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Project Delivery

Alternative Project Delivery

  • Design Build
    Design-build is a method of project delivery in which WSDOT executes a single contract with one entity (the Design-Builder) for design and construction services to provide a finished product.
  • A+B Bidding
    A+B bidding is a method of rewarding a contractor for completing a project as quickly as possible. By providing a cost for each working day, the contract combines the cost to perform the work (A component) with the cost of the impact to the public (B component) to provide the lowest cost to the public.
  • Lane Rentals
    Lane Rental is used to minimize the impacts of a project on the traveling public. It is a method of transferring the roadway user costs to the contractor. The contractor must rent a lane in order to close it. This creates a monetary incentive for the contractor to be innovative and minimize the duration of lane closures.
  • Interim Completion Dates
    Interim completion dates are a method of providing the contractor with an incentive or disincentive to expedite the completion of specific portions of a contract. This is done by requiring a portion of the contract to be accomplished within a set duration or by a specified date. The portion requiring an interim completion may also include a prescribed start date.
  • Flexible Start Date
    The Flexible Start Date provision allows the contractor some discretion, within given criteria, to establish when a project's working days are going to start.
  • Lump Sum Traffic Control
    Lump Sum Traffic Control is a method to streamline all traffic control unit items into a single item. The contractor submits a single lump sum bid for developing, implementing and maintaining traffic control on a contract.

Centennial Accord
The Centennial Accord Plan was created in accordance with the 1989 Centennial Accord and the 1999 Centennial Accord Implementation Guidelines. The Centennial Accord mandated that each state agency must have a procedure to implement effective government-to-government relations.

Construction Office
The State Construction Office is responsible for the Specifications, Amendments, General Special Provisions, Construction Manual, Contracting Programs and more. The Construction Office is part of the State Construction Division that manages the Materials Labratory Office and the Contract Ad & Award Office.

Contract Ad & Award
Part of the Construction Office, responsible for the administration of highway construction projects (contract advertisement, issuing bid documents, distributing addenda, bid opening, bid verification, contract awards), advertisement and award of Design-Build projects, contractor prequalification, maintaining the Small Works Roster and more.

Cost Risk Assessment
Provide, promote and support effective project risk management across the state for WSDOT.

Lessons Learned
WSDOT has developed a Internet-based lessons learned system that is an integral piece of the project delivery process. The database used to collect lesson information is now accessible to WSDOT, contractors and consultants through the internet. The goal of the Lessons Learned System is to support the sharing and communicating of what works and what does not for the purpose of improvement in project delivery.

Project Development
Provides technical support and training for engineering data systems used in the preparation of Estimates & Contract Plans.

Project Index
A list of projects that have web pages and are currently being reported on.

Project Management
WSDOT's project management process provides the framework for project managers to deliver projects on time and within scope and budget.

Project Management Online Guide (PMOG) 
The WSDOT Project Management Online Guide (PMOG) is an interactive web site that includes links to these tools and templates, links to manuals and specifications, and examples of good practice.

Utilities, Railroads and Agreements
The HQ Development Division, Utilities, Railroad, and Agreements Section (URA) provides centralized review, technical, and coordinative services for statewide projects and initiatives involving utilities, railroads, and agreements.