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Local Government Training Information

ODOT Procurement Training

ODOT is opening some of our classroom training to local agency staff. These courses were designed to provide detailed instruction to ODOT staff about requirements and ODOT business practices associated with personal services contracting, especially for Architectural, Engineering, Land Surveying (A&E) and Related Services contracts. Although some of the information is specific to ODOT business practices, most of the information is also applicable to local agencies who procure A&E and Related Services for projects that include federal funding, or their procurements that must comply with ORS 279C requirements.

PROC 302: Contract Administration of Personal Services Contracts
The purpose of this training is to provide information and resources to empower staff to achieve successful outcomes with contracts they administer while complying with procurement regulations and ODOT business practices.

Date: July 22, 2015 and October 15, 2015
Course cost: No Fee
Location: Salem

PROC 302 Registration

PROC 301: Statement of Work for Personal Services Contracts
This training covers basics about how to develop a Statement of Work for personal services contracts. The training includes general information about Statement of Work, an overview of the Statement of Work development process, legal requirements, assessing risk and guidelines for mitigating risk in a Statement of Work, and techniques and writing conventions for clear and concise contracts.

Date: No Classes Scheduled At This Time
Course cost: No fee
Location: Salem

PROC 301 Registration

PROC 304: Preparing to Negotiate A&E and Related Contracts
This training covers requirements for negotiating A&E and Related Services Contracts, ODOT's recommended process, tools and resources. This training does not cover techniques for negotiations.

Date: No Classes Scheduled At This Time
Course cost: No fee
Location: Salem

PROC 304 Registration

Other Training Links:

  • League of Oregon Cities - Training
  • ODOT Technology Transfer Center
  • APWA Training
  • Understanding Bridge Reports for Local Agencies

If you have any questions about Statewide Program Unit trainings or any training needs specific to delivery of local projects, you can email them to Amanda Tucker.

Local Public Agency Technical and Engineering Related Training

The following link will take you to a Web page that contains a list of ODOT training sessions that are open to those outside of ODOT. The Statewide Program Unit's upcoming training schedule is shown below. More detailed information about Statewide Program Unit's training sessions can be found at the link below.

Upcoming Technical/Engineering Trainings

Region Local Program Workshops

June 2015: Region 2 Local Project Delivery Workshop: Agenda


ODOT Local Agency Program – Welcome .... Sonny Chickering & Mac Lynde

Project Initiation Enhancements .... Mac Lynde & Kelly Bruce
Environmental – PCE Process .... Michelle Eraut
Consultant Selection - A&E Process Improvements .... Melissa Canfield
Civil Rights .... Paul Joiner & Carroll Cottiingham
GeoEnvironmental – HazMat Shoulder Soils .... Jennie Armstrong

Local Program Update .... Mike Morrow & Satvinder Sandhu
Active Transportation Program Updates-Intergovernmental Agreements .... Marie Wright
Active Transportation Program Updates-Local Certification Program .... Mark Foster
Project Development – PS&E .... Jim West

Construction - Claims Discussion .... Steve Cooley & Holli Pick
Utilities .... Heather Howe

Certified Local Public Agency (CLPA) Training

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. 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.


  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


Upcoming classes are currently under development. Please contact Mark Foster for more information.

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

Design Elements training videos

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

Presentations for Local Public Agencies

Date Presentation Folders & Link
(Folders contains all presentations and related documents)
Nov 13, 2009 Federal Funding Issues for Local Agencies
  1. All Presentations
  2. Complete OSU Streaming Program
Dec 4, 2009 FAPD Life Cycle
  1. All Presentations
  2. Engineering and Design Contract Award Requirements - Web Page
  3. Complete OSU Streaming Program
Jan 8, 2010 Local Bridge Design
  1. All Presentations
  2. Complete OSU Streaming Program
Jan 29, 2010 R/W Issues for Local Agencies
  1. All Presentations
  2. Complete OSU Streaming Program
Feb 19, 2010 Safety Training for Locals
  1. All Presentations
  2. Complete OSU Streaming Program
Mar 12, 2010 Certification Training
  1. All Presentations
  2. Complete OSU Streaming Program
Apr 6, 2010 Local Agency Environmental Training
  1. All Presentations
  2. Complete OSU Streaming Program
Sep 21, 2010 SIM - Safety Ingestigations Manual
  1. SIM Presentations and Files
  2. Complete OSU Streaming Program
Dec 10, 2010 Federal Aid Funding Issues for Local Agencies
  1. All Presentations
  2. Complete OSU Streaming Program
Jan 7, 2011 Federal Programs - Shoe Me the Money!
  1. All Presentations
  2. ODOT LAG MAnual (For viewing)
  3. Complete OSU Streaming Program
Mar 1, 2011 DBE Triage
  1. Agenda
  2. Forms (1a)
  3. Forms Matrix (1b)
  4. Timeline (1c)
  5. Presentation 1
  6. Presentation 2
Apr 1, 2011 Personal Services and Construction Contracting for Federal Aid Transportation Projects
  1. Agenda
  2. Design Phase Presentation
  3. A&E Services Presentation
  4. Bid Documents Presentation
  5. 2011 Contracting for Non-Certified Agencies Part 1
  6. 2011 Contracting for Non-Certified Agencies Part 2
Apr 29, 2011 Cancelled
2012 Training Presentation