109 CRITICAL PATH METHOD PROJECT SCHEDULE

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109.01 DESCRIPTION.
Plan, schedule, and construct the project by using a Critical Path Method Project Schedule (CPM). Use the CPM for coordinating and monitoring the work 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 including all activities of subcontractors, vendors, suppliers, utilities, railroads, the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02., and all other parties associated with the construction of the ContractAny agreement entered into by a procurement agency for the acquisition of supplies, services, construction, construction related services, architectural services or engineering services.Contract does not include: Collective bargaining agreements with employee organizations or agreements creating employer employee relationships, as defined in Article 64A, Section 15A(a)(3), Annotated Code of Maryland, Medicaid, Medicare, Judicare, or similar reimbursement contracts which user eligibility and cost are set by law or regulation.. All work including but not limited to submittals, major procurement, delivery, and construction activities shall be included. All activities, including bid items, quantified 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 shall be included. Base the CPM upon the entirety of 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. Utilize CPM software that generates files compatible with Primavera Project Planner.
Float. The CPM utilizes float. Float is defined as the amount of time between when an activity “can start or finish” and when an activity “must start or finish”. Float is a shared commodity for the use of the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. 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. and is not for the exclusive use or benefit of either party. Both parties have the full use of the float until depleted.
Scheduling Representative. Designate a scheduling representative prior to submission of the Initial Critical Path Method Project Schedule (ICPM). The scheduling representative is the person primarily responsible for development and maintenance of the CPM schedule, the contractor’s representative in all matters regarding the schedule, and the designated attendee for all schedule related meetings. Replacement of the scheduling representative will require written approval from the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02..
Submit the qualifications of the scheduling representative to the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. for approval. This approval is required before the ICPM will be accepted. The scheduling representative shall have at least three years of verifiable experience for preparing and maintaining CPM project schedules on Contracts of similar size and complexity.
Initial Critical Path Method Project Schedule (ICPM). The ICPM shall consist of:
(a) A time scaled diagram of acceptable scale and format that is 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.. Clearly label and identify each activity. Show all relationships between activities.
(b) Tabular reports with activities sorted as follows:
(1) Activity ID. Provide predecessors and successors for each activity with leads and lags shown.
(2) Activity ID. Provide and clearly define the resources assigned to each activity.
(3) Early Start, Total Float.
(4) Total Float, Early Start.
(5) Project Area (if applicable).
(6) Project Phase (if applicable).
(7) Responsibility, e.g., 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., specific subcontractor, specific supplier, the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02., etc.
Provide in the header of each tabular report: the project name, Contract number, data date, run date and number, and report type.
Provide in the body of each report: the activity identification, activity description, original and remaining duration, early/late start and finish dates, percent complete, actual start/finish dates, total float, and calendar designation for every activity.
(c) Written Narrative (WN). Comply with the requirements described hereinafter.
(d) Printed Calendars. Include a listing, description, and calendar form tabulation of all calendars used. Include the total number of anticipated work days required to complete the Contract work. Delineate holidays and anticipated nonwork days or periods. Explain in the WN the basis for determining each nonwork day or period.
(e) A data disc containing all of the information contained in the ICPM and in a format compatible with Primavera Project Planner software. All construction activities shall have durations not exceeding 10 working days, unless otherwise approved. Provide a duration of at least 30 calendar days for activities required for review and approval of working drawings and materials by the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02.. A short list of highly critical approval activities may be submitted. 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. will make every effort to expedite the approval of these submittals; however, this will not alter the requirement to include 30 calendar days for all approvals. Schedule the duration for activities such as curing and pre-load in calendar days. Durations for procurement activities will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
The latest calculated early finish date in the ICPM shall equal the calendar date for completion 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. If an earlier completion date is submitted, the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02., upon approval of the ICPM, will issue a change order to adjust the Contract time to the completion date shown on the ICPM.
Resource load all construction activities in the schedule with the material, equipment, and manpower planned to be utilized in accomplishing each activity. Provide a full explanation of the resource loading in the WN.
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. reserves the right to specify the number of activities and to require an additional breakdown of the activities at any time.
Utilize activity codes to categorize activities by at least the following: project area; project phase; and responsibility, e.g. 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. or specific subcontractors.
Provide a WN as part of the ICPM. Explain the sequence of work, the critical path, interim completion dates, project phasing, nonwork days or periods, maintenance of traffic, and labor and equipment resources. Explain how the ICPM provides for permit requirements, environmental requirements, coordination with other public Contractors, milestone dates (for the Contract or other related contracts), coordination with other entities, coordination with all utility companies, special nonwork days or periods, and weather. Explain the specific scope of each activity and the basis used to determine the original duration of each activity, i.e.production rates and anticipated quantities. Address all activities quantified 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. Explain the following in the WN.
(a) Relationships between activities not obviously identified.
(b) 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. usage and limitations.
(c) Manpower usage and limitations.
(d) Use of additional shifts and overtime.
(e) Activity codes, abbreviations, and activity identification system.
(f) All calendars utilized in the CPM.
(g) Date or time constraints.
(h) All abbreviations.
(i) Use of calendars.
(j) Scheduling of weather and temperature sensitive activities.
Complete and submit the proposed ICPM within 30 calendar days after receiving the Notice of AwardThe decision by a procurement agency to execute a purchase agreement or Contract after all necessary approvals have been obtained.. Submit five sets of all required information for review and acceptance. Do not start any work until the ICPM is accepted. Upon issuance of the Notice to ProceedA written notice to the Contractor of the date on or before which he shall begin the prosecution of the work to be done under the Contract., the start date utilized in the ICPM will be adjusted to comply with the Notice to ProceedA written notice to the Contractor of the date on or before which he shall begin the prosecution of the work to be done under the Contract..
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. will complete the review of the ICPM within 30 calendar days after submittal. If required, a Joint Review Conference will be convened at which time 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. and 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. may make corrections and adjustments to the proposed ICPM. If a revision is necessary due 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.’s review or the Joint Review Conference, submit the proposed revision within seven calendar days after receiving 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 review comments or within seven calendar days after the date of the Joint Review Conference, whichever is the latest. Make revisions in accordance with the requirements for the ICPM. 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. will respond to the revised ICPM within seven calendar days after receipt.
Any delay in starting work caused by the acceptance of the ICPM by 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. will not be considered as a basis for any adjustment in the Contract amount or time.
Upon notification that the ICPM has been accepted, that document will become the CPM of record. The CPM of record shall be 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 work plan for completing the entire Contract 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.
Failure to adhere to the CPM of record will be cause for the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. to deny requests for additional compensation or extensions of the Contract duration and may result in the withholding of pay estimates.
CPM Updates. Provide monthly updates of the CPM of record. Update submissions shall include the activity data as specified in (a) through (e) of the ICPM. Use the update to describe the progress to date. The WN shall include a description of the work performed during the update periods, current critical path, the amount of float on the critical path, any delays or disruptions experienced during the period of the update, any change in manpower or equipment, and any potential delays or disruptions.
The scheduling representative and 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. will meet to review, mutually agree to, and sign-off on the information required to update the schedule (actual start and finish dates, remaining durations, and percentages complete). Use an acceptable update form. The data date for each update shall be seven days prior to the cut-off date of the pay estimate for that month. Submit the update within seven calendar days from the data date. Failure to submit the update on a timely basis may result in the withholding of pay estimates. Upon acceptance by 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., the update shall become the CPM of record for the period between its data date and the data date of the next approved update or revision.
Do not include any revisions to the CPM without prior approval.
Revisions to the Schedule of Record. Revisions are defined as one or more of the following:
(a) A change in the original duration of an activity.
(b) A change in the logic of the schedule.
(c) A change in the calendars or to the calendar to which an activity is assigned.
(d) A change to resources.
(e) A change to any actual date, previously established.
(f) The deletion or addition of an activity.
(g) A change to, addition of, or deletion of a date or time constraint.
(h) A change to, addition of, or deletion of an activity code.
(i) A change to an activity description.
(j) Any change other than updating an activity.
Discuss any proposed revision to the CPM verbally with 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.. If the revision is minor in nature, 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. may allow the revision to be included on the next Update of the CPM. If 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. determines that the revision is not minor in nature, submit the proposed revision for review and approval prior to deviating from the approved CPM.
When a revision to the CPM is required due to changes in the Contract initiated by 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., immediately contact 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. to discuss the changes. If the revision is minor in nature, 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. may allow the revision to be included on the next Update of the CPM. If 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. determines that the revision is not minor in nature, submit the proposed revision for review and approval prior to deviating from the approved CPM.
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. may allow a deviation from the approved CPM for specific mitigating activities.
Submit the proposed revision in the same format and with the same requirements used for the ICPM. The proposed revision shall be made to the CPM of record at the time the revision is made, i.e. the revision shall include all update information and revisions previously approved and the additional progress to the date of the revision. The WN accompanying the proposed revision shall describe the reason for the revision, the resulting critical path, and all particulars of the revision. These shall include but not be limited to changes in the method or manner of the work, changes in specifications, changes in resources, addition or deletion of work, increased or decreased quantities, defective work, and acceleration of the work.
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. will review and respond to the proposed revision within 14 calendar days after receipt. Resubmit, if required, within seven calendar days after receipt of 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 review comments. The AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. reserves the right to reject any proposed revision that adversely impacts the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02., utilities, or other concerned parties.
Extensions of Contract TimeThe number of working days, calendar days, or a calendar date specified in the Contract Documents indicating the time period allowed for the completion of the Contract work. or Incentive/DisincentiveAn Incentive/Disincentive in a contract will pay a contractor an incentive for each day that he gets the bridge open to traffic early, up to a set maximum amount. If the contractor is late getting the bridge open to traffic, he will be charged a disincentive for each day that the bridge is not open, without a maximum limit. Date. Make requests for extension of Contract time in writing and subject to the notice and timeliness of submission provisions as provided for elsewhere in the ContractAny agreement entered into by a procurement agency for the acquisition of supplies, services, construction, construction related services, architectural services or engineering services.Contract does not include: Collective bargaining agreements with employee organizations or agreements creating employer employee relationships, as defined in Article 64A, Section 15A(a)(3), Annotated Code of Maryland, Medicaid, Medicare, Judicare, or similar reimbursement contracts which user eligibility and cost are set by law or regulation.. Requests for an extension of Contract time or change in an incentive/disincentive date will be evaluated by 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 analysis of the CPM of record and any proposed revision submitted. The request shall include a WN of the events, which would require an extension of the Contract time or incentive/disincentive date.
Only delays to activities that affect the Contract completion date or incentive/disincentive date will be considered for an extension of Contract time. The extension of the specified Contract completion date or incentive/disincentive date will be based upon the number of calendar days the Contract completion date or incentive/disincentive date is impacted as determined by 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 analysis.
When an acceptable Update or Revision is not submitted within the time limits prescribed above, pay estimates may be withheld until an acceptable Update or Revision is submitted.
109.02 MATERIALS.
Not Applicable.
109.03 CONSTRUCTION.
Not Applicable.
109.04 MEASUREMENT AND PAYMENT.
The accepted Initial Critical Path Method Project Schedule, Critical Path Method Project Schedule Revisions, and all accepted Critical Path Method Project Schedule Updates will be paid for at the Contract lump sum price for the CPM Project Schedule item. Fifty percent of the lump sum price will be paid upon acceptance of the Initial Critical Path Method Project Schedule (except when the price bid exceeds half of one percent of the total Contract price bid). The balance will be paid as a monthly prorated sum based upon the specified Contract duration. This monthly payment will be made on the next progress payment following the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02.’s acceptance of the required monthly Critical Path Method Project Schedule updates.
When the price bid for the CPM Project Schedule exceeds half of one percent of the total Contract price, the total progress payments for the Critical Path Method Project Schedule will be limited to half of one percent of the total Contract price. Any remaining balance (over half of one percent of the total Contract price bid) will be paid upon final Contract payment.