||The Associated General Contractors of America
||Contract Line Item Number
||Contracting Officer's Technical Representative
||State Departments of Transportation
||Federal Highway Administration
||Highways for LIFE
||Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity
||Invitation for Bids
||International Roughness Index
||Longer-lasting highway infrastructure using Innovations to accomplish
the Fast construction of Efficient and safe highways and bridges
||Maintenance of Traffic
||Missouri Department of Transportation
||Miles per Hour
||Performance Evaluation Board
||Quality Assurance/Quality Control
||Request for Proposals
||Remote Traffic Microwave Sensor
||Special Experimental Project Number 14
||Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results-Oriented, Timely
||State Transportation Agency
||To Be Determined
||A method of bidding that includes both cost and time in determining the
||The initial set of conditions measured before the project and used for
comparison or as a control.
|Best Value Award
||A procurement process where price and other key factors (such as technical
approach, management, staffing, etc.) are considered in the contractor evaluation
and selection process.
||The Agency representative having full authority to execute and administer
the contract on behalf of the Government, or a warranted delegate of that
official who has been delegated some of that authority, e.g. contract administration.
|Contracting Officer's Technical Representative
||The Agency employee or employees having onsite support authority on behalf
of the Contracting Officer as provided in Agency delegations. For construction
contracts, this person is normally the Project Engineer.
|Dispute Resolution Hierarchy
||Three levels of management personnel from the Owner Agency, the contractor,
and FHWA, that work to solve problems that can not be solved by the project
personnel. This hierarchy is formed during the formal partnering process.
|Enhanced Low Bid
||A procurement process where there are prequalification criteria for the
contractors wishing to participate in a low bid procurement.
|Highways for LIFE
||A program to advance Longer-lasting highway infrastructure using Innovations
to accomplish the Fast construction of Efficient and safe highways and bridges
|Invitation for Bids
||A public advertisement inviting bids, describing the project to be constructed,
how to obtain the plans, specifications and bid forms, and giving bidding
instructions including the time and place of bid opening.
|Level of Performance
||A defined condition or response time. For example, there are 5 levels
of performance defined for each Performance Measure in Table 1.
||Traffic speed is 20% less than the posted speed.
||The State Department of Transportation developing the performance contract.
||Formal facilitated meetings between the Owner Agency and the contractor
to discuss project goals, issues, and project-level conflict resolution.
||The engineer assigned to represent the Chief Engineer in the administration
of the construction contract (also see Project Manager and Contracting Officer's
|Performance Evaluation Board
||A group of Owner Agency and FHWA personnel that advises the Contracting
Officer on the amount of the total incentive fee to be received by the Contractor
or the disincentive fee to be applied to the Contractor.
||An approach where a private contractor is responsible for achieving a
defined set of goals, and where performance goals are specified instead
||The minimum acceptable level of performance for a given performance measure.
For example, "Incident Rate for Worker Injuries is less than 4.0" is the
Performance Goal for Performance Measure 1 in Table 1.
||A set of defined outcome-based conditions (for example – Peak period queue
length is equal to typical pre-construction peak period queue length) or
response times (for example – Non-injury incidents are cleared from the
travel lanes within 20 minutes) that project personnel (Owner Agency and
contractor) use to evaluate the success of the contractor.
||The person from the Owner Agency assigned to manage the contract (also
see Project Engineer and Contracting Officer's Technical Representative)
||A temporary endeavor, with a definite beginning and end, undertaken to
create a unique product or service.
||A measure computed based on the Contractor's performance on project-specific
quality goals defined and weighted by the Owner Agency.
|Request for Proposals
||A public announcement soliciting proposals, generally describing the project
to be constructed, how to obtain the plans, specifications, proposals instructions,
evaluation factors and instructions for proposal delivery.
|Special Experimental Project Number 14
||A program that provides the State DOTs with a vehicle for evaluating various
types of non-traditional contracting on Federal-aid highway contracts. The
objective is to evaluate project specific innovative contracting practices
that have the potential to reduce the life cycle cost of projects, while
maintaining product quality.
||A safety surrogate measure designed to promote monitoring and enforcement
innovations by the contractor in an effort to keep drivers safely within
a defined set of speeds.
||Traffic speed is less than 10 miles per hour.