A Guidebook for Post-Award Contract Administration for Highway Projects Delivered Using Alternative Contracting Methods

The objective of this research is to produce a practitioner’s guidebook in AASHTO format for post-award contract administration of Design-Build (DB) and Construction Manager as General Contractor (CM/GC) projects based on the identification and analysis of the methods utilized on the range of alternative contracting methods (ACM) projects. At a minimum, the guidebook shall identify and define: Roles and responsibilities of various parties within different type, size, and scope of DB and CM/GC projects. Advantages and disadvantages of different approaches for post-award contract administration of DB and CM/GC projects. The most effective methods for post-award contract administration for DB and CM/GC projects. Effective methods to implement project design and construction quality assurance (as defined in TRB E-Circular 173 and FHWA Tech Brief FHWA-HRT-12-039). Elements of pre-award services contracts and procurement documents that address and mitigate the risks in the post-award contract administration. Skill sets and training needs for all parties involved in post-award contract administration of DB and CM/GC projects.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $500000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 08-104

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

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

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

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

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

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

    Harrigan, Edward

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Colorado, Boulder

    130 Academy Building, 970 Aurora Avenue
    Boulder, CO  United States  80309
  • Principal Investigators:

    Molenaar, Keith

  • Start Date: 20160916
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180915
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40196

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01572354
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 08-104
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 6 2015 1:00AM