Webinar on A&E Consultant Contract Compliance

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance is hosting an online webinar on Architectural & Engineering (A&E) Consultant Contract Compliance. The revised Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM) Form 10-C Consultant Contract Reviewer’s Checklist will be introduced accompanied by the new procedure. This new procedure went into effect October 1, 2017, requiring all agencies to obtain acceptance of … Read more

New A&E 10-C Process In Effect as of October 1

Effective October 1, all Architectural & Engineering (A&E) consultant contracts require an accepted Exhibit 10-C prior to contract award per Division of Local Assistance Office Bulletin 17-02 (DLA-OB 17-02), A&E Consultant Contract Review. Please confirm you are using the updated Exhibit 10-C located on the Local Assistance Procedures Manual forms page under Chapter 10. For … Read more

POLICY UPDATE: OB 17-02 A&E Consultant Contract Review

Office Bulletin (OB) 17-02 Architectural & Engineering (A&E) Consultant Contract Review A completed Exhibit 10-C, A&E Consultant Contract Review Checklist, for new or amended federal and/or state funded consultant contracts must be accepted by Caltrans prior to contract award effective October 1, 2017. Exhibit 10-C has been revised to identify critical elements of the consultant procurement process … Read more

2-Hr A&E Consultant Contracts Compliance Training

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance is presenting a series of training classes on Architectural & Engineering (A&E) Consultant Contract Compliance. The revised Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM) Form 10-C Consultant Contract Reviewer’s Checklist will be introduced accompanied by the new procedure. This new procedure will be in effect starting October 1, 2017, requiring all agencies … Read more

POLICY UPDATE: FHWA Approval of A&E Consultants in a Management Support Role

All Local Public Agencies that solicit to hire A&E consultant(s) in a management support role must obtain FHWA approval prior to contract execution. This authority is not delegated to Caltrans. Please refer to DLA-OB-17-01 A&E Consultants in a Management Support Role below for more information. DLA-OB 17-01 A&E Consultants in a Management Support Role Attachment … Read more

Safe Harbor Cost Rate Test and Evaluation Program Extended

NOTICE TO LOCAL AGENCIES AND A&E CONSULTING FIRMS WITH FEDERAL AID HIGHWAY FUNDED PROJECTS  Beginning 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 established … Read more

New Caltrans Consultant Selection and Procurement Web Page

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance recently launched a new web page to assist local agencies with Consultant Selection and Procurement. This web page contains important information and guidance on the consultant procurement process related to federal-aid highway program funded projects. Consultant services contracts funded in whole, or in part, with federal-aid program funds must be procured … Read more

Attend Caltrans A&E Indirect Cost Rate and Contract Audit and Review Presentation

Join Caltrans Division of Audits & Investigation’s for a presentation on A&E Indirect Cost Rate and Contract Audit and Review. Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Caltrans District 5 Office, Sycamore Room 50 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA  93401 9:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Topics to be covered: FAR Compliant Indirect Cost Rate (ICR) Target Audience:  … Read more

Procuring A&E Contracts Training Sessions

Additional sessions of the “Procuring A&E Contracts” training are currently open for registration. The one-day course focuses on Chapter 10 of the LAPM and provides an overview of step-by-step procedures that local agencies must follow to procure A&E contracts. Specific topics will include: Definition and Purpose of an A&E Contract Procurement Process – Roles and … Read more