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Specifications and Estimates

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Date of Memo Estimates Bulletin Number: Subject Effective Date* Referenced Documents
Pending 14-xx:Pavement Marking Materials Guide
Note: This is a joint bulletin with Roadway Design, Maintenance, and Construction
January 2015 Basis of Estimates, Plans Preparation Manual
August 25, 2014, updated 8-27-14 14-05: Removal of Signalization Items and Related COPS Changes
January 2015
*Published in BOE update; see Chapter 16 for latest revisions
Basis of Estimates, Specifications
May 31, 2014 14-04: Automated Contract Bid Review Process Guidance for FDOT Estimators; does not affect preparation of the PSE package  
May 30, 2014 14-03:Temporary Signalization and Maintenance & Temporary Detection and Maintenance July 2014 Basis of Estimates, CADD Summary Box
May 30, 2014 14-02: Single Post Median Barrier Mounted Sign Support
Note: This is a joint bulletin with Roadway Design
July 2014 Basis of Estimates, Design Standards
May 29, 2014 14-01: Pedestrian Longitudinal Channelizing Devices in Work Zones
Note: This is a joint bulletin with Roadway Design
July 2014 Basis of Estimates, Specifications, Design Standards, Plans Preparation Manual
December 17, 2012 Repeated from below with updated schedule:
12-12:
Consolidation of Products and Specifications (COPS)- Impact on pay items Tentative Schedule, March 2014
This is an overview; effective dates will be published in separate Estimates Bulletins Basis of Estimates, Specifications
Webinar: Thursday, August 1, Estimates Update Training- Bulletins for 2013
PowerPoint Presentation
July 26, 2013 13-13: Pedestrian Detectors January 2014
*Published in 2014 BOE update
Basis of Estimates, Specifications
July 25, 2013 13-12: Intersection Control Beacon January 2014
*Published in 2014 BOE update
Basis of Estimates, Specifications
July 26, 2013 13-11: Highway Signing January 2014
*Published in 2014 BOE update. Additional changes to pay item structure, as noted with applicable pay items.
Basis of Estimates, Specifications
August 1, 2013 13-10: Landscaping Immediately
Specification changes implemented for January 2014, or as noted.
Specifications
July 22, 2013 13-09: Replacement of Computation Books with Plan Summary Boxes
Q & A for Designers/CADD Users: Link to CADD Office's posted webinars
Q&A for Reviewers and Estimators:
Q&A for Contractors and Final Estimates/Construction:
varies; required for computations started January 2014 and later (+/- July 2014 lettings) Basis of Estimates, Plans Preparation Manual, CADD Production Criteria Handbook, etc.
July 26, 2013 13-08: Midblock Crossing January 2014
*Published in 2014 BOE update
Basis of Estimates, Specifications
July 17, 2013 13-07: Sidewalk, Curb Ramps, and Detectable Warnings January 2014
*Published in 2014 BOE update
Basis of Estimates, Specifications
July 17, 2013 13-06: Crash Cushions January 2014
*Published in 2014 BOE update
Basis of Estimates, Specifications
July 17, 2013 13-05: Loading Pay Items into Appropriate Categories January 2014
*Published in 2014 BOE update
Basis of Estimates
May 10, 2013 13-04: Lump Sum and Special Design Pay Items on Pushbutton Contracts July 2013
*Published in 2014 BOE update
Basis of Estimates
April 24, 2013 13-03: Landscape and Related Work July 2013
*Published in 2014 BOE update
Basis of Estimates, Plans Preparation Manual
Revised
August 23, 2013
13-02: Comp Book and Quantity Computation Documents (for lump sum projects) Distribution Process Immediately Comp Book and Quantity Computation Documents
April 1, 2013 13-01: Security of the Official Estimate (PES/CES changes for Estimators) Immediately PES/CES screens, not affecting Designer Interface or Designer Roles
2013 BOE Published. Previous bulletins were incorporated into the BOE, as noted below.
*Estimates Bulletins will remain effective until either: a) an official manual revision is published, or b) the Estimates Bulletin is made void.
January 28, 2013 12-21: 2013 Master File "Pay Item Year"    
January 28, 2013 12-20: Litter and Mowing July 2013
*Published in 2013 BOE update
Basis of Estimates, Plans Preparation Manual, Specifications
January 9, 2013 12-19: Pull, Splice, and Junction Boxes July 2013
*Published in 2013 BOE update
Basis of Estimates, Specifications
January 10, 2013 12-18: Communication Cable July 2013
*Published in 2013 BOE update
Basis of Estimates, Specifications
January 14, 2013 12-17: Vehicle Detectors Graphics, in color July 2013
*Published in 2013 BOE update
Basis of Estimates, Specifications
January 7, 2013 12-16: Asphalt Binders July 2013
*Published in 2013 BOE update
Basis of Estimates, Specifications
January 7, 2013 12-15: Conduit and related changes July 2013
*Published in 2013 BOE update
Basis of Estimates, Specifications
December 21, 2012 12-14: Jack & Bore for Drainage July 2013
*Published in 2013 BOE update
Basis of Estimates, Specifications
December 19, 2012 12-13: Mobilization and Maintenance of Traffic- Multiple Locations July 2013
*Published in 2013 BOE update
Basis of Estimates
December 17, 2012 12-12: Consolidation of Products and Specifications (COPS)- Impact on pay items Tentative Schedule, Oct 2013 This is an overview; effective dates will be published in separate Estimates Bulletins Basis of Estimates, Specifications
October 1, 2012 12-11: Security of the Official Estimate Immediately Basis of Estimates, Computer Security
AARF System (Automated Access Request Form)
September 18, 2012 12-10: Thermoplastic on Open Graded Asphalt Surfaces Immediately/June 2013 Basis of Estimates
September 13, 2012 12:09: Temporary Lane Separator January 2013 Basis of Estimates
August 21, 2012 12-08: Steel and Aluminum Pedestrian/Bicycle Railing October 2012 Basis of Estimates, Design Standards
June 29, 2012 12:07: Barrier and Traffic Railing Mounted Signs
Note: this is joint bulletin with Roadway Design, Structures Design, and Construction
January 2013 Basis of Estimates, Design Standards
June 27, 2012 12-06: Embankment Utilization for Special Select Soil Option July 2012 Basis of Estimates
June 25, 2012 12-05: Landscape and Related Work July 2012
*Published in 2012 BOE update.
Refer to Estimates Bulletin 13-03 for later changes.
Basis of Estimates
February 10, 2012 12-04: Joint Project Agreements- Mobilization and Maintenance of Traffic Pay Items
Revised July 24, 2012 to include a reference to revised Utility Work by Highway Contract Agreement (#710-010-022)
Revised January 22, 2014 to clarify that MOT/MOB are included on the corresponding phase 52 project.
Confirmation of policy implemented in January 2001 Basis of Estimates
January 26, 2012 12-03: Dynamic Message Signs July 2012
*Published in 2012 BOE update.
Refer to Estimates Bulletin 13-11 for later changes.
Basis of Estimates, Specifications
January 24, 2012 12-02: Guardrail Payment July 2012 Basis of Estimates, Specifications
January 5, 2012 12-01: Added Work on Push Button Contracts
Released as joint Construction Memo 01-12
January 2012 Basis of Estimates
2012 BOE Published. Previous bulletins were incorporated into the BOE, as noted below.
*Estimates Bulletins will remain effective until either: a) an official manual revision is published, or b) the Estimates Bulletin is made void.
Pending 11-12: 2012 Basis of Estimates January 2012, or as noted for individual pay items
*Published in 2012 BOE update
Basis of Estimates
Posted as Bulletin 12-01 11-11: Initial Contingency on Push Button Projects
Released as joint Construction Memo 01-12
January 2012 Basis of Estimates, Construction Project Administration Manual
September 28, 2011 11-10: Crash Cushions
Released in coordination with Mandatory Specification change
January 2012
*Published in 2012 BOE update
Basis of Estimates, Specifications
September 1, 2011 11-09: Temporary Signals REVISED Oct 4, 2011 to clarify project usage and documentation January 2012
*Published in 2012 BOE update
Basis of Estimates, Specifications
August 30, 2011 11-08: Patterned Pavement
Refer to Roadway Design Bulletin 12-01 for Green Bike Lanes
January 2012
*Published in 2012 BOE update
Basis of Estimates, Specifications
August 15, 2011 11-07: High Performance Contrast Tape for Skip Pavement Markings on Concrete Surfaces
Released as joint Roadway Design Bulletin 11-12
January 2012
*Published in 2012 BOE update
Basis of Estimates, Plans Preparation Manual
June 30, 2011 11-06: Plan Quantity Concept- No Contingencies
Released as a joint Roadway Design Bulletin 11-08
Immediately
*Published in 2012 BOE update
Basis of Estimates, Plans Preparation Manual
May 17, 2011 11-05: Maintenance of Traffic- Traffic Control Officer January 2012 letting
*Published in 2012 BOE update
Basis of Estimates
postponed 11-04: Conduit- Method of Measurement    
February 18, 2011 11-03: Pavement Markings- Directional Arrow
Example arrows
Clarification; update as needed
*Published in 2012 BOE update
Basis of Estimates
January 10, 2011 11-02: Disputes Review Board July 2011 letting
*Published in 2012 BOE update
Basis of Estimates, Specifications
January 10, 2011 11-01: Concrete Pavement- Grinding July 2011 letting
*Published in 2012 BOE update
Basis of Estimates, Specifications
2011 BOE Published. Previous bulletins were incorporated into the BOE, as noted below.
*Estimates Bulletins will remain effective until either: a) an official manual revision is published, or b) the Estimates Bulletin is made void.
December 2, 2010 10-08: 2011 Basis of Estimates January 2011, or as noted for individual pay items
*Published in 2011 BOE update
Basis of Estimates
September 22, 2010 10-07: New Design-Build Cost Estimating Process January 2011 Lettings and Forward FS 337.11(7); FS 337.168(1)
June 18, 2010 10-06: Removal of Existing Traffic Control Signals and Devices - Deep Pole Removal January 2011 Lettings and Forward

*Published in 2010 BOE update, with minor pay item correction

Basis of Estimates, Specifications
June 14, 2010 10-05: Wet Weather Pavement Markings August 2010 Lettings and Forward
*Published in 2011 BOE update
Basis of Estimates, Specifications
May 18, 2010 10-04: Business Entrance Signs January 2011, or earlier
*Published in 2010 BOE update
Basis of Estimates
May 13, 2010 10-03: 2010 Pay Item Year Immediately Trnsport Master Pay Item List
February 10, 2010 10-02: High Mast Lighting- Foundation Immediately
*Published in 2010 BOE update
Basis of Estimates, Specifications
February 10, 2010 10-01: Pipe Culvert Optional Material January 2011, or earlier
*Published in 2010 BOE update
Basis of Estimates
2010 BOE Published. Previous bulletins were incorporated into the BOE, as noted below.

*Estimates Bulletins will remain effective until either: a) an official manual revision is published, or b) the Estimates Bulletin is made void.

December 18, 2009 09-07: Litter Removal and Mowing July 2010
*Implemented in 2010 BOE and PPM.
Refer to PPM Vol 2, Ch 7 for updated guidance.
Basis of Estimates, Plans Preparation Manual
October 23, 2009 09-06: Generic Pay Items January 2010, as needed
*Published in 2010 BOE update
Refer to BOE Chapter 6
Attached Guidelines for Generic Pay Items, Basis of Estimates Manual
September 30, 2009 09-05: Bids Recommended for Rejection by the District Immediately Procedure No. 600-010-001c
August 21, 2009 09-04: Painting Structural Steel January 2010 letting
*Published in 2010 BOE update
Basis of Estimates, Specifications
July 29, 2009 09-03: New Contract Bid Review Schedule July 29, 2009 Letting Procedure 600-010-001-c
July 9, 2009 09-02: Erosion Control January 2010 letting Basis of Estimates, Specifications
January 14, 2009 09-01: Span Wire July 2009 letting, or earlier
*Published in 2010 BOE update
Basis of Estimates, Plans Preparation Manual
2009 BOE published.
December 10, 2008 08-10: Miscellaneous Concrete July 2009 letting
*Published in 2009 BOE update
Basis of Estimates
September 30, 2008 08-09: Piling- Dynamic Load Tests January 2009 letting
*Published in 2009 BOE update
Basis of Estimates
September 30, 2008 08-08: Integral Pile Jackets January 2009 letting
*Published in 2009 BOE update
Bridge Maintenance and Repair Manual, Basis of Estimates
July 9, 2008 08-07: Implementation of Perimeter wall design standards January 2009
*Published in 2009 BOE update
Basis of Estimates
Structures Design Manual
May 30, 2008 08-06: Removal of Pavement Markings- Paint and Thermoplastic January 2009, or earlier
*Published in 2009 BOE update
Basis of Estimates
May 9, 2008 08-05: Audible and Vibratory Pavement Markings January 2009, or earlier
*Published in 2009 BOE update, 2009 PPM
Basis of Estimates, Specifications, Plans Preparation Manual
May 7, 2008 08-04: Pavement Markings- Units of Measure January 2009, or earlier
*Published in 2009 BOE update
Basis of Estimates, Plans Preparation Manual
May 1, 2008 08-02: Epoxy Injection- Basis of Payment January 2009
*Published in 2009 BOE update
Basis of Estimates, Specifications
April 29, 2008 08-01: ITS (Intelligent Transportation System) Conduit and Electronic Locate July 2008 letting
*Published in 2009 BOE update
Basis of Estimates
2008 BOE published.
December 14, 2007 (58kb) 07-03: Pipe Culverts
See also Roadway Bulletin 07-09
July 2008 letting
*Published in 2008 BOE update
Basis of Estimates, Specifications, CADD Tabulation of Quantities
August 27, 2007 (102kb) 07-02: Object Markers and Delineators January 2008 letting
*Published in 2008 BOE update
Basis of Estimates,
Plans Preparation Manual,
Specifications
Design Standards
June 06, 2007(293kb) 07-01: Initial Contingency Amount - Do Not Bid,  Payitem 999-25 Immediately Construction Project Administration Manual ( CPAM ),
Procedure 600-010-001-e
November 21, 2006 (30kb) 06-01: Basis of Estimates for Mowing, Pay Item 104-4 Immediately
*Published in 2008 BOE update

Basis of Estimates Manual, Plans Preparation Manual,

Mandatory Specification Revision

*Estimates Bulletins will remain effective until either: a) an official manual revision is published, or b) the Estimates Bulletin is made void.