General Special Provisions (GSPs)

Find information regarding annual updates to the Standard Specifications, read/download WSDOT General Special Provisions (GSPs), read/download APWA General Special Provisions (GSPs) for local agencies and download/update the contract software for writing and compiling specifications.

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The 2022 Standard Specification Book became effective for all WSDOT projects advertised on or after September 7, 2021. We publish the Standard Specifications annually every September. Revisions that need to occur between publications will be incorporated into contracts via the General Special Provisions. Find out how to download and view the Standard Specifications on various mobile devices (PDF 450KB).

Current updates

General Special Provisions (GSPs)

WSDOT indexes including instructions for use to the referenced GSPs.

The following link contains all of the WSDOT GSPs combined into one PDF document.

Division 1-9 GSP Master Document (PDF 4.1MB)

Download GSPs in Word format

The WSDOT General Special Provisions (GSPs) are available to download to your PC via the FTP links below. These locations include the latest versions of all of the WSDOT GSPs and indexes. These files are always up-to-date and contain the latest updates. WARNING: Delete all temporary internet files to ensure you are viewing the latest updates to the following locations. Please note that not all web browsers are compatible with FTP; if you are experiencing trouble accessing the areas below, please try a different browser. For any other questions, please call the Mats Lab Help Desk at 360-709-5454.

Manually update PS&E Word program files for non-WSDOT users

Sometimes there is a delay in updates vs. program updates (typically due to updates that occur between annual packages) - in these instances, you can manually update your program files by copying everything located in the "WSDOT GSPs - Word Files" link into your C:/pse/gsps folder, and copying everything located in the "WSDOT Indexes - Word Files" link into your C:/pse/index folder. (Note: These are the default file locations - if you modified the program, then place the files in the correct folder locations.)

PS&E Word specification program

PS&E Word is a Microsoft Word based macros program that creates uniform project specifications using pre-loaded templates and pre-approved special provisions.

Local Agency GSPs (APWA)

Find other state DOT specifications

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