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RFB No.

11-17

STEEL PIPE PILE SPECIFICATION


for
ITSS TO INTERNATIONAL JUNCTION
138kV / 115 kV TRANSMISSION
W.O. No. E1020367

Prepared for:
Chugach Electric Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 196300
5601 Electron Drive
Anchorage, AK 99503-6300

Prepared by:
Dryden & LaRue, Inc.
3305 Arctic Boulevard., Suite. 201
Anchorage, Alaska 99503

June 16, 2011

TABLE OF CONTENTS

NOTICE AND INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS .............................................................................. 1


BID FORM ............................................................................................................................................ 2
GENERAL CONDITIONS .................................................................................................................. 4
SECTION 1 - ACCEPTANCE OF BID ....................................................................................... 4
SECTION 2 - DELIVERY ............................................................................................................ 4
SECTION 3 - PAYMENT ............................................................................................................ 4
SECTION 4 - DEFECTIVE MATERIAL AND WORKMANSHIP ........................................... 5
SECTION 5 - MISCELLANEOUS .............................................................................................. 5
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ..................................................................................................... 6
1.00 GENERAL .................................................................................................................................... 6
1.01 - GENERAL .......................................................................................................................... 6
1.02 - PRODUCTION TEST AND REPORTS ........................................................................... 6
2.00 STEEL PIPE SECTIONS ........................................................................................................... 7
2.01 - GENERAL .......................................................................................................................... 7
2.02 - MATERIALS...................................................................................................................... 8

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS


NOTICE AND INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS
1.

Sealed proposals for the furnishing and delivery F.O.B. Chugach Electric Associations
warehouse No. C located at 5601 Electron Drive, Anchorage, Alaska of material for
Chugach Electric Association will be received by Chugach on or before 4:00 o'clock
P.M., June 30th, 2011 at 5601 Electron Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99519-6300. Any
proposal received subsequent to the time specified will be promptly returned to the
Bidder unopened.

2.

Material shall be delivered, F.O.B. and off-loaded at Chugach Electric Association, Inc.
Ops Warehouse Bldg. C, located at 5601 Electron Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99518, no
later than September 9th, 2011. Exceptions to this delivery date shall be noted in the bid.

3.

Proposals and all supporting instruments must be submitted on the forms furnished by
Chugach and must be delivered in a sealed envelope in which the Proposal is submitted.
Proposals must be filled in ink or typewriter. No alterations or interlineations will be
permitted, unless made before submission and initialed and dated.

4.

Prior to the submission of the Proposal, the Bidder shall make and shall be deemed to
have made a careful examination of the Plans and Specifications and forms of Material
Contract, and all other matters, including transportation facilities, that may affect the cost
and the time of completion of the work.

5.

Proposal shall be valid for thirty (30) calendar days after the bid date.

6.

In estimating the lowest cost to Chugach as one of the factors in deciding the award of
the Contract, Chugach will consider, in addition to the price quoted in the Proposal, the
delivery schedule.

7.

The Purchase Order, when issued, shall be deemed to include the entire agreement
between the parties thereto, and the Bidder shall not claim any modification thereof
resulting from any representation or promise made at any time by any officer, agent, or
employee of Chugach or by any other person.

8.

Chugach reserves the right to waive minor irregularities or minor errors in any Proposal if
it appears to Chugach that such irregularities or errors were made through inadvertence.
Any such irregularities or errors so waived must be corrected on the Proposal in which
they occur prior to the execution of any contract which may be awarded thereon.

9.

Chugach reserves the right to reject any or all Proposals.

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PROPOSALS
To:

Chugach Electric Association


Re: RFB No. 11-17

1.

The undersigned (herein after called the Bidder or the Contractor) hereby proposes to
furnish and deliver the pipe described in the Plans and Specifications attached hereto and
made a part hereof for the following prices:

Item

1.

2.

Description
Pipe, 42 O.D., 0.75 minimum wall thickness,
bare steel, minimum Fy = 50 ksi, minimum 350 long complete with inside-flange cutting
shoe installed on one end; square cut opposite
end
Pipe, 48 O.D., 0.75 minimum wall thickness,
bare steel, minimum Fy = 50 ksi, minimum 400 long complete with inside-flange cutting
shoe installed on one end; square cut opposite
end

Qty.

Unit Price ($)

Extended
Price ($)

1 each

1 each

TOTAL PRICE ____________

Proposed Delivery Date: ____ calendar days after receipt of order.


2.

The prices of material set forth herein shall include the cost of delivery F.O.B.Chugach
Electric Association Warehouse No. C located at 5601 Electron Drive, Anchorage, AK.
Such delivery shall be made as stated above.

3.

This Proposal is made pursuant to the provisions of the Notice and Instruction to Bidders,
if any shall be attached hereto, and the Bidder agrees to the terms and conditions thereof.

4.

The Bidder warrants that this Proposal is made in good faith and without collusion or
connection with any other person or persons bidding for the same work.

5.

The Bidder agrees that, in the event this Proposal is accepted, it will execute a Contract in
the form attached hereto.

6.

The Bidder warrants that the Materials will conform to the performance data and
guarantees which are attached hereto and by this reference made a part hereof.

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7.

Pipe Pile Specifications

If, in submitting this Bid, the Bidder has made any change in the form of Bid or General
Conditions furnished by Chugach, the Bidder understands that Chugach may evaluate the
effect of such change as they see fit or they may exclude the Bid from consideration in
determining the award of the Purchase Order.

NAME OF BIDDER

ADDRESS OF BIDDER
By

DATE

June 16, 2011

______________________________
TITLE OF OFFICER

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GENERAL CONDITIONS
WHEREAS, Chugach Electric Association desires to purchase and the Contractor desires to sell
the materials described herein.
NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual undertakings herein contained, the parties
hereto agree as follows:

SECTION 1 - ACCEPTANCE OF BID


A.

Chugach accepts the Bid which is attached hereto and by this reference made a part
hereof, and the parties hereto agree that the Contractor shall sell and deliver to Chugach
and Chugach shall purchase and receive from the Contractor the Materials (hereinafter
called the "Materials") described in the Bid upon the terms and conditions herein stated.

B.

The prices set forth in the Proposal include the cost of delivery F.O.B. Chugach Electric
Associations Inc. Ops warehouse Bld. C located at 5601 Electron Drive, Anchorage,
Alaska 99518.

C.

The prices set forth in the Bid do not include any sums which are or may be payable by
the Contractor on account of taxes imposed by any taxing authority upon the sale,
purchase or use of the Materials hereunder, the amount thereof shall be added to the
purchase price and paid by Chugach.

SECTION 2 - DELIVERY
A.

The Contractor shall deliver the pipe piles as stated in the written order or orders of
Chugach. The time for delivery shall be extended for the period of any reasonable delay
due exclusively to causes beyond the control and without the fault of the Contractor,
including, but not limited to, acts of God, fires, strikes, and floods; provided the
contractor notifies Chugach within seven (7) days of the reason for delay.

SECTION 3 PAYMENT
A.

Upon the shipment of any Material hereunder, the Contractor shall submit to Chugach a
detailed statement of the Material shipped. Chugach shall within 30 days of receipt of the
Material in good order and free from defects, pay the Contractor the contract price of the
Material.

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SECTION 4 - DEFECTIVE MATERIAL AND WORKMANSHIP


A.

All Materials furnished hereunder shall be subject to the inspection, tests, and approval of
Chugach and the Contractor shall furnish all information required concerning the nature
or source of any Materials and provide adequate facilities for testing and inspecting the
Materials at the plant of the Contractor.

B.

The Materials furnished hereunder shall become the property of Chugach upon delivery,
provided, however, that Chugach, within one year after delivery or within the period for
which the Materials is guaranteed, whichever is longer, may reject any Materials which
does not comply with the Specifications attached hereto and made a part hereof or with
the guarantees, if any, of the Contractor. Upon any such rejection, the Contractor shall
repair or replace such defective Materials within a reasonable time after notice in writing
from Chugach and in the event of failure by the Contractor so to do, Chugach may make
such replacement and the cost and expense thereof shall be paid by and recoverable from
the Contractor.

SECTION 5 - MISCELLANEOUS
A.

All Contractors' guarantees of Materials, if any, shall be transferred and assigned to


Chugach upon delivery of any Materials and before final payment is made for such
Materials. Such guarantees shall be in addition to those required of the Contractor by
other provisions of this Contract.

B.

The Contractor shall hold harmless and indemnify Chugach from any and all claims,
suits, and proceedings for infringement of any patent or patents covering Materials
purchased hereunder.

C.

Each and all of the covenants and agreements herein contained shall extend to and be
binding upon the successors and assigns of the parties hereto; provided, however, that the
Contractor shall not assign this Purchase Order or any part thereof or enter into any
contract with any person, firm, or corporation for the performance of the Contractor's
obligations hereunder, or any part thereof, without the approval in writing of Chugach.

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

1.00 GENERAL
1.01

GENERAL

A. This section covers data which the Contractor shall submit to Chugach for design
information or review after award of the contract. As stipulated below, compliance or
review with the specified schedule for data submittal is essential to the scheduled
progress and completion of the transmission line and is of the essence of this Contract.
1.02

PRODUCTION TEST AND REPORTS

A. The Contractor shall furnish three copies of specified reports to Chugach within seven (7)
calendar days after the date the test was performed.
B. The Contractor shall give Chugach and its designated representative free access to his
work, and whenever requested shall furnish full information as to the progress of the
work in its various parts.
C. Chugach reserves the right to determine conformity to the quality specified herein by any
inspection method. Materials not conforming to the requirements of these specifications
shall be repaired or replaced at the Contractor's expense. Chugach reserves the right to
inspect the work either at the place of fabrication or at the job. In either case, the
Contractor shall not be relieved of any responsibility for the quality of material and
workmanship or the correctness of detail and dimensions; and any adjustments, changes,
or repairs, which may be found necessary after the delivery of material, including all
additional handling and shipping charges, shall be paid for by the Contractor.
D. The failure of Chugach to inspect the work, to require testing of materials, or to reject any
unsatisfactory materials or workmanship shall not relieve Contractor of his responsibility
for the work.

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2.00 STEEL PILE SECTIONS


2.01

GENERAL
This section includes fabricating, shop testing, and delivering steel pipe sections.
A.

References
1.

American Petroleum Institute (API)


a.

API Specification 5L, Specification for Line Pipe

b.

API Specification 2B, Specification for the Fabrication of


Structural Steel Pipe

2.

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

3.

American Welding Society (AWS)


a.

B.

C.

AWS D1.1, Structural Welding Code Steel

Submittals
1.

Certified copies of mill test reports for physical, chemical, and impact tests for
pipe material.

2.

Affidavits of compliance.

3.

Welding procedures and welder qualification records must be submitted for


approval prior to any welding. Welding procedures and welder qualifications
must be submitted at least seven (7) days prior to welding.

4.

Pile shoe manufacturers catalog cuts, etc.

Delivery, Storage, and Handling


1.

Load, unload, and haul pipe in a manner that will not cause damage to any part of
the pipe section.

2.

Handle pipe sections with double belt slings or other suitable devices. Use
handling devices of adequate width that will provide uniform bearing and that will
not have metal contact with the pipe sections.

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3.

Lower pipe sections carefully into position; do not drop.

4.

Do not drag pipe sections along the ground. If pipe sections are rolled, roll on
skids or on ground prepared for such purpose.

2.02

MATERIALS

A.

General
1.

B.

D.

Materials for pipe shall conform to ASTM or API 5L specifications using steel
material with minimum 50 ksi yield strength (Fy). Material shall offer good
weldability characteristics.

Shop Welding
1.

Preparation for Welding: Prepare edges of plate by oxygen or arc cutting,


machining, or grinding to suit the required type of shop welding and allow full
penetration. If oxygen or arc cutting is used, remove slag and detrimental
discolored material which has been melted. Edges shaped by oxygen or arc
cutting shall be smooth, uniform, and faces shall expose sound metal free from
laminations, surface defects, or other injurious defects. The surfaces of plates to
be welded shall be free from rest, grease, and other foreign matter for a distance
of at least two inches from the edge of the weld.

2.

All welding shall conform to latest AWS D1.1 by welders qualified in


accordance with AWS for the type and positions of the welds.

Ends
1.

E.

Pipe lengths and minimum wall thickness shall be as listed in the Bid Schedule

Steel
1.

C.

Pipe Pile Specifications

Furnish pipe ends as specified in the Bid Schedule. Remove all burrs at ends of
pipe.

Pile Shoes
1.

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Pile shoes shall be Versabite open ended inside flange cutting shoe, or approved
equal. Shoes shall be attached onto piles with a minimum effective PJP groove
weld all around.

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F.

Lengths
1.

G.

Pipe Pile Specifications

Furnish pipe in straight pieces of lengths specified in the Bid Schedule. Length
tolerance: plus 12, minus 6.

Finish
1.

The finished pipe shall not contain imperfections in such number or of such
character as to render the pipe unsuitable for pipe piles.

2.

Surface imperfections, the depth of which exceeds 25% of the nominal wall
thickness shall be considered defects. Repair of defects by welding will be
permitted when the depth of defect does not exceed one third of the nominal wall
thickness.

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