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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
Bulletins provide temporary guidance on certification process and policies. Bulletins are cancelled when no longer applicable or once they are incorporated into permanent guidance.
Bulletin Status Summary
The Certification Program Office maintains forms and guidance for certification compliance and oversight.
Program Compliance Forms and Reports
Cities and Counties:
Self Audit Tips and Instructions 2023
Compliance Review Guides
Indirect Cost Rate Plans Guidance and Templates
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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Construction Contract Administration Resources
The forms below are ODOT construction administration forms that have been modified for CLPA use.
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)".
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