Project Description

This course is designed to meet the educational needs of government officials in charge of surface transportation-related procurements and contracts. Topics span the entire project cycle, including planning and needs assessment, concept of operations, pre-qualification and qualification of contractors, tendering or RFP process, proper use and management of consultants and contractors, the importance of mid and long term strategic planning, procurement negotiation, best practices in project supervision, completing projects on time and on budget, the role of technical specifications and standards, as well as the critical importance of ethics.