[Construction Manual] Update-Please review and comment by Friday, November 2, 2012

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Fri Oct 26 15:33:33 PDT 2012

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We invite your review of incorporated content and feedback for draft
revisions to Construction Manual Sections 4-75, 5-0, and 5-5. Please
comment by following the directions in the "How to Comment" section of the
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Manual sections have been revised as a result of Standard Specification,
policy, and procedural changes and may contain updated language,
information, corrections, and references. Bracketed Standard Specification
section numbers refer to the 2006 Standard Specifications. Changes have
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disregard pagination, formatting, and missing section sidebars.

Draft revised sections and summaries of changes to the sections (as listed
below) are posted on our website:


Section 4-75, “Miscellaneous Metal”

   -Updates references to align with 2010 Standard Specifications.
   -Includes web address for applicable Structures manuals.

Section 5-0, “Conduct of the Work”

   -Updates references to align with 2010 Standard Specifications.
   -Updates language to align with 2010 Standard Specifications.
   -Provides web link to Labor Surcharge and Equipment Rental Rates book.
   -Corrects web link to the State Water Resources Control Board.

Section 5-5, “Emergency Contract Administration”

   -Changes director’s contract authority from $131,000 to $270,000.
   -Adds “emergency limited bid contract language and web link to
   -Changes name of Form ADM-0366.
   -Eliminates service contract language.
   -Updates terminology to align with 2010 Standard Specifications.
   -Incorporates CPB 10-3 describing process for using new forms for fund
      requests, and information on payment procedures and emergency
   -Adds language that boiler plate contract and sample provisions on
      emergency force account and emergency limited bid contracts is
   -Adds web address for the Department of Conservation SMARA information.
   -Deletes Section 5-511, “Sample Provisions for Emergency Force
      Accounts,” because provisions are now available through the Division
      of Procurement and Contracts.

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