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Contract Administration Core Curriculum
Participant's Manual and Reference Guide 2006

Please contact Kathryn Weisner, FHWA Resource Center, Construction and Project Management Team (410-962-2484; Kathryn.Weisner@dot.gov) regarding the scheduling of Contract Administration Core Curriculum Course presentations and hard copies of the course manual.

Table Of Contents

HIPA-30 Subject Contacts

  1. General
    1. Course Objectives
    2. FHWA Structure
    3. The Federal-aid Highway Program
    4. System Management
    5. Program Administration
    6. Legislation
    7. Project funding
    8. Standards and Program Oversight
      1. Applicability of Standards
      2. FHWA Project Oversight
    9. The Planning Process
    10. Project Authorization / Project Agreement
    11. Federal Funding for Construction - Applicability of Requirements
    12. Office of the Inspector General
    13. Development of Directives
    14. The Rulemaking Process
      1. Classification of Regulations
      2. The Regulatory Development/Adoption Mechanism
    15. Information Resources
  2. Federal Statute Or Regulation
    1. Required Contract Provisions (Form FHWA-1273)
      1. General
        1. Use of Local Hiring Preferences
        2. Use of Convict Labor
      2. Nondiscrimination
      3. Nonsegregated Facilities
      4. Payment of Predetermined Minimum Wage
      5. Statements and Payrolls
      6. Record of Materials, Supplies, and Labor
      7. Subletting or Assigning the Contract
      8. Safety: Accident Prevention (Compliance with OSHA Regulations)
      9. False Statements Concerning Highway Projects
      10. Implementation of the Clean Air Act and Federal Water Pollution Control Act
      11. Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility, and Voluntary Exclusion
      12. Certification Regarding the Use of Contract Funds for Lobbying
      13. Employment Preference for Appalachian Development Highway Contracts (Attachment A)
    2. Other Contract Provisions
      1. Buy America
      2. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
      3. Indian Preference on Federal-aid Projects
      4. Noncollusion Statement
      5. On-the-Job Training
      6. Standardized Changed Conditions Contract Clauses
    3. Other Program Requirements
      1. Drug-Free Workplace
      2. Public Agencies in Competition with the Private Sector
      3. Public Interest / Cost Effectiveness Findings
      4. Equipment
        1. Publicly Owned Equipment
        2. Contractor Purchased Equipment for State Ownership
        3. Equipment Rental Rates
      5. Materials
        1. Convict Produced Materials
        2. Patented/Proprietary Products
        3. State Preference
        4. State Owned/Furnished/Designated Materials
      6. Salvage Credits
      7. Foreign Contractor and Supplier Restriction
  3. State Procedures
    1. Pre-Award Procedures
      1. Standard Specifications and Standard Plans
      2. Engineer's Estimate
      3. Method of Construction
      4. Value Engineering
      5. Life Cycle Cost Analysis
      6. Contract Time
      7. Road User Cost
      8. Time-Related Incentive/Disincentive (I/D) Provisions
      9. Quality - Price Adjustment Clauses
      10. Commodity Price Adjustment Clauses
      11. Bonding and Prequalification
      12. Advertising for Bids
      13. Bid Opening and Tabulation
      14. Bid Analysis and Award of Contract
    2. Post-Award Procedures
      1. Bid Rigging and Post Award Reviews
      2. Project Supervision and Staffing
      3. Highway Construction Funding Source Signs
      4. Progress Payments
      5. Change Orders (Extra Work and Time Extensions)
      6. Claims
      7. Liquidated Damages
      8. Suspension and Debarment
      9. Termination of Contracts
  4. Other Issues
    1. Non-traditional Contracting Practices
      1. Experimental Methods
      2. Non-experimental methods
        1. Cost-Plus-Time Bidding
        2. Lane Rental
        3. Alternate Bids
        4. Warranty Clauses
        5. Design-build
    2. Architect/engineer consultant procurement
    3. Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)
    4. Transportation Enhancement Projects
    5. National Recreational Trails Program
    6. Emergency Relief (ER) Projects
    7. Metrication
    8. Owner Controlled Insurance Programs / Wrap-up Insurance
    9. Project Labor Agreements

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