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D5 Construction Design Build Training
D5
Construction
Design Build
Training
August, 2009
TABLE OF CONTENTS
D-B TRAINING AGENDA ......................................................................................................................... 3
DESIGN BUILD GUIDELINES 07-09 ....................................................................................................... 5
DB PROCESS FLOWCHART PRIOR ...................................................................................................107
PASS THE TORCH AGENDA ................................................................................................................108
DB BID QUESTIONS FLOWCHART ....................................................................................................109
SCOPE COMMITMENT AND COORDINATION MEETING AGENDA ........................................110
DB PROCESS FLOWCHART AFTER LETTING ...............................................................................111
DB SHOP DRAWING FLOWCHART ...................................................................................................112
DB KICKOFF AGENDA..........................................................................................................................113
PRECON AGENDA FINAL.....................................................................................................................115
EXAMPLE RFP ........................................................................................................................................121
SCHEDULE OF SUBMITTALS .............................................................................................................183
ROADWAY_SUBMITTAL......................................................................................................................184
SCHEDULE OF VALUES 1 ....................................................................................................................185
SCHEDULE OF VALUES 2 ....................................................................................................................193
DESIGN-BUILD CROSSWORD QUESTIONS.....................................................................................198
D5 Construction
Design Build Training
Agenda
August 13, 2009
1.
Introductions
2.
Design Build Guidelines
a. Project Selection
b. Definitions
c. D/B Firm Selection Process
d. Soils and Foundations
e. Contract Administration
f. Materials Acceptance Program (MAP)
g. Final Estimates Guidelines
3.
Flowchart for the Development Process
a. Pass the Torch
b. RFP Development – construction’s role
c. Bid Questions
d. Selection Process – technical advisor
e. Scope Commitment and Coordination – after award (in house & EOR)
4.
RFP
a. RFP example
5.
After the Letting
a. Flow chart for Post Letting
b. Design Kickoff – after execution, before NTP
c. Preconstruction Conference – based on Contractors schedule
d. Plan submittals
i. CEI responsibilities
ii. Design PM responsibilities
iii. DB firm responsibilities
e. Schedule of Values
f. Invoicing
g. Monthly Quantity Update
h. Plan Revisions
i. Final Acceptance
i. As built drawings
ii. Final Estimate
iii. Warranties
iv. Final Load Ratings
Table of Handouts
The following documents are attached and can also be found at
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/construction/DistrictOffices/d5web/design_build.shtm :
Design Build Guidelines
D/B Process Flowchart – Prior to Contract
D/B Bid Questions Flowchart
D/B Process Flowchart – After Letting
D/B Shop Drawing Submittal Flowchart
Design Kickoff Meeting Agenda
Preconstruction Conference Meeting Agenda
The following documents are attached:
Example Request for Proposal (RFP)
Example Schedule of Submittals
Example Plans Transmittal List
Example Schedule of Values
Just for Fun:
D/B Crossword Puzzle
Reference contacts:
Design – Jennifer Vreeland, 386-943-5732
Construction – Amy Scales, 386-943-5729
Florida
Department of Transportation
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DESIGN-BUILD GUIDELINES
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Abbreviations………………………………………………………
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Chapter 1 - Introduction…………………………
1.1
Purpose
1.2
Authority
1.3
Scope
1.4
Background
1.5
D/B Major
1.6
D/B Minor
1.7
Project Selection
1.8
References
7-10
Chapter 2 – Definitions………………………………………………………….
2.1
Adjusted Score D/B
2.2
Advertisement
2.3
Bid Proposal
2.4
Contracting Unit
2.5
Contracts Administration Office
2.6
D/B
2.7
D/B Firm
2.8
D/B Major
2.9
D/B Minor
2.10 D/B Maximum Price
2.11 D/B Hybrid
2.12 D/B with Options
2.13 Design and Construction Criteria Package
2.14 Federal-Aid Oversight
2.15 Fixed Capital Outlay
2.16 Letters of Interest
2.17 Low Bids
2.18 Major Bridge Project
2.19 Minor Bridge Project
2.20 Non-FCO Building Project
2.21 Non-Responsive
2.22 Professional Service Unit
2.23 Project
2.24 Project Manager
2.25 Rail Corridor Project
2.26 Request for Proposal
2.27 Responsive
2.28 Selection Committee
2.29 Technical Review Committee
2.30 Value of Time Factor
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Chapter 3 - Adjusted Score –D/B Bid Process……………………………..
3.1
Project Identification
3.2
Development of Pre-Qualification Requirements
3.3
Development of Design and Construction Criteria
3.4
Contract Number Assignment
3.5
Encumbrance
3.6
Advertisement
3.7
Letters of Interest
3.8
Preparation of Request For Proposals
3.9
Considerations for RFP Development
3.10 Long-List Development by TRC
3.11 Short-Listed Development by Selection Committee
3.12 Pre-Bid Meeting for Short-Listed Firms
3.13 Compensation to Short-Listed Lead Design Firms
3.14 Proposals Submitted by Short-Listed Firms
3.15 Design Build Maximum Price
3.16 Design Build Hybrid
3.17 Design Build with Options
3.18 Methods For Evaluations
3.19 Evaluation of Proposal
3.20 Value of Time Factor
3.21 Selection Committee Awards Bid
3.22 Preparation Agreement
17-49
Chapter 4 - Low Bid Design-Build (LBDB) Bid Process…………………..
4.1
Project Identification
4.2
Development of Pre-Qualification Requirements
4.3
Development of Design and Construction Criteria
4.4
Contract Number Assignment
4.5
Encumbrance
4.6
Advertisement
4.7
Pre-Bid Meeting for Low Bid Design-Build
4.8
LBDB Pre-Qualified Firms May Request RFP
4.9
Preparation of Request for Proposals (RFP)
4.10 Proposals Submitted By Low Bid Design-Build Firms
4.11 Bid Opening For Low Bid Design-Build
4.12 Responsiveness of Proposals
4.13 Value of Time Factor For Low Bid Design-Build
4.14 Selection Committee Awards Firm With the Lowest Responsive Bid
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Chapter 5 - Developing the Design and Construction Criteria Package
5.1
Design Service/Requirements
5.2
CEI Service/Requirements
5.3
Construction Service/Requirements
5.4
Permits
5.5
Design Plans and Engineering Review
5.6
Utilities
5.7
Easement/Right of Way
5.8
Existing Project Features
5.9
QC Requirements
5.10 Independent Assurance
5.11 Survey Requirements
5.12 Final Documents
5.13 Staffing Requirements
5.14 Geotechnical Requirements
5.15 Items to be Furnished by the Department
5.16 Issue Escalation/Resolution
5.17 Warranty
55-65
Chapter 6 – Encumbrance……………………………………………………...
6.1
Encumbrance for Compensation to Short Listed Lead Design Firms
6.2
Encumbrance for D/B Contract
6.3
Technical Guidelines
6.4
Compensation to Short-Listed Firms
6.5
Innovative Methods
66-69
Chapter 7 - Federal-Aid…………………………………………………………. 70-73
7.1
Planning for use of FHWA Funds on D/B Projects
7.2
Preparation of Request for Authorization
7.3
Required Documentation
7.4
Closing of D/B Projects
Chapter 8 - Right of Way………………………………………………………..
8.1
Right of Way
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Chapter 9 - Project Development and Environment Process……………
9.1
Permitting
9.2
Reevaluations
75-76
Chapter 10 - Geotechnical (Soils and Foundations) Process……………
10.1 Design-Build Projects
10.2 Responsibilities
10.3 Presentation of Geotechnical Data
10.4 Roadway Survey
10.5 Structures Investigation
10.6 Excluded Items
10.7 Design-Build Scope
10.8 Technical Proposals and Bidding Phase
10.9 Design/ Construction Phase
77-80
Chapter 11 - Structures Process……………………………………………… 81
11.1 Structures Guidelines for Design-Build
Chapter 12 - Preliminary Estimates Process……………………………….. 82-83
12.1 Preliminary Estimates Process for Design-Build
Chapter 13 – Contract Administration……………………………………….
13.1 General
13.2 Scope of Services for Consultant CEI Projects
13.3 Payments
13.4 Records
13.5 Role of the Department's Project Manager (PM)
84-92
Chapter 14 - Materials Acceptance Program (MAP) for Design-Build
Contracts
14.1 Guidelines From the State Materials Office
14.2 Group 1
14.3 Group 2: Fabricated Metal Structures
14.4 Group 3: Manufactured Products
14.5 Group 4: Incidental Materials
14.6 Group 5: Unapproved/New Materials
14.7 Group 6: Coarse and Fine Aggregates
93-98
Material Acceptance Process Flowchart…………………………………….
99
Chapter 15 - Final Estimate for Design-Build Projects……………………
100
Attachment 1 Contracting Flowchart………………………………………… 101-102
*Example of Projects- See Construction Web Page-Alternative Contracting-Project List
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ABBREVIATIONS
Design-Build
Florida Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
Project Manager
Construction Engineering Inspection
Adjusted Score Design-Build
Letters of Interest
Low Bid Design-Build
Request for Proposal
Technical Review Committee
Quality Control
Quality Assurance
Critical Path Method
Laboratory Information Management System
Trustees of Internal Improvement Trust Fund
Utility Agreement
Project Engineer
Resident Engineer
Fixed Capital Outlay
Project Scheduling System
National Environmental Policy Act
Project Development and Environment
Independent Assurance
State Materials Office
Qualified Product List
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(DB)
(FDOT)
(FHWA)
(PM)
(CEI)
(ASDB)
(LOI)
(LBDB)
(RFP)
(TRC)
(QC)
(QA)
(CPM)
(LIMS)
(TIITF)
(UA)
(PE)
(RE)
(FCO)
(PSS)
(NEPA)
(PDE)
(IA)
(SMO)
(QPL)
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CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION
1.1
PURPOSE
To establish the Department's process for procuring and administering the design,
construction, and Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) services, within one
contract.
1.2
AUTHORITY
Section 337.11(7), FS, Design-Build Statute; Rule 14-22, Contractors’ Qualifications
Rule; Rule 14-91, Design-Build Rule.
Section 287.055, FS, Consultants Competitive Negotiation Act; Rule 14-75, Consultants
Qualification Rule.
Section 337.025, FS, Innovative Statute
Section 339.135(2), FS, Work Program (LBR) Statute
23 CFR Part 636, Design-Build Contracting
1.3
SCOPE
This procedure affects all offices associated with the design and construction of
transportation or building projects.
1.4
BACKGROUND
Design-Build combines into a single contract the design, construction and right-of-way
services (if necessary). All in accordance with standard Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) Design Standards and criteria, specifications, and contract
administration practices. However, construction activities may not begin on any portion
of such projects until title to the necessary rights-of-way and easements for the
construction of that portion of the project has vested in the state or a local governmental
entity and all railroad crossing and utility agreements have been executed. These
projects allow the Design-Build Firm to participate in the design in an effort to reduce
costs and expedite construction.
In 1995, the Florida Legislature authorized the Department to use the Design-Build
process (Design-Build Major: Section 337.11(7) Florida Statutes) and in 1996, this
authority (Design-Build Minor: Section 337.025 Florida Statutes) was further
expanded to include all project types as a part of the "innovative" practices package.
The Department is required to comply with the annual contracting monetary cap set by
the statute for Innovative Contracting. Section 337.11(7) of the Florida Statutes
currently allows for all project types, except for a resurfacing or minor bridge project.
These types of projects may be authorized under section 334.025 of the Florida
Statutes.
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The Design-Build contracting process and contract administration will follow standard
FDOT practices, unless differences are otherwise identified. Districts are responsible for
conducting the Design-Build contracting process for projects within the managing
District; whereas, Central Office Contracts Administration, in coordination with the
appropriate office, is responsible for contracts originating in the Central Office.
1.5
SECTION 337.11(7)(A), F.S. – DESIGN-BUILD MAJOR
This statute applies to any Design-Build project, except for a resurfacing or minor bridge
project. A minor bridge project is defined as a bridge project less than $10 million.
This statute applies to Design-Build projects. Section 337.11(7), Florida Statutes
provides: “If the head of the department determines that it is in the best interests of the
public, the department may combine the right-of-way services and design and
construction phases of any project into a single contract, except for a resurfacing or
minor bridge project, the right-of-way services and design and construction phases of
which may be combined under s. 337.025. Such contract is referred to as a designbuild contract. Design-build contracts may be advertised and awarded notwithstanding
the requirements of paragraph (3)(c). However, construction activities may not begin on
any portion of such projects until title to the necessary rights-of-way and easements for
the construction of that portion of the project has vested in the state or a local
governmental entity and all railroad crossing and utility agreements have been
executed. Title to rights-of-way vests in the state when the title has been dedicated to
the public or acquired by prescription.”
These types of Design-Build contracts are NOT calculated in the $120 million cap.
1.6
SECTION 337.025, F.S. – DESIGN-BUILD MINOR
This statute applies to Design-Build minor projects that include resurfacing projects and
minor bridge projects under $10 million.
Minor - The “minor” Design-Build contracts are defined as bridges under $10
million and other transportation projects (Resurfacing) not allowed under Section
337.11(7), Florida Statutes. The “minor” Design-Build contracts are allowed
under Section 337.025, Florida Statutes and are calculated in the $120 million
cap. Therefore, Design-Build Minor contracts must be submitted and approved
by the Quality Initiatives Office for statutory compliance.
1.7
PROJECT SELECTION
1.7.1 ALL PROJECTS EXCEPT LOW BID RESURFACING
Design Build (D-B) contracting should be considered on the following types of projects:
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1) Projects that demand an expedited schedule and can be completed earlier.
2) Projects that require minimum Right of Way acquisition and utility relocation.
3) Projects that can have a well defined scope for all parties (Design &
Construction)
4) Projects that have room for innovation in the design and/or construction effort.
5) Projects with low risk of unforeseen conditions.
6) Projects with low possibility for significant change during all phases of work.
Examples of projects that may be good DB contracting candidates:
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
Major Bridges
Minor Bridges
ITS (computer signalized traffic)
Intersection improvement (with known utilities)
Buildings-office building, rest areas, welcome stations, pedestrian overpass,
etc.
6) Interstate widening
7) Rural Widening
8) Fencing
9) Landscaping
10) Lighting
11) Sidewalks
12) Signing
13) Signalization
14) Guardrail
Examples of projects that may not be DB contracting candidates are listed below. Use
of DB contracting on these type projects requires written approval by the State
Construction Office:
1) Major bridge rehab/repair with significant unknowns
2) Rehab of movable bridges
3) Urban construction/reconstruction with major utilities, major subsoil, R/W or
other major unknowns
4) Mill and resurfacing
1.7.2 LOW BID RESURFACING PROJECTS
1) The project should be confined to resurfacing as much as practical. There
should be minimal roadway or shoulder widening that could create front slope
or clear zone issues (ex. Added Turn Lane).
2) The project should not have environmental issues that require significant
permitting or agency coordination.
3) The project should only have minor utility adjustments or none at all.
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REFERENCES
FDOT Procedure No. 375-000-001, District Contracts Procedure
FDOT Procedure No. 375-030-002, Acquisition of Professional Services
FDOT Procedure No. 575-000-000, Right of Way Procedures Manual
FDOT Procedure No. 350-020-200, Contract Funds Approval
FDOT Procedure No. 625-020-010, Design-Build Procurement and Administration
FDOT Form No. 375-020-12, Design-Build Proposal
FDOT Form No. 375-020-13 Design-Build Contract
FDOT Form No. 375-020-14 Design-Build Contract Bond
FDOT Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction & Implemented
modifications
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CHAPTER TWO
DEFINITIONS
For purposes of this procedure, the following definitions apply:
2.1
Adjusted Score Design-Build (ASDB) means the contract award is based on
the lowest adjusted score, which is determined by dividing the price proposal by
the technical proposal score.
2.2
Advertisement is the standard advertisement for professional services
(Internet). Additionally, the Department may utilize other forms of communication
to announce the project.
The advertisement will include the requirements stated in the procedures, any
additional technical qualifications desired, the criteria on which Letters of Interest
will be evaluated for the short-listing process and time frames for Letters of
Interest and submitting bid proposals.
2.3
Bid Proposal means a technical proposal and a separately sealed price
proposal submitted by each Design-Build Firm.
In the case of a Low Bid Design Build project, the 'bid opening' occurs where we
open the price proposals and the apparent low bidder is identified. The
department then opens that bidders technical proposal to determine if they are
responsive. Ten days after we open the technical proposal or post an award
notice, whichever comes first, all documents become public record, regardless if
we opened them or not.
In the case of Adjusted Score Design Build, the Technical Review Committee
(TRC) opens the technical proposals for evaluation purposes. However, since the
price proposals have not been opened, the clock does not begin. The TRC
evaluates and scores the technical proposals. The department then conducts a
'bid opening' where the price proposal is opened. The clock begins ticking after
the opening of the price proposal. Therefore, ten days after opening, in this case,
the price proposals or post an award notice, whichever comes first, all
documents become public record.
2.4
Contracting Unit is the unit in each District that has been given the responsibility
of procuring Design-Build contracts. This unit may mean either the Contracts
Administration Office or the Professional Services Unit; whichever is appropriate
for the task required.
2.5
Contracts Administration Office is the District or Central office that is
responsible for the contracts awards process.
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2.6
Design-Build means combining the design and construction phases of a project
into a single contract.
2.7
Design-Build Firm, also known as Design-Build team, means any company,
firm, partnership, corporation, association, joint venture, or other legal entity
permitted by law to practice engineering, architecture and construction
contracting, as appropriate. The entity may include a construction contractor as
the primary party with the design professional as the secondary party or vice
versa. The contractor or design professional cannot team with other partners to
submit more than one bid per project. The secondary (i.e., designer or
contractor) on a Design-Build team cannot change, after award, without the
written approval of the Department. Consultant firms that have been contracted
by the Department to develop the Request for Proposal on a Design-Build project
should not be allowed to compete as a proposing Design-Build Firm.
2.8
Design-Build (Major), as authorized by Section 337.11(7) F.S., is a contracting
technique, which allows the Department to combine the design, construction and
right-of-way (if necessary) phases of any project, except a resurfacing or minor
bridge project, into a single contract.
2.9
Design-Build (Minor), as authorized by the Innovative Contracting statute
(Section 337.025 F.S.), is a technique which allows road contracting projects
and other types of construction projects that are not covered by Section
337.11(7) F.S. and have an estimated cost of less than $10 million. There is a
statutory cap annually on all innovative contracts (statewide).
2.10
Design-Build Maximum Price: This method stipulates a maximum price and
competes project scope, qualifications, quality, innovation, schedule, and costs
(not to exceed the maximum price). Every proposal has a stipulated price and
the competition is on price, scope, quality, innovation, and schedule. This method
has the advantage of immediately allowing the Department to determine if the
required scope is realistically achievable within the limits of a tight budget. It is
responsive to the efficient use of funds by committing virtually all available
funding up front and using the scope, schedule, innovation, and quality of project
proposals to determine the most attractive offer.
2.11
Design-Build Hybrid: This method stipulates a maximum price and competes
project scope, qualifications, quality, innovation, schedule, and costs (not to
exceed the maximum price). The Department has prepared and assembled a
set of project contract plan sheets for the project and the plan sheets are
attached to the RFP. Every proposal has a stipulated price and the competition
is on price, scope, quality, innovation, and schedule. This method has the
advantage of allowing the Department to determine if the required scope is
realistically achievable within the limits of a tight budget. It is responsive to the
efficient use of funds by committing virtually all available funding up front and
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using the scope, contract plan sheets, schedule, innovation, and quality of project
proposals to determine the most attractive offer.
2.12
2.13
Design Build with Options: This process provides a method to build a project
to a lesser scope versus not letting the project due to the bids coming in higher
than what the Department can afford. The Department plans to construct the
entire project as stipulated in the Contract Documents. However, the Department
intends to establish priorities for the Contract award in the event the goals of the
Department cannot be achieved with the funds determined available by the
Department. If funding is a limitation on a project based on bids received, the
Department can exercise options established for a project.
Design and Construction Criteria Package: The design and construction
requirements that clearly define the criteria essential to ensure that the project is
designed and constructed, and if applicable, right of way services are provided to
meet the needs determined by the Department. This package is part of the
Request for Proposal.
2.14
Federal-Aid Oversight applies to the Design and Construction of all Federal-Aid
Highway and ITS projects except new or reconstruction projects on the Interstate
Highway System with cost estimate less than one (1) million dollars.
2.15
Fixed Capital Outlay (FCO) Building Projects provide for land purchases,
building additions, replacements, major repairs or renovations to materially
extend the useful life or improve/change the functional use (including furniture
and equipment) necessary to furnish a new or improved facility.
2.16
Letters of Interest (LOI) is used to refer to the process, which establishes
criteria for evaluating interested Design-Build Firms for the short-listing process.
Criteria required for Letters of Interest is stated in the advertisement. Firms
desiring to submit bid proposals on Design-Build projects must submit a Letter of
Interest setting forth the qualifications of the members of the Firm and providing
any other information required by the announcement of the project. (Not
applicable on low-bid offering.)
2.17
Low Bid Design-Build (LBDB) means the contract award is based on the
lowest responsive bid.
2.18
Major Bridge Project means a bridge project with an estimated construction
cost of $10 million or more and that falls under Section 337.11(7) Florida
Statutes.
2.19
Minor Bridge Project means a bridge project with an estimated construction
cost of less than $10 million and that falls under Section 337.025 Florida
Statutes.
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2.20
Non-FCO Building Project means a project to provide toll facilities, rest areas,
weigh-in-motion facilities, Turnpike Service Plazas, welcome centers, and other
buildings incidental to the roadway system.
2.21
Non-Responsive refers to any LOI that does not meet the criteria identified in
the short-listing process or any proposal that does not comply with the criteria
defined in the Request for Proposal.
2.22
Professional Services Unit is the District or Central office that maintains the
Department’s staff responsible for the proper procurement of professional
services in its program area.
2.23
Project means the project to be designed and constructed as described in the
public announcement.
2.24
Project Manager (PM) is the Department's designee responsible for the
administration of the Design-Build project.
2.25
Rail Corridor Project means a project which involves design and construction
of, improvements to, or replacement of tracks and track components such as
rails, ties, turnouts, crossings, bridges, trestles, culverts, signals, communication
lines, poles, radio masts, buildings, structures, facilities, and all other
improvements or fixtures required for the operation of the railway.
2.26
Request for Proposal (RFP) is the package to be provided to the short-listed
Design-Build Firms in the adjusted score Design-Build method and to those
Design-Build Firms requesting an RFP in the low bid Design-Build method.
FHWA approval of the RFP is required on FHWA oversight projects prior to
authorization and the release of the RFP to short-listed Firms. The RFP must
clearly define all functions and responsibilities required by the Firm. This RFP
should consist of the following:
2.26.1Dates: Technical proposal due date; Department’s selection schedule;
delivery of services/products date; Department’s submittal reviews (if
required) time period; and payout schedule.
2.26.2Design and Construction Criteria: The design and construction
requirements clearly define the specifications essential to ensure that the
project is designed and constructed, and if applicable, right of way services
are provided to meet the needs determined by the Department.
2.26.3Guidelines for preparation/presentation of technical proposals and the
following:
Proposal evaluation criteria
Price proposal requirements
Identification of the Design-Build Firm’s Project Manager
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Insurance requirements
Subcontract services
MBE/DBE requirements
Bonding requirements
2.27
Responsive refers to a LOI that complies with the criteria identified in the shortlisting process or a proposal that contains all the information and level of detail
requested in the RFP and complies with the design and construction criteria
defined in the RFP.
2.28
Selection Committee is a committee that reviews the long-list and chooses
Firms that will be asked to submit proposals, thus creating the short-list. After the
Technical Review Committee evaluates the technical proposals and submits their
findings to the Selection Committee, the Selection Committee makes a final
selection.
In the District, as a minimum, the Selection Committee is comprised of the
District Secretary (who will serve as Chairperson), the appropriate Director, and
the appropriate Office Head or as appointed by the District Secretary. A
representative from the Contracting Unit will be a non-voting member and will
serve as Recording Secretary at all meetings. Each member of the Committee
may appoint an appropriate management level alternate as appropriate.
In the Central Office, the Selection Committee will be comprised of the
appropriate Assistant Secretary or their designee (who will serve as
Chairperson), the appropriate Director, and the appropriate Office Head or as
appointed by the Chairperson. The Manager of the Contractual Services Office
will be a non-voting member and will serve as Recording Secretary at all
meetings. Each Committee member may appoint an appropriate management
level alternate as appropriate.
2.29
Technical Review Committee (TRC) The TRC should develop the long-list from
the Letters of Interest received on ASDB projects and evaluate the technical
proposals of the short-listed Firms.
The TRC is comprised of the PM, District Construction Engineer, District Design
Engineer, or their designees, and others as agreed upon by the preceding
identified members, or as appointed by the District Secretary or his or her
representative. There shall be a minimum of three members. For the success of
the project, it is essential that the TRC be involved in the development of the
Design and Construction Criteria Package.
For bridge projects, the TRC should include the District Structures Design
Engineer, and for Category II bridges, the State Structures Design Engineer, or
his designee.
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For rail corridor projects, the TRC may include the Public Transportation
Manager (or District Rail Corridor Manager) and the State Rail Office or his
designee.
For building projects requiring major renovations, additions, or new facilities,
which are intended for general public access, the Technical Review Committee
should consist of an architect (District, Central Office, or General Consultant-non
voting member), as well as appropriate Directors, or designees, based on the
nature of the work requested, the complexity of the project, and the availability of
personnel for a timely selection. The TRC for FCO buildings will also include the
District/ Central Office FCO Coordinator.
For projects including right of way services, the TRC shall include the District
Right of Way Manager, or their designee.
2.30
Value of Time Factor means an adjustment to the price proposal to reflect the
worth of time. This adjustment factor is based on the Firm’s proposed number of
days to complete the project multiplied by a value per day established by the
Department in the Request for Proposals, i.e., number of days multiplied by the
dollar value per day equals the price proposal adjustment (increase). This factor
will be used for selection purposes only and shall not affect the Department’s
liquidated damages schedule or affect any special provisions that may apply for
incentives/disincentives
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CHAPTER THREE
ADJUSTED SCORE DESIGN-BUILD BID PROCESS (ASDB)
The adjusted score approach may be used when overall outcomes can be clearly
defined; however, a number of alternatives may exist which could provide the outcomes
desired. An example of this method is a bridge project where alternative foundations,
spans, and material types are acceptable.
3.1
PROJECT IDENTIFICATION
District and Central Office Management must first decide if contracting a specific project
through the Design-Build method would benefit the Department and the Department’s
customers. The project will then be identified and included in the work program. DesignBuild contracts will be identified in the Financial Management System (FM System) as
Phase 52, Contract Class 9 for the fiscal year in which bids are to be received. For FCO
projects, Design-Build contracts will be identified in the FM System in the fiscal year for
which the appropriation is received. Phase 52 will include all work associated with
preliminary engineering, construction, CEI, and if applicable, right of way services
provided on the project. In-house CEI estimates that will initially be automatically
generated (based on the overall Phase 52 level) must be manually revised to represent
only the in-house effort required to manage the CEI consultant. District Program
Development staff will code the Item Group as A3 (Design-Build Minor) or B8 (DesignBuild Major) based on project description and authorization.
If incentives are used on a Design-Build project, the appropriate Item Group Code will
be used in the FM System. The incentive payment should be programmed in the fiscal
year in which the incentive payment is expected to be made. Expected payout will occur
when the Design-Build Firm has met the early completion dates/days noted in the
contract. Use Phase 5A to program these payments and the same program number as
on the construction Phase 52 (02, 05, etc.).
All projects with right of way services included in the design build contract must be bid
using the adjusted score bid process unless an exception is granted by the Chief
Engineer.
3.2
DEVELOPMENT OF PRE-QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
The Project Manager, with the assistance of a multi-disciplined team including the
Contracting Unit, will determine the pre-qualification requirements. The Department’s
standard technical qualification requirements apply to each entity providing professional
services (Rule Chapter 14-75 FAC). Standard contractor qualification requirements
apply to the contractor in the Design-Build Firm who will be responsible for one or more
classes of work. Contractors submitting as a lead or primary party with the design build
team must be qualified in the advertised construction contractor work classes, in
accordance with the provisions of Rule Chapter 14-22, F.A.C. Pre-qualification may
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also be required for contractors performing specialty work, as described in FDOT
Standard Specifications. Pre-qualification is required both prior to the closing date for
the submittal of Letters of Interest and at the letting date.
NOTE: D-B rule state that a D-B firm can be a company, firm, partnership, corporation,
association, joint venture or any other legal entity permitted by law to practice
engineering, architecture and construction contracting. This mean that the legal entity
must meet one or more of these requirements (and be prequalified with the
FDOT)......so even the joint venture does not have to meet both the Contractor and
engineer requirements as long as the D-B team meets all the qualification requirements
in the advertisement.
FCO building pre-qualification requirements for contractors include the following:
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3.3
Applicable Contractor License,
State Corporate Charter Number, if Corporation, and
Added requirements, if necessary for specialized needs.
DEVELOPMENT OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION CRITERIA
Individuals knowledgeable of the contracting requirements shall undertake development
of the design and construction criteria for a Design-Build project and design
professionals experienced in the application of the performance criteria appropriate to
the facility needs. It is essential to the success of the project that members of the
Technical Review Committee are involved in the development of the design and
construction criteria. The TRC’s early involvement is a key to smooth and timely
procurement of Design-Build services.
All Projects shall have the RFP submitted to the State Construction Office for approval
prior to authorization and release of the RFP to the firms.
If the project is subject to FHWA oversight, the RFP shall be submitted for FHWA
approval prior to authorization and release of the RFP to the firms. It is critical that
FHWA be involved throughout the development of the design and construction criteria in
order to expedite FHWA’s final RFP approval. Prior to sending the RFP to requesting
Firms, the Department must have FHWA approval of the RFP, on oversight projects.
The request for federal authorization for each design build project shall include a right of
way certification signed by the District Right of Way Manager. The certification may be
either a certification for construction or a certification for authorization and
advertisement. The certification for construction shall state that either no additional right
of way is required for the project, or additional right of way was required for the project
and all right of way activities have been completed in accordance with applicable federal
and state requirements. The certification for authorization and advertisement shall state
that additional right of way is required for the project, that the necessary processes and
procedures are in place to address right of way issues, and appropriate controls have
been included in the design build contract to ensure construction activities do not
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commence prior to the Department’s certification that all right of way activities have
been completed in accordance with applicable federal and state regulations.
Design and construction criteria should clearly and completely identify Design-Build
requirements/services, including any information, data, and services to be furnished by
the Department. Rail projects that have Federal Transit Authority (FTA) oversight must
submit a management plan.
The design and construction criteria shall provide a summary of the project’s objectives
and furnish sufficient information upon which Firms may prepare bid proposals (i.e.
technical and price proposals). Criteria may include geo-technical analysis, surveying,
permitting, right of way mapping, title searches, utility coordination, etc. The design and
construction criteria shall state the specifications, design criteria, and standards to be
used in the design and construction of the project, and if applicable standards are to be
used in providing right of way services on the project, unless otherwise noted in the
RFP.
(1) CQC
The Design-Build firm shall use the latest CQC Specifications for their Price and
Technical Proposals. The Department will provide verification testing and
inspection services in accordance with the latest CQC Specifications.
(2) Design-Build Contract where CEI services are included requires approval from
the Director, Office of Construction.
Add the following in the Design/Construction Criteria requirements when CEI
service is included in the Design-Build Contract along with Design-Build CEI
Scope of Services.
A. Quality Control Engineering and Quality Assurance Engineering
The Department is responsible for providing Quality Assurance Engineering
and will perform oversight duties including: project management; inspection
review; report review; contract administration; contract payment; and
verification testing.
The Design-Build Firm shall provide Quality Control Engineering in
accordance with the Design-Build CEI Scope of Services. All activities will be
under the direction of the Quality Control Engineer (A Registered Professional
Engineer).
Any reference in the standard specifications to testing by the Contractor will
be assumed to mean by the Design-Build Firm.
1. Independent Assurance (IA)
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The Design-Build Firm is subject to the IA procedures. The
Department's IA procedure will be used for comparison tolerances and
actions. IA will be performed on Quality Control and Quality Assurance
personnel.
3.4
CONTRACT NUMBER ASSIGNMENT
The Contracting Unit will obtain a contract number and enter the project into the
Department’s data system for monitoring.
3.5
ENCUMBRANCE
The contracting Unit or Project Manager will request a MEMO Encumbrance through
the Contract Funds Management (CFM) system before submitting the Request for
Proposal (RFP) to the vendor. The CFM system will generate an approved Funds
Approval email, once the funds are successfully encumbered in FLAIR. The requestor
must have the funds approval email in hand before the RFP can be issued.
Prior to awarding the contract to the vendor, the contracting Unit or Project Manager will
request the award encumbrance through the Contract Funds Management system. The
requestor must have the approved email in hand before the contract can be awarded.
3.6
ADVERTISEMENT
The time period for advertisement will be from mail-out of the RFP to the receipt of a
Design-Build proposal. The actual length of time that the advertisement is publicized is
at the discretion of the District. The Central Office Procurement website shall be the
official Design-Build posting website where advertisements, shortlisting, pre-bid meeting
notices, public announcements of technical scores, opening of sealed bids and all other
public meetings, as well as posting of final selection results should appear. In addition,
advertisements should be emailed out to all companies on the BSN Subscription list.
Additionally, the Department may utilize other forms of communication, such as
newspapers or magazines, mail-outs, or television or radio to announce the project.
The advertisement will include, as a minimum, the name and description of the project,
the District and County location of the project, the major type(s) of work required, any
minor types of work that are required for the project (but not normally associated with
the major work), the estimated construction cost of the project (if applicable), how and
where Firms can respond, any additional technical qualifications desired, the criteria on
which Letters of Interest will be evaluated for the short-listing process, the time frames
for Letters of Interest and submitting bid proposals, the number of copies to be received,
how respondents will be selected, and tentative dates for short-list and final selection.
All advertisements should summarize the Department’s selection schedule for the
prospective Design-Build Firms. The selection schedule should provide an outline of
specific calendar dates, and clearly identify the time allotted for the preparation of
qualification statements for Design-Build proposals. Advertisements should also include
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the “posting” date and bid solicitation protest rights. Each project advertisement should
be drafted to fit the unique needs of that particular project.
Ad for Design-Build Contract with CEI services should have the following in addition to
what is already required:
Under "Project Description"
Construction, Engineering, and Inspection services shall be provided by the
team.
Under "Prequalification Requirements" & "Professional Team Member Qualified under
Rule 14-75, F.A.C.- Work Class (es)"
10.1 - Rdwy Construction Engineering Inspection
The advertisement shall include date, time, and location of when the Selection
Committee announces the Short-listing of Firms (if applicable) and announcement of
technical scores (if applicable) and opening of price proposals.
3.7 LETTERS OF INTEREST
On Adjusted Score Design-Build (ASDB) projects, Letters of Interest will be required
from interested Firms. Letters of Interest should be sent to the Contracting Unit. The
Department is required to receive at least three (3) Letters of Interest in order to proceed
with the Request for Proposals. If three (3) Letters of Interest are not received, then the
Department will re-advertise, or alternatively review its list of pre-qualified Firms deemed
to be the most highly qualified, based on qualification data on file, past performance
grades, and location. The Department will then contact each of the listed Firms and
conduct similar discussion concerning the project. Letters of Interest should be no more
than five pages in length, as a general rule, and include a Contact Person, with name,
phone number, and e-mail address (if available). Buildings, rail, or complex projects may
require longer Letters of Interest. Letters of Interest will be evaluated based on the
required criteria stated in the advertisement.
3.8 PREPARATION OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
All Projects shall have the RFP submitted to the State Construction Office for approval
prior to authorization and release of the RFP to the firms.
If the project is subject to FHWA oversight, the RFP shall be submitted for FHWA
approval prior to authorization and release of the RFP to the short-listed Firms.
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Project Time/Schedule
All RFPs shall state a time period in which the services and/or products are to be
delivered. Time of performance requirements in the RFP are best stated in elapsed
consecutive calendar days from the date identified in the notice-to-proceed. In this
way, changes in the schedule to solicit, receive, evaluate, and select an award can
be changed without affecting the project schedule. In those instances where the
completion date is critical, the RFP must include a "but-not-later-than" qualifier in the
project schedule. An outline of the selection schedule should be included in the RFP.
The Department's selection schedule is the schedule of the entire selection process
and should include all activities from initial advertisement to notice to proceed. The
schedule should be stated in specific calendar dates and it should clearly identify the
time allotted for the preparation of qualification statements and for Design-Build
proposals.
The Firm's project schedule should depict at what stage in the Design-Build process
the Firm intends to build each element/phase of the project. The Firm's project
schedule shall be developed using critical path method (CPM) techniques (or other
appropriate scheduling techniques based on the type of project) and specify the time
frame for interim events. These events may include submittal requirements of the
Firm, such as design development drawings or construction documents. They may
also include requirements of the Department directly or through a third party, e.g.,
site availability, completion of an environmental report/permits or the delivery of
Department-furnished equipment or materials.
Again, the interim deadline requirements should be stated in elapsed days and may
be an obligation of the Firm or Department. The obligation of the Department to
complete specific submittal reviews (if required) within a specified time period may
also be included in the project schedule.
It is recommended that the RFP require a 60 to 90 day plans preparation and the
review period be front-loaded into the schedule prior to allowing the Design-Build
Firm to begin actual construction. This will allow the design process to get out ahead
of the Design-Build Firm as well as providing sufficient time for the Department to
conduct its conformity reviews. This plans preparation time must be clearly spelled
out in the RFP so that the Firm can include it in their contract time calculation.
It may be appropriate to allow certain construction activities (such as geotechnical
investigations and clearing and grubbing) during this plans preparation period.
Specifics should be included in the RFP.
(2)
Payout Schedule
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The RFP must clearly address the invoicing and payment process including a payout
schedule. The payout schedule should be based on major, well-defined tasks related
to the Firm's CPM (or other appropriate) schedule. The payout schedule should also
include provisions for tracking MBE/DBE participation. Generally, the details of the
payout schedule are to be worked between the selected Firm and the Department
after the project is awarded. Examples of payout schedules are based on monthly or
percentage of completion of work schedules. For FCO building projects, the
schedule of values will be used as a payout schedule. (A copy of the payout
schedule for all awarded Design-Build projects should be sent to the Deputy
Controller of the Financial Management Office.)
(3)
Technical Proposal
The RFP shall include well-defined technical proposal requirements. This should
include detailed instructions regarding the content and format.
(4)
Price Proposal
The RFP shall include well-defined Price Proposal requirements. Design-Build
projects are bid lump sum and are paid through a payout schedule based on major
work items or tasks. The Firm's price proposal shall include the lump sum price, as
well as the standard bid blank forms.
The Project Manager should include the appropriate Design-Build pay-items that
reflect the scope of the work in the Bid Proposal Form. Refer to the Basis of
Estimates Manual for various Design-Build pay-items.
The Project Manager should also include the "Do Not Bid" pay-items for FHP,
Partnering, Disputes Review Board and Initial Contingency Amount in the Bid
Proposal Form and provide for a quantity in accordance with the Basis of Estimates
Manual.
(5)
Subcontract Services
The RFP shall contain language that allows Firms to subcontract portions of their
work. Partners in the Design-Build Firm (i.e., contractor, designer or right of way
consultant, if applicable) cannot be changed after contract award without written
consent of the Department. Failure to receive approval on such a change will result
in contract cancellation.
(6)
MBE/DBE Requirements
The RFP/Specifications shall address the Department's commitment to diversity in
contracting. Utilization of women and minority-owned businesses is encouraged by
the Department to be used on all projects.
(7)
Technical Proposal Evaluation Criteria
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The RFP shall include the evaluation criteria and point system to be used by the
TRC to evaluate technical proposals on adjusted score Design-Build projects. The
criteria shall be established by the TRC to meet the specific needs of a particular
project.
(8)
General Liability Insurance, Professional Liability and Contract
Bonding
General Liability Insurance: The RFP/Specifications must include current Standard
Specifications regarding general liability.
Professional Liability: The RFP/Specifications shall stipulate the amount of
professional liability insurance required and term (the length of time) of coverage.
Contract Bonding: The RFP/Specifications must require applicants to be capable
of providing a performance and payment bond in the full amount of their total
Design-Build contract (see Form No. 375-020-27).
(9)
Public Involvement
Since public involvement is an important aspect of the project development, it is
imperative that the PM, working with the appropriate District staff, defines in the RFP
the level of coordination/involvement required for a particular project. Public
involvement includes communicating to all interested persons, groups and
government organizations information regarding the development of the project.
(10)
Consultant Eligibility
The term "affiliate" shall mean business concerns, organizations, or individuals
where, directly or indirectly, either one controls or has the power to control the other,
or a third party controls or has the power to control both, regardless of whether the
entities have separate vendor IDs. Indicia of control include interlocking
management or ownership, identity of interests among family members, shared
facilities and equipment, common use of employees.
Any contracts that have been longlisted or shortlisted prior to the effective date of
this policy shall not be affected by this policy.
Any questions related to the applicability of this policy shall be referred to the Chief
Engineer.
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Any Consultant or its affiliate developing the Request for Proposals or Scope of
Services for a project will not be eligible for that project.
DESIGN-BUILD
The contractor or design professional cannot team, as a Prime, with other firms to
submit more than one bid per project. The secondary member (i.e., designer or
contractor) of the design-build team cannot change, after award, without the written
approval of the District Secretary.
A professional firm shall not submit a proposal for CEI services, either as a Prime or
a Sub, for a Design-Build contract for which the same firm or its affiliate is the EOR
or is Sub to the EOR.
A consultant firm, its affiliate, or subconsultant that is under contract with the
Department to develop the Request for Proposal for a Design-Build contract cannot
be part of a Design-Build Team proposing on that contract as a prime or a
subconsultant. A consultant firm, its affiliate, or subconsultant, that is under contract
with the Department to provide Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI)
services on the Design-Build contract cannot be part of a Design-Build Team
proposing on that contract as a prime or subconsultant.
A consultant or its affiliate, who was the Prime EOR on a Design-Bid-Build project,
where the project is switched to Design-Build, may participate on a Design-Build
contract with the approval of the District Secretary. The District Secretary shall
consider level of design (% completed) by the EOR, the number of component
design plans by different EOR’s, etc.
3.9
CONSIDERATIONS FOR RFP DEVELOPMENT:
(1) Prior to advertisement, existing right of way must be verified and a determination
made whether the project can be built within existing right of way. If additional right of
way will be needed, a decision must be made in the identification stage if right of way
services will be included in the Design-Build contract or handled separately.
Design build contracts may be advertised and awarded prior to right of way activities
being completed. Construction activities may not begin on any portion of such projects
until such time as title to all necessary right of way and easements necessary for the
construction of that portion of the project has bested in the state or a local government
entity (Section 337.11 (7)(a), F.S.) and a right of way certification for construction
(Form No. 575-095-10, Right of Way Certification) for that portion of the project has
been issued. (See Chapter 8, Right of Way Issues on Design-Build Projects.)
(2) Construction Engineering Inspection is an option in the Design-Build procedure. It
should be determined in the identification stage if this will be part of the request for
proposal (RFP).
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(3) The project manager should put together a Design-Build team to assist in the
development of the request for proposal. Team members need to be identified early so
that all disciplines that are essential to the type of work in the scope are aware of their
role and responsibilities. A multi-experienced team is required. Certain Department
personnel are required to be members (or a designee) via the Design-Build procedure.
Take care that the team does not get too large. A five to seven member team is a good
size. One recommendation is to assign a project engineer at the stage of scope
development, in order to have that person on the Design-Build team. This allows project
management and field personnel to become familiar with the process.
(4) The type of funding must be identified in order to include the correct bid documents
in the request for proposal. If federal funds are involved, all the normal procedures for
approval and authorization must be followed. Encumbrance of funds follows Contract
Administration procedures and must be done prior to advertising the project. This
process takes some time so allow at least one month.
(5) Involvement by both professional services and contract administration in the early
stages is critical. The design-build procedure combines the procedures of both
departments so identifying responsibilities early is important. The advertisement and
selection is governed by professional services. Bid documents are provided by
contracts administration. Design-Build Firm pre-qualifications are determined by
contracts administration upon receipt of the Letters of Interest (LOI). Design-Build
Firms must be pre-qualified by the day that the LOI is due. Design-Build Firms must
renew their pre-qualified status once a year. There may be a time frame in which they
are not “qualified” during the period of time in which they are updating their paperwork.
(6) Advertisement must be posted on the FDOT web site; however depending upon
project need, other sources for notification may be utilized, such as newspapers,
professional magazines, etc.
It is a standard courtesy to notify the Florida
Transportation Builders Association (FTBA) of the announcement of a Design-Build
advertisement, so that they have the opportunity to distribute notification to FTBA
membership. The advertisement must include both design and construction prequalified work groups and classes.
Compensation to Short Listed Lead Design Firms: The issue of reimbursement for the
preparation of the technical proposals needs to be addressed up front so that funds are
made available. Federal funds may be used to reimburse short-listed firms for their
effort in the preparation of the technical proposal. If the job is relatively small,
eliminating the reimbursement may be the District’s option.
Once a project has been identified as Design-Build:
(1) Design-Build lends itself to allowing preliminary work to be done on a project prior to
advertisement. Such work may include survey, geotechnical data, permitting and/or
other items of work, which could be performed by in-house staff independent of the
design and construction. The more information available, the more detailed the scope of
services. A decision needs to be made as to what, if any, preliminary work will be done.
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(2) Set up a preliminary schedule. A Design-Build schedule looks nothing like a
design/bid/build schedule and is in fact very different. Consider your team members,
professional services, and the Design-Build firm in the allocation of time. Consider the
terminology normally used and that which is used with Design-Build. It may not be the
same and needs to be understood by those keeping track of the schedule. The project
class is identified in PSM as Class 9 for Design-Build. The RFP should be complete and
ready to go at the time the advertisement appears. This means that a Design-Build
schedule is very front-end loaded for scope development, scope review, appropriate
approvals and advertisement time. Federal funded projects require FHWA’s
involvement throughout the development of the RFP. FHWA authorization of the RFP
should not be left to the last minute.
(3) Writing a request for proposal (RFP) is time consuming and requires review by
various disciplines within the Department including Central Office & FHWA. Allow for at
least two reviews. Allow time, up front, to make modifications knowing that each item
listed in the procedure must be addressed. The more detailed the work the more time
will be needed to write the RFP. A decision to include construction engineering
inspection work must be made early so that it can be included in the RFP.
(4) The idea behind Design-Build is to eliminate unnecessary items. During the
development of an RFP any request for documentation, plans, quantities, pay-items,
comp books, disks, calculations, and etc. should be evaluated as to its absolute
necessity. If it is not needed do not include it.
(5) Department review times are set in the RFP. These times are absolute. If
comments are not provided to the design-build firm by the cut off date, the Design-Build
firm may continue their work as if approved. It is suggested that the Project Manager
(PM) discuss this with the reviewing units to ensure their understanding. Explain that the
review times are significantly shorter (about 15 days) than in our current process. The
reviews are however for “meeting design criteria” only. There is not the concern for
appearance of submitted items as there is with our current procedure.
(6) Design-Build is handled for the most part by the District. Central Office reviews the
RFP and performs project reviews only as they would under normal circumstances,
such as category II bridges. The rest is left to the District.
(7) Although there are established Design-Build firms, most of the responses to
Department advertisements for Design-Build projects, have been received from two
separate companies that have teamed up specifically for a project. The contractor or
consultant may lead. Contractors have more bonding capacity than consultants.
Contractors tend to have higher costs than consultants. Consultants tend to know the
professional services contracting procedures more thoroughly and are more familiar
with writing technical proposals than contractors.
(8) The project manager receives the grades from team members once the technical
proposals have been graded. This information should not be available to any one until
the bids have been submitted.
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Design-Build projects are unique in that they are let in the District no matter the
construction cost or type of funding, including federal, unless the project falls under the
management of the Central Office, such as an Fixed Capital Outlay (FCO) building
project. Design-Build projects are shown only as Phase 52 and are designated as
class 9. This presents some interesting scenarios in the Department’s computer
systems. Pay items and quantities are not required. This affects the testing and
certification of construction materials during construction. Therefore, the LIMS process
has provided an abbreviated Sample Testing and Reporting Guide (STRG) to use in the
certification process.
3.9.1 GUIDELINES FOR REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)
(1) Project Time/Schedule
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DOT selection schedule (should correspond to advertisement and include
from advertisement to Notice to Proceed (NTP)) using specific calendar
dates and time allotted for preparation of qualification statements and
proposals.
DOT’s time period for services and/or products to be delivered.
DOT’s time of performance requirements in scope (elapsed consecutive
calendar days from NTP).
Require Firm to develop project schedule using CPM
- Firm’s submittal of design development drawings
- Firm’s submittal of construction documents
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60-90 day plans preparation and review period front-loaded in schedule
prior to construction (geotechnical investigations, clearing/grubbing, etc.
may begin during this period).
DOT or third party dates or time regarding site availability, completion of
environmental report/permits, or delivery of DOT equipment or materials
(elapsed days).
DOT’s submittal reviews (if required) within a specific time period.
If completion date is critical DOT will indicate about-but-not-later-than
qualifier in project schedule.
(2) Payout Schedule
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Invoicing and payment process.
o Progress payments based on: a) monthly, or b) specific tasks
completed.
Provisions for tracking MBE/DBE participation.
(3) Technical Proposal
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DOT must provide detailed instructions regarding content and format.
DOT will provide Technical Proposal Evaluation Criteria.
(4) Price Proposal
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Firm’s proposal will include lump sum.
Firm’s proposal will provide breakdown for major items.
Firm’s proposal will provide breakdown for major tasks (consistent with
major tasks/functions listed in payout schedule).
Standard Bid Blank Forms.
If extenuating circumstances, such as short response time, DOT will allow
price proposal to be submitted later than technical proposal. This must be
stated in RFP (also in advertisement).
(5) Subcontract Services
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RFP will contain language-allowing subcontracting by Firms.
(6) MBE/DBE Goals and Requirements
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FDOT’s goals/requirements established: a) for the whole project, or b) for
each category of services (i.e., design, right of way, CEI, construction).
(7) Scope of Services
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DOT’s project objectives.
Design Services/Requirements (i.e., Design Criteria Package)
o Geotechnical Analysis
o Surveying
o Right of Way
o Permitting
o Utility Coordination
Specifications
Design Criteria and Standards
Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) Services/Requirements
(may include)
o Construction Inspection
o Off-site Prefabrication
o Materials Sampling and Testing
o As Built Drawings
o Surveying
Requirements on types and frequency of:
o Reports
o Submittal of shop drawings
o Level of detail and type of documentation of construction material
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If CEI works for Firm, CEI must provide monthly reports to FDOT with outline of
progress, problems, corrective actions proposed /implemented, and status of corrective
actions. For federal funded projects, FHWA must authorize RFP, to allow CEI to be part
of Design-Build Firm.
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Construction Services/Requirements
FDOT specifications (standard, supplemental, or special provisions)
May require reference to local/state building codes, national standards, or others.
Any particular construction processes/techniques necessary (example: top-down bridge
to lessen environmental impacts - better to describe unique values desired and let the
Firm select construction method/technique).
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Permits
FDOT must state what Permits/Easements are necessary, who will be responsible, and
how coordination will occur.
Bridge projects often require easement from Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust
Fund (use of sovereign submerged lands) in conjunction with Environmental Resource
Permit (DEP).
FDOT needs to contact agencies up-front and determine what will NOT be permitted for
the project.
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Design Plans and Engineering Calculations Review
Design plans, shop drawings, engineering calculations (including, but not limited to)
required for submittal by the Firm to FDOT for verification of compliance (not approval).
Requirements for packaging submittals and backup information.
Shop drawing review routing process.
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Utilities
Utility Agreements must be included in RFP and line item included in price proposal
breakdown for each UA.
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Easements/Right of Way
Existing R/W must be verified and a determination made whether additional right of way
will be needed. If additional right of way is required, the scope must clearly identify
whether right of way services are included in the contract or will be handled separately.
(See Chapter 8, Right of Way Issues on Design Build Projects).
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Design-Build Firm is responsible for temporary easements for construction equipment,
materials, and operations on property, which will not be incorporated into the
construction of the project.
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Existing Project Features or Systems
Scope will specify the responsibility for demolition and disposal or retainage of existing
features or systems no longer necessary to the project.
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Quality Control (QC) Requirements
Scope must identify QC requirements that apply (in addition to those in specs, policies,
and procedures) and those that do not apply (ex., designer not required to submit phase
plans to FDOT for review).
Firm required to explain their QC program for plans, construction, etc.
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Independent Assurance
FDOT will continue independent assurance program whether FDOT or Design-Build
Firm hires CEI.
Project Manager has right to review records/conduct tests to ensure quality
products/services are provided.
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Survey Requirements
Scope will specify any survey information required.
FDOT will notify Firms of any existing survey info available.
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Final Documents
Scope will define final documents required by the Firm upon project completion
(including: as-built final plans (100% automated, engineering reports, shop drawings,
test results, documentation, daily reports, etc.)
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Staffing Requirements
Scope shall outline minimum training, experience requirements and staffing level for
profession personnel.
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Geotechnical Requirements
Scope will specify geotechnical information or reports required by FDOT (FDOT may
perform geotechnical work in preparation of scope, or geotechnical investigations to
save short listed Firms time/expense).
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DOT will provide existing geotechnical information to short listed Firms.
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Items To Be Furnished by FDOT
Scope will include section-detailing items/services to be furnished by FDOT (ex. data
reports, computer services, materials, equipment, testing devices, or other items that
affect bid or tech approach) and environmental permits.
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Computer Services
Scope should include list of FDOT computer programs allowed to be used during design
and construction of project.
Firms should identify in their technical proposal which programs will be used.
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Issue Escalation
Scope will include an issue escalation matrix or process for addressing
questions/disagreements, stating chain of command in FDOT (beginning with Project
Manager). Time frames for resolving the conflict should also be included
Firms will provide similar list of people.
Partnering is recommended on most large/complicated projects.
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Design-Build Firm Guaranteed/Valve Added
Scope with project Design-Build Firm guaranteed/valve added requirement should show
the specified number of years and details of coverage (as a general rule, routine
maintenance is not intended to be covered by warranty).
Major bridges should have Design-Build Firm guaranteed/valve added of 5-15 years.
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Professional Liability and Bonding
Scope will include professional liability insurance requirements (dollar amount and
length of time clearly spelled out).
Firms must be capable of providing Performance and Payment Bond in full amount of
total design-build contract.
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Public Involvement
Project Manager (with appropriate district staff) must clearly define in Scope the level of
coordination/involvement with interested persons, groups, organization required for the
project.
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Construction Problems Resolution
Scope should define process to resolve construction problems (ex. piling driven out of
tolerance, wrong elevation on piers, etc.).
a)
If resolution does not change original intent of technical
proposal/RFP, then Firm will be responsible for developing the design solution to the
construction problem and CEI will be responsible for review/concurrence. If CEI has
concerns, District Project Manager will involve appropriate personnel to resolve.
b)
If resolution alters original intent of technical proposal/RFP,
the Firm will develop and send proposed solution to the District Project Manager for
review and concurrence by the appropriate personnel to resolve; CEI will be copied.
3.10
LONG-LIST DEVELOPMENT BY TECHNICAL REVIEW COMMITTEE
The Technical Review Committee (TRC) comprised of members, as identified in Section
3, Definitions, shall develop the long-list from Letters of Interest received from
responding Firms. The appropriate office will provide the TRC with a copy of all Letters
of Interest, and information to be used for evaluation purposes, for all responding Firms
pre-qualified to perform the advertised work. Based upon this information, the TRC will
identify or long-list a minimum of ten (or all qualified, if less than ten Firms submit
Letters of Interest) Firms to be considered. The evaluation process for long listing
should include all entities within the Firm - including contractor, designer, CEI (if
appropriate), Right of Way Consultant (if applicable), as well as any major
subcontractors listed in the Letter of Interest. No one developing the long-list may act
as a voting member on the Selection Committee making the short-list.
The evaluation criteria, for long listing, apply to construction contractor(s), design
professional members and Right of Way professionals of the Firm, when applicable:
1)
2)
Past performance grades received by key members of the Firm on current and
previous Department projects, or other performance data supplied by the Firm.
Information contained in the Letter of Interest. As a minimum, the Firm’s
construction contractor’s current workload, bonding capacity, and past
performance.
3.10.1 LONG LIST EVALUATION GUIDELINES
The purpose of this section is to provide guidelines to allow the Technical Review
Committee (TRC) to take the Letters Of Interest (LOIs) and reduce them to a ranked
listing (i.e., Long List) for presentation to the Selection Committee.
The TRC does not need to consider the following criteria in the long list. These items
are to be evaluated by the Professional Services Unit prior to the TRC receiving the
LOI’s.
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1. Pre-qualifications
2. Bonding capacity
The TRC should take into consideration the following criteria as it applies to the project.
Not all criteria will apply or may have little value for the particular project. The TRC
should determine in advance the criteria and its importance in the evaluation of the LOIs
to produce the ranked long list. The TRC is to determine the specific appropriateness of
items 2 and 3, as the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) does not have a
long history of firms using the Design-Build process. The criteria are:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
Past Performance Grades: Contractor, Designer, and CEI (if CEI is
included in contract).
Joint experience of the firms working together.
Design-Build experience of the Firms.
Similar type work experience.
The current capacity of the D/B Firms.
Time delays on past projects.
Experience of key personnel.
Safety record.
Firm organization, resources and location.
Environmental record.
Incidents of litigation/disputes history.
Other categories the TRC determines.
The following is a definition of the above criteria and includes an automatic disqualifier if
applicable.
3.10.1.1 Past Performance Grade: Evaluate past performance grades of the
primary Contractor as listed in the Contractor Past Performance Report. See the
Qualifications Engineer in the State Construction Office to obtain this report. A
Contractor with an average grade of less than seventy-four (74) should not be
considered. Primary Designer and CEI grades (if CEI is included in the Design-Build
contract) should be evaluated. A Consultant with an average grade of less than eighty
(80) should not be considered. The grades for Consultant’s can be obtained from the
District Professional Services Unit. Firms without an average grade should not be
penalized in the evaluation process. Information from other states may be used if
submitted.
3.10.1.2 Joint Experience of the Firms Working Together – It may be
beneficial to have information about experience that the major firm’s members have had
in the past. Traditional projects may have involved the Designer and Contractor working
together during construction. This could include but not be limited to Design-Build.
They may have a history of working with each other that has supported their coming
together as a Design-Build firm. Many Consultants use Contractors for constructibility
reviews as well as Contractors using Consultants for design issues. This past history
can also include projects where the Consultant member designed the plans and the
Contractor built the project. Even though some of these projects may or may not have
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been transportation projects, it still demonstrates that the firms have a confidence level
in each other that has led to teaming again. This may be considered a positive in the
long listing process, as compared to a Designer and Contractor that have not worked
together in the past.
3.10.1.3 Design-Build Experience of the Firms- Consider the individual firm
members past experience with Design-Build projects of similar type (i.e. bridge,
roadway, building, etc.) as well as the experience of the complete team on past DesignBuild projects. Consider the overall project type, as well as the complexity and unique
features, of past projects as compared to the demands of the subject project. Past
Design-Build experience could be drawn from projects contracted by FDOT, other
DOTs, private industry, or local governments. The criteria should carry a heavy
emphasis on very sensitive projects. Projects, such as a complex bridge project, would
be the standard for giving the criteria a heavy emphasis. Remember, many firms
currently doing business with FDOT do not have a long history of Design-Build.
3.10.1.4 Similar Work Type Experience- Consider experience that clearly
demonstrates that the Design-Build firm has performed construction of the same type,
scope, and complexity as the advertised project. For example, if the advertised project
is a three mile long precast segmental bridge, then the contractor should be able to
show, as a minimum, experience with segmental construction - precast would be good
but cast-in-place is acceptable - and with repetitive type operations.
If the
advertisement is for a predominantly roadway project and the Contractor’s experience is
mainly with bridges, the firm may not be considered a strong candidate.
3.10.1.5 The Current workload - Verification of the Design-Build firm's bonding
capacity should exclude any team unable to bond the project from being considered.
However, There may be several Design-Build projects in progress concurrently
throughout the state. These projects will attract Design-Build firms that are familiar with
the process and have an established team. This may lead to the same Design-Build
firms submitting LOI’s on multiple projects. Knowing the firm member’s current work
load and potential work load (i.e., both Contractor’s and Consultant’s work load) may
assist the TRC in determining the firm’s ability to perform the work for the project
currently under consideration. In addition, both the contractor and consultant may have
been successful in winning recent Design/bid/build projects. The Design-Build firm’s
staff identified in the LOI may be identified in other letters or already working on other
projects. The TRC should take into consideration the current workloads of both the
contractor and consultant of any firm submitting a LOI. This consideration should also
include other local governments and private industry. If a firm already has several jobs
that they have been selected for, it may benefit the Department to consider other firms
over this one to allow other firms to have a chance to perform Design-Build for the
Department.
3.10.1.6 Time Delays on past projects- Timely completion of past projects
should carry a heavy emphasis. Firms who have demonstrated the ability to finish jobs
on time when they have encountered conditions differing from those represented in the
plans on current or past FDOT projects should be given greater consideration. There is
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no known reporting format to substantiate this performance. It will be subjective
information the FDOT construction personnel will have based on past experience with
Contractor performance. Firms with one (1) day or more of liquidated damages on three
(3) or more contracts in the past year should not be considered. Contact the Computer
Support Section in the State Construction Office to obtain a report on liquidated
damages. Reports of Owners (Cities, Counties, Municipalities) on non-FDOT projects
may also be evaluated.
3.10.1.7 Experience of Key Personnel- Consider the experience of key
personnel who are proposed, by the firm, to be in charge of the day-to-day work on the
project. This includes the key persons in responsible charge of construction, design,
inspection, and testing.
3.10.1.8 Safety Record-The firm’s performance in the safety area can be
considered by past performance on construction projects or any citations by OSHA for
safety violations.
3.10.1.9 Firm Organization and Regional Experience- Organization of the
proposed Design-Build firm and sub-consultants should be evaluated for ability to do the
job; the location of the firms for ability to work together should also be evaluated. The
Design-Build firm members experience with local and state government entities, permit
and regulatory agencies, and community groups can also be evaluated.
3.10.1.10 Environmental Record- The performance of the firm can be evaluated
by citations by DEP, EPA, etc. This information will most generally be published in the
daily clips or newspaper articles. District Construction personnel’s experience with the
firm with NPDES requirements can also be used.
3.10.1.11 Incidents of Litigation/Disputes History- Review of Contractor
claims (may be provided by Construction Contract Claims Report). A history of
contractor claims pertaining to additional compensation or time extension, that are not
negotiated and resolved through a Supplemental Agreement, or final estimate quantities
disputes that proceed, after final acceptance, to circuit court or arbitration. Also, a
history of disputes being escalated to Dispute Review Board (i.e., disputes may be
initiated by Contractor or FDOT, generally contractor initiates) should be considered.
There is no tracking mechanism available. The evaluators will have to rely on the
experience of the construction personnel in the District.
3.10.1.12 Other- there may other criteria, unique to the proposed project, that
warrants inclusion in the initial evaluation that is not listed above. The TRC should
recognize this in the development of the Request For Proposal.
3.10.2 LONG LIST RANKING
The TRC may take many approaches to reach a long list. The long list should be a list
with the preferred ranking when submitted to the Selection Committee. The list should
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have a summary of strengths and/or weaknesses of each firm. Some processes that
have been used by TRC’s are:
(1) Matrix ranking giving categories equal weighting.
(2) Matrix ranking giving categories unequal weighting.
(3) Individual ranking, group discussion, group ranking.
(4) Group discussion, individual ranking, most top rankings win.
(5) Group ranking, weighting applied by Selection Committee, high scores win.
A short description of how all five of the above processes work will follow in the methods
of evaluation section after the following instructions.
The TRC should determine the methodology they will employ in the selection
process and the criteria they will use in advance of receiving the LOI’s. Normally there
are four or five members on a TRC. Non-voting technical advisors may also be used for
needed expertise.
Check all evaluation categories to make sure minimum qualifications are met for
the category. For example, if any of the members of the Design-Build firm has FDOT
past performance grades that are below the predetermined value, the firm is
automatically disqualified from any further consideration for selection.
Each TRC member will evaluate the relative merits of each qualified firm using
any logical method that can be justified. The end result of this evaluation process will be
a list, using whole numbers and starting with 1, which ranks each firm starting with the
strongest firm and ending with weakest firm.
The rankings of all the TRC members will be put in numerical order with the firm
that has the lowest numerical value ranked first. The numerical list will then be
numbered starting with the number 1, with whole numbers in order to establish the final
ranking. If averaging is used, firms may have the same average numerical ranking
value. Thus, these firms will receive the same final ranking, so for example, there may
be two firms that are ranked third.
The TRC, as a group, will establish a written list of strengths and weaknesses for
each firm in order to justify that firm’s final ranking. Firms at the top of the ranking list
must have far more strengths then weaknesses and firms at the bottom must have far
more weaknesses then strengths.
3.11
SHORT-LIST DEVELOPMENT BY SELECTION COMMITTEE
The Contracting Unit will access information on design professionals through the
Department’s database. A short-list profile will be developed on each of the Firms
identified on the long-list. This information, along with supporting data that the respective
Selection Committee (see Section 2: Definitions) deems appropriate, will be packaged
and presented to each Selection Committee member for their review prior to or at the
scheduled selection meeting.
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The Selection Committee will short-list no less than three Firms. The Selection
Committee may, at its discretion, designate alternate Firms to be contacted should any
of the short-listed Firms indicate that they are unable to continue the selection process.
The Selection Committee is not limited to short-listing from the list of long-listed Firms.
However, when the Selection Committee elects to short-list other qualified Firms who
are not on the long-list, but did submit a Letter of Interest, the Contracting Unit as to the
reasons for the selection must document the selection file. The Selection Committee
must document the justification for their short-list selection and be available to provide
to competing Firms the selection criteria and basis of the Department’s decision.
At the conclusion of a short-list meeting, the Contracting Unit will ensure that each
short-listed Firm is contacted, and verify that they desire to be considered for the
project. The Contracting Unit will complete Form No. 375-030-2A, Professional Services
Selection Package – Short-list Evaluation Package, which will become part of the
permanent project file. The Contracting Unit will post the list of short-listed Firms.
3.12 PRE-BID MEETING FOR SHORT-LISTED FIRMS
A pre-bid meeting may be held, with FHWA being invited on oversight projects, in order
to discuss the project in detail and to clarify any concerns.
The purpose of this meeting is to provide a forum for all concerned parties to discuss
the proposed project, answer questions on the design and construction criteria, CPM
schedule, and method of compensation, instructions for submitting proposals, and other
relevant issues. Each DESIGN BUILD FIRM being considered for this project will
provide a 30-minute oral presentation to describe its design and approach to the
project. No questions should be answered relating to the project objectives after the
information cutoff date. The Firms should be instructed to direct all questions after the
meeting to one entity, either the Project Manager or the Contracting Unit.
During and after the meeting, it is the responsibility of the Contracting Unit to ensure
that each short-listed Firm develops their technical proposal with the same information.
If a Firm receives information from the Department relating to the project prior to the
information cutoff date, the Department will ensure that all short-listed Firms receive the
same information in a timely fashion. The project file will clearly document all
communications with any Firm regarding the design and construction criteria by the
Contracting Unit or the Project Manager.
At the conclusion of the meeting or when it is reasonable to assume that no further
changes regarding design and construction criteria will be required, the Contracting
Unit, along with the Project Manager, will update the criteria, as necessary. The updated
criteria should be made available to each member of the TRC prior to the evaluation of
the technical proposals. Also, should significant changes result from the meeting, the
short-listed Firms should be provided the updated criteria or any changes occurring in
the RFP. (FHWA must approve such change)
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COMPENSATION TO SHORT-LISTED LEAD DESIGN FIRMS
For Adjusted Score Design/Build projects, where appropriate, the Department intends to
contract directly with the lead Designer of the shortlisted Design/Build Firms for
preparation of a responsive written technical, oral technical, and price proposal in
response to the Design/Build RFP.
All districts should use the referenced Standard Professional Services Agreement Form
No. 375-030-16 between FDOT and the lead designer of the Design/Build Firm. Where
the Department intends to reimburse firms for submitting a proposal, the Department
must enter into a Professional Services Agreement (Contract Type C) directly with the
lead designer of each design-build firm immediately after the short-listing. Please note
that the lead designer for all responsive shortlisted firms (typically three firms) will
ultimately be compensated for their proposals. An agreement is required to document
the terms and conditions of compensation. The intent is to compensate the amount that
is noted in the RFP package. The amount is not intended to compensate the firms for
the total cost of preparing the bid package.
Each district should create three (3) sequences under the phase 32 (for each of the
shortlisted firms). Each sequence will be programmed for the agreement amount. The
funds should be encumbered under each of the sequences. This is due to the fact that
the Department has a contract with each of the lead designers. Therefore, all three have
to be encumbered and programmed in WPA. The agreements will be executed with all
three lead designers and all three will receive compensation if the proposals are
responsive. The lead designer will submit an invoice and are paid from the
encumbrance. This compensation will be shown in the Schedule of Values of the
winning design-build firm as part of the project total contract amount.
GUIDELINES FOR ESTIMATING COMPENSATION AMOUNTS FOR ADJUSTED
SCORE DESIGN BUILD PROJECTS
Contract Value
Complex Urban
and Rehab.
New Construction
Projects
Range of
Compensation
< $5M
$5M - $20M
$20M - $50M
$50M - $100M
> $100M
0.0050 * Estimate
0.0030 * Estimate
0.0020 * Estimate
0.0015 * Estimate
0.0012 * Estimate
0.0040 * Estimate
0.0025 * Estimate
0.0018 * Estimate
0.0012 * Estimate
0.0010 * Estimate
$15K - $25K
$15K - $60K
$36K - $100K
$60K - $150K
$100K +
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Note: Estimate only, actual compensation could vary based on nature of work.
Examples:
1. A $4 Million rehabilitation project would have a recommended
compensation of $4, 000,000 (0.0050) = $ 20,000.
2. A $30 Million complex urban project would have a recommended
compensation of $ 30,000,000 (0.0020) = $ 60,000.
3. A $175 Million new bridge project would have a recommended
compensation of $ 175,000,000 (0.0010) = $175,000.
This decision will be at the discretion of the contracting District or Central Office. The
amount and conditions of the compensation must be included in the Department’s
advertisement.
Federal funds MAY be used to compensate the short-listed Firms.
3.14 PROPOSALS SUBMITTED BY SHORT-LISTED FIRMS
The Department shall request proposals from no fewer than three of the Design-Build
Firms submitting letters of interest. If a Design-Build Firm withdraws from consideration
after the Department requests proposals, the Department may continue if at least two
proposals are received. Firms will be asked to develop and submit proposals based on
the RFP. Proposals will be segmented
Into two parts: Technical Proposals and Price Proposals. Technical and price proposals
will be received by the date, time and appropriate office, as noted in the announcement.
Technical and price proposals shall be submitted in separate packages (with the price
proposal sealed) and appropriately labeled.
Price proposals shall include all D/B package forms (i.e., Bid Bond, DBE Utilization
Summary Form, etc.) The office receiving the proposals will send the technical
proposals to the TRC and hold sealed price proposals until technical proposal scores
are provided by TRC. If a Firm withdraws from consideration after the Department
requests a proposal, the Department may continue, if at least two proposals are
received.
(1) Technical Proposals
A technical proposal should include a detailed project schedule using CPM (or other
techniques as appropriate), preliminary design plans, preliminary specifications,
technical reports, calculations, permit requirements, total contract time and other
data requested in response to the RFP. The package shall indicate clearly that it is
the technical proposal and shall identify clearly the Firm’s name, project description,
or any other information required.
(2) Price Proposal
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Price proposals shall include one lump sum cost for all design, construction, and
construction engineering and inspection (if CEI is included) of the proposed project.
The package shall indicate clearly that it is the price proposal and shall identify
clearly the Firm's name, project description, and any other information required.
3.15 DESIGN BUILD MAXIMUM PRICE
Design-Build Maximum Price is scored in the same fashion as other design-build
contracts. The Department announces the maximum price for the project, and all
proposers develop design approaches with corresponding schedules that maximize the
amount of scope that can be designed and built without exceeding the maximum price.
The scope may be modified to meet this maximum bid price. The evaluation uses a
form of weighted criteria method with point scoring to arrive at a final score for each
proposal and the project is awarded to the proposal that has the lowest adjusted score.
This process should be used on all projects $25 million and greater in price.
3.16 DESIGN BUILD HYBRID
Design-Build Hybrid is scored in the same fashion as other design-build contracts. The
Department announces the maximum price for the project, has prepared and
assembled a set of project contract plan sheets for the project and the plan sheets are
attached to the RFP and all proposers develop design approaches with corresponding
schedules that maximize the amount of scope that can be designed and built without
exceeding the maximum price. The scope may be modified or changed to meet this
maximum bid price. The evaluation uses a form of weighted criteria method with point
scoring to arrive at a final score for each proposal and the project is awarded to the
proposal that has the lowest adjusted score. This process should be used on all projects
$100 million and greater in price.
3.17 DESIGN BUILD WITH OPTIONS
This process provides a method to build a project to a lesser scope versus not letting
the project due to the bids coming in higher than what the Department can afford. The
Department plans to construct the entire project as stipulated in the Contract
Documents. However, the Department intends to establish priorities for the Contract
award in the event the goals of the Department cannot be achieved with the funds
determined available by the Department. If funding is a limitation on a project based on
bids received, the Department can exercise options established for a project. The
Department assigned award priority for each option would be as follows:
Option 1:
All items of work.
Option 2:
Option 1 less items of work identified in the Contract
Documents under Option 2.
Option 3:
Option 2 less items of work identified in the Contract
Documents under Option 3.
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Should the Department exercise its option on the Contract, the options will be taken in
the order as provided above. The Department intends to award the Contract to the
responsible bidder with the lowest bid for the option for which the Department has
determined available funding exists.
3.18
METHODS FOR EVALUATIONS
The following are detailed explanations on five methods that have been used in
conducting evaluations for long listing.
3.18.1 Matrix Ranking Giving Categories Equal Weight
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Develop a matrix using the aforementioned criteria.
Rank each firm by criteria on a 1 to 10 scale with 10 being best.
This can be done by the group or by individual TRC members.
If done by individuals, average the individual grades by criteria and
per Design-Build firm.
Sum up the averaged criteria by Design-Build firm, highest scores
win.
3.18.2 Matrix Ranking Giving Categories Un-Equal Weight
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
Develop a matrix using the aforementioned criteria and determine
the weight to give each criteria.
Rank each firm by criteria on a 1 to 10 scale with 10 being best.
This can be done by the group or by individual team members.
If done by individuals, average the individual grades by criteria and
per Design-Build firm.
Apply the pre-determined weight to all criteria.
Sum up the averaged and weighted criteria by Design-Build firm,
highest scores win.
3.18.3 Individual Ranking, Group Discussion, Group Ranking
(1)
(2)
(3)
Each TRC member ranks the Design-Build firms, 1 thru however
many LOI’s there are to be evaluated, prior to getting together as a
group using the aforementioned criteria.
The group discusses the strengths and weaknesses of each
Design-Build firm.
The group then ranks the Design-Build firms.
3.18.4 Group Discussion, Individual Ranking, Most Top Rankings Win
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Group discussion of strengths and weaknesses of all Design-Build
firms using the aforementioned criteria.
Individuals on TRC rank all Design-Build firms from 1 to however
many LOI’s.
Average the individual rankings.
The three firms with the lowest average are the top three firms for
the long list.
3.18.5 Group Ranking, Weighted Applied by Selection Committee, High
Scores Win
(1)
The TRC develops a matrix, as in the second method, except the
Selection Committee will provide the weight to apply after the TRC
has evaluated the Design-Build firms on all evaluation criteria being
examined. The Selection Committee determines the weight to be
applied to each criteria, but does not reveal it to the TRC.
(2)
The weights should be on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being best.
(3)
The Selection Committee’s weights are applied and the higher
ranked team is selected.
3.19
EVALUATION OF PROPOSALS
The TRC (Section 2: Definitions) will evaluate each Firm's technical proposal based
on the rating criteria provided in the Request for Proposal.
Criteria, to be considered, may include:
1.
Environmental Protection/Commitments (_____ points)
Credit will be given for minimizing impacts to the environment during all phases
of design/construction and insure that all environmental commitments are
honored.
2.
Maintainability (_____ points)
Credit will be given for a design that minimizes periodic and routine maintenance.
The following elements should be considered: access to provide adequate
inspections and maintenance, maintenance of navigational system lighting,
access to structure’s lighting system, and quality of construction materials. Credit
will be assigned for exceeding minimum material requirements to enhance
durability of structural components.
3.
Design-Build Firm Guaranteed/Valve Added (_____ points)
Credit will be given for the extent of the coverage.
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Schedule (_____ points)
Credit will be given for a comprehensive and logical schedule that minimizes
contract duration. Proper attention should be provided to the project's critical path
elements.
5.
Coordination (_____ points)
Credit will be given for a coordination plan/effort that includes, as a minimum,
coordination with the following groups:
•
•
•
•
•
6.
Department management team
Community and boat users
Permitting/Environmental agencies
Utility owners
Local governments
Quality Management Plan (_____ points)
Credit will be given for a timely, complete and comprehensive quality
management plan, which incorporates effective peer reviews and includes all
phases of the project.
7.
Maintenance of Traffic (_____ points)
Credit will be given for a MOT scheme that minimizes disruption of roadway
traffic. This shall include, but not be limited to, minimization of lane closures, lane
widths, visual obstructions, and drastic reductions in speed limits.
8.
Aesthetics (_____ points)
Aesthetics will be considered in the geometry, economy, and appropriateness of
structure type, structure finishes, shapes, proportion and form. Architectural
treatments such as tiles, colors, emblems, etc., will not be considered as primary
aesthetic treatments.
9.
Design and Geotechnical Services Investigation (_____ points)
Credit will be given for the quality of the following elements:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Quality and quantity of design resources
Design coordination and plans preparation schedule
Construction coordination plan minimizing design changes
Geotechnical investigation plan
Test load program
Structure design
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Construction Engineering Inspection (CEI) (_____ points)
Evaluation of construction engineering and inspection capabilities will be based
on the reputation, qualification, and experience of the CEI team assigned to the
project. Credit will be given for a comprehensive CEI program managed by
qualified, competent, and experienced field/construction personnel. Experience in
providing CEI services on projects of a comparable nature, size, and complexity
and on projects for the Department will be considered in evaluating proposals.
11.
Construction Methods (_____ points)
Credit will be given for construction methods that minimize impacts to the traveling
public and the environment, reduces costs, improves worker safety, and
minimizes contract duration. Credit will be given for exceeding minimum material
requirements to enhance durability of structural components.
12.
Design-Build Experience (_____ points)
Credit will be given for the team’s experience on similar work and the individual
team member’s successful design build experience. Consideration will be given
to:
• Design-Build project team leadership and areas of responsibility
• Design-Build team internal coordination plan
• Design-Build team commitment to partnering and history of a quality
project completed on time and within budget
13.
Landscaping (_____ points)
Credit will be given for the quality of the elements presented.
The Department may chose to meet with the Firm, formally, to further clarify their
selection. This will be followed by a 60-minute Question and Answer period by the
DEPARTMENT. The purpose of the Q & A session is for the Technical Review
Committee to seek clarification and ask questions, as it relates to the Technical
Proposal, of the Proposer. The DEPARTMENT will terminate the presentations promptly
at the end of the allotted time. The DEPARTMENT may tape record or videotape all or
part of the presentations. The oral presentations will not constitute “discussions” or
negotiations. Proposers will not be permitted to ask questions of the DEPARTMENT
except to ask the meaning of a clarification question posed by the DEPARTMENT. No
additional time will be allowed to research answers. Oral presentations will occur a
minimum of 2 weeks after the date the Written Technical Proposal are due, and be part
of the Overall Technical Proposal Scoring. The Design Build Firms should be given a
minimum of one (1) week after the Oral Presentations to submit their Price Proposal.
The rating or technical evaluation process is extremely important and should be
accomplished using one of two methods (the FHWA must be provided one copy of
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technical proposal, for oversight projects only, at same time to insure consistency with
the design criteria specified in the RFP)
Method 1: Each TRC member is responsible for scoring the Firm's proposals in
the areas of their expertise only. In other words, a roadway design engineer
would not develop scores for evaluation criteria related to bridge design, but
rather only score items, such as approach roadways, MOT, and environmental
impacts appropriate to their level of expertise. A minimum of three (3) scores are
required for each evaluation criteria prior to averaging the scores for the
development of a final technical proposal score.
Method 2: Each TRC member is responsible for obtaining a score for each
evaluation criteria by selecting other persons to assist them in those areas where
they do not possess an appropriate level of expertise. As an example, a bridge
designer may call upon a roadway designer for assistance in scoring each Firm's
roadway approach details and MOT, and a permitting or environmental person
for input on environmental mitigation details.
When scoring the technical proposal the TRC members need to consider the following:
1. Design-build firms should be evaluated based on the criteria set forth in the RFP
and in comparison with the other shortlisted firms.
2. Scores should be defensible.
3. Evaluations need to be performed on an individual basis – not as a consensus.
When the TRC meet (public meeting), they may only discuss the actual technical
proposal. Scores shall not be discussed.
4. Each member of the TRC must base their evaluation on the same criteria (any
pre-determined category and category weight) as established in the RFP.
5. If any member of the TRC gives a shortlisted design-build firm a very high/low
score, the TRC member must ensure that the score (as compared to the other
design-build firm’s scores) is substantiated in the write-up.
6. Calculations must be verified.
When the TRC is preparing comments on the Technical Proposal they need to consider
the following:
1. Each TRC member should provide substantive comments to support their
scores.
2. Comments should be clear and concise. Comments should only be related to
technical proposals given by the design-build firm. Comments should be in
complete sentences and identify the strong/weak points of each design-build
firm. Comments should also be in-line with the scores given to each design-build
firm.
3. State the facts – good and bad aspects of the technical proposals.
4. Comments should be typed and a spell check review performed. Remember,
this package can potentially be presented in a court of law.
5. All comments should be signed by the TRC member.
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During the technical review process, the TRC may meet with the Technical Advisors for
a fact finding meeting. This is intended to be a structured meeting to allow the
Technical Advisors to present the facts of how well each proposal met the criteria in
their area of expertise. The purpose of the meeting is to gather and report factual
information about each of the proposals, not draw conclusions as a group. Rating
points for each proposal should not be discussed at this meeting. This meeting does
not need to be a public meeting.
The Contracting Unit shall notify all short-listed Firms of the date, time, and location of
the public announcement of technical scores and opening of the sealed bids. This
meeting will be recorded. At this meeting, the Department will announce the score for
each member of the Technical Review Committee for each Proposer and each
Proposer’s average Technical Score. Following announcement of the technical scores,
the sealed bid proposals will be opened and the adjusted scores calculated. The
Department’s Selection Committee will review the evaluation of the Technical Review
Committee and the Price Proposal of each Proposer as to the apparent lowest adjusted
score and make a final determination of the lowest adjusted score. The Selection
Committee has the right to correct any errors in the evaluation and selection process
that may have been made. The Department is not obligated to award the contract and
the Selection Committee may decide to reject all proposals. If the Selection Committee
decides not to reject all proposals, the contract will be awarded to the Proposer
determined by the Selection Committee to have the lowest adjusted score
The following example shows how the selection formula would work:
Firm
A
B
C
TECHNICAL
SCORE
PRICE
90
80
70
$6.7 Million
$6.5 Million
$6.3 Million
ADJUSTED
SCORE
74,444
81,250
90,000
3.20 VALUE OF TIME FACTOR IN THE EVALUATION OF TECHNICAL
PROPOSAL FOR ASDB
The adjusted score bid may include a bid adjustment for the value of time. This
adjustment will be based on the Firm's proposed number of days to complete the project
multiplied by a value per day established by the Department (number of days times
cost/day = price proposal adjustment [increase]).
This adjustment will be used for selection purposes only and shall not affect the
Department's liquidated damages schedule or constitute an incentive/disincentive to the
contract. The Department shall establish the cost/day value and include it in the RFP
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Build functions. Using zero base line, the Firm shall multiply its contract time by the
cost/day contained in the RFP package. This value added to the price proposal will
constitute the time-adjusted price. The following example is how this selection process
would work using $2,000/day:
Firm
Tech
Score
Contract
Time
(Days)
Time
Value
(Days
x
$/day)
Price
Proposal
Time
Adjusted
Price
(Time
Value +
Price
Proposal)
Adjusted
Score
A
B
C
90
80
70
300
250
400
$600K
$500K
$800K
$6.7 M
$6.5 M
$6.3 M
$7.3 M
$7.0 M
$7.1 M
81,111
87,500
101,428
Under the adjusted score Design-Build bid, the time adjusted price would be divided by
the technical proposal score to determine the lowest adjusted score. In the above
example, Firm A would be awarded the contract under this scenario.
If the value of time factor is used, it is highly recommended that an
incentive/disincentive clause also be included in the contract with a dollar amount per
day equal or greater than the value of time factor amount. The incentive/disincentive will
create a more balanced approach by helping to eliminate the manipulation of proposed
contract time.
3.21
SELECTION COMMITTEE AWARDS ASDB BID
The Selection Committee should meet at least five working days after the public
opening of the score and bids. Unless all proposals are rejected, the Selection
Committee will approve an award to the Firm with the lowest adjusted score. The
Department will enter into a contract for the price proposed. In the advertisement and
pertinent bid documents, the Department shall reserve the right to reject all proposals
and waive minor proposal irregularities.
The Department shall post the results and provide notification to each Firm submitting a
proposal of the award of the project or rejection of all proposals within thirty (30) days of
final selection or determination to reject all proposals.
The Contracting Unit shall provide justification for the selection, or upon request by the
non-selected Firms, arrange a formal meeting to explain and review technical scores to
clarify the selection of the Firm awarded the contract.
At the time of the award, the Department may negotiate changes for the purpose of
clarifying the design criteria and work to be done, provided that the negotiated changes
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do not affect the selection order. (Negotiated changes should be accomplished prior to
bids being awarded)
3.22
PREPARATION AGREEMENT
See Construction Bid Package Forms (Infonet)
See FCO Forms Package (Central FCO Office)
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CHAPTER FOUR
LOW BID DESIGN-BUILD (LBDB) BID PROCESS
As a general rule, the low bid approach should be used on projects where the design
and construction criteria are concise, clearly defined, and innovation or alternatives are
not being sought. This might include bridge projects with a specified foundation type,
span lengths, and beam type. Resurfacing projects are restricted to the use of the Low
Bid Design-Build (LBDB) bid process and approval from the State Roadway Design
Engineer is needed. Projects, which are awarded based on the LBDB approach, will not
utilize the Letters of Interest and short-listing process. Projects with right of way
services included in the design build contract may not be bid using the low bid process
unless an exception is granted by the Chief Engineer.
4.1
PROJECT IDENTIFICATION (Same as for ASDB: Section 3.1)
4.2
DEVELOPMENT OF PRE-QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS (Same as for
ASDB: Section 3.2) Note: For low bid projects the Design-Build Firm shall be
qualified at the letting date.
4.3
DEVELOPMENT OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION CRITERIA
In addition to the requirements in Section 3.3 the following applies to Low Bid
Resurfacing Projects:
1) The Criteria Package shall include a topographic survey and pavement crosssections, or cross-slope and profile data at a minimum.
2) The Criteria Package shall include pavement cores and traffic data in accordance
with standard FDOT procedures, at a minimum. Preferably a Pavement Design
Package or the minimum pavement design criteria.
3) The scope shall specifically detail any improvements other than resurfacing of
pavements. If existing structures violate clear zone, the scope shall note that the
violation needs to be remedied, or that an exception/variance will be granted.
4) If signal work is included, the scope shall identify if strain poles or mast arms are
required.
5) For all Low Bid Design Build Resurfacing Projects, the Criteria Package should
include survey and geotechnical information.
4.4
CONTRACT NUMBER ASSIGNMENT (Same as for ASDB: Section 3.4)
4.5
ENCUMBRANCE (Same as for ASDB: Section 3.5)
4.6
ADVERTISEMENT (Same as for ASDB: Section 3.6)
A minimum of sixty (60) days is allowed from the date of advertisement to the receipt of
a Design-Build proposal. The actual length of time that the advertisement is publicized
is at the discretion of the District. The Central Office Procurement website shall be the
official Design-Build posting website where advertisements, shortlisting, pre-bid meeting
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notices, public announcements of technical scores, opening of sealed bids and all other
public meetings, as well as posting of final selection results should appear. In addition,
advertisements should be emailed out to all companies on the BSN Subscription list.
Additionally, the Department may utilize other forms of communication, such as
newspapers or magazines, mail-outs, or television or radio to announce the project.
If a pre-bid meeting is to be held, the announcement must also provide the date, time,
and location of the pre-bid meeting.
For Low Bid D/B Projects, approval of the RFP (and the federal authorization request)
must occur prior to project advertisement since the RFP is provided with the contract
advertisement.
4.7
PRE-BID MEETING AND Q&A MEETING FOR LOW BID DESIGN-BUILD
If the LBDB project is complex, a pre-bid meeting may be held in order to discuss the
Design-Build project and clarify any concerns (See ASDB: See 3.12). This meeting
may be waived if the complexity of the project does not warrant such a meeting.
For all Low Bid Design Build Resurfacing projects, a mandatory pre-bid and Q&A
Meeting shall be held.
4.8
LBDB PRE-QUALIFIED FIRMS MAY REQUEST RFP
Any Firm interested in being considered for the project must first meet pre-qualification
requirements (See Section 3.2). LBDB pre-qualified Firms should request a copy of the
Request for Proposal (RFP) from the name and address identified in the advertisement.
Firms must be pre-qualified before submitting LBDB proposals.
4.9
PREPARATION OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
Same as for ASDB: Section 3.8 and 3.9
4.10
COMPENSATION TO SHORT LISTED LEAD DESIGN FIRMS
For Low Bid Resurfacing projects projects, where appropriate, the Department intends
to contract directly with the lead Designer of the shortlisted Design/Build Firms for
preparation of a responsive written technical, oral technical, and price proposal in
response to the Design/Build RFP.
All districts should use the referenced Standard Professional Services Agreement Form
No. 375-030-16 between FDOT and the lead designer of the Design/Build Firm. Where
the Department intends to reimburse firms for submitting a proposal, the Department
must enter into a Professional Services Agreement (Contract Type C) directly with the
lead designer of each design-build firm immediately after the short-listing. Please note
that the lead designer for all responsive shortlisted firms (typically three firms) will
ultimately be compensated for their proposals. An agreement is required to document
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the terms and conditions of compensation. The intent is to compensate the amount that
is noted in the RFP package. The amount is not intended to compensate the firms for
the total cost of preparing the bid package.
Each district should create three (3) sequences under the phase 32 (for each of the
shortlisted firms). Each sequence will be programmed for the agreement amount. The
funds should be encumbered under each of the sequences. This is due to the fact that
the Department has a contract with each of the lead designers. Therefore, all three have
to be encumbered and programmed in WPA. The Work Program instructions will be
updated to reflect this change. The agreements will be executed with all three lead
designers and all three will receive compensation if the proposals are responsive. The
lead designer will submit an invoice and are paid from the encumbrance. This
compensation will be shown in the Schedule of Values of the winning design-build firm
as part of the project total contract amount.
The formula that should be used to estimate the amount of the compensation is as
follows:
0.0010 * Estimate
This is only a guideline to determine the estimated amount of the compensation the
decision will be at the discretion of the contracting District or Central Office. The
amount and conditions of the compensation must be included in the Department’s
advertisement.
4.11
PROPOSALS SUBMITTED BY LOW BID DESIGN-BUILD FIRMS
(Same as for ASDB: Section 3.14)
4.12
BID OPENING FOR LOW BID DESIGN-BUILD
Under the LBDB process, the appropriate District or Central Office will publicly open the
price proposals on the day, time, and location noted in the advertisement, and send the
Technical Review Committee the technical proposals for only the low-bid team, unless
compensation to the Short Listed Lead Design Firms are included in the advertisement.
If compensation is included then the TRC will be sent all technical proposals.
4.13
RESPONSIVENESS OF PROPOSALS
The TRC shall review the design concepts and preliminary designs of the lowest bidder
proposed in order to assess the responsiveness of the lowest bidder's technical
proposal compared to the Design and Construction Criteria Package.
If compensation is included in the advertisement then the TRC shall review the design
concepts and preliminary designs of all the bidders proposed in order to assess the
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responsiveness of the bidder’s technical proposal compared to the Design and
Construction Criteria Package.
In the event the lowest bidder's technical proposal is found to be non-responsive, the
TRC will then review the next lowest bidder's technical proposal to determine its
responsiveness (FHWA must concur). A Bid Proposal is considered non-responsive if it
does not contain all the required information and level of detail, or is non-compliant with
the design and construction criteria defined in the RFP. It may be appropriate for the
Department to contact the non-responsive Firm to discuss/clarify its concerns prior to
moving on to the next lowest bidder. However, once determined that the low bidder is
non-responsive, the process will continue until the lowest bidder having a responsive
proposal is found.
The TRC will then notify the Selection Committee of the lowest bidder having a
responsive technical proposal. Unless all proposals are rejected, the Selection
Committee will approve the award bid to the Firm with the lowest responsive bid. The
Department will then enter into a contract for the price proposed. The Department
reserves the right to reject all proposals.
4.14
VALUE OF TIME FACTOR FOR LBDB
Low Bid Design-Build (LBDB) may include a bid adjustment for the value of time. This
adjustment will be based on the Firm's proposed number of days to complete the project
multiplied by a value per day established by the Department (number of days times
cost/day = price proposal adjustment [increase]).
This adjustment will be used for selection purposes only and shall not affect the
Department's liquidated damages schedule or constitute an incentive/disincentive to the
contract. The Department shall establish the cost/day value and include it in the RFP
package. The Firm will determine the contract time necessary to perform all DesignBuild functions. Using zero base line, the Firm shall multiply its contract time by the
cost/day contained in the RFP package. This value added to the price proposal will
constitute the time-adjusted price. Below is an example of how this selection process
would work using $2,000/day:
Firm
Contract
Time
(Days)
Time
Value
(Days)
x
$/day)
Price
Proposal
A
B
C
300
250
400
$600K
$500K
$800K
$6.7 M
$6.5 M
$6.3 M
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Value +
Price
Proposal)
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In the example, under LBDB, Firm B would be awarded the contract based on the
lowest time-adjusted price, if the proposal was deemed responsive by the TRC.
If the value of time factor is used, it is highly recommended that an
incentive/disincentive clause also be included in the contract with a dollar amount per
day equal to the value of the time factor amount. The incentive/disincentive will create a
more balanced approach by helping to eliminate the manipulation of proposed contract
time.
4.15
SELECTION COMMITTEE AWARDS FIRM WITH THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE
BID
Unless all proposals are rejected, the Selection Committee will approve an award to the
Firm with the lowest bid that has a responsive technical proposal. The Department will
enter into a contract for the price proposed. In the advertisement and pertinent bid
documents, the Department shall reserve the right to reject all proposals and waive
minor proposal irregularities.
The Department shall post the results. Due to the number of potential bidders in the
LBDB process, individual notification to each Firm will not occur, as in the ASDB. At the
time of the award, the Department may negotiate changes for the purpose of clarifying
the design criteria and work to be done, provided that the negotiated changes do not
affect the selection order. Negotiated changes should be accomplished prior to contract
being awarded.
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CHAPTER FIVE
DEVELOPMENT OF THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION CRITERIA PACKAGE
FOR THE RFP
5.1
DESIGN SERVICES REQUIREMENTS
The design requirements (criteria) and Specifications are essential to ensure that the
project is constructed to meet the needs as determined by the Department. The
following guidance is provided as to various design requirements that should be in the
design and construction criteria for each project type:
(1)
Bridge project requirements may include but are not limited to alignment,
prescribed typical section elements, design criteria, design guidelines,
aesthetic requirements, project schedule, standard detail drawings,
subsurface soil data, minimum vertical and horizontal clearance
requirements, load rating, hydraulics, scour predictions, ship impact,
roadway approach needs, and maintenance.
The Traffic Control Plan specifying Maintenance of Traffic (MOT)
requirements, such as the number of lanes to be maintained and the lane
closure times, should be noted as well.
(2)
Building project requirements may include but are not limited to building
size, net and gross interior space provisions, building systems, material
quality standards, allowed budget amount, project schedule, site
development requirements, aesthetic requirements, landscaping, domestic
water requirements, sanitary sewage requirements, storm water disposal,
parking provisions, ADA requirements, regulatory, environmental and
permitting requirements, and maintenance.
(3)
Rail corridor project requirements may include but are not limited to the
track master plans which specify the track configuration (number of tracks
and horizontal and vertical alignments) required to support both current
and anticipated future rail operations for each operating rail corridor, rail
design criteria, signal and communications criteria, minimum horizontal
and vertical clearance requirements (tracks, sidetracks, bridges and
building), standard detail drawings, air rights, wire line agreements, right of
way, available geotechnical data, structural requirements to minimize
harmonic motion and allow high speed operation, special car design
requirements, safety requirements, and maintenance. Rail projects that
have Federal Transit Authority oversight must submit a management plan.
(4)
Roadway project requirements may include but are not limited to
alignment, project limits, prescribed typical section elements, design
controls and criteria, controlling roadway and traffic design standards,
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traffic signal, project schedule, drainage, pavement design, signing and
pavement marking, traffic control plan design, traffic control plan, bicycle
and pedestrian designs, including ADA requirements, lighting,
landscaping,
controlling
access
management
standards,
and
maintenance.
(5)
5.2
Traffic systems project requirements may include but are not limited to
Intelligent Transportation Systems elements involving location of field
infrastructure, location of central control center, communication plant,
software requirements for traffic management software and operating
software, traffic control plan, and maintenance. The Design and
Construction Criteria Package shall address design, procurement,
installation, integration testing and warranty.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND INSPECTION (CEI)
SERVICES/REQUIREMENTS
The criteria must clearly define the CEI services and requirements if these services are
to be provided by the Firm. Services may include construction inspection, off-site
prefabrication, materials sampling and testing, as-built drawings, surveying, and other
services as necessary for the particular project.
Requirements may include but are not limited to the type and frequency of reports,
submittal of shop drawings, the level of detail and type of documentation for materials
used in the construction of the project, and other such requirements necessary for the
particular project. Requirements will also include the collection and furnishing of
information needed for final certification. This may require the use of the Department’s
Laboratory Information Management System and/or other similar databases. This
information is necessary for final material certification of the project. Use of warranty
can allow for reduced CEI sampling and testing.
In the event that the CEI works for the Firm, it is recommended that the CEI be required
to provide a monthly report to the Department which outlines progress made, problems
that occurred, corrective actions proposed/implemented, and the status of corrective
actions. The purpose of this report is to provide the Department with a summary of the
CEI's efforts and to enhance accountability. CEI cannot be part of the Design-Build
contract if the project is federally funded unless specific authorization has been
received from FHWA and the State Construction Office.
5.3
CONSTRUCTION SERVICES/REQUIREMENTS
The criteria shall reference any applicable Department specifications, including standard
specifications, supplemental specifications, or special provisions, etc. as deemed
appropriate by the PM. In addition, it may be necessary to reference local or state
building codes, national standards, or other specification requirements pertinent to the
specific project.
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Also, the PM should consider whether there are any particular construction processes
or techniques that need to be specified in order to satisfactorily construct the project.
(For example: top-down bridge construction to lessen the environmental impacts.) As a
general rule, it is better to describe unique social, environmental, and community values
desired and let the Firm select the construction method/technique.
5.4
PERMITS
The Department must determine who will be responsible for permits and how the
coordination process will be handled. (FHWA holds FDOT responsible for all permits on
Federal Aid Projects) The RFP will clearly state when the Firm is to be responsible for
identifying and obtaining all required permits. All permits requiring additional permanent
right of way easements must comply with Right of Way Procedures Manual (Topic No.:
575-000-000).
Bridge projects often require an easement from the Trustees of the Internal
Improvement Trust Fund (TIITF) for use of sovereign submerged lands. This easement
must be obtained in conjunction with the Environmental Resource Permit issued by the
State. When the Firm is responsible for obtaining permits for the project, the Firm is
required to obtain the TIITF easement where use of sovereign submerged lands is
necessary before physical construction. Although, the facilitation of this process may be
the responsibility of the Firm, FDOT, as holder of the submerged lands easement, must
sign the Environmental Resource Permit application. The RFP shall identify what
permits/easements are required and whom the Department contact will be that must
approve commitments made by the Firm on behalf of the Department as a result of
obtaining permits.
Certain projects may require easements from the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund (TIITF) for uplands. The contract must specify that the easement must be
obtained before any physical construction may commence. Because of the complexity
of the process, the Department must be responsible for obtaining the upland easement;
however the design-build Firm may be responsible for the coordinating efforts between
the various parties. The design-build Firm cannot be responsible for making decisions
involving conditions and requirements placed on the granting of the easement that the
Department may or may not be able to accept.
The need for an easement from the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund is
considered an administrative transfer between agencies of the State of Florida. A permit
requirement, which generates the need to obtain an easement other than an
administrative transfer between agencies of the State of Florida, would require the
services of a licensed real estate broker under the provisions of Chapter 475, F.S.
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All known permit requirements, especially those affecting the Firm's construction options
and costs, should be clearly defined and supplied to the Firms prior to preparing
technical proposals. Initial permit coordination meetings should begin as the design
package is developed. The Department needs to contact agencies up front to find out
what will not be permitted for the project. This does not alleviate the Firm's
responsibility to acquire the necessary permits or to modify existing project permits as
necessary. Some examples of permitting issues/concerns are:
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
5.5
Dredging restrictions for construction access,
The extent of required removal below the mud line of the existing bridge,
Horizontal and vertical requirements for the main span,
Blasting restrictions or requirements for bridge removal,
Special turbidity control requirements,
Mitigation ratios and special requirements,
Other site specific permitting restrictions, and
Local ordinances, including noise and hours of operation,
Building permits.
DESIGN PLANS AND ENGINEERING CALCULATIONS REVIEW
The design criteria shall clearly define any documentation (included but not limited to
design plans, shop drawings or engineering calculations) that is to be received by the
Department. Under Design-Build, these submittals are not for the Department's
approval but rather for verification of compliance with the Design and Construction
Criteria Package. The Design and Construction Criteria Package shall also clearly state
any requirements for packaging submittals and backup information that the Department
may desire in order to avoid fragmented submittals. The Design and Construction
Criteria Package should also define the shop drawing review (routing) process.
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Design Build Projects – Plan Content Requirements
Roadway Plans
Item
Key Sheet
Summary of Pay Items
Drainage Map
Interchange Drainage Map
Typical Section
Summary of Quantities
Box Culvert Data
Summary of Drainage Structures
Project Layout
Roadway Plan-Profile
Special Profile
Back-of-Sidewalk Profile
Interchange Layout
Ramp Terminal Details
Intersection Layout/Detail
Drainage Structures
Lateral Ditch Plan-Profile
Lateral Ditch Cross Section
Retention/Detention Ponds
Cross Section Pattern Sheet
Roadway Soil Survey
Cross Sections
Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan
Traffic Control Plans
Utility Adjustment
Selective Clearing and Grubbing
Miscellaneous Structures Plans
Signing and Pavement Marking Plans
Signalization Plans
Lighting Plans
Landscape Plans
Utility Joint Participation Agreement
Plans
Mitigation Plans
Computation Book
Required
when
Applicable to
Project Type
X
Required
when
Specified by
District
Not Required
X
X
X
X
X1
X
X1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X2
X2
X2
X
X
X
X
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Summary Tables are not required when plan details sufficiently describe the
work. Summary tables should be used for items of work not typically depicted
by plan detail (e.g. mail boxes, side drain).
Traffic Plans Tabulation of Quantity Sheets is not required. On Traffic Plans,
pay item numbers may be used to describe the items of work on plan sheets
even though pay items are not used for bidding purposes.
"If sufficient data is available, the Department can provide the complete pavement
design package as part of the Design Criteria. If the Department does not provide the
pavement design, project specific pavement design criteria will be provided as part of
the Design Criteria Package to assure a reasonable pavement design is provided by all
competing Design/Build teams.
The project specific pavement design criteria may include the minimum design period,
minimum ESALS, minimum design reliability, roadbed resilient modulus and minimum
structural asphalt thickness and whether or not modified asphalt binder should be used
in the final structural layer. For Low Bid resurfacing designs, a topographic survey and
pavement cross-sections, or cross-slope and profile data, a minimum milling depth and
whether an ARMI layer is required should be included in the criteria. The Pavement
Coring and Evaluation report will be provided with the criteria. In addition to this project
specific criteria, all standard requirements of the Department's pavement design
manuals are to be followed."
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Bridge Plans
Required
when
Applicable
to Project
Type
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Item
Key Sheet when no Roadway Plans
General Notes, Index,
Standard Drawings (piling, traffic barrier,
etc.)
Plan and Elevation
BHRS
Report of Core Borings
Foundation Layout
End Bent Details
Intermediate Bents or Piers
Finish Grade Elevations
Superstructure Sheets
Framing Plan
Miscellaneous Details
Beam Sheets
Reinforcing Bar List
Detour Bridge Plan and Elevation
Detour Bridge Details
Retaining Wall Sheets
Existing Bridge Sheets
Computation Book
Required
when
Specified by
District
Not
Required
X
X
5.6
Utilities: The Design-Build Firm shall be responsible for identifying the existence,
features and locations of any and all utilities within the limits of construction; for
coordinating any required utility relocations or adjustments necessary for satisfactory
completion of the Contract work; and for any and all work necessary to otherwise
accommodate any and all utilities within limits of construction during construction and
upon satisfactory completion of the work.
The Department will make available to the Design-Build Firm for inspection all utility
permits and utility relocation information upon written request; however, the Department
makes no representation as to the completeness or accuracy of such information and
the Design-Build Firm relies on the completeness or accuracy of such information at it’s
own risk.
To the extent that there is found, within the limits of construction, one or more utilities
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Build Firm is found to be either materially mislocated vertically or horizontally, materially
different in features, or existing when previously undisclosed, the Design-Build Firm
may pursue recovery of actual damages against the utility involved, up to and including
the compensation formulas provided for in 4-3.2 and 5-12 of the Specifications, and the
Department will grant the Design-Build Firm an assignment of rights the Department
may have by permit or as a property right as to the utility, expressly limited however to
only those rights necessary for the Design-Build Firm to pursue recovery of actual
damages directly against the utility, and as limited above.
The utility company will be responsible for all relocation costs except when prior
compensable interests exist.
5.7
EASEMENTS/RIGHT OF WAY
The Design and Construction Criteria Package should note that the Design-Build Firm is
responsible for any uncompensated license agreements required for construction
equipment, materials and operations.
Existing right of way must be verified and a determination made that the project can be
built within the existing right of way. This would include an on site inspection of the right
of way to verify there are no encroachments. The right of way must be certified prior to
advertising the project.
5.8
EXISTING PROJECT FEATURES OR SYSTEMS
The Design and Construction Criteria Package shall include a section, which specifies
the responsibility for demolition and disposal or retainage of existing features or
systems that are no longer necessary to the project.
5.9
QUALITY CONTROL (QC) REQUIREMENTS
The Design and Construction Criteria Package shall address any QC requirements that
the Firm must follow in addition to those already in the referenced specifications,
policies and procedures that will assure quality products (plans, materials, construction,
etc.). The criteria should also note any standard QC practices that do not apply (such
as the designer submitting phase plans to the Department for review).
5.10
INDEPENDENT ASSURANCE
Whether the Department hires the CEI or the CEI is a part of the Firm's responsibilities,
the Department will continue with its independent assurance program. In addition, the
PM (or his/her designee) and FHWA has the right to review records and conduct tests
at any time in order to ensure quality products and services are being provided.
5.11
SURVEY REQUIREMENTS
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The Design and Construction Criteria Package shall specify any survey information
required by the Department and notify the Firms of existing survey information that is
available.
It may be necessary for the Department to perform some survey work in the preparation
of the Design and Construction Criteria Package. In any event, the PM must determine
who will provide the survey control for layout, the layout itself, and if it is to be tied to the
State Plane Coordinate System. All survey work will adhere to the requirements of the
Department's Location Survey Manual, Topic No.: 550-030-100.
5.12
FINAL DOCUMENTS
The Design and Construction Criteria Package shall clearly define the final documents
required by the Department from the Firm upon completion of the project. These should
include: as-built final plans (100% automated, including sheet files and geometric data
files - GEOPAK files), computer files containing the as-built design plans, engineering
reports (such as Load Rating, Foundation Construction Information, etc.), shop
drawings, test results, documentation, daily reports, quantities list, warranties for
equipment installed on the project, and certificate of occupancy, etc.
5.13
STAFFING REQUIREMENTS
The Design and Construction Criteria Package shall outline the minimum training and
experience requirements for any professional personnel deemed appropriate by the PM
and/or required by regulatory agencies.
5.14
GEOTECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
The Design and Construction Criteria Package shall specify any geotechnical
information or reports required by the Department. The Department may perform some
preliminary geotechnical work in the preparation of the design and construction criteria.
The Department may conduct the geotechnical investigations in order to save the shortlisted Firms the time and expense. The Department shall provide copies of any existing
geotechnical information that is available to all short-listed Firms.
5.15
ITEMS TO BE FURNISHED BY THE DEPARTMENT
The Design and Construction Criteria Package shall include a section that details any
items or services to be furnished by the Department. This should include any
information (data, reports, etc.), support functions (computer services, etc.), materials,
equipment, testing devices, or other items that would affect the bid or technical
approach. Such information might include survey data, geotechnical information, bridge
hydraulic reports, existing plans (if available), right of way maps, etc.
As a general rule, the Department should provide a typical section package as a part of
the design criteria. The PM must also determine if the Department is going to provide
the pavement borings and pavement design or if the Firm will accomplish this.
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The following are examples of other information that might be necessary for the
Department to provide in order to clarify design and construction criteria:
•
Preliminary geotechnical survey including bridge borings, wall borings and
roadway borings (within the limits of the possible alignments).
•
Bathometric survey for all water crossings, for construction access information.
•
Site specific permit surveys potentially affecting or restricting the Firm's
allowable construction methods and cost. Examples:
5.16
-
Sea grass surveys detailing limits of sea grasses within right of way
(Also permit implications affecting construction access in these areas).
The same applies for limits of oyster beds, etc.
-
Survey showing limits of contaminated sites within the right of way,
which potentially affect excavations such as building bridge piers and
drainage structures. (Verbiage requiring special conditions such as
coordination with a specialty contractor should be included in the
contract).
-
Limits of jurisdictional wetlands within the right of way and on adjacent
properties. (Also permit implications affecting construction access in
these areas needs to be addressed.)
-
Endangered species survey.
-
Asbestos survey on building projects or on projects involving existing
bridge removals, especially when bascule bridges are removed or when
buildings are modified or demolished.
-
Lead and other heavy metals paint survey.
-
Permits
ISSUE ESCALATION/RESOLUTION
The Design and Construction Criteria Package shall include an issue escalation matrix
or process that clearly defines the process for addressing questions or disagreements
that may arise. This process should state the chain of command within the Department
and require the Firm to provide a similar list of people in responsible charge. For the
Department, the escalation should begin with the PM and continue through the District
Construction, Materials or Maintenance Engineer, the Director of Operations or
Administration, and then the District Secretary. Consideration should be given to the
level that issue escalation begins, depending on the type of issue.
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Typically, issues should be resolved at the lowest possible level (e.g., Project
Superintendent, Project Field Engineer). If Partnering is used, the chain of command for
issue escalation is discussed and decided at the initial Partnering meeting. Each level of
escalation should also include a time frame for resolving the conflict.
Construction issues that arise - such as piling driven out of tolerance or wrong
elevations on piers, caps, etc. shall be resolved through the following process:
•
If the resolution does not change the original intent of the technical
proposal/RFP then the Engineer of Record or Architect, who works for the Firm,
will be responsible for developing the design solution to the construction
problem and the CEI will be responsible for review and concurrence. If the CEI
has concerns, then the relevant District Office will be involved through the PM.
•
If the resolution alters the original intent of the technical proposal/RFP, then the
EOR or Architect will develop the proposed solution and submit to FHWA for
approval on Federal oversight projects, and to the Department through the PM
for review and approval with a copy provided to the CEI.
It is recommended that Partnering be used on complex Design-Build projects in order to
enhance the project’s administrative and work processes.
5.17
DESIGN-BUILD FIRM GUARANTEED/VALVE ADDED
The Design and Construction Criteria Package shall generally include a provision for a
project Design-Build Firm guaranteed/Valve added with a specified number of years and
the details as to what is to be covered. As a general rule, routine maintenance is not
intended to be covered by a Design-Build Firm guaranteed/Valve added. If during the
Design-Build firm guaranteed/Valve added period, any encroachments to right of way
occur, the Department will be responsible. Major bridges should have a Design-Build
firm guaranteed/Valve added of 5-15 years. Standard Design-Build Firm
guaranteed/Valve added forms or clauses may need to be modified to fit project specific
needs. FCO building projects should have a warranty of no less than 1 year.
Any Design-Build Firm guaranteed/Valve added that are developed for Federal-aid
projects on the National Highway System shall be tied to specific features or products.
The Design-Build Firm guaranteed/Valve added shall be tied to known criteria to ensure
that the Design-Build Firm undertakes any corrective work necessary during the life of
the Design-Build Firm guaranteed/Valve added. All Design-Build Firm guaranteed/Valve
added language in the RFP used in construction contracts on the National Highway
System should be approved by the FHWA.
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CHAPTER SIX
ENCUMBERANCE
6.1
ENCUMBRANCE FOR COMPENSATION TO THE SHORT LISTED FIRMS:
Based on the Contracting Unit’s decision to provide compensation, the Contracting Unit
will submit separate Encumbrance Requests to the Financial Management Office for the
amount of compensation for each short-listed Firm. The Contracting Unit immediately
following the short-listing process should submit the Encumbrance Requests for
compensation.
6.2
ENCUMBRANCE FOR DESIGN-BUILD CONTRACT:
The Contracting Unit will send an Encumbrance Request to the Financial Management
Office requesting encumbrance for the award amount for the assigned contract number
immediately following selection. The Contracting Unit or Project Manager will ensure
that the Financial Management Office approves a Request for Encumbrance before the
time of award provided that all criteria for encumbrance are met.
The Contracting District will submit to the Contract Status Change Form No. 350-02006, to the Financial Management Office immediately after the execution of the contract,
in accordance with the Contract Funds Approval Procedure No. 350-020-200.
6.3
TECHNICAL GUIDELINES:
Design-Build contracts will be identified in WPA as phase 52-contract class 9.
For state funded projects the phase 52 will include all work associated with Preliminary
Engineering, Construction, and CEI. In-house CEI estimates that will initially be
automatically generated (based on the overall phase 52 level) must be manually revised
to represent only the in-house effort required to manage the CEI consultant.
On state and federally funded projects, when independent inspection is performed by
CEI consultants who are not members of the Design-Build firm and included in the
Design-Build contract, a separate contract shall be advertised and awarded for CEI
services (use phase 6x). For federally funded projects, for which the CEI is proposed
for inclusion in the Design-Build contract, FHWA must specifically review and approve
CEI to be performed by the Design-Build firm.
Once a project is identified as a Design-Build project, it should be decided who is
going to perform the services necessary to bring the project to completion (services
such as utilities/railroad, permits, geotechnical services, survey, and CEI). Some of
these services may be done prior to the design build contract. However, it is important
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to ensure that the funds are programmed in the correct category, i.e., in-house or
consultant.
6.4
COMPENSATION TO “SHORT LISTED” FIRMS (DESIGN-BUILD)
On an adjusted score Design-Build project where the Department intends to
compensate the short-listed firms for submitting a proposal, the Department must enter
into a contract with each firm immediately after the short-listing. A contract is required
to document the terms and conditions of compensation. The intent is to compensate
the amount that is noted in the RFP package. The amount is not intended to
compensate the firms for the total cost of preparing the bid package. These contracts
for the compensation shall be Professional Service “C” contracts.
Program the amount to be paid as phase 32 program number 00 for the unsuccessful
short-listed firms under the same work program item/segment as the construction
phase. See DOT Procedure No. 625-020-010 for contracting procedures.
6.5
INNOVATIVE METHODS
The innovative contracting methods are capped per Section 337.025, Florida Statutes
to $120 million annually. Below are the definitions of the innovative contracting
methods?
6.6
DESIGN-BUILD CONTRACTING - MINOR
See information in the “Design-Build Section” above on the Design-Build – Minor
method.
As Districts identify projects that will utilize one of the alternative contracting practices,
the Districts will input or change the Item Group that correlates to the appropriate
innovative or alternative method (s). Districts will input the Item Group code(s) on the
WP03 screen. Refer to the list below:
ITEM GROUP
A1
A3
B0
B1
B2
B3
B5
B6
B8
B9
DESCRIPTION
Bam (Bid Averaging Method)
Design/Build (Minor)*
Lump Sum
Bonus
A + B Bidding
Lane Rental
Incentive/Disincentive
Liquidated Savings
Design/Build (Major)
Design-Build Firm Guaranteed/Valve Added
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* See Design-Build Section for definition
If a contract utilizes more than one technique on a project, enter each individual Item
Group code to be used on the WP03 screen. Work Program is no longer using
combination Item Group codes.
If a supplemental agreement for bonus, lane rental or incentives/disincentives have
been added after the contract has been awarded, an additional Item Group code for
the supplemental agreement must be input.
Contracts with supplemental
agreements for bonuses, lane rental, or incentives/disincentives initiated after the
award to accelerate construction must be coded with the following Item Group
codes. This coding enables the Department to monitor the impact of supplemental
agreement incentives.
BS1
BS3
BS5
Supplemental Agreement Bonus
Supplemental Agreement Lane Rental
Supplemental Agreement Incentive/Disincentive
The incentive payments should be programmed in the fiscal year in which the
incentive payment is expected to be made. Expected payout will occur when the
Highway Design-Build Firm has met the early completion dates noted in the contract
(bonus days).
The District Work Program Manager should obtain this
information concerning the amount to be programmed and expected payout
date from the District Director of Production/or District Director of Operations.
Be conservative! It is better to program too early, as opposed to programming in an
outer year and the payout occurs before the programmed year. Use phase 5A to
program these payments and the same program number as on the construction
phase 52 (02, 05 etc.).
Incentives may be on the following contracting practices:
•
•
•
•
•
•
No Excuse Bonus
A + B Bidding
Incentive/Disincentive
Liquidated Savings
Design/Build Contracts
Lane Rental
If the Design-Build Firm fails to meet the bonus days identified in the contract, the
phase 5A should be removed from the project.
In the year in which the incentive payment will be made, a fund approval request
should be submitted to the Financial Management to encumber the funds. The
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amount will be encumbered in the year in which payment is expected to be made
with a phase 5A.
It is the responsibility of the Resident Engineer to ensure that the funds are
requested and encumbered before requesting payment of an incentive. This
responsibility includes removal of encumbrances if an incentive will not be
paid in accordance with Contracts Funds Approval Procedure No. 350-020200.
If the project is a federal project and the federal authorization has been met or
exceeded on the project, a separate Request for Authorization should be
requested before payment of the incentive.
A contract class of nine should be programmed for Design-Build contracts.
If conditions warrant removing a project from the alternative contracting program, the
item group should be removed from the WP03 screen.
In the Project Scheduling System, use activity event of 166 to schedule the phase
5A.
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CHAPTER SEVEN
FEDERAL AID AUTHORIZATIONS
FOR DESIGN-BUILD PROJECTS
The following instructions cover the planning, authorization and closeout of federal
funds allocated to Design-Build projects. Design-Build projects are authorized under
the Special Experimental Project (SEP) 14 approved plan. This annually approved plan
governs federal participation in Design-Build projects.
Federal Aid authorization on Design-Build projects is also subject to the provisions of
the Exemption Agreement executed between FHWA and the Department. This
agreement identifies types of projects and functions subject to oversight by FHWA and
those projects and functions delegated to the Department.
The FHWA shall perform the following review and approval functions on Federal-aid
D/B oversight projects if applicable: Typical Section Package, Pavement Design
Package, Phase Roadway and Bridge Plan Submittals, Specifications, Revisions,
Bridge Hydraulic Report (BHR), Utility Agreements, Railroad Agreements, Concurrence
in Award, Value Engineering Change Proposals, Time Extensions, Supplemental
Agreements, Contract Claims, and Final Acceptance.
The concurrence–in-award package shall include a summary of the adjusted scores, the
results of the question and answer session by the short listed firms, and the
Department’s selection committee’s decision for award of the contract.
It is suggested that District Work Program Managers and District Federal Aid
Coordinators be included in District coordination activities, meetings and
correspondence concerning Design-Build Projects to insure timely programming and
federal aid authorization activities. This coordination is important to insure needed
financial adjustments to Design-Build project cost estimates at time of award occur in
the Adopted Work Program and reflected in the Federal Obligating Authority Plan.
7.1
PLANNING FOR USE OF FHWA FUNDS ON DESIGN-BUILD PROJECTS
The scheduling of the obligation of funds on Design-Build projects is important from two
perspectives:
A. The Department plans for the obligation of federal funds apportioned and
allocated to Florida based upon projects in the Adopted Work Program and
their related activities and events in the Project Scheduling System. Major
Design-Build projects consume significant amounts of these funds. The
Federal Obligating Authority Plan includes Design-Build project fund
commitments in months when the authorization is needed as defined by the
scheduled Activity/Event.
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B. Unlike regular construction which uses activities/events pertaining to the
letting schedule, Design-Build projects must be authorized before the
Request for Proposals and Design Criteria Package is published or mailed
and after approval of the RFP and Design Criteria Package. The package
approval, fund authorization and distribution of RFPs occur long before
“receipt of bids”. For Low Bid D/B Projects, approval of the RFP (and the
federal authorization request) must occur prior to project advertisement since
the RFP is provided with the contract advertisement.
C. RFP and Design Criteria packages for Interstate system capacity projects that
are subject to FHWA Oversight are approved by the FHWA Division office.
The FHWA Division office requests up to three weeks to review the RFP and
Design Criteria Package before granting their approval. Since several draft
submittals and re-submittals can occur, the authorization request is
processed only upon final written package approval. For Exempt projects, the
District Design-Build team approves the package. Usually, the District
Professional Services Administrator notifies the Federal Aid Coordinator in
writing of this approval.
D. These package approvals are necessary for FHWA participation in the
project.
The Design-Build authorization request should be processed
immediately upon notice of receipt of package approval. Upon receipt of the
approved FHWA authorization, District Federal Aid Coordinators should notify
the District Design-Build team so that the RFPs and Design Criteria packages
can be distributed.
Therefore, a new Project Scheduling System Activity/Event has been established to
plan for the future obligation of federal funds and also to schedule the anticipated date
of package approval. The PSM code is:
“RFP/Design Package Approval” – Activity/Event No. 285
Regardless of the Oversight or Exempt project nature or type of Design-Build (Adjusted
Score or Low Bid), this Activity/Event is to be scheduled in PSM when the project is
incorporated into the work program.
Design-Build projects and associated PSM
schedules will be included in annual review of the District Tentative Work Program.
7.2
PREPARATION OF REQUESTS FOR AUTHORIZATION
Since R/W must be certified clear with environmental determinations and permitting
complete before the RFP Design Criteria Package is approved, these activities normally
will be authorized with federal funds in advance of the Design-Build authorization.
Therefore, District work for Project Development phases should serve as the basis for
the original federal project authorization, followed by R/W (survey and acquisition) if
required.
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The District Federal Aid Coordinator should request one Federal Aid Project Number for
the entire project (all phases).
The sequence of federal authorizations is as follows:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
7.3
PD&E advance activities are performed by the District
Authorization modification for R/W, if required
Authorization modification for Design-Build.
Note: If the RFP package includes provision to pay compensation to the
short-listed lead design firms on an Adjusted Score Design-Build project,
the authorization request will include a Work Program Phase 32 for the
compensation with the Design-Build Phase 52 and CEI Phase.
Work program phase estimates for Design-Build (Phase 52) and CEI
(Phase 61 and/or 62) and the FHWA federal aid authorization previously
established, will need to be adjusted after the contract is awarded.
Generally, these contract price adjustments should occur in the month
following Design-Build contract award.
Final authorization modification for project closeout, if needed to balance
authorization to final expenditures.
DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS
FEDERAL AUTHORIZATIONS
TO
SUPPORT
DESIGN-BUILD
The form of documentation requirements for Design-Build is different from regular
construction projects. Design-Build authorizations with federal funds, whether Oversight
or Exempt, should be supported by:
1. R/W clear certifications;
2. Written FHWA approval if oversight or District Design-Build Team
approval if state oversight of the RFP and Design Criteria Package;
3. The RFP and Design Criteria package documentation should affirm if
other Plans Processing Manual checklist items, such as, utilities and
permits and NEPA status are complete;
4. If NEPA has not yet been completed when the preliminary design phases
are authorized (clarify this authorization is for PE to proceed and PE funds
are not actually paid to the D/B firm), the contract must contain a
termination clause if the “no build” option is selected and the Design/Build
firm may not participate in preparation of the NEPA documentation as this
would be a conflict of interest. Any consultants who prepare the NEPA
document must be selected and subject to the exclusive control of the
state/local government agency; and
5. Oversight projects must receive, from the FHWA Florida Division, a signed
concurrence in award for the design–build contract and concurrence for
the “finding of price reasonableness” after NEPA is completed and a price
for the construction is determined.
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CLOSING DESIGN-BUILD PROJECTS
From a federal aid perspective, closing these projects is not expected to be dissimilar
from regular construction closeout. The final voucher stage (sequence 5. above) will be
initiated by the project manager based on a Final Acceptance document from FHWA for
Oversight projects or from the District Design-Build team for Exempt projects.
The PM should coordinate the removal of any encumbrance and retainage balances
with the Financial Management Office. The PM must provide the final acceptance and
the contract time sheet to the Federal Aid Coordinator and request that the federal
project be closed. The Federal Aid Administration Section of the Financial Management
Office will review the costs and notify the District Federal Aid Coordinator to prepare
the final federal authorization modification.
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CHAPTER EIGHT
RIGHT OF WAY
ON DESIGN BUILD PROJECTS
8.1
RIGHT OF WAY
If right of way is required for the design-build project, coordination and schedule control
become essential to the success of the project. Design-build contracts must allow
sufficient time for right of way acquisition giving consideration to court schedules that
are outside the Department’s control. The District Right of Way Office must be informed
regarding contractual obligations, the impact of delays, and the potential for contractor
claims if right of way is not available when needed for construction to proceed.
Prior to advertisement, all projects must have one of two types of right of way
certification pursuant to Section 12 of the Right of Way Procedures Manual:
•
The certification for construction states that all right of way needed for the
project is available for construction.
•
The initial design build certification states that additional right of way is
required for the project and will be acquired in compliance with applicable
state and federal law.
If an initial design build certification has been issued, a certification for construction
must be executed when all right of way activities have been completed. Construction
may commence on buildable segments of the design build project prior to certification
for construction provided the Department's district right of way manager states in writing
that all right of way activities have been completed for the buildable segment and right
of way is clear for construction.
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CHAPTER NINE
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT (PD&E)
9.1
PERMITTING
Regulations for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) are
promulgated by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). These regulations provide
that a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), Finding of No Significant Impact
(FONSI), or a determination that a proposed action is categorically excluded serve as
the administrative record of compliance with the policy and procedures of the NEPA and
other environmental statutes and executive orders.
On Federal-Aid projects, usually the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) serves as
the lead federal agency for compliance with the NEPA and the Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) serves as the lead state agency.
When funds other than Federal funds are used to develop and construct a
transportation project, a State Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) or a Non-Major
State Action (NMSA) checklist will be required to comply with State Laws. NEPA
compliance is required if Federal approval of an action is needed.
The standard for the preparation and processing of an environmental document to
comply with the NEPA is the Department’s Project Development and Environment
(PD&E) Manual. The process spelled out in the PD&E Manual must be followed and
completed before a project can advance to the final design and construction phases.
Before design and construction funds can be authorized for Federal-Aid projects, the
FHWA has to approve the environmental document and issue location and design
approval. For projects funded with funds other than federal funds, the District Secretary
must approve the SEIR or NMSA, before the project can advance. As with regular
projects, the PD&E process needs to be complete before a Design-Build project can be
concept acceptance.
Construction activities are regulated by environmental rules and regulations that are
administered by federal, state, local and special district governing agencies.
Environmental permits are required from one or more regulatory agencies for most land
alterations such as addition of impervious surfaces, construction, alteration or
abandonment of storm water management facilities, and wetlands or surface water
impacts. The time at which these permits can be obtained vary with the type of project,
its impacts and the requirements of a specific permitting agency. The acquisition of
permits can result in having to re-address NEPA issues during design so it is very
important to have done a complete and thorough job during the PD&E phase.
The normal PD&E process starts with the distribution of an Advance Notification (AN)
Package to various states, federal and local agencies. The AN package describes the
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project and, among other things, specifies all potential permits required on the project.
In most cases a Permit Coordination Package is developed to enhance interagency
coordination early in the process of project development. This package provides
conceptual information on the project and is circulated to applicable permitting agencies
for comments. The preliminary coordination with jurisdictional agencies may take six (6)
to twelve (12) months depending on the complexity of the project and the environmental
sensitivity of the project area. The final permit application is normally started when
Phase II plans are complete.
In the interest of shortening the permit application period, the following have been tried
with success on previous Design-Build projects:
1. Coordinate with the permitting agencies and keep them involved in the decision
making during the PD&E process. Having one-on-one periodic meetings with the
agencies is recommended in addition to the submission of the Preliminary
Coordination Package. Obtaining “preliminary” commitments from the agencies
in writing during the PD&E process helps to expedite the permit application
during design.
2. Perform enough design work upfront to obtain permits during the PD&E process
instead of having to apply for permits during the design phase. This would
eliminate part of the permitting work from the Design-Build scope of work. Written
prior concurrence from the permitting agencies will have to be obtained.
3. Identify construction activities that can begin before final permits are received.
This would enable the design consultant to start design in project features that do
not require permits. The Contractor could start working in those areas while the
design consultant is working in other design and permit application activities.
For programming PD&E projects in the Work Program, and to ensure that projects are
programmed correctly, please see the Department’s Work Program Instructions.
9.2.
Reevaluations
Prior to the authorization of D/B projects under either Federal or State funding, a
reevaluation of the environmental impacts shall be made. If a major design change is
proposed after the authorization, then a written reevaluation must be produced as
required in the PD&E Manual. The D/B Team shall provide the information to the District
Environmental Management Office to determine if the proposed design changes
warrant a reevaluation. The D/B Team is responsible for conducting any needed
environmental studies and completing the documentation for the environmental
reevaluation. For Federal-aid projects, FDOT shall obtain FHWA's approval of the
NEPA
reevaluation
before
the
Design-Build
firm
can
proceed.
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CHAPTER TEN
SOIL AND FOUNDATIONS GUIDELINES
10.1
DESIGN-BUILD PROJECTS
Design-Build projects are handled differently than the normal design-bid-build project.
For a Design-Build project the Design-Build team takes on many of the responsibilities
and control that the Department or their representative normally would have. This
requires a change in the approach to the project by the various groups involved. For a
Design-Build project to work properly this change in approach must happen.
10.2
RESPONSIBILITIES
The responsibilities between the Department’s Geotechnical Engineer and the DesignBuild team can be broken down as follows.
10.2.1 Planning and Development Phase
a.
b.
Department’s Geotechnical Engineer – Gathers data on the conditions at
the site sufficient for the Design-Build team to make a realistic proposal.
Helps
prepare
the
scope
including
any
geotechnical
limitations/requirements (such as steel piles not allowed due to corrosion,
etc.) for the project and any construction requirements (such as requiring
verification testing, no Mechanically Stabilized Earth walls are allowed,
etc.). Remember if it is not written down in one of the required documents
(scope, Structures Design Guidelines, etc.) it is not a requirement to the
Design-Build team.
Design-Build Team – No team selected at this time. Potential teams
submitting letters of interests from which a short list is determined.
10.2.2 Technical Proposals & Bidding Phase
a.
b.
Department’s Geotechnical Engineer – Answers questions from the
Design-Build team through the project manager.
Design-Build Team – Performs analyses of the geotechnical data and
makes a determination of the appropriate design and construction method
based on his approach/equipment. Submits technical proposal and bid.
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10.2.3 Design/Construction Phase
a. Department’s Geotechnical Engineer – Verifies design and construction are in
compliance with the contract documents, including verification testing if
required.
b. Design-Build Team – Meets the requirements set forth in the contract
documents. The team:
1)
2)
3)
10.3
Gathers additional geotechnical data and testing (such as load tests,
etc.) if required.
Continues with the design process.
Constructs the project and performs Quality Control.
PRESENTATION OF GEOTECHNICAL DATA
The geotechnical investigations for Design-Build projects must be handled differently
from the normal design-bid-build project. The geotechnical investigation that is done
prior to bidding is for information only. The amount of geotechnical data gathered should
be 100 – 120% what would normally be done for a typical project? The analysis of the
data, however, is left to the Design-Build teams.
Upon completion of the subsurface investigation, the information obtained must be
compiled in a format, which will present the work that has been performed to the various
Design-Build teams. It is perhaps the most critical function of the geotechnical process.
The data is typically compiled in a geotechnical report. The purpose of the geotechnical
report is to present the data collected in a clear manner. The format and contents of the
geotechnical report are somewhat dependent on the type of project. Most projects will
generally require either a roadway soil survey or a structure related foundation
investigation, or both.
This chapter describes the format for presentation of geotechnical data for each type of
project. General outlines of the topics to be discussed in the geotechnical report are
presented. Not every project will follow these formats exactly, however; for any given
project, certain items may be unnecessary while other items will need to be added.
Also included in this chapter are discussions on the finalization and distribution of the
geotechnical report.
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ROADWAY SURVEY
The geotechnical report for a roadway soil survey should present data only.
following is a general outline of the topics, which should be included.
a.
b.
c.
d.
10.5
The
Description of significant geologic and topographic features of the site.
Description of width, composition, and condition of existing roadway.
Description of methods used during subsurface exploration, in-site testing,
and laboratory testing; along with the raw data from these tests.
Soil conservation services (SCS/USDA) and USGS maps.
STRUCTURES INVESTIGATION
The geotechnical report for a structure should present geotechnical information only.
The following is a general guide to the contents of a typical structure foundation report.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
10.6
Vicinity map, including potentiometer map, USGS and soil survey maps
(SCS/USDA), depicting project location.
Description of the methods used in the field investigation, including the
types and frequencies of all in-site tests.
Description of the laboratory-testing phase, including any special test
methods employed.
Boring location plan plots of boring logs and/or cone soundings. Note the
size of rock core sampled. The minimum acceptable rock core diameter
shall be 2.4 inch (61 mm) (although 4 inch {101.6 mm} diameter rock cores
are preferable).
Environmental class for both substructure and superstructure, based on
results of corrosively tests. This information is also reported on the Report
of Core Borings sheet. For extremely aggressive classification note which
parameter placed it in that category.
Any other pertinent information.
EXCLUDED ITEMS
Geotechnical reports for Design-Build project should not include the following.
a.
b.
c.
Analysis of the geotechnical information.
Requirements/items that would not belong in the scope.
Any suggestions on handling any potential problems.
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DESIGN-BUILD SCOPE
The following are some examples of what should be looked at for inclusion into the
Design-Build scope.
1.
2.
10.8
Any restrictions placed on the Design-Build team (no MSE Walls are
allowed, displacement piles may not be used, etc.).
Any special requirements that must be met such as additional geotechnical
work, any required testing over and above what is normally required (i.e.
requiring verification testing, etc.).
TECHNICAL PROPOSALS AND BIDDING PHASE
The Geotechnical Engineer may be responsible for reviewing and grading technical
proposals for the following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
10.9
Proposals meet appropriate codes and guidelines.
Handling of geotechnical problems.
Meets any given restrictions and special requirements.
Proposed geotechnical investigation/design/construction
including quality control.
Innovative design/construction practices.
procedures
DESIGN/CONSTRUCTION PHASE
The Geotechnical Engineer may be responsible during the design/construction phase
for the following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Review of construction criteria (e.g. pile driving criteria, etc.) and
documentation.
Verification testing.
Issue escalation and construction problem resolution.
Independent Assurance.
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CHAPTER ELEVEN
STRUCTURES
11.1
STRUCTURES GUIDELINES FOR DESIGN-BUILD
The Structures Design Guidelines remain virtually intact for Design-Build projects since
the issues contained in this document are structural design parameters that are not
project specific. The guidelines do contain issues, which require project specific input,
and decisions, which need to be addressed and the directions specified in the RFP.
Most urban or high profile projects have certain issues, which are mandated due to
public input, corridor uniformity, etc. These specific features which may be required
include: aesthetics features, specific structure types, minimum bridge length, minimum
span lengths, pier types, cross-sections, foundation types, lighting, navigational channel
requirements, coloration, surface textures, wall types, utility attachments, etc. Decisions
and issues, which are normally addressed during the design phase of a project, which
the Department does not wish to leave up to the Design-Build Team, will need to be
addressed prior to the RFP and mandated in the RFP. This includes items such as the
minimum amount of foundation testing and soils tests to be performed, content and
frequency of public meetings, construction phasing, load ratings of existing bridges and
associated decisions, etc. Any desired feature must be described in enough detail to
adequately transfer the requirements to the Design-Build Team so a responsive
proposal can be developed.
For projects containing bridge widenings, a load rating shall be performed for all bridges
prior to the release of the RFP. Based upon the results of these load ratings, the
decision can be made as to the acceptability of the bridges to be widened and the
scope clearly defined in the RFP.
As a minimum, the cross-sectional requirements, operational importance of the bridge,
environmental classifications and limits of hazardous materials must be stated in the
RFP. Consideration should be given to performing a geotechnical investigation, lead
paint survey bathymetric survey, hydraulic analysis for issues not directly affected by
the structure selection and a ship impact study and providing this information to the
Design-Build Team. Known permit issues affecting structure type or construction
methods also need to be included in the RFP. Supplying this type information to the
Design-Build Team will provide for uniformity in the engineering assumptions used to
produce the technical proposal, minimize the risk of unforeseen issues and keep cost to
a minimum.
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CHAPTER TWELVE
PRELIMINARY ESTIMATES
12.1
PRELIMINARY ESTIMATES PROCESS FOR DESIGN-BUILD
If there is only one project in the contract, the Designer will code in one of the following
pay items for Design-Build Alternative:
METRIC
ENGLISH
UNIT
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Design-Build
Design-Build
Design-Build
Design-Build
Design-Build
Design-Build
(Resurfacing)
(Roadway Const.)
(Roadway Reconst.)
(Bridge Const.)
(Buildings)
(Traffic Opps.)
2050-1
2050-2
2050-3
2050-4
2050-5
2050-6
50-1
50-2
50-3
50-4
50-5
50-6
ls/ls
ls/ls
ls/ls
ls/ls
ls/ls
ls/ls
If there is more than one project in a single contract (strung project), the Designer will
code the appropriate Design-Build pay item on each project in the string. The
contingency pay item (Metric 2999-25 / English 999-25) can also be used in conjunction
with Design-Build contracting methods. This item will be placed on each job in the string
as well.
You probably will want to consider combining the warranty specification in conjunction
with Design-Build.
The Preliminary Cost Estimate for Design-Build projects may be derived in a number of
ways:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Data from the Project Manager
Historical Data from current projects
Long Range Estimate (LRE)
Bid Tabs from a similar current job
Square Foot cost from a similar bridge project
The cooperative effort of the Project Manager in providing "possible” anticipated pay
items, a well defined scope-of-work and a "major checklist" of work tasks to the CES
Coordinator will be very helpful in improving the accuracy of the Design-Build project
estimate.
Design Costs (PE) will be included in the Preliminary Estimate Cost as well as CEI
costs. The following is a recommendation on how to estimate these costs:
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Dollar Range
Percent
$0 to $1,000,000=
$1,000,000 to $5,000,000=
Cost
$5,000,000 to up=
20% of the Construction Cost
15% of the Construction
$0 to $1,000,000=
$1,000,000 to $5,000,000=
$5,000,000 to $up=
15% of the Construction Cost
12% of the Construction Cost
10% of the Construction Cost
10% of the Construction Cost
The "automatic award" criteria will be increased to 25% (with FHWA'S approval) instead
of the current 10%. This means that we will only review those projects that are 25% or
more above the Estimate.
Geotechnical Costs (on bridge projects) will be included in the Preliminary Estimate.
This will vary with how much Geotechnical work was done upfront by FDOT.
(Range = 0 - 5% of Construction Cost). *
The costs of Permits will also be included in the Preliminary Cost Estimate. (Check with
Permits office for a better feel of cost). *
Right-of-Way will (not) be included in the Preliminary Cost Estimate because R/W
Section will purchase any additional R/W before the project is advertised.
* asterisk = check with the Project Manager and/or appropriate offices for better cost.
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CHAPTER THIRTEEN
CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION
13.1
GENERAL
These guidelines are intended to identify issues and concerns that are unique to
Design-Build projects, for the use by Department’s Construction project managers or
other Department personnel.
13.2
SCOPE OF SERVICES FOR CONSULTANT CEI PROJECTS
On Design-Build projects for which the Department hires a CEI consultant (CEI), the
scope of services may differ from conventionally bid projects and should be
supplemented and revised as follows:
13.2.1 Design Coordination: Unlike conventional projects, Design-Build project
requires the Design-Build Firm to complete the design of the project after letting. The
CEI must be under contract and working after the contract is awarded because the
Design-Build Firm may choose to begin some construction phases very soon after
notice to proceed. It is more likely; however, that the Design-Build Firm will take some
time to complete design work - especially for major bridges – before any construction
begins. Since the CEI is available, it is desirable to assign the responsibility for design
review coordination to the CEI. It is very important that the CEI have knowledge and
experience in the design of projects including FDOT plans processing procedures and
the following project specific issue areas: geotechnical, structural, roadway, drainage,
utilities, permitting, etc. The degree to which the CEI will be involved in the actual
review of design submittals should be clearly covered in the CEI scope of services.
Most of the time the Design-Build Firm’s design submittals will be at 90 and 100% plans
stage.
13.2.2 Quality Control/Quality Assurance /Independent Assurance
(QC/QA/IA): Design-Build projects usually require the Design-Build Firm to perform QC
level materials sampling as well as QC level inspection. The CEI is expected to perform
predominantly QA sampling, testing and inspection and infrequent QC inspection. The
scope of service should reflect this approach since conventional scopes stress QC level
involvement. Since the environmental permit agencies do not allow Design-Build Firms
to perform permit testing such as turbidity, the CEI will be expected to perform these
tests and these should be covered by the scope. The scope should address specific QC
tasks that must be performed by the CEI. Department IA will be performed by the
District Materials Office as usual. IID from the State Materials Office will be very
infrequent or not at all.
13.2.3 Scheduling: Most Design-Build projects will require the Design-Build
Firm to submit a critical path method (CPM) schedule that will be used to determine the
Design-Build Firm’s monthly estimate. The CPM schedule will be required to be
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resource loaded which will generate project costs over time. The Department will
review and approve the CPM schedule for reasonableness and will base the monthly
estimates on the approved schedule. It is important that the CEI have proven
experience with CPM scheduling since this experience will be critical to managing
payment of the Design-Build Firm and the scope should specify this experience
requirement.
13.3
PAYMENTS
13.3.1 Monthly Estimates: The Design-Build Firm will develop a list of general
pay items based on a resource loaded CPM schedule. The pay items will be per each
such as columns for a bridge and; therefore, the monthly payment due the Design-Build
Firm will be based on the number of columns completed of the total planned. If the total
column item is $100,000.00 and 5 out of 10 columns were completed in one month,
then the Design-Build Firm is due $50,000.00 for that month.
13.3.2 Final Estimate: The final estimate will be required as usual but due to
the fact that the project is lump sum; the effort involved in preparing final estimate
documents is greatly reduced. It is still recommended that the guidelines set forth in the
Department’s Preparation and Documentation, Review and Administration Manuals be
adhered to, to maintain the integrity and continuity of the Final Estimates Package.
13.3.3 Supplemental Agreement Compensation: Compensation for extra work
may be required. The supplemental agreement process is the same as for conventional
projects except that individual pay items are not available for the Design-Build Firm’s
basis of payment. Under this circumstance it is very important that detailed supporting
calculations are submitted by the Design-Build Firm with the request for additional
compensation. The calculations should be detailed enough to allow the Department to
perform a comprehensive evaluation of the validity of the Design-Build Firm’s cost
estimate.
13.3.4 Pay Adjustments for deficiencies: Adjustments will be done according
to the contract specifications.
13.4
RECORDS
13.4.1 Daily Report of Construction (DRC): Design-Build projects will require the
standard DRC form to be filled out every day for every construction operation underway.
Particular attention should be paid to recording what work is completed for use in
preparing the monthly estimate.
13.4.2 Shop Drawings:.
13.4.2.1. Definitions:
(a) Shop Drawings: All working, shop and erection drawings, associated
trade literature, calculations, schedules, manuals and similar documents submitted by
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the Design-Build Firm to define some portion of the project work. The type of work
includes both permanent and temporary works as appropriate to the project.
(b) Permanent Works: All the permanent structures and parts thereof
required of the completed Contract.
(c) Temporary Works: Any temporary construction work necessary for the
construction of the permanent works. This includes falsework, formwork, scaffolding,
shoring, temporary earthworks, sheeting, cofferdams, special erection equipment and
the like.
(d) Construction Affecting Public Safety: Construction that may jeopardize
public safety such as structures spanning functioning vehicular roadways, pedestrian
walkways, railroads, navigation channels of navigable waterways and walls or other
structure foundations located in embankments immediately adjacent to functioning
roadways. It does not apply to those areas of the site under the Design-Build Firm’s
control and outside the limits of normal public access.
(e) Major and Unusual Structures: Bridges of complex geometry and/or
complex design. Generally, this includes the following types of structures:
1. Bridges with an individual span longer than 300 feet [100 m].
2. Structurally continuous superstructures with spans over 150
feet [45 m].
3. Steel box and plate girder bridges.
4. Steel truss bridges.
5. Concrete segmental and longitudinally post-tensioned
continuous girder bridges.
6. Cable stayed or suspension bridges.
7. Arch bridges.
8. Tunnels
9. Movable bridges (specifically electrical and mechanical
components).
10. Rehabilitation, widening, or lengthening of any of the above.
(f) Special Erection Equipment includes launching gantries, beam and
winch equipment, form travelers, stability towers, strong-backs, erection trusses,
launching noses or similar items made purposely for construction of the structure. It
does not apply to commonly available proprietary construction equipment such as
cranes.
(g) Falsework includes any temporary construction work used to support
the permanent structure until it becomes self-supporting. Falsework includes steel or
timber beams, girders, columns, piles and foundations, and any proprietary equipment
including modular shoring frames, post shores, and adjustable horizontal shoring.
(h) Formwork includes any structure or mold used to retain plastic or fluid
concrete in its designated shape until it hardens. Formwork comprises common
materials such as wood or metal sheets, battens, soldiers and walers, ties, proprietary
forming systems such as stay-in-place metal forms, and proprietary supporting bolts,
hangers and brackets. Formwork may be either permanent formwork requiring a shop
drawing submittal such as stay-in-place metal or concrete forms, or may be temporary
formwork which requires certification by the Specialty Engineer for Construction
Affecting Public Safety and for Major and Unusual Structures.
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(i) Scaffolding is an elevated work platform used to support workmen,
materials and equipment, but not intended to support the structure.
(j) Shoring is a component of falsework such as horizontal, vertical or
inclined support members. In this Section, this term is interchangeable with falsework.
(k) Specialty Engineer versus Engineer of Record: For the purpose of the
shop drawing review process as set forth in this article, the term “Specialty Engineer”
will apply to the initiator or producer of shop drawings regardless of whether or not that
party is normally the Engineer of Record or the Specialty Engineer and the term
“Engineer of Record” will apply to the shop drawing checker and certifier regardless of
whether or not that party is normally the Engineer of Record or the Specialty Engineer.
13.4.2.2 Work Items Requiring Shop Drawings: In general, the
Department requires shop drawings for items of work not fully detailed in the plans
which require additional drawings and coordination prior to constructing the item,
including but not limited to:
(a) Bridge components not fully detailed in the plans, i.e. segments, steel
girder details, post-tensioning details, handrails, etc.
(b) Retaining wall systems
(c) Precast Box Culverts
(d) Non-standard lighting, signalization and signing structures and
components
(e) Building structures
(f) Drainage structures, attenuators, and other nonstructural items
(g) Design and structural details furnished by the Design-Build Firm in
compliance with the Contract
(h) Temporary Works affecting public safety
Additional clarification for certain types of bridge structures is provided in 13.8.2.1 Other
provisions of the Contract Documents may waive the requirement for submittals for
certain items; i.e., items constructed from standard drawings or those complying with
alternate details for prestressed members under Section 450. Review the Contract
Documents to determine the submittals required.
13.4.2.3 Schedule of Submittals: Prepare and submit a schedule of
submittals that identifies the work for which shop drawings apply. For each planned
submittal, define the type, and approximate number of drawings or other documents
that are included and the planned submittal date, considering the processing
requirements herein. Submit the schedule of submittals to the Department’s Shop
Drawing Review Office within 60 days of the start of construction operations, and prior
to the submission of any shop drawings. Coordinate subsequent submittals with
construction schedules to allow sufficient time for review and re-submittal as necessary.
13.4.2.4 Style, Numbering, and Material of Submittals:
13.4.2.4.1 Drawings: Furnish two clearly legible photographic or
xerographic copies of all shop drawings that are necessary to complete the structure in
compliance with the design shown on the plans. Prepare all shop drawings using the
same units of measure as those used in the plans. Use sheets no larger than 24 by 36
inches [610 by 915 mm]. Consecutively number each sheet in the submittal series, and
indicate the total number in the series (i.e., 1 of 12, 2 of 12, . . ., 12 of 12). Include on
each sheet the following items as a minimum requirement: the complete Financial
Project Identification Number, Bridge Number(s), drawing title and number, a title block
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showing the names of the fabricator or producer and the Design-Build Firm for which
the work is being done, the initials of the person(s) responsible for the drawing, the date
on which the drawing was prepared, the location of the item(s) within the project, the
Design-Build Firm's approval stamp with date and initials, and, when applicable, the
signature and embossed seal of the Specialty Engineer. A re-submittal will be requested
when any of the required information is not included.
13.4.2.4.2 Other Documents: Provide four sets of original
documents or clearly legible photographic or xerographic copies of documents other
than drawings, such as trade literature, catalogue information, calculations, and
manuals. Provide sheets no larger than 11 by 17 inches [280 by 432 mm]. Clearly
label and number each sheet in the submittal to indicate the total number of sheets in
the series (i.e., 1 of 12, 2 of 12, . . ., 12 of 12). Provide an additional three sets of
documentation for items involved with precast prestressed components. Provide an
additional two sets of documentation for items involving structural steel components.
Prepare all documents using the same units of measure as those used in the plans.
Bind and submit all documents with a Table of Contents cover sheet. List on the cover
sheet the total number of pages and appendices, and include the complete Financial
Project Identification Number, a title referencing the submittal item(s), the name of the
firm and person(s) responsible for the preparation of the document, the Design-Build
Firm’s approval stamp with date and initials, and, when applicable, the signature and
embossed seal of the Specialty Engineer and the approval stamp of the Engineer of
Record. Submit appropriately prepared and checked calculations and manuals that
clearly outline the design criteria. Include on the internal sheets the complete Financial
Project Identification Number and the initials of the person(s) responsible for preparing
and checking the document. Clearly label trade literature and catalogue information on
the front cover with the title, Financial Project Identification Number, date and name of
the firm and person(s) responsible for that document.
13.4.2.5 Submittal Paths and Copies:
13.4.2.5.1 General: Shop drawings are not required for prequalified
items. For non-prequalified items, determine the submittal path to be followed based
upon the identity of the Engineer of Record as shown adjacent to the title block on the
structural plan sheets, and on the key sheets of roadway plans, signing, and
pavement marking plans, and/or lighting plans. At the preconstruction conference, the
Department will notify the Design-Build Firm of any changes to the standard submittal
process. The Department’s red ink review stamp will signify an officially reviewed
shop drawing and will state either “Released for Construction” or “Released for
Construction as Noted”. Submit shop drawings to the appropriate Department Shop
Drawing Review Office with a copy of the letter of transmittal sent to the Resident
Engineer. For work requiring other information (e.g., catalog data, procedure manuals,
fabrication/welding procedures, and maintenance and operating procedures), submit
the required number of copies to the appropriate Department Shop Drawing Review
Office. Provide copies of material certifications and material tests to the Resident
Engineer.
13.4.2.5.2 Building Structures: Submit working, shop and
erection drawings, and all correspondence related to building structures, such as Rest
Area Pavilions, Office Buildings, and Maintenance Warehouses, to the Architect of
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Record for review and approval. Send a copy of the transmittal to the Resident
Engineer.
13.4.2.5.3 Temporary Works: For Construction Affecting
Public Safety, submit to the Engineer of Record shop drawings and the applicable
calculations for the design of special erection equipment, falsework, scaffolding, etc.
Ensure that each sheet of the shop drawings and the cover sheet of the applicable
calculations is signed and sealed by the Specialty Engineer. Transmit the submittal and
copies of the transmittal letters in accordance with the requirements of 13.8.2.4 through
13.8.2.5.5, as appropriate.
13.4.2.5.4 Formwork and Scaffolding: The Design-Build
Firm is solely responsible for the safe installation and use of all formwork and
scaffolding. The Department does not require any formwork or scaffolding submittals
unless such work would be classified as Construction Affecting Public Safety.
13.4.2.5.5 Other Miscellaneous Design and Structural
Details Furnished by the Design-Build Firm in Compliance with the Contract:
Submit, to the Engineer of Record, shop drawings and the applicable calculations.
Ensure that each sheet of the shop drawings and the cover sheet of the applicable
calculations is signed and sealed by the Specialty Engineer. Transmit the submittal and
copies of the transmittal letters in accordance with the requirements of 13.8.2.4 through
13.8.2.5.5, as appropriate.
13.4.2.6 Processing of Shop Drawings:
13.4.2.6.1 Design-Build Firm Responsibility for Accuracy
and Coordination of Shop Drawings: Coordinate, schedule, and control all submittals,
with a regard for the required priority, including those of the various subcontractors,
suppliers, and engineers, to provide for an orderly and balanced distribution of the work.
Coordinate, review, date, stamp, approve and sign all shop drawings prepared by the
Design-Build Firm or agents (subcontractor, fabricator, supplier, etc.) prior to submitting
them to the Department for review. Submittal of the drawings confirms verification of the
work requirements, units of measurement, field measurements, construction criteria,
sequence of assembly and erection, access and clearances, catalog numbers, and
other similar data. Indicate on each series of drawings the specification section and
page or drawing number of the Contract plans to which the submission applies. Indicate
on the shop drawings all deviations from the Contract drawings and itemize all
deviations in the letter of transmittal. Likewise, whenever a submittal does not deviate
from the Contract plans, clearly state so in the transmittal letter. Schedule the
submission of shop drawings to allow for a 14-day Department review period or a
review period as specified in the RFP. The review period commences upon the
Department’s receipt of the valid submittal or re-submittal and terminates upon the
transmittal of the submittal back to the Design-Build Firm. A valid submittal includes all
the minimum requirements outlined in 13.8.2.4. Allow a 14-day Department review time
for resubmittals or a review period as specified in the RFP. Submit shop drawings to
facilitate expeditious review. The Design-Build Firm is discouraged from transmitting
voluminous submittals of shop drawings at one time. For submittals transmitted in this
manner, allow for the additional review time that may result. Only shop drawings
distributed with the "red ink" stamps are valid and all work that the Design-Build Firm
performs in advance of the Department’s release of shop drawings will be at the
Design-Build Firm’s risk.
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13.4.2.6.2 Scope of Review by the Engineer of Record:
The Engineer of Record’s review of the shop drawings is for conformity to the
requirements of the Contract Documents and to the intent of the design at a minimum.
The Engineer of Record’s review of shop drawings, which include means, methods,
techniques, sequences, and construction procedures, is to determine if effects on the
permanent works are acceptable.
13.4.2.6.3 Special Review by the Engineer of Record of
Shop Drawings for Construction Affecting Public Safety: For Construction Affecting
Public Safety, the Engineer of Record, will make an independent design review of all
relevant shop drawings and similar documents. Do not proceed with construction of the
permanent works until receiving the Engineer of Record's approval. Send a copy of the
approval letter to the Resident Engineer. The review of these shop drawings is for
overall structural adequacy of the item to support the imposed loads.
13.4.2.7 Other Requirements for Shop Drawings for Bridges:
13.4.2.7.1 Shop Drawings for Structural Steel and
Miscellaneous Metals: Furnish shop drawings for structural steel and miscellaneous
metals. Shop drawings shall consist of working, shop, and erection drawings, welding
procedures, and other working plans, showing details, dimensions, sizes of material,
and other information necessary for the complete fabrication and erection of the metal
work.
13.4.2.7.2 Shop Drawings for Concrete Structures:
Furnish shop drawings for concrete components that are not cast-in-place and are not
otherwise exempted from submittal requirements. Also, furnish shop drawings for all
details that are required for the effective prosecution of the concrete work and are not
included in the Contract Documents such as: special erection equipment, masonry
layout diagrams, and diagrams for bending reinforcing steel, in addition to any details
required for concrete components for the permanent work.
13.4.2.7.3 Shop Drawings for Major and Unusual
Structures: In addition to any other requirements, within 60 days from the start of
construction operations, submit information to the Engineer outlining the integration of
the Major and Unusual Structure into the overall approach to the project. Where
applicable to the project, include, but do not limit this information to:
(1) The overall construction program for the duration of the Contract. Clearly
show the Milestone dates. (For example, the need to open a structure by a certain time
for traffic operations.)
(2) The overall construction sequence. The order in which individual structures
are to be built, the sequence in which individual spans of girders or cantilevers are
erected, and the sequence in which spans are to be made continuous.
(3) The general location of any physical obstacles to construction that might
impose restraints or otherwise affect the construction, and an outline of how to deal with
such obstacles while building the structure(s). (For example, obstacles might include
road, rail and waterway clearances, temporary diversions, transmission lines, utilities,
property, and the Design-Build Firm’s own temporary works, such as haul roads,
cofferdams, plant clearances and the like.)
(4) The approximate location of any special lifting equipment in relation to the
structure, including clearances required for the operation of the equipment. (For
example, crane positions, operating radii and the like.)
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(5) The approximate location of any temporary falsework, and the conceptual
outline of any special erection equipment. Provide the precise locations and details of
attachments, fixing devices, loads, etc. in later detailed submittals.
(6) An outline of the handling, transportation, and storage of fabricated
components, such as girders or concrete segments. Provide the precise details in later
detailed submittals.
(7) Any other information pertinent to the proposed scheme or intended
approach. Clearly and concisely present the above information on as few drawings as
possible in order to provide an overall, integrated summary of the intended approach to
the project. The Department will use these drawings for information, review planning,
and to assess the Design-Build Firm’s approach in relation to the intent of the original
design. The delivery to and receipt by the Engineer does not constitute any Department
acceptance or approval of the proposals shown thereon. Include the details of such
proposals on subsequent detailed shop drawing submittals. Submit timely revisions and
re-submittals for all variations from these overall scheme proposals.
13.5
ROLE OF THE DEPARTMENT'S PROJECT MANAGER (PM)
The Department's PM will be responsible for coordinating the procurement of DesignBuild services as well as overseeing the engineering/inspection/construction of the
project. A team approach, with a PM from Production and a PM from Operations
(Construction), is a viable solution to fulfilling the responsibilities associated with this
role. The responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
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Working with Contracting Unit and other appropriate offices in establishing the
pre-qualification categories and advertisement.
Coordinating with the Federal Highway Administration representative on
oversight and exempt projects
Participating in the Technical Review Committee (TRC), including review of
Letters of Interest to develop the long-list of Design-Build Firms (FHWA should
be invited).
Participating in the development of the RFP
Working with the Contracting Unit in responding to Design-Build Firm's inquiries
Participating in the pre-bid meeting, if applicable
Coordinating the Technical Review Committee's evaluation of technical
proposals
Coordinating the submittal of technical evaluations to Selection Committee
Acting as the Department's liaison with the Design-Build Firm during the
construction of the project in general and as person in responsible charge of
the project.
Coordinating the review of the Firm's submittals by FDOT during design and
construction
Making periodic site reviews
Reviewing and approving periodic progress payments
Monitoring MBE/DBE participation
Ensuring the Department receives final documents as specified in the contract
Ensuring that proper CEI is performed during construction
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Working with appropriate offices to develop supplemental agreements if
applicable
Ensuring that the Firm's Quality Control (QC) plan is being followed
Ensuring that all environmental commitments are followed through
Ensuring that appropriate documentation takes place at each step in the
process
Furnishing the Firm an adequate supply of all Department standard forms
necessary to carry out the terms of the project contract
Conducting performance evaluations
The PM must rely heavily on a multi-disciplined team in order to: (a) determine the prequalification requirements, (b) develop the design and construction criteria, (c) evaluate
the Letters of Interest (LOI) and technical proposals, and (d) oversee the design,
construction, and CEI of the project. The District Secretary or the District Directors
should assign the appropriate people to serve on this team. Due to the complexity of
coordinating a Design-Build project, the PM and members of the multi-disciplined FDOT
team must work in concert to successfully complete all elements of the contracting and
administrative process required by Design-Build projects.
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CHAPTER FOURTEEN
MATERIALS ACCEPTANCE PROGRAM (MAP)
FOR DESIGN-BUILD CONTRACTS
14.1 GUIDELINES FROM THE STATE MATERIALS OFFICE
A.
All the materials used on the project must be reviewed and accepted by the
Department and must meet the requirements of the Specifications and other
governing documents.
B.
Refer to the Materials Manual for details on specific requirements and subprocesses in various material groups.
C.
The materials are divided in six groups for acceptance purposes.
D.
Bidders submit details on Group 5 materials with the Bids.
E.
Bid Proposals include the information that the bidders must incorporate their cost
& resources associated with the QC, IA, and Verification requirements.
F.
Bids with Group 5 materials must include the cost analysis including the
immediate cost Vs. Long Term Cost savings over the design period. The
Materials Office will review all proposals for cost saving innovative use of
materials.
G.
The Material Acceptance Program (MAP) covers all the process requirements of
Quality Control (QC), Verification (V), Independent Verification (IV), Resolution
(R) and Independent Assurance (IA).
H.
The Design-Build Firm will request and obtain a user ID from the Department,
and obtain connectivity for LIMS in accordance with the guidelines available.
I.
No later than 21 calendar days prior to construction commencement, the DesignBuild Firm shall prepare and submit a complete project-specific list of material
items and quantities to be used on the project as a Job Guide Schedule (JGS) in
the same format as the Department’s current STRG. Those items in the STRG
that are not to be used on the project shall not be included in the JGS, and
conversely items that are not on the Department’s STRG and are intended for
use on the project shall be included on the JGS. The JGS shall be maintained
throughout the project and shall reflect quantity changes in all materials
previously placed and any additional materials placed. No work on activities,
which require testing, can commence until the JGS has been reviewed and
accepted by the Department.
J.
Testing of materials accepted by Field Sampling and Testing will be performed
immediately following completion of material placement.
K.
Testing personnel will report the test results upon completion of the testing.
L.
The JGS shall be kept up-to-date, and provided by the Design-Build Firm on a
monthly basis to the District Materials Engineer and District Construction
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Engineer. The JGS shall specify each material placed by material number and
related information, the total quantity placed throughout the project duration, the
quantity placed since the previous submittal, and any additional materials
identified with related quantities and testing details. These quantities will facilitate
verification that minimum materials acceptance testing requirements in
accordance with the STRG are being performed.
M.
At the completion of the project, the final JGS shall be in the same format as the
monthly reports.
N.
The Design-Build Firm must meet all the requirements for successful completion
of the MAP.
O.
The proposed MAP will include a general QC Plan (QCP). The QCP will include
material specific information, including identifying the persons responsible in
charge for various activities. See the Materials Manual for further information
regarding QCP requirements.
P.
The materials used on construction projects are divided into the following six
groups.
14.2
Group 1: Materials Accepted By Field Sampling & Testing.
a.
Definition: These materials are accepted based on the
test results of the samples taken from the point of use, or
otherwise as stated in the Specifications.
1)
These materials are listed in the LIMS.
2)
A Job Guide Schedule (JGS) must be created and submitted in
accordance with 14.1 Guidelines above.
b.
Acceptance:
1)
Acceptance is based on Department’s Verification testing.
2)
Design-Build Firm’s Quality Control (QC) testing may be required.
3)
The test results must meet the requirements specified in the
“Standard Specifications for Roadway and Bridge Construction
(Specification.)” and any approved supplemental specifications.
c.
Process:
1)
The testing personnel will perform the sampling and testing and
report the results into LIMS upon completion of testing.
2)
Additional requirements will be applied as described in the
Contract documents, Independent Assurance Program and
Materials Manual.
d.
1)
Contact:
The local District Materials Office is the primary contact for more
information on this group of materials.
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Group 2: Fabricated Structural Steel and Miscellaneous Metal Structures.
a.
General:
1) The fabricated structural steel and miscellaneous metal structures include
major steel structures, e.g. steel bridge components, overhead cantilevered
sign supports with a 41-foot long or greater cantilever, and movable bridge
components. This also includes minor metal structures such as toll structures.
2) During the design development, the Department or the Design-Build Firm
representing the Department may add any other structures to the list of Group
2 materials.
b.
Acceptance:
The Department or consulting firm representing the Department accepts these
structures based on the fabricator’s quality control inspection, testing, and
Certification and Department’s verification inspection and testing. The
Department or consultant, representing the Department, performs the verification
inspections and testing.
c.
Process:
1) The Design-Build Firm will notify the District Structures Design Office of the
Department regarding the types and locations of structural steel and other
metal structures that are planned to be on the project. Notification will occur
within 21 days of contract award or as otherwise Specified.
2) The Department Structures Design Office may identify additional structures
during periodic reviews of the developmental Design.
3) The Design-Build Firm will contact the Department’s District Materials Office
and submit complete list of all identified structures, the location of the metal
fabrication, and the anticipated fabrication schedule. The fabrication
schedule shall include information regarding the anticipated total duration of
the fabrication units, the number of days per week the fabrication facility will
be fabricating, and the number of work-shifts the fabricator intends to work.
4) The Design-Build Firm will perform the required quality control inspection and
testing and coordinate the verification inspection activities with the
Department’s Consultant. Any nonconformance or conflicts between the
quality control and verification inspections shall be resolved so that the
fabrication works result in full compliance with Department requirements.
5) The Consultant will report the verification results of the inspections and
submit final Certification letter of the Design Build firm to the Project Engineer
and the District Materials Office.
6) The Project/ Resident Engineer will acknowledge receipt of the final
Certification letter as a part of the certification statement in the “Resident/
Project Engineer’s Materials Certification Letter” to the State Materials Office
(SMO).
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Contact:
1) The Commercial Inspection Unit of the State Materials Office is the Primary
contact for more information regarding the quality control and quality
assurance inspections and testing of this Group of Materials.
14.4
Group 3: Manufactured Products.
a.
Definition:
1)
b.
Acceptance:
1)
These materials are to be accepted based on manufacturer’s
certification.
2)
The certifications must include the QPL Identification number.
3)
The certifications must include all test results and meet minimum
requirements as described in the Specifications.
4)
The certifications must be typed on the Department approved form
for each material. The forms are available from the Department’s
Internet site or from the State Materials Office.
5)
Unacceptable batches of such materials will be listed on the SMO
web page.
c.
Process:
1)
The Design-Build Firm will submit individual certifications as the
materials arrive on the project site.
2)
The Acceptance/Verification personnel will, upon receipt of the
certification, (1) verify the minimum requirements for test results,
and (2) verify that the batch number/s listed are acceptable.
3)
At the end of the project the Project Engineer will account for all the
Certifications.
4)
The Project Engineer will certify that all Certifications were received
and the materials were found in compliance with the Specifications.
This will be included as a certification statement in the “Managers
Material Statement” to the State Materials Office.
d.
Contact:
1)
14.5
These materials are the “Manufactured Products” listed in Qualified
Product List (QPL).
The State Materials Office, Manufactured Product & Qualified
Product Coordinator is the primary contact for more information on
the materials in this group.
Group 4: Incidental materials.
a.
Definition:
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1)
These materials are manufactured products not listed in QPL, AND
2)
Any product/ material that requires only approval and installation on
the project.
b.
Acceptance:
1)
These materials will be accepted based on Manufacturer/
Supplier’s certification.
• The certification will meet the requirements as described in
Group 3 materials.
2)
In addition to Manufacturer’s certification, the Design-Build Firm will
provide certification warranting the placed products.
• The Design-Build Firm will provide one certificate covering all
incidental materials used within the project limits at the time of
project final certification.
c.
Process:
1)
Same as Group 3 Products.
2)
The Project Manager’s Materials Statement will also include the
scope of Design-Build Firm’s certificate.
d.
Contact:
1)
The State Materials Office, Manufactured Product & Qualified
Product Coordinator is the primary contact for more information on
the materials in this group.
14.6 Group 5: Unapproved/New materials.
a.
Definition:
1)
These are the materials that are not specified in the Department’s
references.
2)
It also includes innovative use of approved materials.
b.
Acceptance:
1)
The Design-Build Firm must get the Materials Office authorization
for the use and acceptance criteria of such materials prior to use.
2)
The Design-Build Firm will propose Acceptance criteria as the
Design is being developed, based on the materials Group it falls in.
The materials Groups are described herein.
• The Materials Office will assist the Design-Build Firm in
developing acceptable criteria for such materials when necessary.
c.
Process:
1)
The Design-Build Firm, during developmental reviews, will define
and get approval from the Materials Office, which of the previously
defined Groups the material is in.
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The process for appropriate Group will be followed.
Contact:
1)
The local District Materials Engineer is the primary contact for more
information on the materials in this group. . The District Materials
Engineer will coordinate the evaluation process with the State
Materials Office.
14.7 Group 6: Coarse and Fine Aggregates
a. Definition: All the aggregates used on the project.
b. Process: All the aggregates must be produced under the requirements of
the Department’s Aggregate Control Program.
c. Contact:
1. The State Materials Office, Aggregate Control Unit is the primary
contact for more information on the materials in this group:
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/statematerialsoffice/Geotechnical/Aggregates/ag
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Material Acceptance Program Process Flowchart
Begin
Verify the pay
item exists in
the CES.
Pay items are entered
in CRS/ Transport
D-B Firm submits request to
(1) connectivity, (2) User ID,
(3) Database Update
Authorization to Dist. Data
Center Security Coordinator
LIMS generates generic
Sampling, Testing and
Reporting guide (STRG)
1 week
D-B Firm uses generic
STRG to create Job
Guide Schedule (JGS).
D-B Firm establishes
connection to the
database.
D-B Firm submits final
proposed JGS w/in 21 days
prior to construction
commencementontract
DDCSC issues User ID, sends
information to SMO, and
informs the D-B Firm &
provides connection software
SMO Database Coordinator
assigns “test by” code, and
notifies the D-B Firm
Materials Office implements
IA & other programs.
Department reviews and
accepts the proposed JGS.
Changes needed
D-B Firm sends samples to
the lab or performs field
tests. D-B Firm maintains
Did test fail
outside contract
limits?
No
Yes
Materials
removed,
replaced, &
retested or
accepted for
reduced pay.
D-B Firm takes
samples and enters
sample information in
LIMS.
FDOT performs
Verification testing and
reports in LIMS.
Report the results in
LIMS for all passing
and failing QC
samples.
Did the
test
Verify?
Yes
No
Will materials be
left in place?
D-B Firm submits a Request
with EAR attached to the
Project Engineer.
NO
Resolution Testing
performed
Yes
No
Noted as an exception
and resolved per
reduced pay, etc.
Request
approved?
Monthly, Project Engineer
reviews materials records
for compliance.
End
Yes
D-B Firm submits monthly
statement of compliance with
updated JGS and any
exceptions to the Project
At the end of the project, DB Firm submits final
statement of Materials
compliance with final JGS
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and any exceptions to the
At the end of the project, Project
Engineer submits Materials
Acceptance Statement, EARs &
Exceptions attached, to Materials
Office
Materials Office
issues Materials
Certification
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CHAPTER FIFTEEN
FINAL ESTIMATE GUIDELINES FOR DESIGN-BUILD PROJECTS
A.
The Design-Build Firm shall assign the schedule of values to the activities in the
CPM (Critical Path Method) schedule. (This will be the basis for the monthly, or
as needed, progress payments)
B.
The Design-Build Firm shall have an approved DBE Affirmative Action Plan prior
to a contract being awarded.
C.
When a deficiency is determined, the engineer will apply a reduction in payment
based on the area of deficiency at the item’s unit price table set forth in the
contract.
D.
Monthly payments will be based on the Design-Build Firm’s invoice and the
approved payout schedule, fewer payments previously made.
E.
The Design-Build Firm shall make a request for payment by submitting an invoice
no later than Twelve O’clock noon Monday after the monthly estimate cut-off date
or as directed by the engineer, based on the amount of work done or completed.
F.
Retainage will be released when all provisions in the contract have been met.
G.
In addition to the submittal of the regular documents, the following items shall be
added to the list of submittals:
1.
2.
3.
4.
As-built (record) drawings
Design plans and calculations
Geotechnical reports
Load rating of as-built structure(s)
H.
Monthly (Progress) payments shall be that portion of the work completed, as
determined by the Project Administrator, as compared to the total work
contracted.
I.
The monthly payments shall be approximate only and shall be subject to
reduction for overpayments or increase for underpayments on preceding
payments to the Design-Build Firm and to correction in the subsequent estimates
and the final estimate and payment.
J.
Folder containing Pay Item Summary and Certification Sheet, followed by
documented adjustments: Supplemental Agreements, Work Orders, Pay
Reductions, Penalties that may have occurred on project.
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Contract
Advertised
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YES
Low Bid?
Bid Questions
Received
RFP revised,
addendum sent to
shortlisted firms
(as needed)
Adjusted Score
Only
NO
Project Identified
as Design/Build
(adjusted score,
max bid, low bid)
Project updated in
FM System
NOTE 1
Letters of Interest
Received
Proposals / Bids
Submitted
Design Project
Manager Assigned
LOW
BID
TRC reviews
lowest bid for
Responsiveness
(low bid only)
(within 10 days)
Project Manager
notifies FDOT
Project Team of
Letting Results
ADJUSTED
SCORE
Longlist / Shortlist
Meetings
Contract Number
Assigned
Technical Review
Committee (TRC),
Multi-disciplinary
Team formed
Pre-Q&A
Meetiing
NOTE 2
Selection
Committee
Approval
Copy of Proposal
Plans to:
* Construction
* Materials
Encumber Funds
for Design/Build
Stipend
Contract added to
PES
RFP Kickoff /
Pass-the-Torch
Meeting
Q&A Session for
TRC clarification
Send and Receive
FHWA Award
Approval
(oversight
projects)
Scope Commitment
and Coordination
Meeting
(within 2 wks of
selection)
CEI and RFP
Writer prepare
Commitment List
RFP Development
NOTES
NOTE 3
Review Estimate
Division I Specs,
Technical Special
Provisions
Utility Contact
Contract Time,
Special Specs
Design and
Construction
Criteria
Send RFP to
Shortlisted Firms
NOTE 4
RFP Substantially
Complete
Submit RFP to
State Construction
Office for Approval
PM Meeting
with Construction
and Specification
Office
District General
Counsel Review
(2 weeks)
Proposals Graded
by TRC
RFP Complete
Encumber Funds
NOTE 5
Bids Received and
Opened
Scores Tabulated
State Form 37
Authorization
Request (project
with federal funds
only)
Submit RFP to
FHWA for
Approval
(oversight only)
Pre-proposal
Meeting
(if warranted)
Mandatory
Attendance
Award Letter
Mailed
LETTING DATE
Contract Executed
EXECUTION
DATE
1. See Design Build Guidelines for guidance on which types of projects
should be adjusted score and which should be low bid. Must coordinate
with Central Office to insure alternative contracting limit is not exceeded.
2. TRC includes District Design Engineer (or designee), District
Construction Engineer (or designee), Local Construction Office
representative, plus one or two from appropriate disciplines. TRC is
designated by the DCE & DDE, confirmed by Selection Committee.
Advisers are selected based on project type.
3. Proper development of the Design & Construction Criteria is critical to
the success of any design/build project. Generally, the Design Project
Manager will develop a DRAFT for all members to review and provide
input. After all comments and concerns are incorporated into the criteria,
all members should have the opportunity to review again. Several
meetings between all concerned will probably be required to insure all
critical requirements are included. Remember: If an item or activity is not
in the Design & Construction Criteria, and the Department later decides it
is absolutely necessary, it will cost EXTRA later.
The FDOT Multi-disciplinary Team:
Action by Legend
District
Work Program
Project Manager
Estimates/Specs
See next page for
process after
execution
Design/Build
Firm
Meetings
District
Construction
Multi-Disciplinary
Team
Procurement
Office
Utility
CEI
Estimates
Utilities
Legal
Maintenance
Geotechnical
Roadway Design
Structures Design
Environmental Mgmt.
Structures & Facilities
Traffic Operations
Drainage
Location Survey
Right of Way
Construction
Materials & Research
4. Three extra complete packages of all information sent to the Design/
Build firms need to be retained in the District:
1-for the contracting office records
1-for the Design Project Manager Records
1-for the CEI who will administer the contract
5. Consult with DCE & DDE
Pass the Torch Agenda
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When:
Shortly following letting
Purpose:
Transfer of relevant project information to construction
Attendees:
Agents, Reviewers, Acquisition Admin., Appraisal Admin., Attorney/paralegal,
Design Project Manager, Design engineer/consultant (EOR), Construction PM/PA, contractor,
Property Management Agent, Utility contact, Support staff, Relocation Coordinator, Relocation
Admin., Outdoor Advertising Coordinator (ODA)
Agenda:
o Parcel by parcel discussion
ƒ Construction commitments
ƒ Encroachments
ƒ Remainders
ƒ Improvements
ƒ ODA issues
ƒ Owner concerns
ƒ Difficulties
ƒ Negotiation/Litigation status
ƒ Cure plans/Right of Entry agreements
ƒ Access issues
ƒ Plan notes
ƒ Utility issues
ƒ Demolition status
ƒ Environmental/contamination issues
ƒ Fencing and livestock control
o Driveway Modifications & Property Owner Coordination
o Utilities:
ƒ Update on utility relocation status
ƒ Joint Project Agreements
o Non-Utility Joint Project Agreements i.e., like landscaping, street lighting
o Discuss EOR post design services availability – Methods for dealing with RFIs
o Environmental concerns
ƒ Review environmental permits with the EOR
ƒ Discuss implementation of the Erosion Control Plan
o Customer satisfaction survey
o Transfer of hard copy documents (commitment sheets on each parcel, right of entries,
deed with special conditions, easements, final judgments, aerial photos)
1
District 5 Bid Questions Flow Chart – Design Build Projects
Question received by
D5-Bid_Questions
email group.
Contractor Submits Question via
D5 Bid Q/A Website
Can question be
answered by Dist.
Construction?
Yes
No
Before 5pm on the 7th
Calendar day before letting?
Reply to contractor that the
question has been
submitted after the
deadline
No
District Construction Forwards Question to Design
Project Manager (DPM)
DCE or DME
decide if question
needs to be
answered
DPM gets responses from
appropriate Design-Build
Team member
Answer Question?
Yes
DPM reviews answers
with District Construction
Engineer (DCE) & District
Design Engineer (DDE)
No
No
No response
needed
Answers
approved by DCE
& DDE
Yes
No
Is the Question
deemed innovative?
Yes
DPM sends approved
answer to D5Bid_Questions email group
for posting to the website
DPM sends approved answer to
D5-Bid_Questions email group for
sending response to the contractor/
designer asking the question
Response is posted to
D5 Bid Q/A website**
Reply back to contractor
with response
After letting date, send questions received and
responses to District Contracts Administration Office
** Deadline to post answers is
2 calendar days prior to letting
Yes
Scope Commitment and Coordination Meeting Agenda FM Number XXXXXX‐X March 9, 2009 1:00pm Volusia County Conference Room PRIOR TO THIS MEETING, all attendees (Technical Reviewers and Advisors) are expected to re‐review the technical proposal of the winning firm as well as any notes from the Q&A session. A. Introductions/purpose of meeting The purpose of the meeting is to visit any commitments made in the winning proposers Technical Proposal and their responses at the Q&A session to identify any features the D/B firm proposed that were beyond (or better than) the minimum requirements in the RFP. The Department can then confirm if we want what the D/B firm proposed, or at the FDOT’s discretion, if we want what the RFP requires instead. Once identified, all FDOT reviewers are then aware of what they should be expecting from the D/B firm, and any items proposed that the FDOT wants to incorporate into the project will be delivered. B. For each department, list all commitments made with respect to that discipline either in Technical Proposal or Q&A Meeting 1. Determine if the commitment is inside/outside the scope requirements of the RFP 2. Determine if the commitment impacts another discipline 3. Determine if the commitment is desirable/undesirable 4. Determine if Design or Construction is appropriate to be responsible for monitoring that commitment TSP’s need to be reviewed by
appropriate FDOT discipline PLUS FHWA
on oversight projects
See previous sheet for
handling prior to execution
Submit any proposed
Technical Special
Provisions
TSP’s
routed
for review
Spec package consists of:
*Division I specs provided by FDOT
Contract Executed
*Division II workbook items selected by D/B team
*Technical
Technical Special Provisions submitted by D/B team
and approved by FDOT (and FHWA if oversight)
EXECUTION
DATE
Sign and Seal
Specification
S
ifi ti package
k
Project activated in
SiteManager
Issue
NOTICE TO PROCEED
Timing of NTP is coordinated
with Design PM, in
compliance with contract
documents.
Design Kick Off Meeting
100% Plans submitted
to CEI
CEI and Design Project Manager Coordinate which
submittals get reviewed by which office at the SCC
Meeting. This will vary from project to project. (FHWA
review required on Oversight projects.)
Plans routed
for review
Plan Comments
by reviewers submitted
Into Electronic Review
Comment System
Time allotted for
review is spelled out
in Design &
Construction
Criteria.
Review plans for items
requiring off-site inspection,
notify District Materials &
Research
AFTER Contract Execution
Action by District
Action by District
Estimates/Specs
Action by Work
Program
Action by
Contracting Unit
Unit*
Action by Design
Project Manager
Action by Design /
Build Firm
Action by District
Construction
Action by District
Contracts
Action by CEI
*The
The Contracting Unit is Professional Services on Adjusted
Score contracts and District Contracts for Low Bid contracts.
Specification
Package Routed:
* for CEI use plus
*1 for District Construction
*1
1 for Design Project Manager
*1 for Contracting office records
*1 for District Spec records
*4 for District Materials &
Research
Copy of Notice to Proceed to:
*Contracting office
*Design Project Manager
*Construction Project Manager
*CEI
90% Plans submitted
to CEI
District 5
Design/Build Contracts
Compile
Specification
package
Copy of final signed
and sealed plans
submitted to CEI
Plans Stamped ‘Released for
Construction’ per the RFP by the CEI or
by the FDOT Design PM
Plans routed
for review
Reviewers confirm 90%
Comments addressed via ERC.
(Not the time for NEW
COMMENTS!)
*1 copy to District Construction
*4 copies to District M&R
*Copies to applicable District
Office disciplines.
Time allotted for
review is spelled out
in Design &
Construction
Criteria.
Work Commences
Comments addressed by
design/build Firm
Comments addressed by
design/build Firm
REVISED:
Sept. 10, 2008
SHOP DRAWINGS
Suppliers
SHOP DRAWINGS
Critical Structural Items & ITS
Sub-Contractors
Precasters
Suppliers
Design/Build Firm
(Approved by EOR)
and stamped by
Contractor
Sub-Contractors
8 Copies
To CEI
for distribution
TRANSMITTAL
ONLY
To CEI
for review and
distribution
*Design Project Manager
*Construction Project Manager
10 Copies
NOT IN
COMPLIANCE
with contract
documents
IN COMPLIANCE
with contract
documents
STRUCTURES DESIGN and
GEOTECH if applicable
(also: Central office on MAJOR STRUCTURES)
-orDISTRICT TRAFFIC OPERATIONS
CEI retains 2 copies
2 Copies
To CEI
for distribution
(Retain 2 copies)
4 Copies
To
Materials & Research
Distribute to
appropriate M&R unit
Precasters
Design/Build Firm
(Approved by EOR)
and stamped by
Contractor
10 Copies
ACCEPTABLE
All copies
Stamped “Released for
Construction”
Non-Critical Items
NOT ACCEPTABLE
All copies
p
Return for Resubmittal
TRANSMITTAL
ONLY
To CEI
for distribution
TRANSMITTAL LETTER
Indicating
di i shop
h Drawings
i
in
i
compliance.
4 Copies
*Design Project Manager
*Construction Project
j
Manager
g
*Design/Build firm
2 Copies
To
Materials & Research
*Design
*D
ig P
Project
j tM
Manager
g
*Construction Project Manager
RETURN all copies
for resubmittal
To appropriate District Office
Structural Items…..Structures Design & Structures and Facilities
Traffic signals / Lighting …………………………Traffic Operations
Drainage……………………….……..……District Drainage Design
Traffic Count Stations…………..…….……………….Statistics Unit
Sign certifications…………….………………Materials & Research
Miscellaneous items……………….Construction Project Manager
Distribute to
appropriate M&R unit
2 Copies
To appropriate District Office
Contract Changes
ITS…………………Traffic Operations
Structural Items…..Structures
Items Structures Design & Structures and Facilities
(1 each)
District 5
D ig /B ild C
Design/Build
Contracts
t t
AFTER Contract Execution
Action by District
Action by District
Estimates/Specs
Action by Work
Program
Action by
Contracting Unit*
Action by Design
Project Manager
Action by Design /
Build Firm
Action by District
Construction
Action by District
Contracts
Action by CEI
*The Contracting Unit is Professional Services on Adjusted
Score contracts and
S
d District
i i Contracts
C
for
f Low Bid
id contracts.
Change initiated
by FDOT
Or Design/Build firm
Change Order, SA or
Time Extension
paperwork prepared
Change processed
With contractor
FHWA concurrence required
on FA Oversight projects
Copy of executed change sent to:
*Design/Build firm
*Construction
Construction Project Manager
*CEI
*Design Project Manager
*Contracting Unit SEE NOTE
REVISED:
Sept. 10, 2008
NOTE : Copy sent to Contracting Unit
only if Adjusted Score contract.
Design Build Kickoff Agenda
SR XX – Job Description
Contract No. XXXXX
FM No. XXXXXX-X-XX-X
Date Time Location
1. Introductions (Note: This meeting is being recorded)
• Name, Company;
• Please make sure that everyone has signed the attendance list.
2. Description of Project
• This project consists of : (project description)
Contractor:
Design Firm:
Total Contract Amount:
Contract Calendar Days:
____________________________
____________________________
$______________
_______________
3. Important Dates
• Project Award _________________
• Execution
_________________
• Notice to Proceed _______________
• First Chargeable Contract Day will be _______________
4. Delineation of Lines of Authority
FDOT Construction
• Resident Engineer/Const. Project Manager Phone
• Senior Project Engineer
Phone
• Project Administrator
Phone
Cell
Cell
Cell
FDOT Design
• Design Project Manager
Phone
Cell
Contractor
• Construction Project Manager
• Design Contact
Phone
Phone
Cell
Cell
Breakout Communication Matrix
Discipline
Survey
Structures
Drainage
Roadway
Signs/Signals
Geotech
FDOT Design
FDOT Construction/CCEI
Designer
Contractor
5. Utilities
• Utility company comments
o Point of contact and phone number
• Design Build firm comments
• Excuse Utility Representatives
6. Maintenance of Traffic (RFP review and discussion)
• Lane Closure Restrictions;
• Discussion of MOT Phasing;
7. Erosion Control and SW Pollution Prevention Plans
• Contractor Certification Forms (DOT Forms 650-040-05 and 650-040-07)
• South Florida Water Management District Permit – #;
• St. John’s River Water Management District Permit – #;
8. Special Project Requirements
• Shop Drawing Schedule of Submittals (Due within 60 days of contract start);
• Provide routing charts for contractor’s use;
• Providing the Department Pavement marking readings of reflectivity per the specification.
9. Dispute Review Board (DRB)
• FDOT Representative;
• Contractor Representative;
• FDOT Representative and Contractor Representative need to be contacted so that they can choose the third DRB
member.
10. Partnering
• Schedule first partnering meeting (if applicable).
11. Design Schedule / Schedule of Design Component Submittals
• Schedule to be submitted prior to first submittal;
• Who to submit plans to;
• Distribution to technical reviewers;
• Review times for comments, responses to comments;
• ERC coordination and monitoring;
• Issue coordination and meetings.
12. Construction Schedule / Progress Chart Submittals (Review of 8-3.2 Specifications in contract)
• CPM schedule Review Submission of a Working Schedule Specification 8-3.2
o Submit to the engineer within 30 calendar days after execution of the Contract.
o Each schedule activity shall be cost loaded. (2008 specifications)
13. Monthly Invoicing
• Schedule of Values must be reviewed and accepted by FDOT prior to first invoice;
• Cut-Off date provided by the contractor;
• Certification of Disbursement of Previous Payments to Subcontractors due monthly for Estimate (provided in
handouts).
14. Public Involvement Coordinator
• The Department plans on hiring a Public Information Coordinator part-time to handle issues with the public, area
businesses, and lane closure announcements.
15. Design Progress Meetings
• Agreed upon date, time and location.
16. Other
• Cover SCC Items
Preconstruction Conference Agenda
SR – Job Description
Contract No.
FM No.
Date Time Location
Note: The items highlighted in red are new specification requirements. The matrix was requested by the industry and
SCO.
1. Introductions (Note: This meeting is being recorded)
• Name, Company;
• Please make sure that everyone has signed the attendance list.
2. Description of Project
• This project consists of :
Contractor:
Total Contract Amount $
Contract Calendar Days
(A+B Bid)
Days
3. Important Dates
• Project Award _________________
• Execution______________________
• Notice to Proceed _______________
• First Chargeable Contract Day will be _______________
• Contractor’s anticipated start date
4. Delineation of Lines of Authority
FDOT
• Resident Engineer/Project Manager
• Project Administrator
• Inspector(s)
• Office Specialist
• Resident Asphalt Specialist
Contractor
• Project Manager
• Superintendent
• QC Manager
• Emergency Phone Numbers (Day and Night)
Phone
Phone
Phone
Phone
Phone
Cell
Cell
Cell
Cell
Cell
Issue Escalation/Communication Matrix
Max. Time
Hours/Days
FDOT Construction
Consultant CCEI
Designer
Contractor
5. Utilities
• Utility company comments
o Status of each utility
o Point of contact and phone number
• Resident Utility Coordinator comments
o Review of Utility Issues
o Schedule of Utility Meetings (See No. 29 – Utility Meetings will be combined with Progress Meetings)
• Contractor comments
• Excuse Utility Representatives
, Resident Compliance Officer
6. Minority Programs by
• EEO Requirements;
• Labor Interview Requirements;
• Other Requirements (On-The–Job Training);
• EEO Meeting.
• Beginning with Projects Let 2005; submit Form 700-011-13 on a monthly basis the Friday prior to monthly estimate
cut-off (See form for instructions).
7. Errors or Omissions in the Plans
• Any errors or omissions noted by the contractor.
8. Maintenance of Traffic (plans review and discussion)
• Lane Closure Restrictions;
• Discussion of MOT Phasing;
• Certified Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Review Report (DOT Form 700-010-08) due on a weekly basis. See
Supplemental Specifications 102-3.2 for more details;
• Name of certified worksite supervisor, certification, 24 hour contact information; in accordance with specification
102 & 105-5.3. http://www.dot.state.fl.us/rddesign/mot/MOT.shtm
•
• Spec. 710-4.1- Reapply all traffic stripes and markings a minimum of 30 days after first application but prior to final
acceptance of the project in accordance with the plan note.
• Law Enforcement.
9. Review of Plans and special requirements:
• Earthwork
• Pipe/Drainage
o Spec. 430-4.8 Final Pipe Inspection: Based on Contract pavement type, upon completion of placement of
concrete pavement or the placement of structural asphalt, but prior to placement of asphalt friction course,
dewater installed pipe and provide the Engineer with a video recording schedule allowing for pipe videoing
and reports to be completed and submitted to the Department and reviewed prior to continuation of
pavement. For pipe 48 inches or less in diameter, provide the Engineer a video DVD and report using low
barrel distortion video equipment with laser profile technology, non-contact video micrometer and
associated software to meet the requirements of the specification.
10. 347 Concrete Specification
• As directed in the contractor’s QC Plan
• Concrete Mix Design Submittal Process – must be submitted with QC Plan or as an addendum, from the
contractor to the PA, from the PA to James Kirkland, M&R will approve and send an e-mail to the PA and
producer. For transfer requests use the Contractor Quality Control Concrete Mix Design Issue Form.
11. Bridge Work
• Level II Concrete Plan;
• Pile Installation Plan;
• Drilled Shaft Installation Plan.
, Resident Asphalt Specialist
12. Asphalt Paving –
• Superpave asphalt;
• Asphalt mix designs;
• Pre-paving Meeting;
• 48 hours notice given to CEI before any paving will be allowed;
• Asphalt QC Plan approved by the District Bituminous Engineer (this item is listed under #23 – Requested
Documentation from Contractor).
13. Erosion Control and SW Pollution Prevention Plans
• Contractor Certification Forms (DOT Forms 650-040-05 and 650-040-07)
for details on the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans;
• See contract, page
• All permits must be posted;
• South Florida Water Management District Permit – #;
• St. John’s River Water Management District Permit – #;
• Contractor is required to inspect and maintain controls weekly and within 24 hours after a rainstorm in excess of
0.50 inches. The contractor shall report all inspection findings and corrective actions taken as a result of the
inspection. Inspection reports (650-040-03) shall be signed by the contractor and submitted weekly to the engineer
at the progress meetings along with the name and certificate number of the person signing this form;
• DEP- disposal of debris: Off-site contractor is liable even with a letter of approval from the property owner.
Contractor can request the DEP review the site and the Contractor needs to get a permit from the property owner
to allow the area(s) to be filled;
• Review of Specification 110-9.1 (Contractor required to follow Local, State and Federal Regulations).
• Environmental Permitting – if the permit requires permeability tests make sure the contractor is aware and running
the test.
14. Signal Installation
• In accordance with 611-5, the Contractor is required to provide a 90 day Warranty/Maintenance Bond prior to final
acceptance;
• Contractor to coordinate with the maintaining agency and the department’s representative prior to the final
inspection.
• Furnish as-built drawings in accordance with 611-2.3.
• Notify District Traffic Operations (10) working days prior to beginning work on the Traffic Monitoring System.
• Immediately upon completion of the Traffic Monitoring System contact District Traffic Operations (Rubie Frase).
15. Special Project Requirements
• Shop Drawing Schedule of Submittals (Due within 60 days of contract start);
• Provide routing charts for contractor’s use;
• Providing the Department Pavement marking readings of reflectivity per the specification.
• When contract has the Directional Bore pay item the contractor must provide the Department with a boring path
report and as-built plans in accordance with 555-6.
• When contract has the Jack and Bore pay item the contractor must provide the Department with a boring path
report and as-built plans in accordance with 556-6.
16. Landscaping Projects
• Review Specification 580-3.6 Inspection Requirements. Certify monthly on a form provided by the Department that the
plants have been installed and are being maintained per Contract Documents. A Registered Landscape Architect acting as
the Contractor’s Landscape Quality Control representative will oversee the establishment period. The Contractor’s
Landscape Quality Control representative must perform quarterly inspections of planting areas and submit findings in report
form to the Department. Information to be included in inspection report from the Contractor’s Quality Control representative
must include as a minimum the following:
17. Subletting Work/Rental Agreements/Purchase Orders/Letters of Entry
• http://www.dot.state.fl.us/construction/Manuals/cpam/New%20Clean%20Chapters/Chapter5s5.pdf
• Procedures for subletting (provided in handouts);
• Certification of Sublet Work (DOT Form 700-010-36), submit to District Operations Contracts Office (DOCO)
Representative.
• Have the certifications been submitted?
• List of subcontractors.
• Procedures for Rental Agreements/Purchase Orders/Letters of Entry (DOT Form 700-010-11)
18. Contract Time
Days
•
• Alternative Contract; review provision and incentive/disincentive bonus if applicable;
• Automatic work days- if the contractor would like to work on any of these days they must submit a written request
to work within 10 days of the automatic suspension days listed in Section 8-6.4 of the Supplemental Specifications.
The engineer must approve the request; time will be charged regardless;
• Weather Days – In accordance with 8-7.3.2 in the Standard Specifications.
• One day of inclement weather = One day of time granted.
• Projects let January 2006 and after, 8-6.4 and 8-7.3.2, review the specification.
19. Dispute Review Board (DRB)
• FDOT Representative;
• Contractor Representative;
• FDOT Representative and Contractor Representative need to be contacted so that they can choose the third DRB
member.
20. Partnering
• Schedule first partnering meeting (if applicable).
21. Construction Schedule / Progress Chart Submittals (Review of 8-3.2 Specifications in your contract)
• CPM schedule Review Submission of a Working Schedule Specification 8-3.2
o Submit to the engineer within 30 calendar days after execution of the Contract or at the preconstruction
conference, whichever is earlier.
o Each schedule activity shall be cost loaded. (2008 specifications)
o In accordance with 8-3.2.8 As-Built Schedule (2008 Specifications)
ƒ As a condition for release of any retainage, submittal of an as-built schedule which describes the
actual order, start and stop times for all activities by the Contractor is required.
• Night work, Day Work;
• Provide updated schedules at the progress meetings on monthly cutoff dates;
•
•
Provide two-week look ahead schedules at the progress meetings;
If the time granted by Supplemental Agreement is 15 days or greater a Revised Schedule is required.
22. Controlling Items of Work
• To be given to the Project Administrator every two weeks at the progress meeting or provide a signed two week
look ahead (may be optional for some projects with CPM schedule).
23. Vehicle Registration in Florida (DOT Form 700-010-52)
• Due the first working day of the project.
24. Contractor Past Performance Rating (CPPR)
• Discussion of the new CPPR system.
25. Equipment Specifications
• Place a 2” minimum alphanumeric identification number on both sides of all equipment (other than small tools).
Number should sharply contrast with background. This applies to prime and sub-contractor equipment;
• Provide all trucks with numbers and certify that all trucks have a manufacturer’s certification or permanent decal
showing the trucks capacity rounded to the nearest 1/10th of a CY. Provide a certified list at the Pre-construction
Conference.
26. Request for partial payment for stockpiled material
• Request for Payment for Stockpiled Materials (DOT Form 700-010-42) due with the required documentation on the
Tuesday before a monthly cut off.
27. Requested Documentation from Contractor
• The following documentation needs to be submitted:
… CPM Schedule(s) or work progress schedule as required by the contract
… List of subcontractors;
… Shop Drawing Schedule of Submittals (w/in 60 days of contract start);
… Lighting Plan showing the type and location of lights to be used for night work;
… Erosion Control Plan submitted and approved by the governing water management agency;
… Asphalt QC Plan approved by the District Bituminous Engineer;
… Vehicle Registrations (DOT Form 700-010-52);
… Maintenance of traffic plans;
… Emergency phone list;
… ATSSA Worksite Traffic Supervisor name, 24 hr/day phone, certifications;
… Letters to local police, fire and ambulance departments nearby the project;
… Level II Concrete Plan;
… Pile Installation Plan;
… Drilled Shaft Installation Plan;
… Quality Control Plan.
… List of officer or director within your company that has the authority to bind your company.
• In accordance with Specification 4-3.2.1, At the Preconstruction conference, certify to the Engineer the following:
… A listing of on-site clerical staff, supervisory personnel and their pro-rated time assigned to the contract,
… Actual Rate for items listed in Table 4-3.2.1,
… Existence of employee benefit plan for Holiday, Sick and Vacation benefits and a Retirement Plan, and,
… Payment for Per Diem is a company proactive for instances when compensation for Per Diem is
requested.
ƒ Such certification must be made by an officer or director of the Contractor with authority to bind
the Contractor. Timely certification is a condition precedent to any right of the Contractor to
recover compensations for such costs, and failure to timely submit the certification will constitute a
full, complete, absolute and irrevocable waiver by the Contractor of any right to recover such
costs. Any subsequent changes shall be certified to the Engineer as part of the cost proposal or
seven calendar days in advance of performing such extra work.
28. Handouts to Contractor
… Contractor’s time extension request (DOT Form 700-010-56);
… Controlling Item of Work Plan (DOT Forms 700-010-15);
… CPPR (Discuss Rating Procedures) http://www.dot.state.fl.us/construction/cppr/CPPRGuidelinesMain.shtm
… Certification and Request for Payment for Stockpiled Materials (DOT Form 700-010-42);
… Monthly Estimate cut-off dates
… Certification of Disbursement of Previous Payments to Subcontractors (Due Monthly for Estimate)
… Certification Compliance With Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) (DOT Form 700-011-13);
… Construction Compliance with Specifications and Plans (w/exemption examples) (Due Monthly for Estimate);
… Contractor’s Certification of MOT Quantities (log forms) (Due Monthly for Estimate);
… Contractor’s Certification of Bituminous Materials (Due Monthly for Estimate);
… Maintenance of Traffic Review Report (DOT Form );
… QA (Quality Assurance) Guidelines (for information only) Located at the following website:
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/construction/CONSTADM/Guidelist/GuideIndex.shtm ;
… Procedures for subletting (Certification of Sublet Work – DOT Form 700-010-36).
29. Monthly Estimates
• Cut-Off dates provided to the contractor (provided in handouts);
• Certification of Disbursement of Previous Payments to Subcontractors due monthly for Estimate (provided in
handouts);
• Construction Compliance with Specifications and Plans due monthly for Estimate (provided in handouts);
• Contractor’s Certification of MOT Quantities (log forms) due monthly for Estimate (provided in handouts);
• Contractor’s Certification of Bituminous Materials due monthly for Estimate (provided in handouts);
30. Public Information Coordinator
• The Department plans on hiring a Public Information Coordinator part-time to handle issues with the public, area
businesses, and lane closure announcements.
31. Progress Meetings
• Agreed upon date, time and location (Progress Meetings will be combined with Utilities Meetings).
32. Emergency Evacuation Plan
• In case of a hurricane or other emergency affecting the project, there will need to be a plan to secure the project,
list responsibilities, etc.
33. Other
• Discussion of Station boards need to placed throughout the project limits;
• Discussion of CQC.
• Contractor to discuss any Value Engineering Change Proposal (VECP) process Engineering Change Proposals.
• Discuss actions to be taken if an unpaid bill letter is received by the Department.
• In accordance with 5-12.7 Mandatory Claim Records (2008 Specifications)
• Once a notice of intent to claim has been timely filed, and not less than weekly thereafter as long as
appropriate, provide the Engineer a copy of the Contractor’s daily records and be likewise entitled to
receive a copy of the Department’s daily records.
• In accordance with 5-7.5; prior to final acceptance of the project, mark, in a permanent manner on the surface of
the completed work, all horizontal control points originally furnished by the Department.
Florida Department of Transportation
District V
DESIGN/BUILD
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
For
Widening of I-95 to six lanes from south of Malabar
To north of Palm Bay Road
Brevard County
Financial Projects Number(s): 405506-3-52-01
Federal Aid Project Number(s): ARRA 281 B
Contract Number: E5N19
Table of Contents
I. Introduction. .......................................................................................................................1 A. B. Design/Build Responsibility ................................................................................ 2 Department Responsibility.................................................................................. 3 II. Schedule of Events. .............................................................................................................3 III. Threshold Requirements ...................................................................................................4 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J. K. IV. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. ......................................................8 A. B. C. D. E. F. V. Qualifications ....................................................................................................... 4 Joint Venture Firm .............................................................................................. 4 Price Proposal Guarantee ................................................................................... 4 Pre-Proposal Meeting .......................................................................................... 4 Question and Answer Session ............................................................................. 5 Protest Rights ....................................................................................................... 5 Non-Responsive Proposals .................................................................................. 6 Waiver of Irregularities....................................................................................... 7 Modification or Withdrawal of Proposal ........................................................... 7 Department’s Responsibilities ............................................................................ 7 Design/Build Contract ......................................................................................... 8 DBE Availability Goal Percentage: .................................................................... 8 Anticipated DBE Participation Statement: ....................................................... 8 Equal Opportunity Reporting System: .............................................................. 9 DBE Supportive Services Providers: ................................................................. 9 DBE Affirmative Action Plan: ............................................................................ 9 Bidders Opportunity List:................................................................................... 9 PROJECT REQUIREMENTS AND PROVISIONS FOR WORK ............................10 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J. K. L. M. Governing Regulations: ..................................................................................... 10 Innovative Aspects: ............................................................................................ 12 Geotechnical Services: ....................................................................................... 12 Environmental Permits: .................................................................................... 14 Railroad Coordination: Not Applicable to this project ................................ 16 Survey: ................................................................................................................ 16 Verification of Existing Conditions: ................................................................. 16 Submittals:.......................................................................................................... 16 Contract Duration: ............................................................................................ 18 Project Schedule: ............................................................................................... 18 Key Personnel/Staffing: ..................................................................................... 19 Meetings and Progress Reporting: ................................................................... 20 Public Involvement: ........................................................................................... 20 Page i
Request for Proposal
405506-3-52-01
N. O. P. Q. R. S. T. U. V. W. VI. Design and Construction Criteria ..................................................................................26 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J. K. L. M. N. O. P. VII. Quality Management Plan (QMP): .................................................................. 21 Schedule of Values: ............................................................................................ 23 Computer Automation: ..................................................................................... 23 Construction Engineering and Inspection: ...................................................... 23 Testing: ............................................................................................................... 23 Design/Build Firm Contractor Guaranteed/Value Added: ............................ 24 Adjoining Construction Projects: ..................................................................... 24 Design Issue Escalation: .................................................................................... 24 Construction Clarification, Conflict Resolution, and Issue Escalation: ....... 25 Liaison Office: .................................................................................................... 25 General: .............................................................................................................. 26 Geotechnical Services ........................................................................................ 28 Utility Coordination........................................................................................... 35 Roadway Plans: .................................................................................................. 36 Geometric: .......................................................................................................... 39 Design Documentation, Computations and Quantities: ................................. 39 Structure Plans: ................................................................................................. 39 Specifications:..................................................................................................... 41 Shop Drawings: .................................................................................................. 42 Sequence of Construction: ................................................................................ 42 Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) ......................................... 42 Traffic Control Plan: ......................................................................................... 42 Environmental Services/Permits/Mitigation: .................................................. 44 Signing and Pavement Marking Plans:............................................................ 44 Lighting Plans: ................................................................................................... 46 ITS Damage Recovery ....................................................................................... 46 Technical Proposal Requirements. .................................................................................49 A. B. C. D. General: .............................................................................................................. 49 Submittal Requirements: .................................................................................. 49 Evaluation Criteria: ........................................................................................... 54 Final Selection Formula: ................................................................................... 56 VIII. BID PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS. ...........................................................................57 Page ii
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ATTACHMENTS
Division I (General Requirements and Covenants)
Design/Build Utility Agreements
Right of Way Maps
Permits
Typical Section Package
Pavement Design
Design Variations (sight distance, vertical distance, vertical alignment)
Section 725, Value Added Highway Lighting System
Section 475, Value Added Bridge Component
Special Provision – SP0070111ES
Special Provision – SP0090503ES
Special Provision – SP0090801ES
The attachments listed in the table of contents are by this reference hereby incorporated into and
made a part of this RFP as though fully set forth herein.
Other Documents
The following documents are being provided with this RFP. Except as specifically set forth in the body
of the RFP, these documents are provided for general information only. They are not being incorporated
into and are not being made a part of the RFP, the contract documents or any other document that is
connected or related to this project except as otherwise specifically stated therein. Nothing contained in
these documents shall be construed as a representation of any field condition or of any state of facts upon
which the Design/Build Firm can rely in performing under the contract. All information contained in
these documents must be verified by a proper factual investigation and no claims for damages, time, or
any other impacts may be based on these documents.
Signing Plans updated by FDOT
Straight Line Diagrams
Geotechnical Data
Pond Siting Report
Lighting Reports
Survey Information
Bridge Development Reports
Bridge Inspection Reports
Concept Plans (roadway, structures, signing and pavement marking, ITS, lighting)
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I.
Introduction.
The Florida Department of Transportation (Department) has issued this Request for Proposal (RFP) to
solicit competitive bids and proposals from Proposers for the widening of I-95 from south of SR 514
(Malabar Road) to north of Palm Bay Road in Brevard County, Florida.
Description of Work
The project involves the widening of existing four-lane Interstate 95 to a six-lane Interstate highway from
south of SR 514 (Malabar Road) (MP 12.415) to north of Palm Bay Road (MP 16.588). The project work
includes new pavement, drainage system improvements, bridge modification, ITS modifications, median
barriers (temporary concrete barriers during all phases of construction and double-faced guardrail with
rub rail when the project is complete), signing and pavement markings, milling and resurfacing, and
lighting.
Roadway work includes new asphalt pavement and milling and resurfacing of the existing pavement
including ramps at Malabar and Palm Bay Road. The roadway work also includes acceleration and
deceleration lanes that meet Department requirements at all ramps. Drainage work includes all work
necessary to comply with the permit requirements for water quality and quantity. Stormwater
management facilities must be located within the right-of-way owned by the Department and as defined
in this RFP. Structural work includes modification of the I-95 Bridge over SR 514 (Malabar Road),
widening of the bridges over Melbourne-Tillman Canal and foundations for cantilever signs. ITS work
will involve any necessary modifications to existing infrastructure. Modifications may include, but not be
limited to, ITS equipment or communication such as fiber optic lines, DMS, CCTV, detection loops,
equipment cabinets, junction or pull boxes, etc. located in areas with construction by the Design/Build
Firm. Signing will require upgrading the signing to meet current Department standards to include
cantilever signs at 5 interchanges: SR 514 (Malabar Road), Palm Bay Road N.E., US 192, SR 518 (Eau
Gallie) and CR 509-Wickham Road interchanges. Pavement rehabilitation includes mainline I-95 and the
interchange ramps to the limits as indicated on the Concept Plans. Interchange lighting shall be designed
and constructed at the SR 514 (Malabar Road), Palm Bay Road N.E., US 192, SR 518 (Eau Gallie) and
SR 528 (Beach Line) interchanges. Lighting shall be provided on the cross roads to the limits indicated
on the Concept Plans. Under-deck bridge lighting shall be designed and constructed in accordance with
the Concept Plans.
The Traffic Control Plans for the project shall meet the requirements of the Plans Preparation Manual,
Department Standard Indices and special requirements included in this RFP in Section VI.L.
This project will include partnering.
The Design/Build Firm shall be responsible for trash pick-up and mowing within the limits of right-ofway on a 30-day cycle commencing at the Notice to Proceed and continuing through Final Acceptance of
the project.
Any changes to requirements of this RFP by a Design/Build Firm must be received by the information
cut-off date and approved by the Department. A change is defined as any deviation from the
requirements of this RFP. These changes will be shared with other Design/Build Firms. Innovative
concepts will not be shared with other Design/Build Firms. An innovative concept or idea is defined as
the Design/Build Firm’s means and methods in constructing the project and are not a part of the approved
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changes to the RFP. The Department will determine if information submitted by the Design/Build Firm
constitutes a change that is required to be shared with the other Design/Build Firms. All accepted
variations and/or exceptions will be shared with the other shortlisted Design/Build Firms.
A.
Design/Build Responsibility
The Design/Build Firm shall be responsible for survey, geotechnical investigation, design, acquisition of
all permits not acquired by the Department, any required modification of permits acquired by the
Department, maintenance of traffic, demolition, and construction on or before the date indicated in their
proposal. The Design/Build Firm will coordinate all utility relocations.
The Design and Construction Criteria (Section VI) sets forth requirements regarding survey, design,
construction, and maintenance of traffic during construction, requirements relative to project
management, scheduling, and coordination with other agencies and entities such as state and local
government, utilities and environmental permitting agencies, and the public.
The Design/Build Firm shall demonstrate good project management practices while working on this
project. These include communication with the Department and others as necessary, management of time
and resources, and documentation.
As this project is an Economic Stimulus project, it will require reporting of new jobs being created by the
contractor. As a result, the following special provisions have been included in this contract: Special
Provisions SP0070111ES, SP0090503ES, and SP0090801ES.
This project is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
Sections 1201 and 1512 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act require states to fulfill
employment reporting obligations for each ARRA funded project. The Design/Build Firm on each
ARRA project will provide the initial employment reporting information within five calendar days
after the notice to proceed is issued by the Department. Thereafter, the reporting information will
be due on a monthly basis on or before the 10th of each month until completion of the contract.
Design/Build Firms are required to provide the necessary employment information (employees,
hours, and payroll wages) for their own workforce as well as the workforce of all subcontractors
that are active on their ARRA funded project(s) for the reporting month. FDOT has automated the
form which will be used to collect employment information. The prime contractor can access
FDOT’s
ARRA
Employment
Reporting
System
from
the
following
website:
http://www2.dot.state.fl.us/ARRAEmploymentReporting
Failure to timely report the required information may be cause for rejection of the monthly invoice
for contract payment.
Please refer to the informational brochure available at the following link, which provides summary
information on the employment reporting requirements for ARRA:
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/inspectorgeneral/ARRA/ARRABrochureFinalVersion.pdf
Additional training information on ARRA employment reporting can also be accessed at:
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/inspectorgeneral/ARRA.shtm
A critical reporting component which is a requirement for prime consultants/contractors to have is
a Dun and Bradstreet (DUNS) number. This is a unique nine-digit firm identification number
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issued by Dun & Bradstreet. It is not the same as a firm’s Tax ID Number. Design/Build Firms
who don’t already have a DUNS number can register for it thru the following website:
http://www.dnb.com/us/
Design/Build Firms who do not already have a DUNS number should begin the application process.
According to the D&B website, it takes a minimum of 30 business days for a new D&B DUNS
Number to be processed.
B.
Department Responsibility
The Department will provide contract administration, management services, construction engineering
inspection services and quality acceptance reviews of all work associated with the development and
preparation of the contract plans and construction of the improvements. The Department will provide job
specific information and/or functions as outlined in this document.
Schedule of Events.
II.
Below is the current schedule of the remaining events that will take place in the selection process. The
Department reserves the right to make changes or alterations to the schedule as the Department
determines is in the best interests of the public. Proposers will be notified sufficiently in advance of any
changes or alterations in the schedule. Unless otherwise notified in writing by the Department, the dates
indicated below for submission of items or for other actions on the part of a Proposer shall constitute
absolute deadlines for those activities and failure to fully comply by the time stated shall cause a Proposer
to be disqualified.
Date
May 18, 2009
June 1, 2009
June 2, 2009
June 26, 2009
July 14, 2009
August 4, 2009
August 14, 2009
August 14, 2009
August 24, 2009
August 24, 2009
August 31, 2009
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Event
Shortlist meeting
Deadline for submission of written questions prior to the pre-proposal
meeting
Pre-proposal meeting at 10:00 a.m. local time in Cypress A Conference
Room, 1st Floor of the District V Administration Building (District
Office), 719 S. Woodland Blvd, Deland, Florida 32720
Information cut-off date and Final deadline for submission of questions
at 5:00 pm local time
Technical Proposals due in District Office by 5:00 p.m. local time
Question and Answer Session in the Osceola County Conference Room,
4th floor of the District V Administration Building (District Office), 719
S. Woodland Blvd, Deland, Florida 32720. Times will be assigned
during the pre-proposal meeting. One hour will be allotted for questions
and responses.
Price Proposals due in District Office by 9:00 p.m. local time.
Public announcing of Technical Scores and opening of Price Proposals at
10:00 p.m. local time in Osceola County Conference Room, 4th floor of
the District V Administration Building (District Office), 719 S.
Woodland Blvd, Deland, Florida 32720
Public Meeting of Selection Committee to determine intended Award
Posting of the Department’s intended decision to Award (will remain
posted for 72 hours)
Anticipated Award Date
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III.
Anticipated Execution Date
NTP
Threshold Requirements
A.
Qualifications
Proposers are required to be pre-qualified in all work types required for the project. The technical
qualification requirements of Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) Chapter 14-75 and all qualification
requirements of F.A.C. Chapter 14-22, based on the applicable category of the project, must be satisfied.
B.
Joint Venture Firm
If the Proposer is a joint venture, the individual empowered by a properly executed Declaration of Joint
Venture and Power of Attorney Form shall execute the proposal. The proposal shall clearly identify who
will be responsible for the engineering, quality control, and geotechnical and construction portions of the
Work.
C.
Price Proposal Guarantee
A bid guaranty in an amount of not less than five percent of the total bid amount shall accompany each
Proposer’s Price Proposal. The guaranty may, at the discretion of the Proposer, be in the form of a
cashier’s check, bank money order, bank draft of any national or state bank, certified check, or surety
bond, payable to the Department. The surety on any bid bond shall be a company recognized to execute
bid bonds for contracts of the State of Florida. The guaranty shall stand for the Proposer’s obligation to
timely and properly execute the contract and supply all other submittals due therewith. The amount of the
guaranty shall be a liquidated sum, which shall be due in full in the event of default, regardless of the
actual damages suffered. The bid guaranty of all Proposers’ shall be released at such time as the
successful Proposer has complied with the condition stated herein, but not prior to that time.
D.
Pre-Proposal Meeting
Attendance at the pre-proposal meeting is mandatory and any short listed Proposer who fails to attend will
be deemed non-responsive and automatically disqualified from further consideration. All questions of
Proposers to be discussed at the pre-proposal meeting must be submitted in writing by the deadline stated
in the Schedule of Events. The purpose of this meeting is to provide a forum for all concerned parties to
discuss the proposed project, answer questions on the design and construction criteria, CPM schedule, and
method of compensation, instructions for submitting proposals, and other relevant issues. In the event that
any discussions or questions at the pre-proposal meeting require, in the Department's opinion, official
additions, deletions, or clarifications of the Request for Proposal, the Design and Construction Criteria, or
any other document, the Department will issue a written summary of questions and answers or an
addendum to this Request for Proposals as the Department determines is appropriate. No oral
representations or discussions, which take place at the pre-proposal meeting, will be binding on the
Department. FHWA will be invited on oversight projects, in order to discuss the project in detail and to
clarify any concerns. The Proposers shall direct all questions via email to the Department’s Question and
Answer website: www2.dot.state.fl.us/construction/bidquestionmain.asp
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During and after the meeting, it is the responsibility of the Project Manager/Contracting Unit to ensure
that each Proposer develops their technical proposal with the same information. If a Proposer receives
information from the Department relating to the project prior to the information cutoff date, the
Department will ensure that all Proposers receive the same information in a timely fashion. The project
file will clearly document all communications with any Firm regarding the design and construction
criteria by the Contracting Unit or the Project Manager.
E.
Question and Answer Session
The Department shall meet with each Proposer, formally, for a Question and Answer session. FHWA
shall be invited on FA Oversight Projects. The purpose of the Q & A session is for the Technical Review
Committee to seek clarification and ask questions, as it relates to the Technical Proposal, of the Proposer.
The Question and Answer sessions will occur a minimum of two (2) weeks after the date the Technical
Proposal are due, and be part of the Overall Technical Proposal Scoring. The Proposers shall be given a
minimum of one (1) week after the Question and Answer session to submit their Price Proposal. The
Department will terminate the presentations promptly at the end of the allotted time. The Department may
tape record or videotape all or part of the presentations. The Question and Answer session will not
constitute “discussions” or negotiations. Proposers will not be permitted to ask questions of the
Department except to ask the meaning of a clarification question posed by the Department. No additional
time will be allowed to research answers.
Proposing firms will be limited to a maximum of nine (9) staff members (including the firm’s principal
and sub-consultants) at the Question and Answer Session. It is highly recommended that the key
technical staff members, particularly the Project Manager, who will actually be providing the services, be
included in the session.
F.
Protest Rights
Any person who is adversely affected by the specifications contained in this Request for Proposal must
file a notice of intent to protest in writing within seventy-two hours of the receipt of this Request for
Proposals. The formal written protest shall be filed within ten days after the date of the notice of protest
if filed. The person filing the Protest must send the notice of intent and the formal written protest to:
Clerk of Agency Proceedings
Department of Transportation
605 Suwannee Street, MS 58, Room 562
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0458
The formal written protest must state with particularity the facts and law upon which the protest is based
and be legible, on 8 ½ x 11-inch white paper and contain the following:
1.
Name, address, telephone number, and Department identifying number on the Notice, if
known, and name, address and telephone number of a representative, if any; and
2.
An explanation of how substantial interest will be affected by the action described in the
Request for Proposals; and
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3.
A statement of when and how the request for Proposals was received; and
4.
A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, this must be
indicated; and
5.
A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, as well as the rules and statutes, which
entitle to relief; and
6.
A demand for relief; and
7.
Conform to all other requirements set out in Florida Statutes (F.S.), Chapter 120 and
F.A.C., Chapter 28-106, including but not limited to Section 120.57 F.S. and Rules 28106.301, F.A.C., as may be applicable.
A formal hearing will be held if there are disputed issues of material fact. If a formal hearing is held, this
matter will be referred to the Division of Administrative Hearings, where witnesses and evidence may be
presented and other witnesses may be cross-examined before an administrative law judge. If there are no
disputed issues of material fact, an informal hearing will be held, in which case the person filing the
protest will have the right to provide the Department with any written documentation or legal arguments
which they wish the Department to consider.
Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.S., may be available if agreed to by all parties, and on such
terms as may be agreed upon by all parties. The right to administrative hearing is not affected when
mediation does not result in a settlement.
Failure to file a protest within the time prescribed in Section 120.57(3), F.S., shall constitute a waiver of
proceedings under Chapter 120, F.S.
G.
Non-Responsive Proposals
Proposals found to be non-responsive shall not be considered. Proposals may be rejected if found to be in
nonconformance with the requirements and instructions herein contained. A proposal may be found to be
non-responsive by reasons, including, but not limited to, failure to utilize or complete prescribed forms,
conditional proposals, incomplete proposals, indefinite or ambiguous proposals, failure to meet deadlines
and improper and/or undated signatures.
Other conditions which may cause rejection of proposals include evidence of collusion among Proposers,
obvious lack of experience or expertise to perform the required work, submission of more than one
proposal for the same work from an individual, firm, joint venture, or corporation under the same or a
different name (also included for Design/Build projects are those proposals wherein the same Engineer is
identified in more than one proposal), failure to perform or meet financial obligations on previous
contracts, employment of unauthorized aliens in violation of Section 274A (e) of the Immigration and
Nationalization Act, or in the event an individual, firm, partnership, or corporation is on the United States
Comptroller General's List of Ineligible Design/Build Firms for Federally Financed or Assisted Projects.
Proposals will also be rejected if not delivered or received on or before the date and time specified as the
due date for submission.
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H.
Waiver of Irregularities
The Department may waive minor informalities or irregularities in proposals received where such is
merely a matter of form and not substance, and the correction or waiver of which is not prejudicial to
other Proposers. Minor irregularities are defined as those that will not have an adverse effect on the
Department's interest and will not affect the price of the Proposals by giving a Proposer an advantage or
benefit not enjoyed by other Proposers.
1.
Any design submittals that are part of a proposal shall be deemed preliminary only.
2.
Preliminary design submittals may vary from the requirements of the Design and
Construction Criteria. The Department, at their discretion, may elect to consider those
variations in awarding points to the proposal rather than rejecting the entire proposal.
3.
In no event will any such elections by the Department be deemed to be a waiving of the
Design and Construction Criteria.
4.
The Proposer who is selected for the project will be required to fully comply with the
Design and Construction Criteria for the price bid, regardless that the proposal may have
been based on a variation from the Design and Construction Criteria.
5.
Proposers shall identify separately all innovative aspects as such in the Technical
Proposal. An innovative aspect does not include revisions to specifications or established
Department policies. Innovation should be limited to Design/Build Firm’s means and
methods, roadway alignments, approach to project, use of new products, new uses for
established products, etc.
6.
The Proposer shall obtain any necessary permits or permit modifications not already
provided.
7.
Those changes to the Design Concept may be considered together with innovative
construction techniques, as well as other areas, as the basis for grading the Technical
Proposals in the area of innovative measures.
I.
Modification or Withdrawal of Proposal
Proposers may modify or withdraw previously submitted proposals at any time prior to the proposal due
date. Requests for modification or withdrawal of a submitted proposal shall be in writing and shall be
signed in the same manner as the proposal. Upon receipt and acceptance of such a request, the entire
proposal will be returned to the Proposer and not considered unless resubmitted by the due date and time.
Proposers may also send a change in sealed envelope to be opened at the same time as the proposal
provided the change is submitted prior to the proposal due date.
J.
Department’s Responsibilities
This Request for Proposal does not commit the Department to make studies or designs for the preparation
of any proposal, nor to procure or contract for any articles or services. Proposers shall examine the
Contract Documents and the site of the proposed work carefully before submitting a proposal for the work
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contemplated and shall investigate the conditions to be encountered, as to the character, quality, and
quantities of work to be performed and materials to be furnished and as to the requirements of all Contract
Documents. Written notification of differing site conditions discovered during the design or construction
phase of the project will be given to the Department’s Project Manager.
The Department does not guarantee the details pertaining to borings, as shown on any documents supplied
by the Department, to be more than a general indication of the materials likely to be found adjacent to
holes bored at the site of the work, approximately at the locations indicated. Proposers shall examine
boring data, where available, and make their own interpretation of the subsoil investigations and other
preliminary data, and shall base his bid on his own opinion of the conditions likely to be encountered. The
submission of a proposal is prima facie evidence that the Proposer has made an examination as described
in this provision.
K.
Design/Build Contract
The Department will enter into a Lump Sum contract with the successful Design/Build Firm. In
accordance with Section V, the Design/Build Firm will provide a schedule of values to the Department
for their approval. The total of the Schedule of Values will be the lump sum contract amount.
The terms and conditions of this contract are fixed price and fixed time. The Design Build Firm’s
submitted bid (time and cost) is to be a lump sum bid for completing the scope of work detailed in the
Request for Proposal.
IV.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program.
A.
DBE Availability Goal Percentage:
The Department of Transportation has an overall eight point one percent (8.1%) race-neutral DBE goal.
This means that the State’s goal is to spend at least 8.1% of the highway dollars with Certified DBE’s as
prime Design/Build Firms or as subcontractors. Race-neutral means that the Department believes that the
8.1% overall goal can be achieved through the normal competitive procurement process. The Department
has reviewed this project and assigned a DBE availability goal shown on the bid blank/contract front page
under “% DBE Availability Goal”. Although not a contract requirement, the Department believes that
this DBE percentage can realistically be achieved on this project based on the number of DBE’s
associated with the different types of work that will be required.
Under 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 26, if the 8.1% goal is not achieved, the Department may be
required to return to a race-conscious program where goals are imposed on individual contracts. The
Department encourages all of our Design/Build Firms to actively pursue obtaining bids and quotes from
Certified DBE’s.
B.
Anticipated DBE Participation Statement:
The Department is reporting to the Federal Highway Administration the planned commitments to use
DBE’s. This information is being collected through the Anticipated DBE Participation Statement. This
statement shall be submitted to the District Contract Compliance Manager/ Resident Compliance Officer
who will then submit it electronically to the Equal Opportunity Office. Although these statements WILL
NOT become a mandatory part of the contract, they will assist the Department in tracking and reporting
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planned or estimated DBE utilization.
C.
Equal Opportunity Reporting System:
The Design/Build Firm is required to report monthly, through the Department’s Equal Opportunity
Reporting System on the Internet at, http://www.dot.state.fl.us/equalopportunityoffice/ actual payments,
minority status, and the work type of all subcontractors and suppliers. All DBE payments must be
reported whether or not the prime initially planned to utilize the company. Each month the prime must
report actual payments to all DBE and MBE subcontractors and suppliers. In order for the race neutral
DBE Program to be successful, cooperation is imperative.
D.
DBE Supportive Services Providers:
The Department has contracted with a consultant, referred to as DBE Supportive Services Provider, to
provide managerial and technical assistance to DBE’s. This consultant is also required to work with prime
Design/Build Firms, who have been awarded contracts, to assist in identifying DBE’s that are available to
participate on the project. The successful Design/Build Firm should meet with the DBE Supportive Services
Provider to discuss the DBE’s that are available to work on this project. The current Provider for the State of
Florida is serviced by Blackmon Roberts Group and can be reached at (863) 802-1280 in Lakeland or (305)
777-0231 in Coral Gables.
E.
DBE Affirmative Action Plan:
A DBE Affirmative Action Plan must be approved and on file with the Equal Opportunity Office prior to
award of the contract for each prime Design/Build Firm. Update and resubmit the plan every three years.
No Contract will be awarded until the Department approves the plan. The DBE Affirmative Action Plan
must be on your company’s letterhead, signed by a company official, dated and contain all elements of an
effective DBE Affirmative Action Plan. These Plans should be mailed to:
Florida Department of Transportation
Equal Opportunity Office
605 Suwannee Street, MS 65
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0450
Questions concerning the DBE Affirmative Action Plan may be directed to the Equal Opportunity Office
by calling (850) 414-4747.
F.
Bidders Opportunity List:
The Federal DBE Program requires States to maintain a database of all firms that are participating, or
attempting to participate, on DOT-assisted contracts. The list must include all firms that bid on prime
contracts or bid or quote subcontracts on DOT-assisted projects, including both DBE’s and Non-DBE’s.
The Department is now in the process of collecting this data.
On the Bidders Opportunity Form if the answers to numbers 2, 3, 4, or 5 are not known, leave them blank and
the Department will complete the information. This information should be returned with the bid package or
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proposal package or submitted to the Equal Opportunity Office within three days of submission. It can be
mailed to the Equal Opportunity Office or faxed to (850) 414-4879.
V.
PROJECT REQUIREMENTS AND PROVISIONS FOR WORK
A.
Governing Regulations:
The services performed by the Design/Build Firm shall be in compliance with all applicable Manuals and
Guidelines including the Department, FHWA, AASHTO, and additional requirements specified in this
document. Except to the extent inconsistent with the specific provisions in this document, the current
edition, including updates, of the following Manuals and Guidelines shall be used in the performance of
this work. Current edition is defined as the edition in place and adopted by the Department at the date of
advertisement of this contract with the exception of the Design Standards and Design Standards
Modifications. The Design/Build Firm shall use the edition of the Design Standards and Design Standard
Modifications that is in effect at the time the bid price proposals are due in the District Office. It shall be
the Design/Build Firm's responsibility to acquire and utilize the necessary manuals and guidelines that
apply to the work required to complete this project. The services will include preparation of all
documents necessary to complete the project as described in Section I of this document.
1.
Florida Department of Transportation Roadway Plans Preparation Manuals
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/rddesign/PPMManual/PPM.shtm
2.
Florida Department of Transportation Design Standards
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/rddesign/DesignStandards/Standards.shtm
3.
Florida Department of Transportation Surveying Procedure
http://www2.dot.state.fl.us/proceduraldocuments/procedures/bin/550030101.pdf
4.
Florida Department of Transportation EFB User Guide (Electronic Field Book)
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/surveyingandmapping/downloads.shtm
5.
Florida Department of Transportation Drainage Manual
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/rddesign/dr/Manualsandhandbooks.shtm
6.
Florida Department of Transportation Soils and Foundations Handbook
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/structures/Manuals/SFH.pdf
7.
Florida Department of Transportation Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD)
Production Criteria Handbook Roadway Standards
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/ecso/downloads/publications/CriteriaHandBook/
8.
Florida Department of Transportation Production Criteria Handbook CADD Structures
Standards http://www.dot.state.fl.us/ecso/downloads/publications/CriteriaHandBook/
9.
Florida Department of Transportation Structures Manual including Temporary Design
Bulletins
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/structures/manlib.shtm
10.
AASHTO – A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets
https://bookstore.transportation.org/item_details.aspx?ID=110
11.
MUTCD
http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/
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12.
Elders Road User Program
http://www2.dot.state.fl.us/proceduraldocuments/procedures/bin/000750001.pdf
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/trafficoperations/Operations/ElderRdUser.shtm
13.
American Disabilities Act
http://www2.dot.state.fl.us/proceduraldocuments/procedures/bin/625020015.pdf
14.
Florida Highway Landscape Guide
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/emo/beauty/landscap.pdf
15.
Florida Department of Transportation Florida Sampling and Testing Methods
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/statematerialsoffice/administration/resources/library/publicatio
ns/fstm/disclaimer.shtm
16.
Florida Department of Transportation Pavement Coring and Evaluation Procedure
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/statematerialsoffice/administration/resources/library/publicatio
ns/materialsmanual/documents/v1-section32-clean.pdf
17.
Florida Department of Transportation District Design Guidelines
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/rddesign/updates/files/updates.shtm
18.
Florida Department of Transportation Utility Accommodation Manual
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/rddesign/utilities/UAM.shtm
19.
AASHTO – Specifications for Highway Bridges
https://bookstore.transportation.org/category_item.aspx?id=BR
20.
Florida Department of Transportation Construction Project Administration Manual
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/construction/Manuals/cpam/CPAMManual.shtm
21.
Florida Department of Transportation Flexible Pavement Design Manual
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/pavementmanagement/PUBLICATIONS.shtm
22.
Florida Department of Transportation Rigid Pavement Design Manual
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/PavementManagement/pcs/RigidPavementDesignManualJAN2
006.pdf
23.
Florida Department of Transportation Pavement Type Section Manual
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/PavementManagement/pcs/PavementTypeSelectionMarch1520
08.pdf
24.
Florida Department of Transportation Right of Way Manual
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/rightofway/Documents.shtm
25.
Florida Department of Transportation Intelligent Transportation System Guide Book
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/TrafficOperations/Doc_Library/Doc_Library.shtm
26.
Federal Highway Administration Checklist and Guidelines for Review of Geotechnical
Reports and Preliminary Plans and Specifications
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/engineering/geotech/pubs/reviewguide/checklist.cfm
27.
Florida Department of Transportation Bicycle Facilities Planning and Design Handbook
http://www2.dot.state.fl.us/proceduraldocuments/procedures/bin/625010050.pdf
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/emo/pubs/pdeman/pt2ch14.pdf
28.
Federal Highway Administration Hydraulic Engineering Circular Number 18 (HEC 18).
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/engineering/hydraulics/library_arc.cfm?pub_number=17
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Florida Department of Transportation Manual of Uniform Minimum Standards for
Design, Construction and Maintenance for Streets and Highways
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/rddesign/FloridaGreenbook/2005/2005FloridaGreenbook.pdf
30.
Florida Statutes
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?Mode=View%20Statutes&Submenu=1&Ta
b=statutes&CFID=14677574&CFTOKEN=80981948
B.
Innovative Aspects:
All innovative aspects shall be clearly identified as such in the Technical Proposal.
An innovative aspect does not include revisions to specifications, standards or established Department
policies. Innovation should be limited to Design/Build Firm’s means and methods, roadway alignments,
approach to project, etc.
C.
Geotechnical Services:
1.
General Conditions:
The Design/Build Firm will be responsible for identifying and performing any geotechnical investigation,
analysis, and design dictated by the project needs. All geotechnical work necessary shall be performed in
accordance with the governing regulations.
The Design/Build Firm shall provide the Department signed and sealed design and construction reports.
The reports shall be a record set of all geotechnical information, including relevant support data.
2.
Pile Foundations
The Design/Build Firm shall provide Geotechnical Consultant Services in accordance with the
Department standards, policies and procedures to perform geotechnical design, foundation construction
services and dynamic testing. In addition to the standard policies, the following qualifications are
required:
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Production pile lengths and driving criteria shall be developed by the same engineering
firm performing the dynamic pile testing under the direct supervision of a Registered
Professional Engineer in the State of Florida. This Engineer must have been in
responsible charge of the geotechnical foundation construction engineering and dynamic
testing work on at least 5 Department bridge projects, including Department Structures
Design Category 2 bridge projects, having driven pile foundations. The Engineer’s
experience shall include the pile type being proposed in the Technical Proposal. This
“responsible charge” experience shall include verifiable and successful static, Osterberg
Cell and/or Statnamic load test (as will be utilized on the project) experience, as well as
Pile Driving Analyzer (PDA), WEAP computer program and CAPWAP computer
program experience. Production pile lengths and driving criteria shall be authorized in a
letter signed and sealed jointly by the Engineer responsible for the dynamic testing and
the Geotechnical Foundation Design Engineer of Record.
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The pile foundation installation shall be supervised and certified by the Geotechnical
Foundation Design Engineer of Record. These services shall include providing CTQPcertified Pile Driving Technicians in the numbers necessary to comply with Department
specifications for recording pile driving records. Provide pile-driving logs to Department
within 24 hours of completing the driving of each pile. The Geotechnical Foundation
Design Engineer of Record shall be responsible for addressing any foundation installation
problems with the assistance and concurrence of the Engineer responsible for the
dynamic testing.
3.
Drilled Shaft Foundations for Bridges and Major Structures
The Design-Build Firm is responsible for identifying and performing all geotechnical investigation,
analysis, and design required for the project in accordance with FDOT guidelines, procedures, and
specifications. The Design-Build Firm shall employ geotechnical and drilled shaft testing consultants with
the following minimum qualifications:
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Use professional engineers registered in the State of Florida with at least 3 years
of post-registration experience in drilled shaft foundation design and
construction.
The Geotechnical Foundation Design Engineer of Record must
have designed and worked on at least three (3) FDOT bridge projects, including
at least one (1) FDOT Structures Design Category 2 bridge project with drilled
shaft foundations. This “responsible charge” experience shall include verifiable
and successful implementation of static, Osterberg Cell and/or Statnamic load
test results, and evaluation of pilot hole data. All designs must be signed and
sealed by the Geotechnical Foundation Design Engineer of Record.
The drilled shaft installation shall be supervised and certified by the Geotechnical
Foundation Design Engineer of Record. These services shall include providing
CTQP-qualified Drilled Shaft Inspectors in the numbers necessary to comply
with Department specifications for recording drilled shaft construction records.
Provide drilled shaft construction logs to FDOT within 24 hours of completing
the shaft.
Use drilled shaft superintendents in responsible charge of drilling operations
experienced in drilled shaft installation and testing in the State of Florida. This
“responsible charge” experience shall include at least three (3) FDOT bridge
projects, including at least one (1) FDOT Structures Design Category 2 bridge
project with drilled shaft foundations.
The Design-Build Firm shall submit qualification statements for the geotechnical and non-destructive
testing firms to be used on the project for approval by the District Geotechnical Engineer at least 30
calendar days before beginning the design. Acceptance of the contractor’s personnel does not relieve the
Design-Build Firm of the responsibility for obtaining the required results in the completed work.
4.
Drilled Shaft Foundations for Miscellaneous Structures
The Design-Build Firm is responsible for identifying and performing all geotechnical investigation,
analysis, and design required for the project in accordance with FDOT guidelines, procedures, and
specifications. The Design-Build Firm shall employ geotechnical and drilled shaft testing consultants with
the following minimum qualifications:
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D.
Use professional engineers registered in the State of Florida with at least 3 years
of post-registration experience in drilled shaft foundation design and
construction.
The drilled shaft installation shall be supervised and certified by the Geotechnical
Foundation Design Engineer of Record. These services shall include providing
CTQP-qualified Drilled Shaft Inspectors in the numbers necessary to comply
with Department specifications for recording drilled shaft construction records.
Provide drilled shaft construction logs to FDOT within 24 hours of completing
the shaft.
Use drilled shaft superintendents in responsible charge of drilling operations
experienced in drilled shaft installation and testing in the State of Florida. This
“responsible charge” experience shall include at least three (3) FDOT projects
with drilled shaft foundations of similar size.
Environmental Permits:
1.
Storm Water and Surface Water:
Plans shall be prepared in accordance with Chapter 62-25, Regulation of Storm water Discharge, Florida
Administrative Code.
2.
Permits:
All applicable data shall be prepared in accordance with Chapter 373 and 403, Florida Statutes, Chapters 40
and 62, Florida Administrative Code; Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, Section 404 of the Clean Water Act,
and parts 114 and 115, Title 33, Code of Federal Regulations. In addition to these Federal and State
permitting requirements, any dredge and fill permitting required by local agencies shall be prepared in
accordance with their specific regulations. Acquisition of all applicable permits will be the responsibility of
the Design/Build Firm. Preparation of complete permit packages will be the responsibility of the
Design/Build Firm. The Design/Build Firm will obtain permits while acting as an authorized representative
for the “Department” for permitting purposes only. If any agency rejects or denies the permit application, it is
the Design/Build Firm’s responsibility to make whatever changes necessary to ensure the permit is approved.
The Design/Build Firm shall be responsible for an assessment of all potential gopher tortoise habitat that
could be impacted by the project. The habitat will be systematically surveyed according to the current
guidelines published by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). If gopher
tortoise burrows are found, all practicable measures will be employed to avoid impacts. The
Design/Build Firm shall be responsible for obtaining an FWC permit for the relocation of gopher tortoises
and commensals from burrows which cannot be avoided, and relocation shall be performed at a time as
close as practicable to the start of construction activities at the site of the burrows. If new burrows are
found after relocation, their occupants will also be relocated. A copy of the permit and any subsequent
reports to FWC must be provided to the District 5 Environmental Management Office.
The Design/Build Firm will be required to pay all permit fees including any and all fees associated with
the relocation of gopher tortoises. Any fines levied by permitting agencies shall be the responsibility of
the Design/Build Firm.
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However, notwithstanding anything above to the contrary, upon the Design/Build Firm’s preliminary request
for extension of Contract Time, pursuant to 8-7.3, being made directly to the District Construction Engineer,
the Department reserves unto the District Construction Engineer, in his sole and absolute discretion,
according to the parameters set forth below, the authority to make a determination to grant a noncompensable time extension for any impacts beyond the reasonable control of the Design/Build Firm in
securing permits. Furthermore, as to any such impact, no modification provision will be considered by the
District Construction Engineer unless the Design/Build Firm clearly establishes that it has continuously from
the beginning of the project aggressively, efficiently and effectively pursued the securing of the permits
including the utilization of any and all reasonably available means and methods to overcome all impacts.
There shall be no right of any kind on behalf of the Design/Build Firm to challenge or otherwise seek review
or appeal in any forum of any determination made by the District Construction Engineer under this provision.
3.
As-Built Drawings
Upon substantial completion of the project and before its final acceptance, the Design/Build Firm shall
submit to the engineer two signed and sealed copies of as-built drawings of all installed and constructed
drainage control systems as required by Environmental Regulatory Agency permit. The as-built drawings
shall be based on the Water Environmental Regulatory Agency permitted construction drawings revised
to reflect any changes made during construction that affects the drainage system. Both the original design
and constructed condition must be clearly shown. The plans need to be clearly labeled as “as-built” or
“record” drawings.
All surveyed dimensions and elevations required shall be verified and signed, dated and sealed by a
Florida registered professional surveyor or professional engineer. Indicate the location of the
benchmark(s) used to determine the information on the record drawings (40E-4.381(1)(f), F.A.C. Code).
All elevations should be according to National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD).
Final payment will be contingent upon acceptance of the as-builts by the permitting agency.
The following information, at a minimum, shall be verified on the as-built drawings, and supplemental
documents if needed:
a.
Discharge structures – structure identification number, type, locations, dimensions and
elevations of all, including weirs, bleeders, orifices, gates, pumps, pipes, and oil and grease
skimmers;
b.
Side bank and underdrain filters, or exfiltration trenches – locations, dimensions and
elevations of all, including clean-outs, pipes, connections to control structures and points of
discharge to receiving waters;
c.
Storage areas for treatment and attenuation – storage area identification number,
dimensions, elevations, contours or cross-sections of all, sufficient to determine stage-storage
relationships of the storage area and the permanent pool depth and volume below the control
elevation for normally wet systems;
d.
System grading – dimensions, elevations, contours, final grades or cross-sections to
determine contributing drainage areas, flow directions and conveyance of runoff to the
system discharge point(s);
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f.
Conveyance – dimensions, elevations, contours, final grades or cross-sections of systems
utilized to divert off-site runoff around or through the new system;
Water levels – existing water elevation(s) and the date determined;
g.
Benchmark(s) – location and description (minimum of one per major water control
structure); and
h.
Wetland mitigation or restoration areas (if any) – Show the plan view of all areas,
depicting a spatial distribution of plantings conducted by zone (if plantings are required by
permit), with a list showing all species planted in each zone, numbers of each species, sizes,
date(s) planted and identification of source of material; also provide the dimensions,
elevations, contours and representative cross-sections depicting the construction.
E.
Railroad Coordination: Not Applicable to this project
F.
Survey:
The Design/Build Firm shall perform all surveying and mapping services necessary to complete the
project. Survey services must also comply with all pertinent Florida Statutes and applicable rules in the
Florida Administrative Code. All field survey data will be furnished to the District Surveyor in a
Department approved digital format, readily available for input and use in CADD Design files. All
surveying and mapping work must be accomplished in accordance with the Department’s Surveying
Procedure, Topic Nos. 550-030-101; Right-of-Way Mapping Procedure, Topic No. 550-030-015; Aerial
Surveying Standards for Transportation Projects Procedure, Topic No. 550-020-002. This work must
comply with the Minimum Technical Standards for Professional Surveyors and Mappers, Chapter 61G17,
Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), pursuant to Section 472.027, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and any
special instructions from the Department. This survey also must comply with the Department of
Environmental Protection Rule, Chapter 18-5, F.A.C. pursuant to Chapter 177, F.S., and the Department
of Environmental Protection.
G.
Verification of Existing Conditions:
The Design/Build Firm shall be responsible for verification of existing conditions, including research of
all existing Department records and other information.
By execution of the contract, the Design/Build Firm specifically acknowledges and agrees that the
Design/Build Firm is contracting and being compensated for performing adequate investigations of
existing site conditions sufficient to support the design developed by the Design/Build Firm and that any
information is being provided merely to assist the Design/Build Firm in completing adequate site
investigations. Notwithstanding any other provision in the contract documents to the contrary, no
additional compensation will be paid in the event of any inaccuracies in the preliminary information.
H.
Submittals:
Plans:
Plans must meet the minimum contents of a particular phase submittal prior to submission for review. The
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Design/Build Firm shall provide copies of the required documents as listed below for each review.
Component submittals must be accompanied by sufficient information for adjoining components or areas
of work to allow for proper evaluation of the component submitted for review. Bridge submittals may be
broken into smaller submittals consisting of the following: foundation layouts, approach span
substructure, approach span superstructure, main unit substructure, main unit superstructure, and
miscellaneous items (barriers, bearings, expansion joints, walls, etc.). Submittals for unique portions of
the structure (ex. Pier 2, Span 4, etc) will not be accepted.
Initial Component Plans
11 sets of 11” X 17” roadway plans
6 sets of 11” X 17” structure plans
3 sets of 11” X 17” each component set (i.e. S&PM, lighting, etc.)
3 sets of 11” X 17” ITS plans
4 copies of Final Geotechnical Report
2 sets of documentation – roadway/drainage
2 sets of documentation - structures
3 copies of Technical Special Provisions
3 copies of Bridge Load Rating
Final Component Plans
11 sets of 11” X 17” roadway plans
6 sets of 11” X 17” structure plans
3 sets of 11” X 17” ITS plans
8 sets of 11” X 17” each other component plans,
4 copies of Final Geotechnical Report (if different than Initial)
2 sets of documentation – roadway/drainage (if different than Initial)
6 set of documentation – structures (if different than Initial)
3 copies of Technical Special Provisions (if different than Initial)
3 copies of Bridge Load Rating (if different than Initial)
Construction Set:
Original signed & sealed component plans (to be stamped RFC by the Department)
Signed and Sealed documentation and reports
1 signed and sealed Specifications Package
2 sets of electronic copies of Technical Special Provisions on CD
1 Signed and Sealed Bridge Load Rating
The Design/Build Firm's Professional Engineer in responsible charge of the project’s design shall
professionally endorse (signed and sealed and certified) the record prints, the special provisions and all
reference and support documents. The professional endorsement shall be performed in accordance with
the Department Plans Preparation Manual.
The final signed and sealed plans will be delivered to the Department’s Project Manager a minimum of 5
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working days prior to construction of that component. The Department’s Project Manager will send the
final signed and sealed plans to the appropriate office for review and stamping “Released for
Construction”. Only signed and sealed plans stamped “Released for Construction” are valid and all work
that the Contractor performs in advance of the Department’s stamping plans “Released for Construction”
will be at the Contractor’s risk.
Record Set:
The Design/Build Firm shall furnish to the Department, upon project completion, the following:
1 set of 11” X 17” signed and sealed plans reflecting changes during construction
2 sets of 11” X 17” copies of the signed and sealed plans
1 signed and sealed copy of the Bridge Load Rating based on as-built conditions
The Design/Build Firm's Professional Engineer in responsible charge of the project’s design shall
professionally endorse (signed and sealed and certified) the record prints, the special provisions and all
reference and support documents. The professional endorsement shall be performed in accordance with
the Department Plans Preparation Manual.
The Design Build Firm shall complete the record set as the project is being constructed. The record set
becomes the as-builts at the end of the job and signed/sealed changes are by the EOR. The record set
shall reflect all changes initiated by the Design/Build Firm or changes for which the Design/Build Firm
was compensated. The CEI shall do a review of the record set prior to final acceptance in order to
complete the record set.
The CEI shall certify the final plans as per Section 4.5.7 of Chapter 4 of the Preparation and
Documentation Manual (TOPIC No. 700-050-010)
I.
Contract Duration:
The Design/Build Firm shall establish the contract duration for the subject project. In no event shall the
contract duration exceed the maximum allowable contract time of 500 calendar days. The schedule
supporting the proposed contract duration will be submitted with the Technical Proposal but may be
amended in the bid proposal as long as it does not exceed the maximum allowable contract days.
Any technical proposal which exceeds the established maximum allowable days stated above shall be
deemed non-responsive.
The contract duration is a graded criterion. Since the final proposed contract days will be submitted with
the bid proposal, final grades will be calculated at the bid opening meeting.
J.
Project Schedule:
The Design/Build Firm shall submit a project schedule, in accordance with Sub article 8-3.2
(Design/Build Division I Specifications), to establish contract duration as part of the Technical Proposal.
The minimum number of activities shall be those listed in the payout schedule and those listed below:
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Design Survey
Design Reviews by the Department and FHWA
Design Review / Acceptance Milestones
Materials Quality Tracking
Geotechnical Investigation
Start of Construction
Clearing and Grubbing
Construction Mobilization
Embankment/Excavation
Environmental Permit Acquisition
Foundation Design
Foundation Construction
Substructure Design
Substructure Construction
Superstructure Design
Superstructure Construction
Walls Design
Walls Construction
Roadway Design
Roadway Construction
Signing and Pavement Marking Design
Signing and Pavement Marking Construction
Intelligent Transportation System Design
Intelligent Transportation System Construction
Maintenance of Traffic Design
Maintenance of Traffic Set-Up (per duration)
Erosion Control
Additional Construction Milestones as determined by the Design/Build Firm
Final Completion Date for All Work
The DESIGN BUILD FIRM’S schedule should allow for a fifteen (15) calendar day (excluding Holidays
as defined in section 1-3 of the Specifications) review time for the Department’s review design submittals
with the exception of Category II structures. The review of Category II structures requires Central Office
involvement and the schedule shall allow twenty (20) calendar days (excluding Holidays as defined in
section 1-3 of the Specifications) for these reviews. The review period commences upon the
Department’s receipt of the valid submittal or re-submittal and terminates upon the transmittal of the
submittal back to the Design/Build Firm. The Departments review is not meant to be a complete and
detailed review.
K.
Key Personnel/Staffing:
The Design/Build Firm’s work shall be performed and directed by key personnel identified in the
technical proposal by the Design/Build Firm. Any changes in the indicated personnel shall be subject to
review and approval by the Department’s Project Manager. The Design/Build Firm shall have available a
professional staff that meets the minimum training and experience set forth in Florida Statute Chapter
455.
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L.
Meetings and Progress Reporting:
The Design/Build Firm shall anticipate periodic meetings with Department personnel and other agencies
as required for resolution of design and/or construction issues. These meetings may include:
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Department technical issue resolution
Permit agency coordination
Local government agency coordination
Scoping Meetings
During design, the Design/Build Firm shall meet with the Department’s Project Manager on a monthly
basis and provide a month look ahead of the activities to be completed during the upcoming month.
During construction, the Design/Build Firm shall meet with the Department’s Project Manager on a
weekly basis and provide a one-week look ahead for activities to be performed during the coming week.
The Design/Build Firm shall, on a monthly basis, provide written progress reports that describe the items
of concern and the work performed on each task.
M.
Public Involvement:
1.
General:
Public involvement is an important aspect of the project. Public involvement includes communicating to
all interested persons, groups, and government organizations information regarding the development of
the project. The Design/Build Firm will coordinate public involvement efforts with the Department as
described below.
2.
Community Awareness:
The Design/Build Firm will prepare a Community Awareness Program for the project.
3.
Public Meetings:
The Design/Build Firm shall provide all information and support necessary to hold various public
meetings, which may include:
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Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Meetings
Public Information Meetings
Elected and appointed officials
Special interest groups (private groups, homeowners associations, environmental
groups, minority groups and individuals)
The Design/Build Firm shall include up to two (2) public information meetings with the general public
during the contract. In addition, up to two (2) smaller group meetings/presentations may be required.
For any of the above type meetings the Design/Build Firm shall provide all technical assistance, data and
information necessary for the Design/Build Firm to produce display boards, printed material, video
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graphics, computerized graphics, etc., and information necessary for the day-to-day exchange of
information with the public, all agencies and elected officials in order to keep them informed as to the
progress and impacts that the proposed project will create.
The Design/Build Firm shall, on an as-needed basis, attend the meetings with an appropriate number of
his personnel to assist the Department's Project Manager. The Design/Build Firm shall forward all
requests for group meetings to the Department. The Design/Build Firm shall inform the Department of
any meetings with individuals that occur without prior notice.
4.
Public Workshops, Information Meetings:
The Design/Build Firm shall provide all the support services listed in No. 3 above. All legal/display ads
announcing workshops, information meetings, and public meetings will be prepared and paid for by the
Design/Build Firm. All advertisements must be approved by the Department prior to publication.
The Design/Build Firm will be responsible for preparing and mailing (includes postage) for all letters
announcing workshops and information meetings. All letters must be approved by the Department prior
to mailing.
5.
Public Involvement Data:
The Design/Build Firm is responsible for the following:
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Coordinating with the Department
Identifying possible permit and review agencies and providing names and contact
information for theses agencies to the Department.
Providing required expertise (staff members) to assist the Department on an as-needed
basis.
Preparing color graphic renderings and/or computer generated graphics to depict the
proposed improvements for coordination with the Department, local governments, and
other agencies.
The collection of public input occurs throughout the life of the project and requires maintaining files,
newspaper clippings, letters, and especially direct contacts before, during and after any of the public
meetings. Articles such as those mentioned shall be provided to the Department for their use and records.
In addition to collecting public input data, the Design/Build Firm may be asked by the Department to
prepare responses to any public inquiries as a result of the public involvement process. The Department
shall review all responses prior to mailing.
N.
Quality Management Plan (QMP):
1.
Design:
The Design/Build Firm shall be responsible for the professional quality, technical accuracy and
coordination of all surveys, designs, drawings, specifications, geotechnical and other services furnished
by the Design/Build Firm under this contract.
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The Design/Build Firm shall provide a Design Quality Management Plan, which describes the Quality
Control (QC) procedures to be utilized to verify, independently check, and review all design drawings,
specifications, and other documentation prepared as a part of the contract. In addition the QMP shall
establish a Quality Assurance (QA) program to confirm that the Quality Control procedures are followed.
The Design/Build Firm shall describe how the checking and review processes are to be documented to
verify that the required procedures were followed. The QMP may be one utilized by the Design/Build
Firm, as part of their normal operation or it may be one specifically designed for this project. The
Design/Build Firm shall submit a QMP within Twenty (20) calendar days (excluding Holidays as
defined in section 1-3 of the Specifications) of the written Notice to Proceed. A marked up set of
prints from the Quality Control review will be sent in with each review submittal. The responsible
Professional Engineers or Professional Surveyor that performed the Quality Control review, as well as the
QA manager will sign a statement certifying that the review was conducted.
The Design/Build Firm shall, without additional compensation, correct all errors or deficiencies in the
surveys, designs, drawings, specifications and/or other services.
No fabrication, casting, or construction will occur until all related design review and shop drawing review
comments are resolved.
2.
Construction:
The Design/Build Firm shall be responsible for developing and maintaining a Construction Quality
Control Plan in accordance with Section 105 of Specifications which describes their Quality Control
procedures to verify, check, and maintain control of key construction processes and materials.
The sampling, testing and reporting of all materials used shall be in compliance with the Sampling,
Testing and Reporting Guide (STRG) provided by the Department. The Design/Build Firm will use the
Department’s database(s) to allow audits of materials used to assure compliance with the STRG. The
Department has listed the most commonly used materials and details in the Department’s database. When
materials being used are not in the Department’s database list, the Design/Build Firm shall use
appropriate material details from the STRG to report sampling and testing. Refer to the “Access
Instruction for LIMS” for more information on how to gain access to the Department’s databases:
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/statematerialsoffice/quality/programs/qualitycontrol/contractor.shtm
Prepare and submit to the Engineer a Job Guide Schedule (JGS) using the Laboratory Information
Management System (LIMS), 21 calendar days prior to commencement of construction. Update the Job
Guide Schedule and submit it to the Engineer prior to each monthly progress estimate. The Department
may not authorize payment of any progress estimate not accompanied by an up-to-date Job Guide
Schedule. Maintain the Job Guide Schedule throughout the project including the quantity placed since the
previous submittal, and total to date quantity and any additional materials placed. Do not commence work
activities that require testing until the Job Guide Schedule has been reviewed and accepted by the
Engineer. At final acceptance, submit a final Job Guide Schedule that includes all materials used on the
project in the same format as the monthly reports.
The Department shall maintain its rights to inspect construction activities and request any documentation
from the Design/Build Firm to ensure quality products and services are being provided in accordance with
the Department’s Materials Acceptance Program.
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O.
Schedule of Values:
The Design/Build Firm will be responsible for invoicing the Department based on current invoicing
policy and procedure. Invoicing will be based on the completion or percentage of completion of major,
well-defined tasks as defined in the schedule of values. Final payment will be made upon final
acceptance by the Department of the Design/Build project. Tracking DBE participation will be required
under normal procedures according to the CPAM. The Design/Build Firm must submit the schedule of
values to the Department for approval. No invoices shall be submitted prior to Department approval of
the schedule of values.
Upon receipt of the invoice, the Department’s Project Manager will make judgment on whether or not
work of sufficient quality and quantity has been accomplished by comparing the reported percent
complete against actual work accomplished.
P.
Computer Automation:
The project shall be developed utilizing computer automation systems in order to facilitate the
development of the contract plans. Various software and operating systems were developed to aid in
assuring quality and conformance with Department of Transportation policies and procedures. Seed
Files, Cell Libraries, User Commands, MDL Applications and related programs developed for roadway
design and drafting are available for the MicroStation XM format in the FDOT CADD Software Suite.
However, it is the responsibility of the Design/Build Firm to obtain and utilize current Department
releases of all CADD applications.
The Design/Build Firm's role and responsibilities are defined in the Department's CADD Manual. The
Design/Build Firm will be required to submit final documents and files which shall include complete
CADD design and coordinate geometry files in Intergraph / Micro station format, as described in the
above referenced document.
The archived submittal shall also include either a TIMS database file, CADD Index file (generated from
RDMENU) or documentation that shall contain the project history, file descriptions of all (and only)
project files, reference file cross references, and plotting criteria a (e.g. batch, level symbology, view
attributes, and display requirements). A printed directory of the archived submittal shall be included.
Q.
Construction Engineering and Inspection:
The Department is responsible for providing Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) and Quality
Assurance Engineering.
The Design/Build Firm is subject to the Department’s Independent Assurance (IA) Procedures.
R.
Testing:
The Department or its representative will perform verification and resolution testing services in
accordance with the latest Specifications. On all Federal Aid Projects, the Department or its representative
shall perform verification sampling and testing on site as well as off site locations such as pre-stress
plants, batch plants, structural steel and weld, fabrication plants, etc.
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S.
Design/Build Firm Contractor Guaranteed/Value Added:
The Design/Build Firm may provide a Contractor Guaranteed/Value Added, in accordance with Section
5-14 of the Specifications for the following features:
• Roadway features
• Roadway Drainage Features
• Approach slabs
• Superstructure
• Substructure
• Concrete defects
• And any other products or features the Design/Build firm desires
The Design/Build Firm shall develop the Contractor Guaranteed/Value Added criteria, measurable
standards, and remedial work plans in the Design/Build Firm's proposal.
The Design/Build Firm shall guarantee the performance of all structural components in accordance with
Section 475, Value Added Bridge Component.
The Design/Build Firm shall guarantee the performance of all Highway Lighting components in
accordance with Section 725, Value Added Highway Lighting System.
T.
Adjoining Construction Projects:
The Design/Build Firm shall be responsible for coordinating construction activities with other
construction projects that are impacted by or impact this project. This includes projects under the
jurisdiction of local governments, the Department, or other regional and state agencies. The Department
has let a Design/Build contract for the widening of I-95 abutting this project on the north end. The
Department has also let a construction project for improvements to Palm Bay Road on the north limit of
this project. There are various other construction projects along I-95 and along surface streets that may
impact construction activities.
U.
Design Issue Escalation:
The Department has established the issue escalation process for design questions and conflict resolution
that the Design/Build Firm shall follow unless revised by the Partnering agreement. All issues are to be
directed to the Department Project Manager. If the issue cannot be resolved at this level the Department
Project Manager shall forward the issue to the next level in the process. The escalation process begins
with the District Design Engineer, followed by the Director of Transportation Operations, and finally to
the District Secretary. Each level shall have a maximum of three working days to answer, resolve or
address the issue. This three day window is a response time and does not infer resolution. Questions may
be expressed verbally and followed up in writing. The Department Project Manager will respond in a
timely manner but not to exceed three working days. The Design/Build Firm shall provide any available
supporting documentation.
The Design/Build Firm shall provide a similar issue escalation process for his organization with personnel
of similar levels of responsibility.
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The District Secretary will have the final authority on design decisions.
V.
Construction Clarification, Conflict Resolution, and Issue Escalation:
In the event that construction problems occur, the resolution of those problems will be processed in one of
the following two ways unless revised by a Partnering agreement:
•
If the resolution does not change the original intent of the technical
proposal/RFP, then the Design/Build Firm Engineer of Record (EOR) will be
responsible for developing the design solution to the construction problem and
the District Resident Engineer will be responsible for review and response within
10 working days. The District Resident Engineer will either concur with the
proposed solution or, if the District Resident Engineer has concerns, the issue
will be escalated as described in the process below.
•
If the resolution does alter the original intent of the technical proposal/RFP then
the EOR will develop the proposed solution, copy in the District Resident
Engineer, and send it to the District Construction Office for review and response
through the Department Project Manager. The District Construction Office will
respond to the proposed solution within ten working days. The District
Construction Office will either concur with the proposed solution or, if the
District Resident Engineer has concerns, the issue will be escalated as described
in the process below. Changes to the original intent of the technical proposal/RFP
will require a contract change order and FHWA approval.
•
The Department has established the issue escalation process for construction
questions and conflict resolution that the Design/Build Firm shall follow unless
revised by the Partnering agreement. All issues are to be directed to the
Department Project Manager. If the issue cannot be resolved at this level the
Department Project Manager shall forward the issue to the next level in the
process. The escalation process begins with the District Construction Engineer,
followed by the Director of Transportation Operations, and finally to the District
Secretary. Each level shall have a maximum of three working days to answer,
resolve or address the issue. This three day window is a response time and does
not infer resolution. Questions may be expressed verbally and followed up in
writing. The Department Project Manager will respond in a timely manner but
not to exceed three working days. The Design/Build Firm shall provide any
available supporting documentation.
The Design/Build Firm shall provide a similar chain of command for his organization with personnel of
similar levels of responsibility.
Should an impasse develop, the Dispute Review Board shall assist in the resolution of disputes and claims
arising out of the work on the Contract.
W.
Liaison Office:
The Department and the Design/Build Firm will each designate a Liaison Office and a Project Manager
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who shall be the representative of their respective organizations for the project.
Engineer’s Field Office:
The Design-Build firm shall provide, furnish and maintain a minimum 900 square foot (900 ft2) on-site
Engineer’s Field Office for exclusive use by the Department in accordance with Section 109 of the
Specifications. If the Design-Build Firm sets an on-site field office, the Engineer’s Field Office shall be
located in the same fenced/enclosed area as the Design-Build firm’s field office.
The first paragraph of Section 109-2.3 Occupancy and Maintenance is revised as follows:
109-2.3 Occupancy and Maintenance: Provide a field office for Department use, beginning twenty (20)
calendar days before construction begins and remaining for 30 days after final acceptance, unless the
Department requests removal earlier. Do not begin work before the field office is available for
Department use.
VI.
Design and Construction Criteria
A.
General:
The Design/Build Firm shall be responsible for: detailed plan checking as outlined in the Plans
Preparation Manual (PPM); as described in the RFP; and the Design and Construction criteria package.
This includes a checklist of the items listed in the PPM for each completed phase submittal. Bridge
submittals may be broken into foundation, substructure and superstructure spans. Roadway submittals
may be broken down into grading, drainage, walls, ITS, signing & pavement marking, signalization,
landscaping and final geometry components. The component design must be in conformity with the
Design and Construction Criteria requirements, approved preliminary layout and concept as provided in
the Technical Proposal.
Before construction activities can begin for a specific component, signed and sealed design plans and
calculations supporting the design for that component must be reviewed by the Department. Component
submittals shall be complete submittals along with all the supporting information necessary for review.
The work must represent logical work activities and must show impacts on subsequent work on this
project. Any modification to the component construction due to subsequent design changes as the result
of design development is solely the Design/Build Firm’s risk. Upon review by the Department, the plans
will be stamped “Released for Construction” and initialed and dated by the reviewer. Any construction
initiated by the Design/Build Firm prior to receiving signed and sealed plans stamped “Released for
Construction” shall be at the sole risk of the Design/Build Firm.
Prior to submittal to the Department, all Category level II bridge plans shall have a peer review analysis
by an independent engineering firm not involved with the production of the design or plans, prequalified
in accordance with Chapter 14-75. The peer review shall consist of an independent design check, a check
of the plans, and a verification that the design is in accordance with AASHTO and FDOT criteria. The
independent peer review engineer’s comments and comment responses shall be included in the 90% plans
submittal. At the final plans submittal, the independent peer review engineer shall sign and seal a cover
letter certifying the final design and stating that all comments have been addressed and resolved.
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All design and construction documents shall be prepared using the English system.
All Type B fence (chain link) shall be black vinyl clad.
1.
Preliminary Plans: Concept Plans are being provided to Proposers together with this RFP.
These concept plans provide the Design/Build Firm with a depiction of one approach that is generally
consistent with the Department’s intent for this project; however, the Department makes no
representation, guarantee, or warranty of any nature whatsoever that these concept plans comply with the
requirements of this RFP or any other requirements. In addition, nothing in the concept plans shall be
construed as a representation of any field condition or of any state of facts upon which a design can be
based or the project constructed without proper factual investigation and the proper application of
independent engineering judgment. The Design/Build Firm shall be fully and independently responsible
for the design and construction of the project in accordance with the applicable requirements regardless of
the content of the concept plans. The concept plans are provided for general information only and do not
form a part of the design criteria or any other document that is connected or related to this project. Any
reference on the concept plans to specific bid item numbers, pay items or other payment options are
incidental to the information provided and are not applicable to this lump sum project.
2.
Vibrations: Any equipment used by the Contractor for this project shall not produce
vibration levels exceeding 0.20 inches / per second at any point between the right of way and 300 feet
outside of the right of way. Provide vibration monitoring equipment capable of detecting velocities of 0.1
in/s or less. Employ a qualified Specialty Engineer to monitor and record vibration levels produced by
vibratory construction equipment used on this project. The monitoring shall be taken at locations between
the right of way and 300 feet outside of the right of way line during all construction activities involving
the use of equipment that produces vibration. Furnish these records to the Project Engineer to assure
compliance within 24 hours of performing each activity. The Contractor shall perform Pre-Construction
survey with the use of video and still photography on each property, located within 300 feet from the right
of way, identifying the existing structural conditions of the property or any other improvement of such
property that may be affected by vibration. In addition, the Contractor shall provide each owner with a
copy of the survey and have each owner sign an affidavit acknowledging the results of the survey. No
construction operations will be allowed until the Pre-Construction Survey is completed and submitted to
the Engineer.
Once vibration-producing construction activities are complete, perform a Post-Construction Survey for
each property in the Pre-Construction Survey identifying any new or additional damage to the property, or
to any improvements on such property, as compared to the Pre-Construction survey. Provide each property
owner with a copy of the Post-Construction Survey for his property, and the Specialty Engineer’s
assessment indicating the presence of damage or no damage, and in the event of damage, the Specialty
Engineer’s assessment of whether the observed damage in relation to the Pre-Construction Survey is or is
not the result of construction vibrations, and have each owner acknowledge receipt. For each property
where no new or additional damage is identified in the Post-Construction Survey, the Contractor’s
Specialty Engineer shall, within 30 calendar days, certify no damage was caused by construction
vibrations. In the event this certification is disputed by a property owner, resolve such dispute in good
faith within 30 calendar days of notification of the dispute. Disclose any related unresolved disputes or
suits after Final Acceptance as specified in Article 9-8(c) of the Specifications. Should the Contractor fail
to resolve the dispute within 30 days, in accordance with Article 7-11.2 the Engineer may, upon 48 hours
notice, proceed to repair, rebuild, or otherwise restore such property as may be deemed necessary, and the
Department will deduct the cost thereof from any monies due or which may become due the Contractor
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under the Contract. For each property where new or additional damage is identified in the PostConstruction Survey, the Specialty Engineer shall, within 30 calendar days, determine if the damage could
be reasonably attributable to vibration from the Contractor’s operations, and if such is the case, repair the
damage or settle any just claim for repairs from damage within 30 days, and provide evidence to the
Engineer of such settlement, or of the property owner’s agreement and acceptance of repairs, before Final
Acceptance. In the event of disputes over damage with a property owner, resolve such dispute in good
faith within 30 calendar days of notification of the dispute. Disclose any related unresolved disputes or
suits after Final Acceptance as specified in Article 9-8(c) of the Specifications. Should the Contractor fail
to resolve the dispute within 30 days, in accordance with Sub article 7-11.2 of the specifications, the
Engineer may, upon 48 hours notice, proceed to repair, rebuild, or otherwise restore such property as may
be deemed necessary, and the Department will deduct the cost thereof from any monies due or which may
become due the Contractor under the Contract. Furnish Post-Construction Survey and related certifications
as described above to the Engineer prior to the date of final acceptance per Article 5-11 of the
specifications.
3.
Available Materials: The following guardrail materials have been purchased by the
Department and shall be incorporated into the project:
2 ea. - Type Parallel Anchor
2 ea. – Type 2 Anchor
2 ea. – Bridge Anchorage (Detail J)
1,775 LF – Single Face Guardrail
20,375 LF – Double Face Guardrail with rub rail one side
This material is stockpiled at FDOT Brevard Operations, Camp Road, Cocoa. The contractor should
include all costs to load, transport and install this guardrail into the finished work into their contract price.
B.
Geotechnical Services
1.
Driven Pile Foundations for Bridges and Major Structures
The Design/Build Firm shall perform a subsurface investigation, analysis and design for all aspects of the
project in accordance with Department standards, policies and procedures. Existing subsurface
information may be used. Supplemental subsurface investigation and testing will be required to ensure all
aspects of the project are covered.
Production Piles driven to less than the Nominal Bearing Resistance and accepted based on a set check
performed more than 72 hours after initial drive, calculate the Nominal Bearing Resistance using the
appropriate Resistance Factor from the table below titled “Resistance Factors for Pile Installation Using
Soil Setup (all structures)”.
Production Piles driven to less than the Nominal Bearing Resistance at the End of Initial Drive (EOID)
may be accepted without set-checks if and only if the following criteria are met:
1. Pile tip is deeper than the Minimum Penetration Elevation stated in this RFP.
2. EOID resistance exceeds 1.10 times the Factored Design Load for the pile bent/pier.
3. The Resistance Factor for computing Nominal Bearing Resistance is taken from the
following table:
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Resistance Factors for Pile Installation Using Soil Setup (all structures)
Loading
Design
Construction QC Method
Resistance
Method
Factor, φ
1
Compression
Davisson
PDA and CAPWAP
0.55
2
Capacity
Static Load Testing
0.65
Statnamic Load Testing2
0.60
Uplift
Skin Friction
PDA and CAPWAP1
0.45
2
Static Load Testing
0.55
1
Dynamic Load Testing and Signal Matching Analysis
2
Used to confirm the results of Dynamic Load Testing and Signal Matching Analysis
4. At least one test pile is driven at each bent and one of the following sets of dynamic
load testing conditions are met:
a. At least 10% of piles in bent/pier (round up to the next whole number), are
instrumented, and all test piles & instrumented drives demonstrate pile
resistance exceeds the Nominal Bearing Resistance within 7 days.
b. At least 20% of piles in bent/pier (round up to the next whole number), are
instrumented, and all test piles & instrumented drives demonstrate pile
resistance exceeds the Nominal Bearing Resistance within 21 days.
The Design/Build Firm shall be responsible for the following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
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6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
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Selection of pile type.
Selection of test pile lengths and locations.
Selection of the hammer driving system(s).
Handling and driving piles without damage.
Performance of the test pile program, including dynamic load test personnel and
equipment. The Department may observe the installation of test piles and all pile
testing.
Selection of production pile lengths.
Development of the driving criteria in accordance with the specifications.
Development of a Foundation Plan (FP) for the Installation of Piles.
Upon completion of the test pile program, selection of the production pile lengths
and driving criteria development, the Department shall be given one copy of the
dynamic testing data and engineering analysis. At least five calendar days prior
to beginning production pile driving, submit the authorized pile lengths,
authorized driving criteria, dynamic testing data and engineering analyses to the
Department. Include the following electronic files (on Windows compatible 51/4 inch CD ROM or DVD) in the driving criteria submittal: PDA data,
CAPWAP data and results, and Wave Equation data and results.
Driving piles to the required capacity and minimum penetration depth.
Recording the pile driving information and keeping a pile-driving log for each
pile driven.
Submitting the Foundation Certification Packages: Submit two copies of a
certification of pile foundations signed and sealed by the Geotechnical
Foundation Design Engineer of Record to the Department within 1 week of
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14.
15.
16.
finishing each foundation unit and prior to Pile Verification Testing. The
Foundation Certification shall cover axial capacity, lateral stability, pile integrity,
and foundation settlement. A foundation unit is defined as all the piles within
one bent or pier for a specific bridge. Each Foundation Certification Package
shall contain an original signed and sealed certification letter, and clearly legible
copies of all pile driving logs, all supplemental dynamic testing data and analyses
for the foundation unit. The certification shall not be contingent on any future
testing or approval by Department.
Within two working days of receipt of the Foundation Certification Package, the
Department will examine the certification package and determine whether piles
in that foundation unit will be selected for dynamic testing. For bridge widening,
the Department may select a maximum of 10% (minimum of two (2) per bridge)
of the total number of piles (rounded up to the nearest whole number) for
dynamic load testing. For new bridges, the Department may select a maximum
of 10% (minimum 1 per foundation unit) of the production piles (rounded up to
the nearest whole number) for dynamic load testing.
In the event a foundation unit has more than one design pile load, the Department
may select and test one pile for each loading case (these additional tests are not
considered part of the 10% maximum).
The Department shall provide the dynamic load test equipment (i.e. PDA, etc.)
and personnel for the Pile Verification Testing. The Design/Build Firm shall
provide the driving equipment and pile driving crew(s) for the Pile Verification
Testing and provide support as needed to prepare the piles for testing. The
Department shall determine whether Verification Testing shall be accomplished
by dynamic load testing during set check, over the shoulder review of the pile
driving operation and/or other means acceptable to both the Design/Build Firm
and the Department.
If the capacity or integrity of any pile is found to be deficient, the Design/Build
Firm shall correct the deficiency (i.e. re-drive or replace) and/or modify the
design to compensate for the deficient pile capacity. After the Design/Build Firm
corrects the deficiency, the pile shall be retested. If the capacity or integrity of a
verification pile is found to be deficient, an additional pile (not considered part of
the 10% maximum) shall be verified by dynamic testing. This process shall
continue until no more pile capacity or integrity deficiencies are detected and all
previous deficiencies have been corrected and retested or the design is modified
accordingly. Piles shall not be cut-off nor bent/pier caps placed prior to
successful completion of the Pile Verification Testing Program for that
foundation unit. In case of disagreement of PDA test results, the Department’s
results will be final and will be used for acceptance.
After the Pile Verification Testing for a foundation unit is performed, the Department will provide the
results and, as necessary, provide requirements for additional verification testing within two working
days.
The Design/Build Firm shall develop a FP for the installation of piles. Submit the proposed FP to the
District Geotechnical Engineer for approval. The FP is intended to establish process control standards and
quality assurance for the installation of piles. The Design/Build Firm shall establish a FP to ensure: (1)
the operation of the pile driving system(s) during production pile driving compares to the pile driving
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system(s) during the test pile program, (2) the proper operation and maintenance of the driving system,
(3) the replacement of hammer/pile cushions to comply with the Specifications, and (4) a dynamic
monitoring program is established for production piles at a pre-determined frequency and after reworking/modifying the pile driving system.
The FP will be used to govern all piling installation. In the event that deviations from the FP are
observed, the Department may perform Independent Verification Testing/Review of the Design/Build
Firm’s equipment, procedures, personnel and pile installation FP at any time during production pile
driving. If dynamic testing is performed by the Department, the Department will provide the results
within two working days. If, as determined by the Department, pile driving equipment, procedures and/or
personnel for the FP is deemed inadequate to consistently provide undamaged driven piling meeting the
contract requirements, the Design/Build Firm’s FP approval may be withdrawn pending corrective
actions. Production driving shall then cease and not restart until corrective actions have been taken and
the FP re-approved.
2. Drilled Shaft Foundations for Bridges and Major Structures
The Design-Build Firm shall perform a subsurface investigation, analysis and design for all aspects of the
project in accordance with FDOT standards, policies and procedures. Unless Load Tests are performed,
drilled shafts resistance analysis shall be in accordance with the methods published in the most current
FDOT Soil s and Foundations Handbook or FHWA Publication FHWA-IF-99-025. Existing subsurface
information may be used. Supplemental subsurface investigation and testing will be required to ensure all
aspects of the project are covered. The Department reserves the right to observe and perform verification
testing on any drilled shafts during any phases of the foundation operation.
The Design-Build Firm shall develop a Foundation Plan (FP) for drilled shaft construction. Submit the
proposed FP to the CEI Geotechnical Engineer for review and recommendation to the District
Geotechnical Engineer for approval. The FP is intended to establish process control standards and quality
assurance for drilled shaft construction. Include in the FP the items required in Specification 455-15.1.2
(Drilled Shaft Installation Plan), the equipment and procedures for visual inspection of drilled shaft
excavations, and any additional methods to identify and remediate drilled shaft deficiencies. If the FP is
updated based on the construction of the test shaft(s), or other changes in circumstances, the update will
not be in effect until approved by the CEI Geotechnical Engineer.
The FP will be used to govern all drilled shaft construction activities. In the event that deviations from
the FP are observed, the CEI Geotechnical Engineer CEI Geotechnical Engineer may perform
Independent Verification Testing/Review of the Design-Build Firm’s equipment, procedures, personnel
and drilled shaft construction FP at any time during production drilled shaft construction. If, as
determined by the CEI Geotechnical Engineer, drilled shaft construction equipment, procedures and/or
personnel for the FP are deemed inadequate to consistently provide drilled shafts meeting the contract
requirements, the Design-Build Firm’s FP approval may be withdrawn pending corrective actions. All
drilled shaft construction activities shall then cease and not restart until corrective actions have been taken
and the FP has been re-approved.
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a.
Drilled Shaft Foundation for Bridges and Major Structures
The Design-Build Firm shall be responsible for the following:
• Evaluating geotechnical conditions and designing the foundations including the drilled
shaft diameter and length, and construction methods to be used.
• Determining whether the resistance factors used for drilled shaft design will be based on
load testing. Before the resistance factors for load testing may be used for drilled shafts
in the project, successful load tests must be performed in representative locations.
• Completing the subsurface investigation and drilling pilot holes prior to establishing the
drilled shaft tip elevations and socket requirements.
• Determining the location of the test shaft(s) and the types of tests that will be performed
on the test shaft(s).
• Providing test hole pilot boring results to the District Geotechnical Engineer at least
48 hours before beginning test shaft construction.
• Constructing the method shaft (test hole) successfully and conducting integrity tests on
the shaft using both crosshole sonic logging and gamma-gamma density logging test
methods. More than one test hole will be required when there are shafts both on land and
in water. When there is more than one size of drilled shaft, perform a test hole for the
largest diameter for each condition (land and water).
• Providing all personnel and equipment to perform a load test program on the test shaft(s).
The frequency of static tests, Osterberg Cell tests or Statnamic tests will be dictated by
the variability of the geology and the size of the project. Provide sufficient
instrumentation to determine side friction components in segments not longer than five ft
and the end bearing component. Provide a caliper tool or system to measure accurately
and continuously the actual shape of test shafts prior to placing concrete.
• Determining the production shaft lengths. Production shaft lengths may be based on the
load transfer characteristics measured during the load test. End bearing characteristics
may be based on load test results if the properties of the material below the tips of the
production shafts meet or exceed the strength of the materials below the tip of the test
shaft. If the theoretical bearing strength of the material below the tips of the production
shafts is less than the theoretical bearing strength of the materials below the tip of the test
shaft, the production shafts shall be extended to meet design capacity by side shear only,
unless the end bearing resistance of the weaker material is verified by additional load
testing.
•
Documenting and providing a report that includes all test shaft data, analysis, and
recommendations to the District Geotechnical Engineer. The report should include but
not be limited to the following: results of the load testing program, crosshole sonic
logging, gamma-gamma density logging, pilot borings for all drilled shafts, and
recommended production drilled shaft tip elevations and socket requirements. This report
shall be signed and sealed by a Florida licensed Professional Engineer and shall be
submitted to the District Geotechnical Engineer for review and approval at least five
working days prior to beginning production shaft construction Additional data or analysis
may be required by the Engineer.
•
Constructing all drilled shafts to the required tip elevation and socket requirements.
•
Verifying level and clean hole bottom conditions and properties of the drilling fluid at the
time of concrete placement.
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Furnishing and using an underwater television camera or any other approved Shaft
Inspection Device to continuously videotape the inspection of each excavation for a
drilled shaft bridge foundation after final cleaning. By audio or other means, recordings
shall clearly identify the location and items being observed.
Documenting and submitting the drilled shaft excavation and concreting logs to the
District Geotechnical Engineer within 24 hours of concrete placement. The
documentations shall include the drilled shaft installation procedures and sequencing as
well as any problems encountered during construction and concrete placement. Allow
three working days for the District Geotechnical Engineer to review the data before any
further construction on the shafts.
Allow three working days for the District Geotechnical Engineer to review the data
before any further construction on the tested shafts.
Perform Cross-Hole Sonic Logging (CSL) tests on all non-redundant drilled shafts
supporting bridges. For redundant drilled shaft bridge foundations and drilled shaft
foundations for miscellaneous structures, perform CSL on at least 30% of the shafts
(rounded up to the next whole number) on shafts selected by the Department.
Repairing all detected defects and conducting post repair integrity testing using 3D
tomographic imaging and gamma-gamma density logging. Submitting all results to the
District Geotechnical Engineer within five days of test completion.
Submitting the Foundation Certification Packages.
o Each Foundation Certification Package shall contain an original signed and sealed
letter certifying capacity and integrity of all drilled shafts, and clearly legible copies
of all shaft excavation and concreting logs, video-tapes of visual shaft bottom
inspections, all CSL reports and electronic data, slurry test data, supplemental testing
data and analyses for the foundation unit. The certification shall not be contingent on
any future testing or approval by FDOT.
o Submit two copies of the Foundation Certification Package signed and sealed by the
Geotechnical Foundation Design Engineer of Record to FDOT within three weeks of
finishing each foundation unit and prior to Verification Testing. A foundation unit is
defined as all the shafts within one bent or pier for each phase of each bridge.
Providing safe access and needed equipment, and cooperating with and working with the
Department in verification of the drilled shafts, both during construction of shafts and
after submittal of the certification package.
o The Department may verify the bottom cleanliness of all drilled shaft excavations
prior to and at the time of concreting. The Department may verify bottom cleanliness
by over the shoulder review of the Design-Build Firm’s visual inspection methods
and/or by independent means.
o The Department may verify properties of drilling fluid at the time of concreting. The
Department shall determine whether verification of drilling fluid properties shall be
accomplished by over the shoulder review of the Design-Build Firm’s slurry testing
and/or by independent means.
o Within two working days of receipt of a Foundation Certification Package, the
Department will examine the certification package and determine whether shafts in
that foundation unit will be selected for Verification Testing. The Department may
select every shaft for Verification Testing, if defects are suspected. The Department
will provide equipment and personnel as needed for Verification Testing. Methods
used for Verification Testing of a completed shaft are at the discretion of the
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o
b.
Department and may include coring, cross-hole sonic logging, gamma-gamma
density logging, low-strain dynamic integrity testing, or other methods.
After Verification Testing for a foundation unit is performed, the Department will
provide the results within five working days. Integrity testing access tubes shall not
be grouted and construction of footings, caps, columns or any superstructure
elements shall not occur until the Department has notified the Design-Build Firm that
additional Verification Testing is not required.
If any shaft is found to be deficient, the Design-Build Firm shall correct the
deficiency (i.e. repair or replace the shaft) and/or modify the design to compensate
for the deficiency. After the deficiency is corrected, the shaft shall be retested and
recertified by the Design-Build Firm. The Department may then perform additional
Verification Testing. In case of disagreement of test results, the Department’s results
will be final and used for determination of acceptance.
Drilled Shaft Foundation for Miscellaneous Structures
The Design-Build Firm shall be responsible for the following:
• Evaluating geotechnical conditions and designing the foundations including the drilled
shaft diameter and length, and construction methods to be used.
• Completing the subsurface investigation and drilling pilot holes prior to establishing the
drilled shaft tip elevations and socket requirements.
• Constructing the method shaft (test hole) successfully and conducting integrity tests on
the shaft using both crosshole sonic logging and gamma-gamma density logging test
methods.
• Determining the production shaft lengths.
•
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•
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Documenting and providing a report that includes all analysis, and
recommendations to the District Geotechnical Engineer. The report should
include but not be limited to the following: pilot borings for all drilled shafts, and
recommended production drilled shaft tip elevations and socket requirements.
This report shall be signed and sealed by a Florida licensed Professional Engineer
and shall be submitted to the District Geotechnical Engineer for review and
approval at least five working days prior to beginning production shaft
construction Additional data or analysis may be required by the Engineer.
Constructing all drilled shafts to the required tip elevation and socket requirements.
Verifying level and clean hole bottom conditions and properties of the drilling fluid at the
time of concrete placement.
Documenting and submitting the drilled shaft excavation and concreting logs to the
District Geotechnical Engineer within 24 hours of concrete placement. The
documentations shall include the drilled shaft installation procedures and sequencing as
well as any problems encountered during construction and concrete placement. Allow
three working days for the District Geotechnical Engineer to review the data before any
further construction on the shafts.
Perform Cross-Hole Sonic Logging (CSL) on at least 50% of the shafts (rounded up to
the next whole number) selected by the Department.
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•
•
C.
Repairing all detected defects and conducting post repair integrity testing using 3D
tomographic imaging and gamma-gamma density logging. Submitting all results to the
District Geotechnical Engineer within five days of test completion.
Submitting the Foundation Certification Packages.
o Each Foundation Certification Package shall contain an original signed and sealed
letter certifying capacity and integrity of all drilled shafts, and clearly legible copies
of all shaft excavation and concreting logs, all CSL reports and electronic data, slurry
test data, supplemental testing data and analyses for the foundation unit. The
certification shall not be contingent on any future testing or approval by FDOT.
o Submit two copies of the Foundation Certification Package signed and sealed by the
Geotechnical Foundation Design Engineer of Record to FDOT within three weeks of
finishing each foundation unit and prior to Verification Testing. A foundation unit is
defined as all the shafts within one bent or pier for each phase of each bridge.
Providing safe access and needed equipment, and cooperating with and working with the
Department in verification of the drilled shafts, both during construction of shafts and
after submittal of the certification package.
o The Department may verify the bottom cleanliness of all drilled shaft excavations
prior to and at the time of concreting. The Department may verify bottom cleanliness
by over the shoulder review of the Design-Build Firm’s visual inspection methods
and/or by independent means.
o The Department may verify properties of drilling fluid at the time of concreting. The
Department shall determine whether verification of drilling fluid properties shall be
accomplished by over the shoulder review of the Design-Build Firm’s slurry testing
and/or by independent means.
o Within two working days of receipt of a Foundation Certification Package, the
Department will examine the certification package and determine whether shafts in
that foundation unit will be selected for Verification Testing. The Department may
select every shaft for Verification Testing, if defects are suspected. The Department
will provide equipment and personnel as needed for Verification Testing. Methods
used for Verification Testing of a completed shaft are at the discretion of the
Department and may include coring, cross-hole sonic logging, gamma-gamma
density logging, low-strain dynamic integrity testing, or other methods.
o After Verification Testing for a foundation unit is performed, the Department will
provide the results within five working days. Integrity testing access tubes shall not
be grouted and construction of footings, caps, columns or any superstructure
elements shall not occur until the Department has notified the Design-Build Firm that
additional Verification Testing is not required.
o If any shaft is found to be deficient, the Design-Build Firm shall correct the
deficiency (i.e. repair or replace the shaft) and/or modify the design to compensate
for the deficiency. After the deficiency is corrected, the shaft shall be retested and
recertified by the Design-Build Firm. The Department may then perform additional
Verification Testing. In case of disagreement of test results, the Department’s results
will be final and used for determination of acceptance.
Utility Coordination
The Design Build Firm shall insure FDOT standards, policies, procedures, and design criteria are
followed concerning utility coordination. The FDOT standards, policies, procedures, and design criteria
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are contained in the current adopted Design Standards, Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge
Construction, Rule 14-46.001 (Utility Accommodation Manual), and any Supplemental Specification,
Provision, or Agreement attached to this RFP.
The Design/Build Firm may employ more than one individual or utility engineering consultant to provide
utility coordination and engineering design expertise. However, the Design/Build Firm shall employ and
identify a single dedicated person responsible for managing all utility coordination and design activities.
This person shall be contractually referred to as the Utility Coordination Manager and shall be identified
in the Design/Build Firm’s proposal. The Utility Coordination Manager shall be required to satisfactorily
demonstrate to the Department’s Project Manager having the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
1.
2.
3.
A minimum of 4 years of experience performing utility coordination in
accordance with Department standards, policies, and procedures.
Knowledge of the Department plans production process and District utility
coordination practices,
Knowledge of Department agreements, standards, policies, and procedures.
The Design/Build Firm’s Utility Coordination Manager shall be responsible for, but not limited to, the
following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
Ensuring that Utility Coordination and design is conducted in accordance with
the Department’s standards, policies, procedures, and design criteria.
Assisting the engineer of record in identifying all existing utilities and
coordinating any new installations.
Scheduling utility meetings, keeping and distribution of minutes of all utility
meetings, and ensuring expedient follow-up on all unresolved issues.
Distributing all plans, conflict matrixes and changes to affected utility owners
and making sure this information is properly coordinated.
Identifying and coordinating the completion of any Department or utility owner
agreement that is required for reimbursement, or accommodation of the utility
facilities associated with the Design/Build project.
Assisting the Engineer of Record and the contractor with resolving utility
conflicts.
Review of all Utility Work Schedules.
Handling reimbursable issues inclusive of betterment and salvage determination.
Obtaining and maintaining Sunshine State One Call Design to Dig Tickets.
QA Review of construction plans prior to construction activities for completeness
Acquisition/procurement of any required easements when stated in RFP and as
required by design
Periodic project updates to the district utility office as needed
The Design/Build Firm is responsible for all costs associated with the relocation of any utility.
D. Roadway Plans:
General:
The Design/Build Firm shall prepare the Roadway Plans Package. This work effort includes the roadway
design and drainage analysis needed to prepare a complete set of Roadway Plans, Traffic Control Plans,
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Environmental Permits and other necessary documents.
Design Analysis:
The Design/Build Firm shall develop and submit a Project Design Report for review and concurrence by
the Department and FHWA on this Federal Aid Oversight Project. The Department shall provide the
following packages:
1.
Typical Section Package:
The Department has developed an approved typical section package (an Attachment to this RFP) for this
project. Any deviation from or revision to this approved typical section package is a change to the
requirements of the RFP and must be submitted to the Department by the information cut-off date as
shown in Section II, Schedule of Events, of the RFP and will require approval from FDOT and FHWA.
2.
Pavement Design Package:
The Department has developed approved minimum pavement designs for asphalt pavements for use on
this project. The minimum pavement designs are included as an Attachment to this RFP. Any
modification of the pavement designs provided must be approved by the Department and FHWA. Any
modification is a change to the requirements of the RFP and must be submitted to the Department by the
information cut-off date as shown in Section II, Schedule of Events, of the RFP.
3.
Roadway Widening:
The roadway widening shall add an additional through lane in each direction on the I-95 mainline based
on the approved typical section. The widening and resurfacing shall include all cross slope corrections to
meet Department criteria.
The roadway widening shall include the construction of a median barrier. Any guardrail median barrier
shall include rub rail. Three strand cable barrier is not acceptable as the median barrier. Any existing
median guardrail is new and shall be salvaged and reset after widening.
The right shoulders shall be maintained at a minimum of 4 feet paved and 2 feet stabilized for a total of 6
feet during all phases of construction.
Temporary rumble strips shall be constructed on all temporary shoulders.
No construction vehicles will be allowed to pull in or out of the construction zone without a lane closure
or a temporary deceleration/acceleration lane
a.
Milling and Resurfacing:
The existing I-95 mainline asphalt pavement and outside shoulder pavement throughout the project limits
shall be milled and resurfaced in accordance with the approved asphalt pavement design provided by the
Department. Ramps shall be milled and resurfaced to the limits shown on the Concept Plans (see Section
VI – Design and Construction Criteria, A – General) in the last phase of the project.
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b.
Drainage Analysis:
The Design/Build Firm shall be responsible for designing the drainage and stormwater management
systems. All design work shall be in compliance with the Department’s Drainage Manual; Florida
Administrative Code, chapter 14-86; Federal Aid Policy Guide 23 CFR 650A; district specific policies
and criteria; and the requirements of the regulatory agencies. This work will include the engineering
analysis necessary to design any or all of the following: cross drains, french drains, roadway ditches,
outfall ditches, storm sewers, retention/detention facilities, interchange drainage and water management,
other drainage systems and elements of systems as required for a complete analysis. Full coordination
with all permitting agencies, the District Environmental Management section and Drainage Design
section will be required from the beginning of the design phase. Full documentation of all meetings and
decisions are to be submitted to the District Drainage Design section. These activities and submittals
should be coordinated through the Department’s Project Manager.
The determination of the exact number of drainage basins, outfalls and water management facilities
(retention/detention areas, weirs, etc.) required will be the Design/Build Firm’s responsibility.
The Design/Build Firm shall maintain positive drainage throughout the project duration.
The objective is to obtain approved stormwater treatment/attenuation design. This service shall include,
but is not limited to the following:
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•
Provide for a drainage design and stormwater management system that can be accommodated
within the right-of-way owned by the Department. The right-of-way available to the
Design/Build Firm for stormwater management facilities is shown on the right-of-way maps, an
Attachment to this RFP.
Perform design and generate construction plans documenting the permitted systems function to
criteria.
The Design/Build Firm shall check all existing cross drains to determine capacity and remaining design
life. Flood flow requirements will be determined in accordance with the Department’s procedures.
The Design/Build Firm will consider optional culvert materials in accordance with the Department’s
Drainage Manual Criteria. HDPE will not be permitted within the limited access right-of-way nor will it
be permitted within the confines of a mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) wall.
Prior to proceeding with the Drainage Design, the Design/Build Firm shall meet with the District
Drainage Engineer. The purpose of this meeting is to provide information to the Design/Build Firm that
will better coordinate the Preliminary and Final Drainage Design efforts. This meeting is Mandatory and
is to occur twenty (20) calendar days (excluding Holidays as defined in section 1-3 of the
Specifications) prior to any submittals containing drainage components.
The Design/Build Firm shall provide the Department’s District Drainage Engineer a signed and sealed
Drainage Design Report and a copy of the signed and sealed Drainage Design Report of CD in .pdf
format. It shall be a record set of all drainage computations, both hydrologic and hydraulic. The
Design/Build Firm’s engineer shall include all necessary support data.
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E. Geometric:
The Design/Build Firm shall design the geometric for the project using the design standards that are most
appropriate with proper consideration given to the design traffic volumes, adjacent land use, design
consistency, aesthetics, ADA requirements, and this document.
The design elements shall include, but not be limited to, the horizontal and vertical alignments, lane
widths, shoulder widths, median widths, cross slopes, borders, sight distance, side slopes, front slopes and
ditches. The geometric design developed by the Design/Build Firm shall be an engineering solution that is
not merely an adherence to the minimum AASHTO and/or Department standards.
No design exceptions are anticipated for this project. Design variations approved for this project are
included in the Attachments to this RFP. The approved design variations are as follows:
• Vertical Clearance – Palm Bay Road over I-95
• Vertical Alignment – I-95 crest curve at Malabar Road
• Stopping Sight Distance –I-95 from Palm Bay Road continuing to the north
Any modifications to these variations or additional variations or exceptions considered in the design of
the facility are solely at the risk of the Design/Build Firm and must be submitted to and approved by the
Department (variations and exceptions) and FHWA (exceptions) prior to the construction of that
component.
F.
Design Documentation, Computations and Quantities:
The Design/Build Firm shall submit to the Department design notes and computations to document the
design conclusions reached during the development of the construction plans.
The design notes and computation sheets shall be fully titled, numbered, dated, indexed, and signed by the
designer and the checker. Computer output forms and other oversized sheets shall be folded to a standard
size 8½" x 11". The data shall be in a hard-back folder for submittal to the Department. At the project
completion, a final set of design notes and computations, signed by the Design/Build Firm, shall be
submitted with the record set of plans and tracings.
The design notes and calculations shall include, but not be limited to the following data:
1. Design standards used for the project
2. Geometric design calculations for horizontal alignments
3. Vertical geometry calculations
4. Superelevation Calculations
5. Stopping Sight Distance Calculations
6. Guardrail Placement Calculations
7. Documentation of decisions reached resulting from meetings, telephone conversations or site
visits
G.
Structure Plans:
1.
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2.
a.
The Design/Build Firm shall submit to the Department final signed and
sealed design documentation prepared during the development of the
plans.
b.
The Design/Build Firm shall insure that the final geotechnical and
hydraulic recommendations and reports required for bridge design are
submitted with the 90% bridge plans.
c.
The Design/Build Firm shall "Load Rate" all bridges in accordance with
the Department Procedure 850-010-035 and the Structures Manual. The
bridge load rating shall be submitted to the Department for review with
the 90% superstructure submittal. The as-bid load rating (based on the
90% design plans) shall be provided to the Department before any traffic
is placed on the bridge. The as-bid load rating shall be signed and sealed
by a Professional Engineer licensed in the State of Florida. A final,
signed and sealed copy of the Bridge Load Rating, updated for the asbuilt conditions shall be submitted to the Department’s Project
Representative and the District Structures Maintenance Engineer with the
as-built bridge plans.
d.
Any erection, demolition, and any proposed sheeting and/or shoring
plans that may potentially impact the railroad must be submitted to and
approved by the railroad. This applies to areas adjacent to, within and
over railroad rights of ways.
e.
The Engineer of Record for bridges shall analyze the effects of the
construction related loads on the permanent structure. These effects
include but are not limited to: construction equipment loads, change in
segment length, change in construction sequence, etc. The Engineer of
Record shall review all specialty engineer submittals (camber curves,
false-work systems, etc.) to ensure compliance with the contract plan
requirements and intent.
Criteria
The Design/Build Firm shall incorporate the following into the design of this facility:
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a.
All plans and designs are to be prepared in accordance with AASHTO
LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, Department Standard
Specifications, Structures Manual, Plans Preparation Manual,
Department Standard Drawings, Supplemental Specifications, Special
Provisions, and directions from the State Structures Design Engineer,
Temporary Design Bulletins, Structures Design Office and / or District
Structures Design Engineer.
b.
Bridge Widening: In general, match the existing as per the Department
Structures Manual.
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c.
Critical Temporary Retaining Walls: Whenever the construction of a
structural component (such as a wall, footing, or other such component)
requires excavation that may endanger the public or an existing structure
that is in use the Design/Build Firm must protect the existing facility and
the public. If a critical temporary retaining wall is, therefore, required
during the construction stage only, it may be removed and reused after
completion of the work. Such systems as steel sheet pilings, soldier
beams and lagging or other similar systems are commonly used. In such
cases, the Design/Build Firm is responsible for designing detailing the
wall in the set of contract plans. These plans must be signed and sealed
by the Structural Engineer in responsible charge of the wall design.
The Design/Build Firm shall design and construct, in general conformance with the Concept Plans (see
Section VI – Design and Construction Criteria, A – General), improvements at the following bridge
locations:
•
I-95 over SR 514 (Malabar Road) - Bridge No. 700202 - modifying the lane configuration and
relocating the median barriers.
• I-95 over Melbourne-Tillman Drainage Canal No. 1 - Bridge Nos. 700034 and 700110 – bridge
widenings
H.
Specifications:
Department Specifications may not be modified or revised. The Design/Build Firm shall include all
Technical Special Provisions, which will apply to the work in the proposal. Technical Special Provisions
shall be written only for items not addressed by Department Specifications, and shall not be used as a
means of changing Department Specifications.
Before construction activities can begin, the Design/Build Firm shall prepare and submit a signed and
sealed Construction Specifications Package for the project, containing all applicable Division II and III
Special Provisions and Supplement Specifications from the Specifications Workbook in effect at the time
the bid price proposals are due in the District Office. Specification Workbooks are posted on the
Department’s
website
at
the
following
URL
address:
https://www2.dot.state.fl.us/SpecificationsPackage/Utilities/Membership/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fspecifi
cationspackage%2fDefault.aspx.
The signed and sealed Specifications Package shall also include individually signed and sealed Technical
Special Provisions for any and all work not addressed by Department Specifications. Any Technical
Special Provisions included in the signed and sealed Construction Specifications Package which had not
been included in the proposal phase, may require a contract cost modification as a condition of approval.
The Design/Build Firm must account for a fifteen (15) calendar day review (excluding Holidays as defined
in section 1-3 of the Specifications) time in its schedule. Upon review by the Department, the Construction
Specifications Package will be stamped “Released for Construction” and initialed and dated by the
reviewer.
Any subsequent modifications to the Construction Specifications Package shall be prepared, signed and
sealed as a Supplemental Specifications Package, subject to the same process for submittal, review, and,
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release for construction, as described above, for the original Construction Specifications Package.
Construction work affected by Supplemental Specifications Packages shall not begin until stamped
“Released for Construction” Supplemental Specification Package is obtained.
I.
Shop Drawings:
The Design/Build Firm shall be responsible for the preparation and approval of all Shop Drawings. Shop
Drawings shall be submitted to the Department and shall bear the stamp and signature of the
Design/Build Firm’s Engineer of Record (EOR), and Specialty Engineer and signed and sealed by the
Design/Build Firm’s EOR or the Specialty Engineer as appropriate. The Department shall review the
Shop Drawing(s) to evaluate compliance with project requirements and provide any findings to the
Design/Build Firm. The Departments procedural review of shop drawings is to assure that the
Design/Build Firm and the EOR have both accepted and signed the drawing, the drawing has been
independently reviewed and is in general conformance with the plans. The Departments review is not
meant to be a complete and detailed review. Upon review of the shop drawing, the Department will stamp
“Released for Construction” or “Released for Construction as noted” and initialed and dated by the
reviewer.
J.
Sequence of Construction:
The Design/Build Firm shall construct the work in a logical manner and with the following objectives as
guides:
1. Maintain or improve, to the maximum extent possible, the quality of existing traffic
operations, both in terms of flow rate and safety, throughout the duration of the
project.
2. Minimize the number of different Traffic Control Plan (TCP) phases, i.e., number of
different diversions and detours for a given traffic movement.
3. Take advantage of newly constructed portions of the permanent facility as soon as
possible when it is in the best interest of traffic operations and construction activity.
4. Maintain reasonable direct access to adjacent properties at all times, with the
exception in areas of limited access right-of-way where direct access is not permitted.
5. Proper coordination with adjacent construction projects and maintaining agencies.
K.
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)
The Design/Build Firm shall prepare an erosion control plan that complies with the Storm Water
Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) as required by the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System
(NPDES). The Design/Build Firm shall refer to the Plans Preparation Manual for information in regard to
the SWPPP and Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Rule 62-25 for requirements on
the erosion control plan. Detailed limits of the erosion control items will be necessary but may be shown
on the roadway plans sheets. This plan shall be submitted along with the Design/Build Firm’s
Certification at least 15 working days prior to beginning construction activities.
L.
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1.
Traffic Control Analysis:
The Design/Build Firm shall design a safe and effective Traffic Control Plan to move vehicular traffic
during all phases of construction. The areas shall include, but are not limited to, construction phasing,
utility relocation, drainage structures, signalization, ditches, front slopes, back slopes, drop offs within
clear zone, and traffic monitoring sites. Special consideration shall be given to the drainage system when
developing the construction phases. Positive drainage must be maintained at all times.
The traffic control plan shall address how to assist with maintenance of traffic throughout the duration of
the contract.
The Traffic Control Plan shall be prepared by a certified designer who has completed the Department’s
training course, and in accordance with the Department’s Design Standards and the Roadway Plans
Preparation Manual.
The Design/Build Firm will not be allowed to use the "Shoulder Treatment" option on Sheet 6 of 10 of
Standard Index 600 to protect drop-off conditions in the median. Temporary or permanent barrier wall or
guardrail must be used.
Once a physical barrier (temporary or permanent barrier wall and/or guardrail) is established between
directions of traffic, the barrier needs to be maintained between directions of traffic for the remainder of
the project, unless the distance between opposing traffic is such that physical barriers are no longer
required.
The Design/Build Firm will be required to protect the median work areas with temporary concrete barrier
walls. The Design/Build Firm will be required to use temporary concrete barrier wall to separate
opposing directions of travel at all times until the separation between directions of travel is greater than
88 feet.
2.
Traffic Control Plans:
The Design/Build Firm shall utilize Index Series 600 of the Department’s Design Standards where
applicable. Should these standards be inadequate, a detailed traffic control plan shall be developed. The
Design/Build Firm shall prepare plan sheets, notes, and details to include the following: typical section
sheet(s), general notes and construction sequence sheet(s), typical detail sheet(s), traffic control plan
sheet(s).
The Design/Build Firm shall prepare additional plan sheets such as cross sections, profiles, drainage
structures, retaining wall details, and sheet piling as necessary for proper construction and implementation
of the Traffic Control Plan.
3.
Traffic Control Restrictions:
There will be NO LANE CLOSURES ALLOWED between the hours of 6:00AM to 9:00 PM on I-95.
On SR 514 (Malabar Road) there are no restrictions on single lane closures and double lane closures are
not permitted from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM. No lane closures are permitted on SR 516 (Palm Bay Road
N.E.) between 6:00 AM and 8:00 PM. A lane may be closed on these roadways only during active work
periods. Rolling barricades on I-95 will be allowed from 1:00 AM to 4:00 AM. All lane closures,
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including ramp closures, must be reported to the local emergency agencies, the media and the District
Public Information Officer, Steve Olson at 386-943-5479 a minimum of seven (7) calendar days in
advance. Also, the Design/Build Firm shall develop the project to be able to provide for all lanes of
traffic to be open in the event of an emergency or if the lane closure causes a driver delay greater than 20
minutes.
The Design/Build Firm shall coordinate all lane closures with local agencies. The Design/Build Firm
shall be required to place Variable Message Signs advising the traveling public of proposed lane closures.
These Variable Message Signs shall be operational for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days prior to the
proposed lane closures. NO LANE CLOSURES are allowed on the days of Special Events. Special
Event is defined as a festival, fair, run, race, motorcade, parade, civic activity, cultural activity, charity or
fund drive, sporting event, or similar activity that could be negatively impacted as a result of the work.
The Design/Build Firm shall be responsible for obtaining information concerning any Special Events that
occur during the life of the contract. Special Events include, but are not limited to Space Shuttle launches
from Kennedy Space Center. All Special Events will be handled in the same manner as Holidays and in
accordance with this sub article.
M.
Environmental Services/Permits/Mitigation:
The Design/Build Firm will be responsible for preparing designs and proposing construction methods that
are permitable. The Design/Build Firm will be responsible for any required permit fees. All permits
required for a particular construction activity will be acquired prior to commencing the particular
construction activity. Delays due to incomplete permit packages, agency rejection, agency denials, agency
processing time, or any permit violations, except as provided in Section V.D.2, will be the responsibility
of the Design/Build Firm, and will not be considered sufficient reason for time extension.
N.
Signing and Pavement Marking Plans:
The Design/Build Firm shall prepare signing and pavement marking plans in accordance with Department
criteria. The Design/Build Firm shall provide plans that are in general conformance with the Concept
Plans (see section VI – Design and Construction Criteria, A – General) with the exception of those signs
shown as an Attachment to this RFP. This file shows required changes from FDOT Traffic Operation
Department and consequently supersedes the Concept Plans.
Cantilever exit signs shall be installed at the following interchanges:
Malabar Road
Palm Bay Road
SR 500/US 192
Eau Gallie Blvd
Wickham Road
All overhead signs shall be lighted unless the sheeting used for these overhead signs meet or exceed the
Intensity Values shown in the table below
MINIMUM REFLECTIVE INTENSITY VALUES FOR
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RETROREFLECTIVE SHEETING ON OVERHEAD SIGNS WITHOUT LIGHTING
Minimum Coefficient of Retroreflection·(RA) cd/(lx · m2)
Per ASTM E-810 (Average of 0 and 90 degree orientation)
Observation
Fluor.
Entrance
Fluor.
White
Angle°
Yellow
Angle°
Fluor.
Yellow-
Red
Green
Blue
Yellow
Orange
Green
0.2
-4
570
425
340
455
114
57
45
200
0.2
30
215
160
130
170
43
21
28
75
0.2
40
100
75
60
80
20
10
7.5
35
0.5
-4
400
300
240
320
80
40
32
140
0.5
30
150
112
90
120
30
15
16
52
0.5
40
50
37
30
40
10
5
4
18
1
-4
120
90
72
96
24
12
9
42
1
30
45
34
27
36
9
4.5
6
16
1
40
25
19
15
20
5
3
2
9
The Design/Build Firm shall be responsible for verifying the vertical clearance to existing overhead
signing above the improved roadway. If existing overhead signing will not meet minimum clearance
standards, the Design/Build Firm shall be responsible for modifications to provide required clearances.
The Design/Build Firm shall be responsible for installing the thermoplastic pavement markings. The
thermoplastic pavement markings shall be installed a minimum of 30 days after the first paint application
on the final wearing surface.
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O.
Lighting Plans:
The Design/Build Firm shall prepare lighting plans in accordance with Department criteria.
The Design/Build Firm shall prepare lighting plans in conformance with the Concept Plans (see section
VI – Design and Construction Criteria, A – General). The lighting shall be designed and constructed at
the SR 514 (Malabar Road), SR 516 (Palm Bay Road N.E.), US 192, SR 518 (Eau Gallie), and SR 528
(Beach Line) interchanges with I-95.
P.
ITS Damage Recovery
Located within this project limits is Florida Department of Transportation District 5’s and/or another
government agency’s or agencies’ Intelligent Transportation System here in and after referred to as ITS.
The Design/Build Firm shall be responsible for maintaining the ITS system in accordance with the
specifications.
The Design/Build Firm shall register with Sunshine One Call for the fiber optic cable within the
construction limits. The Design/Build Firm must be registered by the issuance of the NTP and shall
remain registered until after final acceptance
In the event that actions of the Design/Build Firm cause the ITS or its components to fail or not operate
properly, as determined by the Department, the Design/Build Firm will be charged, as liquidated damages
and not as a penalty, the amounts indicated in Table VI.O.1. The Allowable Time in Table VI.O.1 begins
with notification of the ITS or component failure by the Engineer. During the Allowable Time, if the
Design/Build Firm repairs, corrects, tests and receives approval of the Engineer indicating the system or
its components are operating properly then no liquidated damages will be assessed. If the Engineer has
not approved the ITS or its components to be operating properly, then Liquidated Damages will be
assessed and continue for each Additional Time Period, or portion thereof, as established in Table VI.O.1
until approval is received from the Department. At no time will the liquidated damages exceed
$25,000.00 over a 24-hour period.
In the event that actions of Third Parties cause the ITS or its components to fail or not operate properly, as
determined by the Department, the Design/Build Firm will be charged, as liquidated damages and not as a
penalty, the amounts indicated in Table VI.O.2. The Allowable Time in Table VI.O.2 begins with
notification of the ITS or component failure by the Department. During the Allowable Time, if the
Design/Build Firm repairs, corrects, tests and receives approval of the Engineer indicating the system or
its components are operating properly then no liquidated damages will be assessed. If the Department has
not approved the ITS or its components to be operating properly, then Liquidated Damages will be
assessed and continue for each Additional Time Period, or portion thereof, as established in Table VI.O.2
until approval is received from the Department. At no time will the liquidated damages exceed
$25,000.00 over a 24-hour period.
By execution of the Contract Documents, the parties acknowledge and agree that failure to timely repair
any failed System and Component will result in damages being suffered by the Department and/or the
traveling public which are difficult to ascertain with certainty. Parties further acknowledge and agree that
the amount of liquidated damages stated above is a best estimate of the actual damages that would be
suffered and is a reasonable amount based on the best available information.
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If multiple systems are affected at the same time, the higher liquidated damages will apply and will not end
until the system and all components are properly operating. At the discretion of the Department, liquidated
damages will not be assessed or time can be extended if the failure to have the System or components of
the System operating properly is beyond the Design/Build Firm’s control. The Department will have the
right to apply as payment on such damages any money, which is due to the Design/Build Firm by the
Department. However, lack of manpower or parts will not be considered as items beyond the Design/Build
Firm’s control.
Intelligent Transportation System and Component Failures:
Cut Fiber - This item entails the cutting of fiber optic cable that brings down the system in whole
or any part of the system or its functions that include communication between the Master Hubs. Cut
Fiber also includes causing a system to fail over to a redundant path or the removal of a redundant path
without written permission from the Department.
Camera System - This is to include the loss of Video or Pan, Tilt or Zoom from a specific camera
site. This also includes any change in the height, angle, or location of the support structure of the camera
caused by the Design/Build Firm.
Vehicle Detection System - This includes the loss of correct data flow from the field device to the
Department’s Software system located in the Regional Traffic Management Center (RTMC). This
includes data for all lanes of travel. If a temporary detection system is used it shall maintain all standards
that the existing system is currently using.
Dynamic Message System (DMS) - This entails the failure or partial failure for a Dynamic
Message Sign. This is to include the inability to send or receive data to a DMS or the inability for the
Operator at the RTMC to display, blank, change, or verify a message sent to the sign.
Table VI.O.1
Time and Liquidated Damages
Allowable Time
Additional
Time Period
Liquidated
Damages for
Additional Time
6 hours
$5,000
Cut Fiber
12 hours
Liquidated
Damages for
Allowable
Time
$15,000.00
Camera System
12 hours
$15,000.00
6 hours
$5,000
Vehicle
Detection
System
Dynamic
Message Sign
48 hours
$10,000.00
12 hours
$3,000
12 hours
$15,000.00
6 hours
$5,000
Item
Table VI.O.2
Time and Liquidated Damages
Item
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Allowable Time
Liquidated
Damages for
Allowable
Time
Additional
Time Period
Liquidated
Damages for
Additional Time
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Cut Fiber
Camera System
Vehicle Detection
System
Dynamic Message
Sign
36 hours
36 hours
72 hours
$15,000.00
$15,000.00
$10,000.00
6 hours
6 hours
12 hours
$5,000
$5,000
$3,000
36 hours
$15,000.00
6 hours
$5,000
The Design/Build Firm must maintain an inventory of the items listed in Table VI.O.3 until final
acceptance. Upon final acceptance, these items will become the property of the Design/Build Firm. The
Design/Build Firm must, within 15 calendar days of the Contract Award, visit the site, with the
Department, to insure that the items maintained in inventory are compatible with the existing equipment.
The Design/Build Firm must order and have these items in inventory within 50 calendar days after the
Contract Award. The Design/Build Firm must determine if any of the inventory items have a lead time
which will not allow him to have an item in stock within the specified time frame and notify the Engineer
in writing within 25 days of the Contract Award. The notification must be accompanied by a letter from
the manufacture stating when it will be delivered and why it is not available within the specified time
frame. This information will be reviewed by the Engineer and, if approved, the Design/Build Firm will
be given additional time to have the item in inventory. This inventory is to be replenished as required to
maintain a constant inventory of the required items and if one of the items is used it shall become the
property of the State and the Design/Build Firm will immediately obtain another to bring the inventory up
to the required amount levels.
Unless otherwise noted, all removed field devices, including but not limited to: cameras, vehicle detection
devices, Gig Ethernet Switches, Layer 2 Switches, power supplies, patch panels, cabinets, VSL, media
converters, and cooling devices, shall be turned over to Department. Poles, fiber, conduit, pull boxes,
special pull boxes, DMS, loops and loop detectors shall be disposed of by the Design/Build Firm unless
otherwise noted.
There will be no separate payment for work or materials specified in this sub-article (VI.O). All costs
shall be included in the other items of work in the contract.
Submit for review and approval to the Department prior to beginning any maintenance/repair activities,
written documentation that all personnel involved in the maintenance/repair of the ITS sub-system have
had previous experience in the installation of at least two ITS systems that have been in satisfactory
operation for at least one year. The experience shall include cameras, network equipment, Dynamic
Message Signs (DMS), Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), Microwave Vehicle Detection Systems
(MVDS), Automatic Vehicle Indicators (AVI), License Plate Readers (LPR), and all other system
components that comprise the existing and new system being installed on this project.
Table VI.O.3
Inventory Items
Item
Wavetonix Smart Sensor
CCTV Camera
Dell PC 3424 w/ optics
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Quantity
2
2
1
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VII.
Technical Proposal Requirements.
A.
General:
Each Design/Build Firm being considered for this project is required to submit a Technical Proposal. The
proposal shall include sufficient information to enable the Department to evaluate the capability of the
Design/Build Firm to provide the desired services. The data shall be significant to the project and shall be
innovative, when appropriate, and practical. Discussions of past performances on other projects shall be
minimized except as they relate to the proposed work.
B.
Submittal Requirements:
One (1) original and four (4) copies of the Technical Proposal shall be hard copies bound with tabs
labeled Section 1 through Section 6 with the information, paper size and page limitation requirements as
listed below:
The Technical Proposal must also be submitted in .pdf electronic format. The .pdf format must include
bookmarks for the various sections and subsections. Twelve (12) copies of the CD of the Technical
Proposal shall be submitted.
Submit one (1) original, four (4) hard copies and 12 CDs of the Technical Proposal to:
Ms. Chela Wood, Professional Services, MS 4-524
Florida Department of Transportation
719 South Woodland Boulevard
DeLand, Florida 32720
1. Section 1: Written Technical Proposal
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Paper size: 8½” x 11”, additional larger charts and graphs placed on 11”X17” paper
may be provided if folded neatly to 8½” x 11”
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Maximum allowed pages: 20 (excluding graphics and charts)
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Minimum Font Size: 11
The written technical proposal shall be presented in the following order and the minimum
information to be included is identified below.
Design Approach
The Design/Build Firm shall present a comprehensive approach to developing the design of the project.
Identify design elements that differ significantly from the concept plans. Specific areas to be addressed
shall include but not be limited to:
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Roadway Design and approach to minimizing impacts to Utilities
Drainage Design and approach to the permitting and/or permit modifications
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Structures Design and geotechnical considerations
Signing & Pavement Marking, Signalization & Lighting Design
ITS Modifications
Utilization of existing right-of-way
Innovative aspects relative to the design of the project
Project Management Plan
The Design/Build Firm shall present a comprehensive approach to managing the design and construction
of the project. Specific areas to be addressed shall include but not be limited to:
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Project Management: The role of the Design/Build Firm’s Project Manager(s) in the design
and construction of the project and any specific project management programs shall be
described.
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Staffing Plan: Provide a staffing plan for the design and construction of the project,
addressing all disciplines and specialty areas, sub-consultants, and sub-contractors. Identify
key personnel including their relevant experience and responsibilities. Identify personnel
responsible for utility coordination detailing their experience on similar projects. The
Department must approve any changes to the Project Management Plan and key personnel.
Other items to be included in the discussion of the staffing plan are:
1.
Man-loading requirements (both quality and quantity) for all technical services.
2.
Man-loading capabilities of all team firms.
3.
Man-loading availability for the project.
Design/Build Firms being considered for this project may have more than one office location.
The office assigned responsibility for the work shall be identified in this section of the
Technical Proposal. If different elements of the work will be done at different locations, those
locations shall be listed.
•
Quality Management Plan (QMP): The highlights of the quality management plan shall be
summarized. The minimum information to be included shall be in accordance with
Section V.N of this RFP.
•
Coordination Plan: The Design/Build Firm will also summarize critical elements and
strategies to ensure successful coordination with the following:
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Department management team and Public Information Personnel
o
Other adjacent Department and local projects
o
Contamination Impacts
o
Permitting/Environmental agencies
o
Utility owners
o
Local governments
o
Property & Business Owners
o
General Public
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Construction and Maintenance of Traffic Approach
The Design/Build Firm shall present a comprehensive approach for construction of the project. Specific
areas to be addressed shall include but not be limited to:
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Maintenance of Traffic: This shall include, but not be limited to geometric design for
diversions and/or detours, lane widths, shoulder widths, visual obstructions, reductions in
speed limits, and minimizing of lane closures.
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Utility Relocation Approach: This shall include, but not be limited to, the Design/Build
Firm’s approach to expedite utility adjustments and relocations that minimize impacts to the
traveling public and utility service interruptions.
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Construction Methods: This shall include, but not be limited to, the Design/Build Firm’s
approach to staging of equipment and materials, structures foundation construction, erection
and shoring of critical elements, protection of adjacent structures, and efforts to reduce
environmental impacts.
•
Protection of Local Business Interests: This shall include, but not be limited to, Design/Build
Firm’s plan to minimize impacts to local businesses within construction limits, by
maximizing driveway access, prevention of screening the visibility of businesses by
equipment and/or materials, minimizing dust, noise, and vibration, utilization of Public
Information Coordinators and planned activity notification, and process for managing
complaints.
•
Safety: Include the Design/Build Firm’s approach to incorporating safety elements in both
the design and construction. This includes such elements as ingress/egress into work zones,
rolling road blocks, public safety and worker safety.
•
Innovative aspects relating to the construction of the project.
Maintenance & Contractor Guaranteed Coverage
The Design/Build Firm shall clearly describe their design and construction strategies to ensure and/or
improve the maintainability of the project after completion, including:
• Design and construction methods that minimize periodic and routine maintenance.
• Exceeding minimum material requirements to enhance durability.
• Access to provide adequate inspections and maintenance.
In this section the Design/Build Firm may also present the extent of the Contractor Guaranteed/Value
Added coverage above and beyond the minimum time frame and features required by the specifications.
Commitment to Small Business Enterprise
The Design/Build Firm shall identify how they plan to attract, utilize and manage Small Business
Enterprise (SBE) firms for this project. As part of the Bid Price Proposal, the Design/Build Firm will
indicate the level of Small Business Utilization the Design/Build Firm will commit to during the
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execution of the contract. The commitment will be expressed as a percentage (rounded to the nearest
tenth) of the Bid Price Proposal. After execution of the contract, the Department will monitor compliance
with this commitment. If the Contractor fails to achieve the percentage committed for Small Business
Enterprise utilization, the Department will assess the Design/Build Firm monetary penalty equal to the
unfulfilled commitment. The Department will have the right to apply as payment for such assessments,
any money which is due to the Contractor by the Department.
The Contractor will report, with each invoice, the payments made to SBE firms. Forms for reporting
these payments will be provided by the Department after the award of the contract. The forms will require
the Contractor to identify each of the SBE firms that are receiving payments that will contribute to the
fulfillment of the SBE utilization commitment. For each SBE firm that is identified, the Contractor must
provide certification of the firm’s SBE status. This certification shall be included with first invoice that
identifies payment to each SBE firm. The forms for this certification will be provided by the Department
after the award of the contract.
Section 2: Resumes of Key Project Personnel
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Paper Size: 8½" x 11"
Minimum Font: 11
Maximum number of resumes to be included: 15
Each resume is limited to one (1) page per person.
The minimum information to be included: education, experience directly relevant to
this project and personal references.
Section 3: Proposed Schedule
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Paper size: 8½" x 11" or 11” x 17” folded neatly to 8½" x 11"
Maximum allowed pages: 2
The minimum information to be included in the summary CPM schedule of
anticipated major milestones and their associated phasing as follows:
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Anticipated Notice to Proceed Date
Design Survey
Design Reviews by the Department and FHWA
Design Review / Acceptance Milestones
Geotechnical Investigation
Environmental Permit Modification if required
Construction Mobilization
Start of Construction
Utility Adjustments/Relocations
Clearing and Grubbing
Embankment/Excavation
Bridge Design
Bridge Construction
Roadway Design
Roadway Construction (per Phase)
Additional Construction Milestones as determined by the Design/Build
Firm
Final Completion Date for All Work
Section 4: Design Support Documents
The Design/Build Firm shall provide representative calculations for only those design
elements that differ significantly from the concept plans, including but not limited to:
o Drainage Calculations
o Roadway Geometric Calculations
o Structural Calculations
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•
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Paper size: 8½" x 11"
Design Support documents will printed and presented double-sided
Maximum allowed pages: No page limit.
Section 5: Preliminary Plans
The Design/Build Firm will provide preliminary plans necessary to convey the intent of
the concept and to provide additional detail for those elements that differ significantly
from the concept plans.
•
Paper size: 11” x 17”
•
No page limit
The minimum information to be included in the preliminary plans is as follows:
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Roadway
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Project Limits
Horizontal alignment
Pier and abutment location
Major topographic features
Proposed vertical profile
Survey controls and bench marks
Stationing along Vertical and Horizontal alignment
Connections to existing roadway
Utilities
Traffic Control Plans
Roadway Typical Sections with Pavement Design
Concept Lighting
Concept Signing and Pavement Marking
Guide Signing and ITS
Structures
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General Notes
Plan and Elevation
Begin and End Bridge Stations
Proposed Foundation Types and Location
Proposed Foundation Testing Requirements
Span lengths
Minimum vertical and horizontal clearances
Location of expansion and fixed bearings
Basic material properties (concrete strengths, classifications)
Typical pier(s) and abutment details
Cross section of proposed superstructure showing type, size and locations of
structural elements
Section 6: Specifications
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C.
To be provided on a CD, not on paper.
Preliminary specifications package – Divisions II and III, Technical Special
Provisions, if applicable
Evaluation Criteria:
The Technical Review Committee shall evaluate the written Technical Proposal by each Design/Build
Firm. The Design/Build Firm should not discuss or reveal elements of the price proposal in the written
proposals. A technical score for each firm will be based on the following:
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Item
Value
1.
Design Approach
20
2.
Project Management Plan
25
3.
4.
5.
6.
Construction and Maintenance of Traffic Approach
Maintenance & Contractor Guaranteed Coverage
Schedule
Commitment to Small Business Enterprise
30
15
5
5
Maximum Score
100
The following is a description of each of the above referenced items:
1. Design Approach
Credit will be given for a comprehensive approach to the design aspects of the project, including but not
limited to roadway, drainage, structures design, signing and pavement marking, signalization and
minimizing impacts to utilities.
2. Project Management Plan
Credit will be given for a comprehensive Project Management Plan (PMP) that addresses Project
Management approach, staffing plans, Quality Management Plan and coordination. Credit will also be
given for incorporation of effective peer reviews.
3. Construction and Maintenance of Traffic Approach
Credit will be given for a comprehensive approach for conducting the construction effort for the project
including, but not limited to, Maintenance of Traffic, construction methods, worker and public safety,
utility adjustments and relocations.
4. Maintenance & Contractor Guaranteed Coverage
Credit will be given for the extent of the Contractor Guaranteed/Value Added coverage above and beyond
the minimum time frame and features required by the specifications. Credit will also be given for:
• Design and construction methods that minimize periodic and routine maintenance
• Exceeding minimum material requirements to enhance durability.
• Access to provide adequate inspections and maintenance
5. Schedule
Credit will be given, at the time of bid opening, according to the following table. The number of days
shown on the bid proposal form shall be the official proposed contract days.
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Days
Points
500 - 473
0
472 - 445
1
444 - 417
2
416 - 389
3
388 - 361
4
360 and below
5
6. Commitment to Small Business Enterprise
Credit will be given, at the time of bid opening, according to the following table. This commitment shall
be shown on the bid proposal form.
SBE Utilization Commitment (%)
Up to 1.9%
2% - 3.9%
4% -5.9%
6% - 7.9%
8% - 9.9%
10% or Greater
D.
Points Awarded
0
1
2
3
4
5
Final Selection Formula:
The Selection Committee shall publicly open the sealed bid proposals and calculate an adjusted score
using the following formula:
BPP
= Adjusted Score
TS
BPP = Bid Price Proposal
TS = Technical Score
The firm selected will be that firm whose adjusted score is lowest.
The Department reserves the right to consider any proposal as non-responsive if any part of the Technical
Proposal does not meet established codes and criteria. Also, if Proposed Contract Time is greater than
Maximum Allowable Contract Time (MCT) the proposal will be considered non-responsive.
E.
Final Selection Process:
After the sealed bids are received, the Department will have a public meeting for the announcement of the
Technical Scores and opening of sealed Bid Price Proposals. This meeting will be recorded. At this
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meeting, the Department will announce the scores for each member of the Technical Review Committee
for each Design/Build Firm in the evaluation criteria items of:
o
Design Approach
o
Project Management Plan
o
Construction Approach
o
Maintenance & Contractor Guaranteed Coverage
The sealed Bid Price Proposals will then be opened. The Proposed Contract Time and the Design/Build
Firm’s Commitment to Small Business Enterprise will be identified, and points awarded based on the
Evaluation Criteria in this RFP. Each Design/Build Firm’s average Technical Score will then be
announced. Following announcement of the technical scores, the bid price proposals will be announced
and the adjusted scores calculated.
The Department’s Selection Committee will review the evaluation of the Technical Review Committee
and the Bid Price Proposal of each Design/Build Firm as to the apparent lowest adjusted score and make a
final determination of the lowest adjusted score. The Selection Committee has the right to correct any
errors in the evaluation and selection process that may have been made. The Department is not obligated
to award the contract and the Selection Committee may decide to reject all proposals. If the Selection
Committee decides not to reject all proposals, the contract will be awarded to the Design/Build Firm
determined by the Selection Committee to have the lowest adjusted score.
VIII.
BID PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS.
Bid Price Proposals shall be submitted on the Bid Blank form provided and shall include:
•
One lump sum price for the Project
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The number of calendar days within which the Design/Build Firm will complete the
project
•
The Design/Build Firm’s commitment to Small Business Enterprise.
The lump sum price shall include all costs for all design, geotechnical surveys, architectural services,
engineering services, Design/Build Firms quality plan, construction of that portion of the Project, and all
other work necessary to fully and timely complete that portion of the Project in accordance with the
Contract Documents, as well as all job site and home office overhead, and profit, it being understood that
payment of that amount for that portion of the Project will be full, complete, and final compensation for
the work required to complete that portion of the Project.
The Bid Price Proposal shall be hand delivered in a separate sealed package to the following:
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Ms. Chela Wood, Professional Services, MS 4-524
Florida Department of Transportation
719 South Woodland Boulevard
DeLand, Florida 32720
The package shall indicate clearly that it is the Bid Price Proposal and shall identify clearly the
Design/Build Firm’s name, and project description. The Bid Price Proposal shall be secured and
unopened until the date specified for opening of Bid Price Proposals.
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Task
Geotechnical Investigation
Draft Pvmt Surv and Eval Report
FDOT Review
Final Pvmt Surv and Eval Report
FDOT Review
Draft Bridge Foundation Report
FDOT Review
Final Bridge Foundation Report
Submittal Date
9/11/2001 17:00
9/25/2001 17:00
10/9/2001 17:00
10/23/2001 17:00
10/12/2001 17:00
10/26/2001 17:00
11/9/2001 17:00
Design
Roadway
Prelim. Typical Section Package
FDOT Review
Final Typical Section Package
Prelim. Pavement Design Package
FDOT Review
Final Pavement Design Package
Mill & Resurf. 536 to 535 Plans
90% Plans Submittal
FDOT Review
100% Plans Submittal
FDOT Review
Final S&S
Mill & Resurf. 535 to 528 Plans
90% Plans Submittal
FDOT Review
100% Plans Submittal
FDOT Review
Final S&S
Lighting Plans
90% Plans Submittal
FDOT Review
100% Plans Submittal
FDOT Review
Final S&S
SMIS Plans
90% Plans Submittal
FDOT Review
100% Plans Submittal
FDOT Review
Final S&S
Signing and Marking Plans
90% Plans Submittal
FDOT Review
100% Plans Submittal
FDOT Review
Final S&S
Structures
Demolition Plans
FDOT Review
Bridge Design
Substructure Plans
90% Plans Submittal
FDOT Review
100% Plans Submittal
FDOT Review
Final S&S
Superstructure Plans
90% Plans Submittal
FDOT Review
100% Plans Submittal
FDOT Review
Final S&S
8/27/2001 17:00
9/10/2001 17:00
12/25/2001 17:00
11/20/2001 17:00
10/12/2001 17:00
10/26/2001 17:00
11/2/2001 17:00
11/16/2001 17:00
11/20/2001 17:00
12/25/2001 17:00
11/16/2001 17:00
11/30/2001 17:00
12/7/2001 17:00
12/21/2001 17:00
12/25/2001 17:00
Load Rating
12/11/2001 17:00
8/24/2001 17:00
9/7/2001 17:00
9/14/2001 17:00
9/11/2001 17:00
9/25/2001 17:00
10/2/2001 17:00
10/30/2001 17:00
9/7/2001 17:00
9/21/2001 17:00
10/12/2001 17:00
10/26/2001 17:00
10/30/2001 17:00
12/14/2001 17:00
10/26/2001 17:00
11/9/2001 17:00
11/23/2001 17:00
12/7/2001 17:00
12/14/2001 17:00
9/7/2001 17:00
9/21/2001 17:00
10/12/2001 17:00
10/26/2001 17:00
10/30/2001 17:00
8/31/2001 17:00
9/14/2001 17:00
10/5/2001 17:00
10/19/2001 17:00
10/23/2001 17:00
10/26/2001 17:00
11/9/2001 17:00
11/30/2001 17:00
12/14/2001 17:00
12/18/2001 17:00
Task
Prelim. Typical Section Package
Demolition Plans
90% Plans Submittal
FDOT Review
90% Plans Submittal
90% Plans Submittal
FDOT Review
Draft Pvmt Surv and Eval Report
Prelim. Pavement Design Package
Final Typical Section Package
FDOT Review
FDOT Review
FDOT Review
FDOT Review
FDOT Review
Final Pavement Design Package
100% Plans Submittal
Final Pvmt Surv and Eval Report
Draft Bridge Foundation Report
100% Plans Submittal
100% Plans Submittal
90% Plans Submittal
FDOT Review
FDOT Review
Final S&S
FDOT Review
FDOT Review
90% Plans Submittal
90% Plans Submittal
FDOT Review
FDOT Review
Mill & Resurf. 536 to 535 Plans
Final S&S
Final S&S
100% Plans Submittal
Final Bridge Foundation Report
FDOT Review
FDOT Review
FDOT Review
90% Plans Submittal
Substructure Plans
Final S&S
100% Plans Submittal
100% Plans Submittal
FDOT Review
FDOT Review
100% Plans Submittal
Load Rating
Mill & Resurf. 535 to 528 Plans
Final S&S
FDOT Review
Final S&S
FDOT Review
Bridge Design
Superstructure Plans
Final S&S
Geotechnical Investigation
Design
Roadway
Lighting Plans
SMIS Plans
Signing and Marking Plans
Structures
Submittal Date
8/24/2001 17:00
8/27/2001 17:00
8/31/2001 17:00
9/7/2001 17:00
9/7/2001 17:00
9/7/2001 17:00
9/10/2001 17:00
9/11/2001 17:00
9/11/2001 17:00
9/14/2001 17:00
9/14/2001 17:00
9/21/2001 17:00
9/21/2001 17:00
9/25/2001 17:00
9/25/2001 17:00
10/2/2001 17:00
10/5/2001 17:00
10/9/2001 17:00
10/12/2001 17:00
10/12/2001 17:00
10/12/2001 17:00
10/12/2001 17:00
10/19/2001 17:00
10/23/2001 17:00
10/23/2001 17:00
10/26/2001 17:00
10/26/2001 17:00
10/26/2001 17:00
10/26/2001 17:00
10/26/2001 17:00
10/26/2001 17:00
10/30/2001 17:00
10/30/2001 17:00
10/30/2001 17:00
11/2/2001 17:00
11/9/2001 17:00
11/9/2001 17:00
11/9/2001 17:00
11/16/2001 17:00
11/16/2001 17:00
11/20/2001 17:00
11/20/2001 17:00
11/23/2001 17:00
11/30/2001 17:00
11/30/2001 17:00
12/7/2001 17:00
12/7/2001 17:00
12/11/2001 17:00
12/14/2001 17:00
12/14/2001 17:00
12/14/2001 17:00
12/18/2001 17:00
12/21/2001 17:00
12/25/2001 17:00
12/25/2001 17:00
12/25/2001 17:00
Florida Department of Transportation
CHARLIE CRIST
GOVERNOR
Consultant Project Management
719 S. Woodland Blvd. – MS 542
DeLand, FL 32720-6834
STEPHANIE KOPELOUSOS
SECRETARY
INITIAL PLANS REVIEW (PHASE II)
FPID
Date
FDOT’s Project Name and Limits
Project Manager
Work Type to be Graded
Consultant Project Manager Name and Firm
State Road Number
Common Roadway Name
From Mile Post:
To Mile Post
Section
County
FDOT Timesheet Job Number
(Please complete the above fields with your project information)
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WE ARE FORWARDING TO YOU THE FOLLOWING ITEMS FOR YOUR REVIEW AND COMMENTS:
1. Roadway Plans / Comment Responses
7. Geotechnical Report (Roadway & Struct.)
2. Signing & Marking, Signalization, Lighting Plans
8. Constructability Checklist
3. Structures Plans/Design Calculations
9. CD Deliverable
4. Computation Book
10. Drainage Calculations
5. QA Checklist/Plans
11. Contract Time
6. Design Doc /Tech Specs/Sum Pay Items/CES Printout/LRE/ Engineer’s Estimate with Summary Form/Lane Closure Analysis
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Transmitted herewith are plans for the above project. This submittal has been entered into the Electronic Review
Comments system (ERC). Please provide comments using this system only by:
If you do not have access to
the ERC system or are unfamiliar with it, please contact Aida Echevarria at the district office at 386-943-5144 or via email at
[email protected] If you have any other questions, please contact the Project Manager at:
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MS/Dept: Items Sent –
RICHARD BELL
544 - Checking
YOUGENS PIERRE
544 – Estimates
JIM HARKRIDER
544 – TCP Review
544 – Specs ED KESTORY
FERRELL HICKSON
544 – Drainage
562 – Traffic Operations ( TP&S) SUSANNE HERTZ (Plans to Jim Stroz)
562 – Traffic Operations (Safety, Bike/Ped, Rail) SUSANNE HERTZ (Plans to Christopher Cairns)
SUSANNE HERTZ (Plans to Mike Smith)
562 – Traffic Operations (ITS)
SUSANNE HERTZ (Plans to Mike Sanders)
562 – Traffic Operations (Studies/Access Management
501 – Environmental STEPHEN TONJES
506 – D.O. Construction (Constructability) ALIDA SCHMITT
ABEL SIERRA
506 – D.O. Construction (Scheduling)
STACI NESTER
546 – Utilities
519 – Geotechnical RAFAEL RODRIGUEZ
542 – Project Manager
REBECCA COLON-FRANZ
542 – Project Management Files
MIKE WRIGHT
510 – Maintenance
544 – Permits HANNAH HERNANDEZ
CHARLES WOOD
538 – Structures Maintenance
EVE FINLEY
530 OUO – Planning, MPO Liaison Supervisor
NEIL KENIS
545 – Structures
N/A
549 – Legal, Public Record Set
LCO (Local Construction Office)
LMU (Local Maintenance Unit)
FHWA – full oversight only
Local Municipality/As Noted:
Public Transportation
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1, 2, 3
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Printed 10/27/2009
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Design-Build Crossword
Referenced Documents
(Found on the State Construction Website under Alternative Contracts, Design Build)
Design-Build Guidelines (DBG)
Boilerplate - Request for Proposal (RFP)
2007 Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction (Spec)
FDOT Procedure No. 625-020-010
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In addition to the submittal of the regular documents, the following items shall be added to the list of submittals: 1. As-built (record)
DBG 15
drawings 2. Design plans and calculations 3. Geotechnical reports 4. Load
of as-built structure(s).
Design-Build Firm Responsibility for Accuracy and Coordination of Shop Drawings: Coordinate,
, and control all submittals,
2 with a regard for the required priority, including those of the various subcontractors, suppliers, and engineers, to provide for an
DBG 13.4.2.6.1
orderly and balanced distribution of the work.
3 Design-Build projects allow the contractor to participate in the design in an effort to reduce costs and
construction.
FDOT Proc No.
625-020-010
Design-Build Firm Responsibility for Accuracy and Coordination of Shop Drawings: Indicate on the shop drawings all deviations from
. Likewise, whenever a submittal does not deviate
4 the Contract drawings and itemize all deviations in the letter of
from the Contract plans, clearly state so in the transmittal letter.
DBG 13.4.2.6.1
The Department's PM will be responsible for coordinating the procurement of Design-Build services as well as overseeing the
engineering/inspection/construction of the project. A team approach, with a PM from Production and a PM from Operations
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(Construction), is a viable solution to fulfilling the responsibilities associated with this role. One of these roles is
and
____________ periodic progress payments.
DBG 13
6 No
RFP p. 24 of 52
shall be submitted prior to Department approval of the schedule of values.
Before construction activities can begin, the Design/Build Firm shall prepare and submit a signed and sealed Construction
Specifications Package for the project, containing all applicable Division II and III Special Provisions and Supplement Specifications
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from the Specifications
in effect at the time the Bid Price Proposals were due in the District Office.
Shop drawings are not required for prequalified items. For non-prequalified items, determine the submittal path to be followed
based upon the identity of the Engineer of Record as shown adjacent to the title block on the structural plan sheets, and on the key
sheets of roadway plans, signing, and pavement marking plans, and/or lighting plans. At the preconstruction conference, the
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Department will notify the Design-Build Firm of any changes to the standard submittal process. The Department’s red ink review
for Construction” or “
for
stamp will signify an officially reviewed shop drawing and will state either “
Construction as Noted”. (Missing word is the same word in each location, use only once in puzzle)
RFP p. 41 of 52
DBG 13.4.2.5.1
ACROSS
Special Review by the Engineer of Record of Shop Drawings for Construction Affecting Public Safety For Construction Affecting Public
Safety, the Engineer of Record, will make an independent design review of all relevant shop drawings and similar documents. Do not
1 proceed with construction of the permanent works until receiving the Engineer of Record's approval. Send a copy of the approval
DBG 13.4.2.6.3
letter to the _________ __________. The review of these shop drawings is for overall structural adequacy of the item to support
the imposed loads.
QUESTIONS Page 3 of 3
Design-Build Crossword
Referenced Documents
(Found on the State Construction Website under Alternative Contracts, Design Build)
Design-Build Guidelines (DBG)
Boilerplate - Request for Proposal (RFP)
2007 Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction (Spec)
FDOT Procedure No. 625-020-010
DOWN
Monthly Estimates: The Design-Build Firm will develop a list of general pay items based on a
loaded CPM schedule. The
pay items will be per each such as columns for a bridge and; therefore, the monthly payment due the Design-Build Firm will be based
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on the number of columns completed of the total planned. If the total column item is $100,000.00 and 5 out of 10 columns were
completed in one month, then the Design-Build Firm is due $50,000.00 for that month.
days are granted in the same manner per the specifications in a Design-Build Project as in a typical Construction Project. Spec 8-7.3.2
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The monthly payments shall be approximate only and shall be subject to reduction for overpayments or
for
11 underpayments on preceding payments to the Design-Build Firm and to correction in the subsequent estimates and the final
estimate and payment.
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basis to the District
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The Job Guide Schedule (JGS) shall be kept up-to-date, and provided by the Design-Build Firm on a
Materials Engineer and District Construction Engineer.
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The
contract day of a Design Build Project is the Notice to Proceed Date. Design starts immediately after the Notice to
Proceed Date.
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Daily Report of Construction (DRC): Design-Build projects will require the standard DRC form to be filled out every day for every
is completed for use in
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preparing the monthly estimate.
DBG 13.4.1
Environmental permit agencies
allow Design-Build Firms to perform permit testing such as turbidity, the CEI will be
expected to perform these tests and these should be covered by the scope.
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Prepare and submit to the Engineer a Job Guide Schedule (JGS) using the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), 21
. Update the Job Guide Schedule and submit it to the Engineer prior to each
16 calendar days prior to commencement of
monthly progress estimate.
RFP p. 23 of 52
working days prior to
Final signed and sealed plans will be delivered to the Department’s Project Manager a minimum of
construction of that component. The Department’s Project Manager will send a copy of a final signed and sealed plans to the
17 appropriate office for review and stamping “Released for Construction”. Only stamped signed and sealed plans are valid and all work RFP p 20 of 52
that the Design/Build Firm performs in advance of the Department’s release of Plans will be at the Design/Build Firm’s risk.
18 During the Design Phase,
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are granted in the same manner as during the construction phase.
Invoicing will be based on the completion or
values.
of completion of major, well-defined tasks as defined in the schedule of
Before construction activities can begin, the Design/Build Firm shall prepare and submit a signed and sealed Construction
calendar day (excluding Holidays as defined
20 Specifications Package for the project. The Design/Build Firm must account for a
in section 1-3 of the Specifications) review time in its schedule.
Spec 8-7.3.2
RFP p. 24 of 52
RFP p. 41 of 52
For the purpose of the shop drawing review process as set forth in this article, the term “
” will apply to the
initiator or producer of shop drawings regardless of whether or not that party is normally the Engineer of Record or the___________
21 ___________ and the term “Engineer of Record” will apply to the shop drawing checker and certifier regardless of whether or not
DBG 13.4.2.1
that party is normally the Engineer of Record or the
. (Missing words are the same word in each area of
this paragraph, use only once in puzzle)
Approach and Understanding of the Project: The Design/Build Firm shall present a comprehensive
for completing the
specified work. The plan should address all significant design and construction issues and constraints and should demonstrate
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efficient use of manpower, materials, equipment, construction schemes, and techniques for completing the project.
RFP p. 49 of 52
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