Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Problems. Topic 39-04. Performance Based Construction Contractor Pre-qualification

<strong><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%"><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%; TEXT-ALIGN: center; mso-layout-grid-align: none" align="center"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; COLOR: black; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%"><font face="Times New Roman"><o:p></o:p></font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%" align="left"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"><font face="Times New Roman">State Transportation Departments often use traditional means for determining the eligibility of contractors to bid on highway improvement work. <span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>These include evaluation of financial statements, dollar amount of work remaining under contract, available equipment and personnel, and previous work experience. As a result, contractors that produce marginal quality work, are not timely, and have safety issues continue to remain eligible to bid. Some states have incorporated the use of contractor performance as an additional factor to address these issues. The purpose of this study will be to identify and synthesize current contractor prequalification practices based on quality, performance, safety, and other criteria.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>While the focus of this effort is for conventional design-bid-build projects, review of practices for other types of procurements may be needed.</font></span></p></span></strong>


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC    20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Williams, Jon

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Oklahoma, Norman

    School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
    Norman, OK  USA  73019
  • Principal Investigators:

    Gransberg, Douglas

  • Start Date: 20071015
  • Source Data: RiP Project 16909

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464571
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:45PM