Section 1112. A + B Bidding
A + B Bidding may be assigned by the Department. If so, the determination of the low bidder will involve a combination of the contract sum and the bidder's proposed time to complete all work designated in the A + B portion of the proposal form.
Critical closure activities are those activities specified in the contract documents where traffic movements are adversely affected causing undue delay and operating costs. The Critical Closure Activity will be defined in the proposal form.
A closure day is a calendar day during the critical closure activity. A closure day will be counted for each calendar day or portion of a day during the critical closure activity. The Contractor may work any days and hours within the critical closure activity.
The amount which represents the average daily cost of interference and inconvenience to the road user. The daily road user cost will be shown on the proposal form.
The bidder shall establish the number of calendar days to be used to complete the work required under the A + B portion of this contract as identified in the proposal form. The proposal may state a maximum number of calendar days allowable. Bids showing time for completion in excess of this maximum amount will be considered non-responsive and will be rejected.
(A) The contract sum.
(B) Total number of calendar days proposed by the bidder to complete all work defined as the Critical Closure Activity in the proposal form. The bidder shall enter the number of calendar days on the proposal form.
(A) + [(B) x (Daily Road User Cost)] = Bid amount for award consideration.
A. Work performed on any calendar day prior to and/or following the critical closure activity will have working days charged according to Article 1108.02, D, of the Standard Specifications. Working days will not be charged on any calendar day that a closure day is charged.
For the number of closure days remaining after completion of the critical closure activity, the Contractor will be paid the I/D daily rate as an incentive payment. Incentive payments will be made in accordance with Article 1109.09 of the Standard Specifications.
For the number of closure days used to complete the work required in a critical closure activity in excess of the specified closure days, the Contractor will be assessed the I/D daily rate. There will be no maximum amount for the disincentive assessment.
Article 1111.03 applies.
The percentage of DBE Commitment for each bidder will be computed by dividing their DBE Commitment by their bid for the Contract Sum (A). This percentage will used in the Contract Award Procedures listed Article 1102.17.