Standard Specials are not meant to be added to every project. Standard Specials are reviewed and approved by Federal Highways as way to ensure all Federal requirements and processes are met. The language within the special is uniform and consistent and does not change when applied to a contract, with the only exception of (M – Modified) specials whereas a single entry, name, or number needs to be added.

Please review and understand the intent of each special and consult with the appropriate Bureau and/or DCE/DCEO prior to adding specials to a contract.

TitleSpecialRevised
Contract Administration - to be added by ECCB
Definitions 101-1 01/11/2024
Heading and Project Description 102-1 01/11/2024
Contract Documents 102-2 03/07/2024
Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference - special circumstances/unique projects District Questionnaire 102-2a 11/19/2020
Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference (Tribal) - special circumstances/unique projects District Questionnaire 102-2b 11/19/2020
Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) Requirements 102-3 02/23/2023
DBE Quotes 102-4 03/10/2016
Labor Requirements 102-5 09/05/2019
Certified Payroll Compliance Electronic Payroll Submission 102-5a 05/18/2023
Training Program 102-6 07/15/2021
New Subcontractors 102-7 04/04/2024
Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Goal 102-8 05/16/2024
Small Business Enterprises Requirements 102-9 05/16/2024
DBE Usage 102-10 11/16/2023
Voluntary Pre-Bid Networking Conference 102-11 06/06/2024
Alternate Bid Items 102-15 02/27/2014
Soil Boring Information - consult with Geotech 102-21 01/16/2014
Award of Contract (Local Concurrence) 103-1 10/08/2015
Bidder’s Proposed Aggregate Source(s) - District Questionaire 103-10 04/28/2022
Escrow of Bid Documents - District Questionaire 103-12 04/28/2022
Escrow of Bid Documents - District Questionaire 103-12a 04/28/2022
Contractor Survey and Layout - District Questionaire 105-1 07/10/2014
Contractor Surveying - Department Staking 105-1A 06/06/2024
Partnering 105-2 01/11/2024
Steel Price Adjustment 106-1 02/22/2024
Build America Buy America 106-9 01/11/24
Indian Reservation Work 107-1 08/11/2022
Reservation Requirements 107-2 02/27/2014
State Preference 107-7 01/01/2003
Construction Equipment on Structures 107-8 09/21/2023
Railroad Coordination 107-13 04/25/2024
Status of Utilities 108-1 01/01/2003
Subcontracting Consultants 108-3 02/27/2014
Specialty Items 108-4 04/15/2008
Notice to Bidders 108-5a 11/21/2008
Notice to Bidders 108-5b 03/07/2011
Contract Time - District Questionaire
Contract Time 108-6 01/21/2016
Contract Time – Flex Time Proceed Date 108-7 01/21/2016
Contract Time – Completion Date 108-8 01/21/2016
Contract Time – Calendar Day 108-9 01/21/2016
Expedited Notice to Proceed 108-10 11/03/2011
Environmental - Added by Environmental Bureau
Protection of Storm Water Drainage System and Compliance with Local Permit Requirements 208-2 09/09/2021
Contaminated Soil 208-4 09/09/2021
Montana Floodplain and Floodway Management Act 208-5 09/09/2021
Storm Water Permitting Requirements Under the Montana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (MPDES) 208-6 08/10/2023
Storm Water Permitting Requirements Under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) 208-7 06/08/2023
Increase In Turbidity 208-8 10/08/2015
Noise Impact - District Questionaire 208-9 05/24/2012
Construction
Moisture Sensitive Soils 203-1 09/11/2014
Pugmill Mixing - small quantities District Questionnaire 301-1 01/01/2003
Emulsified Asphalt CHFRS 2P - Surfacing 402-3 10/10/2019
Cold Milling - Added by District Questionnaire 411-1 10/11/2012
Base Price for Concrete 551-1 12/17/2020
Class General Concrete 551-2 11/17/2023
Impact Attenuator 606-2 09/11/2014
Impact Attenuator - Temporary 606-3 01/21/2021
Concrete Warranty 608-1 04/23/2020
Crossover Reclamation 610-1 04/29/2021
AASHTO M 332 PGAB (MSCR) 702-1 02/23/2023
Hydraulics - consult with Hydraulics Bureau
Special Installation of Pipe 603-1 10/08/2015
Corrugated Polyethylene Approach Pipe 603-2 12/12/2019
Precast Reinforced Box Culverts 603-3 02/18/2016
Basic Bid Pipe - Concrete 603-4 06/12/2014
Reinforced Concrete Pipes, Boxes, Inlets and Manholes 603-7 12/13/2018
Ride Category - District Questionnaire
Ride Specification Category (Single) 401-12 12/13/2012
Ride Specification Categories (Multiple) 401-12a 02/27/2014
Ride Specification 401-13 02/27/2014
Ride Specification - Percent Improvement 100-5 04/14/2022
Traffic Control - District Questionnaire
Crossover Construct, Maintain, and Close 618-1 10/05/2011
Crossover Construct, Maintain, and Remove 618-2 10/05/2011
Crossover Traffic Control 618-3 12/07/2023
Traffic Control per Mile (km) 618-4 09/12/2013
Department Furnished Variable Message Signs 618-5 02/27/2014
Traffic Control – USAF Convoys - Great Falls District 618-6 04/23/2020
Traffic Control – Day 618-7 07/14/2022
Long Term Variable Message Boards 618-8 03/09/2023
Wide Load Accommodations 618-9 07/15/2021
Wide Load Accommodations (Interstate) 618-9a 12/07/2023
Traffic Actuated Temporary Signals 618-10 08/10/2023
Temporary Barrier Rail 618-11 07/15/2021
End of Queue Detection and Warning - Interstate/Lane Closure 618-12 05/16/2024
Smart Workzone Walkback Flagger Replacement Option (End Of Queue Detection And Warning) 618-13 05/16/2024
Miscellaneous
Motorcycle Advisory Signs - District Questionnaire 619-2 07/16/2020
Reset Logo and TODS Signs 619-3 05/23/2013
Thermoplastic Treatment 620-2 08/16/2011
Geogrid 622-1 02/27/2014
Project Specific
Consultant Engineering and Inspection Administered Projects 100-1 07/07/2020
CEI Services Additional Requirements 100-2 07/07/2020
A+B Bidding 100-3 12/09/2021
Contract Incentive/Disincentive 100-4 12/09/2021