a letter of approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for the use of a proposed or existing disposal facility which has a permit or is under review for a permit.  Same to be in accordance with Section 7 (a) application and permits, Pennsylvania Solid Waste Management - "Act 241."

 

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Statement of Bidder's Qualifications

 

 

 

18. The undersigned hereby authorizes and requests any person, firm or corporation to furnish any information requested by the "City of Reading" in verification of the recitals comprising this Statement of Bidder's Qualifications.

 

19. Name, address, phone number, and contact person at surety company who will provide bonding for this contract:

 

________________________________________________________________________

 

________________________________________________________________________

 

20. Name, address, phone number, and contact person at insurance company who will provide insurance coverage for this contract:

________________________________________________________________________

 

________________________________________________________________________

 

21. The undersigned hereby authorizes any person, firm or corporation to furnish any information requested by the City of Reading in verification of the recitals comprising this Statement of Bidder's Qualifications.

 

 

DATED at _________________________ this _____ day of ______________________, 20_____.

 

 

__________________________________

  (NAME OF BIDDER)

 

 

BY: ______________________________

 

TITLE:____________________________

 

 

 

BIDDER'S SWORN QUALIFICATION STATEMENT

 

 

 

COUNTY OF )

)

)  §

)

STATE OF )

 

 

The Undersigned, being duly sworn under oath, certifies that the following statements are true and correct:

 

SUBMITTED TO:

 

ADDRESS:

 

 

SUBMITTED BY:

NAME:

ADDRESS:

PRINCIPAL:

 

 

1. What is the bidder's form of business, i.e., corporation, partnership, sole proprietor, or joint venture:

 

 

 

2. How many years has your organization been in business?

 

 

 

3. How many years have your organization been in business under its present name?

 

 

 

4. Give all trade names and former names that your organization has or is using?

 

 

 

 

5. If your organization is a corporation, give the:

 

A. Date of incorporation:

 

B. State of incorporation:

 

C. President's name:

 

D. Vice President's name(s):

 

 

6. If an individual or a partnership, give the:

 

A. Date or organization:

 

B. Name and address of all partners (state whether general or limited partnership):

 

 

 

 

 

7. If other than a corporation or partnership, describe your organization and name all principals or owners:

 

 

 

 

 

8. List states and categories in which your organization is legally qualified to do business giving all registration or license numbers.

 

 

 

9. List states in which partnership or trade name is filed.

 

 

 

10. List the types of work normally performed by your own forces.

 

 

 

11. Have you ever failed to complete any work awarded to you?  If so, note when, where, and why:

 

 

 

 

 

12. Within the last five years, has any owner, officer or partner of your organization ever been an owner, officer or partner of another organization when it failed to complete a construction contract?  If so, attach a separate sheet of explanation.

 

 

 

13. On a separate sheet, list major construction projects your organization has in process, giving the name or project, owner, architect, contract amount, percent complete, and scheduled completion date.

 

 

14. On a separate sheet, list the major projects your organization has completed in the past five years, giving the name of project, owner, architect, contract amount, date of completion, and percentage of the cost of the work performed with your own forces.

 

 

15. On a separate sheet, list the construction experience of the key individuals of your organization.

 

 

16. Trade References:

 

 

 

17. Bank References:

 

 

 

18. Name of Bonding Company and name and address of agent:

 

 

 

19. Attach a financial statement, audited if available, including Contractor's latest balance sheet and income statement showing the following items:

 

A. Current Assets (e.g., cash, joint venture accounts, accounts receivable, notes receivable, accrued income, deposits, materials inventory and prepaid expenses):

 

 

 

 

B. Net Fixed Assets:

 

 

 

C. Other Assets:

 

 

 

D. Current Liabilities (e.g., accounts payable, notes payable, accrued expenses, provision for income taxes, advances, accrued salaries, and accrued payroll taxes):

 

 

 

E. Other Liabilities (e.g., capital, capital stock, authorized and outstanding shares per values, earned surplus, and retained earnings):

 

 

 

Name of firm preparing financial statement and date thereof:

 

 

 

 

 

Is this financial statement for the identical organization named on page 00420-1?

 

If not, explain the relationship and financial responsibility of the organization whose financial statement is provided (e.g., parent-subsidiary).

 

 

 

 

 

Will this organization act as guarantor of the contractor for construction?

 

 

 

Dated at  this         of , 20      .

 

Name of Organization: 

 

 

BY: 

 

TITLE: 

 

 

Subscribed and sworn before me this         day of , 20      .

 

Notary Public:

 

 

My Commission Expires:

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND SECTION 3 QUESTIONNAIRE

 

 

(Please complete the following information and answer all questions; use an attached sheet as necessary.)

 

1. (a) Contractor:  How many persons from the City of Reading ________, 

low income City residents ________, and minorities: ______Black, ______ Hispanic, ______ White, ______ Asian/Pacific Islander, ______Other, are on your present basic payroll?

 

(b) Subcontractor:  How many persons from the City of Reading _______, 

low income City residents ________, and minority groups: ______Black, ______ Hispanic,  ______ White, ______ Asian/Pacific Islander, ______Other,  are on your present basic payroll?

 

 

2. How many City of Reading residents ________, low income City residents ________,

and minorities: _______Black, ________Hispanic, ________White, _________Asian/ Pacific Islander, ________Other, are presently in training programs run by your company, your subcontractors, and associations to which you or your subcontractors may belong or with unions with which you and your subcontractors have collective bargaining agreements?

________________________________________________________________________

 

 

3. Does your firm, subcontractors, associations to which you or they belong or unions

with which you or your subcontractors have collective bargaining agreements a definite plan for creating career situations, training and employment for residents of the City of Reading, low income citizens, and minorities? _____________.  If so, please include a copy of the plan with your formal bid and specify the number of individuals (from the groups referred to previously), to be placed in apprenticeship or other training situations.  When is the program scheduled to begin?_______________  What portion of the program is already in operation? 

 

 

4. What plans does your firm have to utilize business concerns located in, or owned in

substantial part by persons residing in the City?

 

 

 

 

CERTIFICATION OF NON-SEGREGATED FACILITIES

 

 

 

The Bidder certifies that he does not maintain or provide for his employees any segregated facilities at any of his establishments and that he does not permit his employees to perform their services at any location, under his control, where segregated facilities are maintained.  The Bidder certifies further that he will not maintain or provide for his employees any segregated facilities at any of his establishments, and that he will not permit his employees to perform their services at any location under his control where segregated facilities are maintained.  The Bidder agrees that a breach of this certification will be a violation of the Equal Opportunity clause in any contract resulting from acceptance of this bid.  As used in this certification, the term "segregated facilities" means any waiting rooms, work areas, restrooms and washrooms, restaurants and other eating areas, timeclocks, locker rooms and other storage or dressing areas, parking lots, drinking fountains, recreation or entertainment areas, transportation, and housing facilities provided for employees which are segregated by explicit directive or are in fact segregated on the basis of race, color, religion or national origin, because of habit, local custom or otherwise.  The Bidder agrees that (except where he has obtained identical certification from proposed subcontractors for specific time periods) he will obtain identical certification from proposed subcontractors prior to the award of subcontracts exceeding $10,000 which are not exempt from the provisions of the Equal Opportunity clause, and that he will retain such certifications in his files.

 

 

Note: The penalty for making false statement in offers is prescribed in 18 U.S.C. 1001.

 

 

DATE: _________________, 

 

 

 

BY: ______________________________ ________________________________

(NAME OF BIDDER) (TITLE)

 

 

 

OFFICIAL ADDRESS:

 

 

CONTRACTOR'S STATEMENT FOR PUBLIC DISCLOSURE *

 

1. a/ Name of Contractor:

 

b/ Address and Zip Code of Contractor:

 

2. If the Contractor is not an individual doing business under his own name, the Contractor has the status indicated below and is organized or operating under the laws of _________:

 

_____ a corporation

 

_____ a partnership known as:

 

_____ a business association or a joint venture known as:

 

_____ a Federal, State or Local government or instrumentality thereof

 

_____ other (explain)

 

3. If the Contractor is not an individual or a government agency or instrumentality, give

date of organization:_____________________________

 

4. Names, addresses, title of position (if any), and nature and extent of the interest of the officers and principal members, shareholders, investors other than a government agency or instrumentality, are set forth as follows:

 

a/ If the Contractor is a corporation, the officers, directors, trustees, and each stockholder owning more than 10% of any share of stock.

 

b/ If the Contractor is a partnership, each partner, whether a general or limited partner, and either the percent of interest or a description of the character and extent of interest.

 

c/ If the Contractor is a business association or a joint venture, each participant and either the percent of interest or a description of the character and extent of interest.

 

d/ If the Contractor is some other entity, the officers, the members of the governing body, and each person having an interest of more than 10%.

 

*   If space on this form is inadequate for any requested information, this should be furnished

     on an attached page which is referred to under the appropriate numbered item on the form.

 

 

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Contractor's Statement for Public Disclosure

 

     POSITION TITLE (if any) AND PERCENT

OF INTEREST OR DESCRIPTION OF

NAME, ADDRESS & ZIP CODE CHARACTER AND EXTENT OF INTEREST

 

 

5. Name, address and nature and extent of interest of each person or entity (not named in response to Item 4) who has a beneficial interest in any of the shareholders or investors named in response to Item 5 which gives such person or entity more than a computed 10% interest in the Contractor (for example, more than 20% of the stock in a corporation which holds 50% of the stock of the Contractor, or more than 50% of the stock in a corporation which holds 20% of the stock of the Contractor).

 

     DESCRIPTION OF CHARACTER

NAME, ADDRESS & ZIP CODE AND EXTENT OF INTEREST

 

 

6. Names (if not given above) of officers and directors or trustees of any corporation or firm listed under Item 4 or Item 5 above:

 

 

7. Is the Contractor a subsidiary of or affiliated with any other corporation or any other firm or firms?

___ YES ___ NO.  If yes, list each such corporation or firm by name and address, specify its relationship to the Contractor, and identify the officers and directors or trustees common to the Contractor and such other corporation or firm:

 

 

8. Other federal grant projects under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (CP.L.93-383), as amended, in which the Contractor or any of the principals of the Contractor is or has been the contractor, or a stock-holder, officer, director or trustee, or partner of such a contractor:

 

 

9. If the Contractor or a parent corporation, a subsidiary, an affiliate or a principal of the Contractor is to participate in the work or services as a Subcontractor or consultant:

 

a/ Name and address of such Subcontractor or consultant:

 

b/ Has such Subcontractor within the last 10 years ever failed to qualify as a responsible bidder, refused to enter into a contract after an award has been made, or failed to complete a contract?

___YES  ___ NO.  If yes, explain:

 

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Contractor's Statement for Public Disclosure

 

 

c/ Outstanding contract bids of such Subcontractor or consultant:

 

Awarding Agency Amount                                Date Opened

 

$

 

10. Brief statement respecting equipment, experience, financial capacity, and other resources available to such Subcontractor or consultant for the performance of the work or services involved in the contract, specifying particularly the qualifications of the personnel, the nature of the equipment, and the general experience of the Subcontractor or consultant.

 

11. a/ Does any member of the governing body or employee of the Local Public Agency or any officer or employee of the Local Public Agency who exercises any functions or responsibilities in connection with the awarding and/or carrying out of the contract have any direct or indirect personal interest in the Contractor or in the Contractor's performance under the contract? ___YES ___NO. If yes, explain:

 

b/ Does any member of the governing body of the locality in which the Public Improvement Project is situated or any other public official of the locality, who exercises any functions or responsibilities in the review or approval of the awarding and/or carrying out of the contract have any direct or indirect personal interest in the Contractor or in the Contractor's performance under the contract?  ___YES  ___NO.  If yes, explain:

 

CERTIFICATION

 

 

 

I  (We) ______________________________________________________________ certify that this Contractor's Statement for Public Disclosure is true and correct to the best of my (our) knowledge and beliefs.

 

 

 

DATED: ___________________ DATED: __________________

 

___________________________ _________________________

(SIGNATURE) (SIGNATURE)

 

___________________________ _________________________

(TITLE) (TITLE)

 

___________________________ _________________________

(ADDRESS & ZIP CODE) (ADDRESS & ZIP CODE)

 

 

1 -  If the Contractor is an individual, this Statement should be signed by such individual; if a partnership, by one of the partners; if a corporation or other entity, by one of its chief officers having knowledge of the facts required by this Statement.

 

2 -  Penalty For False Certification: Section 1001, Title 18, of the U.S.C.  provides a fine of not more than $10,000, or imprisonment of not more than five years, or both, for knowingly and willfully making or using any false writing or document, knowing the same to contain any false, fictitious or fraudulent statement or entry in a matter within the jurisdiction of any Department of the United States.

 

(ONLY AS NEEDED)

 

CERTIFICATE OF ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RECEIPT OF ADDENDUM

 

THE CITY OF READING

 

 

ADDENDUM NO. _______________ TO BID FOR: _________________________________

                                                                            _________________________________

 OPENING DATE:__________________

 

 

 

NOTICE

 

 

This addendum must be signed, attached to, and returned with your proposal to the City of Reading by the time and date indicated above.  This sheet is now part of the Contract Documents.

 

 

 

 

 

I, HEREBY CERTIFY, THAT THE CHANGES COVERED BY THIS ADDENDUM HAVE BEEN TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT WITH THE TOTAL BID PRICE.

 

Firm Name (Type or Print)_______________________________________

 

Authorized Signature _____________________Title__________________

 

Name (Type or Print)_____________________Date___________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTRACT DOCUMENTS

 

C O N T R A C T

 

NOTE;  This contract is not to be filled in until contract is awarded.

 

THIS AGREEMENT, made and concluded this _______________ day of ______________, in the year two thousand and ______, by and between the City of Reading, a municipal corporation of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, located in the County of Berks, said Commonwealth, party of the first part, and ____________________, Contractor, party of the second part, pursuant to law and to the provisions and requirements of the ordinance of the City of Reading, Pennsylvania.

 

WITNESSETH, that the parties to these presents, each in consideration of the agreements on the part of the other herein contained, have agreed, and hereby do agree, the party of the first part for itself, its successors and assign, and the party of the second part for itself, himself, or themselves, its successors, or his or their executors and administrators as follows:

 

CONTRACTOR'S GENERAL AGREEMENT.  The Contractor covenant, promises and agrees to and with the party of the first part, for the consideration hereinafter mentioned and contained, and under the penalty expressed in a bond bearing date of ________________ and hereto attached, to furnish all the material, machinery, equipment, tools, labor and transportation, except as hereinafter otherwise provided, at his own cost, necessary or proper for the purpose of executing the work embraced in this contract in a good, substantial and workmanlike manner, and in strict accordance with the specifications pertaining to this contract a herein contained.

 

PARTS OF CONTRACT.  The Location Map; Notice to Contractors; Bid Instructions; Documents to be Submitted with Bid; Contract Documents; Documents to be Submitted During the Course of the Contract; Wage Rate Determinations; Notice of Preconstruction Requirements and Pre-Construction Conference Questionnaire; Affirmative Action Requirements; General Provisions; Supplementary General Terms and Conditions; Technical Specifications; Supplementary Technical Specifications; and Correspondence and Supportive Documentation shall each form a part of the Contract.

 

THE CONTRACT SUM.  The City shall pay the Contractor for the performance of the Contract, subject to additions and deductions provided therein, in current funds as follows:____________

______________________________________________________ (state here the lump sum amount, unit prices, or both as desired in individual cases.)

 

Where the quantities originally contemplated are so changed that application of the agreed unit price to the quantity of work performed is shown to create a hardship to the Owner or the Contractor, there shall be an equitable adjustment of the Contract to prevent such hardship.

 

TIME & MANNER OF DOING WORK.  The Contractor agrees to begin the contract period following the issuance of the Notice to Proceed by the Director of Public Works, or other authorized Director, so to do and to complete the entire work as specified in the Technical Specifications, it begin expressly agreed and understood that the time of beginning, rates of progress and time of completion of the work are essential under this contract. Time is of the essence and the Contractor shall complete all of the work by 120 days following the commencement date specified in the Notice to Proceed.  

 

STIPULATED DAMAGES.  The Contractor shall begin work within ten (10) days of receipt of written notice from the applicable Director, to do so.  If the Contractor fails to complete and finish the work in conformity with the terms and provisions of this Contract within the time hereinbefore specified, he shall pay to the City the sum of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) for each and every day thereafter, including Sundays and holidays, that the finishing of the Contract is delayed, which sum shall be construed as stipulated and liquidated damages and not as a penalty and shall be deducted from the amount due by the terms of the Contract; provided, however, that in case of justifiable delay, the City shall extend the time for completion of said work as provided for in Article G.7, but no extension of time for any reason beyond the time fixed herein for the completion of the work shall be deemed a waiver by the City of the right to abrogate this Contract for abandonment for delay.

 

LIENS.  Neither the final payment nor any part of the retained percentage shall become due until the Contractor, if required, shall deliver to the City a complete release of all liens arising out of this Contract, or receipts in full in lien thereof, and, if required in either case, an affidavit that so far as he has knowledge or information the release and receipts include all the labor and material for which a lien could be filed.  If any lien remains unsatisfied after all payments are made, the Contractor shall refund to the City all monies that the latter may be compelled to pay in discharging such a lien, including all costs and a reasonable attorney's fee.

 

BASIS OF CONTRACT.  This contract is founded on __________________________________

 

____________________________________________________________________________________

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the said City of Reading has caused this Agreement to be executed by its Mayor, and its corporate seal to be hereunto affixed, duly attested by its City Clerk, and the party of the second part.

 

____________________________________________________________

 

____________________________________________________________

 

the day and year first above written.

 

 

 

CITY OF READING

 

 

By: __________________________

Mayor

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

_______________________

City Clerk

 

 

Signed and Sealed in the Presence of

 

 

____________________________________________________________________________________

CONTRACTOR

 

 

____________________________________________________________________________________

PRESIDENT

 

 

____________________________________________________________________________________

SECRETARY

 

PERFORMANCE BOND

 

Know All Men By These Presents that we, _____________________________________

    (CONTRACTOR)

   

hereinafter called the PRINCIPAL, and ________________________________________

  (SURETY)

   

hereinafter called the SURETY, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of 

 

the _________________________________________ are held and firmly bound unto 

 

________________________________ hereinafter called the OBLIGEE, as hereinafter 

 

set forth, in the full and just sum of ____________________________Dollars

 

($__________), lawful money of the United States of America, for the payment of which sum we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.

 

WITNESSETH THAT:

 

WHEREAS, the PRINCIPAL heretofore submitted to the OBLIGEE a certain PROPOSAL, dated ______________, 20____, to perform the WORK for the OBLIGEE, in connection with the __________________________________________________as set forth in CONTRACT DOCUMENTS.

 

WHEREAS, the OBLIGEE is a "contracting body" under provisions of Act No. 385 of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, approved by the Governor on December 20, 1967, known and cited as the "Public Works Contractors Bond Law of 1967" (the "Act"); and

 

WHEREAS, the Act, in Section 3(a), requires that, before an award shall be made to the PRINCIPAL by the OBLIGEE in accordance with the PROPOSAL, the PRINCIPAL shall furnish this BOND to the OBLIGEE, with this BOND to become binding upon the award of the CONTRACT to the PRINCIPAL by the OBLIGEE in accordance with the PROPOSAL; and

 

WHEREAS, it also is a condition of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS that this BOND shall be furnished by the PRINCIPAL to the OBLIGEE; and

 

WHEREAS, under the CONTRACTOR DOCUMENTS, it is provided inter alia, that if the PRINCIPAL shall furnish this BOND to the OBLIGEE, and if the OBLIGEE shall make an award to the PRINCIPAL, in accordance with the PROPOSAL, then the PRINCIPAL and OBLIGEE shall enter into a CONTRACT with respect to performance of the WORK, the form of which CONTRACT is set forth in the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, the terms and conditions of this BOND are and shall be that if the PRINCIPAL will truly and faithfully comply with and perform the WORK in accordance with the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, at the time and in the manner provided in the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, and if the PRINCIPAL shall satisfy all claims and demands incurred in or related to the performance of the WORK by the PRINCIPAL, and if the PRINCIPAL shall indemnify completely and shall hold harmless the OBLIGEE and all of its officers, agents and employees from any and all costs and damages which the OBLIGEE and all of its officers, agents and employees may sustain or suffer by reason of the failure of the PRINCIPAL to do so, and if the PRINCIPAL shall reimburse completely and shall pay to the OBLIGEE any and all costs and expenses which the OBLIGEE and all of its officers, agents or employees may incur by reason of any such default or failure of the PRINCIPAL, then this BOND shall be void; otherwise, this BOND shall remain in force and effect.

 

This BOND, is executed and delivered under and subject to the Act, to which reference hereby is made.

 

The PRINCIPAL and the SURETY agree that any alterations, changes and/or additions to the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, and/or any alterations, changes and/or additions to the WORK to be performed in accordance with the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, and/or any alterations, changes and/or additions to the CONTRACT , and/or any giving by the OBLIGEE of any extensions of time for the performance of the WORK in accordance with the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, and/or any act of forbearance of either the PRINCIPAL or the OBLIGEE toward the other with respect to the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, and/or the reduction of any percentage to be retained by the OBLIGEE as permitted by the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, shall not release, in any manner whatsoever, the PRINCIPAL and the SURETY, or either of them, or their heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, from liability and obligations under this BOND; and the SURETY, for value received, does waive notice of any such alterations, changes, additions, extensions of time, acts of forbearance and/or reduction of retained percentage.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the PRINCIPAL and the SURETY cause this BOND to be signed, sealed and delivered this_____________________ day of________________________,20____.

 

 

(INDIVIDUAL PRINCIPAL)

 

 

__________________________________ (Seal)

(Signature of Individual)

Witness:

 

 

_______________________________

 

Trading and Doing Business as:

 

 

___________________________________

 

 

 

(PARTNERSHIP PRINCIPAL)

 

 

___________________________________ (Seal)

(Name of Partnership)

Witness:

 

____________________________ By:________________________________ (Seal)

(Partner)

 

 

Witness:

____________________________ By:________________________________ (Seal)

(Partner)

 

 

Witness:

____________________________ By:________________________________ (Seal)

(Partner)

 

 

(CORPORATION PRINCIPAL)

 

 

________________________________________

(Name of Corporation)

 

By:_____________________________________

(Vice) President

 

Attest:

 

_____________________________________

(Assistant Secretary)

 

 

(Corporate Seal)

 

 

 

(OR, IF APPROPRIATE)

 

________________________________________

(Name of Corporation)

 

By:_____________________________________

(Authorized Representative)

 

 

Signed ______________________________

 

____________________________________

(Title)

 

 

(CORPORATION SURETY)

 

 

____________________________________

(Name of Corporation)

 

By:_________________________________

(Attorney-In-Fact)

 

 

Witness:

 

 

_____________________________________

 

 

 

(Corporate Seal)

 

 

 

 

 

**  Attach an appropriate Power of Attorney, valid and in effect as of the date of this affidavit, evidencing the authority of the  Attorney-In-Fact to act in behalf of the corporation.

 

 

 

PAYMENT BOND

 

Know All Men by These Presents:

 

That We, __________________________ (CONTRACTOR) hereinafter called the PRINCIPAL, and __________________________ (SURETY) hereinafter called the SURETY, a corporation organized and existing under laws of the ________________ of _______________ are held and firmly bound unto ________________, hereinafter called the OBLIGEE, as hereinafter set forth, in the full and just sum of ______________________________ dollar (__________), lawful money of the United States of America, for the payment of which we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.

 

Witnesseth That:

 

WHEREAS, the PRINCIPAL heretofore submitted to the OBLIGEE a certain PROPOSAL, dated ___________, 20 __, to perform the WORK for the OBLIGEE, in connection with the _______________________________________________________ as set forth in the CONTRACT, DOCUMENTS; and _______________ Public Works, City of Reading, Pennsylvania.

 

WHEREAS, the OBLIGEE is a "contracting body" under provisions of the Act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, approved by the Governor on December 20, 1967, known as and cited as the "Public Works Contractors" Bond Law of 1967", P L 869 (the Act"): and

 

WHEREAS, the Act, in section 3(a), requires that, before an award shall be made to the PRINCIPAL by the OBLIGEE in accordance with the PROPOSAL, the PRINCIPAL shall furnish this BOND to the OBLIGEE, with this BOND to become binding upon the award of a CONTRACT to the PRINCIPAL by the OBLIGEE in accordance with the PROPOSAL: and

 

WHEREAS, it also is a condition of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS that this BOND shall be furnished by the PRINCIPAL to the OBLIGEE; and

 

WHEREAS, under the CONTRACTOR DOCUMENTS, it is provided, inter alia, that if the PRINCIPAL shall furnish this BOND to the OBLIGEE, and if the OBLIGEE shall make an award to the PRINCIPAL in accordance with the PROPOSAL then the PRINCIPAL and the OBLIGEE shall enter into a CONTRACT with respect to performance of the WORK, the form of which CONTRACT is set forth in the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, the terms and conditions of this BOND are and shall be that if the PRINCIPAL and any SUBCONTRACTOR of the PRINCIPAL to whom any portion of the WORK shall be subcontracted, and if all assignees of the PRINCIPAL and of any such SUBCONTRACTOR, promptly shall pay or shall cause to be paid, in full all money which may be due any claimant supplying labor or materials in the prosecution and performance of the WORK in accordance with the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, including any amendment, extension or addition to the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, for material furnished or labor supplied or labor performed, then this BOND shall be void; otherwise, this BOND shall be and shall remain in force and effect.

 

This BOND, as provided by the Act, shall be solely for the protection of claimants supplying labor or materials to the PRINCIPAL or to any SUBCONTRACTOR of the PRINCIPAL in the prosecution of the WORK covered by the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, including any amendment, extension or addition thereto.  The term "claimant", where used herein and as required by the Act, shall mean any individual, firm, partnership, association or corporation.  The phrase "labor or materials", when used herein and as required by the Act, shall include public utility services and reasonable rentals of equipment, but only for periods when he equipment rented is actually used at the site of the WORK covered by the CONTRACT.  As required by the Act, the provisions of this BOND shall be applicable whether or not the material furnished or labor performed enters into and becomes a component part of the public building, public work or public improvement contemplated by the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS.

 

As provided and required by the Act, the PRINCIPAL and the SURETY agree that any claimant, who has performed labor or furnished material in the prosecution of the WORK in accordance with the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, including any amendment, extension or addition to the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, and who has not been paid therefore, in full, before the expiration of ninety (90) days after the last day on which such claimant performed the last of such labor or furnished the last of such materials for which payment is claimed, may institute an action upon this BOND, in the name of the claimant, in assumpsit, to recover any amount due the claimant for such labor or material, and may prosecute such action to final judgment and may have execution upon the judgment; provided, however, that:

 

(a) Any claimant who has a direct contractual relationship with any SUBCONTRACTOR of the PRINCIPAL, but has no contractual relationship, express or implied, with the PRINCIPAL, may institute an action upon this BOND only if such claimant first shall have given written notice, served in the manner provided in the Act, to the PRINCIPAL, within ninety (90) days from the date upon which such claimant performed in the last of the labor or furnished the last of the materials for which payment is claimed, stating, with substantial accuracy, the amount claimed and the name of the person for whom the WORK was performed or to whom the material was furnished; and

 

(b) No action upon this BOND shall be commenced after the expiration of one (1) year from the day upon which the last of the labor was performed or material was supplied, for the payment of which such action is instituted by the claimant; and

 

(c) Every action upon this BOND shall be instituted either in the appropriate court of the County where the WORK is to be performed or of such other County as Pennsylvania statutes shall provide, or in the United States District Court for the district in which the PROJECT, to which the CONTRACT relates, is situated, and not elsewhere.

 

This BOND is executed and delivered under and subject to the Act, to which reference hereby is made.

 

The PRINCIPAL and the SURETY agree that any alterations, changes and/or additions to the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, and/or any alterations, changes and/or additions to the WORK to be performed in accordance with the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, and/or any alterations, changes and/or additions to the CONTRACT, and/or any given by the OBLIGEE of any extensions of time for the performance of the WORK in accordance with the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, and/or any act of forebearance of either the PRINCIPAL or the OBLIGEE toward the other with respect to the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, and/or the reduction of any percentage to be retained by the OBLIGEE as permitted by the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, shall not release, in any manner whatsoever, the PRINCIPAL and the SURETY, or either of them, or their heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, from liability and obligations under this BOND; and the SURETY for value received, does waive notice of any such alterations, changes, additions, extensions of time, acts of forebearance and/or reduction of retained percentage.

 

If the PRINCIPAL is a foreign corporation (incorporated under the laws other than those of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania) then further terms and conditions of this BOND are and shall be that the PRINCIPAL or the SURETY shall not be discharged from liability on this BOND, nor this BOND surrendered until such PRINCIPAL files with the OBLIGEE a certificate from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue evidencing the payment in full of all bonus taxes, penalties and interest, and a certificate from the Bureau of Employment and Unemployment Compensation of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, evidencing the payment of all unemployment compensation, contributions, penalties and interest due the Commonwealth from said PRINCIPAL or any foreign corporation,

 

SUBCONTRACTOR thereunder or for which liability has accrued but the time for payment has not arrived, all in accordance with provisions of the Act of June 10, 1947, P.L 493, of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

 

In Witness Whereof, the PRINCIPAL and the SURETY cause this BOND to be signed, sealed and delivered this day _________ of _____________, 20 __.

 

(INDIVIDUAL PRINCIPAL)

 

 

__________________________________ (Seal)

(Signature of Individual)

 

Witness:

 

 

_______________________________

 

 

Trading and Doing Business as:

 

 

___________________________________

 

(PARTNERSHIP PRINCIPAL)

 

___________________________________ (Seal) (Name of Partnership)

 

Witness:

 

____________________________

 

By:________________________________ (Seal) (Partner)

 

Witness:

 

____________________________

 

 

 

By:________________________________

 (Seal) (Partner)

 

 

Witness:

 

____________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:________________________________ (Seal) (Partner)

 

 

Witness:

____________________________

 

 

By:________________________________ (Seal) (Partner)

 

(CORPORATION PRINCIPAL)

 

 

________________________________________

(Name of Corporation)

 

By:_____________________________________

(Vice) President

 

Attest:

 

_____________________________________

(Assistant Secretary)

 

 

 

(Corporate Seal)

 

(OR,  IF APPROPRIATE)

 

________________________________________

(Name of Corporation)

 

By:_____________________________________

(Authorized Representative)

 

 

Signed ______________________________

 

____________________________________

(Title)

 

(CORPORATION SURETY)

 

____________________________________

(Name of Corporation)

 

By:_________________________________

(Attorney-In-Fact)

 

 

Witness:

 

_____________________________________

 

(Corporate Seal)

 

 

**  Attach an appropriate Power of Attorney, valid and in effect as of the date of this affidavit, evidencing the authority of the  Attorney-In-Fact to act in behalf of the corporation.

 

WAGE RATE COMPLIANCE BOND

 

 

BOND NO.___________

 

 

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that ____________________________________________,

(Contractor)

 

____________________________________________________________________, (hereinafter referred

(Full Address)

 

to as EMPLOYER), _______________________________, Insurance Company, a corporation organized (Surety Company)

 

and existing under the laws of the State of ____________________ (hereinafter referred to as SURETY),

 

are hereby severally held and firmly bound in the sum of _________________ Dollars, being 50% of the 

 

estimated or bidded price of the contract, lawful money of the United States of America, unto the City of

 

Reading, City Hall, 815 Washington Street, Reading, PA, 19601-3690, (hereinafter referred to as CITY), as its interests may appear.

 

NOW THE CONDITION OF THE ABOVE OBLIGATION IS SUCH that if Employer and any subcontractors shall promptly pay wages due their employees for work performed under an agreement dated ________________, 20____ (including amendments thereto), between Employer and City based on the minimum prevailing wages specified in said Agreement as published by the United States Department of Labor and as reflected in a Contract between Employer and City, dated __________, 20__, then the above obligation shall be void, otherwise it shall remain in full force and effect.

 

The Surety's obligation under this Bond shall cover payments due as aforesaid for work performed by employees during the period commencing _____________________, 20____, and ending with the completion of the project in accordance with a certificate of Completion issuable by the City.

 

 

We, the said Employer and Surety, and each of us do bind and oblige ourselves, to the extent of our respective liabilities hereunder, as well as our heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, and every one of them, firmly by these presents.

 

SIGNED, SEALED, AND DATED this _____________day of __________________, 20____.

 

 

(INDIVIDUAL PRINCIPAL)

 

 

__________________________________ (Seal)

(Signature of Individual)

 

Witness:

 

 

_______________________________

 

 

Trading and Doing Business as:

 

 

___________________________________

 

 (PARTNERSHIP PRINCIPAL)

 

___________________________________ (Seal)

(Name of Partnership)

 

Witness:

 

____________________________ By:________________________________ (Seal)

(Partner)

 

Witness:

 

____________________________ By:________________________________ (Seal)

(Partner)

 

Witness:

 

____________________________ By:________________________________ (Seal)

(Partner)

 

Witness:

 

____________________________ By:________________________________ (Seal)

(Partner)

 

(CORPORATION PRINCIPAL)

 

 

________________________________________

(Name of Corporation)

 

By:_____________________________________

(Vice) President

 

Attest:

 

_____________________________________

(Assistant Secretary)

 

 

 

(Corporate Seal)

 

(OR,  IF APPROPRIATE)

 

________________________________________

(Name of Corporation)

 

By:_____________________________________

(Authorized Representative)

 

 

 (CORPORATION SURETY)

 

____________________________________

(Name of Corporation)

 

By:_________________________________

(Attorney-In-Fact)

 

 

Witness:

 

_____________________________________

 

 

 

(Corporate Seal)

 

 

 

 

 

**  Attach an appropriate Power of Attorney, valid and in effect as of the date of this affidavit, evidencing the authority of the  Attorney-In-Fact to act in behalf of the corporation.

 

 

 

 

 

MAINTENANCE BOND

 

 

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that we, _________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________ hereinafter called the PRINCIPAL, and (CONTRACTOR)

 

_____________________________ hereinafter called the SURETY, a corporation organized and existing 

(SURETY)

 

under laws of the ______________________ of ______________________________, are held and firmly 

 

bound unto ________________________, hereinafter called the OBLIGEE, as hereinafter set (OWNER)

 

forth, in the full and just sum of_________________________________ Dollars ($_________________),

 

lawful money of the United States of America, for the payment of which we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents,

 

WITNESSETH THAT:

 

Whereas, the PRINCIPAL heretofore submitted to the OBLIGEE a certain PROPOSAL, dated _______, 

20___ to perform the WORK for the OBLIGEE, in connection with the construction of_______________

___________________________________________________________________ as set forth in the CONTRACT

DOCUMENTS as prepared by the CITY OF READING.

 

Now, therefore, the condition of this BOND shall be such that: If the PRINCIPAL shall remedy, without cost to the OBLIGEE, all defects which may develop during the period of one (1) year from the date of completion by the PRINCIPAL and final acceptance of the OBLIGEE of the WORK performed in accordance with the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, which defects, in the sole judgment of the OBLIGEE, shall be caused by or shall result from defective or inferior materials or workmanship, and if the PRINCIPAL shall satisfy all claims and demands arising from or related to such defects or growing out of such defects. and if the PRINCIPAL shall indemnify completely and shall save harmless the OBLIGEE from any and all costs and damages which the OBLIGEE may sustain or suffer by reason of the failure so to do; and if the PRINCIPAL shall reimburse completely and shall pay to the OBLIGEE any and all costs and expenses which the OBLIGEE may incur by reason of anv such default or failure of the PRINCIPAL, then this BOND shall be void; otherwise, this BOND shall be and shall remain in full force and effect.

 

The PRINCIPAL and the SURETY agree that any alterations, changes and/or additions to the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, and/or any alterations, changes and/or additions to the WORK to be performed in accordance with the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, and/or any alterations, changes and/or additions to the CONTRACT, and/or any giving by the OBLIGEE of any extensions of time for the performance of the WORK in accordance with the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, and/or any act of forbearance of either the PRINCIPAL or the OBLIGEE toward the other with respect to the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, and/or the reduction of any percentage to be retained by the OBLIGEE as permitted by the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, shall not release, in any manner whatsoever, the PRINCIPAL and the SURETY, or either of them, or their heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns from liability and obligations under this BOND; and the SURETY for value received, does waive notice of any such alterations, changes, additions, extensions of time, acts of forbearance and/or reduction of retained percentage.

 

In Witness Whereof, the PRINCIPAL and the SURETY cause this BOND to be signed, sealed and delivered this ___________day of __________________, 20____.

 

 

 

 

(INDIVIDUAL PRINCIPAL)

 

 

__________________________________ (Seal)

(Signature of Individual)

 

Witness:

 

 

_______________________________

 

 

Trading and Doing Business as:

 

 

___________________________________

 

 

 

(PARTNERSHIP PRINCIPAL)

 

 

___________________________________ (Seal)

(Name of Partnership)

 

Witness:

 

____________________________ By:________________________________ (Seal)

(Partner)

 

Witness:

____________________________ By:________________________________ (Seal)

(Partner)

 

 

Witness:

____________________________ By:________________________________ (Seal)

(Partner)

 

 

Witness:

____________________________ By:________________________________ (Seal)

(Partner)

 

(CORPORATION PRINCIPAL)

 

 

________________________________________

(Name of Corporation)

 

By:_____________________________________

(Vice) President

 

Attest:

 

_____________________________________

(Assistant Secretary)

 

 

 

(Corporate Seal)

 

(OR,  IF APPROPRIATE)

 

________________________________________

(Name of Corporation)

 

By:_____________________________________

(Authorized Representative)

 

(CORPORATION SURETY)

 

____________________________________

(Name of Corporation)

 

By:_________________________________

(Attorney-In-Fact)

 

 

Witness:

 

_____________________________________

 

 

 

(Corporate Seal)

 

 

 

 

 

**  Attach an appropriate Power of Attorney, valid and in effect as of the date of this affidavit, evidencing the authority of the  Attorney-In-Fact to act in behalf of the corporation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATEMENT ACCEPTING PROVISIONS OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACT

 

 

 

STATE OF  __________________________

 

ss.

 

COUNTY OF _________________________

 

 

 

The undersigned contractor has accepted the provisions of the Workers' Compensation Act of Pennsylvania, with all supplements, and has insured liability thereunder in accordance with the terms thereof with the insurance company whose signature is attached hereto.

 

For Individual

 

______________________________(SEAL)

 

FOR CORPORATION

 

 

____________________________________

(Name of Corporation)

 

By:_________________________________

(Official Title)

 

Attest:____________________________

(Secretary or Asst. Secretary)

 

      FOR PARTNERSHIP

 

 

____________________________________

(Name of Partnership)

 

By:_________________________________(SEAL)

 

 

 

____________________________________(SEAL)

(Partners)

 

 

____________________________________(Name of Insurance Company)

 

 

By:_________________________________

(Attorney-In-Fact)

 

 

STIPULATION AGAINST LIENS

 

WHEREAS, ___________________________________, hereinafter called the CONTRACTOR, has entered into a CONTRACT, dated __________________, 20___, with ________________________

________________________________________ hereinafter called the CITY, to provide materials and perform labor necessary for the manufacture and furnishing of the: as set forth in the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS as prepared by the City of Reading.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby stipulated and agreed by and between the said parties, as part of the said CONTRACT, and for the consideration therein set forth, that neither the undersigned CONTRACTOR, any SUBCONTRACTOR or material man, nor any other person furnishing labor or materials to the said CONTRACTOR under this CONTRACT shall file a lien, commonly called a mechanic's lien, for WORK done or materials furnished for the above manufacture.

 

This stipulation is made and shall be filed with the Berks County Prothonotary within ten (10) days after execution, in accordance with the requirements of Section 1402 of the Mechanics Lien Law of 1963 of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in such case provided.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused the signature of their proper officers to be affixed thereto on this ______________day of___________________  20___ .

 

(SEAL)

 

_________________________ BY:______________________

(CITY OF READING)

TITLE:____________________

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

BY:_______________________

 

TITLE:_____________________

 

 

 

 

(SEAL) ___________________________

(CONTRACTOR)

 

ATTEST: BY:______________________

 

TITLE:___________________

 

 

BY:________________________

 

TITLE:______________________

 

INDEMNITY AGREEMENT & HOLD HARMLESS

 

 

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:

 

WHEREAS, the undersigned has entered into a contract with the CITY OF READING, dated _________________, 20 __, providing for the _____________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________City of Reading, Pennsylvania.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the award of said contract to the undersigned, ___________________, as well as in further consideration of the sum of ONE DOLLAR ($1.00) in hand paid to the said _________________by the City of Reading, receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, the said ____________________ agrees to indemnify and save harmless the CITY OF READING, its officers, agents, servants, and employees against any and all loss, damage, costs and expenses which the said CITY may hereafter suffer, incur, be put to or pay by reason of any bodily injury (including death) or damage to property arising out of any act or omission in performance of the work undertaken under the aforesaid contract.

 

EXECUTED this _____ day of ____________________, 20__.

 

By: ______________________________

 

Title: ___________________________

 

 

ATTEST:

 

________________________

 

 

________________________

(Title)

 

NOTICE TO PROCEED

 

 

 

TO:

 

 

 

 

Project_____________________________________

 

Contract No.________________________________

 

Amount of Contract__________________________

 

You are hereby notified to commence work on the referenced contract on or before ________________, 20___, and shall fully complete all of the work of said contract within______ consecutive calendar days thereafter.  Your completion date is therefore ______________, 20____.

 

The contract provides for an assessment of the sum of $______________ as liquidated damages for each consecutive calendar day after the above established contract completion date that the work remains incomplete.  

 

Dated this _________day of ______________, 20___.

 

 

By_________________________________

 

Title________________________________

 

ACCEPTANCE OF NOTICE

 

Receipt of foregoing Notice to Proceed is hereby acknowledged

 

By ____________________________________________________________

 

this ___________day of __________________ 20_____.

 

By ________________________________

 

Title _____________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAVIS-BACON LABOR & INDUSTRY WAGE RATES

 

TO: ALL CONTRACTORS

 

FROM: City of Reading Community Development

 

RE: Davis Bacon Prevailing Wage Act

 

Because of the use of federal funding, below is a checklist of items that contractors are required to properly complete and submit in order for the CD Office to process the first payment request:

 

IRS Number

 

Certified Payrolls

 

Certificate Appointing Officer or Employee To Supervise Payment of Employees

 

Contractor or Subcontractor Certification

 

Attachments I and II

 

Affirmative Action Plan  (for contracts over $100,000)

 

Section 3 Certification (for contracts over $100,000)

 

Section 3 Statement  

 

Equal Employment / Section III Questionnaire

 

Construction Start Date

 

Fringe Benefit Plan

 

Workforce Roster

 

Apprenticeship Agreements (If Apprentice's work on project)

 

It is the GENERAL CONTRACTOR'S responsibility to explain, obtain and review the above documentation from their subcontractors.  The Community Development Office will accept only documentation forwarded by the General Contractor.

 

NOTICE

 

WAGE RATES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED 10 DAYS PRIOR TO THE BID DUE DATE.

 

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

G.1 SUB-HEADINGS.  The paragraph headings are inserted in these provisions and the following specifications for convenience only and shall not be considered as interpreting or limiting the 

application of paragraphs.

 

G.2 DEFINITIONS.  The following terms and expressions used in this contract and specifications shall be understood as follows:

 

The expression "The City" shall mean the City of Reading, Pennsylvania, the party of the first part to this contract.

 

The word "Engineer" shall mean the Engineer, Architect, or other official in direct charge of the work for the City or his authorized representative as designated by the applicable Director.

 

The word "Inspector" shall mean an inspector of the City assigned to the inspection of materials, structures and workmanship under this contract.

 

The word "Contractor" shall mean the party of the second part to this contract, whether a corporation, partnership, or individual.

 

The word "Specifications" shall mean the specifications describing the work, the drawings, and the general provisions.

 

The word "Drawings/Plans" shall mean the general drawings, plans, maps, diagrams or illustrations accompanying these specifications, and such supplementary drawings as may be furnished from time to time.

 

The term "Materials" as used herein includes, in addition, to materials incorporated in the project used or to be used in the operation thereof, equipment and other materials used and/or consumed in the performance of the work.

 

Wherever in the specifications the words "to be," "to be done," "if," "as," "directed," "required," "permitted," "ordered," "instructed," "designated," "considered necessary," or words of like import are used, it shall be understood that the direction, requirement, permission, order, instruction, designation or decision of the Engineer is intended, and similarly the words "approved," "acceptable," "satisfactory," or words of like import, shall mean approved by, acceptable or satisfactory to, the applicable Director or the Engineer, unless the context show that another meaning is plainly intended.

 

G.3 SPECIFICATIONS AND DRAWINGS.  The specifications and drawings are intended to cover all of the work that is known to be required to effect a complete installation.  They are intended to be mutually explanatory of each other, but should any discrepancy or inconsistency appear or any misunderstanding arise as to the import of anything contained in either the specifications or the drawings, the interpretation of the doubtful portions will be made by the Engineer, whose decision shall, in all cases, be final and binding on the Contractor.Any materials or workmanship obviously necessary to satisfactory completion shall be furnished and installed whether or not specifically shown or mentioned.  Any corrections of errors or omissions in the specifications or drawings, or both, may be made by the Engineer when such correction is necessary for the proper fulfillment of their intention as determined by him/her.  Figures shall have preference over scale in reading dimensions.  Copies of the specifications and drawings shall be kept constantly at the work.  Any supplementary or detail drawings which may be made by the Engineer subsequent to the date of this contract, relating to the work herein contemplated, as showing more particularly the details of the work to be done, or specifications and the drawings furnished by the Contractor and approved by the Engineer, are, and are to be held to be, controlling parts of this contract insofar as they do not conflict with other provisions of the contract.

 

If the Contractor, in the course of the work, finds any discrepancy between the plans and the physical conditions of the locality, or any errors or omissions in the plans or in the layout as given by the points and instructions furnished by the Engineer, it shall be his duty to inform the Engineer, in writing, and the Engineer shall promptly verify the same.  Any work done after such discovery, until authorized, will be done at the Contractor's risk.

 

G.4 ENGINEER TO DECIDE.  All work under this contract shall be done in a manner acceptable to the Engineer, who shall determine the amount, quality, acceptability and fitness of the several kinds of work and material which are to be paid for hereunder, and shall decide all questions which may arise as to measurements of quantities and the fulfillment of the conditions of this contract on the part of the Contractor.

 

G.5 WORK TO BE DONE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SPECIFICATIONS AND DRAWINGS.  The work at all stages of its completion must conform with the specifications and drawings and with the lines and grades and other instructions of the Engineer, as given from time to time during the progress of the work.  In no case will any work in excess of the requirements of the drawings as interpreted by the Engineer be paid for unless authorized in writing by the Engineer.

 

G.6 RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES IS RESERVED.  The City reserves the right to make alterations in the location, lines, grade, plan, form dimensions, numbers or materials of the work herein contemplated, either before or after the commencement of construction.  If such alterations diminish the amount of work to be done, they shall not form the basis for a claim for damage or for loss of anticipated profits from the work which may be dispensed with; if they increase the amount of work, such increase shall be paid for according to the quantity of work actually done and at prices stipulated for such work under this contract.  All work actually done under a unit price (where applicable) contract, whether more or less than the quantity estimated or specified, shall be paid for by the determined units, on the basis of the bid per unit in the proposal.

 

G.7 EXTENSION OF TIME.  If the Contractor is delayed at any time in the progress of the work by any act or neglect of the City, or by City employees, or by any other contractor employed by the City, or by changes ordered in the work, or by strikes, lockouts, fire, unusual delay in transportation, unavoidable casualties or any causes beyond the Contractor's control, or by any cause which the Engineer shall decide to justify the delay, then the time of completion shall be extended for such reasonable time as the Engineer may decide subject to the approval of the applicable Director. 

 

No such extension shall be made for delay due to rejection of defective materials or workmanship or for any delay occurring more than seven (7) days before claim therefore is made in writing to the Engineer.  In the case of a continuing cause of delay, only one claim is necessary.

 

If no schedule or agreement stating dates upon which drawings shall be furnished is made, then no claim for delay shall be allowed because of any delay in the furnishing of drawings to the Contractor.

 

G.8  ADEQUATE PLANT AND METHODS.  The Contractor shall furnish such construction plant and use such methods and appliances as will secure a satisfactory quality of work and a rate of progress which will insure the completion of the work within the time specified.  Before starting the installation of the construction plant, the Contractor shall submit to the Engineer, for approval, a plan showing the general arrangement of the plant to be installed and the proposed facilities for storage of materials and equipment.  If at any time the plant or any portion of it shall appear to the Engineer to be, or likely to become, inadequate, incomplete, faulty or unsafe, the Contractor shall promptly obey the orders of the Engineer to supplement or to remove or replace the same; but the failure of the Engineer to issue such orders shall not relieve the Contractor of his responsibility for the efficiency, adequacy and safe operation of the plant.

 

He shall cover and protect his work from damage, and all injury to the same, before completion of the contract.

 

He shall be financially responsible for all damage to the party of the first part or its property, to other contractors, to the neighboring premises, or to any private or personal property, for any cause whatsoever, during the period of the contract.

 

G.9  WORKERS.  The Contractor shall employ only competent and skillful employees to do the work, and whenever the Engineer shall notify the Contractor, in writing, that any person on the work is, in his/her opinion, incompetent, unfaithful or disorderly, uses threatening or abusive language to any official having supervision of the work, or is in any other way unsatisfactory, such person shall be discharged from the work and shall not again be employed on it except with the consent of the Engineer.

 

Neither party shall employ or hire any employee of the other party without the latter's consent.

 

G.10  WAGES.  All employees directly employed on this work shall be paid wages which shall in no event be less than the minimum hourly wage rates for skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled labor prescribed by the Commonwealth of PA Prevailing Wage Act, P.L. 987 as may be amended, if applicable.

 

G.11  PENALTY FOR FAILURE TO LIVE UP TO MINIMUM WAGE CONTRACT.  A penalty shall be exacted from the Contractor in an amount equal to twice the difference between the minimum wage contained in the prescribed wage rates, and the wage actually paid to each laborer or mechanic for each day during which he has been employed at a wage less than that prescribed.

 

G.12  INSPECTORS TO REPORT VIOLATIONS.  Every person assigned as an Inspector of the work to be performed under this contract, in order to aid in enforcing the fulfillment of the minimum wage requirements thereof, shall, upon observation or investigation, report to the applicable Director, all violations of minimum wage stipulations, together with the name of each laborer or mechanic who has been paid a wage less than that prescribed, and the day or days of such violation.

 

G.13  PENALTIES TO BE WITHHELD FROM MONEYS DUE THE CONTRACTOR.  

All minimum wage violation penalties shall be withheld and deducted for the use of the City from any moneys due the Contractor by the City; provided, that if the Contractor subsequently pays to all laborers and mechanics the balance of the amounts stipulated as minimum wages, the City shall pay to the Contractor the amounts so withheld.

 

G.14  CONTRACTOR'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR EMPLOYEES.  The Contractor 

hereby assumes all responsibility for himself/herself, his/her  agents and employees growing out of connection with the execution of the work called for by this contract, for the violation of, City ordinances and the laws governing contract work in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  The Contractor further agrees to hold the City of Reading harmless from all responsibility for employees on this work under the Workmen's Compensation Act of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and to carry insurance on his/her employees, as provided thereby.

 

G.15  CONTRACTOR REPRESENTED ON THE WORK.  The Contractor shall give personal attention constantly to the faithful prosecution of the work and shall be present, either in person or by a competent superintendent, on the site of the work, continuously during its progress.  Such representative shall have authority to receive and to act without delay upon all instructions of the Engineer or assistants in the prosecution of the work in conformity with the contract.

 

Insofar as it is practicable, all orders given by the Engineer to the Contractor shall be in writing.  In those cases where orders are given orally they shall be confirmed in writing.  Orders or directions, written or oral, from the Engineer, delivered to the Contractor's office shall be considered as delivered to the Contractor.

 

G.16  REPRESENTATIVE MUST BE PRESENT.  In case the Engineer or a representative may at any time have occasion to give directions regarding the work for the reason that the same is not, in the Engineer's opinion, being carried out in accordance with the provisions of this contract, and should there be no responsible representative of the Contractor on the ground empowered to receive such instructions, the Engineer or a representative shall order that particular portion of the work to be stopped until such representative of the Contractor appears and receives instructions.  It is hereby agreed that suspensions of the work for such cause shall not entitle the Contractor to claims for damage of any kind, nor to an extension of the time in which to complete the work to be done under this contract.

 

G.17 LEGAL ADDRESS OF CONTRACTOR.  The address given in the bid or proposal upon which this contract is based is hereby designated as the legal address where all notices, letters and other communications to the Contractor shall be mailed or delivered prior to the beginning of the work provided for in this contract.  The delivery at the above-named place, or depositing in a post-paid wrapper directed to the above place, in any post office box regularly maintained by the post office, of any notice, letter or other communication to the Contractor, shall be deemed sufficient service thereof upon the Contractor and the date of said service shall be the date of such delivery or mailing.

 

G.18  CHANGE IN ADDRESS.  Such address may be changed at any time by an instrument in writing executed and acknowledged by the Contractor and delivered to the City.  Nothing herein contained shall be deemed to preclude or render inoperative the service of any notice, letter or other communication upon the Contractor personally.

 

G.19  LAWS, ORDINANCES AND REGULATIONS.  The Contractor shall be fully informed as to all laws, ordinances and regulations in any manner affecting those engaged or employed in the work, or the materials used in the work, or in any way affecting the conduct of the work, and of all orders and decrees of bodies or tribunals having any jurisdiction over the same, if any discrepancy or inconsistency shall be discovered in this contract, specifications or drawings, in relation to any such law, ordinance, population, order or decree, the contractor shall immediately report the same in writing to the Engineer.  At all times the Contractor shall observe and comply with all laws, ordinances, regulations, orders and decrees which may be in effect during the progress of this contract; and shall indemnify and save harmless the City and its officers and employees against any claim or liability arising from the violation of any legal requirement in the prosecution of this contract.

 

G.20  INDEMNIFICATION OF CITY.  In case any action at law, proceeding in eminent domain, or suit in equity may or shall be brought against the party of the first part, or any of its offices or agents, for or on account of the failure, omission or neglect of the Contractor or the subcontractors, his/her or their employees or agents, to do and perform any of the covenants acts, matters, or things by this contract undertaken to be done or performed by the Contractor or subcontractors, his/her or their employees or agents, or for any injury or damage caused by the negligence of the Contractor or subcontractors, his/her or their employees or agents, or for damage or injury for which the Contractor undertakes responsibility under the provisions of this contract, the Contractor shall immediately assume and take charge of the defense to such actions, proceedings or suits in like manner and to all intents and purposes, as if said actions, proceedings or suits had been brought directly against the Contractor; and the Contractor shall also indemnify and save harmless the party of the first part, its officers and agents, of and from all loss, cost or damage whatever arising out of such actions, proceedings or suits as may or shall be brought as aforesaid.

 

G.21  SUITS AND CLAIMS.  The Contractor agrees to indemnify and save harmless the City of Reading, the applicable Director, the Engineer, and their assistants, from all suits or actions of every name and description, either in law or in equity, including proceedings in eminent domain for the recovery of consequential damages, or for or on account of use of patented appliance, brought against them or either of them, or for any damage or injuries received or sustained by any party or parties, person or persons, natural or artificial, either in the performance or as a result of the work under this agreement, regardless of whether such suits, actions or proceedings brought are based or grounded upon negligence of the Contractor, the subcontractors, or his/her or their agents, servants or employees.  The Contractor further agrees that all or as much of the monies due under this agreement as shall be or may be considered necessary by the applicable Director, shall or may be retained, without any liability of the City to the Contractor, for interest thereon because of the retention thereof, until all such suits, proceedings or claims have been settled or terminated, and satisfactory evidence to that effect furnished to the applicable Director, provided however, that no such monies shall be retained by the City after six (6) years following the completion and acceptance of the work under the contract, excepting for or on account of claims filed or suits or proceedings begun before the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations.

 

G.22  RESPONSIBILITY FOR INJURY.  The Contractor shall assume all responsibility for loss, damage or injury to persons or property arising out of the nature of the work, from the actions of the elements, or from any unforeseen or unusual difficulties over which the City has no control, in addition to and without limiting the Contractor's liability under the other provisions of the contract.

 

G.23  CONTRACTOR'S CLAIMS FOR DAMAGE.  If the Contractor claims 

compensation for any damage alleged to have been sustained by reason of any act or omission on the part of the City or any of its agents, he shall, within one (1) week after the sustaining of such damage, make a written statement to the Engineer of the nature of the damage sustained, and shall, on or before the fifteenth (15th) day of the month succeeding that in which any such damage shall have been sustained, file with the Engineer an itemized statement of the details and amounts of such damage, and unless such statement shall be made as so required, the claim for compensation shall be forfeited and invalid, and the Contractor shall not be entitled to payment on account of any such damage.

 

G.24  LINES AND GRADES.  All lines and grades will be given by the Engineer, but the Contractor shall provide such material and give such assistance therefore as may be required by the Engineer, and the marks so given shall be carefully preserved.  The Contractor shall keep the Engineer informed, a reasonable time in advance, of the time and places a which he/she intends to work, in order that lines and grades may be furnished and necessary measurements for record and payment made with the minimum inconvenience to the Engineer or delay to the Contractor.  No claim for extra payment will be allowed for the cost to the Contractor of any material, work or delay occasioned by giving lines and grades, or making necessary measurements or inspections, as all such cost shall be considered to have been included in the price bid for the work.

 

G.25  INSPECTION.  The Engineer will appoint such person or persons as may be deemed necessary to inspect properly the materials furnished and the work done under this contract, and to see that the same correspond strictly with these specifications.  Such materials and workmanship shall always be subject to the approval of the Engineer, but no inspection, approval or acceptance of any part of the work herein contracted for or of the materials used therein, nor any payment on account thereof, shall prevent the rejection of said work or materials at any time thereafter during the existence of this contract, should said work or materials be found to be defective, or not in accordance with the requirements of the contract.

 

The Contractor shall permit, or secure permission for the Engineer or a duly authorized Inspector or representative to enter any manufactory, shop or other place where any material for, or part of the work is being prepared, manufactured or constructed, at any time when such work is in progress.  The Contractor shall furnish and prepare, or cause to be furnished or prepared, without charge, all such assistance, appliances, samples of materials and test specimens as may be ordered by the Engineer or such Inspector or representative for the purpose of making official tests and investigations.  The Engineer shall be notified of the time and place of preparation, manufacture or construction of any material for, or part of the work which he/she may wish to inspect before delivery at the site of the work.  Such notification shall be give a sufficient time in advance of the beginning of the work on such material or part to allow arrangements to be made for inspection and testing.

 

G.26  NIGHT WORK.  No night work, except for the inspection of lighting, requiring the presence of the Engineer or Inspector will be permitted except in case of emergency, and then only with the written consent of the Engineer and to such an extent as may be judged necessary.

 

G.27  SUNDAY WORK.  No Sunday work will be permitted, except in case of great emergency, and then only with the written consent of the Engineer, and to such extent as is absolutely necessary.

 

G.28  NO WORK IN BAD WEATHER.  No work shall be done under this contract when, in the opinion of the Engineer, the weather is unsuitable for good and careful work to be performed.  No concrete work shall be done on days on which the temperature falls below 25 degrees Fahrenheit.  Should the severity of the weather continue such that the work cannot be prosecuted successfully, the Contractor, upon order of the Engineer, shall cease all such work until directed to resume the same.  In the latter case, suitable extension of time shall be allowed to compensate for time actually lost as provided for in Article G.7.

 

G.29.  NOT TO SUBLET OR ASSIGN.  The Contractor shall give personal attention constantly to the faithful prosecution of the work and shall not assign, transfer, convey, sublet or otherwise dispose of this contract, or his/her title, right or interest in or to the same or any part thereof, nor shall the Contractor assign, by power of attorney or otherwise, any of the monies due or to become due, nor issue any order or orders or drafts on the Controller or Treasurer of the City of Reading for any monies due or to become due under this contract, unless by and with the consent of the City first duly had and obtained by resolution entered upon the minutes of said City.

 

G.30  RIGHT OF PROPERTY IN MATERIALS.  Nothing in this contract shall be considered as vesting in the Contractor any right of property in materials used, after they shall have been attached to or incorporated in the work, nor in materials which have been estimated for partial payment, but all such materials, upon being so attached, incorporated or estimated, shall become the property of the City.

 

G.31  DEFECTIVE MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP.  No materials of any kind shall be used until they have been examined and approved by the Engineer, who shall have full power to condemn any work and materials not in accordance with the specifications, and to require the Contractor to remove any work or materials so condemned.  Inspections of the work shall not relieve the Contractor from any of his/her obligations to fulfill the contract as herein described, and defective work shall be made good, and unsuitable materials may be rejected, notwithstanding that such work or materials may have been previously overlooked by the Engineer and accepted or estimated for payment if the work or any part thereof shall be found defective at any time before the final acceptance of the whole work, the Contractor shall immediately make good such defect in a manner satisfactory to the Engineer, and if any material brought upon the ground for use in the work shall be condemned by the Engineer as unsuitable or not in conformity with the drawings or specifications, the Contractor shall forthwith remove such materials from the vicinity of the work.  If the Contractor shall fail to remove or replace any defective or damaged materials or work after reasonable notice, the Engineer may cause such material or work to be removed or replaced, and the expense thereof shall be borne by the Contractor.

 

G.32  RESPONSIBILITY FOR WORK.  The Contractor shall be held responsible for any or all materials or work to the full amount of all payments made thereon, and shall be required to make good, at his/her own cost, any injury or damage which said materials or work may have sustained from any source or cause whatever before its final acceptance.

 

G.33  CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH CITY MAY COMPLETE WORK.  If the work to be done under this contract shall be neglected or abandoned, or the contract or any claim thereunder shall be assigned by the Contractor otherwise than as herein specified, or if at any time the Engineer shall be of the opinion, and shall so certify in writing to the City's representative, that the rate of progress is insufficient or that the work, or any part thereof, is unnecessarily or unreasonably delayed, or that the Contractor is violating any of the provisions of this contract or carelessly executing any portion of the work, the City may notify the Contractor and surety in writing to fulfill the conditions of the Contract; and should the Contractor or the surety fail to comply with said notice within ten (10) days, the City may notify the Contractor and the surety to discontinue all work, or any part thereof; and thereupon the Contractor and the surety shall discontinue said work, or said part thereof as the City may designate; and the City may thereupon, by contract or otherwise, as it may determine, complete the work or such part thereof, and charge the expenses thereof to the Contractor or the surety; and may take possession of and use therein such materials, animals, machinery, equipment, implements and tools of every description as may be found upon the work.  The expense so incurred shall be deducted and paid by the City out of any monies then due or to become due the Contractor under this contract; or any part thereof; and in case such expense is less than the sum which would have been payable under this contract if the same had been completed by the Contractor, the Contractor shall be entitled to receive the difference, and in case such expense shall exceed the latter sum, the Contractor or the surety shall pay the amount of such excess to the party of the first part.

 

G.34  ALL PARTS OF WORK COVERED.  The Contractor further agrees that the following clauses relative to the construction of the work shall apply to each and all of the separate parts of the work, as though specially mentioned under the different headings in the specifications:

 

Delivery of Materials - The Contractor shall be entirely responsible for delivery of all materials to the site of the work, making the arrangements therefore.

Engineer Shall Measure - No work shall be covered over or filled in until it shall have been inspected by the Engineer.

Materials Properly Stored - The materials to be used in construction shall be protected from deterioration and damage, and shall be so disposed of as not to endanger the work and in such manner that full access may be had at all times to all work under construction or completed.

Surplus Materials Removed - All parts of the work shall be kept in as neat and orderly condition as circumstances will permit and upon completion of the work, all surplus materials, earth, sand, rubbish and refuse of every kind, and all tools, machinery, equipment and other materials belonging to the Contractor shall be removed from the construction works and adjoining premises so as to leave everything in an acceptable condition, within a week after receipt of final certificate.

 

G.35  ESTIMATED QUANTITIES APPROXIMATE.  In unit price contracts, the quantities of the various classes of work to be done and materials to be furnished under this contract, as estimated by the Engineer and listed in Specifications, attached hereto, are approximate and only for the purpose of comparing, on a uniform basis, the bids offered for the work under this contract; and neither the City nor the Council nor any member of the Council of the City of Reading is to be held responsible if any of the said estimated quantities shall be found to be not even approximately correct in the construction of the work; and the Contractor shall make no claim for damages on anticipated profits or loss of profit, because of a difference between the quantities of the various items of work actually done or materials actually furnished and the estimated quantities stated in the Specifications, or because of the entire omission of any of the quantities or items stated in the Specifications.

 

G.36  EXTRA WORK.  The Contractor shall do any work not herein otherwise provided for which, in the opinion of the Engineer, is necessary for the proper completion of the work, but not such work will be allowed or paid for except on a written order of the Engineer, and there shall be no claim for extra work or materials or for damage sustained except under this Article.  The extra work order issued by the Engineer shall specify the basis of payment for the extra work.  Any extra work or changes in the work involving changes in the plans and/or specifications shall be approved by the applicable Director, prior to the execution of the work.

 

G.37  MONTHLY ESTIMATES.  Current payments for work done under this contract will be made as follows: on invoices submitted by the Contractor and approved by the Engineer or Architect.  Ten percent (10%) of each General Contractor invoice request shall be retained by the City on this contract until it is completed up to City codes and contract specifications and approved by a City Official or person representing a City Official Architect or Engineer.

 

It is further agreed and understood that inclusion of any portion of the work in the monthly estimate shall not be construed as final approval or acceptance of the same.

 

G.38  CONTRACTOR SHALL PREPARE FOR FINAL INSPECTION.  Upon the 

completion of the work the Contractor shall tear down and remove all temporary buildings and structures built by the Contractor, remove and thoroughly clear away all debris, forms and surplus materials and leave the site of the work in a neat and satisfactory condition, and shall notify the Engineer when the work is ready for final inspection.

 

G.39  WORK TO BE PROPERLY PERFORMED.  It is expressly understood that acceptance of work and materials during construction will not imply final acceptance of the work, if the final inspection shall disclose faulty workmanship or materials; and all work of whatever kind that, during its progress and before it is finally accepted, may become damaged from any cause, shall be repaired in a manner satisfactory to the Engineer or, if necessary, shall be broken up and removed and replaced with good and satisfactory work by the Contractor at his own expense.  All work of every description shall be the best of its respective kind; and everything not particularly specified herein shall be done and finished in the best manner, and as is usual in first-class work of the several kinds.

 

Failure or neglect on the part of the Engineer, or any  authorized agents to condemn or reject any bad or inferior work or materials shall not be construed to imply an acceptance of such work or materials, if such bad or inferior materials or work becomes evident at any time prior to the final acceptance of the work and the release of the Contractor by the Council of the City of Reading; nor shall it be construed as barring the City of Reading at any subsequent time from the recovery for damages of such sum of money as may be needed to build a new all portions of the work in which fraud was practiced or improper materials hidden, whenever found.

 

G.40  ACCEPTANCE AND FINAL PAYMENT.  Upon receipt of written notice that the work is ready for final inspection and acceptance, the Engineer or Architect shall promptly make such inspection, and when he/she finds the work acceptable under the contract fully performed he/she shall promptly issue a final certificate, over his/her own signature, stating that the work provided for in this contract has been completed and is accepted under the terms and conditions thereof, and the entire balance found to be due the Contractor, including the retained percentage, shall be paid to the Contractor within (30) days after the execution of said final certificate.

 

G.41  WAIVER.  Neither acceptance by the City, or any of its officers or employees, nor any order, measurement or certificate by the Engineer, nor any order by the City Council for payment of money, nor any payment for, nor any extension of time, nor any possession taken by the City or its officers or employees, shall operate as a waiver of any portion of this contract or of any power herein reserved to the City, or of any right to damage herein provided; nor shall any waiver of any breach of this contract be held to be a waiver of any other or subsequent breach.  All remedies provided in this contract shall be taken and construed as cumulative; that is, in addition to each and every other remedy herein provided.

 

G.42  ACCEPTANCE OF FINAL CERTIFICATE.  The acceptance by the Contractor of payment of the final estimate shall be conclusive evidence of acceptance and approval of estimates, accounting and deductions, and of full payment by the City for all work, labor, materials and services done or furnished hereunder, and of full satisfaction, discharge, release and waiver of all claims and demand of; or on behalf of the Contractor against the City, arising out of this agreement and the execution thereof.  It is hereby further agreed that the Contractor shall not be entitled to demand or receive payment except in the manner set forth in this contract; and the Contractor further agrees that the final payment of the amount due under this contract and payment of the bills rendered for work done and materials furnished in accordance with any alterations of the same, shall release the City of Reading from any and all claims and liabilities on account of the work performed and materials furnished under said contract, or any alteration thereof.

 

G.43  MAINTENANCE AFTER COMPLETION.  The Performance Bond shall remain in force for one (1) year from the date of completion and acceptance of the work under this contract, as security against any and all damage which may result from defects of materials or workmanship which may become apparent prior to the expiration of the one-year maintenance period.  During this period the Contractor shall, promptly upon notification from the Engineer, repair all breaks and failures due to defects of material or workmanship at his own expense.  If the Engineer shall deem it necessary and shall so direct, such repairs shall be made within twenty-four (24) hours after service of notice.  If the Contractor unnecessarily delays making repairs ordered, or if delay would cause serious loss or damage, the City may undertake to have such repairs made or defects repaired without previous notice, and the expense of such repairs shall be borne by the Contractor or the surety.  The Contractor shall be responsible for any damage resulting to any person or property from any violation of the guarantee and from unnecessary delays in making repairs.

 

G.44  PRICES.  The City agrees to pay, and the Contractor agrees to receive, the price specified in the proposal submitted, as full compensation for furnishing all the materials called for, and for all labor and use of all machinery, equipment and tools necessary for executing the work contemplated in this contract; for all royalties, for patents and patented materials, appliances and processes; also for all loss or damage arising out of the nature of the work, or from the action of the elements, or from any unforeseen reasons, obstructions or difficulties which may be encountered in the prosecution of the work, for all risks of every description connected with the work, and for all expenses incurred by or in consequence of the suspension of discontinuance of said work as herein specified, and for well and faithfully completing the work, and the whole thereof, according to the specifications and drawings and the requirements of the Engineer under them.

 

G.45  NO EXTRA COMPENSATION.  The Contractor further agrees not to ask, demand, sue for, or recover for any extra compensation, for any materials furnished or work done under this contract, beyond the amounts payable for the several classes of work or kinds of materials herein enumerated, which shall be actually performed and furnished at the prices therefore herein agreed upon and fixed.

G.46  CONTRACTOR TO TAKE OUT ALL PERMITS.  The Contractor shall take out all necessary permits required by agencies of the City of Reading and/or all other governmental agencies; shall give all notices required by law or ordinances; shall pay all fees and charges incident to the due and lawful prosecution of the work covered by the contract, and shall comply with all laws and regulations relating to buildings and public highways.  All permits shall be at his expense.

 

G.47  NO CLAIM FOR EXTRA WORK.  No claim for extra work or material shall be allowed to the Contractor, unless before the performance of all such extra work the applicable Director shall have first authorized the same in writing, and the price or prices to be paid therefore shall first have been agreed upon in writing between the Director and the Contractor, and the same shall have been done or furnished under a written order from the Director given before the performance of such extra work or the furnishing of such extra materials.  All claims for extra work or materials in any month shall be made to the Director in writing before the fifteenth (15th) day of the following month, and failing to make such claim within the time required, the right of the Contractor to extra pay for such extra work or materials shall be deemed to have been waived and forfeited.

 

G.48  WORK TO BE DONE TO THE SATISFACTION OF THE CITY ENGINEER.  All the work under this contract shall be done to the satisfaction of the City Engineer, who shall in all cases determine the amount, quality, acceptability and fitness of the several amounts of work and materials which are to be paid for hereunder and shall decide all questions which may arise as to the measurement of quantities in the fulfillment of this contract on the part of the Contractor, and shall determine all questions respecting the true construction or meaning of the plans and specifications, and the determination and decision thereon shall be final and conclusive; and such determination and decision, in case any question shall arise, shall be a condition precedent to the right of the Contractor to receive any money hereunder.

 

G.49  ENGINEER TO INSPECT AND REJECT.  The Engineer shall inspect 

the materials furnished and the work done, and see that the same strictly correspond to the specifications, and he shall at all times have free access to the works, storehouse and yard of the Contractor, and shall be privileged to take such samples therefrom as he may deem necessary; and if the work, or any material brought on the grounds for the use of the work, or selected for the same, shall be condemned by the Engineer, as unsuitable or not in conformity with the specifications, the Contractor shall forthwith remove such materials from the work.

 

Before issuance of the final certificate the Contractor shall furnish evidence satisfactory to the Engineer that all payrolls, materials, bills and other indebtedness connected with the work have been paid.

 

It is understood and agreed by the parties hereto that the final estimate of the Engineer shall be evidence of the amount of work performed by the Contractor under and by virtue of this agreement, and shall be taken as the full measure of the compensation to be received by the Contractor.  The aforesaid estimate shall be based upon the contract price for the furnishing of all the different materials and labor, and the performance of all the work mentioned in this contract, including the specifications, and where there may be any ambiguity therein, the Engineer's instructions shall be considered explanatory and the decision shall be final.

 

No inspection, approval or acceptance of any of the work herein contracted for, or of the materials used herein, or any payment on account thereof shall prevent the party of the first part from objecting to the acceptance of said work or materials at any time during the existence of this contract.  Neither the inspection of the applicable Director, or Division Head, or the City Engineer or any of their employees nor any order, measurement or certificate by the City Engineer nor any order by the Director for the payment of money, nor any payment for, or acceptance of, the whole or any part of the work, by the Director of the Division of Planning, nor any extension of time, nor any possession taken by the Director or his employees, shall operate as a waiver of any provision of this contract, or any power herein reserved to the party of the first part, or of any right to damage herein provided; nor shall any waiver of any breach of this contract be held to be a waiver of any other subsequent breach.

 

Any remedy provided in this contract shall be taken and construed as cumulative; that is, in addition to each and every other remedy herein provided; and in addition to all other suits, actions or legal proceedings the party of the first part shall be entitled to as of right.

 

G.50  CONTRACTOR NOT TO DISCOMMODE PRIVATE COMPANIES.  The Contractor shall afford while the work is underway, the necessary facilities to any and all companies owning railway tracks, pipes, subway ducts, or other surface, sub-surface or super-surface construction on the line of the work, in the preservation of the same from injury, all without charge therefore the expense to the City.

 

G.51  EXAMINATIONS.  At any time before or after completion of the work, should the City Engineer require it, the Contractor shall make such openings, and to such extent, through such part or parts of the work, as the City Engineer may direct, and shall restore the work so distributed to the satisfaction of the City Engineer; and should the work, in the opinion of the City Engineer, whose decision shall be final and conclusive therein, be found faulty in any respect, the whole of the expense incurred thereby shall be defrayed by the Contractor, according to and upon the prices herein set forth, but if otherwise, by the City. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTARY GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

 

SUPPLEMENTARY GENERAL CONDITIONS

 

PENNSYLVANIA HUMAN RELATIONS ACT CONDITIONS

 

GENERAL

 

The CONTRACTOR shall conform to the provisions of Act No. 222 (October 27, 1955) and as amended and supplemented, known as the "Pennsylvania Human Relations Act", and in accordance with the provisions of the Regulations of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, as adopted March 8, 1974, 4 Pa.B. 409, amended March 7, 1975, 5 Pa. B. 434, 16 Pa. Code Chapter 49.

 

NON-DISCRIMINATION PROVISION

 

During the term of this CONTRACT, the CONTRACTOR shall agree to the following provisions

 

(a) The CONTRACTOR shall not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, independent contractor or any other person because of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age or sex.

 

The CONTRACTOR shall take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees or agents are treated during employment, without regard to their race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age or sex.  Such affirmative action shall include, but is not limited to, the following: Employment, upgrading, demotion, or transfer; recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training.

 

The CONTRACTOR shall post in conspicuous places, available to employees, agents, applicants for employment and other persons, a notice, to be provided by the OWNER, setting forth the provisions of this nondiscrimination clause.

 

(b) The CONTRACTOR shall in advertisements or requests for employment, placed by it or on its behalf, state that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age or sex.

 

(c) The CONTRACTOR shall send each labor union or workers' representative or understanding, a notice advising said labor union or workers' representative of its commitment to this nondiscrimination clause.  Similar notice shall be sent to every other source of recruitment regularly utilized by the CONTRACTOR.

 

SUPPLEMENTARY GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

1. Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act Provisions

 

The Contractor, if the contract is in excess of $2,000, and any of his subcontractors, shall comply with Sections 103 and 107 of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (40 USC 327- 330) as supplemented by Department of Labor Regulations contained in 29 CFR Part 5.

 

Under Section 103 of the Act, the Contractor and any of his subcontractors, shall be required to compute the wages of every mechanic and laborer on the basis of a standard work day of eight hours and a standard work week of forty hours.  Work in excess of the standard work day or week is permissible, provided the worker is compensated at a rate not less than one and one-half times the basic rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of eight hours in any calendar day or forty hours in any work week.  Section 5 of the Federal Labor Standards Provisions, for the Community Development Block Grant Program, dated 9/75, and appearing elsewhere in this Contract, sets forth in detail the Section 103 requirements.

 

Section 107 of the Act provides that no laborer or mechanic shall be required to work in surroundings or under working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous or dangerous to his health and safety, as determined under construction, safe and health standards promulgated by the Secretary of Labor.  These requirements do not apply to the purchase of supplies or materials or articles ordinarily available on the open market.

 

2. Lead-Based Paint Hazard

 

The Contractor is hereby specifically made aware of the HUD lead-based paint regulations, 24 CFR, Part 35, which are applicable to the construction or rehabilitation of residential structures.  To the extent that the subject matter of this Contract involves residential structures, the Contractor will comply with the lead-based paint regulations.

 

3. Compliance with Air and Water Acts

 

This Agreement is subject to the requirements of the Clean Air Act, as amended, 42 USC 1857 et seq., the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended, 32 USC 1251 et seq., and the regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency with respect thereto, at 40 CFR Part 15, as amended from time to time.

 

The Contractor and any of its subcontractors for work funded under this Agreement which is in excess of $100,000 agree to the following requirements:

 

(1) A stipulation by the Contractor or subcontractors that any facility to be utilized in the performance of any non-exempt contract or subcontract is not listed on the List of Violating Facilities issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pursuant to 40 CFR 15.20.

 

(2) Agreement by the Contractor to comply with all the requirements of Section 114 of the Clean Air Act, as amended, (42 USC 1857c-8) and Section 308 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act; as amended, (33 USC 1318) relating to inspection, monitoring, entry, reports and information, as well as all other requirements specified in said Section 114 and Section 308, and all regulations and guidelines issued thereunder.

 

(3) A stipulation that as a condition for the award of the Contract prompt notice will be given of any notification received from the Director, Office of Federal Activities, EPA, indicating that a facility utilized or to be utilized for the Contract is under consideration to be listed on the EPA List of Violating Facilities.

 

(4) Agreement by the Contractor that he will include or cause to be included the criteria and requirements in paragraph (1) through (4) of this Section in every non-exempt subcontract and requiring that the Contractor will take such action as the Government may direct as a means of enforcing such provision.

 

In no event shall any amount of the assistance provided under this Agreement be utilized with respect to a facility which has given rise to a conviction under Section ll3(c)(l) of the Clean Air Act or Section 309(c) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.

 

4. Interest of Members, Officers, or Employees of Pubic Body,

Member of Local Governing Body, or Other Public Officials

 

No member, officer, or employee of the Public Body, or its designees or agents, no member of the governing body of the locality in which the program is situated, and no other public official of such locality or localities who exercises any functions or responsibilities with respect to the program during his tenure or for one year thereafter, shall have any interest, direct or indirect, in any contract or subcontract, or the proceeds thereof, for work to be performed in connection with the program assisted under the Agreement.

 

5. Prohibition Against Payments of Bonus or Commission

 

The assistance provided under this Agreement shall not be used in the payment of any bonus or commission for the purpose of obtaining HUD approval of the application for such assistance, or HUD approval of applications for additional assistance, or any other approval or concurrence of HUD required under this Agreement, Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 or HUD regulations with respect thereto; Provided, however, that reasonable fees or bona-fide technical consultant managerial or other such services, other than actual solicitation, are not hereby prohibited if otherwise eligible as program costs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TECHNICAL SPECS

 

SECTION 01010

 

SUMMARY OF WORK

 

PART 1 GENERAL

 

1.1 SECTION INCLUDES

 

A. Project Location

 

B. Contract Description

 

C. Project Description

 

D. Separate Contracts

 

E. Alternates 

 

F. Work Sequence

 

G. Work by City

 

H. City Supplied Products

 

I. Building Owner Occupancy

 

J. Contractor's Use of Site and Premises

 

K. Special Requirements

 

1.2 PROJECT LOCATION

 

A. Project location is:

 

11 South 5th Street, Reading PA 19602 (the “BUILDING”) 

 

1.3 CONTRACT DESCRIPTION

 

A. Contract Type:  Lump Sum Price with Unit Price Extra Work Items as described on Bid Form

1.4 PROJECT DESCRIPTION

 

A. Structural rehabilitation of a subsurface utility vault and the sidewalk above it:

 

1. Utility vault 

a. Construct modifications to the existing utility vault as noted on the drawings, including required demolition, support and protection of utilities, maintenance of traffic, reinforcement of existing structural features, construction of new structural supports, and construction of new sidewalk.

 

b. Provide continuous access (via temporary bridging) to storefront entrance/egress points along with required traffic control and safety measures during the course of construction.  CONTRACTOR shall prepare a detailed WORK schedule for this project that minimizes the project duration while providing access to the storefront and doors along South 5th Street, between Penn Street and Cherry Street.  CONTRACTOR’s work is limited to South 5th Street – no portion of the Work shall extend onto Penn Street or Cherry Street.  Access to buildings from 17 South 5th Street and south to Cherry St. shall be maintained at all times and shall not be interrupted.     

 

2. Site Work

 

a. Provide, maintain, and remove at the completion of construction all required traffic control signage and barricades. 

b. Provide labor for manual traffic control as may be required.

c. Provide and maintain continuous access to the BUILDING entrance via temporary bridging. 

d. Provide canopy structure to exclude water from the utility vault and the BUILDING during construction.    

e. Provide demolition of existing sidewalk (and curbing if needed) to effect repairs of the vault.

f. Provide final restoration of the site including sidewalk and curbing construction.

g. Repair any and all incidental damage to the project site and the BUILDING, including BUILDING fascia.

h. CONTRACTOR is required to support and protect all utilities within the vault during the course of the WORK.  Any damage caused to existing utilities shall be repaired at no additional expense to the City or the BUILDING Owner.  Utility service shall not be interrupted during the course of the WORK unless prior permission has been obtained from the BUILDING Owner, the utility provider, and the CITY.

 

3. Durability of the Project 

 

This project has been designed to provide a long-term renovation of a sub- surface utility vault to provide a useful lifespan for the vault of 100 years             with the weather exposed sidewalk above having a 60 year useful life. The sidewalk above the vault has been designed in a manner that if it ever needs to be repaired or replaced, it can be removed from the top of the vault without causing damage to the vault. As a whole, the design incorporates measures to exclude, to the greatest extent possible, adverse environmental components such as moisture and de-icing salts from the interior of the vault to prevent the corrosion of critical structural components. On-going maintenance by the City at required intervals is required to ensure the longevity of the structural repairs. The design incorporates the use of construction methods and materials that will provide the greatest level of durability. Substitution of products or means of construction that do not support the durability of the design is prohibited. 

 

 

 

1.5 CONTRACT DESCRIPTION

 

A. There is a single General Contract for this project.  

 

 

B. Scope of Work for the contract is given below.

 

1. General construction:  The General Contractor shall perform all Work.  The Work shall include, but not be limited to, the items listed below under 1.5.B.1

 

a. Coordinating all required site work with the BUILDING Owner, the City of Reading, and the Engineer. To maintain access to the entrance to the BUILDING, the CONTRACTOR shall perform the Work required for this project during off peak hours (between 6:00 pm and 6:00 am, Monday through Friday) and on weekends.  An existing detour for work currently underway on the Penn Street bridge routes traffic past the work site, and the CONTRACTOR will not be allowed to impede the traffic lanes on South Fifth Street adjacent to the work area during the hours of 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. 

 

b. Provide and maintain all required traffic control signage, barricades, flag persons, and other required traffic and pedestrian control measures in accordance with PennDOT Publication 213 for a safe work zone for the duration of the project.  Traffic and Pedestrian Control measures shall be removed at the end of each work shift (as needed) to allow pedestrian and vehicular circulation.  Sidewalk extending north from Cherry Street to 17 South 5th Street must remain open at all times to allow access to building entrances. 

c. Furnish, install, and maintain pedestrian access to BUILDING ingress/egress points when the Work is not in progress.  Coordinate pedestrian access changes according to the approved work schedule to be provided to the City and the Engineer.  Pedestrian access measures shall be required until the concrete sidewalk is constructed and complete in place.  Utilize “Quick   Bridge” pedestrian bridge as provided by Mabey Inc.  Contact James Porreca at 412-475-6087.  Email: j.porreca@mabey.com.  

 

CONTRACTOR may propose other pedestrian access measures, but any system used shall be reviewed through the Submittal Process and bear the seal of an engineer licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to ensure the safety of the system.  Access measures shall be designed to be disassembled/reassembled/relocated on a daily basis to accommodate the construction schedule and provide access to the BUILDING when the Work is not in progress.     

 

d. Furnish and install all construction facilities and temporary controls as specified in Section 01500.  Temporary controls shall include the erection of a canopy structure to exclude water from the utility vault and the BUILDING during construction, temporary bridging system(s), and any other measures needed to secure the work site and provide for the safety of the public, the BUILDING, tenants, and invitees. 

 

e. Perform all required site cleaning and restoration.

 

f. Perform all required demolition as may be required to implement the project.  Remove all construction debris from the project site.

 

g. Support, protect, and maintain all utility piping, structural components, life/safety systems, and other utility infrastructure located within the utility vault during the course of the project.  Do not interrupt any utility services unless prior permission has been obtained from the utility provider and the BUILDING Owner.  

 

h. Temporary removal and reinstallation of the street light to the north of the utility vault if needed to accommodate construction.  Coordinate this activity with the City of Reading Department of Public Works.

 

i. Furnish and install all required structural upgrades to the utility vault including vertical and horizontal structural steel and accessories.

 

j. Construction of required reinforcements to existing walls and other structures within the vault as identified on the DRAWINGS, including but not limited to concrete footings and concrete or masonry walls.

 

k. Construction of steel decking and sidewalk above the utility vault.  Replace any curbing in the project area that was removed to facilitate the repair of the utility vault.

 

l. Maintain daily cleanliness, safety, and security of the work area. 

 

m. Obtain all required permits from the City of Reading to allow prosecution of the Work.

 

n. Arrange for and obtain all required inspections during the course of the Work and for the close-out of issued building code permits.

o. There shall be no access allowed to the interior of the BUILDING during the Work; the Work shall be limited to the utility vault.

 

 

1.6 ALTERNATES 

 

A. There are no Alternates to the Base Bid.

 

 

1.7 WORK SEQUENCE

 

A. The CONTRACTOR shall provide a Schedule for the project for review by the ENGINEER, and City of Reading that conforms with the Substantial and Final completion times required by the Contract.   The construction activities shall include:

 

1. Preliminary Activities

a. Mobilization

b. Install traffic control measures, worksite protection, and security measures,  

c. Select demolition

d. Install pedestrian access measures (to be removed and reassembled on a daily basis to accommodate the Work and provide access to the BUILDING entrances affected by the Work).

 

2. Construction

a. Demolition

b. Structure reinforcement 

c. Construct new structural components

d. Construct steel decking and new sidewalk 

 

3. Close-out Activities

a. Remove traffic and pedestrian control measures

b. Perform all clean-up and address punch list items.

c. Demobilization.

 

 

1.8 BUILDING OCCUPANCY

 

A. The BUILDING will be occupied during the entire period of construction for the conduct of normal or emergency operations.  Pedestrian access measures to the BUILDING shall be maintained during the course of the project until the new sidewalk is constructed.  The CONTRACTOR shall perform the Work required for this project during off peak hours (between 6:00 pm and 6:00 am, Monday through Friday) and on weekends.  An existing detour for work currently underway on the Penn Street bridge routes traffic past the work site, and the CONTRACTOR will not be allowed to impede the traffic lanes on South Fifth Street adjacent to the work area during the hours of 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday.    

 

B. Cooperate with BUILDING Owner to minimize conflict, and to facilitate BUILDING Owner and its tenant’s operations.

 

C. Schedule the Work to accommodate occupancy by BUILDING Owner and its tenants.

 

 

 

1.9 CONTRACTOR'S USE OF SITE AND PREMISES

 

A. Limit use of site and BUILDING to allow:

 

1. OWNER occupancy.

 

2. Work by OWNER.

 

3. Use of site and Building by the public and tenants.

 

B. Confine construction equipment, the storage of materials and equipment, and operations of workers to within the project site.  No Materials or equipment shall be stored within the BUILDING or block ingress/egress to the BUILDING.

 

C. Assume full responsibility for materials stored on site. 

 

D. Transport materials remaining at the completion of the Project for which the CITY will retain possession to a storage area designated by the CITY.

 

 

1.10 WORK BY CITY

 

A. None

 

1.11 CITY SUPPLIED PRODUCTS

 

A. None

 

1.12 SPECIAL CONDITIONS

 

 

A. Traffic Control – The CONTRACTOR is solely responsible for providing and maintaining all required traffic control to prosecute the Work.  Traffic control will include the closure of the sidewalk adjacent to the project area and the installation of signage required by PennDOT Publication 213.

 

B. Refer to special conditions denoted in Section 1.5.B related to required pedestrian access and hours for prosecution of the WORK.

 

PART 2 PRODUCTS

 

Not Used.

 

PART 3 EXECUTION

 

Not Used.

 

 

END OF SECTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION 01019

 

CONTRACT CONSIDERATIONS

 

PART 1 GENERAL

 

1.1 SECTION INCLUDES

 

A. Cash allowances

B. Inspecting and testing allowances

C. Schedule of values

D. Application for payment

E. Change procedures

F. Measurement and payment - unit prices

G. Alternatives

 

1.2 CASH ALLOWANCES

 

A. Costs Included in Cash Allowances:  Cost of product to CONTRACTOR or Subcontractor, less applicable trade discounts; delivery to site and applicable taxes.

 

B. Costs Not Included in Cash Allowances But Included in the Contract Price:  Product delivery to site and handling at the site, including unloading, uncrating, and storage; protection of Products from elements and from damage; and labor for installation and finishing.

 

C. ENGINEER'S Responsibilities:

 

1. Consult with CONTRACTOR for consideration and selection of products, suppliers, and installers.

 

2. Select products in consultation with CITY and transmit decision to CONTRACTOR.

 

3. Prepare Change Order.

 

D. CONTRACTOR'S Responsibilities:

 

1. Assist ENGINEER in selection of products, suppliers and installers.

 

2. Obtain proposals from suppliers and installers and offer recommendations.

 

3. On notification of selection by ENGINEER, execute purchase agreement with designated supplier and installer.

 

4. Arrange for and process shop drawings, product data, and samples.  Arrange for delivery.

 

5. Promptly inspect Products upon delivery for completeness, damage, and defects.  Submit claims for transportation damage.

 

E. Differences in costs will be adjusted by Change Order.

 

F. Allowances Schedule:

1. None is included in the Contract.  

 

 

1.3 INSPECTING AND TESTING ALLOWANCES

 

A. Costs Included in Inspecting and Testing Allowances:  Cost of engaging an inspecting or testing agency; execution of inspecting and tests; and reporting results.

 

B. Costs Not Included in the Inspecting and Testing Allowance But Included in the Contract Price:

 

1. Costs of incidental labor and facilities required to assist inspecting or testing agency.

 

2. Costs of testing services used by CONTRACTOR separate from Contract Document requirements.

 

3. Costs of retesting upon failure of previous tests as determined by ENGINEER.

 

C. Payment Procedures:

 

1. Submit one (1) copy of the inspecting or testing firm's invoice with next application for payment.

 

2. Pay invoice on approval by ENGINEER.

 

D. Inspecting and Testing Allowances Schedule:

 

1. None is provided for this CONTRACT. Contractor shall include required cost for testing of concrete in accordance with Section 033000 within the Bid price for the Work.  No separate payment will be provided for testing.

 

1.4 SCHEDULE OF VALUES

 

A. Submit a printed schedule on standard form.  CONTRACTOR'S standard form or electronic media printout will be considered.

 

B. Submit Schedule of Values in duplicate within ten (10) days after date of CITY/CONTRACTOR Agreement.

 

C. Format:  Use the Table of Contents of this Project Manual.  Identify each line item with number and title of the major specification Section.  Identify site mobilization, bonds and insurance, separately.

 

D. Include in each line item, the amount of Allowances specified in this section.  For unit cost allowances, identify quantities taken from Contract Documents multiplied by the unit cost to achieve the total for the item.

 

E. Include within each line item, a direct proportional amount of CONTRACTOR'S overhead and profit.

 

F. Revise schedule to list approved Change Orders, with each Application for Payment.

 

 

 

 

1.6 APPLICATIONS FOR PAYMENT

 

             A. Review quantities of completed work with Resident Project Representative prior to submission of application to ENGINEER.

 

B. Submit three (3) copies of each application on SSM standard form, or if approved, CONTRACTOR'S electronic media derived form.

 

C. Content and Format:  Use Schedule of Values for listing items in Application for Payment.

 

D. Payment Period:  Monthly.

 

E. Include wage rate certification forms required by CITY.

 

F. Include an updated construction progress schedule.

 

1.7 CHANGE PROCEDURES

 

A. The ENGINEER will advise of minor changes in the Work not involving an adjustment to Contract Price or Contract Time by issuing supplemental instructions.

 

B. The ENGINEER may issue a Notice of Change which includes a detailed description of a proposed change with supplementary or revised Drawings and specifications.  CONTRACTOR will prepare and submit an estimate within five (5) days.

 

C. The CONTRACTOR may propose changes by submitting a request for change to the ENGINEER, describing the proposed change and its full effect on the Work.  Include a statement describing the reason for the change, and the effect on the Contract Price and Contract Time with full documentation [and a statement describing the effect on Work by separate or other CONTRACTORS.  Document any requested substitutions in accordance with Section 01600. 

 

D. Stipulated Price Change Order:  Based on Notice of Change and CONTRACTOR'S price quotation or CONTRACTOR'S request for a Change Order as approved by ENGINEER.

 

E. Unit Price Change Order:  For contract unit prices and quantities, the Change Order will be executed on a fixed unit price basis.

 

F. Work Directive Change:  ENGINEER may issue a directive, on EJCDC 1910-8-F Work Directive Change signed by the CITY, instructing the CONTRACTOR to proceed with a change in the Work, for subsequent inclusion in a Change Order.  Document will describe changes in the Work, and designate method of determining any change in Contract Price or Contract Time.  Promptly execute the change.

 

G. Time and Material Change Order:  Submit itemized account and supporting data after completion of change, within time limits indicated in the Conditions of the Contract. ENGINEER will determine the change allowable in Contract Price and Contract Time as provided in the Contract Documents.

 

H. Maintain detailed records of Work done on time and material basis.  Provide full information required for evaluation of proposed changes, and to substantiate costs for changes in the Work.

I. Change Order Forms:  Standard form.

 

J. Execution of Change Orders:  ENGINEER will issue Change Orders for signatures of parties as provided in the Conditions of the Contract.

 

1.8 MEASUREMENT AND PAYMENT - UNIT PRICES

 

A. Authority:  Measurement methods are delineated in the individual specification sections.

 

B. The ENGINEER will take measurements and compute quantities accordingly.  Provide and assist in the taking of measurements.

 

C. Unit Quantities:  Quantities and measurements indicated in the Bid Form are for contract purposes only.  Quantities and measurements supplied or placed in the Work shall determine payment.

 

D. Payment Includes:  Full compensation for required labor, Products, tools, equipment, plant and facilities, transportation, services and incidentals; erection, application or installation of an item of the Work; overhead and profit.

 

E. Measurement of Quantities:

 

1. Measurement by Weight:  Concrete reinforcing steel, rolled or formed steel, or other metal shapes will be measured by handbook weights.  Welded assemblies will be measured by handbook or scale weight.

 

2. Measurement by Volume:  Measured by cubic dimension using mean length, width, and height or thickness.

 

3. Measurement by Area:  Measured by square dimension using mean length and width or radius.

 

4. Linear Measurement:  Measured by linear dimension, at the item centerline or mean chord.

 

5. Stipulated Price Measurement:  items measured by weight, volume, area, or linear means or combination, as appropriate, as a completed item or unit of the Work.

 

1.9 ALTERNATIVES

 

A. Alternatives are addressed in Section 01010 – Summary of Work.

 

PART 2 PRODUCTS

 

Not Used.

 

PART 3 EXECUTION

 

Not Used

END OF SECTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION 01039

 

 

 

COORDINATION AND MEETINGS

 

PART 1 GENERAL

 

1.1 SECTION INCLUDES

 

A. Coordination and project conditions

B. Field engineering

C. Preconstruction meeting

D. Progress meetings

E. Pre-installation meetings

F. Cutting and Patching

G. Alteration project procedures

 

1.2 COORDINATION

 

A. Coordinate scheduling, submittals, and Work of the various sections of the specifications to assure efficient and orderly sequence of installation of interdependent construction elements, with provisions for accommodating items installed later.

 

B. Verify utility requirements and characteristics of operating equipment are compatible with building utilities.  Coordinate Work of various sections having interdependent responsibilities for installing, connecting to, and placing in service, such equipment.

 

C. Coordinate space requirements, supports, and installation of mechanical and electrical Work which are indicated diagrammatically on Drawings.  Follow routing shown for pipes, ducts, and conduit, as closely as practicable; place runs parallel with lines of building.  Use spaces efficiently to maximize accessibility for other installations, for maintenance, and for repairs.

 

D. In finished areas, except as otherwise indicated, conceal pipes, ducts, and wiring within the construction.  Coordinate locations of fixtures and outlets with finish elements.

 

E. Coordinate completion and clean-up of Work of separate sections in preparation for Substantial Completion and for portions of Work designated for occupancy.

 

F. Coordinate access to site for correction of defective Work and Work not in accordance with Contract Documents, to minimize disruption of BUILDING OWNER and tenant activities.

 

1.3 FIELD ENGINEERING

 

A. Employ a Land Surveyor registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and acceptable to ENGINEER.

 

B. CONTRACTOR shall locate and protect survey control and reference points.

 

C. Control datum for survey is that shown on drawings.

 

D. Verify setbacks and easements; confirm drawing dimensions and elevations.

E. Provide field engineering services.  Establish elevations, lines, and levels, utilizing recognized engineering survey practices.

 

F. Submit a copy of site drawing signed by the Land Surveyor that the elevations and

locations of the Work are in conformance with the Contract Documents.

1.4 PRECONSTRUCTION MEETING

 

A. ENGINEER will schedule a meeting after Notice of Award.

 

B. Attendance Required:  CITY, ENGINEER, and CONTRACTORS.

 

C. Agenda:

 

1. Distribution of Contract Documents.

 

2. Submittal of list of Subcontractors, list of products, schedule of values, and progress schedule.

 

3. Designation of personnel representing the parties in Contract, and the ENGINEER.

 

4. Procedures and processing of field decisions, submittals, substitutions, applications for payments, proposal request, Change Orders, and Contract closeout procedures.

 

5. Scheduling.

 

6. Use of premises by BUILDING OWNER and CONTRACTOR.

 

7. BUILDING OWNER requirements.

 

8. Construction facilities and controls provided by CITY.

 

9. Temporary utilities.

 

10 Survey and building layout.

 

11. Security and housekeeping procedures.

 

12. Application for payment procedures.

 

13. Procedures for testing.

 

14. Procedures for maintaining record documents.

 

15. Requirements for start-up of equipment.

 

16. Inspection and acceptance of equipment put into service during construction period.

 

1.5 PROGRESS MEETINGS

 

A. Schedule and administer meetings throughout progress of the Work at maximum monthly intervals.

 

B. ENGINEER will make arrangements for meetings, prepare agenda with copies for participants, preside at meetings.

 

C. Attendance Required:  Job superintendent, major Subcontractors and suppliers, CITY, ENGINEER, as appropriate to agenda topics for each meeting.

 

 

D. Agenda:

 

1. Review minutes of previous meetings.

2. Review of Work progress.

3. Field observations, problems, and decisions.

4. Identification of problems which impede planned progress.

5. Review of submittals schedule and status of submittals.

6. Review of offsite fabrication and delivery schedules.

7. Maintenance of progress schedule.

8. Corrective measures to regain projected schedules.

9. Planned progress during succeeding Work period.

10. Coordination of projected progress.

11. Effect of proposed changes on progress schedule and coordination.

12. Review of Record Drawings

13. Other business relating to Work.

 

E. ENGINEER to record minutes and distribute copies within ten (10) working days after meeting to participants, CITY, and those affected by decisions made.

 

1.6 PRE-INSTALLATION MEETING

 

A. When required in individual specification sections, convene a pre-installation meeting at the site prior to commencing Work of the section.

 

B. Require attendance of parties directly affecting, or affected by, Work of the specific section.

 

C. Notify ENGINEER four (4) days in advance of meeting date.

 

D. Prepare agenda and preside at meeting:

 

1. Review conditions of installation, preparation and installation procedures.

 

2. Review coordination with related Work.

 

E. Record minutes and distribute copies within ten (10) working days after meeting to participants, with copies to ENGINEER, CITY, participants, and those affected by decisions made.

 

PART 2 PRODUCTS

 

Not Used.

 

PART 3 EXECUTION

 

3.1 CUTTING AND PATCHING

 

A. Employ skilled and experienced installer to perform cutting and patching.

 

B. Submit written request in advance of cutting or altering elements which affect:

 

1. Structural integrity of element.

2. Integrity of weather-exposed or moisture-resistant elements.

3. Efficiency, maintenance, or safety of element.

4. Visual qualities of sight exposed elements.

5. Work of CITY or separate CONTRACTOR.

 

C. Execute cutting, fitting, and patching including excavation and fill, to complete Work, and to:

 

1. Fit the several parts together, to integrate with other Work.

 

2. Uncover Work to install or correct ill-timed Work.

 

3. Remove and replace defective and nonconforming Work.

 

4. Remove samples of installed Work for testing.

 

5. Provide openings in elements of Work for penetrations of mechanical and electrical Work.

 

D. Execute Work by methods to avoid damage to other Work, and which will provide proper surfaces to receive patching and finishing.

 

E. Cut masonry and concrete materials using masonry saw or core drill.

 

F. Restore Work with new products in accordance with requirements of Contract Documents.

 

G. Fit Work tight to pipes, sleeves, ducts, conduit, and other penetrations through surfaces.

 

H. Maintain integrity of wall, ceiling, or floor construction; completely seal voids.

 

I. Refinish surfaces to match adjacent finishes.  For continuous surfaces, refinish to nearest intersection; for an assembly, refinish entire unit.

 

J. Identify hazardous substances or conditions exposed during the Work to the ENGINEER for decision or remedy.

 

3.2 ALTERATION PROJECT PROCEDURES

 

A. Materials:  As specified in Product sections; match existing Products and Work for patching and extending Work.

 

B. Employ skilled and experienced installer to perform alteration Work.

 

 

 

C. Close openings in exterior surfaces to protect existing Work and BUILDING from weather and extremes of temperature and humidity.  A temporary canopy shall provided to protect the utility vault and the BUILDING during the course of the project.

 

D. Remove, cut, and patch Work in a manner to minimize damage and to provide means of restoring Products and finishes to original condition.

 

E. Refinish existing visible surfaces to remain in renovated rooms and spaces, to specified condition for each material, with a neat transition to adjacent finishes.

 

F. Where new Work abuts or aligns with existing, provide a smooth and even transition.  Patch Work to match existing adjacent Work in texture and appearance.

G. When finished surfaces are cut so that a smooth transition with new Work is not possible, terminate existing surface along a straight line at a natural line of division and submit recommendation to ENGINEER for review.

 

H. Where a change of plane of 1/4-inch (6 mm) or more occurs, submit recommendation for providing a smooth transition; to ENGINEER for review.

 

I. Patch or replace portions of existing surfaces which are damaged, lifted, discolored, or showing other imperfections.

 

J. Finish surfaces as specified in individual Product sections.

 

 

END OF SECTION

 

 

SECTION 01300

 

SUBMITTALS

 

PART 1 GENERAL

 

1.1 SECTION INCLUDES

 

A. Submittal procedures

 

B. Construction progress schedules

 

C. Proposed Products list

 

D. Product Data

 

E. Shop Drawings

 

F. Samples

 

G. Design data

 

H. Test reports

 

I. Certificates

 

J. Manufacturers' instructions

 

K. Manufacturers' field reports

 

L. Erection drawings

 

1.2 REFERENCES

 

A. AGC (Associated General CONTRACTORS of America) publication "The Use of CPM in Construction - A Manual for General Contractors and the Construction Industry".

 

1.3 SUBMITTAL PROCEDURES

 

A. Transmit each submittal with ENGINEER accepted transmittal form. 

 

B. Number each submittal.  Number shall consist of the following parts, each separated by a dash:

 

1. Contract number

 

2. Five-digit Specification Section number

 

3. Two-digit sequence number starting for each Specification Section with 01 and continuing with 02, 03, etc., for subsequent submittals with the same Specification Section number.

 

4. Use the fourth part of the number only for re-submittals.  For the first re-submittal of a previous submittal, add -R1 to the previous number.  For the second re-submittal, change to –R2, and so on.

As an example of the numbering process for Contract Number 1, the third submittal under Section 03300 would be numbered 1-03300-03 and the second re-submittal of this same submittal would be numbered 1-03300-03-R2.

 

C. Identify project, CONTRACTOR, Subcontractor, equipment/material description, equipment/material supplier, pertinent drawing and detail number, and specification section number, as appropriate.

 

D. Apply CONTRACTOR'S stamp, signed or initialed certifying that review, approval, verification of products required, field dimensions, adjacent construction work, and coordination of information is in accordance with the requirements of the work and Contract Documents.

 

E. Schedule submittals to expedite the project, and deliver to ENGINEER at business address.  Coordinate submittal of related items.

 

F. For each submittal for review, allow fifteen (15) days excluding delivery time to and from the CONTRACTOR.

 

G. Identify deviations from Contract Documents and Product or system limitations which may be detrimental to successful performance of the completed Work.

 

H. Provide space for CONTRACTOR and ENGINEER review stamps.

 

I. When revised for re-submittal, identify all changes made since previous submittal.

 

J. The ENGINEER'S approval of the CONTRACTOR'S submittal is for general conformance with the design concept only.  Although the ENGINEER may review submittals in more or less detail, such reviewing is an effort to discover errors and omissions in the CONTRACTOR'S submittals and to safeguard the CITY from unnecessary costs and delays resulting from errors or omissions in the CONTRACTOR'S submittals.  The ENGINEER'S review shall in no way relieve the CONTRACTOR of his obligation and responsibility to coordinate the WORK and plan the details of the WORK or to relieve him of his responsibility in fulfilling the purpose and intent of the CONTRACT.  Review by the ENGINEER shall not be construed as placing on him or on the CITY any responsibility for the accuracy, proper fit, functioning or performance of any phase of the WORK included in the CONTRACT.

 

K. For all re-submittals except the first, ENGINEER and ENGINEER'S consultants will record manhours required for review of the re-submittal.  At the discretion of the CITY, CONTRACTOR may be charged for review of such repeat re-submittals at ENGINEER'S (and ENGINEER'S consultant's) current hourly rates.  Charges for repeat re-submittals will be subtracted from CONTRACTOR'S next progress payment.

 

L. Distribute copies of reviewed submittals to all affected parties (other prime contractors).  Instruct parties to promptly report any inability to comply with requirements.

 

M. Provide a record copy of reviewed submittals in the appropriate electronic format as specified in individual paragraphs below.

N. Submittals not requested will not be recognized or processed.

 

1.4 CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS SCHEDULES

 

A. Submit initial schedule in duplicate within fifteen (15) days after date of CITY/ CONTRACTOR Agreement.

 

B. Revise and resubmit as required.

 

C. Submit revised schedules with each Application for Payment, identifying changes since previous version.

 

D. Submit a CPM construction schedule with separate task for each major portion of Work or operation identifying first work day of each week.

 

E. Show complete sequence of construction by activity, identifying Work of separate stages and other logically grouped activities.  Indicate the early and late start, early and late finish, float dates, and duration.

 

F. Indicate estimated percentage of completion for each item of Work at each submittal.

 

G. Indicate submittal dates required for shop drawings, product data, samples, and product delivery dates. 

 

1.5 PROPOSED PRODUCTS LIST

 

A. Within ten (10) days after date of CITY/CONTRACTOR Agreement submit list of major products proposed for use, with name of manufacturer, trade name, and model number of each product.

 

B. For products specified only by reference standards, give manufacturer, trade name, model or catalog designation, and reference standards.

 

1.6 PRODUCT DATA

 

A. Product Data For Review:

 

1. Submit to ENGINEER for review for the limited purpose of checking for conformance with information given and the design concept expressed in the Contract Documents.

 

2. After review, provide copies and distribute in accordance with submittal procedures article above and for record documents purposes described in Section 01700 - Contract Closeout.

 

B. Product Data For Information:

 

1. Submit for the ENGINEER'S knowledge as contract administrator or for the CITY.

 

C. Product Data For Project Closeout:

 

1. Submit for the CITY's benefit during and after project completion.

 

D. Mark each copy to identify applicable products, models, options, and other data.  Supplement manufacturer's standard data to provide information specific to this Project.

 

E. Indicate Product utility and electrical characteristics, utility connection requirements, and location of utility outlets for service for functional equipment and appliances.

F. Submit at least eight (8) copies, two (2) copies will be retained by the ENGINEER, one (1) will be a field copy, one (1) will be given to the CITY, and four (4) will be returned to the CONTRACTOR.  If the CONTRACTOR requires more than four (4) copies, the number of copies submitted shall be increased accordingly.

 

G. Provide a record copy of all reviewed submittals in pdf or Microsoft Word format on CD or USB external hard drive.  Electronic format record copies shall be provided for all major items of mechanical/process equipment.

 

1.7 SHOP DRAWINGS

 

A. Shop Drawings For Review:

 

1. Submit to ENGINEER for review for the limited purpose of checking for conformance with information given and the design concept expressed in the contract documents.

 

2. After review, produce copies and distribute in accordance with Submittal Procedures article above and for record documents purposes described in Section 01700 - Contract Closeout.

 

B. Shop Drawings For Information:

 

1. Submit for the ENGINEER'S knowledge as contract administrator or for the CITY.

 

C. Shop Drawings For Project Closeout:

 

1. Submitted for the CITY's benefit during and after project completion.

 

D. Indicate special utility and electrical characteristics, utility connection requirements, and location of utility outlets for service for functional equipment and appliances.

 

E. Submit in the form of one reproducible transparency and one opaque reproduction.

 

F. Provide a record copy of selected reviewed submittals in pdf or AutoCAD format on CD or USB external hard drive. Electronic format record copies shall be provided for all major items of mechanical/process equipment.

 

1.8 SAMPLES

 

A. Samples For Review:

 

1. Submitted to ENGINEER for review for the limited purpose of checking for conformance with information given and the design concept expressed in the contract documents.

 

2. After review, produce duplicates and distribute in accordance with submittal procedures article above and for record documents purposes described in Section 01700 - Contract Closeout.

 

B. Samples For Information:

 

1. Submitted for the ENGINEER'S knowledge as contract administrator or for the CITY.

 

C. Samples For Selection:

1. Submitted to ENGINEER for aesthetic, color, or finish selection by CITY.

 

2. Submit samples of finishes from the full range of manufacturers' standard colors, textures, and patterns for CITY selection.

 

3 After review, produce duplicates and distribute in accordance with submittal procedures article above and for record documents purposes described in Section 01700 - Contract Closeout.

 

D. Submit samples to illustrate functional and aesthetic characteristics of the Product, with integral parts and attachment devices. Coordinate sample submittals for interfacing work.

 

E. Include identification on each sample, with full Project information.

 

F. Submit the number of samples specified in individual specification sections; one (1) of which will be retained by ENGINEER.

 

G. Reviewed samples which may be used in the Work are indicated in individual specification sections.

 

H. Samples will not be used for testing purposes unless specifically stated in the specification section.

 

1.9 DESIGN DATA

 

A. Submit for the ENGINEER'S knowledge as contract administrator or for the CITY.

 

B. Submit for information for the limited purpose of assessing conformance with information given and the design concept expressed in the Contract Documents.

 

1.10 TEST REPORTS

 

A. Submit for the ENGINEER'S knowledge as contract administrator or for the CITY.

 

B. Submit test reports for information for the limited purpose of assessing conformance with information given and the design concept expressed in the Contract Documents.

 

1.11 CERTIFICATES

 

A. When specified in individual specification sections, submit certification by the manufacturer, installation/application subcontractor, or the CONTRACTOR to ENGINEER, in quantities specified for Product Data.

 

B. Indicate material or Product conforms to or exceeds specified requirements.  Submit supporting reference data, affidavits, and certifications as appropriate.

 

C. Certificates may be recent or previous test results on material or Product, but must be acceptable to ENGINEER.

 

1.12 MANUFACTURER'S INSTRUCTIONS

A. When specified in individual specification sections, submit printed instructions for delivery, storage, assembly, installation, start-up, adjusting, and finishing, to ENGINEER for delivery to CITY in quantities specified for product data.

 

B. Indicate special procedures, perimeter conditions requiring special attention, and special environmental criteria required for application or installation.

 

C. Refer to Section 01400 - Quality Control, Manufacturers' Field Services article.

 

1.13 MANUFACTURER'S FIELD REPORTS

 

A. Submit reports for the ENGINEER'S benefit as contract administrator or for the CITY.

 

Manufacturer's Field Reports shall include, as a minimum, the following information:

 

1. Name of Field Service Representative

 

2. Date(s) of site visit

 

3. Duration of site visit - actual man-hours on-site

 

4. Name of equipment manufacturer

 

5. Complete list of equipment inspected and/or started up

 

6. Description of any problems, unfinished work, required changes, etc. remaining at the conclusion of the site visit

 

7. Statement that the installation is or is not acceptable to the equipment manufacturer.

 

7A. If the installation is not acceptable, what is required to make it acceptable?

 

8. Statement that the equipment is or is not operating properly according to the equipment manufacturer.

 

8A. If the equipment is not operating properly, what is required to make it operate properly?

 

B. Submit report in duplicate within thirty (30) days of observation to ENGINEER for information.  Illegible or incomplete reports will be rejected.

 

C. Submit for information for the limited purpose of assessing conformance with information given and the design concept expressed in the contract documents.

 

1.14 ERECTION DRAWINGS

 

A. Submit drawings for the ENGINEER'S benefit as contract administrator or for the CITY.

 

B. Submit for information for the limited purpose of assessing conformance with information given and the design concept expressed in the contract documents.

 

C. Data indicating inappropriate or unacceptable work may be subject to action by the ENGINEER or CITY.

 

PART 2 PRODUCTS

 

Not Used.

 

PART 3 EXECUTION

 

Not Used.

 

END OF SECTION

 

SECTION 01400

 

QUALITY CONTROL

PART 1 GENERAL

 

1.1 SECTION INCLUDES

 

A. Quality assurance - control of installation

B. Tolerances

C. References and standards

D. Mock-up

E. Inspecting and testing laboratory services

F. Manufacturers' field services

 

1.2 QUALITY ASSURANCE - CONTROL OF INSTALLATION

 

A. Monitor quality control over suppliers, manufacturers, products, services, site conditions, and workmanship, to produce Work of specified quality.

 

B. Comply with manufacturers' instructions, including each step in sequence.

 

C. Should manufacturers' instructions conflict with Contract Documents, request clarification from ENGINEER before proceeding.

 

D. Comply with specified standards as minimum quality for the Work except where more stringent tolerances, codes, or specified requirements indicate higher standards or more precise workmanship.

 

E. Perform Work by persons qualified to produce required and specified quality.

 

F. Verify that field measurements are as indicated on shop drawings or as instructed by the manufacturer.

 

G. Secure Products in place with positive anchorage devices designed and sized to withstand stresses, vibration, physical distortion, or disfigurement.

 

1.3 TOLERANCES

 

A. Monitor fabrication and installation tolerance control of Products to produce acceptable Work.  Do not permit tolerances to accumulate.

 

B. Comply with manufacturers' tolerances.  Should manufacturers' tolerances conflict with Contract Documents, request clarification from ENGINEER before proceeding.

 

C. Adjust Products to appropriate dimensions; position before securing Products in place.

 

1.4 REFERENCES AND STANDARDS

 

A. For Products or workmanship specified by association, trade, or other consensus standards, comply with requirements of the standard, except when more rigid requirements are specified or are required by applicable codes.

 

B. Conform to reference standard by date of issue current on date of Contract Docu¬ments, except where a specific date is established by code.

 

C. Obtain copies of standards where required by product specification sections.

 

D. Neither the contractual relationships, duties, or responsibilities of the parties in Contract nor those of the ENGINEER shall be altered from the Contract Documents by mention or inference otherwise in any reference document.

 

1.5 MOCK-UP

 

A. Tests will be performed under provisions identified in this section and identified in the respective product specification sections.

 

B. Assemble and erect specified items with specified attachment and anchorage devices, flashings, seals, and finishes.

 

C. Accepted mock-ups shall be a comparison standard for the remaining Work.

 

D. Where mock-up has been accepted by ENGINEER and is specified in product specification sections to be removed; remove mock-up and clear area when directed to do so.

 

1.6 TESTING AND INSPECTION SERVICES

 

A. CITY will select an independent firm to perform testing and inspection from list of firms supplied by CONTRACTOR.  CONTRACTOR shall pay for services from inspection and testing allowance specified in Section 01019.

 

B. The independent firm will perform tests, inspections, and other services specified in individual specification sections and as required by the ENGINEER.  As a minimum, the following testing requirements are referenced:

 

Section 033000 – Cast in Place Concrete

 

C. Testing and source quality control may occur on or off the project site.  Perform off-site testing as required by the ENGINEER or the CITY.

 

D. Reports will be submitted by the independent firm to the ENGINEER in duplicate, indicating observations and results of tests and indicating compliance or noncompliance with Contract Documents.

 

E. Cooperate with independent firm; furnish samples of materials, design mix, equipment, tools, storage, safe access, and assistance by incidental labor as requested.

 

1. Notify ENGINEER and independent firm twenty-four (24) hours prior to expected time for operations requiring services.

 

2. Make arrangements with independent firm and pay for additional samples and tests required for CONTRACTOR'S use.

 

F. Testing does not relieve CONTRACTOR of obligation to perform Work in accordance with the contract requirements.

 

G. Retesting required because of nonconformance to specified requirements shall be performed by the same independent firm on instructions by the ENGINEER.  Payment for retesting will be charged to the CONTRACTOR by deducting testing charges from the Contract Price.

 

1.7 MANUFACTURERS' FIELD SERVICES

 

A. When specified in individual specification sections, require material or Product suppliers or manufacturers to provide qualified staff personnel to observe site conditions, conditions of surfaces and installation, quality of workmanship, start-up of equipment and test, adjust and balance of equipment as applicable, and to initiate instructions when necessary.

 

B. Submit qualifications of field service representative to ENGINEER thirty (30) days in advance of required observations.  Field service representative subject to approval of ENGINEER.

 

C. Report observations and site decisions or instructions given to applicators or installers that are supplemental or contrary to manufacturers' written instructions.

 

D. Require manufacturer’s field service representative to submit field service report for each visit to the site.  Refer to Section 01300, Article 1.13 for required report format.

 

PART 2 PRODUCTS

 

Not Used.

 

PART 3 EXECUTION

 

3.1 EXAMINATION

 

A. Verify that existing site conditions and substrate surfaces are acceptable for subsequent Work.  Beginning new Work means acceptance of existing conditions.

 

B. Verify that existing substrate is capable of structural support or attachment of new Work being applied or attached.

 

C. Examine and verify specific conditions described in individual specification sections.

 

D. Verify that utility services are available, of the correct characteristics, and in the correct locations.

 

3.2 PREPARATION

 

A. Clean substrate surfaces prior to applying next material or substance.

 

B. Seal cracks or openings of substrate prior to applying next material or substance.

 

C. Apply manufacturer required or recommended substrate primer, sealer, or conditioner prior to applying any new material or substance in contact or bond.

 

 

END OF SECTION

 

SECTION 01500

 

CONSTRUCTION FACILITIES AND TEMPORARY CONTROLS

 

 

PART 1 GENERAL

 

1.1 SECTION INCLUDES

 

A. Temporary Utilities:  Electricity, lighting, heat, ventilation, telephone and facsimile service, water, and sanitary facilities.

 

B. Temporary Controls:  Barriers, enclosures and fencing, protection of the work, and water control.

 

C. Construction Facilities:  Access roads, parking, progress cleaning, project signage, and temporary buildings.

 

1.2 RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONSTRUCTION FACILITIES AND TEMPORARY CONTROLS

 

A. Unless noted otherwise in this section, the Contractor shall be responsible for providing and maintaining all construction facilities, temporary controls, and traffic controls.

 

1.3 TEMPORARY ELECTRICITY

 

A. No electrical power will be available on site.  CONTRACTOR shall furnish all required power at his own cost.

 

 

1.4 TEMPORARY LIGHTING FOR CONSTRUCTION PURPOSES

 

Temporary lighting shall be provided by the Contractor as needed at his own cost.  This includes all lighting needed for working during night-time hours  

 

 

1.5 TEMPORARY HEATING

 

A. CONTRACTOR shall provide and pay for heating devices and heat as needed to maintain specified conditions for construction operations if needed.

 

1.6 TEMPORARY VENTILATION

 

A. The CONTRACTOR shall ventilate enclosed areas as needed to achieve curing of materials, to dissipate humidity, and to prevent accumulation of dust, fumes, vapors, or gases.

 

1.7 TEMPORARY SANITARY FACILITIES

 

A. Provide and maintain required facilities and enclosures.  Provide at time of project mobilization.  Sanitary facilities must be removed at the conclusion of the daily Work shift if provided. 

 

1.8 BARRIERS

 

A. Provide barriers to prevent unauthorized entry to construction areas, to allow for BUILDING Owner’s tenants and invitees’ use of site, and to protect existing facilities and adjacent properties from damage from construction operations and demolition.  Barriers shall be removed/relocated/replaced on a daily basis to provide access to the BUILDING.

 

B. Protect nonowned vehicular traffic, stored materials, site, and structures from damage.

 

1.9 WATER CONTROL

 

A. Prohibit water from entering the utility vault and BUILDING.  Maintain excavations free of water.  Provide, operate, and maintain pumping equipment.

 

B. Protect site from puddling or running water.  Provide water barriers as required to protect site from soil erosion.  

 

1.10 EXTERIOR ENCLOSURES

 

A. Provide temporary insulated weathertight closure of exterior openings to accommodate acceptable working conditions and protection for Products, to allow for temporary heating and maintenance of required ambient temperatures identified in individual specification sections, and to prevent entry of unauthorized persons.  Provide access doors with self-closing hardware and locks.  Provide canopies/covers to exclude precipitation from entering the work area.

 

1.11 INTERIOR ENCLOSURES

 

Not used

 

1.12 PROTECTION OF INSTALLED WORK

 

A. Protect installed work and provide special protection where specified in individual specification sections.

 

B. Provide temporary and removable protection for installed Products. Control activity in immediate work area to prevent damage.

 

C. Provide protective coverings at walls, projections, jambs, sills, and soffits of openings.

 

D. Protect finished floors, stairs, and other surfaces from traffic, dirt, wear, damage, or movement of heavy objects, by protecting with durable sheet materials.

 

 

 

 

1.13 SECURITY

 

A. Provide security and facilities to protect work, and existing facilities, and the BUILDING from unauthorized entry, vandalism, or theft.

 

 

1.14 ACCESS ROADS and PUBLIC ACCESS

 

A. Construct and maintain temporary roads accessing public thoroughfares to serve construction area if needed.

 

B. Provide public access through the work area as described more fully in Section 01010.

 

1.15 PARKING – If APPLICABLE

 

A. Arrange for temporary gravel surface parking areas to accommodate construction personnel.

B. When site space is not adequate, provide additional off-site parking.

 

C. Do not allow vehicle parking on existing pavements or sidewalks.

 

1.16 PROGRESS CLEANING AND WASTE REMOVAL

 

A. Maintain areas free of waste materials, debris, and rubbish.  Maintain site in a clean and orderly condition.  No burning of waste material of any kind shall be permitted on the site.

 

B. Remove debris and rubbish from pipe chases, plenums, attics, crawl spaces, and other closed or remote spaces, prior to enclosing the space.

 

C. Broom and vacuum clean interior areas prior to start of surface finishing, and continue cleaning to eliminate dust.

 

D. Collect and remove waste materials, debris, and rubbish from site periodically and dispose off-site.

 

E. Open free-fall chutes are not permitted.  Terminate closed chutes into appropriate containers with lids.

 

1.17 REMOVAL OF UTILITIES, FACILITIES, AND CONTROLS

 

A. Remove temporary utilities, equipment, facilities, materials, prior to Substantial Completion inspection.

 

B. Remove underground installations to a minimum depth of two feet (2') as required.  Grade site as indicated.

 

C. Clean and repair damage caused by installation or use of temporary work.

 

D. Restore existing and permanent facilities used during construction to original condition.  Restore permanent facilities used during construction to specified condition.

 

PART 2 PRODUCTS

 

Not Used.

 

PART 3 EXECUTION

 

Not Used.

 

END OF SECTION

 

 

SECTION 01600

 

MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT

 

PART 1 GENERAL

 

1.1 SECTION INCLUDES

 

A. Products

B. Transportation and handling

C. Delivery, storage and protection

D. Product options

E. Substitutions

 

1.2 PRODUCTS

 

A. Products:  Means new material, machinery, components, equipment, fixtures, and systems forming the Work.  Does not include machinery and equipment used for preparation, fabrication, conveying, and erection of the Work.  Products may also include existing materials or components required for reuse.

 

B. Do not use materials and equipment removed from existing premises, except as specifically permitted by the Contract Documents.

 

C. Provide interchangeable components of the same manufacture for components being replaced.

 

1.3 TRANSPORTATION AND HANDLING

 

A. Transport and handle products in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.

 

B. Promptly inspect shipments to ensure that products comply with requirements, quantities are correct, and products are undamaged.

 

C. Provide equipment and personnel to handle products by methods to prevent soiling, disfigurement, or damage.

 

1.4 DELIVERY, STORAGE AND PROTECTION

 

             A. Deliver equipment and materials to the site in an undamaged condition.  Exercise care when off-loading equipment to prevent damage.

 

             B. Inspect Products on delivery.  Submit claims for transportation damage and replace damaged, defective, or deficient items.

 

C. Store and protect products in accordance with manufacturers' instructions.

 

D. Store with seals and labels intact and legible.

 

E. Store sensitive products in weathertight, climate controlled, enclosures in an environment favorable to Product.

 

F. For exterior storage of fabricated products, place on sloped supports above ground.

 

G. Provide off-site storage and protection when site does not permit on-site storage or protection.

 

H. Cover products subject to deterioration with impervious sheet covering.  Provide ventilation to prevent condensation and degradation of products.

 

I. Store loose granular materials on solid flat surfaces in a well-drained area.  Prevent mixing with foreign matter.

 

J. Provide equipment and personnel to store products by methods to prevent soiling, disfigurement, or damage.

 

K. Arrange storage of products to permit access for inspection.  Periodically inspect to verify products are undamaged and are maintained in acceptable condition.

 

1.5 PRODUCT OPTIONS

 

A. Products Specified by Reference Standards or by Description Only:  Any Product meeting those standards or description.

 

B. Products Specified by Naming One or More Manufacturers:  Products of manufacturers named and meeting specifications, no options or substitutions allowed.

 

C. Products Specified by Naming One or More Manufacturers with a Provision for Substitutions:  Submit a request for substitution in accordance with the following article for any manufacturer not named.

 

D. Products Named on Bid Form as Basis of Bid:  Provide an “add” or “deduct” price on the Bid Form for any manufacturer not named and submit a Qualification Package to the ENGINEER within five (5) working days of the bid opening in accordance with Section 01100.

 

1.6 SUBSTITUTIONS

 

A. ENGINEER will consider requests for Substitutions only within fifteen (15) days after date of CITY/CONTRACTOR Agreement.

 

B. Substitutions may be considered when a Product becomes unavailable through no fault of the CONTRACTOR.

C. Document each request with complete data substantiating compliance of proposed Substitution with Contract Documents.

 

D. A request constitutes a representation that the CONTRACTOR:

 

1. Has investigated proposed Product and determined that it meets or exceeds the quality level of the specified Product.

 

2. Will provide the same warranty for the Substitution as for the specified Product.

 

3. Will coordinate installation and make changes to other Work which may be required for the Work to be complete with no additional cost to CITY.

4. Waives claims for additional costs or time extension which may subsequently become apparent.

 

5. Will reimburse CITY and ENGINEER for review or redesign services associated with re-approval by authorities.

 

E. Substitutions will not be considered when they are indicated or implied on shop drawing or product data submittals, without separate written request, or when acceptance will require revision to the Contract Documents.

 

F. Substitution Submittal Procedure:

 

1. Submit three (3) copies of Request for Substitution for consideration.  Limit each request to one proposed substitution.

 

2. Submit shop drawings, product data, and certified test results attesting to the proposed Product equivalence.  Burden of proof is on proposer.

 

3. Indicate advantage to CITY if substitution is allowed, including cost and/or time savings.

 

4. The ENGINEER will notify CONTRACTOR in writing of decision to accept or reject request.

 

 

PART 2 PRODUCTS

 

Not Used.

 

PART 3 EXECUTION

 

Not Used.

 

 

END OF SECTION

 

 

 

SECTION 01700

 

CONTRACT CLOSEOUT

 

PART 1 GENERAL

 

1.1 SECTION INCLUDES

 

A. Closeout procedures

B. Final cleaning

C. Adjusting

D. Project record documents

E. Operation and maintenance data

F. Spare parts and maintenance products

G. Warranties and bonds

H Maintenance service

 

1.2 CLOSEOUT PROCEDURES

 

A. Submit written certification that Contract Documents have been reviewed, Work has been inspected, and that Work is complete in accordance with Contract Documents and ready for ENGINEER'S review.

 

B. Provide submittals to ENGINEER that are required by governing or other authorities.

 

C. Submit final Application for Payment identifying total adjusted Contract Price, previous payments, and sum remaining due.

 

 

1.3 FINAL CLEANING

 

A. Execute final cleaning prior to final project assessment.

 

B. Clean interior and exterior glass, surfaces exposed to view; remove temporary labels, stains and foreign substances, polish transparent and glossy surfaces, vacuum carpeted and soft surfaces.

 

C. Clean equipment and fixtures to a sanitary condition with cleaning materials appropriate to the surface and material being cleaned.

 

D. Replace filters of operating equipment.

 

E. Clean debris from roofs, gutters, downspouts, and drainage systems.

 

F. Clean site; sweep paved areas, rake clean landscaped surfaces.

 

G. Remove waste and surplus materials, rubbish, and construction facilities from the site.

 

 

1.4 ADJUSTING

 

A. Adjust operating Products and equipment to ensure smooth and unhindered operation.

 

1.5 PROJECT RECORD DOCUMENTS

 

A. Maintain on site one set of the following record documents; record actual revisions to the Work:

 

1. Drawings

2. Specifications

3. Addenda

4. Change Orders and other modifications to the Contract

5. Reviewed Shop Drawings, Product Data, and Samples

6. Manufacturers' instructions for assembly, installation, and adjusting

 

B. Ensure entries are complete and accurate, enabling future reference by CITY.

 

C. Store record documents separate from documents used for construction.

 

D. Record information concurrent with construction progress.

 

E. Specifications:  Legibly mark and record at each Product section description of actual Products installed, including the following:

 

1. Manufacturer's name and product model and number

2. Product substitutions or alternates utilized

3. Changes made by Addenda and modifications

 

F. Record Drawings and Shop Drawings:  Legibly mark each item to record actual construction including:

 

1. Measured depths of foundations (±1") in relation to finish first floor datum.

 

2. Measured horizontal (±8") and vertical (±4") locations of underground utilities and appurtenances, referenced to permanent surface improvements.

 

3. Measured locations of internal utilities and appurtenances concealed in construction, referenced to visible and accessible features of the Work.

 

4. Field changes of dimension and detail.

 

5. Details not on original Contract drawings.

 

6. CITY may request verification of record information.  If the record information is correct as recorded, the cost of such verification shall be the responsibility of the CITY.  If the record information is incorrect or missing, the cost of such verification shall be the responsibility of the CONTRACTOR.

 

G. Submit documents to ENGINEER with claim for final Application for Payment.

 

 

 

PART 2 PRODUCTS

 

Not Used.

 

PART 3 EXECUTION

 

Not Used.

 

 

END OF SECTION

 

SECTION 033000 - CAST-IN-PLACE CONCRETE

GENERAL

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Drawings and general provisions of the Contract, including General and Supplementary Conditions and Division 01 Specification Sections, apply to this Section.

SUMMARY

This Section specifies cast-in place concrete, including formwork, reinforcement, concrete materials, mixture design, placement procedures, and finishes.

DEFINITIONS

Cementitious Materials:  Portland cement alone or in combination with one or more of the following: blended hydraulic cement, fly ash and other pozzolans, ground granulated blast-furnace slag, and silica fume; subject to compliance with requirements.

SUBMITTALS

Product Data:  For each type of product indicated.

LEED Submittals:

Product Data for Credit MR 4.1:  For products having recycled content, documentation indicating percentages by weight of postconsumer and preconsumer recycled content.

Include statement indicating costs for each product having recycled content.

Design Mixtures for Credit ID 1.1:  For each concrete mixture containing fly ash as a replacement for portland cement or other portland cement replacements and for equivalent concrete mixtures that do not contain portland cement replacements.

Design Mixtures:  For each concrete mixture.  Submit alternate design mixtures when characteristics of materials, Project conditions, weather, test results, or other circumstances warrant adjustments.

Indicate amounts of mixing water to be withheld for later addition at Project site.

Steel Reinforcement Shop Drawings:  Placing drawings that detail fabrication, bending, and placement.  Include bar sizes, lengths, material, grade, bar schedules, stirrup spacing, bent bar diagrams, bar arrangement, splices and laps, mechanical connections, tie spacing, hoop spacing, and supports for concrete reinforcement.

Formwork Shop Drawings:  Prepared by or under the supervision of a qualified professional engineer detailing fabrication, assembly, and support of formwork.

Welding certificates.

Material Test Reports:  For the following, from a qualified testing agency, indicating compliance with requirements:

Aggregates.  Include service record data indicating absence of deleterious expansion of concrete due to alkali aggregate reactivity.

Material Certificates:  For each of the following, signed by manufacturers:

Cementitious materials.

Admixtures.

Form materials and form-release agents.

Steel reinforcement and accessories.

Fiber reinforcement.

Waterstops.

Curing compounds.

Floor and slab treatments.

Bonding agents.

Adhesives.

Vapor retarders.

Semirigid joint filler.

Joint-filler strips.

Repair materials.

Floor surface flatness and levelness measurements to determine compliance with specified tolerances.

Field quality-control test and inspection reports.

QUALITY ASSURANCE

Installer Qualifications:  A qualified installer who employs on Project personnel qualified as ACI-certified Flatwork Technician and Finisher and a supervisor who is an ACI-certified Concrete Flatwork Technician.

Manufacturer Qualifications:  A firm experienced in manufacturing ready-mixed concrete products and that complies with ASTM C 94/C 94M requirements for production facilities and equipment.

Manufacturer certified according to NRMCA's "Certification of Ready Mixed Concrete Production Facilities."

Testing Agency Qualifications:  An independent agency, acceptable to authorities having jurisdiction, qualified according to ASTM C 1077 and ASTM E 329 for testing indicated, as documented according to ASTM E 548.

Personnel conducting field tests shall be qualified as ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician, Grade 1, according to ACI CP-01 or an equivalent certification program.

Personnel performing laboratory tests shall be ACI-certified Concrete Strength Testing Technician and Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician - Grade I.  Testing Agency laboratory supervisor shall be an ACI-certified Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician - Grade II.

Source Limitations:  Obtain each type or class of cementitious material of the same brand from the same manufacturer's plant, obtain aggregate from one source, and obtain admixtures through one source from a single manufacturer.

Welding:  Qualify procedures and personnel according to AWS D1.4, "Structural Welding Code--Reinforcing Steel."

ACI Publications:  Comply with the following unless modified by requirements in the Contract Documents:

ACI 301, "Specification for Structural Concrete," Sections 1 through 5.

ACI 117, "Specifications for Tolerances for Concrete Construction and Materials."

Concrete Testing Service:  Engage a qualified independent testing agency to perform material evaluation tests and to design concrete mixtures.

DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING

Steel Reinforcement:  Deliver, store, and handle steel reinforcement to prevent bending and damage.

Waterstops:  Store waterstops under cover to protect from moisture, sunlight, dirt, oil, and other contaminants.

PRODUCTS

FORM-FACING MATERIALS

Smooth-Formed Finished Concrete:  Form-facing panels that will provide continuous, true, and smooth concrete surfaces.  Furnish in largest practicable sizes to minimize number of joints.

Plywood, metal, or other approved panel materials.

Exterior-grade plywood panels, suitable for concrete forms, complying with DOC PS 1, and as follows:

B-B (Concrete Form), Class 1 or better; mill oiled and edge sealed.

Rough-Formed Finished Concrete:  Plywood, lumber, metal, or another approved material.  Provide lumber dressed on at least two edges and one side for tight fit.

Forms for Cylindrical Columns, Pedestals, and Supports:  Metal, glass-fiber-reinforced plastic, paper, or fiber tubes that will produce surfaces with gradual or abrupt irregularities not exceeding specified formwork surface class.  Provide units with sufficient wall thickness to resist plastic concrete loads without detrimental deformation.

Pan-Type Forms:  Glass-fiber-reinforced plastic or formed steel, stiffened to resist plastic concrete loads without detrimental deformation.

Chamfer Strips:  Wood, metal, PVC, or rubber strips, 3/4 by 3/4 inch, minimum.

Rustication Strips:  Wood, metal, PVC, or rubber strips, kerfed for ease of form removal.

Form-Release Agent:  Commercially formulated form-release agent that will not bond with, stain, or adversely affect concrete surfaces and will not impair subsequent treatments of concrete surfaces.

Formulate form-release agent with rust inhibitor for steel form-facing materials.

Form Ties:  Factory-fabricated, removable or snap-off metal or glass-fiber-reinforced plastic form ties designed to resist lateral pressure of fresh concrete on forms and to prevent spalling of concrete on removal.

Furnish units that will leave no corrodible metal closer than 1 inch to the plane of exposed concrete surface.

STEEL REINFORCEMENT

Reinforcing Bars:  ASTM A 615/A 615M, Grade 60, deformed.

Low-Alloy-Steel Reinforcing Bars:  ASTM A 706/A 706M, deformed.

Steel Bar Mats:  ASTM A 184/A 184M, fabricated from ASTM A 615/A 615M, Grade 60, deformed bars, assembled with clips.

Plain-Steel Wire:  ASTM A 82, as drawn.

Deformed-Steel Wire:  ASTM A 496.

Plain-Steel Welded Wire Reinforcement:  ASTM A 185, plain, fabricated from as-drawn steel wire into flat sheets.

Deformed-Steel Welded Wire Reinforcement:  ASTM A 497, flat sheet.

Galvanized-Steel Welded Wire Reinforcement:  ASTM A 185, plain, fabricated from galvanized steel wire into flat sheets.

REINFORCEMENT ACCESSORIES

Joint Dowel Bars:  ASTM A 615/A 615M, Grade 60, plain-steel bars, cut bars true to length with ends square and free of burrs.

Zinc Repair Material:  ASTM A 780, zinc-based solder, paint containing zinc dust, or sprayed zinc.

Bar Supports:  Bolsters, chairs, spacers, and other devices for spacing, supporting, and fastening reinforcing bars and welded wire reinforcement in place.  Manufacture bar supports from steel wire, plastic, or precast concrete according to CRSI's "Manual of Standard Practice," of greater compressive strength than concrete and as follows:

CONCRETE MATERIALS

Cementitious Material:  Use the following cementitious materials, of the same type, brand, and source, throughout Project:

Portland Cement:  ASTM C 150, Type I, gray.   Supplement with the following:

Fly Ash:  ASTM C 618, Class  F.

Ground Granulated Blast-Furnace Slag:  ASTM C 989, Grade 100 or 120.

Normal-Weight Aggregates:  ASTM C 33, coarse aggregate or better, graded.  Provide aggregates from a single source with documented service record data of at least 10 years' satisfactory service in similar applications and service conditions using similar aggregates and cementitious materials.

Maximum Coarse-Aggregate Size:  1-1/2 inches nominal.

Fine Aggregate:  Free of materials with deleterious reactivity to alkali in cement.

Lightweight Aggregate:  ASTM C 330, 1-inch nominal maximum aggregate size.

Water:  ASTM C 94/C 94M.

  ADMIXTURES

Air-Entraining Admixture:  ASTM C 260.

Chemical Admixtures:  Provide admixtures certified by manufacturer to be compatible with other admixtures and that will not contribute water-soluble chloride ions exceeding those permitted in hardened concrete.  Do not use calcium chloride or admixtures containing calcium chloride.

Water-Reducing Admixture:  ASTM C 494/C 494M, Type A.

Retarding Admixture:  ASTM C 494/C 494M, Type B.

Water-Reducing and Retarding Admixture:  ASTM C 494/C 494M, Type D.

High-Range, Water-Reducing Admixture:  ASTM C 494/C 494M, Type F.

High-Range, Water-Reducing and Retarding Admixture:  ASTM C 494/C 494M, Type G.

Plasticizing and Retarding Admixture:  ASTM C 1017/C 1017M, Type II.

VAPOR RETARDERS

Plastic Vapor Retarder:  ASTM E 1745, Class A.  Include manufacturer's recommended adhesive or pressure-sensitive tape.

Products:

Stego Wrap (10mil) Vapor Barrier by Stego Industries, LLC

Raven Industries Inc.; Vapor Block  10.

Reef Industries, Inc.; Griffolyn Type- 105.

Granular Fill:  Clean mixture of crushed stone or crushed or uncrushed gravel; ASTM D 448, Size 57, with 100 percent passing a 1-1/2-inch sieve and 0 to 5 percent passing a No. 8 sieve.

CURING MATERIALS

Evaporation Retarder:  Waterborne, monomolecular film forming, manufactured for application to fresh concrete.

Products:

Axim Concrete Technologies; Cimfilm.

Burke by Edoco; BurkeFilm.

ChemMasters; Spray-Film.

Conspec Marketing & Manufacturing Co., Inc., a Dayton Superior Company; Aquafilm.

Dayton Superior Corporation; Sure Film.

Euclid Chemical Company (The); Eucobar.

Kaufman Products, Inc.; Vapor Aid.

Lambert Corporation; Lambco Skin.

L&M Construction Chemicals, Inc.; E-Con.

MBT Protection and Repair, Div. of ChemRex; Confilm.

Meadows, W. R., Inc.; Sealtight Evapre.

Metalcrete Industries; Waterhold.

Nox-Crete Products Group, Kinsman Corporation; Monofilm.

Sika Corporation, Inc.; SikaFilm.

Symons Corporation, a Dayton Superior Company; Finishing Aid.

Unitex; Pro-Film.

US Mix Products Company; US Spec Monofilm ER.

Vexcon Chemicals, Inc.; Certi-Vex EnvioAssist.

Absorptive Cover:  AASHTO M 182, Class 2, burlap cloth made from jute or kenaf, weighing approximately 9 oz./sq. yd.when dry.

Moisture-Retaining Cover:  ASTM C 171, polyethylene film or white burlap-polyethylene sheet.

Water:  Potable.

Clear, Waterborne, Membrane-Forming Curing Compound:  ASTM C 309, Type 1, Class B, dissipating.

Products:

Anti-Hydro International, Inc.; AH Curing Compound #2 DR WB.

Burke by Edoco; Aqua Resin Cure.

ChemMasters; Safe-Cure Clear.

Conspec Marketing & Manufacturing Co., Inc., a Dayton Superior Company; W.B. Resin Cure.

Dayton Superior Corporation; Day Chem Rez Cure (J-11-W).

Euclid Chemical Company (The); Kurez DR VOX.

Kaufman Products, Inc.; Thinfilm 420.

Lambert Corporation; Aqua Kure-Clear.

L&M Construction Chemicals, Inc.; L&M Cure R.

Meadows, W. R., Inc.; 1100 Clear.

Nox-Crete Products Group, Kinsman Corporation; Resin Cure E.

Symons Corporation, a Dayton Superior Company; Resi-Chem Clear Cure.

Tamms Industries, Inc.; Horncure WB 30.

Unitex; Hydro Cure 309.

US Mix Products Company; US Spec Maxcure Resin Clear.

Vexcon Chemicals, Inc.; Certi-Vex Enviocure 100.

RELATED MATERIALS

Expansion- and Isolation-Joint-Filler Strips:  ASTM D 1751, asphalt-saturated cellulosic fiber.

Bonding Agent:  ASTM C 1059, Type II, non-redispersible, acrylic emulsion or styrene butadiene.

Epoxy Bonding Adhesive:  ASTM C 881, two-component epoxy resin, capable of humid curing and bonding to damp surfaces, of class suitable for application temperature and of grade to suit requirements, and as follows:

Types I and II, non-load bearing, for bonding hardened or freshly mixed concrete to hardened concrete.

Dovetail Anchor Slots:  Hot-dip galvanized steel sheet, not less than 0.0336 inch thick, with bent tab anchors.  Temporarily fill or cover face opening of slots to prevent intrusion of concrete or debris.

CONCRETE MIXTURES, GENERAL

Prepare design mixtures for each type and strength of concrete, proportioned on the basis of laboratory trial mixture or field test data, or both, according to ACI 301.

Use a qualified independent testing agency for preparing and reporting proposed mixture designs based on laboratory trial mixtures.

Cementitious Materials:  Use fly ash, pozzolan, or ground granulated blast-furnace slag, as needed to reduce the total amount of portland cement, which would otherwise be used, by not less than 40 percent.

Admixtures:  Use admixtures according to manufacturer's written instructions.

Use high-range water-reducing admixture in concrete, as required, for placement and workability.

Use water-reducing and retarding admixture when required by high temperatures, low humidity, or other adverse placement conditions.

Use water-reducing admixture in pumped concrete, concrete for heavy-use industrial slabs and parking structure slabs, concrete required to be watertight, and concrete with a water-cementitious materials ratio below 0.50.

Use corrosion-inhibiting admixture in concrete mixtures where indicated.

CONCRETE MIXTURES FOR SIDEWALK VAULT ELEMENTS

Footings:  Proportion normal-weight concrete mixture as follows:

Minimum Compressive Strength:  3000 psi at 28 days.

Maximum Water-Cementitious Materials Ratio:  0.50.

Slump Limit:  8 inches for concrete with verified slump of 2 to 4 inches (50 to 100 mm) before adding high-range water-reducing admixture or plasticizing admixture, plus or minus 1 inch.

Piers:  Proportion normal-weight concrete mixture as follows:

Minimum Compressive Strength:  3000 psi at 28 days.

Maximum Water-Cementitious Materials Ratio:  0.50.

Slump Limit:  8 inches for concrete with verified slump of 2 to 4 inches before adding high-range water-reducing admixture or plasticizing admixture, plus or minus 1 inch. 

Concrete Slab:  Proportion normal-weight concrete mixture as follows:

Minimum Compressive Strength:  4000 psi at 28 days.

Maximum Water-Cementitious Materials Ratio:  0.45 (wearing slab), 0.50 (slab on deck).

Slump Limit:  4 inches, plus or minus 1 inch.

Air Content:  4.5 percent, plus or minus 1.5 percent at point of delivery for 3/4-inch nominal maximum aggregate size.

 

FABRICATING REINFORCEMENT

Fabricate steel reinforcement according to CRSI's "Manual of Standard Practice."

CONCRETE MIXING

Ready-Mixed Concrete:  Measure, batch, mix, and deliver concrete according to ASTM C 94/C 94M, and furnish batch ticket information.

When air temperature is between 85 and 90 deg F, reduce mixing and delivery time from 1-1/2 hours to 75 minutes; when air temperature is above 90 deg F, reduce mixing and delivery time to 60 minutes.

EXECUTION

FORMWORK

Design, erect, shore, brace, and maintain formwork, according to ACI 301, to support vertical, lateral, static, and dynamic loads, and construction loads that might be applied, until structure can support such loads.

Construct formwork so concrete members and structures are of size, shape, alignment, elevation, and position indicated, within tolerance limits of ACI 117.

Limit concrete surface irregularities, designated by ACI 347R as abrupt or gradual, as follows:

Class A, 1/8 inch for smooth-formed finished surfaces.

 Class C, 1/2 inch for rough-formed finished surfaces.

Construct forms tight enough to prevent loss of concrete mortar.

Fabricate forms for easy removal without hammering or prying against concrete surfaces.  Provide crush or wrecking plates where stripping may damage cast concrete surfaces.  Provide top forms for inclined surfaces steeper than 1.5 horizontal to 1 vertical.

Install keyways, reglets, recesses, and the like, for easy removal.

Do not use rust-stained steel form-facing material.

Set edge forms, bulkheads, and intermediate screed strips for slabs to achieve required elevations and slopes in finished concrete surfaces.  Provide and secure units to support screed strips; use strike-off templates or compacting-type screeds.

Provide temporary openings for cleanouts and inspection ports where interior area of formwork is inaccessible.  Close openings with panels tightly fitted to forms and securely braced to prevent loss of concrete mortar.  Locate temporary openings in forms at inconspicuous locations.

Chamfer exterior corners and edges of permanently exposed concrete.

Form openings, chases, offsets, sinkages, keyways, reglets, blocking, screeds, and bulkheads required in the Work.  Determine sizes and locations from trades providing such items.

Clean forms and adjacent surfaces to receive concrete.  Remove chips, wood, sawdust, dirt, and other debris just before placing concrete.

Retighten forms and bracing before placing concrete, as required, to prevent mortar leaks and maintain proper alignment.

Coat contact surfaces of forms with form-release agent, according to manufacturer's written instructions, before placing reinforcement.

EMBEDDED ITEMS

Place and secure anchorage devices and other embedded items required for adjoining work that is attached to or supported by cast-in-place concrete.  Use setting drawings, templates, diagrams, instructions, and directions furnished with items to be embedded.

Install anchor rods, accurately located, to elevations required and complying with tolerances in Section 7.5 of AISC's "Code of Standard Practice for Steel Buildings and Bridges."

Install reglets to receive waterproofing and to receive through-wall flashings in outer face of concrete frame at exterior walls, where flashing is shown at lintels, shelf angles, and other conditions.

Install dovetail anchor slots in concrete structures as indicated.

REMOVING AND REUSING FORMS

General:  Formwork for sides of beams, walls, columns, and similar parts of the Work that does not support weight of concrete may be removed after cumulatively curing at not less than 50 deg F for 24 hours after placing concrete, if concrete is hard enough to not be damaged by form-removal operations and curing and protection operations are maintained.

Leave formwork for beam soffits, joists, slabs, and other structural elements that supports weight of concrete in place until concrete has achieved at least 70 percent of its 28-day design compressive strength.

Remove forms only if shores have been arranged to permit removal of forms without loosening or disturbing shores.

Clean and repair surfaces of forms to be reused in the Work.  Split, frayed, delaminated, or otherwise damaged form-facing material will not be acceptable for exposed surfaces.  Apply new form-release agent.

When forms are reused, clean surfaces, remove fins and laitance, and tighten to close joints.  Align and secure joints to avoid offsets.  Do not use patched forms for exposed concrete surfaces unless approved by Architect.

VAPOR RETARDERS

Plastic Vapor Retarders:  Place, protect, and repair vapor retarders according to ASTM E 1643 and manufacturer's written instructions.

Lap joints 6 inches and seal with manufacturer's recommended tape.

Granular Course:  Cover vapor retarder with granular fill, moisten, and compact with mechanical equipment to elevation tolerances of plus 0 inch or minus 3/4 inch.

STEEL REINFORCEMENT

General:  Comply with CRSI's "Manual of Standard Practice" for placing reinforcement.

Do not cut or puncture vapor retarder.  Repair damage and reseal vapor retarder before placing concrete.

Clean reinforcement of loose rust and mill scale, earth, ice, and other foreign materials that would reduce bond to concrete.

Accurately position, support, and secure reinforcement against displacement.  Locate and support reinforcement with bar supports to maintain minimum concrete cover.  Do not tack weld crossing reinforcing bars.

Set wire ties with ends directed into concrete, not toward exposed concrete surfaces.

Install welded wire reinforcement in longest practicable lengths on bar supports spaced to minimize sagging.  Lap edges and ends of adjoining sheets at least one mesh spacing.  Offset laps of adjoining sheet widths to prevent continuous laps in either direction.  Lace overlaps with wire.

JOINTS

General:  Construct joints true to line with faces perpendicular to surface plane of concrete.

Construction Joints:  Install so strength and appearance of concrete are not impaired, at locations indicated or as approved by Architect.

Place joints perpendicular to main reinforcement.  Continue reinforcement across construction joints, unless otherwise indicated.  Do not continue reinforcement through sides of strip placements of floors and slabs.

Form keyed joints as indicated.  Embed keys at least 1-1/2 inches into concrete.

Locate joints for beams, slabs, joists, and girders in the middle third of spans.  Offset joints in girders a minimum distance of twice the beam width from a beam-girder intersection.

Locate horizontal joints in walls and columns at underside of floors, slabs, beams, and girders and at the top of footings or floor slabs.

Space vertical joints in walls as indicated.  Locate joints beside piers integral with walls, near corners, and in concealed locations where possible.

Use a bonding agent at locations where fresh concrete is placed against hardened or partially hardened concrete surfaces.

Use epoxy-bonding adhesive at locations where fresh concrete is placed against hardened or partially hardened concrete surfaces.

Contraction Joints in Slabs-on-Grade:  Form weakened-plane contraction joints, sectioning concrete into areas as indicated.  Construct contraction joints for a depth equal to at least one-fourth of concrete thickness as follows:

Sawed Joints:  Form contraction joints with power saws equipped with shatterproof abrasive or diamond-rimmed blades.  Cut 1/8-inch- wide joints into concrete when cutting action will not tear, abrade, or otherwise damage surface and before concrete develops random contraction cracks.

Isolation Joints in Slabs-on-Grade:  After removing formwork, install joint-filler strips at slab junctions with vertical surfaces, such as column pedestals, foundation walls, grade beams, and other locations, as indicated.

Extend joint-filler strips full width and depth of joint, terminating flush with finished concrete surface, unless otherwise indicated.

Install joint-filler strips in lengths as long as practicable.  Where more than one length is required, lace or clip sections together.

Doweled Joints:  Install dowel bars and support assemblies at joints where indicated.  Lubricate or asphalt coat one-half of dowel length to prevent concrete bonding to one side of joint.

CONCRETE PLACEMENT

Before placing concrete, verify that installation of formwork, reinforcement, and embedded items is complete and that required inspections have been performed.

Do not add water to concrete during delivery, at Project site, or during placement unless approved by Architect.

Deposit concrete continuously in one layer or in horizontal layers of such thickness that no new concrete will be placed on concrete that has hardened enough to cause seams or planes of weakness.  If a section cannot be placed continuously, provide construction joints as indicated.  Deposit concrete to avoid segregation.

Deposit concrete in horizontal layers of depth to not exceed formwork design pressures and in a manner to avoid inclined construction joints.

Consolidate placed concrete with mechanical vibrating equipment according to ACI 301.

Do not use vibrators to transport concrete inside forms.  Insert and withdraw vibrators vertically at uniformly spaced locations to rapidly penetrate placed layer and at least 6 inches into preceding layer.  Do not insert vibrators into lower layers of concrete that have begun to lose plasticity.  At each insertion, limit duration of vibration to time necessary to consolidate concrete and complete embedment of reinforcement and other embedded items without causing mixture constituents to segregate.

Deposit and consolidate concrete for floors and slabs in a continuous operation, within limits of construction joints, until placement of a panel or section is complete.

Consolidate concrete during placement operations so concrete is thoroughly worked around reinforcement and other embedded items and into corners.

Maintain reinforcement in position on chairs during concrete placement.

Screed slab surfaces with a straightedge and strike off to correct elevations.

Slope surfaces uniformly to drains where required.

Begin initial floating using bull floats or darbies to form a uniform and open-textured surface plane, before excess bleedwater appears on the surface.  Do not further disturb slab surfaces before starting finishing operations.

Cold-Weather Placement:  Comply with ACI 306.1 and as follows.  Protect concrete work from physical damage or reduced strength that could be caused by frost, freezing actions, or low temperatures.

When average high and low temperature is expected to fall below 40 deg F for three successive days, maintain delivered concrete mixture temperature within the temperature range required by ACI 301.

Do not use frozen materials or materials containing ice or snow.  Do not place concrete on frozen subgrade or on subgrade containing frozen materials.

Do not use calcium chloride, salt, or other materials containing antifreeze agents or chemical accelerators unless otherwise specified and approved in mixture designs.

Hot-Weather Placement:  Comply with ACI 301 and as follows:

Maintain concrete temperature below 90 deg F at time of placement.  Chilled mixing water or chopped ice may be used to control temperature, provided water equivalent of ice is calculated to total amount of mixing water.  Using liquid nitrogen to cool concrete is Contractor's option.

Fog-spray forms, steel reinforcement, and subgrade just before placing concrete.  Keep subgrade uniformly moist without standing water, soft spots, or dry areas.

FINISHING FORMED SURFACES

Rough-Formed Finish:  As-cast concrete texture imparted by form-facing material with tie holes and defects repaired and patched.  Remove fins and other projections that exceed specified limits on formed-surface irregularities.

Apply to concrete surfaces not exposed to public view.

Smooth-Formed Finish:  As-cast concrete texture imparted by form-facing material, arranged in an orderly and symmetrical manner with a minimum of seams.  Repair and patch tie holes and defects.  Remove fins and other projections that exceed specified limits on formed-surface irregularities.

Apply to concrete surfaces exposed to public view, or to be covered with a coating or covering material applied directly to concrete.

Related Unformed Surfaces:  At tops of walls, horizontal offsets, and similar unformed surfaces adjacent to formed surfaces, strike off smooth and finish with a texture matching adjacent formed surfaces.  Continue final surface treatment of formed surfaces uniformly across adjacent unformed surfaces, unless otherwise indicated.

FINISHING UNFORMED SURFACES

General:  Comply with ACI 302.1R for screeding, restraightening, and finishing operations for concrete surfaces.  Do not wet concrete surfaces.

Screed surfaces with a straightedge and strike off.  Begin initial floating using bull floats or darbies to form a uniform and open-textured surface plane before excess moisture or bleedwater appears on the surface.

Do not further disturb surfaces before starting finishing operations.

Scratch Finish:  Apply scratch finish to surfaces to receive concrete floor topping or mortar setting beds for ceramic or quarry tile, portland cement terrazzo, and other bonded cementitious floor finish, unless otherwise indicated.

Float Finish:  Apply float finish to surfaces indicated, to surfaces to receive trowel finish, and to floor and slab surfaces to be covered with fluid-applied or sheet waterproofing, built-up or membrane roofing, or sand-bed terrazzo.

Trowel Finish:  Apply a hard trowel finish to surfaces indicated and to floor and slab surfaces exposed to view or to be covered with resilient flooring, carpet, ceramic or quarry tile set over a cleavage membrane, paint, or another thin film-finish coating system.

Trowel and Fine-Broom Finish:  Apply a partial trowel finish, stopping after second troweling, to surfaces indicated and to surfaces where ceramic or quarry tile is to be installed by either thickset or thin-set methods.  Immediately after second troweling, and when concrete is still plastic, slightly scarify surface with a fine broom.

Nonslip Broom Finish:  Apply a nonslip broom finish to surfaces indicated and to exterior concrete platforms, steps, and ramps.  Immediately after float finishing, slightly roughen trafficked surface by brooming with fiber-bristle broom perpendicular to main traffic route.

MISCELLANEOUS CONCRETE ITEMS

Filling In:  Fill in holes and openings left in concrete structures, unless otherwise indicated, after work of other trades is in place.  Mix, place, and cure concrete, as specified, to blend with in-place construction.  Provide other miscellaneous concrete filling indicated or required to complete the Work.

Curbs:  Provide monolithic finish to interior curbs by stripping forms while concrete is still green and by steel-troweling surfaces to a hard, dense finish with corners, intersections, and terminations slightly rounded.

Equipment Bases and Foundations:  Provide machine and equipment bases and foundations as shown on Drawings.  Set anchor bolts for machines and equipment at correct elevations, complying with diagrams or templates from manufacturer furnishing machines and equipment.

CONCRETE PROTECTING AND CURING

General:  Protect freshly placed concrete from premature drying and excessive cold or hot temperatures.  Comply with ACI 306.1 for cold-weather protection and ACI 301 for hot-weather protection during curing.

Evaporation Retarder:  Apply evaporation retarder to unformed concrete surfaces if hot, dry, or windy conditions cause moisture loss approaching 0.2 lb/sq. ft. x h before and during finishing operations.  Apply according to manufacturer's written instructions after placing, screeding, and bull floating or darbying concrete, but before float finishing.

Formed Surfaces:  Cure formed concrete surfaces, including underside of beams, supported slabs, and other similar surfaces.  If forms remain during curing period, moist cure after loosening forms.  If removing forms before end of curing period, continue curing for the remainder of the curing period.

Unformed Surfaces:  Begin curing immediately after finishing concrete.  Cure unformed surfaces, including floors and slabs, concrete floor toppings, and other surfaces.

Cure concrete according to ACI 308.1, by one or a combination of the following methods:

Moisture Curing:  Keep surfaces continuously moist for not less than seven days with the following materials:

Water.

Continuous water-fog spray.

Absorptive cover, water saturated, and kept continuously wet.  Cover concrete surfaces and edges with 12-inch lap over adjacent absorptive covers.

Moisture-Retaining-Cover Curing:  Cover concrete surfaces with moisture-retaining cover for curing concrete, placed in widest practicable width, with sides and ends lapped at least 12 inches, and sealed by waterproof tape or adhesive.  Cure for not less than seven days.  Immediately repair any holes or tears during curing period using cover material and waterproof tape.

Curing Compound:  Apply uniformly in continuous operation by power spray or roller according to manufacturer's written instructions.  Recoat areas subjected to heavy rainfall within three hours after initial application.  Maintain continuity of coating and repair damage during curing period.

JOINT FILLING

Prepare, clean, and install joint filler according to manufacturer's written instructions.

Defer joint filling until concrete has aged at least six month(s).  Do not fill joints until construction traffic has permanently ceased.

Remove dirt, debris, saw cuttings, curing compounds, and sealers from joints; leave contact faces of joint clean and dry.

Install semirigid joint filler full depth in saw-cut joints and at least 2 inches deep in formed joints.  Overfill joint and trim joint filler flush with top of joint after hardening.

CONCRETE SURFACE REPAIRS

Defective Concrete:  Repair and patch defective areas when approved by Architect.  Remove and replace concrete that cannot be repaired and patched to Architect's approval.

Patching Mortar:  Mix dry-pack patching mortar, consisting of one part portland cement to two and one-half parts fine aggregate passing a No. 16 sieve, using only enough water for handling and placing.

Repairing Formed Surfaces:  Surface defects include color and texture irregularities, cracks, spalls, air bubbles, honeycombs, rock pockets, fins and other projections on the surface, and stains and other discolorations that cannot be removed by cleaning.

Immediately after form removal, cut out honeycombs, rock pockets, and voids more than 1/2 inch in any dimension in solid concrete, but not less than 1 inch in depth.  Make edges of cuts perpendicular to concrete surface.  Clean, dampen with water, and brush-coat holes and voids with bonding agent.  Fill and compact with patching mortar before bonding agent has dried.  Fill form-tie voids with patching mortar or cone plugs secured in place with bonding agent.

Repair defects on surfaces exposed to view by blending white portland cement and standard portland cement so that, when dry, patching mortar will match surrounding color.  Patch a test area at inconspicuous locations to verify mixture and color match before proceeding with patching.  Compact mortar in place and strike off slightly higher than surrounding surface.

Repair defects on concealed formed surfaces that affect concrete's durability and structural performance as determined by Architect.

Repairing Unformed Surfaces:  Test unformed surfaces, such as floors and slabs, for finish and verify surface tolerances specified for each surface.  Correct low and high areas.  Test surfaces sloped to drain for trueness of slope and smoothness; use a sloped template.

Repair finished surfaces containing defects.  Surface defects include spalls, popouts, honeycombs, rock pockets, crazing and cracks in excess of 0.01 inch wide or that penetrate to reinforcement or completely through unreinforced sections regardless of width, and other objectionable conditions.

After concrete has cured at least 14 days, correct high areas by grinding.

Correct localized low areas during or immediately after completing surface finishing operations by cutting out low areas and replacing with patching mortar.  Finish repaired areas to blend into adjacent concrete.

Correct other low areas scheduled to receive floor coverings with a repair underlayment.  Prepare, mix, and apply repair underlayment and primer according to manufacturer's written instructions to produce a smooth, uniform, plane, and level surface.  Feather edges to match adjacent floor elevations.

Repair defective areas, except random cracks and single holes 1 inch or less in diameter, by cutting out and replacing with fresh concrete.  Remove defective areas with clean, square cuts and expose steel reinforcement with at least a 3/4-inch clearance all around.  Dampen concrete surfaces in contact with patching concrete and apply bonding agent.  Mix patching concrete of same materials and mixture as original concrete except without coarse aggregate.  Place, compact, and finish to blend with adjacent finished concrete.  Cure in same manner as adjacent concrete.

Repair random cracks and single holes 1 inch or less in diameter with patching mortar.  Groove top of cracks and cut out holes to sound concrete and clean off dust, dirt, and loose particles.  Dampen cleaned concrete surfaces and apply bonding agent.  Place patching mortar before bonding agent has dried.  Compact patching mortar and finish to match adjacent concrete.  Keep patched area continuously moist for at least 72 hours.

Perform structural repairs of concrete, subject to Architect's approval, using epoxy adhesive and patching mortar.

Repair materials and installation not specified above may be used, subject to Architect's approval.

FIELD QUALITY CONTROL

Testing and Inspecting:  Owner will engage a qualified testing and inspecting agency to perform field tests and inspections and prepare test reports.

Inspections:

Steel reinforcement placement.

Steel reinforcement welding.

Headed bolts and studs.

Verification of use of required design mixture.

Concrete placement, including conveying and depositing.

Curing procedures and maintenance of curing temperature.

Concrete Tests:  Testing of composite samples of fresh concrete obtained according to ASTM C 172 shall be performed according to the following requirements:

Testing Frequency:  Obtain one composite sample for each day's pour of each concrete mixture exceeding 5 cu. yd., but less than 25 cu. yd., plus one set for each additional 50 cu. yd. or fraction thereof.

Slump:  ASTM C 143/C 143M; one test at point of placement for each composite sample, but not less than one test for each day's pour of each concrete mixture.  Perform additional tests when concrete consistency appears to change.

Air Content:  ASTM C 231, pressure method, for normal-weight concrete;one test for each composite sample, but not less than one test for each day's pour of each concrete mixture.

Concrete Temperature:  ASTM C 1064/C 1064M; one test hourly when air temperature is 40 deg F and below and when 80 deg F and above, and one test for each composite sample.

Compression Test Specimens:  ASTM C 31/C 31M.

Cast and field cure two sets of two standard cylinder specimens for each composite sample.

Compressive-Strength Tests:  ASTM C 39/C 39M; test one set of two laboratory-cured specimens at 7 days and one set of two specimens at 28 days.

Test one set of two field-cured specimens at 7 days and one set of two specimens at 28 days.

A compressive-strength test shall be the average compressive strength from a set of two specimens obtained from same composite sample and tested at age indicated.

When strength of field-cured cylinders is less than 85 percent of companion laboratory-cured cylinders, Contractor shall evaluate operations and provide corrective procedures for protecting and curing in-place concrete.

Strength of each concrete mixture will be satisfactory if every average of any three consecutive compressive-strength tests equals or exceeds specified compressive strength and no compressive-strength test value falls below specified compressive strength by more than 500 psi.

Test results shall be reported in writing to Architect, concrete manufacturer, and Contractor within 48 hours of testing.  Reports of compressive-strength tests shall contain Project identification name and number, date of concrete placement, name of concrete testing and inspecting agency, location of concrete batch in Work, design compressive strength at 28 days, concrete mixture proportions and materials, compressive breaking strength, and type of break for both 7- and 28-day tests.

Nondestructive Testing:  Impact hammer, sonoscope, or other nondestructive device may be permitted by Architect but will not be used as sole basis for approval or rejection of concrete.

Additional Tests:  Testing and inspecting agency shall make additional tests of concrete when test results indicate that slump, air entrainment, compressive strengths, or other requirements have not been met, as directed by Architect.  Testing and inspecting agency may conduct tests to determine adequacy of concrete by cored cylinders complying with ASTM C 42/C 42M or by other methods as directed by Architect.

Additional testing and inspecting, at Contractor's expense, will be performed to determine compliance of replaced or additional work with specified requirements.

Correct deficiencies in the Work that test reports and inspections indicate dos not comply with the Contract Documents.

END OF SECTION 033000

 

 

SECTION 051200 - STRUCTURAL STEEL FRAMING

GENERAL

SUMMARY

This Section includes structural steel and grout.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

Connections:  Where indicated on the Contract Documents, provide details of simple shear connections required by the Contract Documents to be selected or completed by structural-steel fabricator to withstand ASD-service loads indicated and comply with other information and restrictions indicated.

Select and complete connections using AISC's "Manual of Steel Construction, Allowable Stress Design," Part 4.

SUBMITTALS

Product Data:  For each type of product indicated.

Shop Drawings:  Show fabrication of structural-steel components.

Welding certificates.

Mill test reports.

Source quality-control test reports.

QUALITY ASSURANCE

Welding:  Qualify procedures and personnel according to AWS D1.1, "Structural Welding Code--Steel."

Comply with applicable provisions of AISC's "Code of Standard Practice for Steel Buildings and Bridges."

PRODUCTS

STRUCTURAL-STEEL MATERIALS

W-Shapes:  ASTM A 992/A 992M.

Channels, Angles:  ASTM A 36/A 36M.

Plate and Bar:  ASTM A 36/A 36M.

Cold-Formed Hollow Structural Sections:  ASTM A 500, Grade B, structural tubing.

Hot-Formed Hollow Structural Sections:  ASTM A 501

Steel Pipe:  ASTM A 53/A 53M, Type E or S, Grade B.

Welding Electrodes:  Comply with AWS requirements.

BOLTS, CONNECTORS, AND ANCHORS

Tension-Control, High-Strength Bolt-Nut-Washer Assemblies:  ASTM F 1852, Type 1, heavy hex or round head steel structural bolts with splined ends; ASTM A 563 heavy hex carbon-steel nuts; and ASTM F 436 hardened carbon-steel washers.

Finish:  Plain.

Shear Connectors:  ASTM A 108, Grades 1015 through 1020, headed-stud type, cold-finished carbon steel; AWS D1.1, Type B.

Unheaded Anchor Rods:  ASTM F 1554, Grade 36.

Configuration:  Hooked.

Finish:  Plain.

Headed Anchor Rods:  ASTM F 1554, Grade 36, straight.

Finish:  Plain.

Threaded Rods:  ASTM A 36/A 36M.

Finish:  Hot-dip zinc coating, ASTM A 153/A 153M, Class C.

PRIMER

Primer:  SSPC-Paint 25, Type II, iron oxide, zinc oxide, raw linseed oil, and alkyd.

Primer:  Fabricator's standard lead- and chromate-free, nonasphaltic, rust-inhibiting primer.

GROUT

Nonmetallic, Shrinkage-Resistant Grout:  ASTM C 1107, factory-packaged, nonmetallic aggregate grout, noncorrosive, nonstaining, mixed with water to consistency suitable for application and a 30-minute working time.

FABRICATION

Structural Steel:  Fabricate and assemble in shop to greatest extent possible.  Fabricate according to AISC's "Code of Standard Practice for Steel Buildings and Bridges" and AISC's "Specification for Structural Steel Buildings--Allowable Stress Design and Plastic Design."

Shear Connectors:  Prepare steel surfaces as recommended by manufacturer of shear connectors.  Use automatic end welding of headed-stud shear connectors according to AWS D1.1 and manufacturer's written instructions.

SHOP CONNECTIONS

High-Strength Bolts:  Shop install high-strength bolts according to RCSC's "Specification for Structural Joints Using ASTM A 325 or A 490 Bolts" for type of bolt and type of joint specified.

Joint Type:  Slip critical.

Weld Connections:  Comply with AWS D1.1 for welding procedure specifications, tolerances, appearance, and quality of welds and for methods used in correcting welding work.  In addition to visual inspection, shop-welded connections will be tested and inspected, as directed by the structural engineer, according to AWS D1.1 and the following inspection procedures, at testing agency's option:

Liquid Penetrant Inspection:  ASTM E 165.

Magnetic Particle Inspection:  ASTM E 709; performed on root pass and on finished weld.  Cracks or zones of incomplete fusion or penetration will not be accepted.

Ultrasonic Inspection:  ASTM E 164.

Radiographic Inspection:  ASTM E 94.

 

SHOP PRIMING

Shop prime steel surfaces except the following:

Surfaces embedded in concrete or mortar.  Extend priming of partially embedded members to a depth of 2 inches.

Surfaces to be field welded.

Surfaces to be high-strength bolted with slip-critical connections.

Surfaces to receive sprayed fire-resistive materials.

Galvanized surfaces.

Surface Preparation:  Clean surfaces to be painted.  Remove loose rust and mill scale and spatter, slag, or flux deposits.  Prepare surfaces according to the following specifications and standards:

SSPC-SP 2, "Hand Tool Cleaning."

Priming:  Immediately after surface preparation, apply primer according to manufacturer's written instructions and at rate recommended by SSPC to provide a dry film thickness of not less than 1.5 mils.  Use priming methods that result in full coverage of joints, corners, edges, and exposed surfaces.

SOURCE QUALITY CONTROL

Owner will engage an independent testing and inspecting agency to perform shop tests and inspections and prepare test reports.  Comply with testing and inspection requirements of Part 3, Article "Field Quality Control."

Correct deficiencies in Work that test reports and inspections indicate does not comply with the Contract Documents.

In addition to visual inspection, shop-welded shear connectors will be tested and inspected according to requirements in AWS D1.1 for stud welding.

EXECUTION

ERECTION

Examination:  Verify elevations of concrete- and masonry-bearing surfaces and locations of anchor rods, bearing plates, and other embedments, with steel erector present, for compliance with requirements.

Proceed with installation only after unsatisfactory conditions have been corrected.

Set structural steel accurately in locations and to elevations indicated and according to AISC's "Code of Standard Practice for Steel Buildings and Bridges" and "Specification for Structural Steel Buildings--Allowable Stress Design and Plastic Design."

Base, Leveling and Bearing Plates:  Clean concrete and masonry-bearing surfaces of bond-reducing materials, and roughen surfaces prior to setting plates.  Clean bottom surface of plates.

Set plates for structural members on wedges, shims, or setting nuts as required.

Weld plate washers to top of base plate.

Snug-tighten anchor rods after supported members have been positioned and plumbed.  Do not remove wedges or shims but, if protruding, cut off flush with edge of plates before packing with grout.

Promptly pack grout solidly between bearing surfaces and plates so no voids remain.  Neatly finish exposed surfaces; protect grout and allow to cure.  Comply with manufacturer's written installation instructions for shrinkage-resistant grouts.

Maintain erection tolerances of structural steel within AISC's "Code of Standard Practice for Steel Buildings and Bridges."

FIELD CONNECTIONS

High-Strength Bolts:  Shop install high-strength bolts according to RCSC's "Specification for Structural Joints Using ASTM A 325 or A 490 Bolts" for type of bolt and type of joint specified.

Joint Type:  Slip critical.

Weld Connections:  Comply with AWS D1.1 for welding procedure specifications, tolerances, appearance, and quality of welds and for methods used in correcting welding work.

Comply with AISC's "Code of Standard Practice for Steel Buildings and Bridges" and "Specification for Structural Steel Buildings--Allowable Stress Design and Plastic Design" for bearing, adequacy of temporary connections, alignment, and removal of paint on surfaces adjacent to field welds.

FIELD QUALITY CONTROL

Testing Agency:  Owner will engage a qualified independent testing and inspecting agency to inspect field welds and high-strength bolted connections.

Bolted Connections:  Shop-bolted connections will be inspected according to RCSC's "Specification for Structural Joints Using ASTM A 325 or A 490 Bolts."

Welded Connections:  Field welds will be visually inspected according to AWS D1.1.

In addition to visual inspection, field welds will be tested, as directed by the structural engineer, according to AWS D1.1 and the following inspection procedures, at testing agency's option:

Liquid Penetrant Inspection:  ASTM E 165.

Magnetic Particle Inspection:  ASTM E 709; performed on root pass and on finished weld.  Cracks or zones of incomplete fusion or penetration will not be accepted.

Ultrasonic Inspection:  ASTM E 164.

Radiographic Inspection:  ASTM E 94.

Correct deficiencies in Work that test reports and inspections indicate does not comply with the Contract Documents.

END OF SECTION 05120

 

SECTION 053100 - STEEL DECKING

GENERAL

SUMMARY

This Section includes the following:

Roof deck.

Composite floor deck.

Noncomposite form deck.

SUBMITTALS

Product Data:  For each type of deck, accessory, and product indicated.

Shop Drawings:  Include layout and types of deck panels, anchorage details, reinforcing channels, pans, deck openings, special jointing, accessories, and attachments to other construction.

Product certificates.

Welding certificates.

Research/evaluation reports.

QUALITY ASSURANCE

Welding:  Qualify procedures and personnel according to AWS D1.1, "Structural Welding Code--Steel," and AWS D1.3, "Structural Welding Code--Sheet Steel."

AISI Specifications:  Calculate structural characteristics of steel deck according to AISI's "Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members."

PRODUCTS

MANUFACTURERS

Manufacturers:  Subject to compliance with requirements, provide products by one of the following:

BHP Steel Building Products USA Inc.

Consolidated Systems, Inc.

Epic Metals Corp.

Marilyn Steel Products, Inc.

Nucor Corp.; Vulcraft Div.

Roof Deck, Inc.

United Steel Deck, Inc.

Verco Manufacturing Co.

Wheeling Corrugating Co.; Div. of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp.

COMPOSITE FLOOR DECK

Composite Steel Floor Deck:  Fabricate panels, with integrally embossed or raised pattern ribs and interlocking side laps, to comply with "SDI Specifications and Commentary for Composite Steel Floor Deck," in SDI Publication No. 29, the minimum section properties indicated, and the following:

Galvanized Steel Sheet:  ASTM A 653/A 653M, Structural Steel (SS), Grade 33, G60 zinc coating.

Profile Depth:  1-1/2 inches.

Design Uncoated-Steel Thickness:  0.0474 inch.

Span Condition.  3 span minimum.

ACCESSORIES

Accessories:  Steel deck manufacturer's standard accessory materials, including mechanical fasteners, closure strips, pour stops, and closures for deck.

Galvanizing Repair Paint:  ASTM A 780.

EXECUTION

INSTALLATION

Install deck panels and accessories according to applicable specifications and commentary in SDI Publication No. 29, manufacturer's written instructions, and requirements in this Section.

Place deck panels on supporting frame and adjust to final position with ends accurately aligned and bearing on supporting frame before being permanently fastened.  Do not stretch or contract side-lap interlocks.

Place deck panels flat and square and fasten to supporting frame without warp or deflection.

Cut and neatly fit deck panels and accessories around openings and other work projecting through or adjacent to decking.

Provide additional reinforcement and closure pieces at openings as required for strength, continuity of decking, and support of other work.

Comply with AWS requirements and procedures for manual shielded metal arc welding, appearance and quality of welds, and methods used for correcting welding work.

Mechanical fasteners may be used in lieu of welding to fasten deck.  Locate mechanical fasteners and install according to deck manufacturer's written instructions.

Roof Deck Accessories:  Install sump pans and sump plates, ridge and valley plates, finish strips, cover plates, end closures, and reinforcing channels according to deck manufacturer's written instructions.  Weld to substrate to provide a complete deck installation.

Pour Stops and Girder Fillers:  Weld steel sheet pour stops and girder fillers to supporting structure according to SDI recommendations, unless otherwise indicated.

Floor Deck Closures:  Weld steel sheet column closures, cell closures, and Z-closures to deck, according to SDI recommendations, to provide tight-fitting closures at open ends of ribs and sides of decking.  Weld cover plates at changes in direction of floor deck panels, unless otherwise indicated.

Repairs and Protection:

Galvanizing Repairs:  Prepare and repair damaged galvanized coatings on both surfaces of deck with galvanized repair paint according to ASTM A 780 and manufacturer's written instructions.

FIELD QUALITY CONTROL

Testing:  Owner will engage a qualified independent testing agency to perform field quality-control testing.

Field welds will be subject to inspection.

Remove and replace work that does not comply with specified requirements.

Additional testing and inspecting, at Contractor's expense, will be performed to determine compliance of corrected work with specified requirements.

END OF SECTION 05310

 

SECTION 079200 - JOINT SEALANTS

GENERAL

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Drawings and general provisions of the Contract, including General and Supplementary Conditions and Division 01 Specification Sections, apply to this Section.

SUMMARY

Section Includes:

Silicone joint sealants.

Nonstaining silicone joint sealants.

Urethane joint sealants.

Immersible joint sealants.

Silyl-terminated polyether joint sealants.

Mildew-resistant joint sealants.

Polysulfide joint sealants.

Butyl joint sealants.

Latex joint sealants.

PREINSTALLATION MEETINGS

Preinstallation Conference: Conduct conference at Project site.

ACTION SUBMITTALS

Product Data: For each joint-sealant product.

Samples for Initial Selection: Manufacturer's color charts consisting of strips of cured sealants showing the full range of colors available for each product exposed to view.

Samples for Verification: For each kind and color of joint sealant required, provide Samples with joint sealants in 1/2-inch- (13-mm-) wide joints formed between two 6-inch- (150-mm-) long strips of material matching the appearance of exposed surfaces adjacent to joint sealants.

Joint-Sealant Schedule: Include the following information:

Joint-sealant application, joint location, and designation.

Joint-sealant manufacturer and product name.

Joint-sealant formulation.

Joint-sealant color.

INFORMATIONAL SUBMITTALS

Qualification Data: For qualified testing agency.

Product Test Reports: For each kind of joint sealant, for tests performed by manufacturer and witnessed by a qualified testing agency.

Preconstruction Laboratory Test Reports: From sealant manufacturer, indicating the following:

Materials forming joint substrates and joint-sealant backings have been tested for compatibility and adhesion with joint sealants.

Interpretation of test results and written recommendations for primers and substrate preparation are needed for adhesion.

Preconstruction Field-Adhesion-Test Reports: Indicate which sealants and joint preparation methods resulted in optimum adhesion to joint substrates based on testing specified in "Preconstruction Testing" Article.

Field-Adhesion-Test Reports: For each sealant application tested.

Sample Warranties: For special warranties.

QUALITY ASSURANCE

Installer Qualifications: An authorized representative who is trained and approved by manufacturer.

Product Testing: Test joint sealants using a qualified testing agency.

Testing Agency Qualifications: Qualified according to ASTM C 1021 to conduct the testing indicated.

Mockups: Install sealant in mockups of assemblies specified in other Sections that are indicated to receive joint sealants specified in this Section. Use materials and installation methods specified in this Section.

PRECONSTRUCTION TESTING

Preconstruction Laboratory Testing: Submit to joint-sealant manufacturers, for testing indicated below, samples of materials that will contact or affect joint sealants.

Adhesion Testing: Use ASTM C 794 to determine whether priming and other specific joint preparation techniques are required to obtain rapid, optimum adhesion of joint sealants to joint substrates.

Compatibility Testing: Use ASTM C 1087 to determine sealant compatibility when in contact with glazing and gasket materials.

Stain Testing: Use ASTM C 1248 to determine stain potential of sealant when in contact with masonry substrates.

Submit manufacturer's recommended number of pieces of each type of material, including joint substrates, joint-sealant backings, and miscellaneous materials.

Schedule sufficient time for testing and analyzing results to prevent delaying the Work.

For materials failing tests, obtain joint-sealant manufacturer's written instructions for corrective measures, including use of specially formulated primers.

Testing will not be required if joint-sealant manufacturers submit data that are based on previous testing, not older than 24 months, of sealant products for adhesion to, staining of, and compatibility with joint substrates and other materials matching those submitted.

Preconstruction Field-Adhesion Testing: Before installing sealants, field test their adhesion to Project joint substrates as follows:

Locate test joints where indicated on Project or, if not indicated, as directed by Architect.

Conduct field tests for each kind of sealant and joint substrate.

Notify Architect seven days in advance of dates and times when test joints will be erected.

Arrange for tests to take place with joint-sealant manufacturer's technical representative present.

Test Method: Test joint sealants according to Method A, Field-Applied Sealant Joint Hand Pull Tab, in Appendix X1.1 in ASTM C 1193 or Method A, Tail Procedure, in ASTM C 1521.

For joints with dissimilar substrates, verify adhesion to each substrate separately; extend cut along one side, verifying adhesion to opposite side. Repeat procedure for opposite side.

Report whether sealant failed to adhere to joint substrates or tore cohesively. Include data on pull distance used to test each kind of product and joint substrate. For sealants that fail adhesively, retest until satisfactory adhesion is obtained.

Evaluation of Preconstruction Field-Adhesion-Test Results: Sealants not evidencing adhesive failure from testing, in absence of other indications of noncompliance with requirements, will be considered satisfactory. Do not use sealants that fail to adhere to joint substrates during testing.

FIELD CONDITIONS

Do not proceed with installation of joint sealants under the following conditions:

When ambient and substrate temperature conditions are outside limits permitted by joint-sealant manufacturer or are below 40 deg F (5 deg C).

When joint substrates are wet.

Where joint widths are less than those allowed by joint-sealant manufacturer for applications indicated.

Where contaminants capable of interfering with adhesion have not yet been removed from joint substrates.

WARRANTY

Special Installer's Warranty: Installer agrees to repair or replace joint sealants that do not comply with performance and other requirements specified in this Section within specified warranty period.

Warranty Period:  10 years from date of Substantial Completion.

Special Manufacturer's Warranty: Manufacturer agrees to furnish joint sealants to repair or replace those joint sealants that do not comply with performance and other requirements specified in this Section within specified warranty period.

Warranty Period:  10 years from date of Substantial Completion.

Special warranties specified in this article exclude deterioration or failure of joint sealants from the following:

Movement of the structure caused by stresses on the sealant exceeding sealant manufacturer's written specifications for sealant elongation and compression.

Disintegration of joint substrates from causes exceeding design specifications.

Mechanical damage caused by individuals, tools, or other outside agents.

Changes in sealant appearance caused by accumulation of dirt or other atmospheric contaminants.

PRODUCTS

JOINT SEALANTS, GENERAL

Compatibility: Provide joint sealants, backings, and other related materials that are compatible with one another and with joint substrates under conditions of service and application, as demonstrated by joint-sealant manufacturer, based on testing and field experience.

Colors of Exposed Joint Sealants:  Match Existing.

URETHANE JOINT SEALANTS

Urethane, M, NS, 25, T, NT: Multicomponent, nonsag, plus 25 percent and minus 25 percent movement capability, traffic- and nontraffic-use, urethane joint sealant; ASTM C 920, Type M, Grade NS, Class 25, Uses T and NT.

JOINT-SEALANT BACKING

Sealant Backing Material, General: Nonstaining; compatible with joint substrates, sealants, primers, and other joint fillers; and approved for applications indicated by sealant manufacturer based on field experience and laboratory testing.

Cylindrical Sealant Backings: ASTM C 1330, Type C (closed-cell material with a surface skin) Type O (open-cell material) Type B (bicellular material with a surface skin)  or any of the preceding types, as approved in writing by joint-sealant manufacturer for joint application indicated, and of size and density to control sealant depth and otherwise contribute to producing optimum sealant performance.

Bond-Breaker Tape: Polyethylene tape or other plastic tape recommended by sealant manufacturer for preventing sealant from adhering to rigid, inflexible joint-filler materials or joint surfaces at back of joint. Provide self-adhesive tape where applicable.

MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS

Primer: Material recommended by joint-sealant manufacturer where required for adhesion of sealant to joint substrates indicated, as determined from preconstruction joint-sealant-substrate tests and field tests.

Cleaners for Nonporous Surfaces: Chemical cleaners acceptable to manufacturers of sealants and sealant backing materials, free of oily residues or other substances capable of staining or harming joint substrates and adjacent nonporous surfaces in any way, and formulated to promote optimum adhesion of sealants to joint substrates.

Masking Tape: Nonstaining, nonabsorbent material compatible with joint sealants and surfaces adjacent to joints.

EXECUTION

EXAMINATION

Examine joints indicated to receive joint sealants, with Installer present, for compliance with requirements for joint configuration, installation tolerances, and other conditions affecting performance of the Work.

Proceed with installation only after unsatisfactory conditions have been corrected.

PREPARATION

Surface Cleaning of Joints: Clean out joints immediately before installing joint sealants to comply with joint-sealant manufacturer's written instructions and the following requirements:

Remove all foreign material from joint substrates that could interfere with adhesion of joint sealant, including dust, paints (except for permanent, protective coatings tested and approved for sealant adhesion and compatibility by sealant manufacturer), old joint sealants, oil, grease, waterproofing, water repellents, water, surface dirt, and frost.

Clean porous joint substrate surfaces by brushing, grinding, mechanical abrading, or a combination of these methods to produce a clean, sound substrate capable of developing optimum bond with joint sealants. Remove loose particles remaining after cleaning operations above by vacuuming or blowing out joints with oil-free compressed air. Porous joint substrates include the following:

Concrete.

Masonry.

Remove laitance and form-release agents from concrete.

Clean nonporous joint substrate surfaces with chemical cleaners or other means that do not stain, harm substrates, or leave residues capable of interfering with adhesion of joint sealants. Nonporous joint substrates include the following:

Metal.

Joint Priming: Prime joint substrates where recommended by joint-sealant manufacturer or as indicated by preconstruction joint-sealant-substrate tests or prior experience. Apply primer to comply with joint-sealant manufacturer's written instructions. Confine primers to areas of joint-sealant bond; do not allow spillage or migration onto adjoining surfaces.

Masking Tape: Use masking tape where required to prevent contact of sealant or primer with adjoining surfaces that otherwise would be permanently stained or damaged by such contact or by cleaning methods required to remove sealant smears. Remove tape immediately after tooling without disturbing joint seal.

INSTALLATION OF JOINT SEALANTS

General: Comply with joint-sealant manufacturer's written installation instructions for products and applications indicated, unless more stringent requirements apply.

Sealant Installation Standard: Comply with recommendations in ASTM C 1193 for use of joint sealants as applicable to materials, applications, and conditions indicated.

Install sealant backings of kind indicated to support sealants during application and at position required to produce cross-sectional shapes and depths of installed sealants relative to joint widths that allow optimum sealant movement capability.

Do not leave gaps between ends of sealant backings.

Do not stretch, twist, puncture, or tear sealant backings.

Remove absorbent sealant backings that have become wet before sealant application, and replace them with dry materials.

Install bond-breaker tape behind sealants where sealant backings are not used between sealants and backs of joints.

Install sealants using proven techniques that comply with the following and at the same time backings are installed:

Place sealants so they directly contact and fully wet joint substrates.

Completely fill recesses in each joint configuration.

Produce uniform, cross-sectional shapes and depths relative to joint widths that allow optimum sealant movement capability.

Tooling of Nonsag Sealants: Immediately after sealant application and before skinning or curing begins, tool sealants according to requirements specified in subparagraphs below to form smooth, uniform beads of configuration indicated; to eliminate air pockets; and to ensure contact and adhesion of sealant with sides of joint.

Remove excess sealant from surfaces adjacent to joints.

Use tooling agents that are approved in writing by sealant manufacturer and that do not discolor sealants or adjacent surfaces.

Provide concave joint profile per Figure 8A in ASTM C 1193 unless otherwise indicated.

FIELD QUALITY CONTROL

Field-Adhesion Testing: Field test joint-sealant adhesion to joint substrates as follows:

Extent of Testing: Test completed and cured sealant joints as follows:

Perform 10 tests for the first 1000 feet (300 m) of joint length for each kind of sealant and joint substrate.

Perform one test for each 1000 feet (300 m) of joint length thereafter or one test per each floor per elevation.

Test Method: Test joint sealants according to Method A, Field-Applied Sealant Joint Hand Pull Tab, in Appendix X1 in ASTM C 1193 or Method A, Tail Procedure, in ASTM C 1521.

For joints with dissimilar substrates, verify adhesion to each substrate separately; extend cut along one side, verifying adhesion to opposite side. Repeat procedure for opposite side.

Inspect tested joints and report on the following:

Whether sealants filled joint cavities and are free of voids.

Whether sealant dimensions and configurations comply with specified requirements.

Whether sealants in joints connected to pulled-out portion failed to adhere to joint substrates or tore cohesively. Include data on pull distance used to test each kind of product and joint substrate. Compare these results to determine if adhesion complies with sealant manufacturer's field-adhesion hand-pull test criteria.

Record test results in a field-adhesion-test log. Include dates when sealants were installed, names of persons who installed sealants, test dates, test locations, whether joints were primed, adhesion results and percent elongations, sealant material, sealant configuration, and sealant dimensions.

Repair sealants pulled from test area by applying new sealants following same procedures used originally to seal joints. Ensure that original sealant surfaces are clean and that new sealant contacts original sealant.

Evaluation of Field-Adhesion-Test Results: Sealants not evidencing adhesive failure from testing or noncompliance with other indicated requirements will be considered satisfactory. Remove sealants that fail to adhere to joint substrates during testing or to comply with other requirements. Retest failed applications until test results prove sealants comply with indicated requirements.

CLEANING

Clean off excess sealant or sealant smears adjacent to joints as the Work progresses by methods and with cleaning materials approved in writing by manufacturers of joint sealants and of products in which joints occur.

PROTECTION

Protect joint sealants during and after curing period from contact with contaminating substances and from damage resulting from construction operations or other causes so sealants are without deterioration or damage at time of Substantial Completion. If, despite such protection, damage or deterioration occurs, cut out, remove, and repair damaged or deteriorated joint sealants immediately so installations with repaired areas are indistinguishable from original work.

JOINT-SEALANT SCHEDULE

Joint-Sealant Application: Exterior joints in horizontal traffic surfaces.

Joint Locations:

As indicated on Drawings.

Joint Sealant:  Urethane, M, P, 25, T, NT.

Joint-Sealant Color:  Match Existing.

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