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Certification Program

Overview

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
  • 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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Vision and Mission

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


Mission 

  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.

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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 Master Certification Agreement Executed Region Consultant Selection Design Ad, Bid and Award Construction Contract Administration
City of Corvallis Som Sartnurak Michael Starnes May 1, 2008 2 X X X
City of Portalnd Kathryn Levine Bret Richards September 2, 2012 1 (still in test) X X X
City of Eugene Jenifer Willer Ted Keasey December 1, 2007 2 (still in test) X X X
​Linn County Chuck Knoll​ Lee Cronemiller​ ​August 13, 2014 ​2 ​X ​X X​ ​X
LPAs Ready and Pending Execution of IGA for Full 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
Clackamas County Joel Howie Mahasti Hastings March 1, 2008 1 X X X X
Conditionally Certified LPAs Under Evaluation (test projects completed)
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 November 1, 2010 1 X X X X
Conditionally Certified LPAs (test projects started)
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
Marion County Riad Alharithi Michael Starnes January 2013 2 X X X X
City of Medford Dennis Hart Kelli Sparkman August 1, 2010 3 X
Multnomah County Brian Vincent Tom Weatherford November 1, 2010 1 X X X X
City of Salem Jim Bonnet Lee Cronemiller November 1, 2011 2 X X X
Local Agencies Pursuing Certification - "Interview Stage"
Local Agency Local Agency Certification Staff Contact ODOT Local Agency Liaison Region Consultant Selection Design Ad, Bid and Award Construction Contract Administration
Lane County Bill Morgan Ted Keasey 2 X X X X
City of Springfield Kristi Krueger / Len Goodwin Ted Keasey 2 X X X X
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Certification Training

Training for Certified Local Public Agencies (CLPA)
  
Purpose
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. 
  
Objectives
  1. Clarify Local Public Agency and ODOT staff Certification Program roles and responsibilities
  2. Discuss how the Certification Program fulfills ODOT's stewardship responsibilities to FHWA
  3. Provide an overview of governing laws, regulations and directives required by individual disciplines to deliver federally funded projects
  4. Provide process information and schedules for ODOT and Local Public Agency staff to develop CLPA projects
  5. Provide overview of existing Certified Local Public Agency project delivery references and tools e.g. LAG manual, checklists, Quick Reference Guide, desk procedures, etc.
  6. Solicit input for Certification Program improvement

 
Schedule 
 
Upcoming classes are currently under development. Please contact Mark Foster for more information. 
 
Who will be attending? 

Certification Training is invitation only training focused on ODOT and Local Public Agency staff that deal directly with delivery of Certified Local Public Agency projects. ODOT Local Agency Liaisons (LALs) from Regions 1, 2 & 3; ODOT discipline specific staff responsible for approval and/or oversight of specific elements of Certified Local Public Agency projects; and staff from Local Public Agencies participating in the Certification Program will be invited to attend. 

 

Previous Certification Training Presentations
 
Session # 1 March 3, 2011– Certification Program Overview
Certification Training Relationships 
Certification Training Quiz 
Session # 2 March 17, 2011– Key Agreements & Funding
Procedures for Processing Supplemental Project Agreements
City and State Indemnifications
Certified Local Agency Master & Supplemental Project Agreements
Certified Agency Performing Work For Non-Certified Agency
Project Funding
Session # 3 March 29, 2011– A&E Consultant Procurement
Local Public Agency A&E Procurement Requirements
Session # 4 April 14, 2011– Design Elements
Highway Utility Program Overview 
Certification Design
Local Agency Bridge Design
Acquiring R/W on Federally Funded Projects for LPA's
To see videos of the Design Elements training, click here! 
  
   
Past Presentations (2007-2008)
 
Thank you to everyone who attended our 2007-2008 Certification Workshops in Portland, Roseburg and Corvallis.  Your participation made the workshops a success!  Here are some PowerPoint presentations from past Certification Workshops.
 

Here are the PowerPoint presentations from the Certification Workshops.
Becoming Certified
 
Certification Program Overview
 
Federal Funds for Local Agencies
 
Getting Certified in Consultant Selection
 
The Administration of Federal-Aid Projects by Local Public Agencies 
 
City of Portland
 
Oregon Local Program Committee Meeting July 27, 2007
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LAG Manual

  
LAG review teams update the LAG Manual as needed. 
LAG Manual web page 
 
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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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