04-STANDARDS IN STATES



PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATIONS 

ANDHRA PRADESH  DETAILED STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS

DEPARTMENTAL CODES

The FOURDepartmental Codes relating to Engineering  personnel working in Andhra Pradesh State.

I.The Andhra Pradesh Public Works Department Code.

  • Called in short as ”D” code. II.The Andhra Pradesh Public Works Account Code.
  • Called in short as “A” Code. III.The Andhra Pradesh Detailed Standard Specification
  • Called in short as ?APDSS. IV.The Andhra Pradesh Standard Scheduled Rates and Standard Data.
  • Called in short as SSRand DATA . 

I. The Andhra Pradesh Public Works DepartmentCode.

”D” code deals with

  • –Establishment and Organization of Department, Classification of the operation of the Public Works Department,
  • –Administrative approval,
  • –Technical Sanction
  •  –Preparation of Projects, Reports and Estimates,
  • –Execution of Works,
  • –Completion Reports,
  • –Public Building,
  • –Miscellaneous rules regarding office works.

II. The Andhra Pradesh Public Works AccountsCode.

”A” code deals with

  • –Preparation of Bills  and matters pertaining to the Bill,
  • –Procedure  of Scrutiny of work bills,
  • –Contract Procedures relating to L.S. and K2 Contracts,
  • –Agreements of peace works

III. The Andhra Pradesh Detailed Standard Specification.

”APDDS”

APDDSpreviously known as MDSS?Madras Detailed Standard  Specification

  • It is an indispensable book to all Engineering Departments.
  • It evolves to govern all the Engineering Branches of the Government or  Autonomous bodies.
  • It is the authority which the contractors have to invariably follow.
  • Contract Act , the Constitution and other laws prevail and not APDDS,

This code consists of

1)PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATIONS.

2)STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS. VV

III. The Andhra Pradesh Detailed Standard Specification

PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATIONS?73 N0 :: 

  • Embodies the contractual relationship between the Government and the  Contractor. 
  • Are non?statuary and  are invalid before Law. ?Are amenable to (inclined to) the provisions of Contract Act.
  • Additions and alterations will be approved by the Government.

STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS –16  Sections:: 

  • Are Technical Specification of works, River Conservation and Road Works.
  • Additions and Alterations  (which do not involve Legal  implications) will be  approved by Chief Engineer (General).

ENGINEERING DEPARTMENTS  in ANDHRA PRADESH

Government of Andhra Pradesh consists  of THREE branches :: 

I.Public Works Department,

II.Irrigation Department,

III.Roads and Building Department.

AUTONOMOUS BODIES OF ENGINEERING  in ANDHRA PRADESH

Government of Andhra Pradesh consists of following Autonomies Bodies::

1)Panchayat Raj Engineering Department,

2)Municipal Engineering Department,

3)Water Works and Drainage Board,

4)Housing Board,

5)Tirumala?Tirupathi Devasthanams,

6)Roads Transport Corporation,

7)Electricity Board,

8)Police Housing Board

IMPORTANT  NOTE ON GOVERNMENT ORDER

A Government Order issued by the Engineering Department,on any particular matter will apply too ther Engineering Departments also,unless a different Government Order isissued on the same matter in respect of other Department

A.P.D.S.S SECTIONS ?10

A.Preface   No. 1?10

B.Statement of approximate quantities in Schedule A No. 11?13

C.Drawings and Specifications No. 14?19

D.Materials and Workmanship No. 20?32

E.Included in Contract rates No. 33?43

F.Responsibilities and Liabilities of the Contractor No. 44?51

G.Miscellaneous No. 52?57

H.Date of commencement, completion, delays, extensions, suspension of work  and forfeiture No. 58?61

I.Particulars of Payment No. 62?72

J.Arbitration and Claims of Contractors on Arbitration casesNo. 7

PRINCIPLE of SUPERMACY of SOVEREIG

  • TheA.P.D.S.SisacodewhichhaditshumblebeginningsduringtheBritish period,intheyear1922A.D.
  • AtthattimePublicWorkswereatlowkey
  • Thelawdidnotdevelopasitistoday.
  • TheImperialregimeevolvedaCodemoreontheprincipleofsupremacy ofSovereignattheexpenseofcontractors.
  • AfterIndependence,theContractorshavechallengedmanyofthe provisionsofthecodewhichareonerous,involvingheavyobligations.
  • TheCourtshavedeclaredsomeofthePreliminarySpecificationsas invalid.

SPECIFICATIONS  & COURT JUDGMENT

The sections frequently raised in the Court of Law.

  • PS 59. Delays and Extension of time.
  • PS60. Delays in commencement or progress or neglect of work and  forfeiture of earnest money, security deposit and withheld amounts
  • PS 69. Interest on money due to contractor.
  • PS 71. Recovery of money from contractor in certain cases.
  • PS 73. Arbitration

SHALL

The use of the word  “shall”  in making the provision  is Intended to make the provision it self Obligatory (routine as to be expected of everyone) not Directory (give authoritative instructions)

1. Intent and Reference to A.P.S.S.

The Andhra Pradesh Standard Specifications are intended to describe

a)The character of the materials to be used:

b)The method of execution of work:

c)The contractor’ s responsibilities and liabilitiest othe Public, Government and his work men and

d)General Conditions which are to be accepted by every contractor who execute the work entrusted to him by the PWD of Andhra Pradesh

1. Intent and Reference to A.P.S.S

Whenever Theterm“StandardSpecification”or Theabbreviation“A.P.S.S.” isusedin theEstimateorContractdocument itshallreferto therelevantspecificationinA.P.S.S.bookand itsaddendavolume

2. Applicability of A.P.S.S.

  • When a Standard Specification NUMBER is defined in a tender  notice or in the contract schedule 
  • It is not necessary to include the Standard  Specification for any item of  work  in any contract document . 
  • The contractor is to execute the work according to such Standard  Specification.
  • This Preliminary Specification shall apply to all agreements  entered into by contractors with P.W.D.
  • It shall form an inseparable condition of contract

3. Contractor to sign in the Divisional  (or the Sub?Divisional) copy of A.P.S.S.

•Every P.W.D. Contractor ::

  • Shall carefully study Standard Specificationsfor all items of work included in  the schedule of work
  •  Shall carefully study his obligationsunder the “Preliminary Specification”  which apply to all agreements,
  • Shall sign in the Division copy of  the A.P.D.S.S.  as  evidence  that he 
  • understands the conditions of contract  governing his agreement and 
  • accept the conditions.
  • Shall peruse (read) the Divisional office copy to become conversant with  sanctioned alterations or additions made to A.P.D.S.S.
  • Shall sign alterations and addendum volume maintained at Divisional office.


4. Term “Specification” apart  from “Standard Specification” 

When Specification (Standard specification)  is used  in contract document

Meaning :: The specification or plan prepared for the  particular item referred to in the document.

Instruction :: It is an instruction of the contractor in  executing that ITEMof work

5. Sub?Specifications

  • Works of similar nature are grouped underone specification number.
  • They have many common clauses in theirspecification
  • The group is called “General”
  • Sub?specification are given an alphabetical“suffix”.

6. Additions and alterations to the standardspecifications in the A.P.S.S.Additions and alterations to

  • The standard specifications in the A.P.S.S.Will be approved by the Chief Engineer (General)in consultation with other Chief Engineers, only incase the additions and alterations do not involvelegal implications.
  • Preliminary speciation and Standard forms Will be approved by Government.

7. Powers of Superintending Engineers and ExecutiveEngineers to supplement or alter A.P.S.S.

ALTERATION::

  • Superintending Engineer and Executive Engineer may alter the StandardSpecification for any particular contract, which is within their powers ofsanction.
  • Alteration may be done when such alteration found necessary.
  • Correction sheet
  • Shall be attached to the contact form.
  • Shall show the Standard Specification number and the corrections made.
  • Shall be signed by Superintending Engineer or Executive Engineer as thecase may be together with the signature of the contractor.
  •