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Pre-Letting is one of four functional areas under the Office of Project-Letting (OPL), which includes Specifications, Estimating, Quality Assurance for Design.  
The main purpose of Pre-Letting is to develop and operate a system to effectively receive Plans, Specifications and Estimating (PS&E) submittals, perform a high level "fatal flaw" review, facilitate corrections, prepare the public advertisement, manage the addenda, and then hand off the project for contracting by ODOT Procurement - Construction Contracts Unit.



Hours of Operation
 ODOT Office of Project Letting
4040 Fairview Industrial Dr SE, MS 1
Salem, OR 97302-1142
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
ODOT Pre-Letting 

Phone: 503-986-4040
Fax: 503-986-6592


Michelle Gauthier (503) 986-3754 Pre-Letting Specialist


Quality Assurance
Kevin Thiel (503) 986-3351 Design QA & QC Engineer
Lilly Nguyen (503) 986-4347​ ​Design QA & QA Engineer




Commonly Missed Items - This is a list of the most common issues seen in PS&E submittals.
PS&E Acceptance Formal Measures and Informal Metrics - This web page provides information on the 13 Month Lock-in process and OPL's informal metrics.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) - This web page provides questions and answers to help customers find answers to their frequently asked questions.​
OPL Manuals, Guides, Forms and Publications - This web page provides various manuals, guides, forms and publications that will help preparation of project PS&E documents.​
Electronic Bidding Information Distribution System (eBIDS) - This web page provides an online tool that enables contractors, suppliers and other interested parties to locate, view and download bid-related documents.
Technical Resource List (Formerly called "Technical Expert List") - This is a list of ODOT's Technical Resources.
Operational Notices - Operational notices are ODOT’s project delivery policy guidelines, intended to ensure consistency in project delivery practices throughout ODOT.