GP - SECTION 4: SCOPE OF WORK

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GP-4.01 INTENT OF CONTRACT

(a) 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 (within specified tolerances) perform all work in accordance with the lines, grades, typical cross sections, dimensions, and other data shown on the PlansThe official drawings issued by the Administration as part of the Contract Documents, including those incorporated in the Contract Documents by reference. or as modified by written orders including the furnishing of all materials, implements, machinery, equipment, tools, supplies, transportation, labor, and all other things necessary to the satisfactory prosecution and completion of the project in full compliance with the Contract requirements.
(b) The documents composing 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 are intended to be complementary, and to describe the construction and completion of the work. Anything mentioned in the Specifications and not shown on the Contract drawings, or shown on the Contract drawing and not mentioned in the Specifications shall be of like effect as if it is shown or mentioned in both.
(c) Omissions from the drawings or Specifications or the misdescription of details of work which are manifestly necessary to carry out the intent of the drawings and Specifications or which are customarily performed shall not relieve 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. from performing such omitted or misdescribed details of work, but they shall be performed as if fully and correctly set forth and described in the drawings and Specifications.


GP-4.02 GENERAL PROVISIONS CONTROLLING

In the event of a conflict between these General Provisions and any other provision 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, these General Provisions shall prevail unless such other provision expressly provides to the contrary.


GP-4.03 ENTIRE CONTRACT

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 represent the entire and integrated agreement between the parties hereto and supersedes all prior negotiations, representations or agreements either written or oral.


GP-4.04 VARIATIONS IN ESTIMATED QUANTITIES

On AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. Contracts, in addition to GP-4.04 Variations in Estimated Quantities, TC-7.08 Eliminated Items shall apply.

Where the quantity of a pay item in this Contract is an estimated quantity and where the actual quantity of such pay item varies more than 25 percent above or below the estimated quantity stated in this 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., an equitable adjustment in the Contract price shall be made upon demand of either party. The equitable adjustment shall be based upon any increase or decrease in costs due solely to the variation above 125 percent or below 75 percent of the estimated quantity. If the quantity variation is such as to cause an increase in the time necessary for completion, the procurement officer shall, upon receipt of a written request for an extension of time within 10 days from the beginning of the delay, or within a further period of time which may be granted by the procurement officer before the date of final settlement 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., ascertain the facts and make the adjustment for extending the completion date as in his judgement the findings justify.


GP-4.05 DIFFERING SITE CONDITIONS

(a) 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 promptly, and before such conditions are disturbed, notify the procurement officer in writing of:
(1) Subsurface or latent physical conditions at the site differing materially from those indicated in this 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
(2) Unknown physical conditions at the site of an unusual nature, differing materially from those ordinarily encountered and generally recognized as inherent in work of the character provided for in this 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..
The procurement officer shall promptly investigate the conditions, and if he finds that such conditions do materially so differ and cause an increase or decrease in 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 cost of, or the time required for, performance of any part of the work under this 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 or not changed as a result of such conditions, an equitable adjustment shall be made and the Contract modified in writing accordingly.
(b) No claim 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. under this clause shall be allowed unless 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. has given the notice required in (a) above; provided however, the time prescribed therefore may be extended by the StateThe State of Maryland acting through its authorized representative..
(c) No claim 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. for an equitable adjustment here under shall be allowed if asserted after final payment under this 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..


GP-4.06 CHANGES

(a) The procurement officer may unilaterally, at any time, without notice to the sureties, if any, by written order designated or indicated to be a change order, make any change in the work within the general scope 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., including but not limited to changes:
(1) In the Specifications (including drawings and designs);
(2) In the method or manner of performance of the work;
(3) In the StateThe State of Maryland acting through its authorized representative.-furnished facilities, equipment, materials, services, or site; or
(4) Directing acceleration in the performance of the work.
(b) Any other written order or an oral order including a direction, instruction, interpretation or determination from the procurement officer that causes any such change, shall be treated as a change order under this clause, provided that 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. gives the procurement officer written notice stating the date, circumstances, and source of the order and that 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. regards the order as a change order.
(c) Except as herein provided, no order, statement, or conduct of the procurement officer shall be treated as a change under this clause or entitle 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. to an equitable adjustment hereunder.
(d) Subject to paragraph (f), if any change under this clause causes an increase or decrease in 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 cost of, or the time required for, the performance of any part of the work under this 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 or not changed by any order, an equitable adjustment shall be made and the Contract modified in writing accordingly. Provided, however, that except for claims based on defective specifications, no claim for any change under (b) above shall be allowed for any costs incurred more than 20 days before 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. gives written notice as therein required; and provided further, that in the case of defective Specifications for which the State is responsible, the equitable adjustment shall include any increased cost reasonably incurred 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. in attempting to comply with such defective Specifications.
(e) If 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. intends to assert a claim for an equitable adjustment under this clause, he shall, within 30 days after receipt of a written change order under (a) above or the furnishing of written notice under (b) above, submit to the procurement officer a written statement setting forth the general nature and monetary extent of such claim, unless this period is extended by the StateThe State of Maryland acting through its authorized representative.. The statement of claim hereunder may be included in the notice under (b) above.
(f) Each Contract modification or change order that affects Contract price shall be subject to the prior written approval of the procurement officer and other appropriate authorities and to prior certification of the appropriate fiscal authority of fund availability and the effect of the modification or change order on the project budget or the total construction cost. If, according to the certification of the fiscal authority, the Contract modification or change order will cause an increase in cost that will exceed budgeted and available funds, the modification or change order may not be made unless sufficient additional funds are made available or the scope of the project is adjusted to permit its completion within the project budget.
(g) No claim 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. for an equitable adjustment hereunder shall be allowed if asserted after final payment under this 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..


GP-4.07 NEGOTIATED PAYMENT PROVISION

If 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 entitled to an equitable adjustment, 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 allowed to add the following maximum percentages for overhead and profit to his costs for labor and materials:
(a) Twenty percent may be added 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. for overhead and profit for work performed by his own forces.
(b) Fifteen percent may be added by the subcontractor for overhead and profit for work performed by the subcontractor; 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. may add an additional 5 percent of the subcontractor's costs for labor and materials.
(c) The provisions of paragraphs (a) and (b) above apply only to price adjustments negotiated prior to completion of the added or changed work and do not apply to work performed on a force account basis as provided for in Section GP-9.02 (On AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. Contracts TC-7.03 Force Account Work shall apply) or GP-4.04 Variations in Estimated Quantities.

GP-4.08 UNAUTHORIZED WORK

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. done contrary to or regardless of the instructions of the procurement officer; work done beyond the lines and grades shown on the Contract DrawingsSee definition of "Plans"., or as given; or any extra work done without written authority will be considered as unauthorized and at the expense 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. and will not be measured or paid for. 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. so done may be ordered removed and/or replaced at 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 expense.


GP-4.09 FINAL CLEAN UP

Upon completion of the work specified in the Contract and before final payment will be made, the construction area and all other adjoining areas, other than those owned by him, occupied 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. during the construction of said Contract shall be cleaned of all surplus and discarded materials, spilled materials, excess materials left deposited on the permanent work as a result 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.'s operations, false work, and rubbish and temporary structures and buildings, that were placed thereon 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.. The adjoining areas mentioned above, outside the normal pay limits for seeding, will be reshaped, seeded and mulched, or otherwise restored as directed by the procurement officer at 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 expense.


GP-4.10 WARRANTY OF CONSTRUCTION

On AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. Contracts GP-4.10 Warranty of Construction does not apply unless otherwise 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.

(a) In addition to any other warranties at law or set out elsewhere in this 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., 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. warrants for one year after final acceptance of the work, that work performed under this Contract conforms to the Contract requirements and is free of any defect of equipment, material or design furnished, or workmanship performed 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 any of his subcontractors or suppliers at any tier. With respect to any part of the work which the State takes possession of prior to final acceptance, such warranty shall continue for a period of one year from the date the State takes possession. Under this warranty, 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 remedy at his own expense any such failure to conform or any such defect. In addition, 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 remedy at his own expense any damage to State owned or controlled real or personal property, when that damage is the result 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.'s failure to conform to Contract requirements or any such defect of equipment, material, workmanship, or design. 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 also restore any work damaged in fulfilling the terms of this clause. 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 warranty with respect to work repaired or replaced hereunder will run for one year from the date of such repair or replacement.
(b) The State shall notify 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. in writing within a reasonable time after the discovery of any failure, defect, or damage.
(c) Should 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. fail to remedy any failure, defect, or damage described in (a) above within a reasonable time after receipt of notice thereof, the State shall have the right to replace, repair, or otherwise remedy such failure, defect, or damage at 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 expense.
(d) In addition to the other rights and remedies provided by this clause, all subcontractors', manufacturers', and suppliers' warranties expressed or implied, respecting any work and materials shall, at the direction of the StateThe State of Maryland acting through its authorized representative., be enforced 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. for the benefit of the StateThe State of Maryland acting through its authorized representative.. In such case if 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 warranty under (a) above has expired, any suit directed by the State to enforce a subcontractor's, manufacturer's or supplier's warranty shall be at the expense of the StateThe State of Maryland acting through its authorized representative.. 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 obtain any warranties which the subcontractors, manufacturers, or suppliers would give in normal commercial practice.
(e) If directed by the procurement officer, 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 require any such warranties to be executed in writing to the StateThe State of Maryland acting through its authorized representative..
(f) Notwithstanding any other provision of this clause, unless such a defect is caused by the negligence 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. or his subcontractors or suppliers at any tier, 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 not be liable for the repair or any defects of material or design furnished by the State nor for the repair of any damage which results from any such defect in State furnished material or design.
(g) The warranty specified herein shall not limit the StateThe State of Maryland acting through its authorized representative.'s rights under GP-5.13 Acceptance for Maintenance clause of this 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..