Contractor Tools & Resources
UDOT utilizes Innovative Contracting methods such as Design-Build (DB) & Construction Manager / General Contractor (CMGC) on projects as a way to provide value such as savings of time/cost and improved quality.
Proposers for upcoming DB & CMGC projects can view past proposals for awarded contracts by contacting UDOT Consultant Services at 801-957-8681 (DB) or 801-965-4419 (CMGC).
UDOT Innovative Contracting Engineer
Cell: (385) 228-8672
Design-Build (DB) Information
Design-Build Laws, Rules, Policies & Guidelines:
Construction Manager / General Contractor (CMGC) Information
Tools for contractors after award has been given.
Qualified Health Insurance Coverage
In the 2016 legislative general session a law was passed requiring all Contractors/Consultants and subcontractors/sub-consultants who enter into a contract with UDOT over certain contract and subcontract values meet the Qualified Health Insurance Coverage requirements as outlined in Utah Code 72-6-107.5. In the 2016 legislative general session the law was revised to raise the threshold contract and subcontract thresholds. The prime contract value
Web link to qualified health care coverage limits:
As required by Utah Code 72-6-107.5f, effective as of July 1, 2009, UDOT will not enter into a contract with a Contractor/Consultant (or subcontractor/sub-consultant) without “demonstration” of compliance regarding the offering of “Qualified Health Insurance Coverage” to their employees. Prior to issuing Notice to Proceed or approval to sublet work, the Contractor/Consultant must demonstrate compliance following the provisions of Administrative Rule R-916-5. A Contractor’s/Consultant’s inability to adequately demonstrate compliance may be grounds for determining a proposal non-responsive or grounds for cancellation of award.
To “demonstrate” compliance, two statements are needed. Separate compliance form and statement letter for each subsidiary(prime/subcontractor and consultant/subconsultant), contracting with UDOT, are required.
1. Provide a written statement of actuarial equivalency from:
a. an actuary selected by the consultant or the consultant’s insurer; or
b. an underwriter who is responsible for developing the employer group’s premium rates.
Use the following Statement of Compliance form for the actuary / underwriter written statement:
2. An original signed statement on company letterhead from the Contractor/Consultant stating that they will “maintain an offer of Qualified Health Insurance coverage as required by Utah Code 72-6-107.5 for the duration of any contract between(Contractor/Consultant) and UDOT.”
Consultants may take the necessary steps now to comply with this ruling or wait until selected as a prime or subconsultant on a contract that meets the threshold. Work with your insurance carrier or the ACEC to find an Actuary or underwriter, familiar with the new Qualified Health Plan. Statements can be mailed to the UDOT Consultant Services Division, P O Box No. 148490, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-8490. Statements submitted by consultants will be effective for one year.
Subconsultants entering into a contract valued at $1,000,000.00 or greater will also be required to demonstrate compliance. As required by law, if a subconsultant enters into a contract with a consultant, the consultant shall demonstrate to UDOT that the subconsultant has and will maintain an offer of qualified health insurance coverage for the subconsultant’s employees and the employees’ dependents for the duration of the contract(s). Subconsultants may follow the same process as prime consultants.
We recommend that all prime contract bidders/proposers take the necessary steps now to comply with this ruling. Work with your insurance carrier of the AGC/ACEC to find an Actuary, familiar with the Qualified Health Plan.
For Contractors, statements can be mailed to the UDOT Construction Division, PO Box No. 148220, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-8220, or included with your signed contracts. Statements submitted by prime contractors will be effective for one year. UDOT will then require updated statements as part of the pre-qualification process or annually as needed prior to notice to proceed and will be effective for one year.
Subcontractors entering into a contract valued at $1,000,000.00 or greater will also be required to demonstrate compliance. As required by law, if a subcontractor enters into a contract with a contractor, the contractor shall demonstrate to UDOT that the subcontractor has and will maintain an offer of qualified health insurance coverage for the subcontractor’s employees and the employees’ dependents for the duration of the contract(s). Subcontracts may follow the same process as prime contractors.
Masterworks for Construction
For any issues with Masteworks please email Masterworks Support firstname.lastname@example.org
Masterworks for Construction Resources
Owner Controlled Insurance Program (OCIP)
Please see the link & attachments below that may be helpful to contractors that are working on UDOT projects.
Hopefully this will provide quick access to UDOT and other information that may usually be difficult to find. Please contact us at 801-965-4267 to propose other links that you would like to see added to this site.
Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to the PDBS FAQ
The Project Development Business System (PDBS) is a highway construction management tool and database. It was developed by UDOT to help facillitate and electronically document the advertising, bidding/awarding, and construction activities of all federal, state and local government projects. PDBS is divided into several sub systems as listed in the left pane; Browse FAQs. Use these handy links or the ones across the top of any page to move between sub systems.
If you have questions about using our PDBS software, there’s a good chance you’ll find the answer here. If you can’t find the answer, feel free to ask a question of your own by using one of the “PDBS Questions” links.
PDBS Engineer’s Estimate – PDBS Engineer’s Estimate enhancement training dated 07/19/04 (PowerPoint)