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Minnesota Department of Transportation State Aid for Local Transportation Prepared for Minnesota County Highway Accountants Conference April 29, 2010.

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1 Minnesota Department of Transportation State Aid for Local Transportation Prepared for Minnesota County Highway Accountants Conference April 29, 2010

2 Advertising Requirements State Statutes Road Construction Contracts; Counties and Towns < $10,000 – may get two quotes >$10,000 and <$50,000 either 2 quotes or open bids > $50,000 – advertise and get bids

3 Advertising, cont. County contract - once a week for 3 successive weeks Town contract - once a week for 2 successive weeks the last publication to be made at least ten days before receiving bids …

4 Federal Requirements Not really a requirement FHWA CORE Curriculum – use State law or practice Suggests using Trade Journals or Bulletins Internet is acceptable as a supplement to traditional means

5 Advertising Your Projects Construction Bulletin’s last publications was 4/16/2010 Designated as the Trade Journal WHY? What Now?

6 CONTRACT PITFALLS Use of DCP packet contents by LPA’s Use of Administrative sections from Mn/DOT vs SALT Proprietary Items

7 ARRA Projects

8 How Many ARRA Projects involved Bridges?

9 ARRA Project Summary Low bids resulted in excess ARRA funds 10 projects moved from Tier 2 to Tier 1 Some questions on using State Wage Rates

10 REGULAR ’09 FEDERAL PROJECTS

11 SUMMARY ARRA PROJECTS TOTALED $255,125,368 OUTSTATE ARRA PROJECTS = $87,778,348 OUTSTATE PROGRAMMED PROJECTS TOTALED $125,344,703


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