Alternate Bidding of Pipe Materials

Traditionally, transportation agencies have developed design and materials specifications, design processes, and construction methods that are driven by describing the type of material and the method of placement and procurement. This development should be enhanced by the opportunity to open up alternate materials to be included in the project development and delivery process, including implementation. The proposed research will develop guidance and performance indicators to the states that allows for alternate bidding practices in which different pipe materials can be assessed during the bidding process. The objective of this research is to develop guidance that will allow for multiple pipe materials to be included in the bidding process. The research will account for design, materials and construction specifications, and practices that provide for multiple materials to be included in the bidding process for each project and compare each pipe material against each other through a competitive process. The project will develop model performance specifications that describe performance parameters, measures, and tests or verification strategies, and will provide measures to ensure that performance goals are met. The guidance will work within the framework of various procurement and contracting methods.<p> </p>


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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01463880
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 10-86, 750000
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:32PM