Nassau County, Florida
Date:January 2001 through June 2004
Scope and Asset Description:Jorgensen was responsible for maintenance of 91 centerline miles of interstate and primary roads within Nassau County Florida. This is a rural area that borders the Georgia state line just north of Jacksonville. The contractor’s responsibility included 12 miles of the heavily traveled I-95 corridor from the Georgia state line and Duval County line, as well as 75 miles of U.S. Routes 1, 301, 17, and A1A. Most of these roadways are two-lane and four-lane undivided rural arterials and travel through lightly populated pine forest, swamp and farmland areas, typical in the rural southeast US. The contract for this effort was a comprehensive unit price contract with approximately 50 maintenance activities. Award of the contract was based on the Alternative Bid Averaging method.Jorgensen was responsible for patrolling I-95 twice per day, and other roadways three times per week; performance of all routine maintenance work; coordination with all local municipalities and property owners; and response to road accidents and incidents through setting up of MOT, clean-up of after accident debris, and repair of damage to roadway assets.
Benefits: Using a comprehensive unit price contract with specific preservation activities has provided some benefits to the Department.
Disadvantages:Unit prices being estimated incorrectly and therefore providing disincentive to contractor to perform those activities.
Lessons Learned and Suggestions:
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