Standardized Special Provisions (STSP) for engineering design
A contract's Special Provisions includes special directions or project specific requirements that are not otherwise stated explicitly in the department's current edition of the Standard Specifications for Highway and Structure Construction.
The Bureau of Project Development maintains the standardized special provisions (STSPs), which are used in the special provisions. The STSPs are available to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) staff, eligible engineering consultants, and to city, county and municipal engineering staff.
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All files updated as of January 13, 2021, unless noted otherwise.
DT1502 - Highway work proposal form. (June 29, 2020)
STSP log - Most recent listing of STSP that have been changed, added or deleted. STSP log archives - Past listing of STSP that have been changed, added or deleted.
June 15, 2011
September 30, 2011
June 15, 2012
June 15, 2013
June 30, 2014
November 7, 2014
June 30, 2015
December 10, 2015
June 7, 2016
November 30, 2016
June 15, 2017
November 30, 2017
June 28, 2018
November 19, 2018
June 18, 2019
November 21, 2019
June 29, 2020
Index - Spreadsheet to select appropriate STSP to create special provisions.
New STSP template - STSP template for creating special provisions containing all STSP as building blocks.
Begin using on projects with a bid letting of May 2021 or later.
- Note: Internet Explorer users must save the file to a local drive before opening or using the template.
STSP articles (read only file) - All of the current STSP articles and text for each button on the three custom buttons are contained in this file. PDF Note - This file is in Adobe Acrobat version 7.0
Note - Do NOT copy from this document. It is for read-only purposes.
Plan letter - Template for completing the plan letter that accompanies all plans, specifications and estimates (PS&E) transmittals, including both let and negotiated contract. Effective with the November 1, 2020 PS&E e-submittals, version 11.0 of the plan letter must be used. (February 16, 2021)
Special provisions insert - Document for submitting changes to a special provisions document after the PS&E submittal. (October 5, 2010)
Insert guidelines - Guidelines for creating an insert. (June 29, 2020)
Creating special provisions manual (June 29, 2020)
Addressing Frequent Special Provision Comments – Guidelines to prevent common review comments during Special Provision review by the Proposal Management Section. (January 13, 2021)
New STSP template shortcuts - Word document shortcuts that can be used in the new STSP template. (December 13, 2017)
For more information
Consultants are required to submit special provisions in MS Word. For questions about using these files, email the
Proposal Management Section.