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

2017 Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM) Released

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance is pleased to present the 2017 edition of the Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM). This 2017 edition incorporates all updates, changes, Office Bulletins and Local Programs Procedures.   Beginning with this release, new editions of the LAPM will now be presented on an annual basis in January of each year. … Read more

Office Bulletin 16-01 – Implementation of Cargo Preference Act Requirements

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued a policy memorandum regarding the applicability of the Cargo Preference Act (CPA) to the Federal-aid Highway Program. To comply with the CPA requirements and implementing regulations, the Caltrans Division of Local Assistance has issued Office Bulletin 16-01 to provide local agencies the required contract clause for all federally funded construction contracts awarded after February 15, 2016. For additional information, … Read more

DLA Office Bulletin 14-06 Extended Another Year

After a review of its effectiveness, Office Bulletin 14-06 has been extended one more year. Office Bulletin 14-06: Review of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Contract Goals and Good Faith Efforts – Pilot Study was originally issued September 24, 2014. As a Pilot Study, the bulletin established a policy for HQ review of the DBE … Read more