The Public Works Department has been working to develop an updated version of the 2003 Standard Specifications for Construction over the past couple of years with input from various contractor and engineering firms. The 2014 Specifications have realigned the numbering system utilized for the standard plates, standard bid items, bidding documents and contract documents. We are working to transition projects to the new specifications over the next couple of years and expect to complete this transition by the end of 2016. It is important to be aware that both specifications will be used concurrently and that it is the contractor's responsibility to study and understand the project they are bidding on.
The new specifications, bid item list, and standard plates can be downloaded from the Standard Plates and Specifications Listing on the Public Works website. The Public Works Department is not issuing printed versions of the 2014 Standard Specifications, standard plates or standard bid items list, but these items can be downloaded on the website or purchased on a cd for a cost of $15. If you have any questions about these documents please contact the appropriate Project Manager or call the Public works at 402-444-5220.