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NOTES AND SPECIFICATIONS
1. OWNER: St. Augustine Restoration Foundation, Inc.
5 Cordova Street
St. Augustine, Fla. Telephone No. (904) 824-3896
2. ARCHITECT: Shepard Associates, Architects & Planners, Inc.
2111 Corporate Square Boulevard
Jacksonville, Fla. Telephone No. (904) 721-2111
3. GENERAL CONDITIONS: The General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, Ameri-
can Institute of Architects Document A201, dated August 1976, shall apply to and form
a part of the contract documents. Copies of these General Conditions are available
from the Architect.
4. SITE INSPECTION: All bidders are required to visit the site of the proposed work
and familiarize themselves with the nature and extent of the work and any local con-
ditions that may in any manner affect the work to be done and the equipment, materials
and labor required before submitting a proposal. Contact Mr. William Rolleston at
5 Cordova Street, St. Augustine, Florida; Telephone No. (904) 824-3896, to arrange
for site inspection access.
5. BIDDERS: Each bidder shall copy the proposal form (available from the Owner) and
submit, in duplicate, on his own letterhead, indicating his bid prices thereon in pro-
per places, and for any unit cost or alternates as applicable. Each bid must give
the full business name and address of the bidder and be signed by someone authorized
to bind the bidder.
6. INSURANCE: Prior to commencing any work, submit dated Certificate of Insurance, in
duplicate, to the Architect containing the name of the insured contractor, job name
and number, name of Insurer, number of the policy, its effective date and termination
date. Submit Insurance Certificatesfor the following:
Workmen's Compensation Insurance: Shall comply fully with the Florida Work-
men's Compensation Law.
Contractor's Public Liability and Property Damage Insurance: Shall protect
Contractor from claims for damage or personal injury, including accidental
death, as well as claims for property damages which may arise from opera-
tions under this agreement, whether such operations be by himself or by any-
one directly or indirectly employed by him, and the amount of such insurance
shall be the minimum limits as follows:
(a) Bodily Injury Liability
(b) Automobile Property Damage
(c) Property Damage Liability
(other than automobile)
$300,000 each accident.
$ 50,000 each accident.
$100,000 each accident.
$100,000 aggregate operations.
$100,000 aggregate protections.
$100,000 aggregate contractual.
Insuring clause for both bodily injury and property damage shall be amended to
provide coverage on an occurrence basis.
Indemnification Rider: The Contractor's Liability Policy shall provide a "Hold
Harmless" rider to cover the provisions of Article 4.18 of the referenced AIA
General Conditions, and this shall be so noted on the Contractor's Certificate of
Insurance. Article 4.18 of the referenced AIA General Conditions is hereby re-
vised to include the following acknowledgment:
The Contractor hereby acknowledged receipt of ten dollars and other good an
valuable consideration from the Owner and acknowledges receipt of ten dol-
lars and other good and valuable consideration from the Architect/Engineer
in exchange for giving the Owner and the Architect/in. ir...-r, respectively,
the indemnification provided above in accord with Article 4.18 of the AIA
General Conditions which form a part of the Contract Documents.
The Owner will provide and maintain during the course of the work Owner's Protective
Liability Insurance and Fire and Extended Coverage Insurance.
7. SCOPE OF WORK: The scope of the work shall include all required fill, excavation,
and compaction and construction of a timber bulkhead, all in strict accordance with
these specifications and the accompanying drawings. It is intended that the mate-
rials excavated by the Contractor from the Lagoon area shall be used as fill for fill
areas. Additional fill as required to bring all fill areas to the elevations indi-
cated shall be furnished by the Contractor at no additional cost to the Owner.
8. BASE BIDS: Each bidder shall state in his Base Bid his proposal for performing all
work shown and/or specified, excepting only the Alternates listed below. The Base
Bid shall include the construction of 1,100 L.F. of bulkhead.
9. UNIT COST:
Bulkhead: The Base Bid shall include the construction of 1,100 L.F. of bulkhead.
The Contractor shall construct the bulkhead to the limits indicated on the drawings
and as staked out in the field. After construction, the actual length of the bulk-
head will be measured. The Contractor shall provide in his proposal a unit cost per
Lineal Foot of bulkhead to add or subtract the Base Bid length of 1,100 L.F. The
Base Bid amount shall be adjusted by multiplying the unit cost times the difference
in actual length of the bulkhead in feet from the 1,100 L.F. Base Bid amount. The
resulting sum shall be added to the Base Bid amount if the bulkhead length exceeds
1,100 L.F. and subtracted from same if the bulkhead length is less than 1,100 L.F.
10. ALTERNATE BIDS: Each bidder shall further state in his bid his proposal for perform-
ing each of the additional items of work, complete, as listed below:
Alternate No. 1: Perform all work and furnish fill as required to complete
the earth mounds at the east side of the Lagoon identified on the Site
Plan as Fill Area No. 3.
11. SEQUENCE OF WORK: In general, the sequence of work shall be as follows:
1. Construct bulkhead adjacent to new earth dam location.
2. Construct earth dam.
3. Construct access roads and protections.
4. Complete bulkhead work.
5. Complete excavation and fill work and all other work.
6. Remove features of temporary construction not noted to remain.
12. TEMPORARY FACILITIES: The Contractor shall provide all temporary construction and
facilities as required for the work, including drinking water and temporary toilet.
13. PERMITS AND FEES: Contractor shall arrange and pay for all permits, fees and taxes
as required for the work except that the Owner has secured and paid for permits from
the Department of the Army Corps of Engineers and the State of Florida, Department of
14. CODES AND STANDARDS: All work shall comply with the requirements of all applicable
building codes and standards of the City, County and State, including the Southern
Building Code, 1976 Edition with 1978 Amendments.
15. WATER QUALITY: Do all work in a manner that will not disturb the adjacent waterway
and wetland areas. Construction activities resulting in any water quality conditions
that do not meet State of Florida Department of Environmental Regulation's minimum
water quality standards shall be immediately discontinued and adequate precautions
taken to insure that water quality standards are maintained.
16. PROJECT CLOSEOUT: Contractor shall leave the site clean and free of all construction
materials and debris. All temporary construction features (except protections and
barricades noted to remain), unsuitable excavated material and trash shall be removed
from the site.
17. SUBSURFACE INVESTIGATION: Report No. J-3269 by Law Engineering Testing Co., dated
February 13, 1979, covering fourteen (14) soil test borings made at the site is
available for inspection at the office of the Architect.
18. ARTIFACTS: Any historical artifacts discovered by the Contractor during the course
of the work shall become the property of the Owner.
(a) Protect existing trees and vegetation to remain from physical damage. Do not
store materials or equipment within drip lines. Use a qualified tree surgeon for
tree damage repair. Box or barricade and protect from damage all trees in and adja-
cent to areas of construction activities and access roads. Protect all foliage land-
ward of the bulkhead south of the future fort site from damage. Temporary protec-
tions adjacent to access roads shall be left in place at completion of construction
(b) Provide construction protection and barricades as required to comply with all
governing safety regulations.
(c) Protect existing improvements and adjacent properties as required.
(d) Restore any damaged areas to condition existing prior to start of work at no
additional expense to Owner.
(e) The Contractor shall be assessed a penalty of two hundred and fifty dollars
($250.00) for each existing tree with a trunk diameter of 8 inches and larger at a
point 3 feet above grade that is damaged by the Contractor and that cannot be
restored to full growth as determined by the Architect.
20. FIRE PRECAUTIONS: Exercise all precautions to avoid brush fires on the site. Smo-
king shall be strictly prohibited from all wooded areas. Equip all gasoline or die-
sel powered equipment used with spark arresters.
21. BURNING: Burning of waste materials on the site is strictly prohibited. No open
fires are permitted on the site.
22. SITE ACCESS: Site access from the highway shall be as indicated on the Site Plan.
Site access from the highway south of the Lagoon area shall not be permitted.
23. SITE RESTRICTIONS: All construction operations and personnel shall be confined to
within the limits of construction as indicated on the Site Plan. Construction per-
sonnel shall not be permitted access to other areas of the site.
24. ACCESS ROADS: Route construction access roads generally as indicated on the Site
Plan. Exact routes shall be as directed by the Architect at the site. Construc-
tion roads shall be located to disturb the existing site as little as possible.
Clear underbrush and small trees where directed by the Architect from the proposed
access roads. Clear roots and other obstructions and fill low areas in access
roads as required. Barricade and protect all trees along both sides of access
roads to protect from all damage. Tree protections along the access roads shall
be left in place at the completion of the work of this Contract.
25. TRANSPORTATION OF FILL: Fill required south of the earth dam shall only be trans-
ported over the approved access roads and earth dam. Contractor shall provide
barricades to keep trucks and equipment a minimum of ten feet away from the bulk-
26. BAMBOO: Completely remove from the site the cut pieces of bamboo located south of
the earth dam location and west of the future Fort site.
27. PREPARATION FOR FILL: Remove existing trees less than 4 inches trunk diameter as
directed by the Architect, stumps and underbrush, and clear and grub all compres-
sible soil material down to firm sand from all areas to receive fill prior to plac-
ing the fill. All materials and debris removed from the fill areas shall be imme-
diately removed from the site and legally disposed. All other trees and underbrush
shall be protected as noted.
28. EARTH DAM: Clear and grub ditch bottom under dam area down to firm sand and remove
all debris as noted above. Fill and compact in accordance with notes Nos. 29
29. TOP SOIL: Strip available top soil from areas to receive fill and excavation areas
and stockpile for use in final grading at a location on the site approved by the
30. RUBBLE EXCAVATION: Excavate existing rubble fill and trash from below the proposed
Fort location to the limits as indicated. Borings indicate that the existing rub-
ble varied in depth from 1 to 3 feet (2 ft. average) and generally consisted of bro-
ken glass, bottles, rubber and cans. Utilize track-mounted equipment or a dragline.
Excavate rubble fill in a series of small excavations to minimize the time of expo-
sure of open excavations to the relatively high ground water level. Maintain the
water level in the excavations one foot below the excavation bottom or, if not
possible, to the bottom of the excavation by pumping from a sump located adjacent
or along the excavation perimeter. Pumped ground water shall be directed to the
on-site holding basin and not into the wet areas or waterway. All excavated rubble
fill and trash shall be placed in a single 12-inch lift in areas where no future
construction is anticipated, as directed by the Architect, and shall be covered by
a minimum depth of two (2) feet of clean fill.
31. EXCAVATION FOR FILL: It is the Owner's intention to develop a Lagoon on the pro-
perty as part of a later phase of the work. The area for such is indicated on the
plan and is staked out on the site. Contractor shall excavate this area to a depth
of approximately 3 feet along the eastern side, gradually sloping to a maximum depth
of 6 feet at the center and western bank. Earth removed from this area shall be
used for fill in the areas indicated on the drawings. Remove all trees, roots,
organic matter and other unsuitable materials from the fill material and legally
dispose of all such unsuitable material off the site.
32. BACKFILL AND COMPACTION AT EXCAVATIONS: After the existing rubble fill has been
removed in any single area or excavation, spread structural backfill in the excava-
tion bottom. Lift thickness shall not exceed 6 inches loose thickness. Thoroughly
compact each lift by overlapping tracts in perpendicular directions with a dozer.
Place backfill in this manner until existing grades are achieved.
A R C H I T E C T S P L A W N E R S I N C
2111 CORPORATE SQUARE BLVD. JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
33. FILL AND COMPACTION: Place fill in all areas, except as noted above, in lifts not
exceeding 12 inches loose thickness and compacted until densities equivalent to
at least 95 percent of the modified Proctor Maximum Dry Density (ASTM D-1557) are
obtained beneath the Fort area, earth dam, and other areas of future construction
as noted on the drawings. In order to achieve this compaction, use a moderate
weight vibratory drum roller with a static weight of a least 2 tons and a drum
diameter of at least 3 feet. Place fill outisde the areas indicated for future
Fort construction in lifts not exceeding 6 inches loose thickness and track well
with a dozer. Backfill below the existing grade at the proposed Fort site, and
the required fill outside the future Fort and Village areas shall be thoroughly
tracked with overlapping passes with a dozer until densities equivalent to at
least 90% of the modified Proctor Maximum Dry Density (ASTM D-1557) are obtained.
34. FILL MATERIAL: All fill or backfill material shall be non-plastic, inorganic,
granular material (relatively clean sand) containing less than 7% material pass-
ing the No. 200 sieve. Final 12 inches of fill shall be local topsoil free from
weeds (such as nutgrass), roots, stones, mortar, stucco, subsoil and other ma-
35. TESTING: Contractor shall retain and pay for the services of a qualified testing
agency acceptable to the Architect to conduct two in-place density tests in each
lift of fill for areas required to be compacted to 95% density. The testing
agency shall furnish written reports to the Architect and the Owner.
36. FINISH GRADES: Fill areas shall meet adjacent grades and shall be slightly
crowned at the center or constructed to grades as indicated with uniform slopes
and no low spots or areas. Grade open area east of the Lagoon to a smooth uniform
grade shaped to drain into the holding basin along the south side of the open area.
(a) All timbers to be No. 2 S.Y.P., rough sawn to dimensions indicated, and shall
be pressure treated in accordance with Standard Specifications of The American
Wood Preserver's Association and/or Federal Specification TT-W-571. Timbers to be
creosote treated with a retention of 8-lb./cu. ft.
(b) All poles to be 30-ft. Class I to be cut in half and placed with alternate
top and bottom halves. Poles to be creosote treated per above specifications to
a retention of 12-lbs./cu. ft.
(c) All spikes, lag bolts and washers to be hot dipped galvanized. Pre-drill
holes as required to prevent splitting.
(d) Bulkhead may be jetted or driven in place; however, Contractor shall comply
with all water quality standards of the State of Florida, Dept. of Environmental
38. EXISTING DRAINAGE DITCHES: Clean all logs, debris and loose trash from existing
drainage ditch to remain. Legally dispose of all debris off the site.
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