The Pre-Contract and Specifications Unit works to improve the Agency’s overall consistency of contracts; review all Agency administered construction projects proposals to ensure that they are biddable, accurate, and are in compliance with the VTrans Standard Specifications for Construction, General Special Provisions, and project specific special provisions.
The Unit works as a liaison between the design teams of the Highway and the Policy, Planning, and Intermodal Development Divisions of VTrans and Contract Administration. Staff provide guidance and technical expertise regarding specifications and ensure all proposals are accurate and complete prior to advertising. Staff review projects to ensure that they are biddable, especially in regard to the contract schedule of items and quantities, and ensure that the work to be performed by the Contractor is clearly specified and covered under an appropriate contract pay item.
The Unit is responsible for managing updates to the Standard Specifications for Construction, General Special Provisions, Supplemental Specifications, and Special Provision items.