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Certification Guidance and Forms

The Oregon Department of Transportation Certification Program issues policies and guidance for certified local public agencies, or LPAs. This guidance is primarily housed in the Local Agency Guidelines, or LAG, Manual. The manual provides guidance to help LPAs access Federal Highway Administration funding for local transportation-related projects through the Federal-aid Highway Program. Additionally, ODOT issues bulletins to supplement LAG Manual guidance as needed.

Local Agency Guidelines Manual

Certified LPA Bulletins

Specifications Templates and Resources

Generally, certified LPAs are required to use the Oregon Standard Specifications for Construction on their federally-funded projects. The General Conditions found in the 100s section of the Oregon Standard Specifications must be modified for use by certified LPAs and approved by ODOT. A committee of ODOT and American Public Works Association members developed a template as a starting point for certified LPAs. Most recently, ODOT consulted with Oregon Department of Justice and the Certification User Group Standards Subcommittee in the development of the 2018 update.

Submit the modified template to ODOT's Certification Office for processing and Department of Justice review of the tracked changes. This requirement, along with agency specific requirements to amendments, is in your Master Agreement IGA.

Construction Contract Administration Resources

The forms below are ODOT construction administration forms that have been modified for CLPA use.

Certified Local Public Agency Labor Compliance Certification
Certified Local Public Agency Quality Assurance & Contract Administration Plan

If a certified LPA decides to modify the materials QA program in 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 2013
Section 2 of the MFTP 2013

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