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Subcommittee on Construction, Contract Administration Section, Survey on the Use of Price Adjustment Clauses

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STATE FUEL ASPHALT CEMENT STEEL PORTLAND CEMENT OTHER NOTES Contact
Alabama Yes
Index: Platt's Oilgram Price Report
Trigger value: any change
Opt-in Clause: Yes - Contractor may elect not to bid Const Fuel item by including fuel costs in other pay items.
Web reference: http://csiis5/C8/Construction/Document%20Library/2008_ALDOT_Spec_Book.pdf
Comments: Published monthly. See Section 698 in Standard Specifications (link shown above)
Yes
Index: Average of quotes from major suppliers
Trigger value: any change
Opt-in Clause: No
Web reference: http://csiis5/C8/Construction/Document%20Library/2008_ALDOT_Spec_Book.pdf
Comments: Published monthly. See Subarticle 109.03(e) in Standard Specifications (link shown above)
None none Construction Fuel for HMA Production
Index: Platt's Oilgram Price Report
Trigger value: See specification
Opt-in Clause: No
Web reference: http://csiis5/C8/Construction/Document%20Library/2008_ALDOT_Spec_Book.pdf
Comments: Published monthly. See Subarticle 109.03(f) in Standard Specifications (link shown above)
Jeff Benefield, benefieldj@dot.state.al.us 8/14/2009
Alaska None Yes, SS 401-5.02 (5/1/2007);
Index: Alaska Asphalt Material Price Index - weighted average of spot prices
Trigger value: 7.5%
Opt-in Clause: no
Web reference: http://www.dot.state.ak.us/stwddes/dcspubs/assets/pdf/directives/attach/std_mods_a_41007.pdf
None None None None Name: Chuck Correa
Phone:
Email: chuck.correa@alaska.gov 8/17/2009
Arizona Yes, for diesel fuel;
Index:OPIS(Oil Price Information Service)
Trigger Value: 15%
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference: http://www.azdot.gov/Highways/CNS/bitmat.asp
Comments: updated 10/11/06
Yes,for bituminous materiall;
Index: Asphalt Weekly Monitor, a publication of Poten & Partners
Trigger Value: 0 %
Opt-in clause:No
Web reference: http://www.azdot.gov/Highways/CNS/bitmat.asp
Comments:
none none none Bill Vachon, FHWA-AZ, 9/8/2008
Arkansas none none none none none none at this time; 8/31/2008, Susan Wimberly, FHWA Arkansas
California None
Comment: Industry/Caltrans is meeting to discuss possibly implementation of a fuel price adjustment compensation specification.
Yes
Index: California Statewide Paving Asphalt Price Index
Trigger Value: Current 10% will be revised to 5% by December 2008.
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference:
Index: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/esc/oe/asphalt_index/astable.html
Specification: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/esc/oe/specifications/SSPs/2006-SSPs/Sec_05_Gens/District/S5-230_E_A11-16-07.doc
Comments: Industry/Caltrans currently meeting to discuss possible changes to the Index and compensation adjustment formula.
None
Comment: Industry is in the process of making a proposal to Caltrans for a Steel price adjustment compensation specification.
none none Name: Chuck Suszko
Email: chuck.suszko@dot.ca.gov
Colorado Yes, 3 31 2006
Index: OPIS #2 Diesel
Trigger Value: 5%
Opt-in clause: Yes
Web reference: Section 109 - http://www.dot.state.co.us/DesignSupport/Construction/2005SpecsBook/2005SSP/2005_SSP_Index.htm
Comments:
Yes
Index: Encana WCS
Trigger Value: 5%
Opt-in clause: No, it is mandatory
Web reference: Section 109 - http://www.dot.state.co.us/DesignSupport/Construction/2005SpecsBook/2005SSP/2005_SSP_Index.htm
Comments:
none none none Name: Larry Brinck,
Email: larry.brinck@dot.state.co.us , 8/25/2009
Connecticut Yes,
Index: latest published selling price, in cents per gallon for ?Diesel Fuel No. 2, Ultra Low Sulfur? as listed under Pad 1, City of New Haven - Rack Average by the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS).
Trigger Value: difference between the Fuel Base Price and Fuel Period Price is in excess of five percent (5%)
Opt-in clause: ?
Web reference: Specification and adjustment information available at http://www.ct.gov/dot/cwp/view.asp?a=1410&q=399708
Comments: Trial provision- limited use on major projects greater than two years in duration
Yes,
Index: the selling price of PG64-28 paving grade (primary binder classification), F.O.B. manufacturer's terminal, as listed under the "East Coast Market - New England, New Haven, Connecticut area? in the ASPHALT WEEKLY MONITOR ® furnished by Poten & Partners, Inc. ?
Trigger Value: $5.00
Opt-in clause: ?
Web reference: Specification and adjustment information available at http://www.ct.gov/dot/cwp/view.asp?a=1410&q=399708
Comments: applied to all projects with greater than 1000 tons.
Yes, for reinforcing steel
Index: prices for Rebar- Uncoated and Rebar-Coated using the latest published price, in dollars per hundredweight (cwt) for ?Reinforcing Bars (Grade 60, #4)? and ?Reinforcing Bars (Epoxy-coated)? quoted for Boston, U.S.A. in the Engineering News-Record (ENR)
Trigger Value: difference between the Base Price and Period Price of either Rebar- Coated or Rebar- Uncoated shall be in excess of five percent (5%).
Opt-in clause: ?
Web reference: Specification and adjustment information available at http://www.ct.gov/dot/cwp/view.asp?a=1410&q=399708
Comments: Trial provision- limited use on major projects greater than two years in duration
Yes,
Index: latest published price, in dollars per ton (U.S.), for Portland cement (Type I) quoted for Boston, U.S.A. in the Engineering News-Record (ENR)
Trigger Value: difference between the Cement Base Price and Cement Period Price is greater than five percent (5%).
Opt-in clause: ?
Web reference: Specification and adjustment information available at http://www.ct.gov/dot/cwp/view.asp?a=1410&q=399708
Comments: Trial provision- limited use on major projects greater than two years in duration.
Materials for Structural Steel This provision will apply only to structural steel for bridge girders. An estimated amount will be shown in the bid proposal form. The payment for material will be based on the actual invoice price as shown on the invoice received for materials purchased subject to the limits on the material waste. Affidavit submission that has the latest price quote from the mill or warehouse quote for the material being used is required.
Web reference: Specification available at http://www.conndot.ct.gov/specpro/0603371A.doc
9/8/08 Terri Thompson terri.thompson@po.state.ct.us
Delaware Yes, High Sulfur No. 2 Diesel
Index: Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) - Our Contract Administration section fills in the price at time of advertisement.
Trigger Value: + 5%
Opt-in clause: no
Comments: usage factors for category of work item (Certain items must exceed certain quantities).
Yes, PG 64-22
Index: F.O.B. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Our Contract Administration section fills in the price at time of advertisement.
Trigger Value: no percentage
Opt-in clause: no
Comments: Minimum 1,000 tons
None None Labor, one project only, effective 4th calendar year and beyond, 10%
Trigger, based on prevailing wage rates only, includes all subs.
No opt in or opt out provision 9/3/2008; Nagase George (DelDOT) George.Nagase@state.de.us; Montag, Daniel Daniel.Montag@fhwa.dot.gov
District of Columbia none Yes none none none Bob Mooney, FHWA-DC, 9/16/2008
Florida Yes,
Index: Monthly price indexed at terminals in Florida
Trigger Value: 5%
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference: http://www.dot.state.fl.us/specificationsoffice/Implemented/CurrentBK/CurrentSpecs/009.pdf
Comments:
Yes,
Index: Monthly price indexed at terminals in Florida
Trigger Value: 5%
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference: http://www.dot.state.fl.us/specificationsoffice/Implemented/CurrentBK/CurrentSpecs/009.pdf
Comments:
started 3/2004, ended 12/2004, Being asked by industry to again consider adding a steel adjustment clause to contracts - draft is developed but has not been advanced, copy attached.. FDOT is currently not considering a Steel Adjustment clause for its contracts. None On selected projects a general contract price adjustment clause based on the US Department of Labor's PPI www.dot.state.fl.us/construction/PPI/ProducerPriceIndex.htm This use was a limited trial basis. Fuel and AC PAC started in early 1980's, current version started in 2000; Contractor no option of accepting or rejecting PAC Dave Sadler, 8/17/2009
Georgia Yes,
Index: AAA
Trigger Value: 5%
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference: http://www.dot.ga.gov/doingbusiness/Materials/Pages/asphaltcementindex.aspx
Comments: Applies only to projects with a duration of 366 days or more. Based on quantities for Excavation, Graded Aggregate Base, Asphalt, PCC Pavement, and certain bridge items. There is a maximum percentage above the price at letting of 125%. The adjustment takes effect from the letting.
Yes,
Index: Monthly price from GA suppliers
Trigger Value: 5%
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference: http://www.dot.ga.gov/doingbusiness/Materials/Pages/asphaltcementindex.aspx
Comments: Applies only to projects with a duration of 366 days or more. There is a maximum percentage above the price at letting of 125%. The adjustment takes effect from the letting.
none none none none 10/18/2009 , Gregory T. Mayo, P.E., Division Director of Construction, Georgia Department of Transportation, 600 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30308, gmayo@dot.ga.gov, Office 404-631-1970
Hawaii None Yes,
Index: ?
Trigger Value: 5% +/-
Opt-in clause: ?
Web reference: ? Comments:
None 5% +/- 5% +/- for reinforcing, structural, and galvanized steel including prestress/post-tension strands. PAC started in March 2000 9/26/2007, Clifford Chew, FHWA Hawaii
Idaho Yes,
Index: OPIS; #2 diesel fuel clear; ultra low sulfur
Trigger Value: 10%
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference: http://itd.idaho.gov/Highways/Construction/fuel_index/fuel_index.pdf
Comments: fuel usage factors for excavation, rock excavation, borrow, base, surface treatments, concrete pavement, concrete, plantmix pavements, piledriving, rotomilling, pilot cars, pipe guardrail, MSE retaining walls.
Yes,
Index: Poten and Partners
Trigger Value: 10%
Opt-in clause: no
Web reference: http://itd.idaho.gov/Highways/Construction/Asphalt_Index/AsphaltIndex.pdf
Comments: Monthly Index
none none none none Frances Hood, frances.hood@itd.idaho.gov, 8/28/2009
Illinois Yes,
Index: Average of the Platt?s Oilgram PAD 2 St. Louis Area - ULSD
Trigger Value: 5%
Opt-in Clause: Yes Link: http://www.dot.il.gov/desenv/specrev/80229.pdf
Yes,
Index: Adjustment based on Dept. Index which is based on the price of PG 64-22 from IDOT's approved list of certified sources for PG Asphalt Binders
Trigger Value: 5%
Opt-in clause: Yes
Web reference: http://www.dot.il.gov/desenv/pdf/80173.pdf
Comments: Effective 11-2-06. Adjustment is optional for projects with >1200 tons of bit work.
Yes,
Index: Materials Cost Index - Engineering News Record
Trigger Value: 5%
Opt-in clause: yes
Web reference: http://www.dot.il.gov/desenv/specrev/80127.pdf
Comments: for specific steel pay items with a contract value greater than $10,000
none none Special provisions are available at www.dot.il.gov/desenv/bdespecprov.html Renner, Mike F [Mike.Renner@illinois.gov]; 8/25/2009
Indiana none Yes.
Index: Developed by INDOT from Poten & Partners Asphalt Weekly Monitor. The index is posted monthly at:http://www.in.gov/indot/files/PGAsphaltBinderIndex.pdf
Trigger: When the Index changes more than 10% from the base value determined at letting.
Opt-in?: An opt in/out clause is used. The contractor must choose at time of bid submittal and may not change the option after letting.
Web reference: http://www.in.gov/dot/div/contracts/standards/rsp/sep09/100/109-C-219%20090901.pdf
none none none 8/21/2009, Ron Heustis rheustis@indot.in.gov
Iowa Yes,
Index: Adjustment based on CPI of No. 2 High Sulfur Diesel.
Trigger Value: Adjustment starts after a change of $0.15 from base price
Opt-in clause: ?
Web reference: http://www.erl.dot.state.ia.us/. Section 2103.
Comments: Applies only to excavation items.
none none none none We were advised the "opt in" and "opt out" clause could not be used on Federal Aid projects. The website listed in the spreadsheet is also correct. However, you will have to click on GS-01010 dated April 18, 2006 and then click on Section 2103 to get to the Fuel Adjustment section. Smythe 8/17/2009
Kansas Yes,
Index: monthly rack average given for NO2-HS Fuel, St. Louis, reported by AXXIS Petroleum, Inc., Axxis Price Service.
Trigger Value: Adjustments are made for any change, plus or minus.
Opt-in clause: Yes
Web reference: http://www.ksdot.org/burconsmain/Connections/PriceIndex.asp
Comments:
Yes-July 2006 Asphalt Material Index (AMI) based on Asphalt Weekly Monitor published by Poten & Partners. Special Prov.
Trigger Value: Adjustments are made for +/- $10/ton from Initial index, No maximum.
Opt-in clause: Yes
Web reference: http://www.ksdot.org/burconsmain/specprov/pdf/90p-0295-r01.pdf (2000 Ton minimum to include in contract) and http://www.ksdot.org/burconsmain/ppreq/AsphaltPriceIndex.asp
Comments:
None None None Kansas does allow bidders the option to accept or decline the fuel adjustment and Asphalt price adjustment clause in their bid proposal. However, once bids are opened, the bidders can not change their choice. Rissky, 8/17/2009; RoyR@ksdot.org
Kentucky Yes,
Index: OPIS
Trigger Value: 5%
Opt-in clause: NO
Web reference:
Comments: see notes
Yes,
Index: Kentucky Terminal Prices
Trigger Value: 5%
Opt-in clause: NO
Web reference:
Comments: see notes
None None (had a clause in the early 1990's but was seldom used, as price fluctuations were mild) The fuel and liquid asphalt PACs apply only to contracts with quantities exceeding threshold values for specific items. Special Note developed for Asphalt Cement price adjustment increasing the
Trigger value to 10% for projects let between June and December of 2009 and with a project completion date before December 31, 2009.
Mills, Rachel (KYTC) [rachel.mills@ky.gov]; 8/24/2009
Louisiana Yes,
Index: index based on the minimum price quotations for unleaded gasoline and No. 2 diesel fuel listed for the New Orleans area in Platt's Oilgram and Price Report
Trigger Value: 5%
Opt-in clause: Yes
Web reference: posted on internal LADOTD web site
Comments: adjustments provided for approximately 30 work items; most contractors
Opt-in to clause
Yes,
Index: index based on average AC price FOB at terminal or refinery
Trigger Value: 5%
Opt-in clause: Yes
Web reference: posted on internal LADOTD web site
Comments: price adjustment clause for asphalt cement (May 2006) ; most contractors
Opt-in
None None None none Brian Buckel , Brian.Buckel@LA.GOV 8/14/2009
Maine Yes,
Index: Weekly N.E. retail diesel price as listed by EIA
Trigger Value: 5%
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference: N/A
Comments: N/A
Yes,
Index: average N.E. Selling Price, as listed in the Asphalt Weekly Monitor;
Trigger Value: 0
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference: Posted on MaineDOT website
Comments: N/A
none none none none Crawford, Richard [Richard.Crawford@maine.gov] 9/9/2009
Maryland Yes,
Index: US Department of Energy, EIA Monthly Index;
Trigger Value: 5% (plus and minus)
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference: http://www.marylandroads.com
Comments: On selected projects for diesel fuel only. Total of adjustments capped at 5% of Total Contract amount as bid; Applied to Roadway Excavation, Structure Concrete, HMA, Aggregate Base, and Rigid Concrete Pavement items as specified in the Contract.
Yes,
Index: MDSHA index, PG 64-22
Trigger Value: 5% (plus and minus)
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference: http://www.marylandroads.com
Comments: In general, this adjustment is placed in all paving projects as a Special Provision.
none Comment: This adjustment is being considered, but as of September 2008, there is no adjustment procedure in place. None MD SHA used a price adjustment clause for the ICC design-build contract for precast concrete, steel, asphalt cement, portland cement and diesel fuel. (tab to right for details) 09/04/08 Terry Florey, MDSHA, tflorey@sha.state.md.us Dan Montag, FHWA,
Massachusetts Yes. See Notes.
Index: MassHighway-developed index based on actual prices paid by Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Trigger Value: 5%. See Notes.
Opt-in Clause: No.
Web reference: Yes. http://www.mhd.state.ma.us/
Comments: See Notes.
Yes. See Notes.
Index: MassHighway-developed two-tier index; pre-12-15-08 contracts use local producer prices and post-12-15-08 use Poten & Partners' Asphalt Weekly Monitor.
Trigger Value: 5%. See Notes.
Opt-in Clause: No.
Web reference: Yes. http://www.mhd.state.ma.us/
Comments: Used on contracts containing greater than 100 Tons of HMA.
Yes. See Notes.
Index: Base Price given to bidders for each steel type in contract. See Note 2.
Trigger Value: 5%. See Notes.
Opt-in Clause: No.
Web reference: Yes. http://www.mhd.state.ma.us/
Comments: Payment will be made from certified paid mill invoices. See Note 2.
Yes. See Notes.
Index: ENR.
Trigger Value: 5%. See Notes.
Opt-in Clause: No.
Web reference: Yes. http://www.mhd.state.ma.us/
Comments: See Notes.
None. 1.) New legislation enacted on 08/08/08 requires the use of price adjustment clauses for diesel fuel, gasoline, liquid asphalt, cement, structural steel and reinforcing steel. It requires price adjustments to be made on a monthly basis when the monthly cost change exceeds +/- 5%. Current specifications are posted on the MassHighway website @ http://www.mhd.state.ma.us/ 2.) Considering steel index switch to PPI Series ID WPU 1017. William A. Moore, P.E., MassHighway Assistant Construction Engineer at william.moore@mhd.state.ma.us 8/18/2009
Michigan None None None None MDOT is not currently utilizing any price adjustment clauses. In general, our industry opposes price adjustment clauses.. 8-14-09, Dale Spencley, Construction Contracts Engineer,, spencleyd@michigan.gov
Minnesota Yes,
Index: Opis Energy Group - Rack Fax
Trigger Value: 15%
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference: ?
Comments:
None - under consideration?
Index: ?
Trigger Value: ?
Opt-in clause: ?
Web reference: ?
Comments:
None; It used on a few projects but discontinued use. none none none Tom Ravn, 8 17 2009 Tom.Ravn@dot.state.mn.us
Mississippi Yes,
Index: Platt's Oilgram
Trigger Value: any change
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference: N/A
Comments:
Yes,
Index: Monthly Avg. Quote from AC Suppliers
Trigger Value: any change
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference: N/A
Comments:
None None None none 8/17/2009; Brad Lewis
Missouri Yes,
Index: Based on Platts Oilgram Pad 2
Trigger Value: none - 100%
Opt-in clause: Yes
Web reference: modot.org search 109.14
Comments: SS. 109.14; adjustment for Class A Ex.,unclassified Ex, Class C Ex, embankment, bituminous pavement, concrete pavement;agg base, factor for on-road hauling seperate from off-road construction

Index: Based on Poten and Partners report for KC and St. Louis areas averaged
Trigger Value : None - 100%
Opt-in clause: Yes
Web reference: modot.org search for JSP-08-01
Comments: Index level posted on the week of Bid opening and applies to estimates in the following month
none none none none 09/09/2009 Dave Ahlvers, David.Ahlvers@modot.mo.gov
Montana Yes, fuel only.
Index: Platt's Oilgram Report used as basis for BP
Trigger Value: Adjustments made when +/- 20% of monthly average of BP
Opt-in clause: yes
Web reference: http://www.mdt.mt.gov/business/contracting/fuel_prices.shtml
Comments: ?
None None None None * spec for fuel (unleaded gas and diesel); SP for burner fuel; no provisions for AC; MDT Spec. 109.11 requires contractor to identify (10 max) items during preconstruction conference.
Nebraska Yes,
Index: Platt's Oilgram Price Report (NDOT S2-1-0801)
Trigger Value: 10%
Opt-in clause: ?
Web reference: ?
Comments: Fuel adjustment only used on earthwork/excavation items (when price varies by more than 10%)
None None discontinued in 2009 None None none Claude Oie ; 8/14/2009
Nevada Yes,
Index: OPIS
Trigger Value: +/- 10% of BP
Opt-in clause: ? See notes
Web reference: http://www.nevadadot.com/
Comments:
Yes,
Index: OPIS
Trigger Value: +/- 10% of BP
Opt-in clause: See notes
Web reference: http://www.nevadadot.com/
Comments:
Yes,
Index: ENR - 20-city avg for Grade 60, #4 Reinforcing Bars and Hot rolled carbon steel plate.
Trigger Value: +/- 10% of BP
Opt-in clause: See notes
Web reference: http://www.nevadadot.com/
Comments:
NONE NONE Fuel & Steel clauses must be in contract, then requested to enact by contractor. Fuel is retroactive. Steel escalation will only apply from the period of time the unusual price for steel began until the end of the contract. Asphalt Esc is from the beginning of contract to the end. Clauses allow for increase or decrease. BP (Benchmark Price at time of bid opening) Shapiro, Jeffrey jshapiro@dot.state.nv.us 8/20/2009
New Hampshire Yes,
Index: NHDOT Index based on terminal price in NH;
Trigger Value: currently 10%; however, revisions are under consideration
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference: http://www.nh.gov/dot/bureaus/construction/documents/MonthlyFuelPricesImperial.pdf and http://www.nh.gov/dot/bureaus/highwaydesign/specifications/Special_Attentions.htm
Comments: PAC dated 7-14-04
Yes,
Index: NHDOT Index based on terminal price in NH;
Trigger Value: none
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference: http://www.nh.gov/dot/bureaus/construction/documents/MonthlyFuelPricesImperial.pdf and http://www.nh.gov/dot/bureaus/highwaydesign/specifications/Special_Attentions.htm
Comments: PAC dated 2-24-97
none none None no contractor option provided Ted Kitsis , TKitsis@dot.state.nh.us 9/9/2009
New Jersey Yes
Index: NJ Index - average statewide selling price of Unleaded Regular Gasoline and Diesel Fuel.
Trigger Value: 0% (we previously req'd a 5%
Trigger)
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference:
Index: http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/business/trnsport/PriceIndex.shtm Spec: http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/eng/specs/2007/spec150.shtm#s160
Comments: NJDOT is currently awaiting data from NCHRP Project 10-81 started in 2009.
Yes,
Index: NJ North or South Index from supplier selling in the state
Trigger Value: 0%
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference:
Index: http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/business/trnsport/PriceIndex.shtm Spec: http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/eng/specs/2007/spec150.shtm#s160
Comments:
On selected projects
Index: USDOL - PPI for Semifinished Steel Mill Products WPU 101702
Trigger Value: 15%
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference: not available
Comments: NJDOT has incorporated a steel price adjustment for only one contract (bid on 8/7/08). The price adjustment applies only to structural steel and reinforcement steel. NJDOT intends to selectively use this provision on very large projects having significant steel quantities.
N/A N/A AC clause in standard spec states if price increases by more than 50% Contractor requires a approval before proceeding. Svarnas, Kostas , FHWA-NJ, Kostas.Svamas@dot.gov 8/20/2009
New Mexico None Yes,
Index: Average of area suppliers
Trigger Value: Bid Price +/- 10% based on established price index
Opt-in clause: no
Web reference: no Comments:Area prices validated by comparing with 'Asphalt Weekly Monitor' published by Poten and Partners
None yes,
Trigger Value is Bid Price +/- 10% using Current monthly price index and comparing that to the avaerage price indiex at bid opening. This increase or decrease is then applied to amount of cement used.
none Escalation for AC used on all projects with at least 15,000 tons of accepted HMA. No contractor option. 9/26/2008, Joe Garcia, State Construction Engineer NMDOT , Kathy Walker, FHWA, NM Division
New York Yes,
Index: Avg. FOB for No. 2 fuel oil and unleaded gas in New York, Philadelphia, Detroit & Boston;
Trigger Value: monthly average posted price differs by more than $0.03/liter from the fuel index price.
Opt-in clause: Section 698 of Standard Specifications
Web reference:www.nysdot.gov
Comments: ?
Yes,
Index: Avg. FOB terminal price for unmodified PG 64-22 binder W/O anti-stripping agent; $10.00/metric ton
Trigger Value: the monthly average posted price differs by more than $10.00/metric ton from the Performance Grade Binder index price.
Opt-in clause: Section 698 of Standard Specifications
Web reference: www.nysdot.gov
Comments: ?
Yes,
Index: Producer Price Index for shredded carbon scrap steel (WPU 10121193) from Bureau of Labor Statistics;
Trigger Value: percent change greater than 5%, min $1000
Opt-in clause: Section 698 of Standard Specifications
Web reference: www.nysdot.gov
Comments:
No none none 8/14/2009, Tom Herritt , FHWA NY
North Carolina Yes,
Index: Avg. FOB for #2D Ultra Lo Sulfur Fuel Oil and Diesel for Transport at 3 terminals in the state.
Trigger Value: Any Change
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference: http://www.ncdot.org/doh/preconstruct/ps/specifications/english/web1a.pdf
Comments: The price adjustment clause is found in Article 109-8 of the Standard Specifications
Yes,
Index: Average terminal F.O.B. selling price from terminals across the region.
Trigger Value: Any Change
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference: http://www.ncdot.org/doh/operations/dp_chief_eng/constructionunit/paveconst/Asphalt_Mgmt/acprices/
Comments:
None None None none Name: Ron Hancock; rhancock@ncdot.gov ; 9/9/2009
North Dakota Yes,
Index: rack price reported by DTN Energy
Trigger Value: 10% Opt- in clause: Yes Website: http://www.dot.nd.gov/divisions/construction/fuelcostadjustments.htm
Comments: A revised fuel cost adjustment special provision was provided in 2006 for motor fuels and burner fuels. Adjustments are made by formula, by type of fuel.
None None None None none Cal Gendreau 8/18/2009
Ohio Yes - 3/1/2006
Index: State of Ohio - OPIS data
Trigger Value: 5% +/-
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference: http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/ConstructionMgt/Admin/Pages/PriceIndexes.aspx
Comments: Spreadsheet Calculator
Yes,
Index: Asphalt Weekly Monitor ® furnished by Poten & Partners, Inc.
Trigger Value: 15% +/-
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference: http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/ConstructionMgt/Pages/ProposalNotesSupplementalSpecificationsandSupplements.aspx
Comments: Spreadsheet Calculator
Yes,
Index: AMM index, Producer prices
Trigger Value: 10% min
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference: http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/ConstructionMgt/Pages/ProposalNotesSupplementalSpecificationsandSupplements.aspx
Comments: Calculator Spreadsheet
None none http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/ConstructionMgt/Admin/Pages/PriceIndexes.aspxhttp://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/ConstructionMgt/Admin/Pages/PriceIndexes.aspx Bob Jessberger - OhDOT - 9/17/2009
Oklahoma None Yes,
Index: Asphalt Weekly Monitor ® furnished by Poten & Partners, Inc.
Trigger Value: 3%
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference: The specification is not available on the web, but can provide electronically upon request. The monthly index history is available on the ODOT webpage.
Comments: Beginning with the June, 2006 letting, Oklahoma began using an Asphalt Binder Price Adjustment Clause in all contracts that include asphalt pay items.
None None none none George Raymond 8/17/2009
Oregon Yes,
Index: OPIS Listing
Trigger Value: 25%
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference: See notes
Comments: Must meet a minimum qualifier to be included in a Project.
Yes,
Index: POTEN Index
Trigger Value: 5%
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference: see notes
Comments: Must meet a minimum qualifier to be included in a Project.
Yes,
Index: BLS Final IDWPUSISTEEL1, PPI, non-seasonally adjusted index.
Trigger Value:10%
Opt-in clause: Yes
Web reference: ?
Comments: Yes - Started October 2005. Selected steel bid items only.
None none State House Bill 2077 became effective July 20, 2005. Part 2 covers retroactive steel escalation for Projects executed between April 1, 2003 through September 30, 2005. Part 6 of this bill mandated that a steel escalation/de-escalation program would be established on ALL ODOT administered Projects. 8/17/2009 Jeffrey Gower Jeffrey.L.GOWER@odot.state.or.us
Pennsylvania Yes,
Index: OPIS Listing
Trigger Value: at +/- 5%
Opt-in clause: NO
Web reference: N/A
Comments: N/A
Yes,
Index: Direct Survey of Liquid Asphalt Producers
Trigger Value: at +/- 10%
Opt-in clause: NO
Web reference: N/A
Comments: N/A
Yes,
Index: based on Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index for "semi-finished steel mill products"
Trigger Value: 5%
Opt-in clause: YES
Web reference: ?
Comments: ?
None None 8/14/2009, Tucker Ferguson, PennDOT
Puerto Rico Yes,
Index: Average on prices based on DACO (public agency)
Trigger Value: at +/- 5 %
Opt-in clause: ?
Web reference: ?
Comments: For July of 2008 the price was $4.60
Yes,
Index: An average from the prices of Pemco and BTB
Trigger Value: at +/- 5%
Opt-in clause: ?
Web reference: ?
Comments: For August 2008 the price was set in $306.
None None Steel clause implemented aprox. On 06/04 Jose Torres 9/22/2008
Rhode Island Yes,
Index: ?
Trigger Value: ?
Opt-in clause: ?
Web reference: ?
Comments: ?Base Price vs. Period Price. Adjustment has to exceed $250/month for payment to be made.
Yes,
Index: ?
Trigger Value: ?
Opt-in clause: ?
Web reference: ?
Comments: ?Base Price vs. Period Price
Yes,
Index: based on Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index for "hot rolled bars, plates & structural shapes
Trigger Value: 10%
Opt-in clause: ?
Web reference: ?
Comments: For use on selected large projects;
none none N. Marzano and John McAvoy 8/23/2005; update by McAvoy 8/9/2006
South Carolina Yes,
Index: Set by state Materials Management Office (Price SC pays for fuel.)
Trigger Value: 5%
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference: http://www.scdot.org/doing/Fuel_and_AC_Index_Spreadsheet.xls
Comments: ?Yes, see notes.
Yes,
Index: Average of 9 terminal quotes
Trigger Value: 5%
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference: http://www.scdot.org/doing/Fuel_and_AC_Index_Spreadsheet.xls
Comments: ?
No Fuel only for pavements and structural concrete. none Fuel adjustments apply to only the items identified in the special provisions for each contract. We have approved a research project to move forward that may expand or modify our current price adjustment clauses. Danny Shealy or Charles Eleazer 8/14/2009
South Dakota Yes, for Burner Fuel, Diesel Fuel, and Unleaded fuel
Index: Oil Price Information Service
Trigger Value: 15%
Opt-in clause: Yes
Web reference: See FHWA Highway Spec Website
Comments: Base Price vs. Period Price, Applied to pay items by formula.
No No No No We considered adopting a price adjustment clause for Asphalt during the summer of 08, but backed off due to lack of support for such a clause by the construction industry. Jason Humphrey, 8/17/2009
Tennessee Yes,
Index: TDOT index (two component index, Producer Price Index and price TDOT pays for fuel),
Trigger Value: 5%
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference: http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/construction/Price_Information.htm
Yes,
Index: TDOT index (posted terminal prices),
Trigger Value: 5%
Opt-in clause: no
Web reference: http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/construction/Price_Information.htm
Comments: April 2006 indexing liquid asphalt for short term (< 6 month) projects
none none none none Brian Egan Brian.Egan@tn.gov 8/20/2009
Texas none none none none none Texas currently has no escalation clauses but we do have discussions with industry on potential use of escalation clauses from time to time, usually after a significant increase in price occur. 8/14/2009; Thomas Bohuslav
Utah Yes,
Index: based on price per barrel for West Texas Intermediate Crude
Trigger Value: 15%
Opt-in clause: Yes, the contractor may invoke at any time during the project and it is retro-active to the begining of the project.
Web reference: http://www.dot.state.ut.us/main/f?p=100:pg:5257814695278202323:::1:T,V:1927,
Comments: Only applies to major items having a value of $100,000 or more as detailed in specification.
Yes,
Index: Poten & Partners Asphalt Weekly Monitor and Argus Asphalt Report.
Trigger Value: Plus or Minus 15% of BPa (Base Price of Asphalt at time of Bid)
Opt-in clause: No, It is invoked once the price increases or decrease 15% from the base price
Web reference:http://www.udot.utah.gov/main/f?p=100:pg:0:::1:T,V:1708,
Comments: If the price increases more than 100 Dollars from the base price the department determines the feasibility of proceeding
Yes For the following: 1. Steel Girders including structural bolts, metal attachments, and structural steel in sign supports 2. Concrete Reinforcing Rebar 3. Steel Pipe Piling/Steel H-Piling
Index: ?
Trigger Value: Invoked by contractor any time during the project
Opt-in clause: Yes
Web reference: http://www.dot.state.ut.us/main/f?p=100:pg:5257814695278202323:::1:T,V:1708,
Comments: This is currently added by special provision in the original contract and uses the http://www.thesteelindex.com, http://ww.crumonitor.com, and http://enr.construction.com/features/conEco/default-city.asp indexes
none none none Doug Atkin, FHWA-UT; Doug.Atkin@dot.gov 8/28/2009
Vermont Yes,
Index: "Energy Information Administration for New England"
Trigger Value: 5%
Opt-in clause: NO
Web reference: http://www.aot.state.vt.us/conadmin/Documents/SECTION690FUELPRICEADJUSTMENTSpecial.pdf
Comments: Fuel price adjustment is applied to ACP, PCC, & Earth Work items
Yes,
Index: New York State DOT average monthly price for asphalt cementi
Trigger Value: 0%
Opt-in clause: NO
Web reference: http://www.aot.state.vt.us/conadmin/Documents/Supplemental%20Specifications/SuppspecAPAEngAndMet2008.pdf
Comments: Includes Emulsified Asphalt
Vermont developed a specification but does not use it because AGC did not support it. no, but see fuel adjustment for concrete items Earth Work see fuel adjustment none Mark Richter, FHWA, Mark.Richter@dot.gov 8/19/2009; David Hoyne, VAOT, Hoyne, David.Hoyne@state.vt.us 8/19/2009
Virginia Yes,
Index: diesel fuel prices as published by the U. S. Department of Energy.
Trigger Value: none
Opt-in clause: Yes - contractors must opt in or out within 21 days of bid opening.
Web reference: ?
Comments: ?New Special Provision for Optional Fuel Price Adjustment implemented 1/06. Effects 120 bid items
Yes,
Index: Supplier quotes from low bidder used to establish one index statewide.
Trigger Value: None
Opt-in clause: ?
Web reference: ?
Comments: ?YES: Base Index vs. Current Index. Applied to designated bid items only. Modified Special Provision July 06 to require quote from AC supplier to paving contractor.
Yes,
Index: ?
Trigger Value: 10%
Opt-in clause: Yes
Web reference: ?
Comments: See notes
NO None The Price Index the Department is using for steel is based on The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Producers Price Index (PPI) Dick Kiefer, Richard.Kiefer@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Washington Yes. Design-Bid-Build
Index: Energy Information Administration (Dept of Energy) West Coast #2 Diesel
Trigger Value: 10%
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference: http://wsdot.wa.gov/publications/fulltext/ProjectDev/GSPsPDF/0903FR1.pdf
Comments: implemented December 2006. Applies to all project greater than 200 working days with any eligible bid item (mostly earthwork, sufacing, paving, structures). Adjustments may be payment or credit. Using fuel consumption factors obtained from FHWA Technical Advisory T5080.3.
Yes. Design- Bid-Build.
Index: WSDOT bi-monthly Index based on Poten & Partners weekly data
Trigger Value: 5%
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/publications/fulltext/projectdev/gspspdf/04054GR5.pdf
Comments: Implemented September 2006 with 10%
Trigger, applied to multi-season jobs with HMA. Revised September 2008 with 5%
Trigger, applies to all projects with HMA. Adjustments may be credit or payment.
Yes. Design-Bid-Build.
Index: Engineering News-Record Materials Cost Index for Steel $/CWT
Trigger Value: 10%
Opt-in clause: No (but considering one)
Web reference: http://wsdot.wa.gov/publications/fulltext/ProjectDev/GSPsPDF/09032GR1.pdf
Comments: Implemented August 2008. Applies to all projects greater than 200 working days with non-proprietary walls, and ped or vehicle bridges. Adjustments applied to Structural Steel and Reinforcing Steel, may be credit or payment.
None Yes, CRS-2P Cost Adjustment for Bituminous Surface Treatments
Index: WSDOT bi-monthly reference values based on Poten & Partners weekly data
Trigger Value: 5%
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/publications/fulltext/projectdev/gspspdf/02052GR5.pdf
Comments: Implemented April 2009. Applies to all BST projects. May be credit or payment.
Have implemented a fuel adjustment to Force Account equipment operating costs to compensate for outdated fuel rates used by Primedia corporation (Blue Book). Expired Jan. 15, 2009. More info at: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/biz/construction/MoreBooks.cfm#rent State contact: Mike Grigware Title: State Specifications Engineer
Email: grigwam@wsdot.wa.gov
West Virginia Yes,
Index: OPIS
Trigger Value: ?
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference: ?
Comments:
Yes,
Index: WVDOT average of area suppliers
Trigger Value: ?
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference: ?
Comments:
None None None New special provision in works to eliminate fuel and AC
Triggers and minimum adjustable quantities.New PRS has auto-calc capabilities;great savings in time and manual calc work.
9/23/2008 Ron Krofchek, FHWA-WV
Wisconsin Yes,
Index: based on low sulfur diesel from OPIS for Green Bay, Madison , Milwaukee and Minneapolis;
Trigger Value: 15%
Opt-in clause: No
Web reference: http://roadwaystandards.dot.wi.gov/hcci/bid-letting/related-info/asp-5.pdf
Comments: Yes - for common excavation, rock ex., marsh ex. borrow, select borrow, granular backfill and subbase;
none Yes, Pilot process started June 2008
Index: Consumer Buying Price indices for Shredded Auto Scrap (Chicago) and No. 1 Heavy Melt (Chicago) as published by the American Metal Market (AMM)
Trigger Value: 5%
Opt-in clause: no
Web reference:
Comments: currently being evaluated for possible revisions or dropping
none none none WisDOT contact: Bill McNary, Chief Proposal Management Engineer,william.mcnary@dot.wi.gov 8/31/2009
Wyoming Yes,
Index: No. 2 fuel oil (diesel), FOB Casper, Wyoming terminal; the average wholesale price for regular unleaded gasoline, FOB Casper, Wyoming terminal; and the average wholesale price for propane (LPG), FOB North Platte, Nebraska terminal, as listed in the ?Oil Price Information Services? (OPIS) publication.
Trigger Value: 7.5 %
Opt-in clause: Yes
Web reference: www.dot.state.wy.us choose information central, manuals and publications, publications, 2003 specifications, supplemental specifications, division 100, ss100j
Comments: see notes.
Yes,
Index: A weekly asphalt index will be derived from information obtained from asphalt reporting companies. Prices will be based on the price for PG 64-22.
Trigger Value: 10%
Opt-in clause: no
Web reference: www.dot.state.wy.us choose information central, manuals and publications, publications, 2003 specifications, supplemental specifications, division 100, ss100h
Comments:
Yes, 9/08
Index: monthly index price for steel ($ per ton) based on data obtained from the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), Bureau of Labor Statistics, which publishes monthly Producer Price Index (PPI) values for various commodities. The index price for steel is based on the PPI value posted by USDOL for ?Semi-finished Steel Mill Products? (Series ID WPU101702).
Opt-in clause: no
Web reference: www.dot.state.wy.us choose information central, manuals and publications, publications, 2003 specifications, supplemental specifications, division 100, ss100k
Comments:
No Clause for materials and supplies for select items when an overrun in quantity occurs.
Web reference: www.dot.state.wy.us choose information central, manuals and publications, publications, 2003 specifications, supplemental specifications, division 100, ss100a, section 109.3.1
8/14/2009, Mark Eisenhart, State Construction Engineer;
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