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Incentives - Early Completion


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Incentives - Early Completion

Early completion incentives are often used to encourage completing a project earlier than the time specified in the contract. Incentives can be used on a variety of projects, but are typically used on projects with high road-user cost or business impacts. Typical candidate project types include:

  • Urban reconstruction
  • Interstate and high volume projects with major traffic impacts
  • A+B Projects
  • Projects with lengthy detours
  • Bridge Replacement or Rehabilitation

Incentive guidelines

  • Should be based on Road-User-Cost calculations
    Must be sufficient to encourage contractor interest
  • Maximum incentive should not exceed 5% of the total contract amount
  • Include a maximum incentive amount
  • Consider using a CPM schedule
  • Include in 1806 Determination of Contract Time Special Provision