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Florida’s Partnerships with FDOT and FICE. Presentation Overview History of FICE Development of relationships Committees with FDOT Operating Margins Value.

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1 Florida’s Partnerships with FDOT and FICE

2 Presentation Overview History of FICE Development of relationships Committees with FDOT Operating Margins Value of FICE & FDOT Relationships Future impact of these relationships

3 In the Beginning… History of FICE

4 Connecting the Partnerships

5 FICE Transportation Committee Committee started with concerns consultant community had with the Operating Margin the FDOT allowing at the time. FICE went to the FDOT Secretary with concerns. FDOT suggested formation of the FICE/FDOT Liaison Committee.

6 Quarterly meetings in each district. Small group meets with individual sub-committees, then reports back to larger membership committee. Committee meetings are ONLY available to members. Provides members with advanced information about projects and issues. FICE Transportation Committee

7 Keys to success Idea came from FDOT. Benefits both FDOT and Consultants. FICE is a resource to help solve problems and enhance relationship between FDOT and private sector. Bottom line figures and finances are off limits in discussion.

8 FDOT & Private Consultants Partnerships

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14 Negotiated based on: – Complexity of the project – Degree of financial risk assumed by the Consultant – Project schedule – Consultant cost control. The table summarizes how these factors should be weighted and considered in developing the cost control portion of the operating margin for each individual contract. For cost control efforts, a formula SHALL NOT be used to calculate the percentage to be applied. Operating Margins Overview

15 Operating Margins Complexity of Project

16 Operating Margins Degree of Risk

17 Operating Margins Project Schedule

18 Operating Margins Cost Control Efforts

19 Consultant Value Provides open communication between consultant community and FDOT. Allows member firms to help make changes with FDOT in doing business with the consultants. Gives members direct access to FDOT.

20 FDOT Value FDOT relies on consultant engineers for 80% of their design and inspection work. Partnering with FICE can effectively help FDOT deliver the work program. With a work program that equals or exceeds 2.5 billion in lettings each year, regular discussions occur concerning consultant contract procurements, contract negotiations, operating margins, overhead, escalation, longlisting/shortlisting process, etc.

21 FDOT Value Frequent discussions on technical matters related to design, construction inspection, R/W acquisition, planning etc on lessons learned, improvement opportunities, etc. At the liaison meetings discussion is held on the upcoming work program, FDOT support needs, alternative contracting types, specifications, DBE program, policy and procedure proposed changes, etc. FDOT cannot deliver the work program without FICE.

22 Future Value... Provided open communications between FICE and FDOT. Support given to FICE programs and FDOT programs. FICE has built a reputation with FDOT as a reliable resource for the consulting engineer profession in FL.

23 Wrap up and Questions Questions? Comments? Thank you for attending.


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