Amendment #1 to H.3562

Price Adjustment

Mr. Dempsey move that the bill be amended Mr. Dempsey of Haverhill moves to amend H. 3562 by striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the following text:-



SECTION 1. Chapter 30 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 38 the following section:-

Section 38A. Contracts for road and bridge projects awarded as a result of a proposal or invitation for bids under section 39M of this chapter shall include a price adjustment clause for each of the following materials: fuel, both diesel and gasoline; asphalt; concrete; and steel. Contracts for water and sewer projects awarded as a result of a proposal or invitation for bids under section 39M of this chapter shall include a price adjustment clause for fuel, both diesel and gasoline; liquid asphalt; and portland cement contained in cast-in-place concrete. A base price for each material shall be set by the awarding authority or agency and shall be included in the bid documents at the time the project is advertised. The awarding authority or agency shall also identify in the bid documents the price index to be used for each material. The price adjustment clause shall provide for a contract adjustment to be made on a monthly basis when the monthly cost change exceeds plus or minus 5 per cent.

SECTION 2. Section 1 shall apply only to projects which are advertised for bid after January 1, 2014.