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Construction Contracting Method
Title 23 U.S.C. 112 requires the use of competitive bidding for Federal-aid highway construction contracts unless ". . . the State transportation department demonstrates, to the satisfaction of the Secretary, that some other method is more cost effective or that an emergency exists."
For Federal-aid highway construction contracts, contracting agencies have the following options:
(Note: Federal-aid construction contracts that are not within the right-of-way of a public highway, may be procured with state-approved procedures. See Mr. Horne's June 26, 2008 memorandum.)
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