At MITA’s request, MDOT has issued a “revised” COVID-19 Construction Contract Administration Guidance document to further clarify the COVID-19 related project delays that they will consider “excusable” per subsection 108.08 of the Standard Specifications for Construction.
The revision to the original MDOT guidance is the addition of a single sentence under the “Active Projects with Delays” heading. The added sentence provides the clarification that on projects where the prime contractor continues their work operations, “project delays are considered any aspect of delay related to the COVID-19 epidemic that delays the project’s critical path, including but not limited to, subcontractor, supplier or service provider delays solely related to COVID-19.”
Click here to view and download MDOT’s “Revised” COVID-19 Construction Contract Administration Guidance.
Click here for MITA’s April 1, 2020, bulletin: MDOT Issues COVID-19 Construction Contract Administration Guidance.
Click here for MITA’s April 2, 2020, bulletin: MITA Follow-Up Guidance to MDOT COVID-19 Construction Contract Administration Guidance.
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