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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

​The ODOT Procurement Office maintains templates, forms and guidance documents for certified local agencies conducting federally-funded consultant selection under ODOT's local agency certification program.

Certified Local Agency Resources for Consultant Selection

The following materials are maintained by the Certification Program Office.

​Consultant Selection: Training & Qualifications​

​Consultant Selection: Demonstration Project Checklists​

Consultant Bridge Design

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 section 00100 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 2024 update.

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Bridge Specification

Construction Contract Administration Resources

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