AASHTO A Guide for Methods and Procedures in Contract Maintenance

AASHTO A Guide for Methods and Procedures in Contract Maintenance

AASHTO A Guide for Methods and Procedures in Contract Maintenance

AASHTO A Guide for Methods and Procedures in Contract Maintenance 2nd Edition This manual is intended for use early in a career in roadway and bridge maintenance and will assist in understanding the processes, methods, and materials for maintaining bridge and highway systems.

AASHTO A Guide for Methods and Procedures in Contract Maintenance The maintenance field is evolving into its own engineering science, a combination of traditional civil engineering, industrial engineering, business management, materials science, industrial psychology, and environmental science.

This guide is the first step in documentating that transition; this text will guide the development of engineering managers at the start of the 21st century. This version supersedes the Guide for Methods and Procedures in Contract Maintenance published in 1987.

Table of Contents AASHTO A Guide for Methods and Procedures in Contract Maintenance

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION TO CONTRACT
1.2 Introduction to Contract Maintenance : Benefits of Contract Maintenance, Address Customer Satisfaction, Improved Use of Limited Resources, Lowered Life Cycle Costs, Increased Competitiveness and Taking Advantage of Advanced Technology, Increased Cost-Effectiveness, Issues in Contract Maintenance, Defined Roles and Expectations, Reasonable Goals, Displacement of Agency Workers, Loss of Information, Costs and Deterioration of Equipment, Contract Costs, Introduction to This Guide
1.3 Getting Started in Contract Maintenance
1.4 References

CHAPTER 2 MAINTENANCE CONTRACTING APPROACHES,  AASHTO A Guide for Methods and Procedures in Contract Maintenance
2 . Introduction
2.2 Contract Maintenance Approaches : Method-Based Contracting, Performance-Based Contracting
2.3 Contracting Relationships
2.4 Maintenance Functions Included in Contract Maintenance
2.5 Contract Selection : Contracting Methods, Lowest Responsive Bid, Technical Submittal and Negotiation, Best Value Approach, Proposal Evaluation Factors
2.6 Management and Evaluation of Contract Performance : Evaluation of Method Contracts, Evaluation of Performance-Based Contracts
2.7 Contrast of Contracting Methods : Method-Based Contracting Approaches, Performance-Based Specification Approach
2.8 Summary of Maintenance Contracting Approaches

CHAPTER 3: MAINTENANCE CONTRACT PROCEDURES
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Contracting Formats : Level I Contracts, Level II Contracts, Level III ContractS
3.3 Sealed Bidding : Other Forms of Agreement
3.4 Contract Duration : Method-Based Contracts, Performance-Based Contracts
3.5 Contract Performance Bonding : Method-Based Contracts, Performance-Based Contracts, Setting Bonding Limits
3.6 Warranties and Incentives/Disincentives, Warranties, Incentives/Disincentives
3.7 Payment Methods
3.8 Other Contracting Issues
3.9 References

CHAPTER 4 : ISSUES IN CONTRACT MAINTENANCE,  AASHTO A Guide for Methods and Procedures in Contract Maintenance
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Impact of Contract Decisions on the Contractor’s Role : Contractor Innovation, Transfer of Risk, Duration of Contract, Contract Scope, Insurance and Liability Issues, Bonding
4.3 Performance Issues and the Contractor’s Role : Performance Standards, Warranties, Level of Service (LOS) Requirements, Monitoring Performance, Incentives/Disincentives, Reporting
4.4 Bid Preparation Issues, Contractor Selection Process, Lowest Cost, Technical/Negotiation, Best Value, Special Proposal Preparation Materials Needed for Performance-Based Contracts, Change Orders and Retainer Clauses, Payment Terms
4.5 Agency Considerations : Deciding to Contract for Maintenance Activities, Availability of Competition, Contractor Prequalification, Availability of Federal Funding
4.6 Summary
4.7 References

CHAPTER 5 : CASE STUDIES

Item Code : GMPC-2
Item Pages : 126 page
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