SECTION 101 DEFINITIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS
Section 101 of the Standard Specifications contains definitions of various words and terms used throughout the Specifications and other contract documents. It also contains official abbreviations used in the industry and in construction contracts.
Throughout this manual, the phrase "Standard Specifications" is used to mean the current edition of "Standard Specifications for Highway Construction.“
In this manual, the term "Resident Engineer" or “Resident” shall be interpreted to mean either the Resident Engineer or his duly authorized representative. The duly authorized representative is sometimes restricted to the "Assistant Resident in the absence of the Resident"; at other times, the duly authorized representative may be any employee assigned to the Resident Engineer's office.
The Resident Engineer may delegate specific authority to any employee; however, the Resident Engineer remains directly responsible for all actions taken under such delegated authority.
SECTION 102 BIDDING REQUIREMENTS AND CONDITIONS
Section 102 of the Standard Specifications establishes the conditions under which bids are accepted by the Department. Emphasis is placed on the contractor's personal responsibility for knowledge of job conditions and familiarity with plans and specifications.
It should be noted that specific individual contracts may contain Supplemental Specifications and/or Special Provisions that modify the provisions of the Standard
Specifications. Such Special Provisions and precedence over the Standard Specifications.
Attention is direct to Subsection 102.04 of the Standard Specifications, which establishes the conditions whereby a Contractor may not be issued a proposal to bid on a job. This addition to the Standard Specifications makes it more important than ever to keep all time charges and liquidated damages up to date.
SECTION 103 AWARD AND EXECUTION OF CONTRACT
Section 103 of the Standard Specifications outlines the procedures and obligations involved in award of the contract to the successful bidder. The Resident Engineer should be aware of the contents of this section. The Resident will know that these conditions have been met upon receipt of an executed copy of the contract or an official notice that the Contractor may proceed with the work.