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ACEC-ODOT Partnership

ACEC-ODOT Partnership Background

Established in 2005, the working relationship between the American Council of Engineering Companies of Oregon and the Oregon Department of Transportation was established to address:
  • The mutual understanding of the working relationship between the two organizations;
  • Partner communication and collaboration protocols; and
  • Issue identification, tracking, and resolution.

The partnership is comprised of two primary committees: the Steering Committee and the Liaison Committee. Standing committees are used to address specific work assignments and vary based on subject matter.

Partnership resources 

ACEC-ODOT Partnership Charter, last updated 2013

ACEC Oregon Strategic Plan 

ACEC-ODOT Archive materials 


ACEC National | ODOT Highway Division | ODOT Technical Services | ODOT Major Projects Section | ODOT Procurement Office | ODOT Region 1 | ODOT Region 2

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Steering Committee

The ACEC-ODOT Steering Committee is charged with providing collaborative guidance and oversight of the partnership, including management of communications and the decision-making structure.

Membership consists representatives from both ACEC and ODOT. Each representative shall have transportation industry experience along with a strong understanding of business practice.

Members | Meeting Schedule


Meeting materials 

May 20, 2016

July 15, 2016

Sept. 16, 2016

Nov. 18, 2016

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Standing Committees

ACEC-ODOT Standing Committees undertake focused work efforts, as directed by the Steering and Liaison committees.
Disadvantage Business Enterprise Goal-Planning Committee
  • Scope of this committee includes:
    • DBE contract compliance;
    • A&E-related DBE goal processes; and
    • DBE-related RFP scoring and evaluation criteria.

Environmental & Planning Committee

  • Members | Meeting Schedule
  • Scope of this committee includes:
    • Consistency of application and use of standard practice statewide;
    • Oversight of environmental, planning, geotechnical and hydraulic contract management; and
    • Technical review and feedback for related policies, procedures, directives and templates.

Procurement & Contract Committee

  • Members | Meeting Schedule
  • Scope of this committee includes:
    • Improvement of ODOT contracting processes through review of existing materials and development of recommendations for improvement;
    • Provide assistance to ODOT with transitioning legislative and regulatory mandates into operations; and
    • Disseminating information about contracting processes, procedures, and responsibilities.

Project Delivery Management Systems Committee

  • Members | Meeting Schedule
  • Scope of this committee includes:
    • Developing uniform project management tools, i.e. cost, quality, and schedule controls;
    • Developing project performance evaluation and reporting systems; and
    • Identifying effective alternative delivery methods.

Technology Transfer Committee

  • Members | Meeting Schedule
  • Scope of this committee includes:
    • Promote development of long- and short-term protocols for information sharing and capture for technical content; and
    • Support development and adoption of "best practice" methodologies for technical disciplines and application thereof.

Training Committee

  • Members | Meeting Schedule
  • Scope of this committee includes:
    • Deliver training initiated by other ACEC-ODOT committees, as needed.
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