GP - SECTION 1: DEFINITIONS AND TERMS

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GP-1.01 GENERAL

Portions of Part III Technical Requirements of these Standard Specifications for Construction and Materials are written in the Active Voice writing style.
Wherever in these General Provisions or in other 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 the terms or abbreviations are used, the meaning shall be as provided herein.


GP-1.02 ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

The Maryland Department of Transportation is composed of the following Administrations:
(i) Maryland Port Administration
(ii) Maryland Transit Administration
(iii) State Highway Administration
(iv) Maryland Aviation Administration
(v) Motor Vehicle Administration
(vi) Maryland Transportation Authority; and
(vii) Office of the Secretary


GP-1.03 ORGANIZATIONAL DEFINITIONS

AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02.—The word "AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02." shall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP-1.02.
AdministratorThe chief executive officer of an Administration.—The chief executive officer of an AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02..
Department—The word "Department" shall mean the Maryland Department of Transportation.
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.—Any person designated by the AdministratorThe chief executive officer of an Administration. 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.
InspectorThe authorized representative of the procurement officer assigned to make detailed inspection of any or all portions of the work, or materials therefore.—The authorized representative of the procurement officer assigned to make detailed inspection of any or all portions of the work, or materials therefore.
Procurement OfficerAny person authorized by a State agency in accordance with law or regulations to formulate, enter into, or administer Contracts or make written determinations and findings with respect to them. The term also includes an authorized representative acting within the limits of authority.—Any person authorized by a State agency in accordance with law or regulations to formulate, enter into, or administer Contracts or make written determinations and findings with respect to them. The term also includes an authorized representative acting within the limits of authority.
SecretaryThe chief executive officer of the Maryland Department of Transportation.—The chief executive officer of the Maryland Department of Transportation.


GP-1.04 ABBREVIATIONS

AANAmerican Association of Nurserymen American Association of Nurserymen
AAPAAmerican Association of Port Authorities American Association of Port Authorities
AARAssociation of American Railroads Association of American Railroads
AASHTOAmerican Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
ACIAmerican Concrete Institute American Concrete Institute
AIAAmerican Institute of Architects American Institute of Architects
AIEEAmerican Institute of Electrical Engineers American Institute of Electrical Engineers
AISCAmerican Institute of Steel Construction American Institute of Steel Construction
AISIAmerican Iron and Steel Institute American Iron and Steel Institute
ANSIAmerican National Standards Institute American National 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. Institute
ARAAmerican Railway Association American Railway Association
AREAAmerican Railway Engineering Association American Railway Engineering Association
ASCEAmerican Society of Civil Engineers American Society of Civil Engineers
ASHRAEAmerican Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers
ASLAAmerican Society of Landscape Architects American Society of Landscape Architects
ASMEAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASTMAmerican Society for Testing and Materials American Society for Testing and Materials
ATAAmerican Transit Association American Transit Association
AWWAAmerican Water Works Association American Water Works Association
AWSAmerican Welding Society American Welding Society
AWPAAmerican Wood Preservers Association American Wood Preservers Association
AGCAssociated General Contractors of America Associated General Contractors of America
BOCABuilding Officials Conference of America Building Officials Conference of America
COMARCode of Maryland Regulations Code of Maryland Regulations
CRSIConcrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
EEIEdison Electric Institute Edison Electric Institute
EIAElectronic Industries Association Electronic Industries Association
EPAEnvironmental Protection Agency Environmental Protection Agency
FAAFederal Aviation Administration, U.S. Department of TransportationFederal Aviation Administration Federal Aviation AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02., U.S. Department of Transportation
FCCFederal Communications Commission Federal Communications Commission
FHWAFederal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02., U.S. Department of Transportation
FRAFederal Railway Administration, U.S. Department of TransportationFederal Railroad Administration Federal Railway AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02., U.S. Department of Transportation
FSSFederal Specifications and Standards, General Services Administration Federal Specifications and 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., General Services AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02.
FTAFederal Transit AdministrationFederal Transit Administration Federal Transit AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02.
IEEEInstitute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
IESIlluminating Engineers Society Illuminating Engineers Society
IMSAInternational Municipal Signal Association International Municipal Signal Association
IPCEAInsulated Power Cable Engineers Association Insulated Power Cable Engineers Association
IRTInstitute for Rapid Transit Institute for Rapid Transit
MASH Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware
MBMAMetal Building Manufacturers' Association Metal Building Manufacturers' Association
MOSH Maryland Occupational Safety and Health
MSMTMaryland Standard Method of Tests (as developed by the State Highway Administration) Maryland Standard Method of Tests (as developed by the State Highway AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02.)
MdMUTCDMaryland Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices Maryland Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
NBFUNational Board of Fire Underwriters National BoardThe Board of Public Works of the State of Maryland. of Fire Underwriters
NBSNational Bureau of Standards National Bureau of 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.
NCHRPNational Cooperative Highway Research Program National Cooperative Highway Research Program
NECNational Electric CodeNortheast Corridor National Electric Code
NESCNational Electric Safety Code National Electric Safety Code
NEMANational Electrical Manufacturers' Association National Electrical Manufacturers' Association
NFPANational Fire Protection Association National Fire Protection Association
OSHAOccupational Safety and Health Administration Occupational Safety and Health AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02.
RLMIReflector and Lamp Manufacturers' Institute Reflector and Lamp Manufacturers' Institute
SAESociety of Automotive Engineers Society of Automotive Engineers
SAWPSociety of American Wood Preservers Society of American Wood Preservers
SSPCSociety for Protective Coatings Society for Protective Coatings
ULUnderwriters Laboratories, Incorporated Underwriters Laboratories, Incorporated
QPLQualified Products List Award—The decision by a procurement agency to execute a purchase agreement or Contract after all necessary approvals have been obtained. Qualified Products List

GP-1.05 DEFINITIONS

AwardThe decision by a procurement agency to execute a purchase agreement or Contract after all necessary approvals have been obtained.—The decision by a procurement agency to execute a purchase agreement or Contract after all necessary approvals have been obtained.
BidA statement of price, terms of sale, and description of the supplies, services, construction or construction related services offered by a bidder to the State in response to an Invitation for Bids.—A statement of price, terms of sale, and description of the supplies, services, construction or construction related services offered by a bidder to the State in response to an Invitation for BidsAny document, whether attached or incorporated by reference, used for soliciting bids under procurement by competitive sealed bidding and small procurement procedures including requests for quotations..
Bid BondSee Proposal Guaranty.—See Proposal GuarantyThe security, in the form stated in COMAR 21.06.07.01B, designated in the Proposal, to be furnished by the offeror as a guaranty of good faith to enter into a Contract with the State, if the work of constructing the improvement is awarded to him..
Bid FormThe approved form on which an Administration requires bids to be set forth and submitted.—The approved form on which an AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. requires bids to be set forth and submitted.
BidderA person formally submitting a bid for the work contemplated, acting directly or through a duly authorized representative.—A person formally submitting a bid for the work contemplated, acting directly or through a duly authorized representative.
BoardThe Board of Public Works of the State of Maryland.—The BoardThe Board of Public Works of the State of Maryland. of Public Works of the State of Maryland.
BusinessA corporation, partnership, individual, sole proprietorship, joint venture, or any other legal entity through which commercial activity is conducted.—A corporation, partnership, individual, sole proprietorship, joint venture, or any other legal entity through which commercial activity is conducted.
Calendar DayEvery day shown on the calendar, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays included.—Every day shown on the calendar, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays included.
Change OrderA written document amending the Contract by adding, deleting, or modifying the Contract to include price, time, work, and conditions not previously addressed within the Contract. Refer to GP 1.05.A written order signed by the responsible procurement officer, directing a Contractor to make changes which the changes clause of a Contract authorizes the procurement officer to order with or without the consent of the Contractor. TC 1.03 shall also apply.—A written order signed by the responsible procurement officer, directing a 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. to make changes which the changes clause of a Contract authorizes the procurement officer to order with or without the consent 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.. TC-1.03 shall also apply.
Construction—The process of building, altering, repairing, improving or demolishing any structure, building, or other improvement to real property.
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.—Any 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:
(1) 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.
(2) Medicaid, Medicare, Judicare, or similar reimbursement contracts which user eligibility and cost are set by law or regulation.
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—The written agreement executed between an AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. and the successful bidder, covering the performance of the work and furnishing of labor, equipment and materials, by which 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. is bound to perform the work and furnish the labor, equipment and materials, and by which the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. is obligated to compensate him therefore at the mutually established and accepted rate or price. 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 include the Invitation for BidsAny document, whether attached or incorporated by reference, used for soliciting bids under procurement by competitive sealed bidding and small procurement procedures including requests for quotations., Notice to ContractorsThe advertisement for Bids for all required work or materials. Such advertisement will indicate the location and magnitude of the work to be done or the character and quantity of the material to be furnished and the time and place of the opening of bids., Instructions to Bidders, ProposalThe response by an offeror to a request for proposals issued by a procurement agency to obtain goods or labor. The response may include but is not limited to an offeror's price and terms for the proposed Contract, and description of technical expertise, work experience and other information as requested in the solicitation. As used herein the word "proposal" means "bid"., Contract Forms and Bonds, General Provisions, Specifications, Supplemental SpecificationsAdditions and revisions to the Standard Specifications. Generally include new or improved procedures, construction items or materials developed subsequent to the publication of Standard Specifications., all Special Provisions, all Technical Provisions, all PlansThe official drawings issued by the Administration as part of the Contract Documents, including those incorporated in the Contract Documents by reference. 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.
Contract DrawingsSee definition of "Plans".—See definition of "PlansThe official drawings issued by the Administration as part of the Contract Documents, including those incorporated in the Contract Documents by reference.".
Contract Item (Pay Item)An item of work specifically described and for which a price, either unit or lump sum, is provided. It includes the performance of all work and the furnishing of all labor, equipment, and materials, described herein or described in any Supplemental Specifications or Special Provisions.—An item of work specifically described and for which a price, either unit or lump sum, is provided. It includes the performance of all work and the furnishing of all labor, equipment, and materials, described herein or described in any Supplemental SpecificationsAdditions and revisions to the Standard Specifications. Generally include new or improved procedures, construction items or materials developed subsequent to the publication of Standard Specifications. or Special Provisions.
Contract ModificationAny written alteration in the Specifications, delivery point, date of delivery, Contract period, price, quantity, or other provision of any existing Contract, whether accomplished in accordance with a Contract Provision, or by mutual action of the parties to the Contract. It includes change orders, extra work orders, supplemental agreements, Contract amendments, or reinstatements.—Any written alteration in the Specifications, delivery point, date of delivery, Contract period, price, quantity, or other provision of any existing 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., whether accomplished in accordance with a Contract Provision, or by mutual action of the parties to 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.. It includes change orders, extra work orders, supplemental agreements, Contract amendments, or reinstatements.
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.—Any person having a Contract with a procurement agency. 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. does not include an employee with an employment 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., or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement.
DayCalendar day unless otherwise designated.—Calendar day unless otherwise designated.
Invitation for BidsAny document, whether attached or incorporated by reference, used for soliciting bids under procurement by competitive sealed bidding and small procurement procedures including requests for quotations.—Any document, whether attached or incorporated by reference, used for soliciting bids under procurement by competitive sealed bidding and small procurement procedures including requests for quotations.
Materials—Any substances specified for use in the construction of the project and its appurtenances.
Notice to ContractorsThe advertisement for Bids for all required work or materials. Such advertisement will indicate the location and magnitude of the work to be done or the character and quantity of the material to be furnished and the time and place of the opening of bids.—The advertisement for Bids for all required work or materials. Such advertisement will indicate the location and magnitude of the work to be done or the character and quantity of the material to be furnished and the time and place of the opening of bids.
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.—A written notice to 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. of the date on or before which he shall begin the prosecution of the work to be done under 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..
Payment BondSecurity as stated in COMAR 21.06.07.01B as a guarantee that Contractor will pay in full all bills and accounts for materials and labor used in the work, as provided by law.—Security as stated in COMAR 21.06.07.01B as a guarantee that 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. will pay in full all bills and accounts for materials and labor used in the work, as provided by law.
Performance BondSecurity as stated in COMAR 21.06.07.01B, guaranteeing complete performance of the Contract.—Security as stated in COMAR 21.06.07.01B, guaranteeing complete performance 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..
PersonAny individual or a corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, joint stock company, joint venture, unincorporated association, union, committee, club, or other organization or legal entity.—Any individual or a corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, joint stock company, joint venture, unincorporated association, union, committee, club, or other organization or legal entity.
PlansThe official drawings issued by the Administration as part of the Contract Documents, including those incorporated in the Contract Documents by reference.—The official drawings issued by the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. as part 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, including those incorporated 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 by reference.
ProposalThe response by an offeror to a request for proposals issued by a procurement agency to obtain goods or labor. The response may include but is not limited to an offeror's price and terms for the proposed Contract, and description of technical expertise, work experience and other information as requested in the solicitation. As used herein the word "proposal" means "bid".—The response by an offeror to a request for proposals issued by a procurement agency to obtain goods or labor. The response may include but is not limited to an offeror's price and terms for the proposed 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., and description of technical expertise, work experience and other information as requested in the solicitation. As used herein the word "proposal" means "bid".
Proposal GuarantyThe security, in the form stated in COMAR 21.06.07.01B, designated in the Proposal, to be furnished by the offeror as a guaranty of good faith to enter into a Contract with the State, if the work of constructing the improvement is awarded to him.—The security, in the form stated in COMAR 21.06.07.01B, designated in the ProposalThe response by an offeror to a request for proposals issued by a procurement agency to obtain goods or labor. The response may include but is not limited to an offeror's price and terms for the proposed Contract, and description of technical expertise, work experience and other information as requested in the solicitation. As used herein the word "proposal" means "bid"., to be furnished by the offeror as a guaranty of good faith to enter into a Contract with the StateThe State of Maryland acting through its authorized representative., if the work of constructing the improvement is awarded to him.
Resident BusinessA business whose principal office or principal base of operations is located in the State.—A business whose principal office or principal base of operations is located in the StateThe State of Maryland acting through its authorized representative..
Responsible Bidder or OfferorA person who has the capability in all respects to perform fully the Contract requirements, and the integrity and reliability that shall assure good faith performance.—A person who has the capability in all respects to perform fully the Contract requirements, and the integrity and reliability that shall assure good faith performance.
Responsive BidA bid submitted in response to an Invitation for Bids that conforms in all material respects to the requirements contained in the Invitation for Bids.—A bid submitted in response to an Invitation for BidsAny document, whether attached or incorporated by reference, used for soliciting bids under procurement by competitive sealed bidding and small procurement procedures including requests for quotations. that conforms in all material respects to the requirements contained in the Invitation for BidsAny document, whether attached or incorporated by reference, used for soliciting bids under procurement by competitive sealed bidding and small procurement procedures including requests for quotations..
SpecificationA written description of functional characteristics, or the nature of a construction item to be procured. It may include a—A written description of functional characteristics, or the nature of a construction item to be procured. It may include a statement of any of the user's requirements and may provide for inspection, testing, or preparation of a construction item before procurement.
StateThe State of Maryland acting through its authorized representative.—The State of Maryland acting through its authorized representative.
SubcontractAny agreement entered into by the Contractor or a subcontractor for a portion of the construction or any other part of the work in connection with, and under the terms of, the Contract.—Any agreement entered into 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. or a subcontractor for a portion of the construction or any other part of the work in connection with, and under the terms 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..
SubcontractorAny person undertaking a portion of the construction or any other part of the work under the terms of the Contract, by virtue of an agreement with the Contractor or a subcontractor who, prior to such undertaking has received the approval of the Administration. Subcontractor does not include an employee with an employment contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement.—Any person undertaking a portion of the construction or any other part of the work under the terms 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., by virtue of an agreement with 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. or a subcontractor who, prior to such undertaking has received the approval of the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02.. SubcontractorAny person undertaking a portion of the construction or any other part of the work under the terms of the Contract, by virtue of an agreement with the Contractor or a subcontractor who, prior to such undertaking has received the approval of the Administration. Subcontractor does not include an employee with an employment contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. does not include an employee with an employment contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement.
SuperintendentThe executive representative of the Contractor authorized to receive and execute instructions from the procurement officer, and who shall supervise and direct the construction.—The executive representative 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. authorized to receive and execute instructions from the procurement officer, and who shall supervise and direct the construction.
Supplemental SpecificationsAdditions and revisions to the Standard Specifications. Generally include new or improved procedures, construction items or materials developed subsequent to the publication of Standard Specifications.—Additions and revisions to the Standard Specifications. Generally include new or improved procedures, construction items or materials developed subsequent to the publication of Standard Specifications.
SuretyThe corporate body bound with and for the Contractor, for the full and complete performance of the Contract, and for the payment of all debts pertaining to the work. When applying to the Bid Bond, it refers to the corporate body which engages to be responsible in the execution by the bidder of a satisfactory Contract.—The corporate body bound with and for 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., for the full and complete performance 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., and for the payment of all debts pertaining to the work. When applying to the Bid BondSee Proposal Guaranty., it refers to the corporate body which engages to be responsible in the execution by the bidder of a satisfactory 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..
Third Tier ContractingThe process in which the Contractor subcontracts a portion of the Contract to a subcontractor who in turn subcontracts a portion of the Contract to a third party. This latter action is termed entering into a third tier Contract.—The process in which 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. subcontracts a portion of the Contract to a subcontractor who in turn subcontracts a portion of the Contract to a third party. This latter action is termed entering into a third tier 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..
WorkWork shall be understood to mean the furnishing of all labor, materials, equipment, and other incidentals necessary to the successful completion of the project and the carrying out of all the duties and obligations imposed by the Contract.WorkWork shall be understood to mean the furnishing of all labor, materials, equipment, and other incidentals necessary to the successful completion of the project and the carrying out of all the duties and obligations imposed by the Contract. shall be understood to mean the furnishing of all labor, materials, equipment, and other incidentals necessary to the successful completion of the project and the carrying out of all the duties and obligations imposed by 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..