Construction Program Guide
Form FHWA-1273 - 'Required Contract Provisions Federal-Aid Construction Contracts'
The provisions of Form FHWA-1273 generally apply to all Federal-aid highway construction projects, and must be physically incorporated into the construction contract, subcontracts and lower-tier subcontracts. A STA is not permitted to modify the provisions of Form FHWA-1273. However, a STA may develop a separate supplemental specification or special provision as long as the content does not conflict with Federal requirements or change the intent of the provisions of Form FHWA-1273.
- Title 23 C.F.R. 633.102 provides the FHWA's regulatory policy the required use and implementation of the Required Contract Provisions. See the discussion in the FHWA Contract Administration Core Curriculum Manual for current FHWA policy).
- The FHWA Contract Administration Core Curriculum Manual summarizes the FHWA's policies and provides general guidance regarding the use of form FHWA-1273.