PERFORM THE WORK COVERED BY IT, UNLESS RIGHT-OF-WAY ACQUISITION IS REQUIRED.
(c) Assistant Chief Engineer Authorized Change Orders. All Change Orders amounting to $50,000 or more net total of all pay items, all Value Engineering Change Orders, and all Change Orders involving changes in funding (i.e., participating to non- participating, etc.) are authorized by the Assistant Chief Engineer - Operations.
The documentation of these Change Orders is made on the Chief Engineer Change Order form (file CO_CHIEF.xls) found in the MISC subdirectory of the Construction Drive on the LAN (CSD4:\misc\chg_ordr\co_chief.xls) (see Figure 104-3). The Resident Engineer will prepare the formal Change Order to be accompanied by whatever letters, papers, sketches of revised work, plans, Special Provisions, photographs, etc., necessary to give a full, clear and accurate description of the changes proposed and quantities involved.
104.02 Authorization To Begin Change Order Work and Appropriateness of Change Orders. (a) Authorization. The District Engineer or the District Construction Engineer must notify the Resident Engineer that the Change Order submitted has been approved prior to the Contractor performing the work on District Engineer authorized Change Orders. Likewise, no work may be performed on Assistant Chief Engineer Authorized Change Orders until the Resident Engineer is notified by the Central Office that this Change Order has been approved.
(b) Appropriateness. Changes that involve the Change Coordination Guidelines ALWAYS require an approved Change Order.
Regarding other changes, Resident Engineers should ask themselves the question:
“Is this a change or is this merely a continuation of the work intended in the contract?”
If it is merely a continuation of intended work, a Change Order is NOT required. Examples of a continuation of work intended which do not require Change Orders are:
Earthwork (when constructed according to plans), Aggregate Base and Soil Aggregate (when constructed
to plan section),
Lime or Cement in treated subgrade & stabilized base, respectively, when the overrun or underrun is due to difference between the actual designed lime / cement content and that estimated on plans,
Tack Coat, Mineral Aggregate and Asphalt in Surface Treatment, when due to a difference between the actual rate of application used and that estimated on the plans,
Stone backfill, Temporary Seeding, Underdrains, and other “as designated” items which have no particular locations designated on the plans,
Addition of signs, striping, pipe, etc. needed to comply with plan drawings,
Concrete Patching where locations are not shown on the plans, but are determined by the Resident Engineer.