Typical Bidding Form for a Pipe Bursting
In addition to providing the owner with the total price of the project to compare the different bids, the bid form should provide the contractor and the owner with a mechanism for fair pricing and payment system based on the progress during construction. The unit prices in the form can also be used to resolve disputes amicably. It is recommended that the bursting effort be measured in linear feet and segmented by classification or sections from manhole to manhole or from insertion to pulling shaft. Segmentation by run or bursting class provides the owner and the contractor with a fairer pricing mechanism and reduces and resolves disputes. The table shows an example of a typical bid form for a pipe-bursting project (Bennett and Ariaratnam 2005).
Example of Pipe Bursting Bid Form (Bennett and Ariaratnam 2005)