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2015/2016 Standard specification for road maintenance



2015/2016 Standard specification for road maintenance


Standard specification for road maintenance; Reports; PublicationNT




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Roads -- Northern Territory -- Maintenance and Repairs -- Periodicals

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LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE STANDARD SPECIFICATION FOR ROAD MAINTENANCE DoI REFERENCE TEXT October 2015 Page 120 DAMAGE TO PROPERTY 14.27 Ensure that the works proceed with all due care in order to avoid damage to property, utility installations, vehicles, or the environment. Without limiting the Contractor's obligations under the General Conditions of Contract, promptly repair or have repaired any damage to property, utility installations or environment resulting from the implementation of the works associated with the contract. Immediately notify the Superintendent of any such damage advising proposal for repairs at no cost to the Principal. Ascertain the owner's wishes as to the timing of the repairs. Engage appropriately qualified tradespersons to carry out repairs to the satisfaction of the property owner and the Superintendent. After providing seven days notice to the Contractor, the Superintendent reserves the right to settle any claims arising from the damage. Settlement of damages by the Superintendent will not relieve the Contractor of any responsibility under this clause. The Superintendent will deduct any costs incurred in settling these claims from the Contractors monthly progress invoice. STORM DAMAGE 14.28 In the event of a tropical or severe storm, immediately mobilise and supply sufficient staff and resources to locate and make safe storm damage which has occurred within the site of works. The Superintendent will assist in identifying immediate safety concerns where and whenever possible. Make trafficable surfaces i.e. roads, cycle and footpaths, safe as quickly as possible. Clean up storm damage as part of the contract to the specified service levels within 24 hours of the observation of damage, and where this is not possible, within a time line acceptable to the Superintendent. Give priority to roadways, cycle and footpaths to make safely trafficable as soon as possible. Access real time storm and weather information on the Internet at the Weather Bureau website at http://mirror.bom.gov.au/weather/radar/ CYCLONE EVENT DAMAGE 14.29 A cyclone event does not include severe storms. A cyclone event will be recognised as commencing when a cyclone has been declared and named and is effecting any location within the contract area. The cyclone will be recognised as remaining current until such time as all warnings associated with the event have been cancelled for the area of the contract. Immediately following the passing of a cyclone; Attend the site of works and identify all works required to clean up and reinstate, that which is attributable to cyclone damage, quote a fair and reasonable price for such works in negotiation with the Superintendent, quote a time line for implementation and completion of the works, Removal of tree or vegetative debris as additional works as a result of a cyclone event will relate to green plant growth only, since removal of dead wood is a requirement of maintaining to specified service levels under the contract prior to the tropical cyclone, Increase resources as necessary to ensure a rapid rectification and clean-up of site. The Superintendent reserves the right to employ the services of additional Contractors when the need to expedite these works becomes necessary due to public health or safety concerns. In the interests of safety, it is not a requirement under the contract to supply staff or resources beyond stage three of a cyclone. The requirement resumes when cyclone danger has passed and the cyclone alert for the area of the contract has been cancelled. OTHER REQUIREMENTS 14.30 (If applicable) Refer to PROJECT SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS section of Request for Tender.

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