4. Equipment and Plant. For the approved use of Contractor-owned machinery or special equipment other than small tools, obtain the hourly rates from the latest edition of the identified equipment rental rate guide.
The Contractor shall apply, and the Agency will confirm, rental rates identified in the guide as follows:
a. Use hourly rates, determined by dividing the monthly rate by 176.
b. The number of hours to be paid for on a force account activity is the number of hours that the equipment or plant is actually used.
c. Use the rates in the guide in effect on the first day work is performed on the force account activity throughout the performance period of the force account work.
d. Do not apply an area adjustment. Use rate adjustment tables to correct for equipment life.
e. Base overtime calculations on Subsection 109.04(C)(4)(a).
f. Include estimated operating costs for each hour the equipment or plant is in operation. Do not include idle time, regardless of cause, except as provided for in Subsection 109.04(C)(4)(g).
g. For equipment that remains on a standby basis at the request of the Engineer, the Agency will pay for idle time at one-half the rate established in Subsection 109.04(C)(4)(a). The Agency will not pay for standby time on a day that the equipment operates for eight or more hours. For equipment operating less than eight hours on a normal workday, the Agency will limit standby payment to the hours that, when added to the operating hours for that day, equals eight hours. The Agency will not make standby payment for days not normally considered
a work day.
h. Calculate transportation costs to move equipment or plant to or away from the site.
i. Include the cost of fuel, oil, lubrication, supplies, small tools, necessary
attachments, repairs, overhaul and maintenance, depreciation, storage, overhead, profits, insurance, and all incidentals in the rates established above.
Obtain the Engineer’s approval for rates exceeding those outlined above.
The Agency will not pay for (1) time lost for equipment breakdowns, (2) time spent to repair equipment, or (3) time exceeding 24 hours after Engineer notification that equipment is no longer needed.
Obtain written agreement before using equipment not included in the rental rate guide.