MassDOT Highway contractor's schedule toolkit

The toolkit helps the contracting community meet the requirements of the 8.02 schedule specification. Please download the attached files for your use on upcoming projects. Send all questions and comments to your DOT Project Manager or Resident Engineer.

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Contractor Schedule Toolkit Guidance

In an effort to assist the construction contracting community in providing consistent and accurate schedule submissions, MassDOT Highway Division has created this Toolkit Guidance for contractors and MassDOT construction staff to use collectively. This guideline and tools were developed to aid the contractor in developing schedule submissions that conform to the specifications, as well as the needs of the MassDOT Highway Division.

The Guidelines for schedule development include:

  • Massachusetts Holidays
  • Specific work restrictions
  • Possible Work Restrictions and/or Impacting Events to consider

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Attachments A – H

Included in the attachments are detailed discussion and guidance for Activity Codes, Time Entitlement Analysis (TEA) Requirements,  Schedule submission Narratives,  Short‐term Construction Schedules, Project Spending Report (PSR), Proposal Schedule submission, and  Recovery Schedule submissions. Example Primavera schedule reports are provided including  suggested Guidelines for  Assigning a Baseline and Cost & Resource Loading. It remains the contractor’s responsibility to ensure that their schedule submittal correctly meets the requirements of specification subsection 8.02 and Section 722, this includes properly identifying the full scope of work and accurately reflecting the Contractor's planned sequence of work, and means and methods for managing the project in the performance of the work.

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Primavera Software downloads

The Design-Bid-Build and Design-Build schedule template were created in Primavera P6 release 20.0 and designed in an effort to aid the contractor in generating a schedule that will meet the contract specifications for a project procured using the appropriate delivery method. The template(s) includes standard resource ids, cost accounts, project and activity codes, WBS organization, work calendars, and standard layouts.

In order to use the template(s) the contractor will need to save the .xer file to the scheduler’s local drive, open Primavera and import the file.

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