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Certification Program


  The most cost effective, timely delivery of FHWA projects by local public agencies.


  To streamline the Local Public Agency (LPA) delivery process of FHWA projects by certifying highly qualified LPA's that provide quality control that ensures FHWA requirements are met to deliver projects in a cost effective, timely manner through the collaboration of ODOT, FHWA and LPA partners.

The Certification Program provides a process through which qualified local public agencies can become "certified" in certain areas of federal-aid project delivery. This allows local public agencies to retain more approval authority and control at the local level when developing FHWA funded transportation projects. 

The areas in which local agencies can become "certified"  include:
  • Consultant Selection
    • Direct Appointment
    • Informal Selection
    • Formal Selection
  • Design
  • Advertising, Bid and Award
  • Construction Contract Administration
Please refer to Local Agency Guidelines (LAG Manual) for information and resources related to Certification.   

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Certification Status Update

Local Public Agencies (LPAs) with Full Certification
Local Agency Local Agency Certification Staff Contact ODOT Local Agency Liaison Full Certification Region Consultant Selection Design Ad, Bid and Award Construction Contract Administration
City of Corvallis Som Sartnurak Michael Starnes April 18, 2011 2 X X X
City of Portland Kathryn Levine Bret Richards June 29, 2011 1 X X X
City of Eugene Jenifer Willer Ted Keasey Oct. 24, 2011 2 X X X
Clackamas County ​Joel Howie ​Mahasti Hastings ​Sept. 15, 2014 ​1 ​X ​X ​X
​Linn County Chuck Knoll​ Lee Cronemiller​ Sept. 10, 2014 ​2 ​X X​ ​X
Local Public Agencies (LPA) Pursuing Certification
Local Agency Local Agency Certification Staff Contact ODOT Local Agency Liaison Master Certification Agreement Executed Region Consultant Selection Design Ad, Bid and Award Construction Contract Administration
​City of Gresham ​Jeff Shelley ​Tom Weatherford ​Nov. 1, 2010 ​1 ​X ​X ​X ​X
​Lane County ​Bill Morgan ​Ted Keasey ​2 ​X ​X ​X ​X
Marion County Steve Preszler John Johnson Jan. 2013 2 X X X X
City of Medford Dennis Hart Kelli Sparkman Aug. 1, 2010 3 X X
Multnomah County Riad Alharithi Tom Weatherford Nov. 1, 2010 1 X X X X
City of Salem Jim Bonnet Lee Cronemiller Nov. 1, 2011 2 X X X
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Certification Bulletins

Bulletins are provided for guidance to local agencies on Cerification processes.

 Certification Bulletins

2/26/2015 9:01 AM89 KB
2/26/2015 9:01 AM86 KB
2/26/2015 9:24 AM87 KB
101_4_CA reviews Alert.pdf
3/19/2015 9:05 AM90 KB
4/17/2015 11:26 AM183 KB
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Certification Training

Training for Certified Local Public Agencies (CLPA)
The purpose of Certification training is to provide Certification Program global and specific process information to support the successful delivery of Certified Local Public Agency projects. 

To access certification Training along with other instruction offered to Local Government Agencies follow the link:

  Local Government Training Page .  

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LAG Manual

LAG review teams update the LAG Manual as needed. 

LAG Manual web page 

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Technical Program Guidance

This section provides technical guidance on the Direct Appointment of Consultant Selection Process for the Local Public Agencies (LPA).

Consultant Selection - Direct Appointment


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Local Agency Specifications Section 100 General Conditions

This document is essentially the 2015 edition of the Oregon Standard Specifications for Construction, and includes many of the current ODOT boilerplate special provisions.  These Specifications have been modified by a committee of ODOT and APWA members to provide a template as a starting point for Certified Local Public Agencies (LPAs).

The certified LPA needs to download (select OPEN) the word version and modify this template in track changes to establish their agency’s proposed general conditions for all their FHWA certified projects and submit it to ODOT’s Certification office at ODOTcertification@odot.state.or.us for our processing and DOJ review of the tracked changes. This requirement, along with agency specific requirements to amendments, is in your Master Agreement IGA.

2015 ODOT LPA Standard 100 Specifications (word)

2014 Specs are based off the 2008 standards:
2014 ODOT LPA Standard 100 Specifications (word)

2014 ODOT LPA Standard 100 Specifications (pdf)

If a Certified LPA decides to modify the materials QA program,Section 2 of the MFTP, then the "LPA Quality Assurance Program" template needs to be submitted to ODOT for review and concurrence along with the "General Conditions for Construction for (Certified LPA)"
Section 2 of the MFTP (2014) (word version)  (pdf version)
Please call our Certification Program Manager with any detailed questions or for assistance at 503.986.3649


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Questions and Contact Info

Please direct any questions or comments regarding the Certification Program, Certification Workshops or the LAG Manual to the Certification Program Manager, Mark Foster.
Any issues regarding this website should be directed to Amanda Tucker
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