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Local Agency Program Certification & Recertification CBT

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The purpose of this course is to provide Local Agencies with a basic knowledge of the Local Agency Program (LAP). The information covered in this course represents an overview. Local Agencies should work closely with the District LAP Administrator and read the program materials for detailed policy information.
Note: Please complete the introduction, all modules and the frequently asked questions to gain access to your certificate of completion.

Introduction (Flash, 2.37MB, 2:59)

PDF - Introduction (PDF, 566KB)

  • Course Purpose
  • Course Goals
  • Required Participants
  • LAP History

Module 1 - Overview of the LAP Process (Flash, 5.50MB, 10:36)

PDF - Module 1 (PDF, 845KB)

  • Agency Certification
  • Levels of Certification
  • Recertification and Decertification
  • Project Selection
  • Typical Project Types
  • LAP Agreement and Contract Development
  • Federal Authorization Process
  • Bidding/Letting and Contractor Selection
  • Project Management
  • Project Close-out
  • Local Agency Responsibility

Module 2 - Federal Funding (Flash, 3.42MB, 4:58)

PDF - Module 2 (PDF, 827KB)

  • Federal Funding
  • Federal Sources for Funding
  • Financial Accountability
  • Financial Considerations
  • Invoice Requirements
  • Why is Fiscal Accountability critical for the ER program?

Module 3 - Civil Rights

Part 1 (Flash, 4.56MB, 4:46)

PDF - Module 3 Part 1 (PDF, 858KB)

  • Welcome
  • Local Agency Responsibility
  • Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE)
  • Anticipated DBE Participation Statement (ADBEPS)
  • Bid Opportunity List
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
  • Applicable Federal Regulations
  • Local Agency Responsibility

Part 2 (Flash, 2.58MB, 4:08)

PDF - Module 3 Part 2 (PDF, 692KB)

  • On-the-Job (OJT) Training
  • OJT Trainee Requirements
  • Title VI (Non-Discrimination)
  • Title VI - Local Agency Responsibility
  • Americans with Disabilities (ADA)
  • ADA Requirements
  • Project Field Reviews

Module 4 - Federal Statutes and Regulations

Part 1 (Flash, 2.78MB, 5:18)

PDF - Module 4 Part 1 (PDF, 824KB)

  • Introduction
  • Environmental Process
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • FHWA NEPA Process
  • NEPA Documentation
  • Contract Administration
  • FHWA Form 1273
  • Part 1 - General
  • Part 2 - Nondiscrimination
  • Basis for Discrimination
  • Contractor Practices
  • Section II.1 EEO
  • Section II.8 Selection of Subcontractors, Procurement of Materials, and Leasing of Equipment

Part 2 (Flash, 4.20MB, 9:38)

PDF - Module 4 Part 2 (PDF, 1.09MB)

  • Part IV - Payment of Predetermined Minimum Wage (AKA Davis Bacon Minimum Wages)
  • Predetermined Minimum Wage
  • December 20, 2000 Final Rule
  • States with "Little Davis-Bacon"
  • Part V - Statements & Payrolls
  • Part VII - Subletting or Assigning the Contract
  • Part VIII - Safety: Accident Prevention
  • Part IX - False Statements Concerning Highway Projects
  • Part XI - Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion

Part 3 (Flash, 2.25MB, 5:38)

PDF - Module 4 Part 3 (PDF, 771KB)

  • Other Contract Provisions
  • Buy America
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprises
  • What is a DBE?
  • Categories
  • Sources of Concern

Part 4 (Flash, 2.48MB, 5:24)

PDF - Module 4 Part 4 (PDF, 807KB)

  • Non-Collusion Statement
  • Suspensions of Work Ordered by the Engineer
  • Causes of Compensable Owner Delay
  • Significant Changes in the Character of Work
  • What is a "Major Item"?

Module 5 - Other Program Requirements

Part 1 (Flash, 3.96MB, 8:07)

PDF - Module 5 Part 1 (PDF, 1.00MB)

  • Public Agencies in Competition with the Private Sector
  • Patented/Proprietary Products
  • State and Local Preference
  • Method of Construction
  • Force Account
  • Value Engineering
  • Contract Time
  • Prequalification
  • Bonding & Prequalification

Part 2 (Flash, 3.84MB, 10:27)

PDF - Module 5 Part 2 (PDF, 1.30MB)

  • Advertising for Bids
  • Bid Opening & Tabulation
  • Responsible vs. Responsive
  • Bid Tabulation
  • Bid Price Data
  • Bid Analysis and Award of Contract
  • Bid Rigging and Post Award Reviews
  • Bid Rigging (or Bid Collusion)
  • Detecting Bid Rigging
  • USDOT / OIG Office
  • Project Supervision and Staffing
  • Suspension & Debarment

Part 3 (Flash, 4.29MB, 6:53)

PDF - Module 5 Part 3 (PDF, 943KB)

  • Termination of Contract
  • Non-Traditional Contracting Practices
  • Special Experimental Project No. 14 Innovative Contracting
  • Experimental Methods
  • Design-Build
  • Design-build Regulations
  • Suitability
  • B. Architect/Engineer Consultant Procurement

Part 5 (Flash, 2.22MB, 4:18)

PDF - Module 5 Part 4 (PDF, 645KB)

  • Transportation Enhancement (TE) Projects
  • National Recreational Traits Program
  • Emergency Relief Projects
  • Emergency Relief
  • Emergency Work Under ER Program

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (Flash, 1.85MB, 3:25)

PDF - Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 645KB)


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