In an effort to share the risk of fluctuating
materials prices with the contractor, the Department uses several escalation
clauses. The Fuel Escalation Clause is used for any contract greater than
$250,000. The Fuel Factor Percentage for a contract is calculated based on the
value of selected items in the Engineers Estimate to provide an average fuel
usage for the contract items. The contractor must request activation of the
clause. The Asphalt Escalation Clause is used for any contract with more
than 7500 tons of plantmix. Currently the clause only applies to paving grade
asphalts. The Steel Escalation Clause is used for contracts with greater
than 1 million pounds of steel. The clause only applies to selected items and
activation must be requested by the contractor.
Select a link below to open a PDF file to
see currently posted escalation prices.
Question on the escalation clauses can be directed
to the Construction Division: