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EXHIBIT "A"

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND INSPECTION

SCOPE OF SERVICES

FOR


Project Description

Financial Project ID(s):



Federal Project No.:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0 PURPOSE 1

2.0 SCOPE 1

3.0 LENGTH OF SERVICE 1

4.0 DEFINITIONS 2

5.0 ITEMS TO BE FURNISHED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO CONSULTANT 3

6.0 ITEMS FURNISHED BY THE CONSULTANT 4

6.2 Office Automation 4

6.3 Field Office 4

6.4 Vehicles 5

6.5 Field Equipment 5

6.6 Licensing for Equipment Operations 5

7.0 LIAISON 5

8.0 PERFORMANCE OF THE CONSULTANT 6

9.0 REQUIREMENTS 6

9.1 General 6

9.2 Survey Control 7

9.3 On-site Inspection 7

9.4 Sampling and Testing 7

9.5 Engineering Services 8

9.8 Geotechnical Engineering 12

10.0 PERSONNEL 14

10.1 General Requirements 14

10.2 Personnel Qualifications 14

10.3 Staffing 20

11.0 QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM 20

11.2 QA Plan 20

11.1 Quality Reviews 21

11.3 Quality Records 22

OF 22

Estimate 22



of 22

MANAGEMENT 22

13.1 General 22

13.2 Invoicing Instructions 23

15.0 OTHER SERVICES 23

16.0 POST CONSTRUCTION CLAIMS REVIEW 24

17.0 CONTRADICTIONS 24

18.0 THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARY 24

19.0 DEPARTMENT AUTHORITY 24


SCOPE OF SERVICES
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND INSPECTION


  1. PURPOSE:

This scope of services describes and defines the Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) services which are required for contract administration, inspection, and materials sampling and testing for the construction projects listed below.

  1. SCOPE:

Provide services as defined in this Scope of Services, the referenced Department manuals, and procedures.

The projects for which the services are required are:

Financial Project IDs:

Descriptions:

County:

Exercise independent professional judgment in performing obligations and responsibilities under this Agreement. Pursuant to Section 4.1.4 of the Construction Project Administration Manual (CPAM), the authority of the Consultant’s lead person, such as the Senior Project Engineer, and the Consultant’s Project Administrator shall be identical to the Department’s Resident Engineer and Project Administrator respectively and shall be interpreted as such.

Services provided by the Consultant shall comply with Department manuals, procedures, and memorandums in effect as of the date of execution of the Agreement unless otherwise directed in writing by the Department. Such Department manuals, procedures, and memorandums are found at the State Construction Office’s website.

On a single Construction Contract, it is a conflict of interest for a professional firm to receive compensation from both the Department and the Contractor either directly or indirectly.

Other projects developing within the geographical area of county (ies) may be added at the Department’s discretion. The Consultant must perform to the satisfaction of the Department’s representatives for consideration of additional CEI services.


  1. LENGTH OF SERVICE:

The services for each Construction Contract shall begin upon written notification to proceed by the Department.

Track the execution of the Construction Contract such that the Consultant is given timely authorization to begin work. While no personnel shall be assigned until written notification by the Department has been issued, the Consultant shall be ready to assign personnel within two weeks of notification. For the duration of the project, coordinate closely with the Department and Contractor to minimize rescheduling of Consultant activities due to construction delays or changes in scheduling of Contractor activities.

For estimating purposes, the Consultant will be allowed an accumulation of thirty (30) calendar days to perform preliminary administrative services prior to the issuance of the Contractor's notice to proceed on the first project and thirty (30) calendar days to demobilize after final acceptance of the last Construction Contract.

The anticipated letting schedules and construction times for the projects are tabulated below:



Construction Contract Estimate

Financial
Project ID




Letting Date
(Mo/Day/Yr)




Start Date
(Mo/Day/Yr)




Duration
(Days)























































































  1. DEFINITIONS:

  1. Agreement: The Professional Services Agreement between the Department and the Consultant setting forth the obligations of the parties thereto, including but not limited to the performance of the work, furnishing of services, and the basis of payment.

  2. Contractor: The individual, firm, or company contracting with the Department for performance of work or furnishing of materials.

  3. Construction Contract: The written agreement between the Department and the Contrac­tor setting forth the obligations of the parties thereto, including but not limited to the performance of the work, furnishing of labor and materials, and the basis of payment.

  4. Construction Project Manager: The Department employee assigned to manage the Construction Engineering and Inspection Contract and represent the Department during the performance of the services covered under this Agreement.

  5. Construction Training/Qualification Program (CTQP): The Department pro­gram for training and qualifying technicians in Aggregates, Asphalt, Concrete, Earth­work, and Final Estimates Administration. Program information is available at CTQP website.

  6. Consultant: The Consulting firm under contract to the Department for administration of Construction Engineering and Inspection services.

  7. Consultant Project Administrator: The employee assigned by the Consultant to be in charge of providing Construction Contract administration services for one or more Construction Projects.

  8. Consultant Senior Project Engineer: The Engineer assigned by the Consultant to be in charge of providing Construction Contract administration for one or more Construction Projects. This person may supervise other Consultant employees and act as the lead Engineer for the Consultant.

  9. District Construction Engineer: The administrative head of the District’s Construction Offices.

  10. District Contract Compliance Manager: The administrative head of the District Contract Compliance Office.

  11. District Consultant CEI Manager: The Department employee assigned to administer the Consultant Construction Engineering and Inspection (CCEI) Program in the District.

  12. District Director of Transportation Operations: The Director of Construction, Maintenance, Traffic Operations, Materials, and Safety.

  13. District Final Estimates Manager: The administrative head of the District Final Estimates Office.

  14. District Professional Services Administrator: The Administrative Head of the Pro­fessional Services Office.

  15. District Secretary: The Chief Executive Officer in each of the Department's eight (8) Districts.

  16. Engineer of Record: The Engineer noted on the Construction plans as the responsi­ble person for the design and preparation of the plans.

  17. Operations Engineer: The Engineer assigned to a particular County or area to admin­ister Construction and Maintenance Contracts for the Department.

  18. Public Information Office: The Department’s office assigned to manage the Public Information Program.

  19. Resident Compliance Specialist: The employee assigned by the Consultant to oversee project specific compliance functions.

  20. Resident Engineer: The Engineer assigned to a particular County or area to admin­ister Construction Contracts for the Department.

    1. ITEMS TO BE FURNISHED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO THE CONSULTANT:

  1. The Department, on an as needed basis, will furnish the following Construction Contract documents for each project. These documents may be provided in either paper or electronic format.

        1. Construction Plans,

        2. Specification Package,

        3. Copy of the Executed Construction Contract, and

        4. Utility Agency’s Approved Material List (if applicable).

  2. The Department will allow connection to the FDOT Network by the Consultant through either dialup communications, authorized Virtual Private Network (VPN) or approved leased lines. Appropriate approvals must be received from the Department prior to their use.

  3. The Department will furnish and support the software packages for SiteManager.

    1. ITEMS FURNISHED BY THE CONSULTANT:

  1. Department Documents:

All applicable Department documents referenced herein shall be a condition of this Agreement. All Department documents, directives, procedures, and standard forms are available through the Department’s Internet website. Most items can be purchased through the following address. All others can be acquired through the District Office or on-line at the Department’s website.

Florida Department of Transportation


Maps and Publication Sales
605 Suwannee Street, MS 12
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0450
Telephone No. (850) 488-9220

http://www.dot.state.fl.us/construction/

  1. Office Automation:

Provide all software and hardware necessary to efficiently and effectively carry out the responsibilities under this Agreement.

Provide each inspection staff with a laptop computer running SiteManager application through Citrix connection using a mobile broadband connection at the jobsite.

All computer coding shall be input by Consultant personnel using equipment furnished by them.

Ownership and possession of computer equipment and related software, which is provided by the Consultant, shall remain at all times with the Consultant. The Consultant shall retain responsibility for risk of loss or damage to said equipment during performance of this Agreement. Field office equipment should be maintained and operational at all times.

Current technical specifications for office automation can be viewed at:

http://www.dot.state.fl.us/Construction/DesignBuild/ConsultantCEI/OfficeAutomation.shtm


  1. Field Office:

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Delete the following two paragraphs if the Contractor provides the Field Office.

Provide a field office with sufficient room and furnishings to effectively carry out their responsibilities under this Scope of Services. Field office shall be approved by the Department.

Field Office expenses will be compensated in accordance with Exhibit B, Method of Compensation.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Delete the following two paragraphs if the Consultant provides the Field Office.

Engineer's Field Office will be included in the Construction Contract as a per day pay item. The Contractor shall obtain all necessary permits for setting up the field office and making connections to city, county or local facilities and the cost of such permits shall be included in the pay item for construction field office. The field office will be furnished and will meet the requirements of the Construction Contract.

Field Office expenses will be compensated in accordance with Exhibit B, Method of Compensation.

Optional

Provide a private office (minimum of 150 square feet) for the Construction Project Manager with office furniture, telephone and broadband internet access.



  1. Vehicles:

Vehicles will be equipped with appropriate safety equipment and must be able to effectively carry out requirements of this Agreement. Vehicles shall have the name and phone number of the consulting firm visibly displayed on both sides of the vehicle.

  1. Field Equipment:

Supply survey, inspection, and testing equipment essential to perform services under this Agreement; such equipment includes non-consumable and non-expendable items.

Hard hats shall have the name of the consulting firm visibly displayed.

Equipment described herein and expendable materials under this Agreement will remain the property of the Consultant and shall be removed at completion of the work.

Handling of nuclear density gauges shall be in compliance with their license.

Retain responsibility for risk of loss or damage to said equipment during performance of this Agreement. Field office equipment shall be maintained and in operational condition at all times.


  1. Licensing for Equipment Operations:

Obtain proper licenses for equipment and personnel operating equipment when licenses are required. The license and supporting documents shall be available for verification by the Department, upon request.

Radioactive Materials License for use of Surface Moisture Density Gauges shall be obtained through the State of Florida Department of Health.



    1. LIAISON RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CONSULTANT:

For the duration of the Agreement, keep the Department’s Construction Project Manager in Responsible Charge informed of all significant activities, decisions, correspondence, reports, and other communications related to its responsibilities under this Agreement.

Facilitate communications between all parties (i.e. architectural, mechanical, materials, landscaping, local agencies, etc.) ensuring responses and resolutions are provided in a timely manner. Maintain accurate records to document the communication process.

Submit all administrative items relating to Invoice Approval, Personnel Approval, User IDs, Time Extensions, and Supplemental Amendments to the Construction Project Manager for review and approval.


    1. PERFORMANCE OF THE CONSULTANT:

During the term of this Agreement and all Supplemental Amendments thereof, the Department will review various phases of Consultant operations, such as construction inspection, materials sampling and testing, and administrative activities, to determine compliance with this Agreement. Cooperate and assist Department representatives in conducting the reviews. If deficiencies are indicated, remedial action shall be implemented immediately. Department recommendations and Consultant responses/actions are to be properly documented by the Consultant. No additional compensation shall be allowed for remedial action taken by the Consultant to correct deficiencies. Remedial actions and required response times may include but are not necessarily limited to the following:

A. Further subdivide assigned inspection responsibilities, reassign inspection personnel, or assign additional inspection personnel, within one week of notification.

B. Immediately replace personnel whose performance has been determined by the Consultant and/or the Department to be inadequate.

C. Immediately increase the frequency of monitoring and inspection activities in phases of work that are the Consultant's responsibility.

D. Increase the scope and frequency of training of the Consultant personnel.


    1. REQUIREMENTS OF THE CONSULTANT:

      1. General:

It shall be the responsibility of the Consultant to administer, monitor, and inspect the Construction Contract such that the project is constructed in reasonable conformity with the plans, specifications, and special provisions for the Construction Contract.

Observe the Contractor’s work to determine the progress and quality of work. Identify discrepancies, report significant discrepancies to the Department, and direct the Contractor to correct such observed discrepancies.

Pursuant to Section 337.11(9)(a), Florida Statutes, the Consultant is hereby designated by the Secretary of the Department to negotiate and approve Supplemental Agreements within the thresholds established in the CPAM. Seek input from the Construction Project Manager relating to all Supplemental Agreement requests. Supplemental Agreements must be determined to be in accordance with Florida law by the Department prior to approval by the Consultant. For any Supplemental Agreement which exceeds the thresholds, prepare the Supplemental Agreement as a recommendation to the Department, which the Department may accept, modify or reject upon review. Consult with the Construction Project Manager as necessary and direct all issues, which exceed delegated authority to the Construction Project Manager for Department action or direction.

Inform the Construction Project Manager of any significant omis­sions, substitutions, defects, and deficiencies noted in the work of the Contractor and the corrective action that has been directed to be performed by the Contractor.



      1. Survey Control:

Check or establish the survey control baseline(s) along with sufficient baseline control points and bench marks at appropriate intervals along the project in order to: (1) make and record measurements necessary to calculate and document quantities for pay items, (2) make and record pre-construction and final cross section surveys of the project site in those areas where earthwork (i.e., embankment, excavation, subsoil excavation, etc.) is part of the construction project, and (3) perform incidental engineering surveys.

Any questions or requests for “Waiver of Survey” should be directed to the District Final Estimates Manager.



      1. On-site Inspection:

Monitor the Contractor's on-site construction activities and inspect materials entering into the work in accordance with the plans, specifications, and special provisions for the Construction Contract to determine that the projects are constructed in reasonable conformity with such documents. Maintain detailed accurate records of the Contractor's daily operations and of significant events that affect the work. The Department will monitor off-site activities and fabrication unless otherwise stipulated by this Agreement.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Delete the following paragraph for construction contracts that do not require the construction of permanently submerged structural members.

Perform underwater bridge construction inspections of bridges with permanently submerged structural members in compliance with CPAM Section 10.6, Underwater Bridge Construction Inspection.



EDITOR’S COMMENT: Delete the following paragraph if construction contracts do not contain provisions for Witness and Hold Point Inspections.

Inspect the Construction Contract with Financial Project Numbers xxxxxxx-x-52-xx in accordance with Article 5-9.1.1 of the Construction Contract Special Provisions as it pertains to the Witness Points and Hold Points specifications.

Monitor and inspect Contractor’s Work Zone Traffic Control Plan and review modifications to the Work Zone Traffic Control Plan, including Alternate Work Zone Traffic Control Plan, in accordance with the Department’s procedures. Consultant employees performing such services shall be qualified in accordance with the Department’s procedures.


      1. Sampling and Testing:

Perform sampling and testing of component materials and completed work in accordance with the Construction Contract documents. The minimum sampling frequencies set out in the Department's Materials Sampling, Testing and Reporting Guide shall be met. In complying with the aforementioned guide, provide daily surveillance of the Contractor's Quality Control activities and perform the sampling and testing of materials and completed work items for verification and acceptance.

The Department will perform inspection and sampling of materials and components at locations remote from the project site and the Department will perform testing of materials normally done in a laboratory remote from the project site.

Determine the acceptability of all materials and completed work items on the basis of either test results or verification of a certification, certified mill analysis, DOT label, DOT stamp, etc.

The Department will monitor the effectiveness of the Consultant's testing procedures through observation and independent assurance testing.

Sampling, testing and laboratory methods shall be as required by the Department's Standard Specifications, Supplemental Specifications or as modified by the Special Provisions of the Construction Contract.

Documentation reports on sampling and testing performed by the Consultant shall be submitted during the same week that the construction work is done.

Transport samples to be tested in a Department laboratory to the appropriate laboratory or appropriate local FDOT facility.

Input verification testing information and data into the Department’s database using written instructions provided by the Department.



      1. Engineering Services:

Coordinate the Construction Contract administration activities of all parties other than the Contractor involved in completing the construction project. Notwithstanding the above, the Consultant is not liable to the Department for failure of such parties to follow written direction issued by the Consultant.

Services shall include maintaining the required level of surveillance of Contractor activities, interpreting plans, specifications, and special provisions for the Construction Contract. Maintain complete, accurate records of all activities and events relating to the project and properly document all project changes. The following services shall be performed:



  1. Attend a pre-service meeting for the Agreement in accordance with CPAM. Provide appropriate staff to attend and participate in the pre-service meeting. At the time of this meeting submit the FDOT Computer Security Access Request for use of FDOT Data Center Facilities and access to the Department’s computer systems to the Construction Project Manager for approval.

  2. Schedule and attend a Final Estimate informational meeting with the District Construction Final Estimates Office. Provide appropriate staff to attend and participate in this meeting.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: If EEO functions to be performed by IN-HOUSE FDOT, delete the following:

  1. Schedule and attend a meeting with the District Compliance Manager prior to the Pre-construction Conference. The Resident Compliance Officer shall attend this meeting.

In most cases, the above will take two separate meetings based on experience and knowledge of the particular firm.

  1. Schedule and attend SiteManager/EDMS informational meeting with the District Construction Office. Provide appropriate staff to attend and participate in this meeting.

Provide personnel proficient in the use of computers and scanner operation to input construction documents into an EDMS. This will require familiarity with the documents and guidelines posted on the Department’s website for EDMS. Duties will include scanning, attributing and retrieving documents that are to be archived electronically.

  1. Schedule and conduct a meeting with the District Construction Environmental Liaison prior to the Pre-construction conference and another meeting prior to project final acceptance. The purpose of these meetings is to discuss the required documentation, including as-builts, necessary for permit(s) compliance.




  1. Verify that the Contractor is conducting inspections, preparing reports and monitoring all storm water pollution prevention measures associated with the project. For each project that requires the use of the NPDES General Permit, provide at least one inspector who has successfully completed the "Florida Stormwater, Erosion, and Sedimentation Control Training and Certification Program for Inspectors and Contractors”. The Consultant’s inspector will be familiar with the requirements set forth in the FEDERAL REGISTER, Vol. 57, No. 187, Friday, September 5, 1992, pages 4412 to 4435 "Final NPDES General Permits for Storm Water Discharges from Construction Sites" and the Department’s guidelines.




  1. Analyze the Contractor’s schedule(s) (i.e. baseline(s), revised baseline(s), updates, as-built, etc.) for compliance with the contract documents. Elements including, but not limited to, completeness, logic, durations, activity, flow, milestone dates, concurrency, resource allotment, and delays will be reviewed. Verify the schedule conforms with the construction phasing and MOT sequences, including all contract modifications. Provide a written review of the schedule identifying significant omissions, improbable or unreasonable activity durations, errors in logic, and any other concerns as detailed in CPAM.




  1. Analyze problems that arise on a project and proposals submitted by the Contractor; work to resolve such issues, and process the necessary paperwork.




  1. Monitor, inspect and document utility construction for conformance with Utility Agency’s Standards and the Utility Agency’s Approved Materials List. Facilitate coordination and communication between Utility Agency’s representatives, Department’s staff and Contractors executing the work. Identify potential utility conflicts and assist in the resolution of utility issues including Department and Local Government owned facilities.

Identify, review, and track progress of Joint Project Agreements, and/or other Department and utility agreements. Address work progress, track reimbursement activities, and address betterment and salvage determination. Prepare all necessary documentation to support reimbursement activities and betterment and salvage determination.




  1. Produce reports, verify quantity calculations and field measure for payment purposes as needed to prevent delays in Contractor operations and to facilitate prompt processing of such information in order for the Department to make timely payment to the Contractor.




  1. Prepare and make presentations for meetings and hearings before the Dispute Review Boards in connection with the project covered by this Agreement.


EDITOR’S COMMENT: If the Department is providing the RCCO, delete following two paragraphs:


  1. Monitor each Contractor and Subcontractor’s compliance with specifications and special provisions of the Construction Contract in regard to payment of predetermined wage rates in accordance with Department procedures.




  1. Provide a Resident Compliance Specialist for surveillance of the Contractor’s compliance with Construction Contract requirements. The Resident Compliance Specialist is responsible for reviewing, monitoring, evaluating and acting upon documentation required for Construction Contract compliance, and maintaining the appropriate files thereof. Typical areas of compliance responsibility include EEO Affirmative Actions for the prime contractor and subcontractor, DBE Affirmative Action, Contractor Formal Training, Payroll, and Subcontracts. The Resident Compliance Specialist must keep all related documents and correspondence accurate and up to date; attend all compliance reviews and furnish the complete project files for review; and assist the District Contract Compliance Manager as requested.


If the Department is not providing the RCCO, delete following paragraph:


  1. The Department will provide the functions of the Resident Compliance Specialist. The Consultant shall perform the field interviews, provide work space and supplies for project compliance files.

If the Consultant is providing Public Information Services, delete the following paragraph:


  1. The Department will provide Public Information Services.


EDITOR’S COMMENT: If the Department is providing Public Information Services, delete the following paragraph:


  1. Provide Public Information Services and be proactive in keeping the community aware of the status and traffic impacts of the referenced project. With approval from the Department’s designee, prepare and disseminate information to the public, elected officials and the media of any upcoming events, which will affect traffic flow. Produce and distribute all publications (letters, flyers, brochures and news releases) necessary for this contract. Prior to release, the Department’s designee will approve all responses, letters, news releases and the like. Provide timely, professional responses to project inquiries including emails, telephone calls, etc. Coordinate general public information meetings, open houses, community meetings as directed by the Department’s representatives. Notify Florida 511 of lane closures and detours and notify TeleAtlas of permanent roadway changes.


EDITOR’S COMMENT: Insert the following section only if a website is desired:

Maintain a website linked to the Department’s website and provide current and accurate information. All web applications must meet the standards established in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. The website must be capable of receiving e-mail inquiries regarding the project. The website may be continued for the duration of this contract.




  1. Prepare and submit to the Construction Project Manager monthly, a Construction Status Reporting System (CSRS) report, in a format to be provided by the Department.




  1. Video tape the pre-construction conditions throughout the project limits. Provide a digital photo log or video of project activities, with heavy emphasis on potential claim items/issues and on areas of real/potential public contro­versy.




  1. Provide a digital camera for photographic documentation of pre-construction state and of noteworthy incidents or events during construction.

These photographs will be filed and maintained on the Consultant’s computer using a Digital Photo Management system.



Photographs shall be taken the day prior to the start of construction and continue as needed throughout the project. Photographs shall be taken the days of Conditional, Partial and Final Acceptance.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Select the following options that apply and/or delete the options that do not apply:
OPTION A:
Aerial photographs shall be taken prior to commencement and bi-monthly thereafter. Provide six aerial photographs per mile to reflect the construction operations and progress of the work. Photographs shall be clean, sharp, and clearly show details. Each frame shall allow for a 15% to 25% overlap. The shutter speed should be such that all motion is eliminated. Negatives shall be preserved by the aerial company for at least three years from final acceptance of the project. The name and date of the company that performed the work shall be on the back of all photographs. The photographs shall be reviewed by the Construction Project Manager.

OPTION B:
Provide visual documentation of the Project through the periodic collection of a set of panoramic digital photographs at predetermined stations throughout the project. Photographic locations should be located at intervals such that the digital photographs collectively portray the majority of the visible surfaces on the Project. The digital photographs should be taken with a frequency designed to reveal changes in the progress of the Project, which can be compared to other project data including daily reports of construction and scheduling updates. Photographic data files comprising each digital photograph are to be supplied together with an HTML (web page) based access and display system for viewing the photographs. Original photographic data files are to be supplied for archival purposes and comprise photographic data identical in form and content to that produced by the digital camera used to capture the image. Working photographic data files are to be supplied for everyday reference purposes and comprise copies of each original photographic data file, which have been processed to a reduced pixel and color resolution (size and clarity) for distribution via CD ROM and the Internet. The access and display system should be comprised of a series of HTML files (web pages) which allow a user to view each photographic data file at random, and in a sequence which simulates the visual experience of a viewer moving through the actual Project from one photographic station to the next. The original photographic data files, working photographic data files and access and display system are to be distributed on CD ROM and portable hard disk media. The working photographic data files and the access and display system should also be maintained on a server accessible via the Internet.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Insert the following section only for Category 2 and Complex Bridge Structures.


    1. Geotechnical Engineering:

Become familiar with the existing site conditions and the contract documents. Observe and record the progress and quality of foundation work to determine that the foundations are constructed at the correct location and elevation, identify discrepancies, submit monthly progress reports to the District Geotechnical Engineer (DGE), and direct the Contractor to correct such observed discrepancies. Attend the Preconstruction Conference and/or special geotechnical meeting for the Construction Contract. All services under this section will be performed in accordance to FDOT Specification Section 455. The Geotechnical Engineer will provide the following services with the assistance of a qualified inspector who has completed the FDOT Drilled Shaft/Pile Driving Qualification Courses.



  1. Drilled Shafts:




        1. Review the drilled shaft installation plan submitted by the Contractor for materials, methods, equipment, etc., and provide recommendations to the Department within five (5) working days of the Contractor’s submission.

        2. Observe installation of test hole {methods shaft(s)} such that it is constructed in accordance with the plans, specifications, and special provisions for the Construction Contract. The Consultant shall report on the adequacy of the Contractor’s methods within three (3) working days of completion of the test hole {methods shaft(s)} construction.

        3. Observe construction of test holes, load test shafts, and production shafts. This includes review of testing of drilling slurry, core drilling and core logs, and other procedures as required.

        4. Inspect the bottom of the shafts for cleanliness using manual soundings or shaft inspection device as required in the contract documents.

        5. Provide all necessary forms and keep a log of all inspections made of the shafts. These logs made during the shaft inspections shall be turned over to the Department within three (3) working days after completion of any shaft. Logs shall be signed and sealed by the Geotechnical Engineer.

        6. Provide a written report of all test shaft installations to the DGE within three (3) working days of shaft completion.

        7. When conditions occur which are different from those indicated on the plans, the Geotechnical Engineer shall immediately report them to the Project Administrator and the DGE. Recommend adjustments to the authorized depths as necessary to obtain the shaft capacity to the DGE for approval.

        8. Hire a Specialty Engineer to perform non-destructive integrity testing of drilled shafts as required to estimate shaft uniformity and to detect possible shaft defects.

        9. Review concrete placement records to identify possible causes of shaft integrity problems.

        10. Evaluate problems encountered during construction, and coordinate with the Project Administrator and DGE to resolve such problems.

  1. Piles:




          1. Review Contractor’s Pile Installation Plan and provide comments to the Senior Project Engineer and to the DGE within five (5) working days of the Contractor’s submittal.

          2. Perform Wave Equation Analysis for Piles (WEAP) to determine suitability of hammer driving system for the project. Provide results (check stresses, design capacity, and ultimate capacity) to the DGE within five (5) working days of the Contractor’s submittal.

          3. Ensure dynamic testing performed (per the contract documents and when deemed necessary by the DGE) during initial driving and re-drives.

          4. When monitoring the test pile driving process, determine proper fuel settings, thickness of pile cushions and when they need changing. Record all pertinent information that is needed to determine the driving criteria such as jetting, preforming, pre-drilling, reference elevation, hammer serial number hammer cushion material and thickness, pile cushion material and thickness, etc. This information shall be provided to the DGE within 24 hours after the test pile driving process is completed. In most cases this information will be requested immediately following test pile completion. Submit electronic Pile Driving Analyzer (PDA) files within 24 hours after the test pile is completed.

          5. Ensure Case Pile Wave Equation Analysis (CAPWAP) is performed on test pile data for selected blows, using the latest version. At a minimum, CAPWAP shall be performed on initial drive data where required resistance is obtained below the minimum tip elevation and on set-check data (if any). If requested, the end of drive CAPWAP will be performed in the field upon completion of the drive, otherwise it shall be completed within 24 hours of driving the instrumented pile.

          6. Analyze the test data and available soils data as required to establish production pile lengths and driving criteria. The analysis must include WEAP utilizing CAPWAP results, to determine the driving criteria that will correlate accurately with driving resistance, blows per foot, energy, stresses and capacity. Submit preliminary report(s) recommending production pile lengths and driving criteria to the DGE for approval within four (4) working days after the test pile program is completed, unless requested sooner. The preliminary report shall include CAPWAP and WEAP printed & plotted outputs, and all raw data obtained by the PDA and CAPWAP solutions on DVD or CD computer disks.

          7. Furnish final written letters, signed and sealed, in the agreed format for production pile lengths and the driving criteria. The driving criteria letter must include blow count criteria, special requirements and limitations on settings (strokes/energy) to limit the stresses per the Specifications. Include recommendations as to what to consider firm driving when applicable, to obtain the required minimum penetration.

          8. For projects with Embedded Data Collectors (EDCs), provide personnel proficient in operation of EDC monitoring equipment for data collection, interpretation and analysis. Utilize the most current version of Smart-Structures software along with antenna, workstation and stand. Provide qualified personnel capable of making accurate determination of pile acceptability in real time. Pack and submit the collected EDC data to the District Geotechnical office within 24 hours of driving each pile.




    1. PERSONNEL:

  1. General Requirements:

Provide qualified personnel necessary to efficiently and effectively carry out its responsibilities under this Agreement. Method of compensation for personnel assigned to this project is outlined in Exhibit “B.”
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