ConnDOT: Contract Development

Contract Development

Contract Development 

Prepares contract documents suitable for advertising through the review of plans and specifications. Ensures consistency, completeness, and compliance with State and Federal policies. Also responsible for the preparation of the Engineer's cost estimate and evaluation of the bids received.

Below you will find links to the Department's latest Standard Specifications, Owned Special Provisions (which are not to be altered without the owners approval), instructions for creating and checking electronic Specifications, English and Metric Item Lists which can be used to find the item numbers, descriptions and costs used in the development of Proposal Estimates, and lastly Estimating Tools to help engineers develop item and project costs.

Requests for additional information should be addressed to:
Robert Foley
Transportation Supervising Engineer
Phone:(860) 594-3249
Email: Robert.Foley@ct.gov 

Related Documents

Specifications for Roads, Bridges, and Incidental Construction Form 816 English and Metric with Supplements / Form 817 English

Contract Development Documents and Information

Owned Special Provisions This is a library of recurring special provisions for use on ConnDOT Projects.  These special provisions are not to be altered without the consent of the owner (author)
Instructions and Templates For Special Provisions This is a webpage dedicated to instructing engineers how to create special provisions in the required format with a link to the required template 
Contract Checker Program This is a program available to download and run against special provisions to check for formatting errors made.  This program must be run prior to submitting special provisions to the Department to ensure that the format is correct.  When using the contract checker, the latest version must be used. Click on the above link to get the latest version.

Master Bid Item Lists

These following lists consist of bid item numbers, descriptions and pay units. 

English Excel File English PDF File (Updated 06/22/2017)

Metric Excel File  Metric PDF File  (Updated 05/01/2017)

Weighted unit prices are also provided for items with sufficient bid histories. The unit prices are based on recent bid prices.  Because unit costs vary substantially by quantity, work type, location and prevailing competitive environment, these weighted unit costs may not be a reasonable basis for estimating costs. 

These weighted unit prices are provided primarily for use by municipalities and other agencies that do business with CTDOT and who are not required to utilize AASHTO’S TRNS•PORT Estimator software for developing estimates.  Estimates for DOT projects should never be based on these unit prices.  Cost Estimates for Department projects should be prepared in accordance with the Cost Estimating Guidelines and the application of TRNS•PORT Estimator software. 

 
 
Link to AEC Applications Cost Estimating & Estimator Page  and New Item Request Form
 


Content Last Modified on 6/22/2017 12:59:47 PM