Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Problems. Topic 38-12. Alternative Contracting Methods to Facilitate Faster Construction and Reconstruction

<p class="MsoNormal" style="BACKGROUND: white; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: " times="" new=""><o:p></o:p></span></strong></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="BACKGROUND: white; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: " times="" new="">Many departments of transportation utilize alternative contracting methods such as incentive/disincentives, increased disincentive, design-build, best value procurement, lane rental, and cost plus time (A + B) bidding. Alternative contracting methods are primarily used to drive project delivery and often result in aggressive schedules. Common concerns with the use of many alternative contracting techniques are the associated impacts of accelerating project delivery. The goal of this synthesis study is to provide a summary of the current state of practice for selecting and evaluating alternative contracting techniques that facilitate earlier construction completion.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>This work uses as a basis the AASHTO <em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Primer on Contracting for the Twenty-first Century, </em>Fifth Edition, 2006, and expands upon that work to include important elements and lessons learned from the states in selecting and evaluating alternative contracting methods to accelerate project completion<em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">. </em></span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: " times="" new="">The study will include reported best practices for selecting and evaluating alternative contracting techniques.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>The consultant will document common elements and lessons learned in the selection and evaluation of the alternative contracting technique.</span></p>

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $30000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

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

    Staba, Gail

  • Start Date: 20061115
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20080315
  • Source Data: RiP Project 15995

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464661
  • 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 2:46PM