What if your Small Purchase Contract Exceeds $150,000?

Watch a short video on What to Expect When a Small Purchase Contract Exceeds Simplified Acquisition Threshold. To view other Video Selected Shorts and additional A&E training and information, visit Consultant Selection and Procurement. Video suggestions? Email pauline.cueva@dot.ca.gov.  

Cost Analysis of A&E Consultant Contracts

A cost analysis is an evaluation of each cost element, including profit and fee’s, of a consultant cost proposal to allow you the opportunity to reach an agreement at a fair and reasonable price. Watch this 2 minute video in our Selected Shorts Video Series for information on performing a cost analysis. Watch Video. To view … Read moreCost Analysis of A&E Consultant Contracts

Caltrans Project Delivery Workshop Recordings

On May 17, 2018, Caltrans Division of Local Assistance and the RTPA Group hosted a workshop on Project Delivery to help Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO’s) and Regional Transportation Planning Agencies (RTPA’s) prepare to support project sponsors in their efforts to deliver projects. The intent of the workshop was to review project delivery roles and responsibilities … Read moreCaltrans Project Delivery Workshop Recordings

A&E On-Call Contract Video Training

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance, with assistance from the California Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Center, just posted 4 videos to help local agencies with Architectural and Engineering On-Call Contracts. The choice of video topics was based on Exhibit 10-C review issues, most asked questions since 10/1/17, and user group suggestions. Check out the new … Read moreA&E On-Call Contract Video Training

Safe Harbor Rate and Evaluation Program Extended Indefinitely

NOTICE TO LOCAL AGENCIES AND A&E CONSULTING FIRMS WITH FEDERAL AID HIGHWAY FUNDED PROJECTS  Beginning in July 1, 2013, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) initiated a Safe Harbor Cost Rate Test and Evaluation program for Architectural and Engineering (A&E) consulting firms involved in federal-aid highway funded projects in 12 designated states, including California. The FHWA … Read moreSafe Harbor Rate and Evaluation Program Extended Indefinitely

Local Agency Access to AASHTO TC3 Training

Earlier this month, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) finalized an agreement for a project that provides local and tribal transportation practitioners access to the AASHTO TC3 (Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council) library. Access to the training advances the mission of FHWA’s Center for Local Aid Support … Read moreLocal Agency Access to AASHTO TC3 Training

EDC-5 Innovations Announced by FHWA

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced the fifth round of the Every Day Counts (EDC) program.  The solicitation for EDC-5 ideas generated over 160 suggestions and comments.  After extensive consultation with key stakeholders, the following 10 innovations were selected to be advanced under EDC-5. Advanced Geotechnical Exploration Methods Conventional subsurface exploration methods provide limited data for … Read moreEDC-5 Innovations Announced by FHWA

New Countermeasure Added to HSIP Cycle 9 Call for Projects

The documents for HSIP Cycle 9 Call for Projects have been updated for the purpose of adding a new safety countermeasure “S22, Modify signal phasing to implement a Leading Pedestrian Interval (LPI)”. LPI is listed as one of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)’s Proven Safety Countermeasures. It may be considered at Intersections with signalized pedestrian … Read moreNew Countermeasure Added to HSIP Cycle 9 Call for Projects

Earmark Repurposing Update

Caltrans Local Assistance has updated the Earmark project lists and posted on the 2018 Earmark Repurposing website. Look under the Timeline and Projects heading for links to “Earmark Projects with Less than 10% Obligated” and “Earmark Projects with Greater than 10% Obligated” lists, which together outline the earmarks and amounts of funding eligible to be repurposed in … Read moreEarmark Repurposing Update

Participate in Roadway Data Improvement Program Workshop

Caltrans is inviting up to 15 local agencies, including MPO’s and RTPA’s, to a Local Technical Transfer Session on the Roadway Data Improvement Program (RDIP) to be held in Sacramento on July 23 – 24, 2018.   To get the best assessment for California, we are looking for individuals within each agency that work with their … Read moreParticipate in Roadway Data Improvement Program Workshop