This section is from the book "The Law Of Contracts", by William Herbert Page. Also available from Amazon: Commercial Contracts: A Practical Guide to Deals, Contracts, Agreements and Promises.
Items 79 to 88, inclusive, cover the furnishing, hauling and laying complete of water pipe and all appurtenances thereto. All work and material under these items shall be in accordance with the general specifications of the City Water Works in force at the time of the opening of the bids, copies of which may be obtained from the Superintendent of Distribution. All work under these items shall be done under the supervision and inspection of the City Water Works.
The Contractor must obtain from the [insert name of office], upon order issued by the Superintendent of Distribution, all the following material used in the work:
Straight Hub and Spigot Cast Iron Pipe,
Cast Iron Manhole Curbs and Covers,
Valves and Valve Boxes.
The price to be paid by the Contractor for all such material shall be the standard price fixed by the City Water Works. Payment for this material shall be made by the Contractor to the City Water Works, within 30 days after the receipt of material. An interest charge at the rate of 5 per cent. per annum will be made on all accounts not paid within the above mentioned time. No final estimate for street improvement will be allowed until payment is made to the City Water Works for material furnished.
The method of measurement and payment of the above items shall be as provided in the specifications of the City Water Works, except that no allowance will be made for extra excavation or for rock excavation.