720 CMR 5.01 - Definitions

(1) Applicable to 720 CMR 5.00 et seq.:

Commissioner, shall mean the Commissioner of the Department. The Commissioner shall from time to time issue necessary rules and directives to carry out the intent of M.G.L. c. 29, § 8B.

Department, shall mean the Department of Highways, established under M.G.L. c. 16, § 1 et seq.

Highway Commission, shall mean the Commission of the Department, as constituted under M.G.L. c. 16, § 1 et seq.

Prequalification Appeal Board, shall consist of the Commissioner, the Associate Commissioners, and the Chief Engineer, or their designee(s).

(2) Applicable to 720 CMR 5.02 Through 5.08 Inclusive:

Application for Prequalification, shall mean the Contractor's statement, on forms provided by the Department, setting forth its Aggregate and Single Bonding Capacity, financial resources, adequacy of plant and equipment, organization, experience and other pertinent facts, and any other statement or information provided by the Contractor in connection therewith.

Aggregate Bonding Capacity, shall be the highest total dollar amount of Performance and Labor and Material bonds a survey will provide to the Contractor.

Contractor or Bidder, shall include individuals, partnerships, associations, corporations, joint venturers, or other enterprises, and their representatives, trustees, or receivers appointed by any court of competent jurisdiction.

Experience, shall mean the number of years of relevant experience of the Contractor or the Contractor's employees in one or more of the categories of work established by the Prequalification Committee.

Informational Proposal Book, shall mean the proposal and specifications provided solely for the purpose of an informal evaluation of a project. A bid will not be accepted based upon an Informational Proposal Book.

Official Proposal Book, shall mean the proposal and specifications provided to a Prequalified Contractor. A bid will only be accepted based upon an Official Proposal Book. Official Proposal Books are not transferable.

Prequalification Committee, shall mean a committee established within the Department in accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. c. 29, § 8B, consisting of three members of the engineering staff designated by the Commissioner.

Prequalified Contractor, shall mean a firm which has been prequalified by the Prequalification Committee, authorized to receive an Official Proposal Book, and authorized to submit a bid.

Project Value, shall mean the dollar value of the work under the contract as estimated by the awarding authority.

Single Contract Limit, shall be the total dollar amount a Contractor may bid on an individual contract within a perticular calss of work.

Uncompleted Work, shall mean all incomplete current work of any type under contract or subcontract whether public or private.

Update Statement, shall be the form prescribed by the Commissioner, setting forth a non-Prequalified Contractor's Uncompleted Work with the Department and such other information as required.

(3) Applicable to 720 CMR 5.09 through 5.13 Inclusive:

Experience, shall mean the number of years engaged in performing public or private sector survey work.

Maximum Capacity Rating, shall be the total number of survey parties approved for bid on Department work, subject to the inclusion of sufficient acceptable vehicle, instrument, equipment and personnel resources as part of the bid submitted.

Surveyors Prequalification Committee, shall mean a committee within the Department consisting of three members of the engineering staff as designated by the Commissioner.

Surveyor or Prospective Bidder, shall include individuals, partnerships, corporations, or other entities and their representatives, trustees, or receivers appointed by any court of competent jurisdiction.

Notes

720 CMR 5.01

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