Avondale Friendship Park Improvement Project Invitation To Bid

Parks, Recreation & Library Department
2016-03-02
City of Avondale

City of Avondale Parks, Recreation & Library Department

 

INVITATION FOR BIDS

 

SOLICITATION INFORMATION AND SCHEDULE

Solicitation Number:                                    PR 16-024

Project Number:                                           PK1027

Solicitation Title:                                          Friendship Park Improvements Project

Release Date:                                               March 2, 2016

 

NON-MANDATORY

Prospective Bidders’ Conference:


March 10, 2016

10:00 a.m. (local-time, Phoenix, Arizona) Sonoran Conference Room

11465 West Civic Center Drive Avondale, Arizona 85323

 

Final Date for Inquiries:                               March 14, 2016

Bid Deadline:                                               March 23, 2016

3:00 p.m. (local-time, Phoenix, Arizona)

Bid Opening:                                                March 23, 2016

3:00 p.m. (local-time, Phoenix, Arizona)

Department Representative:                         Paul Lopez                 plopez@avondale.org

623-333-4219

Procurement Administrator:                        Anna Hudson              ahudson@avondale.org

623-333-4213

In accordance with the City of Avondale Procurement Code, competitive sealed Bids for the services specified herein will be received by the City Clerk at the City Clerk’s Office at the above-referenced location until the date and time referenced above (the “Bid Deadline”). Bids received by the Bid Deadline shall be publicly opened and the Bid Price read. Bids shall be in the actual possession of the City Clerk on, or prior to, the Bid Deadline date. Late Bids shall not be considered except as provided in the City Procurement Code. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope with the Solicitation Number and the Bidder’s name and address clearly indicated on the front of the envelope.

There is no charge for the first set of Plans and Specifications.

Each additional set may be obtained in accordance with the City’s Fee Schedule.

Plans and Specifications may be picked up at the City of Avondale.

* The City of Avondale reserves the right to amend the solicitation schedule as necessary.

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OFFER

 

The undersigned (the "Bidder") hereby offers this Bid as an offer to contract with the City under the terms and conditions set forth below and certifies that Bidder has read, understands and agrees to fully comply with, and be contractually bound by, all terms and conditions as set forth in this Invitation For Bids ("IFB"), the Contract formed hereby (as defined below) and any amendments thereto, together with all Exhibits, Specifications, Plans and other documents included as part of this Contract (the "Contract Documents").

 

Arizona Transaction (Sales) Privile_ge

Tax License Number:     20902858                            

 

Federal Employer Identification Number:

ONG Construction, LLC

 

Contractor Name

1440 S. Priest Dr. Suite 104

 

Address

Tempe                       AZ                   85281

 

City                                      State                         Zip Code

For Clarification of this Bid contact:

 

Name: David Gray

Telephone:     480-361-9137

Facsimile: 480-361-8353

Email: dgray@dngllc.com

 

 

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         David Gray                                                     

Printed Name

President

 

Title

ACCEPTANCE OF OFFER AND NOTICE OF AWARD (FOR CITY OF AVONDALE USE ONLY)

Effective Date:                             _            Contract No.                                _             Official File:                _

CITY OF AVONDALE, an Arizona municipal corporation

 

 

 

 

David W. Fitzhugh, City Manager

 

ATTEST:                                                                                          APPROVED AS TO FORM:

 

 

 

                                        

Carmen Martinez, City Clerk                                                     Andrew J. McGuire, City Attorney

 

 

 

 

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ARTICLE I - DEFINITIONS

For purposes of this Invitation for Bids, the following definitions shall apply:

1.1               “Bid” or “Offer” means a responsive bid or quotation submitted by a Bidder in response to this Invitation for Bids.

1.2               “Bid Deadline” means the date and time set forth on the cover of this IFB for the City Clerk to be in actual possession of the sealed Bids.

1.3               “Bid Opening” means the date and time set forth on the cover of this Invitation for Bids for opening of sealed Bids.

1.4               “Bidder” means any person or firm submitting a competitive Bid in response to this IFB.

1.5               “City” means the City of Avondale, an Arizona municipal corporation.

1.6               “City Representative” means the City employee who has specifically been designated to act as a contact person to the City’s Procurement Administrator, and who is responsible for monitoring and overseeing the Contractor’s performance under this Contract and for providing information regarding details pertaining to the Work.

 

1.7               “Confidential Information” means that portion of a Bid, proposal, Offer, Specification or protest that contains information that the person submitting the information believes should be withheld, provided (i) such person submits a written statement advising the City of this fact at the time of the submission and (ii) the information is so identified wherever it appears.

1.8                “Contract” means, collectively, the (i) Offer/Bid, (ii) this IFB, including all exhibits, (iii) the Notice of Award, (iv) the Notice to Proceed or Purchase Order(s), (v) any approved Addendum, Change Order or Amendment, (vi) the Contractor’s Certificates of Insurance and a copy of the Declarations Page(s) of the insurance policies, (vii) the Certificate of Completion and (viii) any Plans, Specifications or other documents attached, appended or incorporated herein by reference. Alternate or optional bid items will become part of this Contract only if they are accepted by the City in writing on the Price Sheet.

1.9               “Contractor” means the individual, partnership, corporation or limited liability company who has submitted a Bid in response to this IFB and who, as a result of the competitive bidding process, is awarded a contract for Materials or Services by the City.

1.10            “Contract Time” means the time period during which the Contractor must complete all of the Work related to the Project.

1.11            “Days” means calendar days unless otherwise specified.

1.12            “Engineer” means the City Engineer or authorized designee.

1.13            “Final Completion” shall be defined as set forth in Section 3.17 and shall occur not later than 30 Days from the date of Substantial Completion unless otherwise designated by the Engineer and subject to modification by changes in the Work as provided in Section 3.15 below.

1.14            “Invitation for Bids” or “IFB” means this request by the City for participation in the competitive bidding process according to all documents, including those attached or incorporated herein by reference, utilized for soliciting Bids for the Materials and/or Services in compliance with the City’s Procurement Code.

 

 

 

 

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1.15            “MAG Specifications” means, collectively, the “Uniform Standard Specifications for Public Works Construction,” current edition as of the date of Contract award and the “Uniform Standard Details for Public Works Construction,” current edition as of the date of Contract award, which are sponsored and distributed by the Maricopa Association of Governments (“MAG”) and any amendments or supplements adopted by the City.

1.16            “MAG Supplement” means the City of Avondale Supplement to the MAG Uniform Standard Specifications and Details for Public Works Construction, dated April, 2008.

1.17            “Materials” means any personal property, including equipment, materials, replacements and supplies provided by the Contractor in conjunction with this Contract and shall include, in addition to Materials incorporated in the Project, equipment and other material used and/or consumed in the performance of the Work.

1.18            “Multiple Award” means an award of an indefinite quantity contract for one or more similar products, commodities or Services to more than one Bidder.

1.19            “Price” means the total expenditure for the defined Project, inclusive of all Materials, commodities or Services.

1.20            “Procurement Administrator” means a City employee, as designated on the cover of this IFB, who has specifically been designated to act as a contact person to the Bidders and/or Contractor relating to their IFB.

 

1.21            “Procurement Agent” means the City Manager or authorized designee.

1.22            “Procurement Code” means the City’s Procurement Code, as amended from time to time.

1.23            “Project” means the purpose and Work described as set forth in Section 2.1, in the “Purpose/Scope of Work” of the IFB.

1.24            “Punch List” means that list of items provided by City to Contractor at the time of Substantial Completion indicating items to be completed or corrected, including the time for completion or correction by Contractor after Substantial Completion.

1.25            “Services” means the furnishing of labor, time or effort by a Contractor, not involving the delivery of a specific end product other than reports which are merely incidental to the required performance and as further defined in this Contract. This term does not include “professional and technical services” as defined in the Procurement Code.

1.26            “Specification” means any description of the physical characteristics, functional characteristics, or the nature of a commodity, product, supply or Services. The term may include a description of any requirements for inspecting, testing, or preparing a supply or service item for delivery.

1.27            “Subcontractor” means those persons or groups of persons having a direct contract with the Contractor to perform a portion of the Work and those who furnish Materials according to the plans and/or Specifications required by this Contract.

1.28            “Substantial Completion” shall be defined as set forth in Section 3.16 below and shall occur not later than the date set forth in the Schedule, subject to modification by changes in the Work as provided in Section

3.15 below.

1.29            “Vendor” means any firms, entities or individuals desiring to prepare a responsive Bid in response to this Invitation for Bids.

 

 

1.30            “Work” means all labor, Materials and equipment incorporated or to be incorporated in the Project that are necessary to accomplish the construction required by this Contract.

ARTICLE II – BID PROCESS; BID AWARD

2.1               Purpose/Scope of Work. The Work included in this Project consists of improvements to Friendship Park, located at 12325 West McDowell Road, Avondale, Arizona, which currently contains parking areas, lighted athletic fields, playgrounds, an irrigation pond and several support buildings. This Work includes the expansion of existing parking, lighting and drainage, construction and renovation of park support buildings, a splash pad, picnic area, fencing of soccer fields, site amenities, landscaping, irrigation and utilities. Friendship Park will be closed to the public from June 20, 2016 through August 26, 2016. The City is issuing this IFB to secure a qualified Arizona General Engineering Class A Licensed Contractor to perform the Work and provide Materials as more particularly described in the Specifications attached hereto as Exhibit A, and incorporated herein by reference. Bidders must submit Bids encompassing the entire Project, inclusive of the related Plans and/or Construction Drawings. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the Bid is non- responsive.

 

2.2               Amendment of IFB. Except as set forth in Section 3.56 below, no alteration may be made to this IFB or the resultant Contract without the express, written approval of the City in the form of an official IFB addendum or Contract amendment. Any attempt to alter this IFB/Contract without such approval is a violation of this IFB/Contract and the City Procurement Code. Any such action is subject to the legal and contractual remedies available to the City including, but not limited to, Contract cancellation and suspension and/or debarment of the Bidder or Contractor.

2.3               Preparation/Submission of Bid. Bidders are invited to participate in the competitive bidding process for the Project specified in this IFB. Bidders shall review their Bid submissions to ensure the following requirements are met.

  1. Irregular/Non-responsive Bids. The City will consider as “irregular” or “non-responsive” and shall reject any Bid not prepared and submitted in accordance with the IFB and Specifications, or any Bid lacking sufficient information to enable the City to make a reasonable determination of compliance with the Specifications. Unauthorized or unreasonable exceptions, conditions, limitations, or provisions shall be cause for rejection. Bids may be deemed non-responsive at any time during the evaluation process if, in the sole opinion of the Procurement Agent, any of the following are true:
    1. Bidder does not meet the minimum required skill, experience or requirements to perform the Work or provide the Materials.
      1. Bidder has a past record of failing to fully perform or fulfill contractual

obligations.

  1. Bidder cannot demonstrate financial stability.
  2. Bid submission contains false, inaccurate or misleading statements that, in the

opinion of the Procurement Agent, are intended to mislead the City in its evaluation of the Bid.

  1. Specification Minimums. Bidders are reminded that the Specifications in this IFB are the minimum levels required and that Bids submitted must be for products that meet or exceed the minimum level of all features specifically listed in this IFB. Bids offering less than the minimums specified will be deemed not responsive. It shall be the Bidder’s responsibility to carefully examine each item listed in the Specifications.
  2. Required Submittal. Bidders shall provide all of the following documents to be considered a responsive Bid:

 

 

  1. Complete, fully executed original of this IFB, with the Offer signed in ink by a person authorized to bind the Bidder.
    1. Price Sheet.

 

  1. Bid Bond.

 

  1. Licenses; /DBE & MBE Status.

 

  1. References.

 

  1. Federal Requirements, if applicable.

 

  1. Acknowledgment for each Addendum received, if any.
  2. Bidder Responsibilities. All Bidders shall (1) examine the entire Bid package, (2) seek clarification of any item or requirement that may not be clear, (3) check all responses for accuracy before submitting a Bid and (4) submit the entire, completed Bid package by the official Bid Deadline. Late Bids shall not be considered. Bids not submitted with an original, signed Offer page by a person authorized to bind the Bidder shall be considered non-responsive. Negligence in preparing a Bid shall not be good cause for withdrawal after the Bid Deadline.
  3. Sealed Bids. All Bids shall be sealed and clearly marked with the IFB title and number on the lower left hand corner of the mailing envelope. A return address must also appear on the outside of the sealed Bid.

 

  1. Address. All Bids shall be directed to the following address: City Clerk, 11465 West Civic Center Drive, Suite 200, Avondale, Arizona 85323, or hand-delivered to the City Clerk’s office.
  2. Bid Forms. All Bids shall be on the forms provided in this IFB. It is permissible to copy these forms if required. Telegraphic (facsimile), electronic (email) or mailgram Bids will not be considered.
  3. Modifications. Erasures, interlineations, or other modifications in the Bid shall be initialed in original ink by the authorized person signing the Bid.
  4. Withdrawal. At any time prior to the specified Bid Opening, a Bidder (or designated representative) may amend or withdraw its Bid. Facsimile, electronic (email) or mailgram Bid amendments or withdrawals will not be considered. No Bid shall be altered, amended or withdrawn after the specified Bid Deadline, unless otherwise permitted pursuant to the City Procurement Code.

2.4               Inquiries; Interpretation of Plans, Specifications and Drawings.

  1. Inquiries. Any question related to the IFB, including any part of the Plans, Specifications, Scope of Work or other Contract Documents, shall be directed to the City Representative and Procurement Administrator whose names appear on the cover page of this IFB. Verbal or telephone inquiries directed to City staff will not be answered. Within two business days following the Final Date for Inquiries listed on the cover page of this IFB, answers to all questions received in writing or via e-mail will be mailed, sent via facsimile and/or e-mailed to all parties who obtained an IFB package from the City and who legibly provided a mailing address, facsimile and/or e-mail address to the City. Questions shall be submitted in writing by the date indicated on the cover page of this IFB; the City will not respond to any inquiries submitted later than the Final Date for Inquiries. The Vendor submitting such inquiry will be responsible for its prompt  delivery to the City. Any correspondence related to the IFB shall refer to the title and number, page and paragraph. However, the Bidder shall not place the IFB number and title on the outside of any envelope

 

 

containing questions, because such an envelope may be identified as a sealed Bid and may not be opened until the Bid Opening. Any interpretations or corrections of the proposed Contract Documents will be made only by addenda duly approved and issued by the City. The City will not be responsible for any other explanations or interpretations of the Contract Documents.

  1. Addenda. It shall be the Bidder’s responsibility to check for addenda issued to this IFB. Any addendum issued by the City with respect to this IFB will be available at:

City of Avondale City Hall, 11465 West Civic Center Drive, Avondale, Arizona 85323 Buyhub website at http://eprocure.avondale.org

City of Avondale website at www.avondale.org/procurement

  1. Approval of Substitutions. The Materials, products, and equipment described in this  IFB establish a standard or required function, dimension, appearance and quality to be met by any proposed substitution. No substitute will be considered unless written Substitution/Equal Request in the form attached hereto as Exhibit B, has been received by the City Representative at least ten days prior to the Bid Deadline. Each such request shall include the name of the Material or equipment for which it is to be substituted and a complete description of the proposed substitute, including any drawings, performance and test data and any other information necessary for evaluation of the substitute. If a substitute is approved, the approval shall be by written addendum to the IFB. Bidder shall not rely upon approvals made in any other manner.
  2. Use of Equals. When the Specifications for materials, articles, products and equipment include the phrase “or equal,” Bidder may bid upon and use materials, articles, products and equipment that will perform equally the requirements imposed by the general design. The Engineer will have the final approval of all materials, articles, products and equipment proposed to be used as an “equal.” No such “equal” shall be purchased or installed without prior, written approval from the Engineer.  No “equal” will be considered unless  a written Substitution/Equal Request, in the form attached hereto as Exhibit B, has been received by the City Representative at least ten days prior to the Bid Deadline. The request shall include the name of the material or equipment for which the item is sought to be considered an equal and a complete description of the proposed equal including any drawings, cuts, performance and test data and any other information necessary for evaluation of the equal. All approval of equals shall be issued in the form of written addendum or amendment, as applicable, to this IFB or the Contract.
  3. Bid Quantities. It is expressly understood and agreed by the parties hereto that the quantities of the various classes of Services and/or Materials to be furnished under this Contract, which have been estimated as stated in the Bidders’ Offer, are only approximate and are to be used solely for the purpose of comparing, on a consistent basis, the Bidders’ Offers presented for the Work under this Contract. The selected Contractor agrees that the City shall not be held responsible if any of the quantities shall be found to be incorrect and the Contractor will not make any claim for damages or for loss of profits because of a difference between the quantities of the various classes of Services and/or Materials as estimated and the Services and/or Materials actually provided. Contractor is responsible for ensuring that all Materials contained in the Plans for the project are bid on the Price Sheet. Contractor shall bring any potential discrepancy between the Plans and the Price Sheet to the City’s attention, either at the Prospective Bidders’ Conference or by written inquiry, as set forth in Subsection 2.4(A) above. If any error, omission or misstatement is found to occur, the same shall not (1) invalidate this Contract or the whole or any part of the Scope of Work, (2) excuse Contractor from any of the obligations or liabilities hereunder or (3) entitle Contractor to any damage or compensation except as may be provided in this Contract.

2.5               Prospective Bidders’ Conference. A Prospective Bidders’ Conference may be held.  If  scheduled, the date and time of the Prospective Bidders’ Conference will be indicated on the cover page of this IFB. The Prospective Bidders’ Conference may be designated as mandatory or non-mandatory on the cover of this IFB. Bids shall not be accepted from Bidders who do not attend a mandatory Prospective Bidders’ Conference. Bidders are strongly encouraged to attend those Prospective Bidder’s Conferences designated as non-mandatory.  The purpose of the Prospective Bidders’ Conference will be to clarify the contents of the IFB  in order to prevent any misunderstanding of the City’s requirements. Any doubt as to the requirements of this IFB or any apparent omission or discrepancy should be presented to the City at the Prospective Bidders’ Conference. The City will then determine if any action is necessary and may issue a written amendment or addendum to the IFB. Oral statements or instructions will not constitute an amendment or addendum to the IFB.

2.6               New Materials. All Materials to be provided by the Contractor and included in the Bid shall be new, unless otherwise stated in the Specifications.

2.7               Prices. Work shall be performed at the unit prices as set forth in the Price Sheet attached hereto as Exhibit C and incorporated herein by reference. Bid prices shall be submitted on a per unit basis by line item, when applicable and include all applicable transaction privilege (sales) tax. In the event of a disparity between the unit price and extended price, the unit price shall prevail. NOTE: All pricing blanks must be filled in. Empty or unfilled spaces in the Bid Price Sheet shall result in a determination that a Bid is non-responsive.

2.8               Payment; Discounts. Any Bid that requires payment in less than 30 Days shall not be considered. Payment discounts of 30 Days or less will not be deducted from the Bid Price in determining the low Bid. The City shall be entitled to take advantage of any payment discount offered, provided payment is made within the discount period. Payment discounts shall be indicated on Price Sheet.

2.9               Taxes. The City is exempt from Federal Excise Tax, including the Federal Transportation Tax. Transaction privilege tax, if any, shall be included in the unit price for each line item.  It shall not be considered a lump sum payment item. Bidder should not include tax on any allowances. It is the sole responsibility of the Bidder to determine any applicable State tax rates and calculate the tax accordingly. Failure to accurately tabulate any applicable taxes may result in a determination that a Bid is non-responsive. The Bidder shall not rely on, and shall independently verify, any tax information provided by the City.

 

2.10            Federal Funding. It is the responsibility of the Bidder to verify and comply with federal requirements that may apply to the Work (the “Federal Requirements”). It is also the responsibility of the Bidder to incorporate any necessary amounts in the Bid to accommodate for required federal record-keeping, necessary pay structures or other matters related to the Federal Requirements. Federal Requirements, if any, shall be attached hereto as Exhibit D. In addition to any applicable Federal Requirements, this procurement is subject to a number of state and City regulations. In general, where these rules conflict, the more stringent law or rule applies.

2.11            Cost of Bid/Proposal Preparation. Bids submitted for consideration should be prepared simply and economically, providing adequate information in a straightforward and concise manner. The City does not reimburse the cost of developing, presenting or providing any response to this solicitation; the Bidder is responsible for all costs incurred in responding to this IFB. All materials and documents submitted in response to this IFB become the property of the City and will not be returned.

2.12            Public Record. All Bids shall become the property of the City. After Contract award, Bids shall become public records and shall be available for public inspection in accordance with the City’s Procurement Code, except that any portion of a Bid that was designated as confidential pursuant to Section 2.13 below shall remain confidential from and after the time of Bid opening to the extent permitted by Arizona law.

2.13            Confidential Information. If a Vendor/Bidder believes that a Bid, Specification, or protest contains information that should be withheld from the public record, a statement advising the Procurement Agent of this fact shall accompany the submission and the information shall be clearly identified. The information identified by the Vendor or Bidder as confidential shall not be disclosed until the Procurement Agent makes a written determination. The Procurement Agent shall review the statement and information with the City Attorney and shall determine in writing whether the information shall be withheld. If the City Attorney determines that it is proper to disclose the information, the Procurement Agent shall inform the Vendor or Bidder in writing of such determination.

 

 

2.14            Vendor Licensing and Registration. Prior to the award of the Contract, the successful Bidder shall

(A)  be registered with the Arizona Corporation Commission and authorized to do business in Arizona and (B) have a completed Request for Vendor Number on file with the City Financial Services Department. Bidders shall provide license and certification information with the Bid, attached as Exhibit E and incorporated herein by reference. Upon the City’s request, corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships or other entities shall provide Certificates of Good Standing from the Arizona Corporation Commission.

2.15            Bidder Qualifications.

  1. Experience and References. Bidder must demonstrate successful completion of at least three similar projects within the past 60 months, one of which must have a dollar value of at least 75% of the total bid for this Project as set forth in the Price Sheet, attached as Exhibit C. Total bid price does not include any City allowances identified. For the purpose of this Solicitation, “successful completion” means completion of a project within the established schedule and budget and “similar projects” resemble this Project in size, nature and scope.  References for these three projects shall be listed on the sheet attached hereto as Exhibit F  and incorporated herein by reference.These references will be checked, and it is Bidder’s responsibility to ensure that all information is accurate and current. Bidder authorizes the City’s representative to verify all information from these references and releases all those concerned from any liability in connection with the information they provide.
    1. Investigation. The City’s representative may conduct any investigation deemed necessary to determine the Bidder’s ability to perform the Work in accordance with the Contract Documents. The three lowest Bidders may be requested to submit additional documentation within 72 hours (or as specified) to assist the City in its evaluation.

2.16            Certification. By submitting a Bid, the Bidder certifies:

  1. No Collusion. The submission of the Bid did not involve collusion or other anti- competitive practices.
  2. No Discrimination. It shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in violation of Federal Executive Order 11246.
  3. No Gratuity. It has not given, offered to give, nor intends to give at any time hereafter, any economic opportunity, future employment, gift, loan, gratuity, special discount, trip favor or service to a City employee, officer, agent or elected official in connection with the submitted Bid or a resultant Contract. In the event that the resultant Contract is canceled pursuant to this provision, the City shall be entitled, in addition to any other rights and remedies, to recover and withhold from the Contractor an amount equal to 150% of the gratuity.
  4. Financial Stability. It is financially stable, solvent and has adequate cash reserves to meet all financial obligations including any potential costs resulting from an award of the Contract.
  5. No Signature/False Statement. The signature on the Bid and the Vendor Information Form is genuine. Failure to sign the Bid and the Vendor Information Form, or signing either with a false statement, shall void the submitted Bid and any resulting Contract, and the Bidder may be debarred from further bidding in the City.

2.17            Bid Bond. All Vendors desiring to prepare a responsive Bid shall submit a non-revocable bid security payable to the City in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the total Bid Price. This security shall be in the form of a bid bond, certified check or cashier’s check and must be in the possession of the City Representative by the Bid Deadline. All bid security from Contractor(s) who have been issued a Notice of Award shall be held until the successful execution of all required Contract Documents and bonds. If the Contractor fails to execute the required contractual documents and bonds within the time specified, or ten Days after Notice of Award if no period is specified, the Contractor may be found to be in default and this Contract terminated by the City. In case of default, the City reserves all rights inclusive of, but not limited to, the right to purchase material and/or to complete the Work and to recover any actual excess costs associated with such completion from the Contractor. All bid bonds shall be executed in the form attached hereto as Exhibit G, duly executed by the Bidder as Principal and having as Surety thereon a Surety company holding a Certificate of Authority from the Arizona Department of Insurance to transact surety business in the State of Arizona. Individual sureties are unacceptable. All insurers and sureties shall have, at the time of submission of the proposal, an A.M. Best’s Key Rating Guide of “A-” or better as currently listed in the most recent Best Key Guide, published by the A.M. Best Company. As soon as is practicable after the completion of the evaluation, the City will (A) issue a Notice of Award for those Offers accepted by the City and (B) return all checks or bonds to those Bidders who have not been issued a Notice of Award.

 

2.18            Award of Contract.

  1. Multiple Award. The City may, at its sole discretion, accept Bidder’s Offer as part of a

Multiple Award.

  1. Evaluation. The evaluation of this Bid will be based on, but not limited to, the following:

(1)    compliance with Specifications, (2) Price, including alternates selected by the City, if any, and taxes, but excluding “as-needed” services requested by the City and (3) Bidder qualifications to perform the Work.

  1. Waiver, Rejection, Reissuance. Notwithstanding any other provision of this IFB, the City expressly reserves the right to: (1) waive any immaterial defect or informality, (2) reject any or all Bids or portions thereof and (3) cancel or reissue an IFB.
  2. Offer. A Bid is a binding offer to contract with the City based upon the terms, conditions and Specifications contained in this IFB and the Bidder’s responsive Bid, unless any of the terms, conditions, or Specifications are modified by a written addendum or Contract amendment. Bids become binding Contracts when the Acceptance of Offer and Notice of Award is executed in writing by the City. Bidder Offers shall be valid and irrevocable for90days after the Bid Opening.
    1. Protests. Any Bidder may protest this IFB, the proposed award of a Contract, or the actual award of a Contract. All protests will be considered in accordance with the City Procurement Code.

ARTICLE III – GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS PART A - GENERAL

3.1               Reference Standards. The Contractor shall perform the Work required in conformance with MAG Specifications and the MAG Supplement, each of which is incorporated herein by reference. In the event of a conflict between the MAG Specifications and the MAG Supplement, the MAG Supplement shall prevail.

3.2               Plans and Specifications to Successful Contractor. The successful Contractor may obtain one set of the Plans and Specifications for this Project from the Engineer at no cost.

3.3               Contract Time. The Contract Time for this Project shall be 120 days from the Notice to Proceed. All Work on the Project shall be completed on or before the expiration of the Contract Time.

3.4               Pre-Construction Conference. Within 30 days of the issuance of the Notice of Award, the Contractor shall attend a pre-construction conference. The City will contact the Contractor to schedule a specific date, time and location for the pre-construction conference. The purpose of this conference is to outline specific items and procedures and to address items that require special attention on the part of the Contractor. The Contractor may also present proposed variations in procedures that the Contractor believes may (A) improve the Project, (B) reduce cost or (C) reduce inconvenience to the public. Any necessary coordination and procedures for construction inspection and staking will be addressed during the pre-construction conference. The Contractor will be required to provide the following items at, or prior to, the pre-construction conference, each of which is subject to review and approval by the Engineer:

  1. Key Personnel; Subcontractors. A list of the names and emergency telephone numbers of all proposed key personnel, Subcontractors and suppliers that the Contractor intends to utilize on the Project, in the form attached hereto as Exhibit H and incorporated herein by reference. The term “Key Personnel” means individuals who will be directly assigned to this Project and includes, but is not limited to, the owner, principals, project manager, project superintendent, scheduler, construction engineer and supervisory personnel. At least two of the Bidder’s Key Personnel must have a minimum of three years’ experience in similar projects (defined above) and the scheduler must have experience in employing scheduling techniques appropriate for this Project. Resumes of Key Personnel shall be submitted upon request by the City’s representative. Proposed Subcontractors shall be qualified and have the requisite professional or technical licenses and be licensed to do business in the State of Arizona. The list shall include such information on the professional background of each of the assigned key individuals as may be requested by the City Representative. Such key personnel and Subcontractors shall be satisfactory to the Engineer and shall not be changed except with the consent of the Engineer. Additionally, the Engineer shall have the right to request that the Contractor personnel and Subcontractors be removed from the Project if, in the Engineer’s sole discretion, such personnel or Subcontractor(s) are detrimental to the Project delivery process. Upon receipt of such request, the Contractor shall remove such personnel or Subcontractor(s) unless the Contractor can provide the City with sufficient documentation to prove it is commercially impractical to replace the personnel or Subcontractor(s) with substitute personnel possessing similar qualifications. The Engineer’s approval of substituted personnel or Subcontractor(s) shall not be unreasonably withheld.
  2. Progress Schedule. A construction progress schedule showing the estimated time for start and completion of the major items of Work.
  3. Payment Schedule. A payment schedule showing the estimated dollar volume of Work for each calendar month during the life of the Project.
  4. Traffic Control. A written proposal, prepared by an individual who is IMSA or ATSSA certified, outlining the intended plans for traffic control and for maintaining continuous access to residences and businesses along the construction site.
    1. Drawings, Materials & Equipment. An itemized list of all required shop drawings, material and equipment submittals and a schedule indicating the dates each of these items will be transmitted to the City for review.

3.5               Notice to Proceed. Within 45 days of the issuance of the Notice of Award the City may issue a written Notice to Proceed. The Notice to Proceed shall stipulate the actual Contract start date, the Contract Time and the dates of Substantial Completion and Final Completion. The time required for the Contractor to obtain permits, licenses and easements shall be included in the Contract Time and shall not be justification for a delay claim by the Contractor. The time required for the Contractor to prepare, transmit and obtain approval of applicable submittals shall be included in the Contract Time and shall not be justification for a delay claim by the Contractor. No Work shall be started until after all required permits, licenses, and easements have been obtained. The Contractor shall notify the Engineer, in writing, at least 72 hours before the following events:

  1. Commencement. The start of construction.
  2. City Services Shut Down. Shutdown of City water, sewer, drainage, irrigation and/or traffic control facilities.
  1. Well or Pump Shut Down. Shutdown of existing water wells and booster pumps. Such shutdown shall not exceed 72 hours of any facility and only one facility may be shutdown at any one time.
  2. Water Lines. All draining and filling of water lines and irrigation laterals and all operations of existing valves or gauges. The City will furnish all required water meters; provided however, that the meter provided is only for construction purposes. Any domestic water meter necessary for the Project shall be included in the Bid.
    1. Start-up and Testing. Start-up or testing of any water well or booster pump to be connected to any part of the existing City water system. This includes operation of existing valves necessary to accommodate the water.

3.6               Laws and Regulations. The Contractor shall keep fully informed of all rules, regulations, ordinances, statutes or laws affecting the Work herein specified, including existing and future (A) City and County ordinances and regulations, (B) State and Federal laws and (C) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) standards.

3.7               Affirmative Action Report. It is the policy of the City that suppliers of goods or services to the City adhere to a policy of equal employment opportunity and demonstrate an affirmative effort to recruit, hire, and promote regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age or disability. On any Contract in excess of six months, the Contractor shall provide an annual report to the Engineer highlighting its activities to comply with this Section 3.7.

3.8               Rights-of-Way. The Contractor shall obtain a right-of-way permit for any of the Work completed in the public right-of-way. The Contractor will be responsible for any required Maricopa County permits or other agency permits. The City will provide any necessary easements for Work specified under this Contract, and the Contractor shall not enter or occupy with workers, tools, equipment or materials any private ground outside the property of the City without the written consent of the owner thereof. The Contractor, at its own expense, is responsible for the acquisition of any additional easements or rights-of-way.

3.9               Inspection, Safety and Compliance. Each Contractor must inform itself fully of the conditions relating to the construction of the Project and the employment of labor thereon. Failure to do so will not relieve the Contractor of its obligation to furnish all material and labor necessary to carry out the provisions of this Contract. Insofar as possible in carrying out its work, the Contractor must employ such methods or means as will not cause any interruption of or interference with the Work of any other contractor. Contractor affirms that it has inspected the jobsite and has thoroughly reviewed this Contract including, without limitation, the Specifications listed on Exhibit A, as the same may be revised by the City, and is not relying on any opinions or representations of City. Contractor agrees to perform and complete such Work in strict accordance with this Contract and under the general direction of the City. Contractor agrees that any exclusions of any Work must be approved in writing by the City prior to acceptance of this Contract or same shall not be excluded hereunder. Contractor is responsible for all safety precautions and programs and shall provide all protection and necessary supervision to implement said precautions and programs. Contractor shall take all reasonable precautions for the safety of and provide reasonable protection to prevent damage, injury or loss to: (A) employees or others on the Project, (B) the Work and materials and (C) other property at the Project or adjacent thereto. Contractor shall designate a responsible person on the Project whose duty shall be prevention of accidents. Contractor shall provide all competent supervision necessary to execute all Work and any Work incidental thereto in a thorough, first-class, workmanlike manner. It is Contractor’s responsibility that all of the Work and any Work incidental thereto conforms to, and is performed in accordance with, all applicable Federal, State, County and City laws, codes, ordinances, regulations (including National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System and air pollution standards) and orders of public authorities bearing on performance of the Work.

3.10            Traffic Regulations. All traffic affected by the Work under this Contract shall be regulated in accordance with the then-current version of the City of Phoenix-Traffic Barricade Manual (the “Barricade Manual”) which is incorporated herein by reference; provided, however, that this Contract shall govern in a conflict with the terms of the Barricade Manual. At the time of the pre-construction conference, the Contractor shall designate an employee who is well qualified and experienced in construction traffic control and safety to be responsible for implementing, monitoring and altering traffic control measures, as necessary. At the same time, the City will designate a representative who will be responsible to see that all traffic control and any alterations are implemented and monitored to the extent that traffic is carried through the Work area in an effective manner and that motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists and workers are protected from hazard and accidents.

  1. Major Streets. The following shall be considered major streets: All major parkway, mile (section line), arterial and collector (mid-section line and quarter section line) streets so classified by the City.
  2. Traffic Control Devices. All traffic control devices required for the Work under this Contract shall be the responsibility of the Contractor. The Contractor shall place advance warning signs (such as REDUCE SPEED, LOOSE GRAVEL, 25 MPH SPEED LIMIT and DO NOT PASS) in accordance with the  Barricade Manual. The Contractor shall provide, erect and maintain all necessary flashing arrow boards, barricades, suitable and sufficient warning lights, signals and signs and shall take all necessary precautions for the protection of the Work and safety of the public. The Contractor shall provide, erect and maintain acceptable and adequate detour signs at all closures and along detour routes. All barricades and obstructions shall be illuminated at night, and all safety lights shall be illuminated from sunset until sunrise. All barricades and signs used by the Contractor shall conform to the standard design generally accepted for such purposes and payment for all such services and materials shall be considered as included in the other pay items of this Contract.
  3. Existing Signs. The Contractor shall ensure that all existing traffic signs are erect, clean and in full view of the intended traffic at all times. Street name signs at major street intersections shall be maintained erect at all times. If these signs should interfere with construction, the Contractor shall notify the Engineer, in writing, at least 48 hours in advance for City personnel to temporarily relocate or cover said signs. The Engineer will direct the Contractor as to the correct positions to re-set all traffic and street name signs to permanent locations when notified by the Contractor that the interfering construction is complete.
  4. Manual Traffic Control. Manual traffic control shall be in conformity with the Barricade Manual, except that the designated liaison officer shall be contacted at the Avondale Police Department. When construction activities or traffic hazards at the construction site require the use of flagmen, it shall be the Contractor’s responsibility to provide trained flagmen to direct traffic safely. When traffic hazards at construction sites warrant the use of certified police personnel to direct traffic, arrangements must be made with the liaison officer at the Avondale Police Department.
    1. Contractor Equipment. The assembly and turnarounds of the Contractor’s equipment shall be accomplished using adjacent local streets when possible. Equipment used and/or directed by the Contractor shall travel with traffic at all times. Supply trucks shall travel with traffic except when being spotted. Contractor shall provide a flagman or off-duty, uniformed Avondale officer to assist with spotting.
    2. Traffic Alterations. During construction, it may be necessary to alter traffic control. Any such alterations shall be in accordance with the Barricade Manual. No street within the Project area may be closed to through traffic or to local emergency traffic without prior, written approval of the Engineer. Written approval may be given if sufficient time exists to allow for notification of the public at least 72 hours in advance of such closing. Partial closure of streets within the Project shall be done in strict conformity with the Barricade Manual and the Engineer’s written directions.
  5. Intersections. Caution should be used when excavating near intersections with traffic signal underground cable. Contractor shall notify the Engineer, in writing, 24 hours in advance of any Work at such intersections. The Contractor shall install and maintain temporary overhead traffic signal cable as specified by the Engineer when underground conduit is to be severed by excavations at intersections. The Contractor shall provide an off-duty, uniformed Avondale police officer to direct traffic while the traffic signal is turned off and the wiring is transferred. All damaged or modified traffic signal overhead and underground items shall be repaired and restored to the Engineer’s satisfaction. Magnetic detector loops shall, under no circumstances, be spliced.
  1. Adjacent Property Access. The Contractor shall maintain access to all businesses, schools and residences along the Project alignment at all times in accordance with the MAG Supplement, Section 107.7.1 (Access).

 

  1. Covered Crossings. Where crossings of existing pavement occurs, no open trenches shall be permitted overnight, but plating may be permitted if conditions allow, as determined by the Engineer in his sole discretion. If plates cannot be used, crossings shall either be back-filled or the Contractor shall provide a detour.

3.11            Indemnification. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the Contractor shall indemnify and hold harmless the City and each council member, officer, employee or agent thereof (the City and any such person being herein called an “Indemnified Party”), for, from and against any and all losses, claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees, court costs and the costs of appellate proceedings) to which any such Indemnified Party may become subject, under any theory of liability whatsoever (“Claims”) to the extent that such Claims (or actions in respect thereof) are caused by the negligent acts, recklessness or intentional misconduct of the Contractor, its officers, employees, agents, or any tier of subcontractor in connection with Contractor’s work or services in the performance of this Agreement. The amount and type of insurance coverage requirements set forth below will in no way be construed as limiting the scope of the indemnity in this Section.

3.12            Insurance.

  1. General.
  2. Insurer Qualifications. Without limiting any obligations or liabilities of Contractor, Contractor shall purchase and maintain, at its own expense, hereinafter stipulated minimum insurance with insurance companies authorized to do business in the State of Arizona pursuant to ARIZ. REV. STAT. § 20-206, as amended, with an AM Best, Inc. rating of A- or above with policies and forms satisfactory to the City. Failure to maintain insurance as specified herein may result in termination of this Contract at the City’s option.
  3. No Representation of Coverage Adequacy. By requiring insurance herein, the City does not represent that coverage and limits will be adequate to protect Contractor. The City reserves the right to review any and all of the insurance policies and/or endorsements cited in this Contract but has no obligation to do so. Failure to demand such evidence of full compliance with the insurance requirements set forth in this Contract or failure to identify any insurance deficiency shall not relieve Contractor from, nor be construed or deemed a waiver of, its obligation to maintain the required insurance at all times during the performance of this Contract.
    1. Additional Insured. All insurance coverage, except Workers’ Compensation insurance and Professional Liability insurance, if applicable, shall name, to the fullest extent permitted by law for claims arising out of the performance of this Contract, the City, its agents, representatives, officers, directors, officials and employees as Additional Insured as specified under the respective coverage sections of this Contract.
    2. Coverage Term. All insurance required herein shall be maintained in full force and effect until all Work or Services required to be performed under the terms of this Contract are satisfactorily performed, completed and formally accepted by the City, unless specified otherwise in this Contract.

 

  1. Primary Insurance. Contractor’s insurance shall be primary insurance with respect to performance of this Contract and in the protection of the City as an Additional Insured.
  2. Claims Made. In the event any insurance policies required by this Agreement are written on a “claims made” basis, coverage shall extend, either by keeping coverage in force or purchasing an extended reporting option, for three years past completion and acceptance of the services. Such continuing coverage shall be evidenced by submission of annual Certificates of Insurance citing applicable coverage is in force and contains the provisions as required herein for the three-year period.
  3. Waiver. All policies, except for Professional Liability, including Workers’ Compensation insurance, shall contain a waiver of rights of recovery (subrogation) against the City, its agents, representatives, officials, officers and employees for any claims arising out of the Work or Services of Contractor. Contractor shall arrange to have such subrogation waivers incorporated into each policy via formal written endorsement thereto.
  4. Policy Deductibles and/or Self-Insured Retentions. The policies set forth in these requirements may provide coverage that contains deductibles or self-insured retention amounts. Such deductibles or self-insured retention shall not be applicable with respect to the policy limits provided to the City. Contractor shall be solely responsible for any such deductible or self-insured retention amount.
    1. Use of Subcontractors. If any Work under this Contract is subcontracted in any way, Contractor shall execute written agreement with its Subcontractors containing the indemnification provisions set forth in this Section and insurance requirements set forth herein protecting the City and Contractor. Contractor shall be responsible for executing any agreements with its Subcontractor and obtaining certificates of insurance verifying the insurance requirements.
    2. Evidence of Insurance. Prior to commencing any Work or Services under this Contract, Contractor will provide the City with suitable evidence of insurance in the form of certificates of insurance and a copy of the declaration page(s) of the insurance policies as required by this Contract, issued by Contractor’s insurance insurer(s) as evidence that policies are placed with acceptable insurers as specified herein and provide the required coverages, conditions and limits of coverage specified in this Contract and that such coverage and provisions are in full force and effect. Confidential information such as the policy premium may be redacted from the declaration page(s) of each insurance policy, provided that such redactions do not alter any of the information required by this Contract. The City shall reasonably rely upon the certificates of insurance and declaration page(s) of the insurance policies as evidence of coverage but such acceptance and reliance shall not waive or alter in any way the insurance requirements or obligations of this Contract. If any of the policies required by this Contract expire during the life of this Contract, it shall be Contractor’s responsibility to forward renewal certificates and  declaration page(s) to the City 30 days prior to the expiration date. All certificates of insurance and declarations required by this Contract shall be identified by referencing this Contract. A $25.00 administrative fee shall be assessed for all certificates or declarations received without a reference to this Contract. Additionally, certificates of insurance and declaration page(s) of the insurance policies submitted without referencing this Contract will be subject to rejection and may be returned or discarded.Certificates of insurance and declaration page(s) shall specifically include the following provisions:
      1. The City, its agents, representatives, officers, directors, officials and employees are Additional Insureds as follows:

(i)                  Commercial General Liability - Under Insurance Services Office, Inc., (“ISO”) Form CG 20 10 03 97 or equivalent.

(ii)                Auto Liability - Under ISO Form CA 20 48 or equivalent.

 

 

(iii)              Excess Liability - Follow Form to underlying insurance.

  1. Contractor’s insurance shall be primary insurance with respect to performance of this Contract.
  2. All policies, except for Professional Liability, including Workers’ Compensation, waive rights of recovery (subrogation) against City, its agents, representatives, officers, officials and employees for any claims arising out of Work or Services performed by Contractor under this Contract.
    1. ACORD certificate of insurance form 25 (2014/01) is preferred. If ACORD certificate of insurance form 25 (2001/08) is used, the phrases in the cancellation provision “endeavor to” and “but failure to mail such notice shall impose no obligation or liability of any kind upon the company, its agents or representatives” shall be deleted. Certificate forms other than ACORD form shall have similar restrictive language deleted.
      1. Required Insurance Coverage.
      2. Commercial General Liability. Contractor shall maintain “occurrence” form Commercial General Liability insurance with an unimpaired limit of not less than $1,000,000 for each occurrence, $2,000,000 Products and Completed Operations Annual Aggregate and a $2,000,000 General Aggregate Limit. The policy shall cover liability arising from premises, operations, independent contractors, products-completed operations, personal injury and advertising injury. Coverage under the policy will be at least as broad as ISO policy form CG 00 010 93 or equivalent thereof, including but not limited to, separation of insured’s clause. To the fullest extent allowed by law, for claims arising out of  the performance of this Contract, the City, its agents, representatives, officers, officials and employees shall be cited as an Additional Insured under ISO, Commercial General Liability Additional Insured  Endorsement form CG 20 10 03 97, or equivalent, which shall read “Who is an Insured (Section II) is amended to include as an insured the person or organization shown in the Schedule, but only with respect to liability arising out of “your work” for that insured by or for you.” If any Excess insurance is utilized to fulfill the requirements of this subsection, such Excess insurance shall be “follow form” equal or broader in coverage scope than underlying insurance.
      3. Vehicle Liability. Contractor shall maintain Business Automobile Liability insurance with a limit of $1,000,000 each occurrence on Contractor’s owned, hired and non-owned vehicles assigned to or used in the performance of the Contractor’s Work or Services under this Contract. Coverage will be at least as broad as ISO coverage code “1” “any auto” policy form CA 00 01 12 93 or equivalent thereof. To the fullest extent allowed by law, for claims arising out of the performance of this Contract, the City, its agents, representatives, officers, directors, officials and employees shall be cited as an Additional Insured under ISO Business Auto policy Designated Insured Endorsement form CA 20 48 or equivalent. If any Excess insurance is utilized to fulfill the requirements of this subsection, such Excess insurance shall be “follow form” equal or broader in coverage scope than underlying insurance.
      4. Professional Liability. If this Contract is the subject of any professional Services or Work, or if the Contractor engages in any professional Services or Work adjunct or residual to performing the Work under this Contract, the Contractor shall maintain Professional Liability insurance covering negligent errors and omissions arising out of the Services performed by the Contractor, or anyone employed by the Contractor, or anyone for whose negligent acts, mistakes, errors and omissions the  Contractor is legally liable, with an unimpaired liability insurance limit of $2,000,000 each claim and

$2,000,000 annual aggregate.

  1. Workers’ Compensation Insurance.  Contractor shall maintain Workers’ Compensation insurance to cover obligations imposed by Federal and State statutes having jurisdiction over Contractor’s employees engaged in the performance of Work or Services under this Contract and shall also maintain Employers Liability Insurance of not less than $500,000 for each accident, $500,000 disease for each employee and $1,000,000 disease policy limit.
  1. Builder’s Risk Insurance. Unless expressly waived by the City Manager in a written addendum or amendment to this Contract, the Contractor shall be responsible for purchasing and maintaining insurance to protect the Project from perils of physical loss. The insurance shall provide for the full cost of replacement for the entire Project at the time of any loss. The insurance shall include as named insureds the City, the Contractor, the Contractor’s Subcontractors and subsubcontractors and shall insure against loss from the perils of fire and all-risk coverage for physical loss or damage due to theft, vandalism, collapse, malicious mischief, transit, flood, earthquake, testing, resulting loss arising from defective design, negligent workmanship or defective material. The Contractor shall increase the coverage limits as necessary to reflect changes in the estimated replacement cost.
  2. Cancellation  and Expiration Notice.   Insurance required herein shall not expire, be canceled, or be materially changed without 30 days’ prior written notice to the City.

3.13            Performance Bond. The Contractor shall be required to furnish non-revocable security binding the Contractor to provide faithful performance of this Contract in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the total Contract Price payable to the City. Performance security shall be in the form of a performance bond, certified check, cashier’s check or irrevocable letter of credit. This security must be in the possession of the Engineer within seven days after execution of this Agreement by the City. If the Contractor fails to execute and deliver the security instrument as required, the Contractor may be found in default and this Contract terminated by the City. In case of default the City reserves all rights. All performance bonds shall be executed in the form attached hereto as Exhibit I, duly executed by the Contractor as Principal and having as Surety thereon a Surety company approved by the City and holding a Certificate of Authority to transact surety business in the State of Arizona by the Arizona Department of Insurance. Individual sureties are unacceptable. All Insurers and Sureties shall have, at the time of submission of the performance bond, an A.M. Best’s Key Rating Guide of “A-” or better as currently listed in the most recent Best Key Guide, published by the A.M. Best Company.

3.14            Payment Bond. The Contractor shall be required to furnish non-revocable security for the protection of all persons supplying labor and material to the Contractor or any Subcontractor for the performance of any Work related to this Contract. Payment security shall be in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the total Contract Price and be payable to the City. Payment security shall be in the form of a payment bond, certified check, cashier’s check or irrevocable letter of credit. This security must be in the possession of the Engineer within seven days after execution of this Agreement by the City. If the Contractor fails to execute and deliver the security instrument as required, the Contractor may be found in default and this Contract terminated by the City. In case of default the City reserves all rights. All payment bonds shall be executed in the form attached hereto as Exhibit J, duly executed by the Contractor as Principal and having as Surety thereon a Surety company approved by the City and holding a Certificate of Authority to transact surety business in the State of Arizona by the Arizona Department of Insurance. Individual sureties are unacceptable. All Insurers and Sureties shall have, at the time of submission of the payment bond, an A.M. Best’s Key Rating Guide of “A-” or better as currently listed in the most recent Best Key Guide, published by the A.M. Best Company.

3.15            Changes in the Work. The City may, without invalidating this Contract, order changes in the Work consisting of additions, deletions or other revisions to this Contract and the Contract Price and the Contract Time shall be adjusted as provided below. The Contract Price and/or the Contract Time may only be changed by the City’s written approval authorizing said change, and said changes shall be performed under the applicable conditions of this Contract. The Contract Price shall be adjusted as a result of a change in the Work as follows:

  1. Additions. When the City increases the scope of the Work, Contractor will perform the increased work pursuant to Contractor’s unit prices set forth on the Price Sheet.
  1. Deletions. When the City decreases the Work resulting in a decrease in Contractor’s quantity of the Work, the City shall be allowed a decrease in the Contract Price amounting to the quantity of the deleted Work multiplied by the Contractor’s unit prices.
  2. Estimating. Whenever the City is considering a change to the Work, Contractor shall promptly, and in any event within five business days, estimate the price of the contemplated additional or deleted Work in good faith and as accurately as is then-feasible. The estimate shall show quantities of labor, material and equipment and shall be pursuant to the rates set forth in the Contractor’s Bid.

3.16            Substantial Completion. When the Contractor considers that the Work is Substantially Complete, the Engineer shall prepare and submit to the Contractor a comprehensive list of Punch List items, which the Contractor may edit and supplement. The Contractor shall proceed promptly to complete and correct Punch List items. Failure to include an item on the Punch List does not alter the responsibility of the Contractor to complete all Work in accordance with the Contract Documents. The City shall determine when the Project and the Contractor’s Work is substantially complete. “Substantial Completion” means construction has been completed in accordance with the Contract Documents to the extent that the City can use or occupy the entire Project, or the designated portion of the Project, for the use intended without any outstanding, concurrent construction at the site, except as may be required to complete or correct Punch List items. A prerequisite for Substantial Completion, over and above the extent of construction completion required, is receipt by the City of acceptable documentation that Contractor has successfully tested and demonstrated all systems for their intended use. The date of Substantial Completion shall be confirmed by a Certificate of Substantial Completion signed by the City and Contractor. The Certificate of Substantial Completion signed by the City and Contractor shall state the respective responsibilities of the City and the Contractor for security, maintenance, utilities, damage to the Work and insurance. The Certificate of Substantial Completion shall also include the Punch List as created by the Contractor and modified by the City and establish the time for completion and correction of all Punch List items. If the City and the Contractor cannot agree as to the appropriate date of Substantial Completion, such issue shall be submitted for dispute resolution in accordance with the procedures set forth in Article III, Part B below. Notwithstanding such disagreement, the Contractor shall diligently proceed with completion of the Punch List items.

3.17            Final Completion. The City shall determine when the Project and the Contractor’s Work is finally completed. “Final Completion” means completion of the Project by the Contractor in accordance  with the  Contract Documents, certified to the City by the Contractor. Final Completion shall be achieved only upon the City’s written acceptance of (A) the construction, (B) all testing, (C) demonstration by Contractor that the Work functions as required by the Contract Documents and meets all Contract requirements, (D) resolution of all outstanding system deficiencies and Punch List items, if any, (E) delivery of all as-built documentation, drawings, completed record documents (with revisions made after Substantial Completion), annotated submittals and design document deliverables, (F) submittal, acceptance, and delivery of the one hundred percent (100%) complete O&M manuals, (G) delivery of warranties, inspection certificates, bonds and all other required documents, (H) all pre- requisites for final payment and (I) submittal of Contractor’s request for final payment and acceptance enclosing all required documentation. Upon Final Completion the Engineer shall issue a Certificate of Final Completion to the Contractor on behalf of the City. Following receipt of payment from the City, the Contractor shall make all payments due to the Subcontractors.

3.18            Payments to Contractor. Payment shall be conditioned upon Contractor’s compliance with the payment terms and conditions set forth below. Contractor expressly acknowledges and agrees that (A) the Contract Price is an estimated amount based upon an engineer’s estimate of the quantities of the Materials deemed necessary to perform the Work and (B) the amount of any payment to be made pursuant to this Contract shall be determined by the field-measured quantities of Materials actually installed by Contractor. Material or equipment delivered to the Project by or on behalf of Contractor shall not constitute material or equipment furnished in the performance of the Work until same has been incorporated into the improvements constituting the Project. Payment shall not constitute acceptance by the City or evidence thereof of any Work performed.

 

 

  1. Progress Payments.
  2. On or before the 15th day of each month after construction has commenced, the Contractor shall submit to the City an application for payment consisting of the cost of the Work performed up to the end of the prior month, including the cost of material stored on the site or at other locations approved by the City. The application shall be deemed approved and certified for payment seven days after it is submitted unless before that time the City prepares and issues a specific written finding setting forth those items in detail that are not approved for payment under this Contract. Prior to submission of the next application for payment, the Contractor shall make available at the request of the City a statement accounting for the disbursement of funds received under the previous application for purposes of audit. The extent of such statement shall be as agreed upon between the City and Contractor.
  3. Within 14 days after approval of each monthly application for payment, the City shall pay directly to the Contractor the appropriate amount for which application for payment is made, less amounts (a) previously paid by the City, (b) sufficient to pay expenses the City reasonably expects to incur in correcting deficiencies which are set forth in writing and provided to the Contractor and (c) any retainage as set forth in subsection 3.18(B) below.
  4. The City’s progress payment, occupancy or use of the Project, whether in whole or in part, shall not be deemed as acceptance of any Work not conforming to the requirements of this Contract.

 

  1. Upon Substantial Completion of the Work, the City shall pay the Contractor the unpaid balance of the cost of the Work, less a sum equal to the Contractor’s estimated cost of completing any unfinished items as agreed to between the City and the Contractor as to extent and time for Final Completion. The City thereafter shall pay the Contractor monthly the amount retained for unfinished items as each item is completed.
  2. Retainage. With respect to the Work, the City shall retain ten percent (10%) of the amount of each estimate until Final Completion and acceptance of all Material, equipment and Work covered by this Contract.

 

  1. Any securities submitted by Contractor in lieu of retainage as may be allowed by law, shall be deposited in an escrow account by the City. The City shall be listed as payee or multiple payees with Contractor on all such securities.
  2. When the Work is fifty percent (50%) completed, one-half of the amount retained including any securities substituted pursuant to subsection 3.18 (B)(1) shall be paid to the Contractor upon the Contractor’s request, provided the Contractor is making satisfactory progress on the Work and there is no specific cause or claim requiring a greater amount to be retained. After the construction Work is fifty percent (50%) completed, no more than five percent (5%) of the amount of any subsequent progress payments made under this Contract may be retained, provided the Contractor is making satisfactory progress on the Project. If, at any time, the City determines satisfactory progress is not being made, ten percent (10%) retention shall be reinstated for all progress payments made under this Contract after the determination.
  3. Payment for On-site and Off-site Stored Materials. Payment shall be made on account of Materials and equipment delivered and suitably stored at the site for subsequent incorporation in the Work. Payment may similarly be made for Materials and equipment suitably stored off the site, conditioned upon the Contractor furnishing evidence to the City that (1) title to the Materials and equipment will pass to the City upon payment therefore, (2) the Materials and equipment are adequately safeguarded and insured, including during transit from the off-site location to the Project site and (3) such other matters as the City may reasonably request in order to protect its interests. With the prior, written approval of the City, Contractor may advance order the bulk delivery of Materials to be incorporated into the Work over the course of this Contract. Upon delivery and receipt of supplier invoice, the City shall pay for the bulk delivery, either directly to the Contractor or to the vendor or by joint check to Contractor and vendor, and shall receive a full release for the amount paid from vendor and Contractor. Contractor agrees to assume full responsibility for the safekeeping of all such Materials and shall guarantee to the City that such Materials shall remain safe from theft or damage from any and all causes (unless caused by the sole negligence of the City). Contractor shall immediately replace, repair or restore said Materials to their original condition so as to not cause any delay in the Work, and Contractor shall indemnify and hold harmless the City for, from and against any and all loss, cost, liability or expense resulting from any loss or damage to any of the Materials described herein from any cause unless due to the City’s sole negligence. Should the City have reason to believe Contractor is not properly safeguarding any of the Materials, the City shall have the right, but not the affirmative duty, to immediately take such steps as it deems necessary to do so, including removing Contractor from the job, replacing any Materials or expending any sums to properly carry out Contractor’s responsibility hereunder, and any amounts so expended shall be billed back to Contractor or deducted from any sums then or thereafter due to Contractor. Contractor shall fully insure all Materials stored on site as required by the City, and if such insurance is not obtained due to a lack of insurable interest, the City shall have the right to obtain such  insurance and charge the amount thereof back to Contractor or deduct said amount from any funds then or thereafter due to Contractor.
  1. Title to Construction Work. The Contractor warrants that title to all Work covered by an application for payment shall pass to the City no later than the time of payment. The Contractor further warrants that upon submittal of an application for payment, all Work for which applications for payment have been previously issued and payments received from the City shall be free and clear of liens, claims, security interests or encumbrances in favor of the Contractor, Subcontractors, material suppliers, or other persons or entities making a claim by reason of having provided labor, Materials and equipment relating to the Work.
    1. Final Payment.
    2. Final payment, consisting of the unpaid balance of the cost of the Work shall be due and payable at Final Completion and acceptance by the City. Before issuance of final payment, the City may request satisfactory evidence that all payrolls, Materials bills and other indebtedness connected with the Work have been paid or otherwise satisfied.
      1. In making final payment the City waives all claims except for:
        1. Outstanding liens.
        2. Improper workmanship or defective Materials.
        3. Work not in conformance with this Contract or Work not completed.
          1. Terms of any special warranties required by this Contract.
          2. Delivery to City of all warranties, operation and maintenance manuals, “AS-BUILT” record drawings and other documents as required by this Contract.
            1. Right to audit Contractor records for a period of three years.
            2. Claims previously made in writing and which remain unsettled.
            3. Acceptance of final payment by the Contractor shall constitute a waiver of affirmative claims by the Contractor, except those previously made in writing and identified as unsettled at the time of final payment.

 

 

  1. Warranty. Contractor or its assignee shall give to the City a one-year warranty against deficiencies in material and workmanship for all Work on the Project or other such warranty as required by the City Engineer, which warranty shall begin on the date that the City accepts the Work as provided in this Section. Any material deficiencies in material or workmanship identified by City staff during the one-year warranty period shall be brought to the attention of the Contractor or its assignee that provided the warranty, which shall promptly remedy or cause to be remedied such deficiencies to the reasonable satisfaction of the City Engineer. Continuing material deficiencies in a particular portion of the Work shall be sufficient grounds for the City to require (1) an extension of the warranty for an additional one-year period and (2) the proper repair of or the removal and reinstallation of, that portion of the Work that is subject to such continuing deficiencies.  Regardless of whether the applicable warranty period has expired, the Contractor agrees to repair any damage to the Work caused by Contractor’s construction activities on the Property. Nothing contained herein shall prevent the City or Contractor from seeking recourse against any other third party for damage to the Work caused by such third party.

3.19            Offset.

  1. Offset for Damages. In addition to all other remedies at law or equity, the City may offset from any money due to the Contractor any amounts Contractor owes to the City for damages resulting from breach or deficiencies in performance or breach of any obligation under this Contract.
  2. Offset for Delinquent Fees or Taxes. The City may offset from any money due to the Contractor any amounts Contractor owes to the City for delinquent fees, transaction privilege taxes and property taxes, including any interest or penalties.

PART B - PERFORMANCE OF THE WORK

3.20            Project Videotape. The Contractor shall produce and provide a project videotape to the Engineer as required by MAG Supplement Section 105.5.3. All costs associated with the Project videotape produced in accordance with this Section shall be deemed incidental.

3.21            Soil and Subsurface Conditions. In addition to conformance to MAG Specifications, Section

102.4 (Examination of Plans, Special Provisions and Site Work), the Contractor shall make its own determinations as to the soil and subsurface conditions, including rock, caliche and ground water and shall complete the Work in whatever material and under whatever conditions may be encountered or created, without extra cost to the City pursuant to the provisions of the MAG Supplement Section 102.4.1.

3.22            Work Scheduling. Time is of the essence for this Contract. Contractor shall provide the Engineer with any requested scheduling information and a proposed schedule for performance of the Work within the Contract Time in a form acceptable to the Engineer and approved by the Engineer, in his sole and absolute discretion, providing for commencement and completion of the Work (the “Schedule”). The Schedule shall include the date for Substantial Completion of the Work. The Engineer may revise the Schedule during the course of the Work. Contractor, to induce the City to enter into this Contract, has and does hereby agree to fully perform and complete the Work for the Contract Price within the Schedule.

3.23            Contractor’s Representative. The Contractor or his authorized representative shall be present at the Work site at all times during working hours. Instructions and information provided by the Engineer to the Contractor’s representative shall be considered as having been given to the Contractor, per MAG Supplement Section 105.5.2.

3.24            Prosecution of the Work. The Contractor shall prosecute the Work so that the portion of the Work completed at any point in time shall be not less than as required by the Schedule. If the delay is an Inexcusable Delay, as defined below, the Contractor shall prepare a recovery schedule for the Engineer’s review and approval, showing how the Contractor will compensate for the delays and achieve Substantial Completion by the date(s) shown on the Schedule. If the Contractor is unable to demonstrate how it will overcome Inexcusable Delays, the Engineer may order the Contractor to employ such extraordinary measures as are necessary to bring the Work into conformity with the Substantial Completion date(s) set forth therein, the costs of which shall be included as part of the Cost of the Work. If the delay is an Excusable Delay, as defined below, the Engineer shall either (A) authorize an equitable extension in the Schedule to account for such delay, and equitably adjust the contract sum on account of such delay or (B) request that the Contractor prepare a recovery schedule showing how (if possible) the Contractor can achieve Substantial Completion by the applicable date shown on the Schedule, and equitably adjust the Contract Price in accordance with the provisions of this Contract on account of any extraordinary activities required of the Contractor on account of such recovery schedule.

3.25            Extensions of Time.

  1. Allowable Extensions. An extension in the scheduled date of Substantial Completion will only be granted in the event of Excusable Delays affecting the Schedule for the Work. The Contractor shall be entitled to general condition costs and extra costs related to the Excusable Delay for idle labor, equipment inefficiency and lost productivity of the performance of the Work. The Contractor must submit evidence reasonably satisfactory to the City substantiating such costs. Such adjustment to the Price and Substantial Completion date shall be issued in a Change Order or Contract amendment, as applicable.
  2. Excusable Delay. To the extent any of the following events results in an actual delay in the Work, such shall constitute an “Excusable Delay” (to the extent not set forth below, a delay will be considered an “Inexcusable Delay”):
    1. Delays resulting from Force Majeure.
    2. Differing, unusual or concealed site conditions that could not reasonably have been anticipated by the Contractor in preparing the Schedule, including, without limitation, archaeological finds and unusual soil conditions (including rock or other geological conditions), underground foundations, abandoned utility lines and water conditions.
    3. Delays resulting from the existence or discovery of Hazardous Materials on the Site not brought to the Site by the Contractor.
    4. Delays resulting from changes in Applicable Laws occurring after the date of execution of this Contract.
    5. Delays occurring due to the acts or omissions of the City and those within the control of the City.
    6. Delays occurring due to the acts or omissions of a utility, so long as Contractor has coordinated with the utility causing the delay and the delay occurs despite reasonable steps taken by Contractor to avoid the delay.
    7. Delays resulting from weather conditions that make it unreasonable to perform the Work in accordance with the Schedule; provided, however, that Contractor’s Schedule shall be deemed to include seven days for weather delays (the “Expected Delay Days”), regardless of whether such weather delays are specifically set forth in the Schedule. Contractor shall notify the City within 24 hours in writing of a weather-related delay. If Contractor fails to give the required 24-hour notice, no such weather delay will be subtracted from the Expected Delay Days. Weather delays shall not be deemed “Excusable”  unless all of the Expected Delay Days have been exhausted.
    8. Delays resulting from Additional Work (defined below) that cannot be performed concurrently with the Work on the Schedule.

 

 

  1. Required Notice. In order to obtain an extension of time due to an Excusable Delay, the Contractor shall comply with the following requirements. The Contractor shall notify the Engineer in writing of the Excusable Delay as soon as practicable, but in no event more than seven Days after the Contractor becomes aware of the occurrence of the Excusable Delay. Such notice shall describe the Excusable Delay and shall state the approximate number of Days the Contractor expects to be delayed. After the cessation of the Excusable Delay, the Contractor shall notify the Engineer of the number of Days the Contractor believes that its activities were in fact delayed by the Excusable Delay. In the event that the delay arises as a result of a Change Order request by the City, the request for an extension of time contained in the resulting Change Order proposal shall be deemed sufficient for purposes of this subsection.
  2. Determination. Within ten days after cessation of an event giving rise to either an Excusable Delay or Inexcusable Delay, the parties will use good faith efforts to agree on the extent to which the Work has been delayed and whether the delay is an Excusable Delay or an Inexcusable Delay. In the absence of agreement between the parties as to the then-current status of Excusable Delays and Inexcusable Delays, the Engineer will provide the Contractor with written notice of Engineer’s determination of the respective number of Days of Excusable Delay and/or Inexcusable Delay. The Engineer’s determination may be issued at such time as the Engineer deems reasonable, but not later than ten Days after receipt by the Engineer of the Contractor’s written request for such determination. The Contractor shall not, however, deem an issuance by the Engineer of such a determination to be a concurrence of the matters set forth in the Contractor’s request. The Contractor may invoke the dispute resolution procedures set forth in Part D below with respect to such determination.
    1. Concurrent Delay. To the extent the Contractor is entitled to an extension of time due to an Excusable Delay, but the performance of the Work would have been suspended, delayed or interrupted by the fault or neglect of the Contractor or by an Inexcusable Delay, the Contractor shall not be entitled to any additional costs for the period of such concurrency.

3.26            Liquidated Damages. It is expressly understood that should Contractor fail to complete the Work covered hereby within the Contract Time, the Contractor agrees to pay and shall pay to the City upon request therefore for each calendar day of delay beyond the original or revised scheduled time of completion of Contractor’s Work as liquidated damages, and not as a penalty, in the amount per day as set forth in MAG Specifications for each calendar day of delay.

  1. Prior to Termination. If this Contract is not terminated, the Contractor shall continue performance and be liable to the City for the liquidated damages until the Work is complete.
  2. After Termination. In the event the City exercises its right of termination, the Contractor shall be liable to the City for any excess costs and, in addition, for liquidated damages until such time as the City may reasonably obtain delivery or performance of similar Services.

3.27            Suspension by the City for Convenience.

  1. City Determination. The City may order the Contractor in writing to suspend, delay or interrupt all or any part of the Work without cause for such period of time as the City may determine to be appropriate for its convenience.
    1. Contract Adjustments. Adjustments caused by suspension, delay or interruption shall be made for increases in the applicable contract sum and/or the date(s) of Substantial Completion. No adjustment shall be made if the Contractor is or otherwise would have been responsible for the suspension, delay or interruption of the Work, or if another provision of this Contract is applied to render an equitable adjustment.

3.28            Termination by the City for Convenience. The City may, upon 30 days’ written notice to the Contractor, terminate this Contract, in whole or in part, for the convenience of the City without prejudice to any right or remedy otherwise available to the City. Upon receipt of such notice, the Contractor shall immediately discontinue all Services affected unless such notice directs otherwise. In the event of a termination for convenience of the City, the Contractor’s sole and exclusive right and remedy shall be payment for all Work performed through the date of termination. The Contractor shall not be entitled to be paid any amount as profit for unperformed Services or consideration for the City’s termination by convenience.

3.29            Termination by the City for Cause.

  1. Default; Cure. If the Contractor refuses or fails to supply sufficient properly skilled staff or proper Materials, or disregards laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, or orders of any public authority jurisdiction, or otherwise substantially violates or materially breaches any term or provision of this Contract, and such nonperformance or violation continues without cure for 15 days after the Contractor receives written notice of such nonperformance or violation from the City, then the City may, without prejudice to any right or remedy otherwise available to the City, terminate this Contract.
  2. Substitute Performance. Upon termination of this Contract by the City, the City shall be entitled to furnish or have furnished the Services to be performed hereunder by the Contractor by whatever method the City may deem expedient. Also, in such case, the Contractor shall not be entitled to receive any further payment until completion of the Work, and the total compensation to the Contractor under this Contract shall be the amount that is equitable under the circumstances. If the City and the Contractor are unable to agree on the amount to be paid under the foregoing sentence, the City shall fix an amount, if any, that it deems appropriate in consideration of all of the circumstances surrounding such termination, and shall make payment accordingly. The Contractor may dispute the City’s assessment of the termination amount pursuant to the dispute resolution process set forth in in Part D of this Contract.
  3. Contractor Insolvency. Upon the appointment of a receiver for the Contractor, or if the Contractor makes a general assignment for the benefit of creditors, the City may terminate this Contract, without prejudice to any right or remedy otherwise available to the City, upon giving three business days’ written notice to the Contractor. If an order for relief is entered under the bankruptcy code with respect to the Contractor, the City may terminate this Contract by giving three business days’ written notice to the Contractor unless the Contractor or the trustee completes all of the following:
    1. Promptly cures all breaches within such three-day period.
    2. Provides adequate assurances of future performance.
    3. Compensates the City for actual pecuniary loss resulting from such breaches.
      1. Assumes the obligations of the Contractor within the established time limits.

3.30            Contract Subject to Appropriation. The City is obligated only to pay its obligations set forth in this Agreement as may lawfully be made from funds appropriated and budgeted for that purpose during the City’s then current fiscal year. The City’s obligations under this Agreement are current expenses subject to the “budget law” and the unfettered legislative discretion of the City concerning budgeted purposes and appropriation of funds. Should the City elect not to appropriate and budget funds to pay its Agreement obligations, this Agreement shall be deemed terminated at the end of the then-current fiscal year term for which such funds were appropriated and budgeted for such purpose and the City shall be relieved of any subsequent obligation under this Agreement. The parties agree that the City has no obligation or duty of good faith to budget or appropriate the payment of the City’s obligations set forth in this Agreement in any budget in any fiscal year other than the fiscal year in which this Agreement is executed and delivered. The City shall be the sole judge and authority in determining the availability of funds for its obligations under this Agreement. The City shall keep Contractor informed as to the availability of funds for this Agreement. The obligation of the  City to make any payment pursuant to this Agreement is not a general obligation or indebtedness of the City.

 

 

Contractor hereby waives any and all rights to bring any claim against the City from or relating in any way to the City's termination of this Agreement pursuant to this section.

3.31            Additional Work, Materials and/or Overtime. Contractor expressly agrees that if overtime or additional workers or materials are necessary to meet the Schedule, that such overtime will be performed or additional workers or materials will be procured by the Contractor, and the additional expense thereof shall be borne by Contractor unless the delay requiring overtime was directly caused by the City, in which event Contractor shall be entitled to compensation for such overtime Work. If the City requests Contractor to perform additional Work in connection with the Project (“Additional Work”), Contractor shall charge the City a negotiated fixed amount for the Additional Work. In the event a fixed amount cannot be negotiated, Contractor shall invoice the City on a time and materials basis for the Additional Work at the unit prices set forth in the price sheet.

3.32            No Damage for Delay or Additional Work by the City. Contractor shall adjust its operations to conform to any progress schedule changes and hereby waives and releases the City from any liability for damages or expenses that may be caused to or sustained by Contractor by reason of such changes or by reason of delays in the Work, whether caused in whole or in part by conduct on the part of the City, including without limitation, any breach of this Contract or delays by other contractors or Subcontractors. Contractor’s exclusive remedy in the event of delay or Additional Work by the City shall be an extension of time hereunder to complete the Work.

3.33            Risk of Loss. Contractor shall assume the risk of loss occasioned by fire, theft or other damage to Materials, machinery, apparatus, tools and equipment relating to the Work prior to actual installation in final place on the Project and acceptance by the City. Contractor shall be responsible for damage to the Materials, machinery, apparatus, tools, equipment and property of the City and other contractors resulting from the acts or omissions of its Subcontractors, employees, agents, representatives Subcontractors, and for payment of the full costs of repair or replacement of any said damage.

3.34            Protection of Finished or Partially Finished Work. The Contractor shall properly guard and protect all finished or partially finished Work and shall be responsible for the same until the entire Contract is completed and accepted by the Engineer. The Contractor shall turn over the entire Work in full accordance with this Contract before final settlement shall be made.

3.35            Character and Status of Workers. Only skilled foremen and workers shall be employed on portions of the Work requiring special qualifications. When required by the Engineer, the Contractor shall discharge any person who is, in the opinion of the Engineer, disorderly, dangerous, insubordinate, incompetent or otherwise objectionable. The Contractor shall indemnify and hold harmless the City from and against damages or claims for compensation that may occur in the enforcement of this Section. The Contractor shall be responsible for ensuring the legal working status of its employees and its Subcontractor’s employees. The Contractor agrees that once assigned to Work under this Contract, key personnel shall not be removed or replaced without written notice to the City. If key personnel are not available for Work under this Contract for a continuous period exceeding 30 Days, or are expected to devote substantially less effort to the Work than initially anticipated, the Contractor shall immediately notify the City and shall, subject to the concurrence of the City, replace such personnel with personnel of substantially equal ability and qualifications.

3.36            Work Methods. The methods, equipment and appliances used on the Work shall be such as will produce a satisfactory quality of Work, and shall be adequate to complete this Contract within the Contract Time. Except as is otherwise specified in this Contract, the Contractor’s procedure and methods of construction may, in general, be of its own choosing, provided such methods (A) follow best general practice and (B) are calculated to secure results which will satisfy the requirements of this Contract. The Work covered by this Contract shall be carefully laid out in advance and performed in a manner to minimize interference with normal operation and utilization of the City’s right-of-way. The Contractor shall exercise caution during the course of this Work to avoid damage to all known existing or possible unknown existing underground utilities. It shall conduct its operations in such a manner as to avoid injury to its personnel and to avoid damage to all utilities. Any damage done will be repaired without delay and at the expense of the Contractor.

 

 

3.37            Safety Fencing Requirement for Trenches and Excavations. The Contractor shall provide safety construction fencing around all open trenches and excavations during all non-working hours. In addition, the Contractor shall provide safety fencing around the Project site during working hours in order to ensure public safety. The Contractor shall provide for the safety and welfare of the general public by adequately fencing all excavations and trenches that are permitted by the Engineer to remain open when construction is not in progress. Fencing shall be securely anchored to approved steel posts located not less than six feet on center, having a minimum height of six feet, and shall consist of wire mesh fabric of sufficient weight and rigidity to adequately span a maximum supporting post separation of six feet. The fencing, when installed about the periphery of excavations and trenches, shall form an effective barrier against intrusion by the general public into areas of construction. The Contractor, at all times when construction is not in progress, shall be responsible for maintaining the fencing in good repair, and upon notification by the Engineer, shall take immediate action to rectify any deficiency. Prior to the start of any excavation or trenching required for the execution of the proposed Work, the Contractor shall submit to the Engineer for approval, detailed plans showing types of materials and methods of fabrication for the protective fencing. There will be no separate measurement or payment for furnishing, installing, or maintaining protective fencing. The cost shall be considered incidental to the cost of the pipe, bridge, and any other structures for which trenching is necessary.

3.38            Plans and Shop Drawings, Samples and Substitution of Materials. All submittals shall conform to MAG Specifications, Section 105.2 (Plans and Drawings) as modified by the MAG Supplement. Contractor shall furnish, within three business days following request therefore by the City, detailed drawings of the Work, samples of Materials and other submittals required for the performance or coordination of the Work. Substitutions shall be equal or superior to Materials specified in the Contract Documents, shall be clearly identified on submittals as “proposed substitutions” and shall be approved by the City in accordance with Section 2.4 above. Contractor shall be fully responsible for the adequacy, completeness and promptness of all such submittals. Materials shall not be furnished to the jobsite unless same is in strict compliance with the Specifications or otherwise approved in writing by the City. Approval by the City shall not relieve Contractor of full responsibility for compliance with scope, intent and performance in accordance with this Contract.

3.39            Cooperation with Utilities. The Contractor shall comply with the requirements of MAG Specifications 105.6, as modified by the MAG Supplement.

3.40            Sampling and Testing. Sampling and testing shall conform to the requirements of the MAG Specifications, Section 106, as modified by the MAG Supplement.

3.41            Cooperation between Contractors. The Contractor shall comply with the requirements of MAG Specifications, Section 105.7, as modified by the MAG Supplement.

3.42            Outdoor Construction Time Restrictions. Unless otherwise permitted by the Engineer, construction will be restricted as listed in the following table:

 

May 1 – October 31

November 1 – April 30

5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Construction Work shall not begin Work prior to 7:00 a.m. and shall stop by 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and all City, State and Federal holidays.

3.43            Construction Survey. Construction survey and as-built record drawings shall conform to the requirements of the MAG Specifications, Section 105.8 (Construction Stakes, Lines and Grades), as modified by the MAG Supplement.

3.44            Survey Control Points. Existing survey markers (either brass caps or iron pipes) shall be protected by the Contractor or removed and replaced under direct supervision of the Engineer. Survey monuments shall be constructed to the requirements of MAG Specifications, Section 405. Lot corners shall not be disturbed without knowledge and consent of the property owner. The Contractor shall replace benchmarks, monuments or lot corners moved or destroyed during construction at no expense to the City. Contractor and its sureties shall be liable for correct replacement of disturbed survey benchmarks except where the City elects to replace survey benchmarks using its own forces.

3.45            Stockpile of Materials.

  1. Engineer Approval. The Contractor may, if approved by the Engineer, place or stockpile Materials in the public right-of-way provided such Materials do not prevent access to adjacent properties or prevent compliance with traffic regulations.
    1. No Traffic Interference. Traffic shall not be required to travel over stockpiled Materials and proper dust control shall be maintained.

3.46            Excess Materials. When excavations are made, resultant loose earth shall be (A) utilized for filling by compacting in place or (B) disposed of off-site. Excess or unsuitable material, broken asphaltic concrete and broken portland cement concrete excavated from the right-of-way shall be removed from the Project Site and disposed of by the Contractor. Disposal of material within the Avondale City Limits or Planning Area must be approved by the Engineer. Waste material shall not be placed on private property without express permission of the property owner. The Contractor shall, at all times, keep the premises free from accumulation of waste materials or rubbish caused by its operations. At the completion of the Work, Contractor shall remove all equipment, tools and surplus materials, and shall completely clean the premises, removing and disposing of all debris and rubbish and cleaning all stains, spots, marks, dirt, smears or other blemishes. When the Work premises are turned over to the City, they shall be thoroughly clean and ready for immediate use. Clean-up shall include removal of all excess pointing mortar materials within pipes and removal of oversized rocks and boulders left after finish grading. The Contractor shall provide for the legal disposal of all waste products and debris and shall make necessary arrangements for such disposal.

3.47            Dust Control and Water. Contractor shall implement dust control measures in accordance with MAG Specifications, Section 104.1, and the MAG Supplement. Installation and removal of fire hydrant meters should be scheduled at least three business days in advance through the City Water Billing Department. Watering shall conform to the provisions of MAG Specifications, Section 225. A deposit and installation fee in amounts set forth in the City’s fee schedule is required for each meter. The cost of the water is at the prevailing rate.

3.48            Temporary Sanitary Facilities. The Contractor shall provide ample toilet facilities with proper enclosures for the use of workers employed on the Work site. Toilet facilities shall be installed and maintained in conformity with all applicable State and local laws, codes, regulations and ordinances and shall be properly lit and ventilated, and kept clean at all times. Adequate and satisfactory drinking water shall be provided at all times and under no circumstances and under no conditions will the use of common cups be permitted. The Contractor must supply sanitary drinking cups for the benefit of all employees.

3.49            Electric Power, Water and Telephone. Unless otherwise specified, the Contractor shall make its own arrangements for electric power, water and telephone. Subject to the convenience of the utility, it may be permitted to connect to existing facilities where available, but Contractor shall meter and bear the cost of such power or water, and installation and disconnect of such power, water and telephone services.

3.50            Energized Aerial Electrical Power Lines. Utility companies may maintain energized aerial electrical power lines in the immediate vicinity of this Project. Contractor shall not presume any such lines to be insulated. Construction personnel working in proximity to these lines may be exposed to an extreme hazard from electrical shock. Contractor shall ensure that its employees and all other construction personnel working on this Project are warned of the danger and instructed to take adequate protective measures, including maintaining a minimum ten feet of clearance between the lines and all construction equipment and personnel. (see: OSHA Std.

1926.550 (a) 15, as amended). As an additional safety precaution, Contractor shall call the affected utility companies to arrange, if possible, to have these lines de-energized or relocated when the Work reaches their immediate vicinity. The cost of such temporary arrangements shall be borne by the Contractor. Contractor shall account for the time necessary to cause such utility disconnection in the preparation of its Bid. Electrical utility companies may maintain energized underground electrical power lines in the immediate vicinity of this Project. These power lines represent an extreme hazard of electrical shock to any construction personnel or equipment coming in contact with them. Arizona law requires all parties planning excavations in public rights-of-way to contact all utility firms for locations of their underground facilities. Contractor shall ensure that its employees and all other personnel working near any underground power lines must be warned to take adequate protective measure. (see: OSHA Std. 1926-651 (A), as amended).

3.51            Site Clean Up. Contractor shall at all times, but not less than daily unless otherwise agreed by City Representative, keep the premises on which the Work is being performed clean and free from accumulation of any waste materials, trash, debris and excess dirt, and at all times shall remove Contractor’s implements, machinery, tools, apparatus and equipment from the jobsite when not needed on the jobsite. Should the City Representative find it necessary in his/her opinion to employ help to clean up, remove or store any of the foregoing due to failure of Contractor to do so, the expense thereof shall be charged to Contractor. Verbal notice from the City Representative on clean-up or removal is considered adequate notice hereunder, and failure to conform with his/her request within 24 hours thereof will be construed as a breach of this Contract by the Contractor and such charges will be made against Contractor’s account as are necessary to accomplish the clean-up or removal. The cost of cleanup, removal or storage by the City, if not deducted by the City from monies due Contractor, shall be paid by Contractor within five business days of written demand by the City.

3.52            Use of the Site. Contractor shall at all times comply fully with all laws, orders, citations, rules, regulations, standards and statutes with respect to occupational health and safety, the handling and storage of hazardous materials, accident prevention and safety equipment and practices, including any accident prevention and safety program of the City; provided, however, that the City shall not be required to impose any safety requirements or administer any such programs and the review or requirement of any safety plan by the City shall not be deemed to release Contractor or in any way diminish its liability, by way of indemnity or otherwise, as assumed by it under this Contract. Contractor shall conduct inspections regularly to determine that safe working conditions and equipment exist and accepts sole responsibility for providing a safe place to Work for its employees and employees of its Subcontractors, laborers, suppliers of material and equipment and any other person visiting the Site, for adequacy of and required use of all safety equipment and for compliance herewith. When so ordered, Contractor shall stop any part of the Work that the City deems unsafe until corrective measures satisfactory to the City have been taken. Should Contractor neglect to adopt such corrective measures, the City may do so and deduct the cost from payments due Contractor. Contractor shall timely submit copies of all accident or injury reports to the City.

3.53            Public Information and Notification. The Contractor shall submit a public information and notification plan for this Project (the “Notification Plan”) to the City Representative at the first pre-construction meeting held prior to start of construction. The Notification Plan shall include, at a minimum, the items set forth in this Section 3.53; provided, however, that the Engineer may waive any portion of the requirements of this Section upon a written determination that the Project scope does not warrant such notification. Contractor shall provide Project information to affected residents and homeowners’ associations prior to and throughout the Project’s duration. The Contractor shall use the Notification Plan to inform the local citizens, businesses and City officials, not less than five business days in advance, of (A) necessary operations that create high noise levels, (B) street closures, (C) detour locations, (D) haul routes and material delivery routes and (E) disruption of bus routes, mail routes and other delivery/pick-up routes.

  1. Neighborhood Notification. Prior to the start of any Work on the Project, the Contractor shall distribute a preliminary “Dear Neighbor” letter (8-1/2”x11”), as submitted to and subject to the approval of the Engineer, to all businesses, property owners and residents within 600 feet of any portion of this Project. This “Dear Neighbor” letter shall include, at a minimum, the following information:
  1. Contractor’s name, business telephone number and the 24-hour “Hot Line” telephone number for this Project.
    1. Name of Contractor’s Project Manager.
    2. Name of Contractor’s Project Superintendent.
    3. Brief description of the Project.
    4. Construction schedule, including anticipated Work hours.
    5. Anticipated lane restrictions, including the expected duration thereof.
    6. Name of City’s Project Manager.
      1. Name of the Engineer.

The Engineer shall provide the Contractor with a distribution list for this “Dear Neighbor” letter. Contractor shall

(1)   ensure that the letter is distributed to all persons and businesses indicated on the list provided by the Engineer and (2) provide the Engineer with a copy of the letter sent and sufficient proof of mailing. Subsequent to delivery of the “Dear Neighbor” letter, the Contractor shall distribute bi-monthly construction progress updates, including construction schedule and any additional information the Engineer deems important as a result of construction activities, to all persons and businesses included on the aforementioned distribution list. At the request of the Engineer, Contractor may be required to distribute additional public notifications. At the end of construction a final “Dear Neighbor” letter shall be distributed to the persons and businesses on the aforementioned distribution list highlighting the Contractor’s and the City’s appreciation for their patience during construction of the Project.

  1. Project Signs. Unless otherwise directed by the Engineer, the Contractor shall furnish and install at least two Project signs, not less than five business days before beginning construction, at locations determined by the Engineer, to inform the public of the forthcoming Project, construction dates and 24-Hour Hotline number. The Contactor shall submit the proposed layout of the Project signs to the Engineer for approval prior to fabrication of the signs. The Contractor shall maintain the signs as necessary and update the information as directed by the Engineer. At the Final Completion of the Project, the Contractor shall remove and dispose of the signs. The Project signs shall be fabricated as follows: (1) the vinyl sheeting for the background, legend, and border shall be applied by heat bonding, except that the decal and legend for the project title, cost, and Contractor’s name shall be pressure sensitive application; (2) the four foot by eight foot (4’ x 8’) signs shall be mounted four feet above the ground level and anchored three feet into the ground with concrete backfill around the posts; and (3) sign colors shall be black letters on white background, over a ghost image of the City of Avondale logo. The information on the Project signs shall be in the format and fonts proportions as depicted on the sample sign below. The image template may be obtained from the City of Avondale Engineering Department as a computer image file.

 

  1. 24-Hour Project Hotline. The Contractor shall be required to furnish a private 24-hour telephone line to be used solely for receiving incoming calls from local citizens or businesses with questions or complaints concerning Project construction operations or procedures (the “Hotline”). The Contractor shall include this Hotline telephone number on all public information distributed throughout the duration of the Project. Contractor shall ensure that Contractor personnel man the Hotline during all hours that there is any Work being performed on this Project; the Hotline shall be answered by a live answering service during all other hours. The Contractor shall maintain a log of incoming calls, responses and action taken that shall be submitted to the Engineer weekly and upon request.
    1. Public Meetings. The Contractor shall attend such public meetings as deemed necessary

by the Engineer.

  1. Press Releases.   The Contractor shall, at the request of the Engineer, prepare press

releases regarding the Project.

  1. Payment for Public Notification. The City will pay, based on time and materials invoices, an amount not to exceed the amount designated in the Price Sheet and entitled COMMUNITY RELATIONS, for Work performed in accordance with the Notification Plan. Work that is eligible for reimbursement includes: the Project signs; the “Dear Neighbor” letters; bi-monthly progress reports; meetings with impacted businesses, residents, schools, churches or other groups; scheduling newsletter when necessary (at least monthly); temporary signs for local access; and maintaining the Hotline. No payment will be made under this item for any calendar day during which there are substantial deficiencies in compliance, as determined by the Engineer. The Contractor shall submit a final report/evaluation of its Notification Plan process performed for this Project. The report shall be submitted before the Contractor receives final payment.

PART C - MISCELLANEOUS

3.54            Applicable Law; Venue. This Contract shall be governed by the laws of the State of Arizona and suit pertaining to this Contract may be brought only in courts in Maricopa County, Arizona.

3.55            Conflict of Interest. This Contract is subject to the provisions of ARIZ. REV. STAT. § 38-511. The City may cancel this Contract without penalty or further obligations by the City or any of its departments or agencies if any person significantly involved in initiating, negotiating, securing, drafting or creating this Contract on behalf of the City or any of its departments or agencies is, at any time while this Contract or any extension of this Contract is in effect, an employee of any other party to this Contract in any capacity or a consultant to any other party of this Contract with respect to the subject matter of this Contract.

 

3.56            Contract Amendments. This Contract may be modified only by a written amendment signed by persons duly authorized to enter into contracts on behalf of the City and the Contractor; provided, however, that Change Orders may be issued and approved administratively by the City when such changes do not alter the Contract Price.

3.57            Provisions Required by Law. Each and every provision of law and any clause required by law to be in this Contract will be read and enforced as though it were included herein and, if through mistake or otherwise any such provision is not inserted, or is not correctly inserted, then upon the application of either party, this Contract will promptly be physically amended to make such insertion or correction.

3.58            Severability. The provisions of this Contract are severable to the extent that any provision or application held to be invalid by a Court of competent jurisdiction shall not affect any other provision or application of this Contract which may remain in effect without the invalid provision or application.

3.59            Independent Contractor. It is clearly understood that each party will act in its  individual capacity and not as an agent, employee, partner, joint venturer, or associate of the other. An employee or agent of one party shall not be deemed or construed to be the employee or agent of the other for any purpose whatsoever. The Contractor acknowledges and agrees that the Services provided under this Agreement are  being provided as an independent contractor, not as an employee or agent of the City. Contractor, its employees and subcontractors are not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits from the City. The City does not have the authority to supervise or control the actual work of Contractor, its employees or subcontractors. The Contractor, and not the City, shall determine the time of its performance of the services provided under this Agreement so long as Contractor meets the requirements of its agreed scope of work and the specifications, plans/construction drawings as set forth in Section 2.1 above and Exhibit A. Contractor is neither prohibited from entering into other contracts nor prohibited from practicing its profession elsewhere. City and Contractor do not intend to nor will they combine business operations under this Agreement.

3.60            Entire Agreement; Interpretation-Parol Evidence. This Contract represents the entire agreement of the parties with respect to its subject matter, and all previous agreements, whether oral or written, entered into prior to this Contract are hereby revoked and superseded by this Contract. No representations, warranties, inducements or oral agreements have been made by any of the parties except as expressly set forth herein, or in any other contemporaneous written agreement executed for the purposes of carrying out the provisions of this Contract. This Contract shall be construed and interpreted according to its plain meaning, and no presumption shall be deemed to apply in favor of, or against the party drafting this Contract. The parties acknowledge and agree that each has had the opportunity to seek and utilize legal counsel in the drafting of, review of, and entry into this Contract.

3.61            Assignment; Delegation. No right or interest in this Contract shall be assigned or delegated by Contractor without prior, written permission of the City, signed by the City Manager. Any attempted  assignment or delegation by Contractor in violation of this provision shall be a breach of this Contract by Contractor.

3.62            Subcontracts. No subcontract shall be entered into by the Contractor with any other party to furnish any of the Materials, Services or construction specified herein without the prior, written approval of the City. The Contractor is responsible for performance under this Contract whether or not Subcontractors are used.

3.63            Rights and Remedies. No provision in this Contract shall be construed, expressly or by implication, as waiver by the City of any existing or future right and/or remedy available by law in the event of any claim of default or breach of this Contract. The failure of the City to insist upon the strict performance of any term or condition of this Contract or to exercise or delay the exercise of any right or remedy provided in this Contract, or by law, or the City’s acceptance of and payment for Materials or Services, shall not release the Contractor from any responsibilities or obligations imposed by this Contract or by law, and shall not be deemed a waiver of any right of the City to insist upon the strict performance of this Contract.

 

3.64            Attorneys’ Fees. In the event either party brings any action for any relief, declaratory or otherwise, arising out of this Contract or on account of any breach or default hereof, the prevailing party shall be entitled to receive from the other party reasonable attorneys’ fees and reasonable costs and expenses, determined by the court sitting without a jury, which shall be deemed to have accrued on the commencement of such action and shall be enforced whether or not such action is prosecuted through judgment.

3.65            Notices and Requests. Any notice or other communication required or permitted to be given under this Contract shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given if (A) delivered to the party at the address set forth below, (B) deposited in the U.S. Mail, registered or certified, return receipt requested, to the address set forth below or (C) given to a recognized and reputable overnight delivery service, to the address set forth below:

 

If to the City:                City of Avondale

11465 West Civic Center Drive Avondale, Arizona 85323

Attn: David W. Fitzhugh, City Manager

With copy to:                GUST ROSENFELD P.L.C.

One East Washington Street, Suite 1600 Phoenix, Arizona 85004-2553

Attn: Andrew J. McGuire, Esq.

If to Contractor:                                                                     

 

Attn:                                                   

or at such other address, and to the attention of such other person or officer, as any party may designate in writing by notice duly given pursuant to this Section. Notices shall be deemed received (A) when delivered to the party,

(B)   three business days after being placed in the U.S. Mail, properly addressed, with sufficient postage or (C) the following business day after being given to a recognized overnight delivery service, with the person giving the notice paying all required charges and instructing the delivery service to deliver on the following business day. If a copy of a notice is also given to a party’s counsel or other recipient, the provisions above governing the date on which a notice is deemed to have been received by a party shall mean and refer to the date on which the party, and not its counsel or other recipient to which a copy of the notice may be sent, is deemed to have received the notice.

3.66            Overcharges by Antitrust Violations. The City maintains that, in practice, overcharges resulting from antitrust violations are borne by the purchaser. Therefore, to the extent permitted by law, the Contractor hereby assigns to the City any and all claims for such overcharges as to the goods and services used to fulfill this Contract.

3.67            Force Majeure. Except for payment for sums due, neither party shall be liable to the other nor deemed in default under this Contract if and to the extent that such party’s performance of this Contract is prevented by reason of force majeure. The term “force majeure” means an occurrence that is beyond the control of the party affected and occurs without its fault or negligence. Without limiting the foregoing, force majeure includes acts of God; acts of the public enemy; war; riots; strikes; mobilization; labor disputes; civil disorders; fire; floods; lockouts, injunctions-intervention-acts, or failures or refusals to act by government authority; and other similar occurrences beyond the control of the party declaring force majeure which such party is unable to prevent by exercising reasonable diligence. The force majeure shall be deemed to commence when the party declaring force majeure notifies the other party, in accordance with Section 3.65, of the existence of the force majeure and shall be deemed to continue as long as the results or effects of the force majeure prevent the party from resuming performance in accordance with this Contract. Force majeure shall not include the following occurrences:

 

 

  1. Late Delivery.   Late delivery of equipment or materials caused by congestion at a manufacturer’s plant or elsewhere, an oversold condition of the market, inefficiencies or similar occurrences.
  2. Late Performance. Late performance by a Subcontractor unless the delay arises out of a force majeure occurrence in accordance with this Section 3.67.

Any delay or failure in performance by either party hereto shall not constitute default hereunder or give rise to any claim for damages or loss of anticipated profits if, and to the extent that such delay or failure is caused by force majeure. If either party is delayed at any time in the progress of the Work by force majeure, then the delayed party shall notify the other party in accordance with Section 3.65 and shall make a specific reference to this Section, thereby invoking its provisions. The delayed party shall cause such delay to cease as soon as practicable and shall notify the other party in writing. The time of Substantial Completion or Final Completion shall be extended by written Contract amendment for a period of time equal to the time that the results or effects of such delay prevent the delayed party from performing in accordance with this Contract.

3.68            Confidentiality of Records. The Contractor shall establish and maintain procedures  and  controls that are acceptable to the City for the purpose of ensuring that information contained in its records or obtained from the City or from others in carrying out its obligations under this Contract shall not be used or disclosed by it, its agents, officers, or employees, except as required to perform Contractor’s duties under this Contract. Persons requesting such information should be referred to the City. Contractor also agrees that any information pertaining to individual persons shall not be divulged other than to employees or officers of Contractor as needed for the performance of duties under this Contract.

3.69            Records and Audit Rights. To ensure that the Contractor and its Subcontractors are complying with the warranty under Section 3.70 below, Contractor’s and its Subcontractors’ books, records, correspondence, accounting procedures and practices, and any other supporting evidence relating to this Contract, including the papers of any Contractor and its Subcontractors’ employees who perform any Work or Services pursuant to this Contract (all of the foregoing hereinafter referred to as “Records”), shall be open to inspection and subject to audit and/or reproduction during normal working hours by the City, to the extent necessary to adequately permit (1) evaluation and verification of any invoices, payments or claims based on Contractor’s and its Subcontractors’ actual costs (including direct and indirect costs and overhead allocations) incurred, or units expended directly in the performance of Work under this Contract and (2) evaluation of the Contractor’s and its Subcontractors’ compliance with the Arizona employer sanctions laws referenced in Section

3.70   below. To the extent necessary for the City to audit Records as set forth in this Section, Contractor and its Subcontractors hereby waive any rights to keep such Records confidential. For the purpose of evaluating or verifying such actual or claimed costs or units expended, the City shall have access to said Records, even if located at its Subcontractors’ facilities, from the effective date of this Contract for the duration of the Work and until three years after the date of final payment by the City to Contractor pursuant to this Contract. Contractor and its Subcontractors shall provide the City with adequate and appropriate workspace so that the City can conduct audits in compliance with the provisions of this Section. The City shall give Contractor or its Subcontractors reasonable advance notice of intended audits. Contractor shall require its Subcontractors to comply with the provisions of this Section by insertion of the requirements hereof in any subcontract pursuant to this Contract.

3.70            E-verify Requirements. To the extent applicable under ARIZ. REV. STAT. § 41-4401, the Contractor and its Subcontractors warrant compliance with all Federal immigration laws and regulations that relate to their employees and their compliance with the E-verify requirements under ARIZ. REV. STAT.§ 23-214(A). Contractor’s or its Subcontractors’ failure to comply with such warranty shall be deemed a material breach of this Contract and may result in the termination of this Contract by the City.

3.71            Right to Inspect Plant. The City may, at reasonable times, inspect the part of the plant or place of business of the Contractor or Subcontractor that is related to the performance of this Contract.

 

3.72            Warranties. Contractor warrants to the City that all Materials and equipment furnished shall be new unless otherwise specified and agreed by the City and that all Work shall be of first class quality, free from faults and defects and in conformance with this Contract. If at any time within one year following the date of Final Completion and acceptance of the entire Project (or such longer period as may be provided under warranties for equipment or Materials): (A) any part of the Materials furnished in connection with the Work shall be or become defective due to defects in either labor or Materials, or both, or (B) Contractor’s Work or Materials, or both, are or were not in conformance with original or amended Plans and Specifications, or supplementary shop drawings, then the Contractor shall upon written notice from the City immediately replace or repair such defective or non- conforming Material or workmanship at no cost to the City. Contractor further agrees to execute any special guarantees as provided by this Contract or required by law. Contractor shall require similar guarantees from all vendors and from all its Subcontractors. Contractor further agrees, upon written demand of the City and during the course of construction, to immediately re-execute, repair or replace any Work that fails to conform to the requirements of this Contract, whether caused by faulty Materials or workmanship, or both. In the event Contractor shall fail or refuse to make such change upon the City’s written demand, the City shall have the right to have such Work re-executed, repaired or replaced, to withhold from or back charge to Contractor all costs incurred thereby.

 

3.73            Inspection. All Materials and/or Services are subject to final inspection and acceptance by the City. Materials and/or Services failing to conform to the Specifications of this Contract will be held at Contractor’s risk and may be returned to the Contractor. If so returned, all costs are the responsibility of the Contractor. Upon discovery of non-conforming Materials or Services, the City may elect to do any or all of the following by written notice to the Contractor: (A) waive the non-conformance; (B) stop the Work immediately; or

(C)    bring material or service into compliance and withhold the cost of same from any payments due to the Contractor.

3.74            No Replacement of Defective Tender. Every tender of Materials shall fully comply with all provisions of this Contract. If a tender is made which does not fully conform, this shall constitute a breach of this Contract as a whole.

3.75            Shipment Under Reservation Prohibited. Contractor is not authorized to ship Materials under reservation and no tender of a bill of lading will operate as a tender of the Materials.

3.76            Liens. All Materials, Service or construction shall be free of all liens and, if the City requests, a formal release of all liens shall be delivered to the City.

3.77            Licenses. Contractor shall maintain in current status all Federal, State and Local licenses and permits required for the operation of the business conducted by the Contractor as applicable to this Contract.

3.78            Patents and Copyrights. All Services, information, computer program elements, reports and other deliverables, which may be patented or copyrighted and created under this Contract are the property of the City and shall not be used or released by the Contractor or any other person except with the prior written permission of the City.

3.79            Preparation of Specifications by Persons other than City Personnel. All Specifications shall seek to promote overall economy for the purposes intended and encourage competition and not be unduly restrictive in satisfying the City’s needs. No person preparing Specifications shall receive any direct or indirect benefit from the utilization of Specifications, other than fees paid for the preparation of Specifications.

3.80            Advertising. Contractor shall not advertise or publish information concerning this Contract without prior, written consent of the City.

 

 

PART D - ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

3.81            Scope. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary provided elsewhere in the Contract Documents, except for subsection 3.84(G) below, the alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) process provided for herein shall be the exclusive means for resolution of claims or disputes arising under, relating to or touching upon this Contract, the interpretation thereof or the performance or breach by any party thereto, including but not limited to original claims or disputes asserted as cross claims, counterclaims, third party claims or claims for indemnity or subrogation, in any threatened or ongoing litigation or arbitration with third parties, if such disputes involve parties to contracts containing this ADR provision.

3.82            Neutral Evaluator, Arbitrators. The City will select a Neutral Evaluator to serve as set forth in this ADR process, subject to the Contractor’s approval, which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld. In the event that the City and the Contractor are unable to agree upon a Neutral Evaluator, the neutral evaluation process shall be eliminated and the parties shall proceed with the binding arbitration process set forth in Section 3.84 below. The City and Contractor shall each select an arbitrator to serve as set forth in this ADR process. Each arbitrator selected shall be a member of the State Bar of the State of Arizona and shall have experience in the field of construction law. None of the arbitrators nor any of the arbitrator’s firms shall have presently, or in the past, represented any party to the arbitration.

3.83            Neutral Evaluation Process. If the parties have been unable to resolve the disputes after discussions and partnering, but the parties have agreed to a Neutral Evaluator, the following neutral evaluation process shall be used to resolve any such dispute.

  1. Notification of Dispute. The City through its Engineer shall notify the Neutral Evaluator in writing of the existence of a dispute within ten days of the City or the Contractor declaring need to commence the neutral evaluation process.
  2. Non-Binding Informal Hearing. The Neutral Evaluator shall schedule a non-binding informal hearing of the matter to be held within seven calendar days from receipt of notification of the existence of a dispute. The Neutral Evaluator may conduct the hearing in such manner as he deems appropriate and shall notify each party of the hearing and of its opportunity to present evidence it believes will resolve the dispute. The Neutral Evaluator shall require that each party submit a written outline of the issues and evidence intended to be introduced at the hearing and the proposed resolution of the dispute to the Neutral Evaluator before the hearing commences. Arbitrators shall not participate in such informal hearing or proceedings process. The Neutral Evaluator is not bound by the rules of evidence when admitting evidence in the hearing and may limit the length of the hearing, the number of witnesses or any evidence introduced to the extent deemed relevant and efficient.
    1. Non-Binding Decision. The Neutral Evaluator shall render a non-binding, written decision as soon as possible, but not later than five calendar days after the hearing.

3.84            Binding Arbitration Procedure. The following binding arbitration procedure, except as provided in subsection 3.84(G) below, shall serve as the exclusive method to resolve a dispute if (A) the parties cannot agree to a Neutral Evaluator as set forth in Section 3.82 above or (B) any party chooses not to accept the decision of the Neutral Evaluator. The party requesting binding arbitration shall notify the Neutral Evaluator of a request for arbitration in writing within three business days’ of receipt of the Neutral Evaluator’s decision. If the Contractor requests arbitration or if Contractor rejects the City’s selection of a Neutral Evaluator, it shall post a cash bond with the Neutral Evaluator in an amount agreed upon by the parties or, in the event of no agreement, the Neutral Evaluator shall establish the amount of the cash bond to defray the cost of the arbitration as set forth in subsection 3.84(M) and the proceeds from the bond shall be allocated in accordance with subsection 3.84(M) by the Arbitration Panel.

  1. Arbitration Panel. The Arbitration Panel shall consist of three arbitrators: the City’s appointed arbitrator, the Contractor’s appointed arbitrator and a third arbitrator (or “Neutral Arbitrator”) who shall be selected by the parties’ arbitrators as set forth in subsection 3.84(B) If more than one consultant or contractor is involved in a dispute, the consultants and/or contractors shall agree on an appointee to serve as arbitrator. The Neutral Evaluator shall not participate in the proceedings.
  1. Selection of Neutral Arbitrator. The parties’ arbitrators shall choose the Neutral Arbitrator within five business days of receipt of notification of a dispute from the Neutral Evaluator. The Neutral Arbitrator shall have the same qualifications as those of the arbitrators set forth in Section 3.82. In the event that the selected arbitrators cannot agree on the Neutral Arbitrator as set forth above, the Neutral Arbitrator shall be the Default Neutral Arbitrator, a person or entity jointly selected by the City and the Contractor. If the City and the Contractor cannot agree on a Default Neutral Arbitrator, the City and the Contractor shall each submit two names to an appropriate judge who shall select one person.
    1. Expedited Hearing. The parties have structured this procedure with the goal of providing for the prompt, efficient and final resolution of all disputes falling within the purview of this ADR process. To that end, any party can petition the Neutral Evaluator to set an expedited hearing. If the Neutral Evaluator determines that the circumstances justify it, the Neutral Evaluator shall contact the selected Arbitration Panel and arrange for scheduling of the arbitration at the earliest possible date. In any event, the hearing of any dispute not expedited will commence as soon as practical but in no event later than 20 calendar days after notification of request for arbitration having been submitted. This deadline can be extended only with the consent of all the parties to the dispute, or by decision of the Arbitration Panel upon a showing of emergency circumstances.
  2. Procedure. The Arbitration Panel will select a Chairman and will conduct the hearing in such a manner that will resolve disputes in a prompt, cost efficient manner giving regard to the rights of all parties. Each party shall supply to the Arbitration Panel a written pre-hearing statement which shall contain a brief statement of the nature of the claim or defense, a list of witnesses and exhibits, a brief description of the subject matter of the testimony of each witness who will be called to testify, and an estimate as to the length of time that will be required for the arbitration hearing. The Arbitration Panel shall review and consider the Neutral Evaluator decision, if any. The Chairman shall determine the nature and scope of discovery, if any, and the manner of presentation of relevant evidence consistent with deadlines provided herein and the parties’ objective that disputes be resolved in a prompt and efficient manner. No discovery may be had of any materials or information for which a privilege is recognized by Arizona law. The Chairman, upon proper application, shall issue such orders as may be necessary and permissible under law to protect confidential, proprietary or sensitive materials or information from public disclosure or other misuse. Any party may make application to the Maricopa County Superior Court to have a protective order entered as may be appropriate to confirm such orders of the Chairman.
    1. Hearing Days. In order to effectuate parties’ goals, the hearing once commenced, will proceed from business day to business day until concluded, absent a showing of emergency circumstances.
    2. Award. The Arbitration Panel shall, within ten calendar days from the conclusion of any hearing, by majority vote, issue its award. The award shall include an allocation of fees and costs pursuant to subsection 3.84(M) herein. The award is to be rendered in accordance with this Contract and the laws of the State of Arizona.

 

  1. Scope of Award. The Arbitration Panel shall be without authority to award punitive damages, and any such punitive damage award shall be void. The Arbitration Panel shall be without any authority to issue an award against any individual party in excess of twenty percent (20%) of the original Contract amount, but in no event shall any award exceed $2,000,000, exclusive of interest, arbitration fees, costs and attorneys’ fees. If an award is made against any individual party in excess of $100,000, exclusive of interest, arbitration fees, costs and attorneys’ fees, it must be supported by written findings of fact, conclusions of law and a statement as to how damages were calculated. Any claim in excess of twenty percent (20%) of the original Contract amount or in excess $2,000,000 shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County. Any party can contest the validity of the amount claimed if an action is filed in the Superior Court.

 

 

  1. Jurisdiction. The Arbitration Panel shall not be bound for jurisdictional purposes by the amount asserted in any party’s claim, but shall conduct a preliminary hearing into the question of jurisdiction upon application of any party at the earliest convenient time, but not later than the commencement of the arbitration hearing.

 

  1. Entry of Judgment. Any party can make application to the Maricopa County Superior Court for confirmation of an award, and for entry of judgment on it.
  2. Severance and Joinder. To reduce the possibility of inconsistent adjudications: (1) the Neutral Evaluator or the Arbitration Panel may, at the request of any party, join and/or sever parties, and/or claims arising under other contracts containing this ADR provision, and (2) the Neutral Evaluator, on his own authority, or the Arbitration Panel may, on its own authority, join or sever parties and/or claims subject to this ADR process as they deem necessary for a just resolution of the dispute, consistent with the parties’ goal of the prompt and efficient resolution of disputes, provided, however, that the Contractor, Architect/Engineer and Project professionals shall not be joined as a party to any claim made by a Contractor. Nothing herein shall create the right by any party to assert claims against another party not germane to this Contract or not recognized under the substantive law applicable to the dispute. Neither the Neutral Evaluator nor the Arbitration Panel are authorized to join to the proceeding parties not in privity with the City. Contractor cannot be joined to any pending arbitration proceeding, without Contractor’s express written consent, unless Contractor is given the opportunity to participate in the selection of the non-City appointed arbitrator.
    1. Appeal. Any party may appeal (1) errors of law by the Arbitration Panel if, but only if, the errors arise in an award in excess of $100,000, (2) the exercise by the Chairman or Arbitration Panel of any powers contrary to or inconsistent with this Contract or (3) on the basis of any of the grounds provided in ARIZ. REV. STAT. § 12-1512, as amended. Appeals shall be to the Maricopa County Superior Court within 15 calendar days of entry of the award. The standard of review in such cases shall be that applicable to the consideration of a motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict, and the Maricopa County Superior Court shall have the authority to confirm, vacate, modify or remand an award appealed under this Section, but not to conduct a trial, entertain the introduction of new evidence or conduct a hearing de novo.
    2. Uniform Arbitration Act. Except as otherwise provided herein, binding arbitration pursued under this provision shall be governed by the Uniform Arbitration Act as codified in Arizona in ARIZ. REV. STAT. § 12-1501, et seq.
  3. Fees and Costs. Each party shall bear its own fees and costs in connection with any informal hearing before the Neutral Evaluator. All fees and costs associated with any arbitration before the Arbitration Panel, including without limitation the Arbitration Panelists’ fee, and the prevailing party’s reasonable attorneys’ fees, expert witness fees and costs, will be paid by the non-prevailing party, except as provided for herein. In no event shall any Arbitrator’s hourly fees be awarded in an amount in excess of $200 per hour and (1) costs shall not include any travel expenses in excess of mileage at the rate paid by the City, not to exceed a one way trip of 150 miles, and (2) all travel expenses, including meals, shall be reimbursed pursuant to the travel policy of the City in effect at the time of the hearing. The determination of prevailing and non-prevailing parties, and the appropriate allocation of fees and costs, will be included in the award by the Arbitration Panel. Fees for the Neutral Evaluator shall be divided evenly between the City and the Contractor.
  4. Confidentiality. Any proceeding initiated under ADR shall be deemed confidential to the maximum extent allowed by Arizona law and no party shall, except for disclosures to a party’s attorneys or accountants, make any disclosure related to the disputed matter or to the outcome of any proceeding except to the extent required by law, or to seek interim equitable relief, or to enforce an agreement reached by the parties or an award made hereunder.
    1. Equitable Litigation. Notwithstanding any other provision of ADR to the contrary, any party can petition the Maricopa County Superior Court for interim equitable relief as necessary to preserve the status quo and prevent immediate and irreparable harm to a party or to the Program pending resolution of a dispute pursuant to ADR provided herein. No court may order any permanent injunctive relief except as may be necessary to enforce an order entered by the Arbitration Panel. The fees and costs incurred in connection with any such equitable proceeding shall be determined and assessed in ADR.
  1. Change Order. Any award in favor of the Contractor against the City or in favor of the City against the Contractor shall be reduced to a Change Order and executed by the parties in accordance with the award and the provisions of this Contract.
  2. Merger and Bar. Any claim asserted pursuant to this ADR process shall be deemed to include all claims, demands, and requests for compensation for costs and losses or other relief, including the extension of this Contract performance period which reasonably should or could have been brought against any party that was or could have been brought into this ADR process, with respect to the subject claim. The Arbitration Panel shall apply legal principles commonly known as merger and bar to deny any claim or claims against any party regarding which claim or claims recovery has been sought or should have been sought in a previously adjudicated claim for an alleged cost, loss, breach, error, or omission.
  3. Inclusion in Other Contracts. The Contractor shall cooperate with the City in efforts to include this ADR provision in all other Project contracts. Subject to Contractor’s reasonable agreement, the Contractor agrees that any modification to this ADR provision that is included in the construction or other contracts shall also apply to the Contractor. It is the intent of the parties that any changes to this ADR provision in later contracts will be evolutionary and designed to incorporate the terms of this ADR provision without material changes to the substance or procedure of this ADR provision.

 

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EXHIBIT A TO

INVITATION FOR BIDS NO. PR 16-024

 

[Specifications, Plans/Construction Drawings] See following pages.

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Friendship Park Improvements Project No. PK – 1027 Solicitation No. PR16-024

 

 

Prepared for:

 

City of Avondale

Department of Pa ks, Recreation & Libraries 11465 W. Civic Center Drive

Avondale, Arizona 85323

 

February 17, 2016

 

Prepared by:

 L O G A N S I M P S O N

 

 

 

 

Contents

 

SPECIFICATIONS:......................................................................................................................... 1

PART 100 – GENERAL CONDITIONS.......................................................................................... 1

SECTION 102 - BIDDING REQUIREMENTS AND CONDITIONS............................................ 1

Subsection 102.5 – Preparation of Proposal........................................................................... 1

SECTION 104 - SCOPE OF WORK........................................................................................... 2

Subsection 104.1.1 – General................................................................................................. 2

Subsection 104.1.2 – Maintenance of Traffic.......................................................................... 3

Subsection 104.1.3 – Water Supply........................................................................................ 3

SECTION 105 – CONTROL OF WORK..................................................................................... 3

Bid Item 105.30010 As-built Documentation........................................................................... 3

Bid Item 105.08000 Construction Staking, Survey, and Layout.............................................. 3

SECTION 106 – CONTROL OF MATERIALS............................................................................ 4

Subsection 106.4 – Trade Names and Substitutions.............................................................. 4

SECTION 107 – LEGAL REGULATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITY TO PUBLIC...................... 4

Bid Item 107.01001    Stormwater Pollution Plan (SWPPP)................................................... 4

Bid Item 107.01002    Permits.................................................................................................. 6

SECTION 109 - MEASUREMENT AND PAYMENTS................................................................ 6

Bid Item 109.10010 – Mobilization/Demobilization:................................................................ 7

Bid Item 109.50010 - Miscellaneous Reimbursable (Allowance):........................................... 7

PART 200 – EARTHWORK............................................................................................................ 7

SECTION 201:  CLEARING AND GRUBBING........................................................................... 7

Bid Item 201.00010    Clearing and Grubbing......................................................................... 7

Subsection 201.1 – Description............................................................................................... 7

SECTION 205 – ROADWAY EXCAVATION.............................................................................. 9

Bid Item 205.00001    Excavation and Grading....................................................................... 9

Subsection 205.7 – Measurement........................................................................................... 9

Subsection 205.8 – Payment................................................................................................... 9

SECTION 210 – BORROW EXCAVATION................................................................................ 9

Subsection 210.1 – Local Borrow............................................................................................ 9

Subsection 210.3 – Placing and Compaction.......................................................................... 9

SECTION 211 – FILL CONSTRUCTION.................................................................................... 9

Subsection 211.1 – Description............................................................................................... 9

Subsection 211.2 – Placing................................................................................................... 10

Subsection 211.2.1 – Finished Grades................................................................................. 10

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Subsection 211.3 – Compacting............................................................................................ 10

SECTION 220 – RIPRAP CONSTRUCTION........................................................................... 10

Bid Item 220.00002    Rip Rap (Grouted).............................................................................. 10

SECTION 230 – DUST PALLIATIVE APPLICATION............................................................... 10

Subsection 230.1 – Description............................................................................................. 11

Subsection 230.2 – Materials................................................................................................. 11

Subsection 230.12 – Payment............................................................................................... 11

PART 300 – STREETS AND RELATED WORK......................................................................... 11

SECTION 301 – SUBGRADE PREPARATION....................................................................... 11

Subsection 301.8 – Payment................................................................................................. 11

SECTION 321 – PLACEMENT AND CONSTRUCTION OF ASPHALT CONCRETE PAVEMENT............................................................................................................................... 11

Bid Item 321.00103    3" Thick Asphalt Paving over 6" compacted ABC............................. 11

Bid Item 321.00104    3" Thick Asphalt Paving over 8" compacted ABC............................. 11

Subsection 321.12 – Measurement....................................................................................... 11

SECTION 332 – PLACEMENT AND CONSTRUCTION OF ASPHALT EMULSION SLURRY SEAL COAT............................................................................................................... 11

Bid Item 332.00101 Crack Sealing and Slurry Seal (Type II) Existing Asphalt Pavement to Remain............................................................................................................. 11

Subsection 332.9 – Measurement......................................................................................... 12

SECTION 340 – CONCRETE CURB, GUTTER, SIDEWALK, CURB RAMPS, DRIVEWAY AND ALLEY ENTRANCE..................................................................................... 12

Bid Item 340.00417    6" Thick Concrete Walkway............................................................... 12

Bid Item 340.02241    Curb Opening..................................................................................... 12

Bid Item 340.02242    6” High Concrete Curb and Gutter..................................................... 12

Bid Item 340.02243    Accessible Concrete Ramp (Pedestrian)........................................... 12

Bid Item 340.02244    6" Concrete Header............................................................................ 12

Bid Item 340.02245    12" Deep Concrete Header................................................................ 12

Bid Item 340.02246    12" Wide Concrete Mow Strip............................................................ 12

Bid Item 340.02247    Valley Gutter and Apron..................................................................... 13

Subsection 340.1 – Description............................................................................................. 13

Subsection 340.3.1 – Subgrade Preparation......................................................................... 13

SECTION 342 INTERLOCKING CONCRETE PAVER INSTALLATIONS.............................. 13

Bid Item 342.00001    Concrete Unit Paver........................................................................... 13

SECTION 350 REMOVAL OF EXISTING IMPROVEMENTS................................................. 13

Bid Item 350.00301  Site Demolition and Removals (Paving, Curbs, Gutters, Sidewalks  and other structures)........................................................................................... 13

PART 400 – RIGHT-OF-WAY AND TRAFFIC CONTROL.......................................................... 13

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Bid Item 401.01000    Traffic Control:.................................................................................... 13

SECTION 410 PRECAST SAFETY CURBS............................................................................ 14

Bid Item 410.00073    Precast Concrete Wheel Stop............................................................ 14

SECTION 420 – CHAIN LINK FENCES................................................................................... 14

Bid Item 420.00101    6' High Chain Link Fence................................................................... 14

Bid Item 420.00103    4' High Welded Wire Fence................................................................ 14

Bid Item 420.00104    4' Wide Welded Wire Gate................................................................. 14

Subsection 420.2 - Materials................................................................................................. 14

Subsection 420.3 – Construction Methods............................................................................ 16

SECTION 430 – LANDSCAPING AND PLANTING................................................................. 17

Bid Item 430.04104    Decomposed Granite (2" Deep)......................................................... 17

Bid Item 430.04105    Compacted Decomposed Granite...................................................... 17

Bid Item 430.04106    Rock.................................................................................................... 17

Bid Item 430.04107    Turf (Sod with soil amendments)....................................................... 17

Bid Item 430.05006    Shrub (5 gallon).................................................................................. 17

Bid Item 430.05007    Accents (5 gallon)............................................................................... 17

Bid Item 430.05037    Tree (24" Box).................................................................................... 17

Bid Item 430.05038    Tree (48" Box).................................................................................... 17

Bid Item 430.05039    Upsize to 36" Box Tree....................................................................... 17

Bid Item 430.05040    Upsize to 48" Box Tree....................................................................... 17

Subsection 430.1 - Description:............................................................................................. 17

Subsection 430.2 - General:.................................................................................................. 17

Subsection 430.3 - Turf Areas:.............................................................................................. 19

Subsection 430.4 – Decomposed Granite Area:................................................................... 20

SECTION 440 – IRRIGATION SYSTEM.................................................................................. 20

Bid Item 440.00246    CLASS 200 6" Mainline...................................................................... 20

Bid Item 440.00247    CLASS 200 8" Mainline...................................................................... 20

Bid Item 440.00248    CLASS 200 10" Mainline.................................................................... 20

Bid Item 440.00331    SCH 40 4" Mainline............................................................................ 20

Bid Item 440.00411    Drip Laterals....................................................................................... 20

Bid Item 440.00412    Turf Laterals........................................................................................ 20

Bid Item 440.00413    Irrigation Sleeves................................................................................ 20

Bid Item 440.04201    Drip Control Valve.............................................................................. 21

Bid Item 440.04202    Turf Control Valve............................................................................... 21

Bid Item 440.04203    Quick Coupler Valve........................................................................... 21

Bid Item 440.04401    Gate Valves........................................................................................ 21

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Bid Item 440.04511    Spray Heads....................................................................................... 21

Bid Item 440.04512    Rotors (55')......................................................................................... 21

Bid Item 440.04513    Rotary (25')......................................................................................... 21

Bid Item 440.04514    Emitters............................................................................................... 21

Bid Item 440.04515    End Caps............................................................................................ 21

Bid Item 440.06125    Solar Controller................................................................................... 21

Bid Item 440.06904    Flow Sensor/Monitor........................................................................... 21

SECTION 450 – SITE FURNISHINGS..................................................................................... 21

Bid Item 450.01001    Bollard (Removable)........................................................................... 21

Bid Item 450.01002    Table (Type 1).................................................................................... 21

Bid Item 450.01003    Table (Type 2).................................................................................... 21

Bid Item 450.01004    6' Bench (Type 1)............................................................................... 21

Bid Item 450.01005    6' Bench (Type 2)............................................................................... 21

Bid Item 450.01006    Trash Receptacle............................................................................... 21

Bid Item 450.01007    Recycling Receptacle......................................................................... 21

Bid Item 450.01008    Dual Trash Receptacle....................................................................... 21

Bid Item 450.01009    Bike Rack (Installation and Painting Only)......................................... 21

Bid Item 450.01010    Free Standing Double BBQ................................................................ 21

Bid Item 450.01011    New Entry Sign................................................................................... 21

Bid Item 450.01012    New Exit Sign..................................................................................... 21

Bid Item 450.01013    New Directional Sign (Type 1)............................................................ 21

Bid Item 450.01014    New Directional Sign (Type 2)............................................................ 21

Bid Item 450.01015    New Directional Sign (Type 3)............................................................ 21

Bid Item 450.01016    Modified Sign 1................................................................................... 21

Bid Item 450.01017    McDowell Road Monument Sign........................................................ 21

PART 500 - STRUCTURES.......................................................................................................... 22

SECTION 505 – CONCRETE STRUCTURES......................................................................... 22

Bid Item 505.00361    Precast Concrete Seat Wall............................................................... 23

Bid Item 505.00362    Gabion With Precast Seat.................................................................. 23

Bid Item 505.01683    Catch Basin/Headwall........................................................................ 23

Bid Item 505.02065    Scupper.............................................................................................. 23

Bid Item 505.02066    Modified Sidewalk Scupper................................................................ 23

SECTION 540 - PARK STRUCTURES..................................................................................... 23

Bid Item 540.01001    Ramada with Gabion Screens and Integral Colored Concrete.......... 23

Bid Item 540.01002    Custom Outdoor Kitchen.................................................................... 24

Bid Item 540.01003    Outdoor Kitchen Shade Structure...................................................... 24

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Bid Item 540.01004    Fabric Shade Structure...................................................................... 24

Bid Item 540.01005    Splash Pad Discharge at Pond.......................................................... 25

Bid Item 540.01006    Splash Pad......................................................................................... 25

Bid Item 540.01007    Restroom Building located near Splash Pad..................................... 25

Bid Item 540.01008    Renovated Restroom......................................................................... 25

PART 600 – WATER, SEWER, STORM DRAIN AND IRRIGATION.......................................... 25

SECTION 610 – WATERLINE CONSTRUCTION................................................................... 25

Bid Item 610.00101    Water Service Line............................................................................. 25

Bid Item 610.01209    Water Line Connection....................................................................... 26

Bid Item 610.01806    Water Service Meter........................................................................... 26

Bid Item 610.01807    Meter Box........................................................................................... 26

Bid Item 610.04022    Tapping Sleeve................................................................................... 26

Bid Item 610.08055    Backflow Prevention Device (up to 3")............................................... 26

Bid Item 610.08056    Backflow Prevention Device (3" and larger)....................................... 26

SECTION 615 – SANITARY SEWER LINE CONSTRUCTION............................................... 26

Bid Item 615.04007    6" Sanitary Sewer Line....................................................................... 26

Bid Item 615.04009    Force Main for Splash Pad................................................................. 26

Bid Item 615.06001    Sewer Service Tap............................................................................. 26

Bid Item 615.07502    Sewer Cleanouts................................................................................ 26

PART 800 – STREET LIGHTS..................................................................................................... 26

SECTION 802 - PARK LIGHTING............................................................................................ 26

Bid Item 802.01001    Conduit, Sized Per Plans, Including Trenching And Backfill............. 26

Bid Item 802.01002 Conductors And Bond Wires, Sized Per Plans, Complete  And  In Place...................................................................................................................................... 26

Bid Item 802.01003      Modifications And Additions To Existing Electrical Service Entrance Section And Control Equipment............................................................................. 26

Bid Item 802.01004    Concrete Pull Box............................................................................... 27

Bid Item 802.01005 LED Area Light On A (12' AG) Concrete Pole With Direct Embedded Foundation........................................................................................................... 27

Bid Item 802.01006     Remove Existing Pole and Foundation and Replace with New Single LED Pathway Light On A (18' AG) Concrete Pole With Direct Embedded Foundation                   27

Bid Item 802.01007 Replace Parking Lot Light Pole (25' AG), Reuse (1) One Existing Fixture.................................................................................................................................... 27

Bid Item 802.01008 Replace Parking Lot Light Pole (25' AG), Reuse (2) Two Existing Fixtures................................................................................................................................... 27

Bid Item 802.01009    LED Ramada Light And Receptacle.................................................. 27

Bid Item 802.01010    LED Column Mounted Uplight............................................................ 27

Bid Item 802.01011    New Parking Lot Light Pole (25' AG) and New Light Fixture............. 27

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Bid Item 802.01012 Replace Existing Sports Lights With LED Light Fixtures On Existing Sports Lighting Poles............................................................................................... 27

Bid Item 802.01013 New Single LED Area on A (18' AG) Concrete Pole With Direct Embedded Foundation........................................................................................................... 27

Bid Item 802.01014    New 2' LED Strip Light........................................................................ 27

PART 1000 – PAVEMENT MARKING AND SIGNING................................................................ 27

SECTION 1001:  PAVEMENT MARKING AND SIGNING....................................................... 27

Bid Item 1000.00102    Pavement Marking........................................................................... 27

Bid Item 1000.00103 Traffic Signs (Stop, Yield, One Way, Handicap Parking, and Crosswalk)............................................................................................................................. 27

Subsection 1001.2 Pavement Markings................................................................................ 27

Subsection 1001.3 Signing.................................................................................................... 28

 

 

 

Appendix A: Supplemental Section for Item 540.01001 Ramada with Gabion Screens

and Integral Colored Concrete ...................................................................................... A-1

Appendix  B:     Supplemental Section for Item 540.01003 Outdoor Kitchen Shade Structure........................................................................................................................ B-1

Appendix C: Supplemental Section for Item 540.01004 Fabric Shade Structure: ................... C-1 Appendix D: Supplemental Section for Item 540.01005 Splash Pad Discharge at Pond

and Item 540.01006 Splash Pad ................................................................................... D-1

Appendix E:   Supplemental Section for Item 540.01007 Restroom Building located near   Splash Pad and Item 540.01008 Renovated Restroom ................................................ E-1

Appendix F:  Supplemental Section for Section - 802 Park Lighting..........................................F-1

 

 

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SPECIFICATIONS:

The work included herein shall be performed in accordance with the requirements of the following separate documents:

 

Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Uniform Standard Specifications and Details for Public Works Construction (2016 Edition)

 

The City of Avondale Supplement to the MAG Uniform Standard Specifications and Details (2008 edition)

 

Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), 2009 edition with Revisions 1 and 2, May 2012

 

Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) Manual of Approved Signs Arizona Supplement to the 2009 MUTCD, published by ADOT January 2012 And these specifications including the appendices.

PART 100 – GENERAL CONDITIONS

SECTION 102 - BIDDING REQUIREMENTS AND CONDITIONS

Bidding Requirements and Conditions shall conform to Section 102 of the MAG Uniform Standard Specifications, Section 102 of the City of Avondale Supplemental Specifications, and as modified herein.

 

Subsection 102.5 – Preparation of Proposal

Add the following:The following are alternates within the bid:

 

Add Alternate #1 – Pathway Light Poles. If alternate is accepted, the Contractor shall add the work to replace 30 pathway light poles as indicated on the plans, including removal of the existing pole and foundation and installation of new pole and light fixture.

 

Add Alternate #2 – McDowell Road Monument sign. If alternate is accepted, the Contractor shall add the work to clear and grub area for, and construct new monument sign, landscape, lighting with associated electrical connections and irrigation. Location of sign is to be coordinated with the McDowell Road improvements being completed under a separate contract with the City.

 

Add Alternate #3 – Increase Tree Caliper Size. If alternate is accepted, the Contractor shall replace all 24" box Dalbergia Sissoo with 36" box Dalbergia Sissoo and replace all 24" box Quercus Virginiana with 48" box Quercus Virginiana.

 

Add Alternate #4 – Allowance Trees. If alternate is accepted, the Contractor shall install 150 “Allowance Trees”. The Contractor shall be responsible for the purchase, installation, and warranty of these trees. Also, the Contractor shall provide drip irrigation as shown on the landscape and irrigation plans.

 

 

 

 

 

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SECTION 104 - SCOPE OF WORK

Subsection 104.1.1 – General

Add the following:Unless otherwise identified in these specifications, all work shall conform to the 2016 Edition of the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Uniform Standard Specifications and Details for Public Works Construction and City of Avondale supplements to the MAG Specifications, and any applicable City specifications or Standards as identified in these Technical Specifications. In the event of a conflict between these Specifications and the requirements of the drawings, detail drawings, or City Standard Details and the MAG Specifications, these Specifications shall prevail.

 

The project includes, but is not limited to clean up, clearing and grubbing, earthwork excavation and embankment, grading, compaction, construction of additional parking areas, sawcutting and improvements to the entry drive, curbs, and handicap accessible ramps, addition of ADA accessible parking spaces, parking lot lighting and electrical service, water service connections and water line, monument signs, traffic signs, pavement markings, new restroom building and renovated restroom building, concrete pavements/pedestrian walkways, shade structures, splash pad with shade sail, fencing, miscellaneous amenities (benches, picnic tables, trash receptacles, barbeques), planting trees and shrubs, landscaping, irrigation, and other miscellaneous improvements as shown on the plans.

 

Prior to commencement of construction, the Contractor shall coordinate with the City to maintain public access for certain park programs/activities within the park. The Contactor shall prepare and submit a construction schedule with a staging plan that separates the public from the construction area(s). The staging plan shall be approved by the City prior to start of construction. It is anticipated that the following three project scope items: (1) crack seal and slurry seal of the parking lots, (2) improvements to the parking lot light poles, and (3) installation of the allowance trees (described above in Alternate #4) shall be scheduled during a time when the Park can be closed to the public.

 

Any work that could reasonably be anticipated or would be necessary to produce a fully functioning improvement that meets the objectives of the project, but is not specifically shown on the described in these specifications, will be considered incidental to the project and shall be provided by the Contractor at no additional cost.

 

A limited, general Geotechnical Report in the vicinity of the site dated October 29, 2014 was prepared by Terracon Consultants Incorporated and is made available for the Contractor's use in preparing his/her proposal. Even if not specifically shown on the boring logs, the Contractor may encounter rocks, boulders, caliche, conglomerate, hard rock, or other differing site conditions on this project. No additional compensation will be made for any differing subsurface condition which may be encountered. The Contractor shall be responsible for determining the validity of the investigation along with any conclusions or interpretations drawn from the report. Sufficient supplemental borings shall be completed by the Contractor to confirm the soils conditions at the Park site. The Contractor shall be responsible for incorporating the additional boring results (Supplemental Report) into the Park improvements; approved testing will be coordinated by the Engineer. All costs associated with the investigation shall be at the contractor's expense.

 

 

 

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Subsection 104.1.2 – Maintenance of Traffic

Add the following:The requirements of Section 401 of the Standard Specifications shall also be adhered to until the project has been accepted by the Engineer. The Contractor is responsible for preparing a traffic control plan subject to the approval of the City.

 

Subsection 104.1.3 – Water Supply

Add the following:The Contractor is responsible for securing and providing a water supply sufficient for the needs of the project (including construction operations and landscape establishment period). The Contractor is responsible for obtaining any applicable permit(s) associated with supplying water for the project, including permits for temporary installation of meters and water use. Arrangements for water to be purchased from the City of Avondale shall be made by the Contractor at his own expense; payments will be made directly to the City of Avondale.

 

SECTION 105 – CONTROL OF WORK

The following bid item is part of this section and shall conform to Section 105 of the MAG Uniform Standard Specifications, City of Avondale Supplemental Specifications, and as modified herein.

 

Bid Item 105.30010 As-built Documentation

The work under this item shall consist of furnishing all materials, equipment, and labor necessary for providing complete and competent as-built record document plans to the City. As-built plans shall reflect all in-place field dimensions, horizontal locations and vertical elevations for all constructed or installed improvements. All changes, additions and deletions shall be depicted graphically and represented numerically. All dimensions and elevations on the plan sheets must be verified.

 

The Contractor shall be required to keep a clean and current set of as-built plans during the Project’s construction duration. The as-built plans must be kept up to date for each phase of construction throughout the Project’s construction duration, especially for all underground utilities and improvements. These as-built plans shall be subject to review each month by the City’s Engineering Inspector to verify compliance with this specification and will be part of the approval process for each of the Contractor’s monthly progress payments.

 

Unless otherwise provided for, the Contractor shall be responsible for preparing and providing to the City all final as-built record documents for the Project using the most recent City approved plan sheets. An Arizona registered civil engineer or Arizona registered land surveyor shall seal the final as-built record documents. Final as-built plan sheets shall be prepared on 4 MIL, double matte, MYLAR material. A CD/DVD back-up copy of the as-builts in [.tiff] digital file format shall also be required.

 

Measurement for the As-built Record Document Plans will be prorated (overall project percent completion) each month over the Project’s duration. Payment shall be made at the LUMP SUM (LS) price bid and shall be considered full compensation for this work item.

 

Bid Item 105.08000 Construction Staking, Survey, and Layout

Digital files of the existing topography and of the proposed design elements shall be provided by the City to the Contractor for the Contractor’s use in establishing the horizontal location of hardscape project elements. The Contractor shall be responsible for sharing these files with

 

 

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their Surveyor for use in construction staking. The files shall be provided in AutoCAD format, Version 2015.

 

In case of a discrepancy between the field conditions and the plans, the Contractor shall inform the City’s representative immediately. The Contractor may propose minor adjustments in location and elevation of project elements based on existing site conditions, subject to the approval of the Engineer. Adjustments to location, elevation and slope shall not adversely affect ADA accessibility compliance, critical dimensions or drainage patterns.

 

The Contractor shall take care when matching or abutting existing facilities to remain so that the transition to new work is neat and smooth. Sawcuts shall be full depth and located at the nearest existing joint.

 

Layout of demolition limits shall be approved by the City’s representative prior to demolition. Layout of formwork for hardscape elements shall be approved by the City’s representative prior to construction.

 

Measurement for survey, staking and layout will be prorated (overall Project percent completion) each month over the Project’s duration. Payment shall be made at the LUMP SUM (LS) price bid and shall be considered full compensation for this Work item.

 

SECTION 106 – CONTROL OF MATERIALS

Subsection 106.4 – Trade Names and Substitutions

Revise Paragraph (A) to read: No consideration will be given to a substitution prior to the award of the contract except as otherwise specified in the Invitation for Bid.

 

SECTION 107 – LEGAL REGULATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITY TO PUBLIC

The following bid items are part of this section and shall conform to Section 107 of the MAG Uniform Standard Specifications, City of Avondale Supplemental Specifications, and as modified herein.

 

Bid Item 107.01001 Stormwater Pollution Plan (SWPPP)

This project is subject to the Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (AZPDES) Construction General Permit (CGP) requirements under the EPA General Permit for Arizona.  All subcontractors shall comply with all AZPDES CGP requirements under the supervision of the General Contractor and shall submit a completed, signed subcontractor certification form, thereby designating themselves as co-permittees. The Contractor will be expected to develop the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) following the most recent City of Avondale Approved SWPPP Template found on City of Avondale website. Completed SWPPPs must be submitted to the City’s NPDES coordinator for review before a construction permit will be issued by the City. All sections of the most recent City of Avondale Approved SWPPP Template must be complete in order for the City’s NPDES coordinator to initiate a review of the submitted SWPPP. Any structural or non-structural best management practices included in the SWPPP that are not included in the City of Avondale Approved BMP List (found on the City of Avondale website) will be subject to the standards deviation process, and are not guaranteed approval.

 

Subsequent to approval by the City’s NPDES coordinator, the Contractor will be expected to update/revise the approved SWPPP as necessary throughout the construction of the Project in order to ensure compliance with EPA, AZPDES, and CGP permit requirements. Revisions to

 

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the SWPPP requiring use of the SWPPP bid item, or any other additional items, shall be subject to approval by the City prior to implementation. The SWPPP document shall be kept at the project site at all times. The final SWPPP document shall be retained by the Contractor for  three years following project completion and final acceptance by the City.

 

The contractor will be responsible to make submittals to the appropriate agencies. In addition to review by the City and Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT), portions of this project may be in the urbanized, non-incorporated area governed by Maricopa County Environmental Services Department.  This department requires a submittal, fees, and process  in addition to the standard NPDES requirements. In addition, portions of this project are within a quarter mile of the Gila River, which is an impaired waterway, and may require a special review or process from ADEQ.

 

The Contractor shall submit a completed, signed Notice of Intent (NOI) form (including the signed subcontractor certification forms) to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), Water Permits Section/Storm Water NOI (5415B-3), 1110 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85007; or fax to (602) 771-4674, or online at ADEQ’s Smart NOI Web site at: http://az.gov/app/smartnoi/.The NOI shall be posted at the construction site at all times.

 

Failure by the Contractor (or any applicable subcontractors) to submit the NOI forms and certifications to ADEQ, and/or the SWPPP to the City’s NPDES coordinator for review, by the start of construction activities will lead to delays in meeting EPA requirements, which will result in delay of the start of construction. The Contractor will not be entitled to any additional compensation for costs resulting from such delay of the construction start date and/or any construction activities. No construction activities shall begin until all applicable storm water pollution control devices are in place. Any additional work or costs caused by the Contractor's (or subcontractor's) failure to properly implement the SWPPP shall not be considered for compensation. The Contractor shall keep a copy of the latest STORM WATER GENERAL PERMIT FOR CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES as printed in the Federal Register at the job site at all times. The Contractor shall keep a copy of the STORM WATER BASELINE CONSTRUCTION GENERAL PERMIT COVERAGE NOTICE received from the EPA (after submittal of the NOI) at the job site at all times.

 

All SWPPP reports required under this contract shall be available to the public in accordance with the requirements of Section 308(b) of the Clean Water Act. The Contractor shall make plans available to the public upon request through the EPA. No conditions of the Arizona General Permit or the SWPPP shall release the Contractor from any responsibilities or requirements under other environmental statutes or regulations. Asphalt plant and concrete plants (including mobile plants) require separate AZPDES industrial permits.

 

Upon completion and acceptance of the work performed by a subcontractor co-permittee, either the Contractor or other subcontractors shall absolve such subcontractor of any involvement in, or responsibility for, any subsequent AZPDES violations on the project. After project  completion, acceptance, and de-mobilization, the Contractor shall submit a completed, signed Notice of Termination (NOT) form to the ADEQ Water Permits Section/Storm Water NOT (5415B-3), 1110 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85007 or fax to (602) 771-4674, or online at ADEQ’s Smart NOI Web site at: http://az.gov/app/smartnoi/.

 

As a minimum, the Contractor shall perform inspections in accordance with the scope and schedule specified in the most recent CGP Inspection and Corrective Action Report Form found on the ADEQ website. The Contractor is also encouraged to inspect all best management

 

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practices following all rainfalls, as it is the Contractor's responsibility to ensure the proper operation of each best management practice at all times. The Contractor shall maintain a record of each inspection.

 

No other separate measurements or payments will be made relative to SWPPP items.

 

The LUMP SUM (LS) price bid for this SWPPP work item shall include all material, labor, equipment and other incidental costs related to furnishing, installing, and maintaining the SWPPP during the project construction. Maintenance shall include but is not limited to cleaning, repair and disposal of debris and compromised devices following storm events or other water runoff on the project. All administrative costs including plan and document preparation shall  also be included.

 

Measurement for AZPDES (NPDES) SWPPP will be prorated (overall project percent completion) each month over the project’s duration. Payment shall be made at the LUMP SUM (LS) price bid and shall be considered full compensation for this work item.

 

Bid Item 107.01002 Permits

All permits shall be the Contractor’s responsibility to obtain and pay for which may include but not be limited to; Maricopa County Environmental Dust Control permit and City fire hydrant meter fees. The cost for all permits shall be included in the bid as a LUMP SUM (LS) price.

 

The City will be responsible for any Impact and Development Fees and water meter fees associated with water and sewer connections.

 

SECTION 109 - MEASUREMENT AND PAYMENTS

Bid Item Numbers listed herein correspond to the Item Numbers listed in the Price Sheet of the IFB’s Exhibit “C”.

 

Measurement for each bid item shall be done in the units installed or percent complete as indicated in the Price Sheet of the IFB’s Exhibit “C”. Measurement shall be for all work that is satisfactorily completed in place, with no allowance for waste, and that which is verified by field measurements as applicable.

 

In general, payments to the Contractor shall be in accordance with Article 3, General Terms and Conditions, Section 3.18, “Payments to Contractor” of the Contract Documents. Specific bid item payment guidelines shall be in accordance with the MAG Specifications as applicable unless as revised or more particularly described in these Technical Specifications. Payment will be made at the Unit Price or Lump Sum price that was bid and as shown in the Price Sheet of the IFB’s Exhibit “C” and shall constitute payment in full for furnishing all materials, equipment, appurtenances, labor, plant and tools necessary to provide a complete Project in a workmanlike and satisfactory manner as shown by the Plan Drawings and in the Contract Documents described herein.

 

In the event of a conflict between these Specifications and the requirements of the drawings, detail drawings, or City Standard Details and the MAG Specifications, these Specifications shall prevail.

 

 

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The following Bid Items are part of this section and all Measurement and Payments shall conform to Section 109.10 of the MAG Uniform Standard Specifications, City of Avondale Supplemental Specifications, and as modified herein.

 

Bid Item 109.10010 – Mobilization/Demobilization:

The work under this item shall consist of furnishing all materials, equipment, and labor necessary to provide the Contractor a one-time, round trip mobilization/demobilization of the Contractor’s personnel equipment, supplies and incidentals, establishment of offices, buildings and other facilities, required for the performance of the work on the Project, including preparatory work and operations prior to the commencement of the work on the Project site. Measurement and Payment for mobilization and demobilization shall be done in two equal parts of the Contractor’s Bid Item LUMP SUM (LS) price. The first half payment shall be included in the Contractor’s initial invoice and the second half payment shall be made after the Project has reached Substantial Completion as declared by the City and shall be considered full compensation for this work item.

 

Bid Item 109.50010 - Miscellaneous Reimbursable (Allowance):

The work under this item shall consist of furnishing all necessary materials, equipment, and labor for work not covered by the Contract plans or documents due to an unforeseen field condition or other circumstance that has been identified during the construction phase as necessary to complete the Project. No work shall be performed under this item unless it is authorized, in writing, by the City or authorized representative. The scope of work, conditions, completion schedule and pricing for any extra work must be mutually agreed on and approved by the City before the work can commence. Measurement shall be based on City-approved  time and material invoices or on a pre-approved, mutually agreed on price. Payment shall be  for an amount not to exceed Two Hundred and fifty Thousand dollars ($250,000.00) based on the approved time and material invoices or the pre-determined, pre-approved price for each separate extra work item and shall be considered full compensation for the work item.

 

PART 200 – EARTHWORK

SECTION 201: CLEARING AND GRUBBING

The following bid item part of this section and shall conform to Section 201 of the MAG Uniform Standard Specifications, City of Avondale Supplemental Specifications, and as modified herein.

Bid Item 201.00010 Clearing and Grubbing Subsection 201.1 – Description

Add the following:Utilities: Prior to starting clearing and grubbing the Contractor shall verify the location of existing utilities that may be damaged during the work by contacting Blue Stakes. Repairs to damaged public or private utilities shall be borne by the contractor.

 

Control/Staking Plan: Within two (2) weeks of Notice to Proceed, the Contractor shall submit a control/staking plan showing the clearing and grubbing limits of construction shown on the drawings. Digital files of selected drawings will be made available to the contractor for use in developing the limits of construction staking plan. The information provided on the drawings will control over the electronic files should there be any discrepancy between them.

 

Based on a field review of the clearing limits that shall be staked in the field, adjustments to the areas of clearing and grubbing may be identified by the Engineer to avoid significant on-site features such as trees, landforms, drain outlets, sidewalks, etc. While the drawings have shown

 

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a maximum “Limit of Work” (L.O.W) for the clearing limits, it is the intent of these specifications that the clearing limits will respond to existing on-site features. The revised clearing and grubbing limits identified in the field review shall become the approved clearing limits for the project.

 

After establishment of the approved clearing limits, and after salvage and protection of existing plants to remain, all unpaved areas shall be treated with a chemical control, such as Round-up or equal, to kill remaining grass, vegetation and weeds. After vegetation has been killed to the satisfaction of the Engineer, these areas shall be cleared and grubbed, and waste material removed and properly disposed of.

 

Removal of Surface Vegetation: The work consists of the removal and disposal of all surface vegetation, including root balls and stumps, of grasses, shrubs, trees and weeds of all sizes, within the limits of construction. Root ball and stump removal shall include extraction of all roots greater than 1” in diameter. Holes, cavities, and trenches resulting from the removal and disposal of vegetation shall be backfilled in accordance with Section 211.

 

Protect-in-Place Plantings: Trees, shrubs and other plantings within 20' of the L.O.W. which are damaged or destroyed during construction of the improvements shall be replaced with equivalent-sized, similar plant materials at the as approved by the Engineer. For all trees and plant groupings designated to remain, the Contractor shall provide 4’ high temporary construction fencing (orange or yellow color). The fencing shall protect the root zone, trunk, and limbs of each plant from damage.

 

Protect-in-Place Turf: All turf areas that are designated to remain shall be protected from damage by prohibiting construction traffic and equipment storage in those areas. All turf areas disturbed by construction shall be repaired with Bermuda Hybrid Sod to match existing as shown on the landscape plans.

 

Trash Removal: Trash removal shall consist of regular collection, removal, and proper disposal of all objectionable materials from the project area, including: discarded paper, cardboard, plastic containers, glass, landscape debris, concrete debris, asphaltic pavement, and reinforcing steel, and other trash. Landfill (or other) costs associated with the removal and disposal of trash shall be the responsibility of the Contractor. Holes, cavities, and trenches resulting from the removal of trash shall be backfilled in accordance with Sections 206 and 211, or as directed by the Engineer.

 

Irrigation salvage and removal: Prior to clear and grubbing, the Contractor shall test and evaluate the operation of the irrigation system to understand potential disruptions to the system during construction. All irrigation components affected by demolition operations, including controllers, valves, rotor and spray heads shall be inventoried and salvaged. During construction, the Contractor shall manually irrigate all remaining plant material and turf areas (both inside and outside the L.O.W.) that are affected by the disruption until the new irrigation system is installed and is fully functional. Existing irrigation components designated to remain shall be protected in place. Any damages will be repaired by the Contractor at no additional cost to the project.

 

Gabions, Signage, Traffic Signs, Benches: Disposal of site furnishings and signs to be removed shall be the responsibility of the Contractor. Rock from the existing Gabions shall be salvaged for use in other contract items.

 

 

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Measurement and Payment for Clearing and Grubbing shall be made at the LUMP SUM (LS) price bid and shall be considered full compensation for this work item.

 

SECTION 205 – ROADWAY EXCAVATION

The following bid item is part of this section and shall conform to Section 205, 210, and 211 of the MAG Uniform Standard Specifications, City of Avondale Supplemental Specifications, and as modified herein.

 

Bid Item 205.00001 Excavation and Grading

Excavation shall include all earthwork to be performed on site to result in the conformance of the grades with the project plans. This includes all grading and subgrade preparation at the splash pad, the new restroom building, the parking areas, the walkways, driveways and roadways, the Ramadas, the outdoor kitchen and the landscaped areas. Placement of excavated material shall conform to the requirements of Sections 210 and 211 except for landscaped areas.

 

Subsection 205.7 – Measurement

Add the following:No separate measurement will be made for placement and compaction of  the excavated materials in the fill locations, nor for stockpiling if needed for construction phasing.

 

Subsection 205.8 – Payment

Add the following:Item 205.00001, Excavation and Grading will be paid for at the contract unit price per cubic yard (CY). Such price shall include excavating, sloping, rounding tops and ends of excavations, loading, depositing, conditioning, spreading, and compacting the material complete in place and disposal of surplus material.

 

SECTION 210 – BORROW EXCAVATION

Excavation shall conform to Section 210 of the MAG Uniform Standard Specifications, City of Avondale Supplemental Specifications, and as modified herein.

 

Subsection 210.1 – Local Borrow

Add the following: The work in this section includes the excavation, placement, and compaction of on-site soils to meet the grades shown on the drawings.

 

Subsection 210.3 – Placing and Compaction

Add the following:On-site fill shall be placed and compacted as described in the Geotechnical/Supplemental Report, except for landscape areas. Refer to Subsection 211 for embankment fill, landscape grading, and finished grade requirements. Placement of fill material for embankments and landscape grading is covered separately under Subsection 211.3.

 

SECTION 211 – FILL CONSTRUCTION

Fill Construction shall conform to Section 211 of the MAG Uniform Standard Specifications, City of Avondale Supplemental Specifications, and as modified herein.

 

Subsection 211.1 – Description

Add the following:Digital files of selected drawings will be made available for the Contractor’s use in the fill construction work. The information provided on the drawings will control over the electronic files should there be any discrepancy between them.

 

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Subsection 211.2 – Placing

Add the following:Landscape grading: The landscaped areas shall be shaped so that high/low points and cross sections for the finished grades are at the elevation and location shown on the drawings, and the finished contours of the landscaped areas shall approximate the shape and horizontal and vertical limits shown on the drawings without creating undesirable drainage conditions or ponding.

 

Construction techniques and equipment used to achieve finished grades will be such that sufficient rounding, warping and variations in slopes are achieved, creating a park-like graded appearance with minimal shape ‘edges’ and abrupt changes in contour. Prior to the finished grading in the landscaped areas and before the installation of finished surface treatments, the Engineer will approve the rough grading. This approval process may result in the Engineer requesting further modifications to the construction before finished grading is initiated.

 

Subsection 211.2.1 – Finished Grades

Add the following:Finished grades of the landscaped areas within 15’ of any sidewalk, pathway, or paving surface shall have a vertical tolerance of ±0.1-foot from the specified grade and cross section, unless the elevation of the finished landscape grade adjacent to hardscape grades is superseded by the cross sections or details shown on the drawings. A vertical tolerance of one inch (1”) above or below the grades and cross sections shown on the drawings will apply to the remainder of the construction limits provided that drainage is not adversely affected, or pooling areas are created.

 

Subsection 211.3 – Compacting

Add the following:Once properly cleared, grubbed, and graded where necessary, subgrades below all site improvements, including buildings, structural embankment fills, concrete flatwork and sidewalks, footers, site walls, culverts, pavements, and curbs, shall be treated and compacted per the Geotechnical/Supplemental Report. Landscape areas shall be compacted to a maximum of 85% on a Modified Proctor scale.

 

SECTION 220 – RIPRAP CONSTRUCTION

The following bid item is part of this section and shall conform to Section 220 of the MAG Uniform Standard Specifications, City of Avondale Supplemental Specifications, and as modified herein.

 

Bid Item 220.00002 Rip Rap (Grouted)

The work under this item shall consist of furnishing all materials, equipment, and labor for construction of a grouted rip rap spillway per the special detail in the plans. The grouted rip rap spillway shall be constructed at all the locations shown on the plans and shall be in accordance with MAG Standard details and specifications. Measurement and payment will be made at the unit price bid per SQUARE YARDS (SY) of rip rap installed, and such payment shall be compensation in full for the item complete in place.

 

SECTION 230 – DUST PALLIATIVE APPLICATION

Dust Palliative Application shall conform to Section 230 of the MAG Uniform Standard Specifications, City of Avondale Supplemental Specifications, and as modified herein.

 

 

 

 

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Subsection 230.1 – Description

Add the following:Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and Dust Palliative Applications shall be completed in compliance with the Arizona Pollutant Discharge Prevention System (AZPDES) and in accordance with City of Avondale standards and procedures.

 

Subsection 230.2 – Materials

Add the following: Dust palliative shall be Gorilla-Snot® or approved equal.

 

Subsection 230.12 – Payment

Add the following:No payment will be made for dust palliative, such cost shall be included in the price of the listed items.

 

PART 300 – STREETS AND RELATED WORK SECTION 301 – SUBGRADE PREPARATION

Subsection 301.8 – Payment

Add the following:No separate payment will be made for Subgrade Preparation, such cost shall be included in the price of the listed items.

 

SECTION 321 – PLACEMENT AND CONSTRUCTION OF ASPHALT CONCRETE PAVEMENT

The following bid items are part of this section and shall conform to Sections 301, 310 and 321 of the MAG Uniform Standard Specifications, City of Avondale Supplemental Specifications, and as modified herein.

 

Bid Item 321.00103 3" Thick Asphalt Paving over 6" compacted ABC Bid Item 321.00104 3" Thick Asphalt Paving over 8" compacted ABC

 

Subsection 321.12 – Measurement

Add the following:Asphalt Concrete Pavement shall be measured by the square yard which shall include the required quantities of mineral aggregates, asphalt binder, mineral admixture and aggregate base course of the thickness specified on the plans. No separate measurement will be made for Subgrade Preparation, such cost shall be included in the price of the listed items.

 

SECTION 332 – PLACEMENT AND CONSTRUCTION OF ASPHALT EMULSION SLURRY SEAL COAT

The following bid item is part of this section shall conform to sections 332 and 337 of the MAG Uniform Standard Specifications, City of Avondale Supplemental Specifications, and as modified herein. Slurry Seal shall be Type II.

 

Bid Item 332.00101 Crack Sealing and Slurry Seal (Type II) Existing Asphalt Pavement to Remain

This item consists of the application of an approved MAG slurry seal mix on existing pavement surfaces per the contract documents and as shown in the project overview drawings or as otherwise directed by the City. Work under this item shall be in accordance with the MAG Standard Specifications Section 332 and any other section(s) referred therein. Emulsified asphalt for slurry seal shall be grade CQSH per MAG Specifications Section 713 and the slurry seal aggregate shall be Type II per Table 715-1 of MAG Specifications Section 715. All materials; emulsified asphalt, slurry seal aggregate and the job mix formulas shall be approved

 

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by the City prior to application. The Contractor shall be responsible for any necessary testing of materials for compliance. The contractor shall protect all manhole covers, water valve box lids, clean-out lids and survey monuments from the slurry seal. The Contractor shall be responsible for measuring, documenting, setting off-set references and/or whatever necessary to re- establish location and alignment of any existing striping and pavement markings.

 

Traffic control set-up and maintenance shall be the responsibility of the contractor. Streets with new pavement or new pavement surface treatments shall not be open for public use until all permanent lane striping is complete, or until temporary striping and/or temporary traffic control (barricades) have been provided in accordance with an approved plan.

 

Material costs shall include the required quantities of mineral aggregates, filler material, asphalt binder, tack oil, rolling and all incidentals necessary to complete the work. Costs for lay-out, any additional surface prep including cleaning/sweeping as necessary and removal of raised pavement markers, if required, shall be included in the unit bid price for this item. Application of blotting materials and other excess materials removal/clean-up to prevent tracking shall be included in the unit bid price for this item. Any re-striping will be performed under a separate  Bid Item.

 

 

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