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Construction

Construction Program Guide

Public Interest Findings

Generally speaking, the FHWA's policies are based on statutory requirements or regulatory requirements that the Agency has developed to best serve the public interest; however, there may be certain situations where it may be determined to be in the public interest to deviate from such requirements. These instances should be rare since a public interest (and/or cost effectiveness) determination is an acknowledgment that the needs of the public will be better served by not following policy. However, the FHWA allows public interest findings to be used (with adequate documentation) in the following areas: use of proprietary products, use of public equipment, and contract award based on a method other than competitive bidding.

Authority/Legal Basis

  1. Laws
  2. Regulations
  3. Orders
    • None
  4. Policy

Guidance

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  2. Training
Updated: 12/11/2013
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