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[[Category:2017 Standard Specifications For Construction And Materials]]

Revision as of 15:36, 3 April 2017

103.01 DESCRIPTION.
Furnish, clean, and maintain in good condition an Engineers office at an approved location within the immediate vicinity of the project. The office shall be separate from any offices used by the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement., and it and all items therein shall be for the exclusive use of the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02.’s Engineers and Inspectors. Rented properties that conform to the type of office specified in the Contract DocumentsThe written agreement executed between an Administration and the successful bidder, covering the performance of the work and furnishing of labor, equipment and materials, by which the Contractor is bound to perform the work and furnish the labor, equipment and materials, and by which the Administration is obligated to compensate him therefore at the mutually established and accepted rate or price. The Contract Documents shall include the Invitation for Bids, Notice to Contractors, Instructions to Bidders, Proposal, Contract Forms and Bonds, General Provisions, Specifications, Supplemental Specifications, all Special Provisions, all Technical Provisions, all Plans and Notices to Proceed, also any written Change Orders and Supplemental Agreements that are required to complete the construction of the work in an acceptable manner, including authorized extension thereof will be acceptable.
103.02 MATERIALS.
Not applicable.
103.03 CONSTRUCTION.
Set up, equip, and make the office ready for use at least five days prior to commencement of other work on the project. Leave the office and appurtenances in place until all field records are complete. Upon removal of the office, restore the location to a condition acceptable to the EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him..
Unless otherwise specified, the office and all furnished equipment and accessories shall become the property of the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. at the completion of the project.
103.03.01 Mobile Housing Unit. Provide a mobile housing unit having floor space of at least 100 ft2 and window area of at least 10 ft2. Ensure it is entirely enclosed and waterproofed and has a door that locks. Provide a table 36 x 48 x 40 in. high and one closet equipped with a lock. Furnish two keys for each lock. Provide satisfactory heating and cooling. Relocate the unit as directed.
103.03.02 Handicap Accessibility. When handicap accessibility is necessary, comply with the Federal Register-Volume 56 No. 144-Americans with Disability Act (ADAAmericans with Disabilities Act) Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities.
103.03.03 Mobile Office Trailers. Anchor in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations. Office trailers, as defined under the Industrial Building and Mobile Act of Maryland, shall be approved by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and bear the Maryland CertificationA document which verifies that the material and work complies with the applicable specifications and includes the actual test results to confirm the statement. The contents of the certification shall be on the Contractor's/vendor's/manufacturer's letterhead or approved document and shall be duly signed by a company officer. Certifications for metal products, when required, shall include a statement that the material was melted and manufactured in the United States except as provided in Section 165 of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982, as amended by Section 1041(a) and 1048(a) of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 with regard to the furnishing and coating of iron and steel products. A nationwide waiver for this provision has been granted for pig iron and processed, pelletized, and reduced iron ore. Insignia in the interior of the office.
103.03.04 Quality Control LaboratoryThe testing laboratory of the State Highway Administration (or other Administrations) or any other testing laboratory designated by the procurement officer.. Section 915.
103.03.05  Requirements for all Offices.
(a) Entirely enclosed, waterproofed, and completely insulated to at least an R11 rating.
(b) Double thick floor with building paper placed in between the floor layers.
(c) Finished inside and outside as approved.
(d) A ceiling height of at least 7 ft, a pitched roof, and a ventilating louver in each gable.
(e) A 4 x 1 ft sign with the message “ENGINEERS OFFICE - STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION” attached to or mounted in front of the office. The sign shall have a black background and have white lettering at least 3 in. high.
(f) A 5 x 7 in. no smoking sign posted on the outside of each entrance to the office, plant laboratory, and mobile housing unit.
(g) Interior and exterior doors equipped with different key locks. Interior doors keyed alike. Exterior doors keyed alike. An additional dead bolt lock for each exterior door. Four keys for each interior and exterior lock.
(h) Windows capable of being opened and closed. Equip with latches, screens, and venetian blinds or shades.
(i) Electrified in accordance with national and State electrical codes with satisfactory artificial lighting and lighting services. Ensure an illumination level of at least 75 ft-c.
(j) EquipmentAll machinery, tools, and apparatus necessary for the proper construction and acceptable completion of the work, together with the necessary supplies for upkeep and maintenance. capable of heating the office to at least 70 F and cooling to at least 78 F.
(k) A restroom facility in accordance with the State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene or other authorities having jurisdiction. Connect to water and sewage or a well and septic system. Provide a pressurized water system capable of maintaining at least 20 psi. Furnish a wash basin, water closet, soap holder, paper towel holder, and mirror.
(l) Maintain the facilities in a clean and sanitary condition. Sweep the floor and remove the trash daily. Damp mop and wax the floor biweekly. Clean the interior and exterior of all windows monthly. Perform all work on an as needed basis and when requested.
(m) Protect the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. and AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. employees from any loss or damage to their property stored in the Engineers Office. Provide protection in the amount of twenty thousand dollars ($20 000), nondeductible, per each occurrence, for any loss or damage due to fire, theft, vandalism, storms, or floods. Complete the reimbursement, replacement, or repair within 30 days from the date the EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him. reports the loss.
(n) A parking area for the exclusive use of AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. employees. Provide the specified number of spaces. Post signs to designate the assigned parking areas. Stabilize the parking area as directed.
(o) Fire extinguishers of a dry chemical or multi purpose ABC type (at least 10 lb), equipped with a visual air pressure gauge, and maintained in accordance with OSHAOccupational Safety and Health Administration standards.
(p) A 24 unit first aid kit furnished and maintained as described in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29 Subpart D, Section 1926.50(d)2.
(q) A 4 x 8 ft waterproof bulletin board. Place in an easily accessible area within the project limits and conspicuously displayed to all employees. Post and maintain all pertinent and required notices for the duration of the project.
(r) Touch-tone telephones equipped with an answering device capable of answering, recording, storing, and playing back incoming messages at least 30 minutes in length and recording outgoing messages up to 15 seconds in length. The device shall be voice activated, beeperless, record as long as the speaker speaks, and play back recorded messages without dial tone or pauses.
Replace stolen equipment and equipment that becomes defective or for any other reason does not function as intended. Provide an equal or better unit within eight hours after notification. Replacement shall be at no additional cost to the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02.. Post emergency telephone numbers at a conspicuous location.
(s) One 12 ft3 electric refrigerator.
(t) An approved cassette player/recorder with cassettes or digital recording device.
(u) One paper copier machine, with automatic document feed capable of printing at least 15 copies per minute and documents of up to 11 x 17 in. Supply paper and provide service as needed.
(v) One sanitary electric water cooler, including bottled water and disposable cups.
(w) One paper shredder capable of shredding at least 10 sheets (20 lb bond) at a time. Throat width of at least 12 in. Speed of at least 20 feet per minute. Auto reverse or auto stop for paper jams. Power of at least 115 v.
103.03.06 Microcomputer System for all Offices. As specified in the Contract DocumentsThe written agreement executed between an Administration and the successful bidder, covering the performance of the work and furnishing of labor, equipment and materials, by which the Contractor is bound to perform the work and furnish the labor, equipment and materials, and by which the Administration is obligated to compensate him therefore at the mutually established and accepted rate or price. The Contract Documents shall include the Invitation for Bids, Notice to Contractors, Instructions to Bidders, Proposal, Contract Forms and Bonds, General Provisions, Specifications, Supplemental Specifications, all Special Provisions, all Technical Provisions, all Plans and Notices to Proceed, also any written Change Orders and Supplemental Agreements that are required to complete the construction of the work in an acceptable manner, including authorized extension thereof.
103.03.07 Facsimile (FAX) Transceiver for all Offices.
Provide a FAX machine that:
(a) Is connected to a dedicated phone jack with a separate independent telephone line and phone number.
(b) Is in accordance and compatible with CCITT Group Transmission StandardsThe official Standards for Highway and Incidental Structures, maintained on the Administration website. The latest incorporated revisions issued on or before the date of advertisement of the Contract. (see specific line items for compatibility requirements).
(c) Uses public switched telephone networks and standard two wire leased line through RJ11C jacks or similar devices.
(d) Transmits at least 9600 BPS with automatic stepdown to compensate for phone line conditions.
(e) Is capable of transmitting a standard 8-½ x 11 in. page within 20 seconds through a clear phone line, based on CCITT #1 test chart.
(f) Is capable of two levels of resolution with contrast control:
(1) Standard 200/96 lines
(2) Fine 200/196 lines
(g) Is capable of self-test and providing activity reports with page headers, time, and date.
(h) Uses standard copy paper for receiving transmissions.
(i) Has an automatic document feeder tray (see specific requirements for each transceiver class).
(j) Has handsets.
(k) Has automatic answer, receive, and disconnect features.
(l) Provide the FCCFederal Communications Commission registration number, ringer equivalence, and connection circuitry for each transceiver.
103.03.08 Specific Field Office Requirements.
Type A Engineers Office – Standard office trailer with at least 200 ft2 of floor area under one roof.
Type B Engineers Office – Standard office trailer with at least 400 ft2 of floor area under one roof.
Type C Engineers Office – Standard office trailer with at least 700 ft2 of floor area under one roof.
Type D Engineers Office – One-story structure containing at least 1300 ft2 of floor area under one roof. Modular construction is acceptable. Office trailers are not acceptable.
Table 103 Specific Requirements
ENGINEERS OFFICE ITEM
A B C D
1 2 Inner Offices-100 ft2 each
1 1 General office area
4 Inner Offices-120 ft2 each
1 Conference room-240 ft2
1 Storeroom with shelves-120 ft2
1 1 1 2 Restroom, 30 ft2
1 1 1 Inner office ingress and egress to the other rooms
3 4 4 5 32 x 60 in. Executive type desks with center drawers
3 4 4 5 Swivel chairs, padded with arm rests
1 1 1 1 30 x 72 in. slant top drafting table and stool, approximately 40 in. high at the front edge
1 2 3 6 30 x 72 in. folding utility table, 30 in. high
1 12-person conference table with padded chairs
2 6 10 12 Additional padded chairs
1 2 2 3 Plan racks
1 1 1 2 Coat racks
1 1 1 1 3 x 6 ft blackboard or whiteboard
1 2 3 3 Electronic desk calculators with memory and tape readout (including manuals, and tapes as needed)
1 1 2 6 Legal size steel filing cabinets, 4 drawer fire resistant (D label) with locks
2 2 2 Standard size steel filing cabinets, 4 drawer with locks
1 1 1 5 Bookcases having four shelves 36 x 12 in.
1 2 2 2 Closets, full height, measuring at least 24 x 30 in., equipped with locks, and at least two shelves in each
1 1 1 Utility cabinet with 3 adjustable shelves
1 1 1 Overhead cabinet at least 8 ft long, 15 in. deep, and 18 in. high
1 1 1 2 Fire extinguisher as specified in 103.03.05
1 2 2 4 Telephones with separate lines, as specified in 103.03.05
2 2 2 2 Battery-operated smoke detectors
4 8 10 15 Designated parking spaces
103.03.09 Recycling. Recycling of recyclable paper (bond, newsprint, cardboard, mixed paper, packaging material and packaging), bottles (glass and plastic), and aluminum cans will be required at the EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him.’s Office and the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement.’s facilities for the project.
Furnish approved containers, and remove the material from the site on an approved schedule or as directed. All material shall be taken to an authorized recycling facility. Maintain a log for the duration of the project documenting the type of materials recycled. The log shall include the types of material, date, time, location of facility, and signature line. Furnish a copy of the log at the completion of the project and upon request.
The ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. shall be considered the owner of any profit and be responsible for all incurred costs.
103.04 MEASUREMENT AND PAYMENT.
EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him.’s office will not be measured but will be paid for at the Contract lump sum price for the pertinent Engineers Office specified.
Payment of 50 percent of the Contract lump sum price will be payable on the first estimate subsequent to complete installation of the Engineers office. The remaining 50 percent will be prorated and paid in equal amounts on each subsequent monthly estimate. The number of months used for prorating will be the number estimated to complete the work. The final month’s prorata amount will not be paid until the office is removed and the area is restored. The payment will be full compensation for site preparation, utility costs, all specified furnishings, to provide, equip, clean, maintain, insure, remove and dispose of the office, restore the site, recycling, and for all material, labor, equipment, tools, and incidentals necessary to complete the work.
The only exception to the all-inclusive Contract lump sum price is the stabilization of the parking area, which will be measured and paid for using the pertinent items as directed.