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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 01-493


Retention of an Engineering Firm

[31 Pa.B. 1532]

Construction Materials Inspection and Testing Services Districts 1 & 2, Milepost 0.00 to 199.00 in Allegheny, Beaver, Bedford, Butler, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Lawrence, Somerset and Westmoreland Counties

Reference No. 1-125

   The Turnpike Commission (Commission) will retain an engineering firm to perform construction materials inspection and testing services both at the project site and at related plant locations in the western region (milepost 0.0 to milepost 199.0) of the Turnpike. The types of projects that materials inspection and testing will be conducted on under this contract may include, but are not limited to, roadway reconstruction, bituminous overlays, bridge construction and rehabilitations, service plaza parking lot expansions and toll plaza construction. A testing laboratory capable of performing concrete, bituminous, aggregate and soils tests, in a timely manner must be available throughout the life of the contract.

   The contract will be for a maximum cost of $750,000 or for a 36 month period, whichever occurs first. The firm will be required to provide sufficient office personnel, managers, engineers, technicians and clerical staff to support the field functions. In addition, the firm selected may be required to attend construction meetings with the Commission.

   The selected firm may be required to test materials at asphalt and concrete plants, perform soils and aggregate testing or perform testing associated with the manufacture of selected construction materials. Duties may also include the witnessing of onsite testing by the contractor. In addition, the selected firm may be required to keep records, document the construction work, attend monthly job conferences, determine from the project records the final quantities of certain contract items and perform other duties that may be required.

   Direct project inquiries to Eugene C. Mattson, at (717) 939-9551, extension 3502; or by e-mail at emattson@ Direct contractual questions to George M. Hatalowich at (717) 986-8737; or by e-mail at


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 01-493. Filed for public inspection March 16, 2001, 9:00 a.m.]

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