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FHWA Order M1100.1A

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FHWA Delegations and Organization Manual: Chapter 9
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M1100.1A   PART 1, CH. 9

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PART I. DELEGATIONS OF AUTHORITY

CHAPTER 9. INTERNATIONAL HIGHWAY PROGRAMS

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INTERNATIONAL HIGHWAY PROGRAMS

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  1. COUNTRY AGREEMENTS
  2. PROGRAM APPROVALS
  3. MAINTENANCE COMMITMENTS
  4. PROJECT AGREEMENTS
  5. ACCEPTANCE OF COMPLETED PROJECTS
  6. CONSTRUCTION UNDER COUNTRY DIRECTION
  7. CONSULTANT CONTRACTS
  8. SUBCONTRACTING
  9. FINAL VOUCHERS

  1. COUNTRY AGREEMENTS. The Associate Administrator for Policy and Governmental Affairs is delegated the authority to negotiate with the respective cooperating countries for the establishment of the terms of agreements necessary to fulfill the Federal Highway Administration's statutory obligations. This authority may be redelegated.

  2. PROGRAM APPROVALS. The Associate Administrator for Policy and Governmental Affairs is delegated the authority to approve for the Federal Highway Administration, all programs for projects, as well as revisions thereof. This authority may be redelegated.

  3. MAINTENANCE COMMITMENTS. The Associate Administrator for Policy and Governmental Affairs is delegated the authority to determine by appropriate means whether each of the cooperating Republics has satisfactorily demonstrated its capability and willingness to meet its commitment for maintenance under the agreements entered into pursuant to the provisions of 23 U.S.C. 212(a)(5) and 216. This authority may be redelegated.

  4. PROJECT AGREEMENTS. The Associate Administrator for Policy and Governmental Affairs is delegated the authority to execute project agreements and modifications thereof, including survey and design. This authority may be redelegated.

  5. ACCEPTANCE OF COMPLETED PROJECTS. The Associate Administrator for Policy and Governmental Affairs is delegated the authority to accept completed projects on behalf of the Federal Highway Administration. This authority may be redelegated.

  6. CONSTRUCTION UNDER COUNTRY DIRECTION.

    1. The Associate Administrator for Policy and Governmental Affairs is delegated the authority to take the following actions:

      1. (1) approve plans, specifications, and estimates (PS&E) and authorize advertising or approve construction by force account;

      2. (2) approve Special Provisions;

      3. (3) concur in the awards of contracts, or the rejection of all bids;

      4. (4) approve change orders, extra work orders and directives to contractors and supplemental agreements in accordance with contract terms; and

      5. (5) approve force account work by a contractor in accordance with the terms of the contract.

    2. The authorities in paragraphs 6a(1), 6a(2), 6a(3), 6a(4), and 6a(5) may be redelegated.

  7. CONSULTANT CONTRACTS. The Associate Administrator for Policy and Governmental Affairs is delegated the authority to approve consultant contracts negotiated between host country ministries and engineering consultants for preliminary engineering and supervision of construction on Darien Gap Highway Projects. This authority may be redelegated.

  8. SUBCONTRACTING. The Associate Administrator for Policy and Governmental Affairs is delegated the authority to approve subcontracts on contracts for construction of projects in accordance with the terms of the basic contract. This authority may be redelegated.

  9. FINAL VOUCHERS. The Associate Administrator for Policy and Governmental Affairs is delegated the authority to approve for payment progress and final vouchers (Form PR‑20). Final vouchers which involve legal questions, controversial features, unusual conditions which may affect the amount to be paid, questions concerning the correct payee, or claims of unusual magnitude or complexity should be submitted to the Chief Counsel for review and a determination whether the voucher should be released for payment.

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