Specification Changes Under Consideration

Revised on October 6, 2022. Listed below are proposed changes to the 2022 Standard Specifications under consideration by the CDOT Specification Committee.

 

Proposed New Standard Special Provisions

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106-1-fy23 Revisions to 106.11, Buy America - With the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act last November, there are some necessary (required) changes that need to be made to our Buy America requirements (FMM, Specs, and Construction Manual). We are required to have these changes ready to go by November 10th of this year. In short, Buy America will no longer just focus on Steel and Iron, but will have to also incorporate other construction materials as well.
Those construction materials are to include articles, materials, or supplies that consist primarily of:
• non-ferrous metals
• plastic and polymer based products
• glass
• lumber
• drywall
These additional requirements are outlined in a memo (M-22-11) provided by
the Federal OMB that was issued to Federal Agencies in April. We have been waiting for additional guidance from FHWA regarding implementation and needed changes, but they have now deferred to the memo and are asking States to develop their own protocols for compliance that they can then consult with us on.
October 27, 2022

Proposed Revisions to Existing Standard Special Provisions

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Proposed New Project Special Provision Worksheet

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Proposed Revision to Existing Project Special Provision Worksheet

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Proposed New Pilot Project Special Provisions

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Proposed New Sample Project Special Provision

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Proposed Revised Sample Project Special Provision

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Comments and proposals for revising or creating new special provisions from concerned parties will be considered. CDOT personnel should direct these to their Specification Committee Region or Staff Branch Representative. Current Committee members are listed below. A completed Specification Revision Submittal Form is required by the Specifications Unit, which can be obtained by clicking here. Contractors who are members of Colorado Contractors Association (CCA) should direct their comments to Eldon Strong at CCA. Others not formally represented may address their comments directly to the CDOT Standards and Specifications Unit at the address indicated below.

Chairman: Neil Lacey (Project Development Branch Manager)
Secretary: Shawn Yu (Standards & Specifications Unit Leader)

Region Representatives:

  • Region 1:  Telecia McCline
  • Region 1:  Jason Lucerna
  • Region 2:  Jennifer Billings
  • Region 3:  Jarrett Spegele
  • Region 4:  Chris Boespflug
  • Region 5:  David Valentinelli

Staff Representatives:

  • Project Development:  Neil Lacey
  • Specifications:  Shawn Yu and Michele Kayen
  • Area Engineer: Daniel Fisher
  • Bridge Branch:  Hoang Bui
  • Contracts & Market Analysis:  Markos Atamo
  • Materials Branch:  Mike Stanford and Craig Wieden
  • Traffic Engineering:  Manjari Bhat and Nathan Rivera
  • Maintenance:  Tyler Weldon
  • FHWA:  Kelly Galardi
  • Attorney General Office:  Leo Milan

Others Receiving Drafts for Comment:

  • Colorado Contractors Association (CCA):  Jim Moody


Technical Committees:

  • Bridge
  • PDAC
  • Drainage Advisory Committee (DAC)
  • Water Quality Advisory Committee (WQAC)
  • Joint Co-op,  CDOT/CCA

CDOT STANDARDS AND SPECIFICATIONS UNIT:

  • Shawn Yu
    CDOT Standards and Specifications Unit Manager
    2829 W. Howard Pl., 3rd fl.
    Denver, CO  80204
    Telephone: 303-757-9474