BUREAU OF TRANSPORTATION
TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING DIVISION
HIGHWAY DESIGN SECTION: DESIGN CONTRACT PROCESSING
The Transportation Engineering Division uses consultants to design projects that are too large, too time consuming or too detailed for in-house staff to execute. Once interviews have been held, and the consultant has been approved by the Architectural and Engineering Awards Commission, the Transportation Engineering Division begins negotiations with the selected consultant. When negotiations are complete the contract is then processed by the Construction Management Division who in turn issues a Design Notice-to-Proceed. After issuance of the Notice-to-Proceed, the Transportation Engineering Division begins to manage the consultant throughout design.The responsibility for the various steps of the approval process changes divisions too many times, making the tracking of the project from interviews to Notice-to-Proceed too timely, too costly, and difficult to manage.Additionally, competing priorities within the Construction Management Division may cause processing efficiency to suffer. The Construction Management Division also processes Notice-to-Proceed for Construction Projects. This has been one of the major tasks for the Division. In the past, design processing was the responsibility of the Transportation Engineering Division.
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