§ 449.4. Exceptions to Department specifications.

 (a)  General rule. The Department specifications, as set forth in the current Publication 408, and supplements, apply to all purchases and contracts with the following exceptions:

   (1)  Prequalification of bidders under Section 102.01 of Publication 408 is not required, except on projects funded in part with State highway funds other than liquid fuels tax funds or with Federal-aid highway funds. See Chapter 457 (relating to prequalification of bidders). Section 106.01 of Publication 408, relating to control of materials and approval of sources, does apply to all purchases and contracts.

   (2)  Marshall testing to determine the quality of bituminous paving materials (see Pennsylvania Test Method (PTM) 705) is not required if the material is produced in accordance with the master design approved by the Department (see Department Bulletin 27).

   (3)  Tailgate-type spreaders, for example, Temple spreaders, may be utilized for applying aggregate for surface treatment, seal coat, and the like.

 (b)  Preapproved waiver. The municipality may request the Department to waive other Department specifications in advance of advertising. Any such pre-approved waiver of specifications must be noted in the bid proposal.

 (c)  Bituminous paving material equipment. All machinery, equipment, and plants used in producing or applying bituminous paving materials, whether purchased with 20% funds or rented, shall be of a type approved by the Department.


   The provisions of this §  449.4 amended through January 20, 1984, effective January 21, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 232. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (73616).

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