Local Programs Workshop


Materials Webinar – March 19, 2015

Presentation: Materials Webinar 
Powerpoint slides
Questions and Answers

Training for Localities

Contract Administration Core Curriculum $55

April 28-29

This course is designed to discuss contract provisions, administrative procedures, and applicable policies related to Federal-aid construction contracts. This training willexplain basic Federal-aid requirements; promote awareness of FHWA policy; facilitate familiarity with the newly reorganized, revised, and expanded Contract Administration Core Curriculum (CACC) manual; and allow supervised practice activities using the manual to find information. By engaging in a variety of in-class exercises and case studies, participants become quite familiar with the CACC Manual and learn how to best use it as a daily resource.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Use the Contract Administration Core Curriculum Manual (CACC) and other FHWA resources in order to answer questions regarding program-level and project-level requirements on Federal Aid (FA) projects
  • Describe the impact program-level contract requirements have on individual FA projects
  • Identify the contract requirements associated with administering FA projects for Federal and State entities at the pre-award, advertising and award, and post-award and constructions stages

Using the AASHTO Audit Guide for the Procurement and Administration of A/E contracts $35

May 13, 2015 Staunton

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the Federal and State laws, regulations, policies and procedures that relate to the procurement and administration of A/E contracts.
  • Explain how to use audit information in the procurement and administration of A/E contracts.
  • Identify and discuss concepts of direct and indirect, allowable and unallowable costs in A/E contracts.
  • Locate selected tools and resources to assist in the procurement and administration of A/E contracts.

This course is particularly suited for practitioners associated with procurement, audit, and the administration of A/E contracts.

Federal-aid Essentials for Local Public Agencies

Local public agencies now have a centralized hub for guidance, policies, procedures, and best practices for administering federal-aid projects. 

FHWA worked with state and local partners to create a library of videos covering key aspects of the project development and delivery process to help local governments get the information they need about the Federal-Aid Highway Program. 

The video library is accessible from any computer or mobile device with Internet access. 

The videos each focus on a single topic, are all less than 10 minutes long.

See them at: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/federal-aidessentials/

Locally Administered Projects Core Curriculum:

 Web-based self-paced courses available from NHI 

Other Recommended web-based self-paced courses from NHI:

Local Technical Assistance Program

The Virginia Local Technical Assistance Program also known as the Transportation Training Academy, provides technical workshops, seminars, and short courses in the various transportation related topics.  These courses are available to local government staff at a minimal charge.  The schedule of upcoming workshops and information on registration are available on their website at http://ltap.cts.virginia.edu/index.php.

VDOT Project Coordinator Training Program

The Local Assistance Division with Assistance from the Local Partnership Team has prepared a short course that provides VDOT Project Coordinators with an overview of PC roles and responsibilities and the LAP Program.  This training was provided to VDOT staff in the fall of 2011 and is available for download here. (4.6MB)

For Additional Information

Contact Penny Forrest at 804-786-9810 or by e-mail at  Penny.Forrest@vdot.virginia.gov

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