Resident Engineers Academy 2018/19 Schedule

The CA LTAP Center and Caltrans Division of Local Assistance has released the 2018/19 schedule for the Resident Engineers (RE) Academy. Due to high-demand of the RE Academy, local agencies must first request to attend the training.  The list of requests will be forwarded to your District Local Assistance Engineer (DLAE) for prioritization. Limited to 2 … Read moreResident Engineers Academy 2018/19 Schedule

Labor Compliance Training for Local Agencies

Now Full It’s not too late to register for the September Labor Compliance class in District 7 in Camarillo. This two-day course is designed to teach local agency staff the basics of prevailing wage requirements and how to apply them, including reviewing and confirming certified payroll records and on-site documentation. Using hands-on exercises and instructional … Read moreLabor Compliance Training for Local Agencies

DBE Contract Goal Methodology Update

For all federal contracts (consultant and construction) that will be advertised or authorized on October 1, 2018 or thereafter, local agencies must use the updated Exhibit 9-D template to calculate Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goals. Download Updated Exhibit 9-D Background: On July 31, 2018, Caltrans submitted the Proposed Overall DBE Goal and Methodology of 17.6 … Read moreDBE Contract Goal Methodology Update

Innovative Finance Methods Webinar

It’s not to late to join the Federal Highway Administration for an Information Exchange Webinar on Innovative Financing.  The purpose of this webinar is to provide locals, counties and tribes with tools to expand capacity to design and implement alternative financial strategies for delivering transportation infrastructure. By being knowledgeable about a wide range of options, both … Read moreInnovative Finance Methods Webinar

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  

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

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