NC Instruction 1780 1/7/98
NORTH CAROLINA - SUPPLEMENTAL GENERAL CONDITIONS
I. PROJECT IDENTIFICATION SIGNS:
All projects financed wholly or in part by Rural Development (RD) shall have signs erected at prominent locations within the project area. These signs shall be constructed and erected in general conformance with the following requirements:
· The General Contractor for each contract, or such other Contractor as the Engineer may designate, shall erect project identification signs at the below designated locations within the project area for his contract. All required signs must be in place and acceptable prior to approval of the first payment estimate.
1. Line Contracts - One at each end of the project area along major entry routes. (Note: A maximum of two project signs at this type location shall be required on any one contract. Contractors awarded multiple line contracts, however will have to furnish more than two signs for the project.)
2. Treatment Plant Contracts - One at the entrance to water or wastewater treatment plant sites where major work is being performed.
3. Water Storage Tanks - One at the entrance to the construction site for each new water storage tank.
4. Well Contracts - One at the entrance to the construction site for each new well.
5. All Other Major Improvements - One at the entrance to the construction area for the improvement
NOTE: A maximum of three project signs shall be required on any one contract (i.e. - contract involving both line work and plant work). If two or more of the above listed improvements are on the same site only one project sign is required at the site entrance. RD must concur in placement of less than the maximum number of signs noted above. Contracts which provide only for the supply of materials or services not involving major construction will not be required to place any project signs.
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· The sign(s) shall be constructed of 3/4 inch exterior grade plywood, and shall be painted and lettered in accordance with Attachment 1. It shall be maintained in good condition until completion of the project. The entire sign shall be painted however lettering is required only on one side. The specific size and spacing of lettering and the USDA logo shall be determined by the sign constructor to achieve a professional appearance, using Attachment 1 as a general guide. The outside dimensions of the sign shall be 4' in height x 8' in length, and it shall be supported by, and bolted to, two 4" x 4" treated wood posts with the bottom of the sign level and at a point about 4' above ground level. The quality of construction, painting, and lettering of the sign shall be in keeping with typical industry standards.
· The information on the sign should include as a minimum that shown on Attachment 1. The project sign(s) must be complete, erected at a location(s) directed by the Owner, and acceptable prior to approval of the first progress payment estimate unless written exception is granted by the Owner and Rural Development.
· If other Federal or State Agencies or other funding sources have also participated in the financing of the project, a suitable statement or wording to that effect may be included on the sign. The exact wording relative to other agency participation is subject to prior clearance by the other agency. The number of project signs to be placed by each contractor has been determined by the Engineer and included on the bid schedule. The Contractor will be paid the bid price for the number of signs actually installed. Each Contractor must check with the Owner prior to constructing or ordering signs to determine if there is to be any variation from the number of signs shown in the bid schedule. The Owner and Rural Development reserve the right to increase or decrease the number of required project signs until the preconstruction conference has been held. The Contractor shall not be paid for unnecessary project signs.
II. PLAQUES ON TREATMENT PLANTS:
Modest plaques may be placed at water or wastewater treatment plants or other sites approved by Rural Development showing the names of the Owner's officials, Engineer, and Contractor. These plaques should also state that the project was financed by Rural Development, U. S. Department of Agriculture and any other agency or funding source providing financing for the project. The exact wording on the plaque shall be subject to prior clearance of all agencies, entities, or individuals whose names appear on the plaque. If a plaque is required at a treatment plant, specifications for it have been included. The cost of the plaque(s) shall be included in the contractor’s lump sum
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bid. No separate payment will be made for the installation of a plaque(s).
III. NCDA/USDA PLANT PROTECTION QUARANTINE:
Due to possible plant and insect quarantines, the successful bidder will be required to contact the local Plant Protection Office of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture to determine if any part of this project or any area of his operations in connection therewith is within a quarantine area. If so, the contractor shall thoroughly clean and wash all equipment that moves out of the quarantine area at any time during or after construction of the project; and shall comply strictly with any other restrictions or regulations as required by the N. C. Department of Agriculture and/or the U. S. Department of Agriculture.
The following agency should be contacted for questions related to plant/insect quarantines or quarantined areas:
N. C. Dept. of Agriculture
Plant and Industry Division, Plant Protection Section
216 W. Jones Street
Raleigh, N. C. 27603
Telephone: (919) 733-6932
ATTACHMENT 1 - N. C. INSTRUCTION 1780-GUIDE 9