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SECTION 1.2 MATERIALS|
1.2.1 MATERIALS FURNISHED BY THE GOVERNMENT
a. Materials. The Government will furnish the materials listed in Table 1B.
The word "material" or "materials" as used in these specifications to denote items furnished by the Government or the Contractor shall be construed to mean equipment, machinery, product, component, or any other item required to be incorporated in the work.
b. Location. The two programmable logic controllers will be available at the Four Corners Construction Office - Farmington, Farmington, 90 days after the Contractor's written request for delivery is received by the Construction Engineer.
1.2.2 MATERIALS TO BE FURNISHED BY THE CONTRACTOR
a. General. The Contractor shall furnish all materials required for completion of the work, except the materials listed in paragraph 1.2.1.
The words "material" or "materials" as used in these specifications to denote items furnished by the Government or the Contractor shall be construed to mean equipment, machinery, product, component, or any other item required to be incorporated in the work.
When a separate item which includes the furnishing of any material is provided in the schedule, the cost of furnishing, hauling, storing, and handling shall be included in the price bid for that item. When a separate item is not provided in the schedule for furnishing any material required to be furnished by the Contractor, the cost of furnishing, hauling, storing, and handling shall be included in the price bid for the work for which the material is required.
Materials furnished by the Contractor shall be of the type and quality described in these specifications. The Contractor shall make diligent effort to procure the specified materials from any and all sources, but where because of Government priorities or other causes, materials required by these specifications become unavailable, substitute materials may be used, except that no substitute materials shall be used without prior written approval of the Contracting Officer, said written approval to state the amount of the adjustment, if any, to be made in favor of the Government. The Contracting Officer's determination as to whether substitution shall be permitted and as to what substitute materials may be used shall be final and conclusive. If the substitute materials approved are of less value to the Government or involve less cost to the Contractor than the materials specified, an adjustment shall be made in favor of the Government, and where the amount involved or the importance of the substitution warrants, a deductive modification to the contract will be issued. No payments in excess of prices bid in the schedule will be made because of substitution of one material for another or because of the use of one alternate material in place of another.
b. Inspection of materials. Materials furnished by the Contractor which will become a part of the completed construction work shall be subject to inspection in accordance the with clauses entitled "Materials and Workmanship" and "Inspection of Construction" at any one or more of the following locations, as determined by the COR: at the place of production or manufacture, at the shipping point, or at the site of the work. To allow sufficient time to provide for inspection, the Contractor shall submit to the COR, at the time of issuance, copies in triplicate of purchase orders, including drawings and other pertinent information, covering materials on which inspection will be made as advised by the COR, or shall submit other evidence if such purchase orders are issued verbally or by letter.
The inspection of materials at any of the locations specified above or the waiving of the inspection thereof shall not be construed as being conclusive as to whether the materials and equipment conform to the contract requirements under the clause entitled "Inspection of Construction," nor shall the Contractor be relieved thereby of the responsibility for furnishing materials meeting the requirements of these specifications. Acceptance of all materials will be made only at the site of the work.
c. Training. After the contract has been accepted as substantially complete, the Contractor shall provide the services of manufacturer representatives of the following: electrical equipment, pumps, and hydraulic dampened check valves. Each representative shall provide a maximum of 8 hours of training for each item listed above; however, only one training class per day will be held. The date of the training shall be mutually agreed to by the Contractor and the Government. The cost of providing services of manufacturer representatives shall be included in the prices bid in the schedule for the item for which training is required.
1.2.3 SPARE PARTS
The Contractor shall store all spare parts required by this specification in water- and dust-proof containers or storage sheds. The Contractor shall deliver all spare parts to the Construction Engineer after all work is considered to be substantially complete but before the required completion date. The exact date of delivery will be subject to approval by the Construction Engineer. Delivery of spare parts before substantially completion of the contract will not be allowed, without approval of the Construction Engineer. If the spare parts are damaged, corroded or deemed unusable by the Construction Engineer upon delivery, the Contractor shall procure new spare parts and deliver them to the Construction Engineer. The Construction Engineer will direct a location for delivery of the spare parts which will be within 50 miles of Farmington, New Mexico. If there is a conflict between this paragraph and other paragraphs in the specifications concerning spare parts, this paragraph will take precedence.
1.2.4 MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP RECLAMATION
a. Materials. In accordance with the clause entitled "Material and Workmanship," all materials furnished by the Contractor shall be new and of the most suitable grade for the purpose intended considering strength, ductility, durability, and best engineering practice.
Except as specified, materials shall conform to Federal specifications or standards, or, if there are no applicable Federal specifications or standards, materials shall conform to the specifications or standards of ANSI (American National Standards Institute), ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials), ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), AWWA (American Water Works Association), SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers), IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers), NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), or other nationally recognized standards organization. If the Contractor proposes to deviate from, or to use materials not covered by, the aforementioned specifications and standards, the Contractor shall submit, for approval, the justification for and exact nature of the deviation, and complete specifications for the materials proposed for use.
Parts shall be made accurately to standard gauge where possible. Threads, including but not limited to those of bolts, nuts, screws, taps, pipes, and pipefittings shall be unified screw threads conforming to ANSI B1.1 or B1.20.1. For internal connections only, the Contractor will be permitted to deviate from the ANSI standards, provided the Contractor furnishes a complete set of taps and dies as might be required to facilitate repair or replacement.
All fasteners shall be permanently marked with a symbol identifying the manufacturer and with symbols indicating grade, class, type, and other identifying marks in accordance with reference or applicable standards.
b. Workmanship. The Contractor shall be responsible for the accurate manufacture and fabrication of materials in accordance with best modern practice and the requirements of these specifications.
Liberal factors of safety and adequate shock absorbing features shall be used throughout designs, especially for parts subjected to variable stress or shock, including alternating or vibrating stress or shock. Shock absorbing features and parts subject to vibration shall include provisions which prevent components from loosening. For rotating parts of motors and exciters, maximum unit stress due to runaway speed shall not exceed 2/3 of the yield point.
1.2.5 REFERENCE SPECIFICATIONS AND STANDARDS
Materials, Contractor design, construction work, and other requirements which are specified by reference to Federal Specifications, Federal Standards, or other standard specifications or codes shall be in compliance with the latest editions or revisions thereof in effect on the date bids are received, including any amendments or supplements. In the event of conflicting requirements between a referenced specification, standard, or code and these written specifications, the more stringent requirement shall govern. If there is a conflict between equipment layouts shown on the drawings and an applicable code or manufacturer's recommendations, the code or manufacturer's recommendations shall take precedence, subject to approval by the COR. The Contractor shall be responsible to ensure all applicable codes are met.
Unless otherwise specified, all materials that will become a part of the completed work shall be new and shall conform to the Federal or other specifications and standards referred to herein. Where reference specifications numbers are designated throughout these specifications, they refer to Federal Specifications unless otherwise noted. If the materials are not covered by Federal or other specifications, the materials furnished shall be of standard commercial quality. In accordance with the clause at FAR 52.236 5, "Materials and Workmanship," where types, grades, or other options offered in the reference specifications are not specified in these specifications, the material furnished shall be in accordance with any one of the types, grades, or options offered, most suitable for the purpose intended.
Copies of many of the Federal Specifications and Standards may be examined at the office of the Bureau of Reclamation, building 67, Denver Federal Center, West 6th Avenue and Kipling Street, Denver, Colorado. Single copies of Federal Specifications and standards may be obtained without charge from any one of the General Services Administration Business Service Centers. See the provision at FAR 52.210 1, "Availability of Specifications Listed in the GSA Index of Federal Specifications, Standards and Commercial Item Descriptions."
Bureau of Reclamation Standard Material Specifications and Methods of Tests (The M series documents) may be obtained from the Bureau of Reclamation, Attn 86 68170, PO Box 25007, Denver CO 80225 0007.
Other Reclamation publications including manuals and Reclamation's significant scientific, technical, and engineering works are available from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). Information regarding availability and pricing may be obtained by contacting NTIS at the following address:
United States Department of Commerce
National Technical Information Service
5285 Port Royal Road
Springfield, Virginia 22161
Telephone: (703) 487 4650 or 1 800 553 6847
This address may also be used to order the various manuals and standard specifications printed, reprinted, or published while the Bureau of Reclamation was officially named the Water and Power Resources Service. All references to Water and Power Resources Service or any form derivative thereof shall be considered synonymous with the Bureau of Reclamation.
Addresses for obtaining some industrial and governmental (other than Federal and Bureau of Reclamation specifications and standards) specifications, standards, and codes are listed in the provision at FAR 52.210 3, "Availability of Specifications Not Listed in the GSA Index of Federal Specifications, Standards and Commercial Item Descriptions."
The Contractor shall maintain onsite, a copy of all specifications, standards, codes, manuals, and other documents that are referenced in these specifications and that are pertinent to the materials being installed or work proceeding at that time. These shall be available for use by the Contracting Officer and the Contracting Officer's Representatives.
SECTION 1.3 LOCAL CONDITIONS
1.3.1 ADJACENT WORK
Different contractors may be performing work on other schedules of the work described in these specifications at the same time. Coordination of work for tie ins of lateral systems to pumping plant piping will be required. No additional payment will be made to the contractor due to required coordination with work covered by other schedules. The government may require periodic conferences with other contractors to insure coordination of work is done.
1.3.2 ACCESS TO THE WORK AND HAUL ROUTES
a. General. Rights of way for access to the work from existing roads will be provided by the Government in accordance with the clause entitled "Rights Of Way." All work on the rights of way necessary for access to the site shall be performed by the Contractor.
The Contractor shall investigate the condition of available public or private roads and of clearances, restrictions, bridge load limits, bond requirements, and other limitations that affect or may affect transportation and ingress and egress at the jobsites. Subject to the clause entitled "Default (Fixed Price Construction)," the unavailability of transportation facilities or limitations thereon shall not become a basis for claims for damages or extension of time for completion of work. The Contractor shall be responsible for constructing and maintaining, at the expense and risk of the Contractor, any haul roads, access roads, bridges, or drainage structures required for construction operations.
b. Existing roads. Existing roads are available for the Contractor's use subject to existing restrictions. The Contractor shall meet all conditions properly imposed upon the use of existing roads by those having jurisdiction thereover, including (without limitation of the generality of the foregoing) seasonal or other limitations or restrictions, the payment of excess size and weight fees, and the posting of bonds conditioned upon repair of road damage caused by the Contractor.
c. Haul routes. The hauling of sand, gravel, earth materials, or other intrajob hauling, over public highways, roads, or bridges shall be in compliance with the applicable local regulations and shall be such as to minimize interference with or congestion of local traffic. Where haul routes cross public highways or roads, the Contractor shall provide barricades, flaggers, and other necessary precautions for safety of the public as provided in paragraph 1.4.1.
d. Cost. The cost of all work described in this paragraph shall be included in the prices bid in the schedule for other items of work.
1.3.3 USE OF LAND FOR CONSTRUCTION PURPOSES
a. General. The Contractor will be permitted to use Government land, controlled by the Bureau of Reclamation, for field offices, construction plants and buildings, storage yards, shops, roads, spoil areas, and other construction facilities required for construction purposes.
If private land or public land under other agency's jurisdiction is used for construction facilities, or other construction purposes, the Contractor shall make all necessary arrangements and shall pay all rental and other costs associated therewith.
b. Submittals. Submittals shall be in accordance with this paragraph and paragraph 1.1.5.
At least 30 days prior to use of Government land for construction purposes, the Contractor shall submit, for approval, including environmental and cultural review, a landscape rehabilitation plan for each site on Government land to be impacted by Contractor use.
c. Government land. The Contractor's use of Government land for construction purposes shall be subject to the requirements of the clauses entitled "Operations and Storage Areas," "Protection of Existing Vegetation, Structures, Equipment, Utilities, and Improvements," "Cleaning Up," and other applicable contract clauses, section 1.5 of these specifications, and to the requirements of this paragraph. Such use shall not interfere with any part of the work under this contract, nor with the work of other contractors or the Government in the vicinity, nor with reservations made, or as may be made, by the Government for the use of such land.
The Contractor's construction facilities shall be arranged and operated in a manner to preserve and protect existing features, trees, and vegetation to the maximum extent practicable. The location, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal of construction facilities on Government land shall be subject to the approval of the Construction Engineer.
Upon completion of the work, and following removal of construction facilities and required cleanup, Government land used for construction purposes and not required for the completed installation shall be regraded in accordance with paragraph 1.5.1.
d. Cost. No charge will be made to the Contractor for the use of Government land for construction purposes. In accordance with the clause entitled "Operations and Storage Areas" all work required by this paragraph shall be at the expense of the Contractor.
1.3.4 EXISTING FENCES
a. General. Fences on the right of way shall be removed by the Contractor where necessary for the performance of the work, and where required, shall be rebuilt in like new condition using new fence materials of the type and size as the removed fence. Where designated, fences shall be maintained until the work is completed or their removal is authorized. Where the Contractor removes existing fences to facilitate the work, temporary fence protection for lands adjacent to the right of way shall be provided at all times during the continuation of the contract. Such temporary fence protection shall be adequate to prevent livestock from straying from or onto adjacent lands and shall be constructed complete with gates or cattle guards. Removed fence materials shall become the property of the Contractor and be removed from the worksite. Temporary fencing constructed on the right of way shall be removed by the Contractor as part of the cleanup operations prior to final acceptance of the completed work. The type of temporary fence to be used will be subject to approval by the COR.
If the Contractor does not provide the necessary fences, gates, and cattle guards to adequately protect property adjacent to the right of way within a reasonable time after need for such protection arises, the Government will cause the work to be performed and backcharge the Contractor for such work.
b. Cost. The cost of all work described in this paragraph shall be included in the prices bid in the schedule for other items of work.
1.3.5 UTILITY LINES
a. General. The Contractor shall make all provisions, and shall perform all work, required by the Contractor's operations under this contract incident to any interference with the operation or maintenance of service thereon of utility lines, existing on the date bids are received, in a manner satisfactory to the owners and operators thereof and to the COR, including providing and maintaining all necessary or required temporary structures; making any necessary repairs, replacements, or similar operations; and furnishing indemnity or other bonds.
Where an existing overhead powerline or communication line crosses a feature of the work to be constructed under this contract, the Contractor shall provide overhead clearances required for the Contractor's construction operations in accordance with Reclamation's 2001 publication "Reclamation Safety and Health Standards."
Prior to stringing conductors or overhead ground wires which cross over energized electric powerlines, the Contractor shall notify the owners and operators thereof of the periods of time the Contractor intends to perform such stringing; shall obtain a written acknowledgment of such notification; and shall submit such acknowledgment to the COR.
b. Cost. The cost of providing and maintaining all work required by this paragraph shall be included in the prices bid in the schedule for other items of work.
1.3.6 MAINTAINING PUBLIC TRAFFIC
a. General. The Contractor shall make all necessary provisions for maintaining the flow of public traffic and shall conduct the Contractor's operations for the construction of the pipelines so as to offer the least possible obstruction and inconvenience to public traffic. Convenient access to driveways, houses, and buildings along the line of the work shall be maintained, and temporary approaches to crossings or intersecting roads shall be provided and kept in good condition. Public traffic shall be permitted to cross over and pass through construction operations at all times with as little inconvenience and delay as possible and the Contractor shall, when ordered, provide and station competent flaggers whose sole duties shall consist of directing and controlling the movement of public traffic either through or around the work.
Where public traffic will be required to cross over or pass through the work, construction operations shall be conducted so as to provide a reasonably smooth, even, dustless, and unobstructed passageway for two lines of traffic at all times. The Contractor shall construct temporary connections of sufficient width for one lane of traffic between the existing roadway and new construction, where necessary. At any and all points along the work where the nature of the construction operations in progress and the equipment and machinery in use are of such character as to endanger passing traffic, the Contractor shall provide such guards as may be necessary to ensure against accidents and avoid damage or injury to passing traffic.
b. Cost. The cost of all work involved in maintaining public traffic, as described in this paragraph, shall be included in the prices bid in the schedule for other items of work.
1.3.7 INTERFERENCE WITH EXISTING IMPROVEMENTS
a. General. The pipelines and structures to be constructed under these specifications will be adjacent to, cross, or extend along existing improved property of others, including roadways and pipelines. The Contractor shall conduct operations in such sequence and such manner as to minimize disturbance to or destruction of improvements and to interfere as little as possible with the operations of property owners. Permits shall be obtained by the Contractor, at the expense of the Contractor, for operations on rights of way of roadways and streets.
If, in the opinion of the COR, there is sufficient operating space to perform the work in a reasonable manner without removing or destroying existing improvements, the Contractor shall perform the work without removing or destroying such improvements, and in no event shall the Contractor remove any trees, shrubs, or vines on the right of way or construction easements without the prior approval of the COR. Where the Contractor is prohibited by the COR from removing existing improvements, the Contractor will be permitted to remove obstructions such as overhanging branches and to perform such pruning as is necessary for the prosecution of the work. The pruning and removal of branches shall be done in such a manner as to cause minimum damage to the existing improvements.
The Contractor shall confine all operations within such space as is available within the right of way limits. If the Contractor's operations require additional space, the Contractor shall arrange and secure, at the expense of the Contractor, additional space to operate outside the right of way limits.
The excavation, disposal of the excavated material, and backfill operations shall be performed in such a manner that lands and improvements can be restored as nearly as practicable to their original conditions, as determined by the COR. Any stones, trees, brush, or other deleterious material left by construction operations shall be disposed of by means acceptable to the COR.
The Contractor shall at all times provide means of ingress and egress over construction activities to permit the removal of crops and access to residences, garages, and usual farm activities. The Contractor shall not store pipe on the right of way for more than 45 calendar days unless otherwise approved by the COR.
Where the pipelines cross or extend along a public street or roadway, not more than one lane of traffic shall be blocked at any time.
Where the pipelines cross utility lines, the owners of such utility lines shall be notified 24 hours prior to the construction at such utility line crossing. Temporary service shall be provided by the Contractor during any period when utility lines are disturbed, unless the Contractor makes other arrangements with the owners.
Domestic waterlines and sewerlines shall not be interfered with for a period of more than 2 hours, unless otherwise approved, in writing, by the owner.
Where the pipelines are constructed across agricultural land, the Contractor shall provide the property owners with an access route across the zone of construction at all times.
The Contractor shall adequately protect all adjoining property from damage and shall be fully responsible for any damage to adjoining property that may result from the Contractor's operations under this contract. Such protection shall include erection and maintenance of barricades, flasher lights, danger signals, signs, and other precautionary measures for the protection of public and private property.
The Contractor will be held strictly responsible for all damages to persons or property that occurs as a result of the Contractor's fault or negligence as provided in the clause entitled "Permits and Responsibilities." The Contractor shall promptly notify the property owners of any damage which is the responsibility of the Contractor. The Contractor, within 60 days after knowledge of or notice from a landowner of damages off the right of way caused by the Contractor's operations under this contract, shall notify the Contracting Officer in writing as to the Contractor's disposition of each such claim or assumption of responsibility for damage caused by any such unauthorized use. In order to adequately protect the Government against claims, demands, or liabilities arising out of the Contractor's construction operations under this contract, the Contracting Officer may withhold appropriate sums from progress payments due the Contractor until the matter is settled. The Contracting Officer may also withhold final payment, or any part thereof, under the provisions of the clause entitled "Payments Under Fixed Price Construction Contracts," until the Contractor presents evidence which is satisfactory to the Contracting Officer that all proper claims which are the responsibility of the Contractor have been settled.
b. Cost. The cost of performing the work described in this paragraph shall be included in the prices bid in the schedule for other items of work.
1.3.8 CONSTRUCTION AT EXISTING WATERCOURSES AND UTILITIES
Where the work to be performed under these specifications crosses or otherwise interferes with water, sewer, gas, or oil pipelines; buried cable; or other public or private utilities, or with artificial or natural watercourses, the Contractor shall provide for such utilities and watercourses, and shall perform such construction during the progress of the work so that no damage will result to either public or private interests. The term "watercourses" includes ditches, terraces, furrows, or other features of surface irrigation systems. The Government does not represent that the locations of watercourses and utilities shown on the drawings are exact. The Contractor shall be responsible for determining the actual locations of and making provision for all watercourses and utilities.
If the depth of utility lines is not shown on the drawings, the Contractor shall contact the utility owner prior to manufacture of the line pipe and prior to excavation of the pipe trench. The utility owner will expose their utility lines at that time. The COR will determine if the utility needs to be relocated; if the lateral pipeline grade needs to be adjusted; or the appropriate action to be taken. The utilities may request that the Contractor expose the utility lines. The Government will not be responsible or liable for any agreement between the utilities and the Contractor. Any cost of determining the exact location and depth of utility lines shall be included in the unit prices bid in the schedule for excavation for pipe trenches.
Before any watercourse or utility is taken out of service, permission shall be obtained from the owners. The Contractor shall be liable for all damage that may result from failure to provide for watercourses or utilities during the progress of the work, and the Contractor shall indemnify and hold harmless the Government from claims of whatsoever nature or kind arising out of or connected with damage to watercourses or utilities encountered during construction, damages resulting from disruption of service, and injury to persons or damage to property resulting from the negligent, accidental, or intentional breaching of watercourses or utilities.
Irrigation systems disturbed by the work shall be restored in the location and in as good condition as found.
If the Contractor does not maintain the existing watercourses and utilities in such condition that no damage will result to either public or private interests, the Government will cause the necessary repairs to be made and backcharge the Contractor for such work.
Except as otherwise provided below, the cost of all work described in this paragraph shall be included in the prices bid in the schedule for other items of work.
Where construction of new structures or modifications of existing structures are required in order to continue a watercourse or utility in operation beyond the period of the contract, the Contractor shall notify the COR so that arrangements can be made with the owners for the construction or modifications required. If such work shall be performed by the Contractor, and such items of work are not provided for in the schedule, the Contractor shall perform the necessary work in accordance with the clause entitled "Changes."
Where watercourses or utilities are encountered, but are not shown on the drawings or otherwise provided for in these specifications, all additional work required to be performed by the Contractor as a result of encountering the watercourses or utilities shall be performed in accordance with the clause entitled "Changes."
1.3.9 OPERATIONS AT ROADWAY CROSSINGS
a. General. Reference in this paragraph to roadways and the requirements of this paragraph shall apply to roads, streets, highways, driveways, and parking areas. Roads may exist that are not shown on the drawings. This paragraph shall apply to all roads that exist, regardless if they are not shown on the drawings.
Roadways shall be kept open or temporary roadways shall be provided by the Contractor. Where pipelines cross roadways, temporary roadways shall be provided by leaving unexcavated reaches of the pipe trenches adjacent to or in the immediate vicinity of the crossings. The location and dimensions of these unexcavated reaches shall be as directed by the COR. Where the governing body having jurisdiction over the roadways requires temporary roadways to be surfaced, they shall be surfaced according to the requirements of the governing body.
The Contractor's operations at roadway crossings shall conform with local ordinances, rules, and regulations and shall be approved and inspected by the governing body having jurisdiction over the roadways. The Contractor shall obtain permits, at the Contractor's expense, for work on State and county right of way.
The portion of the roadway disturbed by the crossings shall be as small as practicable in accordance with safety requirements. Asphalt and concrete roadway surfacing shall be cut with neat, trim, and straight lines. All roadway surfacing cut, removed, and damaged by the Contractor's operations shall be reconstructed with the same kind of material and to the same dimensions as the original surfacing. The Contractor's method of restoring the roadway surfacing shall be approved by the governing body having jurisdiction over the roadways.
b. Cost. Except as provided in paragraph 4.1.8, the cost of providing and maintaining temporary roadways, removing existing roadway surfacing and appurtenances, restoring roadway surfacing, and surfacing temporary roadways shall be included in the prices bid in the schedule for other items of work.
1.3.10 PROTECTION OF EXISTING INSTALLATIONS
a. General. In performing work in the vicinity of the existing canal and canal turnouts, the Contractor shall take all necessary precautions to safeguard existing installations.
The Contractor shall furnish, install, and maintain adequate protection as needed to safeguard personnel and existing facilities from harm due to the Contractor's operations. Such protection shall be subject to approval of the COR.
All protective installations shall be arranged so as to permit operation of the existing equipment and facilities by the Government while work under these specifications is in progress. The Contractor shall remove all protective installations provided by him after they have served their purpose. The materials furnished by the Contractor to provide protection shall remain the property of the Contractor and, after removal, shall be transported from the worksite.
Drawings included in these specifications show the items of existing materials and equipment but may not show all equipment and materials existing at the worksites.
b. Damages. The Contractor shall repair, at the expense of the Contractor, any damage to existing installations due to the Contractor's operations or failure to provide proper protection; or at the option of the COR, any such damage may be repaired by the Government, and the Contractor will be backcharged for the cost thereof.
c. Cost. The cost of all protection, as described in these specifications, including furnishing all necessary materials and constructing and removing protective installations, shall be included in the applicable prices bid in the schedule for the items for which the protection is required.
1.3.11 CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS TEST DATA
Field and laboratory test data secured during the subsurface investigations for earth materials were obtained prior to preparation of these specifications and are contained in Division 14.
The test data contained in Division 14 are made available for information purposes only. The Government will not be responsible for any interpretations, deductions, or conclusions drawn therefrom by the Contractor.
1.3.12 GENERAL GEOLOGY AND SITE INVESTIGATIONS
a. General. - The geologic description, drawings, logs of subsurface explorations, water-level data, and test data in these specifications include information and records of geologic investigations for the work and are the final geologic data on which the design of the work is based. These data supersede any previous versions which may be available for examination by offerors. See Division 14.
Design features shown on the geologic drawings may not reflect more recent revisions which appear in these specifications.
Offerors are encouraged to obtain their own samples and perform tests on the soil and rock materials to evaluate properties which the offeror believes to be significant in arriving at a proper offer.
Geologic data and drawings obtained from the “Draft - Geologic Design Data Report for Block 9 - Stage 2, Laterals and Pumping Plant, Navajo Indian Irrigation Project, Farmington, New Mexico” were utilized in the preparation of these paragraphs. These documents may be examined at the Bureau of Reclamation, Four Corners Construction Office - Farmington, 2200 Bloomfield Highway, Farmington, New Mexico or at the Technical Service Center, 6th and Kipling, Building 67, Room 1068, Denver, Colorado. The contents of these reports may not reflect recent revisions which appear in these specifications.
The water-level data show the conditions at the particular time or times the information was obtained and may not indicate variations such as those caused by periods of drought or increased rainfall, seasonal fluctuations in rainfall, or applications of irrigation water.
b. Geologic Investigations. -
(1) Previous Investigations. - Investigations were conducted during 1980 by personnel of the Navajo Indian Irrigation Project Office, Farmington, New Mexico. Most of these investigations were located at proposed pumping plant sites which have since been eliminated. Only one of these explorations, drill hole PR-99, remains applicable to current Block 9, Stage 2 work and is located at the B0.1R Pumping Plant site.
(2) Current Investigations. - Investigations were conducted during the winter of 2000-2001 by the Four Corners Construction Office - Farmington (FCCF) to explore pipeline lateral alignments and pumping plant sites. The investigations consisted of 72 hollow stem auger holes, DH-B9-67 through DH-B9-150. Drill holes DH-B9-100, -117, -136, and -137 are not included as they were drilled on features that have since been deleted from the project. Surface geologic mapping was also conducted along the pipeline lateral alignments and at pumping plant sites. Geologic logs from these test borings are included in Division 14 and are shown on Location of Exploration drawings G2 (809-D-6199) and G4 (809-D-6201). Geologic mapping and stick log data are provided on the plan and profile drawings 4 (809-D-6037) through 22 (809-D-6055).
(3) Testing and Sampling. - All of the subsurface investigations were conducted using a 6.25-inch inside diameter hollow stem auger system. Samples were collected with a 5.0-inch inside diameter split tube sampler or a 5.0-inch inside diameter acrylic sleeve sampler. Testing conducted included in-place density, Proctor, Atterberg Limits, and gradation analysis. Lab testing of field samples was conducted by the FCCF Laboratory.
Final geologic logs and physical property testing summary sheets for the investigations located along the alignments of the features are included in Division 14. Results of the testing are included in the logs of exploration, and are summarized in Table 1C below. For General Geologic Legend, Explanation and Notes, see drawing G1 (809-D-6198). For location of explorations, see drawings G2 (809-D-6199) and G4 (809-D-6201). Drill hole locations are given by station and distance left (LT) or right (RT) of centerline. The Unified Soil Classification System (USCS) was used for material identification and descriptions.
TABLE 1C - SUMMARY OF TESTING AND SAMPLING
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