2014 English Special Provisions Non-Federal Aided Construction Required Check List

Last Update: Sunday, December 5, 2021 - 11:39:46 PM

Special Labor Provisions for State Projects - All Non-Federal-Aid Construction Projects (See Below)
Wage Rates - All Construction Projects
SP000-002  PDF  RTF  Nondiscrimination - Provides for the inclusion of nondiscrimination clauses into every contract subject to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. (2004 SP 000-2607). Statewide Use.
SP000-008  PDF  RTF  Special Labor Provisions for State Projects - Provides for Prevailing Wage Rates in accordance with Government Code Title 10, Chapter 2258. (2004 SP 000-007). Required on all non-federal aid construction projects. Statewide Use.
SP000-009  PDF  RTF  Small Business Enterprise in State Funded Projects - Implements a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) goal on all state funded construction contracts. (2004 SP 000-2301). Required on all non-federal aid construction projects beginning with the August 2011 letting. Statewide Use.
SP000-658  PDF  RTF  Schedule of Liquidated Damages - Department implement additional disincentives to help ensure the timely completion of projects that have a significant impact to the traveling public. Required for all projects beginning the design phase in September 2018. However, may be used immediately at the districts' option. Anticipated full implementation with March 2019 letting. Will replace SP 000-001. Replaces SP000-001 . Statewide Use.
SP000-659  PDF  RTF  Notice of Contractor Performance Evaluations - In accordance with 43 TAC §9.26, this special provision notifies the contractor of the evaluation of contractor performance under §9.23. Required for all low-bid projects other than MMC and TMC projects. Statewide Use.
SP000-1019  PDF  RTF  Certificate of Interested Parties (Form 1295) - Revised notification, no longer required to submit a signed notarized Certificate of Interested Parties Disclosure form 1295 at contract execution, with contract amendments (COs), extensions, and renewals. Required for all projects beginning with the July 2021 letting. Replaces SP000-954 . Statewide Use.
SP002-011  PDF  RTF  INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS - Revises Standard Item 2 to require the Contractors' participation in E-Verify. Required for all projects beginning with the April 2018 letting. Statewide Use.
SP002-013  PDF  RTF  INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS - For project 0000-00-000 in Anderson County. Instruct bidders that ESBD, ICX, Plans Online, and the project proposal are the official sources of advertisement and bidding info for lettings. Bidders to base their bids on info found therein. Required for all projects beginning with the May 2019 letting. Include via addendum to all construction projects on the May 2019 letting. May also be used in subsequent lettings if there continue to be issues with information posted to other websites. One-Time Use.
SP003-011  PDF  RTF  AWARD AND EXECUTION OF CONTRACT - Adding back TAC rule language 9.18(a)(2) to Item 3 to allow routine maintenance contracts to obtain insurance prior to beginning of work and not prior to executing the contract as stating in Item 3. Required for all projects beginning with the June 2019 letting. Statewide Use.
SP003-013  PDF  RTF  AWARD AND EXECUTION OF CONTRACT - This proposed special provision corrects Commercial General Liability Insurance required coverage amount. Required for all projects beginning with the June 2020 letting. Statewide Use.
SP005-002  PDF  RTF  CONTROL OF THE WORK - Notifies the contractor of the range of contract remedies applicable for substandard performance. Required for all projects beginning with the September 2018 letting. Statewide Use.
SP005-003  PDF  RTF  CONTROL OF THE WORK - Modifications to Article 5.4 in order to implement requirements of Chapter 473 (HB 2899) of the Transportation Code. Chapter 473 (HB 2899) was effective immediately upon signature (June 2, 2019). Required for all projects using control of the work beginning with the December 2018 letting. Statewide Use.
SP006-001  PDF  RTF  CONTROL OF MATERIALS - Allows contractors the option to choose either the Department or a Department-selected Commercial Lab for conducting the subset of project-level sampling and testing. (2004 SP 006-047). Required on all projects beginning with the November 2014 letting. Contractors choosing Department-selected Commercial Labs will reimburse the Department through a reduction in the monthly progress payment. Statewide Use.
SP006-012  PDF  RTF  CONTROL OF MATERIALS - Voids and replaces Standard Article 6.10., ''Hazardous Materials, informing the Contractor that TxDOT will abate lead or asbestos separately from the prime contract. Required on all projects beginning with the August 2018 letting except when 006-013 is used. Change Memo de-05-18. Statewide Use.
SP007-004  PDF  RTF  LEGAL RELATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - Identifies contractor co-permittee requirements for storm water management. Required for all projects beginning with the January 2016 letting. Statewide Use.
SP007-008  PDF  RTF  LEGAL RELATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - Revises and replaces Sections 7.18 & 7.19 of the standard specifications requiring the electronic submittals of payrolls using the Department's system. Required on all construction projects (federally-funded and wholly state-funded). NOTE: The Department's system is LCP Tracker. Statewide Use.
SP007-010  PDF  RTF  LEGAL RELATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For project 0000-00-000, 0044-04-047 in Anderson, Montague Counties. The Contractor will coordinate closures & work to ensure all lanes and ramps possible are available during peak traffic periods. Required on all projects beginning with the September 2017 letting. One-Time Use.
SP007-011  PDF  RTF  LEGAL RELATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - This special provision replaces SP007-001 and has modifications to Section 2.6. Required for all projects beginning with the February 2021 letting. Replaces SP007-001 . Statewide Use.
SP008-030  PDF  RTF  PROSECUTION AND PROGRESS - Revises Standard Item 8 to address the Prime Contractors' responsibility for requiring their Subcontractors participation in E-verify. Required for all projects beginning with the April 2018 letting. Statewide Use.
SP008-033  PDF  RTF  PROSECUTION AND PROGRESS - With this special provision, Article 8.7.2., ''Wrongful Default,'' of the standard specifications and Special Provision 008-023 are voided and replaced. Required on all contracts beginning with the April 2019 letting. Voids and replaces 008-023. Replaces SP008-023 . Statewide Use.
SP009-010  PDF  RTF  MEASUREMENT AND PAYMENT - Supplements Article 9.5., ''Progress Payments'' and revises Article 9.6., ''Payment for Material on Hand (MOH).'' Required for all projects beginning with the August 2021 letting. Statewide Use.
SP009-011  PDF  RTF  MEASUREMENT AND PAYMENT - This special provision makes a correction to the standby rate calculation by adding parenthesis around the FHWA hourly rate and operating costs. It also clarifies that 15% markup will not be allowed for standby equipment costs. Required for all projects beginning with the August 2021 letting. Statewide Use.
SP247-003  PDF  RTF  FLEXIBLE BASE - This special provision adds certification requirements when utilizing Contractor’s test results for consideration of acceptance, use of SiteManager templates, obtaining samples, referee test requirements and ride quality requirement modifications. Required for all projects using Flexible Base beginning with the September 2018 letting. Statewide Use.
SP300-017  PDF  RTF  ASPHALTS, OILS, AND EMULSIONS - Modified, the use of REOB is prohibited, removal of CRS-1P from Table 1 and added Tables 3A and 10A for TRAIL materials. Required for all projects using asphalts, oils, and emulsions beginning with the December 2020 letting. Replaces SP300-016 . Statewide Use.
SP302-003  PDF  RTF  AGGREGATES FOR SURFACE TREATMENTS - Decreases min. cumulative % retained tolerance on #8 sieve for grade 3, allowance to utilize estimated magnesium sulfate soundness to correspond with HMA specs, modifies asphalt extraction test procedures, adds test and reporting deadlines. Required for all projects using aggregates for seal coats beginning with the October 2018 letting. Statewide Use.
SP314-001  PDF  RTF  EMULSIFIED ASPHALT TREATMENT - Clarifies language on payment for gallons of emulsion used so it is not confused with residual asphalt. Required for all projects using emulsified asphalt treatment beginning with the November 2019 letting. Statewide Use.
SP315-001  PDF  RTF  FOG SEAL - Clarifies language on payment for gallons of emulsion used so it is not confused with residual asphalt. Required for all projects using fog seal beginning with the November 2019 letting. Statewide Use.
SP316-002  PDF  RTF  SEAL COAT - Adds sampling requirements for asphalt binder which includes sampling split samples at least once per project and sampling each binder grade and source used on the project for each production day. This special provision has been approved for statewide use and is required for all projects using seal coat beginning with the October 2019 letting. Statewide Use.
SP340-003  PDF  RTF  DENSE-GRADED HOT-MIX ASPHALT (SMALL QUANTITY)  - Updated table for Test Methods, Test Responsibility, and Minimum Certification Levels to reflect changes to TxAPA specification program based on current statement of work and includes language in regards to tack and paying for tack as a bid item. Required for all projects using dense-graded hot-mix asphalt (small quantity) beginning with the October 2019 letting. Statewide Use.
SP342-004  PDF  RTF  PERMEABLE FRICTION COURSE (PFC) - Updated table for Test Methods, Test Responsibility, and Minimum Certification Levels to reflect changes to TxAPA specification program based on current statement of work and includes language in regards to tack and paying for tack as a bid item. Required for all projects using permeable friction course beginning with the October 2019 letting. Replaces SP342-003 . Statewide Use.
SP346-003  PDF  RTF  STONE-MIX ASPHALT - Updated table for Test Methods, Test Responsibility, and Minimum Certification Levels to reflect changes to TxAPA specification program based on current statement of work and includes language in regards to tack and paying for tack as a bid item. Required for all projects using stone-matrix asphalt beginning with the October 2019 letting. Replaces SP346-002 . Statewide Use.
SP347-002  PDF  RTF  THIN OVERLAY MIXTURES (TOM) - Updated Table 6 to reflect changes to TxAPA specification program based on current statement of work, removes testing requirements for informational Cantabro testing, and includes language in regards to tack and paying for tack as a bid item. Required for all projects using thin overlay mixtures beginning with the October 2019 letting. Replaces SP347-001 . Statewide Use.
SP348-003  PDF  RTF  THIN BONDED FRICTION COURSES - Updated table for Test Methods, Test Responsibility, and Minimum Certification Levels to reflect changes to TxAPA specification program based on current statement of work. Required for all projects using thin bonded friction courses beginning with the October 2019 letting. Replaces SP348-002 . Statewide Use.
SP350-001  PDF  RTF  MICROSURFACING - Adds the requirement of an electronic monitoring system; added water content operational tolerance of +/- 2% in Table 5, Operational Tolerances; added the requirement of a test strip to be constructed prior to beginning production. Required for all projects using microsurfacing beginning with the June 2019 letting. Statewide Use.
SP421-009  PDF  RTF  HYDRAULIC CEMENT CONCRETE - This special provision is amended by revising allowance for Type IL cements, use of automated water and slump monitoring systems, and updates for mix design options. Required for all projects using hydraulic cement concrete beginning with the July 2020 letting. Replaces SP421-002 . Statewide Use.
SP426-003  PDF  RTF  POST-TENSIONING - Section 2.2, only references DMS-4670 Grouts for Post-Tensioning Section 4.2 Required Submittals to 4 sub-sections 4.2.1-4.2.4 adds Stressing Safety Plan Change Section 4.4 to 4.3 and Section 4.6 to 4.5 and requirement in Table 1 to reference PTI M55. Required for all projects using post-tensioning beginning with the April 2020 letting. Statewide Use.
SP427-003  PDF  RTF  SURFACE FINISHES FOR CONCRETE - Epoxy waterproofing was removed from the Spec Book in the 2014 rewrite this SP reverses that decision and reincorporates epoxy waterproofing. Required for all projects using surface finishes for concrete beginning with the March 2020 letting. Statewide Use.
SP440-004  PDF  RTF  REINFORCEMENT FOR CONCRETE - Modifies Sections 2 and 3, and replaces SP 440-003. Replaces SP440-003 . Statewide Use.
SP441-003  PDF  RTF  STEEL STRUCTURES - This special provision modifies several sections and replaces SP 441-002, effective with the September 2021 letting. Required for all projects using steel structures beginning with the September 2021 letting. Replaces SP441-002 . Statewide Use.
SP442-001  PDF  RTF  METAL FOR STRUCTURES - This proposed special provision updates Item 442 ,''Metal for Structures'' of the Standard Specifications to address the replacement of ASTM A325 and A490 with ASTM F3125. Required for all projects using metal for structures beginning with the August 2019 letting. Statewide Use.
SP446-005  PDF  RTF  FIELD CLEANING AND PAINTING STEEL - The SP adds NACE NIICAP AS-1 and AS-2 as an equivalent contractor certification to SSPC QP-1 and QP-2 certification to the spec and adds language defining what to do when uncovering unpainted steel during structural operations Required for all projects using field cleaning and painting steel beginning with the July 2019 letting. Statewide Use.
SP447-001  PDF  RTF  STRUCTURAL BOLTING - Update Item 447 ,''Structural Bolting'' of the Standard Specifications to address the replacement of ASTM A325 and A490 with ASTM F3125. Statewide Use.
SP449-002  PDF  RTF  ANCHOR BOLTS - Provision adds steel electrical service supports to the list of poles that require electrical conducting lubricant compound. Required for all projects using anchor bolts per Item 449 beginning with the August 2019 letting. Statewide Use.
SP462-002  PDF  RTF  CONCRETE BOX CULVERTS AND DRAINS - Revised Sections 2.3.2 and 2.3.3, revised Section 2.5 ''Marking.'' Section 2.7 ''Defects and Repair,'' and Section 2.8, ''Storage and Shipment,'' revised Section 2.6 ''Tolerance'' for clarity. Required for all projects using concrete box culverts and drains beginning with the November 2019 letting. Requires DMS-7305, ''Fabrication and Qualification Procedure for Multi-Project Fabrication Plants of Precast Concrete Drainage Structures'' Statewide Use.
SP464-001  PDF  RTF  REINFORCED CONCRETE PIPE - Fabricators will no longer be required to be qualified per DMS-7310. Revised Section 2.3 ''Marking'', Section 2.5 ''Causes for Rejection,'' and Section 2.6, ''Repairs'' to reference DMS-7305 where applicable. Requires DMS-7305. Required for all projects using reinforced concrete pipe beginning with the November 2019 letting. Statewide Use.
SP465-001  PDF  RTF  JUNCTION BOXES, MANHOLES, AND INLETS - Revised the following: Section 2.1 ''Concrete,'' Section 3.1., ''Precast Junction Boxes, Manholes, and Inlets,'' Section 3.1.1., ''Lifting Holes,'' and Section 3.1.2., ''Marking.'' Requires DMS-7305. Required for all projects using junction boxes, manholes, and inlets beginning with the May 2019 letting. Statewide Use.
SP502-008  PDF  RTF  Barricades, Signs, and Traffic Handling - This SP incorporates the language from the current SP 502-007, adds FHWA MASH compliance language, and replaces SP 502-007 for statewide use. Required for all projects using barricades, signs and traffic handling beginning with the December 2020 letting. Replaces SP502-007 . Statewide Use.
SP506-002  PDF  RTF  Temporary Erosion, Sedimentation, and Environmental Controls - Modifies Standard Item 506 for projects that disturb less than one acre or routine maintenance activities that maintain the original line and grade, hydraulic capacity, or original purposes of the site. If SP 506-002 is used, do not use SP 506-005. Statewide Use.
SP506-005  PDF  RTF  Temporary Erosion, Sedimentation, and Environmental Controls - This special provision is modified to make all training certifications available upon request. Required for all projects using temporary erosion, sedimentation, and environmental controls beginning with the November 2020 letting. Replaces SP506-004 . Statewide Use.
SP520-002  PDF  RTF  Weighing and Measuring Equipment - This special provision modifies Article 520.2., ''Equipment,'' to allow e-ticketing. Required for all projects using weighing and measuring equipment beginning with the January 2021 letting. Replaces SP520-001 . Statewide Use.
SP540-001  PDF  RTF  Metal Beam Guard Fence - Article 4.7 in Item 540, has been replaced to specify the Long Span System as being payable by each for consistency with updated roadway standard. Per Change Memorandum de-01-19, SP 540-001 is required on all projects using metal beam guard fence beginning with the April 2019 letting. Statewide Use.
SP636-001  PDF  RTF  Signs - The proposed removes the requirement for the approval of sign shops in accordance with DMS-7390, Permanent Highway Signs Fabrication Plant Qualification, (a material producer list will not be maintained by TxDOT.) Required all projects using Item 636 beginning with the February 2018 letting. Statewide Use.
SP643-001  PDF  RTF  Sign Identification Decals - Modifies the decal design and decal description to allow for the addition of the fabricator's name and physical address. Statewide Use.
SP654-001  PDF  RTF  Sign Walkways - Revised Section 654.3.2, ''Fabrication.'' Required for all projects using sign walkways beginning with the September 2018 letting. Statewide Use.
SP666-007  PDF  RTF  Retroreflectorized Pavement Markings - Revises standard Item 666 Sections 2.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.5.1, 4.6 and Article 7. Required on all projects using retroreflectorized pavement markings beginning with the May 2018 letting. Replaces SP666-001 SP666-002 SP666-004 SP666-005 SP666-006 . Statewide Use.
SP680-006  PDF  RTF  Highway Traffic Signals - Provision removes silicone caulking to reduce corrosion problems with bare copper grounding and to comply electrical detail standards. Statewide Use.
SP712-002  PDF  RTF  Cleaning and Sealing Joints and Cracks (Asphalt Concrete) - Cleaning and Sealing Joints and Cracks (Asphalt Concrete) Required for all projects using cleaning and sealing joints and cracks (asphalt concrete) Statewide Use.
SP721-001  PDF  RTF  Fiber Reinforced Polymer Patching Material - Changed the approval procedure from Tex-545-C (for asphalt binders) to Tex-538-C (for joint sealants and related materials.) Required for all projects using fiber reinforced polymer patching material beginning with the November 2019 letting. Statewide Use.
SP6185-002  PDF  RTF  Truck Mounted Attenuator (TMA) and Trailer Attenuator (TA) - Removes the unit of measurement of by the EACH from stationary operation. The only approved unit of measurement for stationary operation of TMA/TA is by the DAY. Required for all projects using truck mounted attenuator (TMA) and trailer attenuator (TA) beginning with the November 2019 letting. Replaces SP6185-001 . Statewide Use.

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