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Consultant Services

UDOT Consultant Services is responsible for the procurement and administration of design and professional services necessary for UDOT programs and projects. Consultant Services procures services under the authority and guidance of federal and state laws, regulations, and rules.

Consultant Services Manual of Instruction

The Consultant Services Manual of Instruction provides information and guidance related to the engineering and professional services contracting process. Our goal is to provide relevant information to Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) staff, Local Government (LG) agencies, and consultant firms regarding contracting with UDOT on transportation related programs and projects. The policies and procedures outlined within this manual are required by, and have been developed to ensure compliance with state and federal laws, regulations, and rules.

Consultant Services Manual of Instruction

Contact Information

Consultant Services and Project Manager Contacts

Authority to Contract

Consultant Services procures services under the authority and guidance of federal and state laws, regulations, and rules.

Utah Administrative Rule R907‐66 (Procurement of Consultant Services): R907-66 establishes UDOT procedures for procuring services of design, engineering, engineering‐related services, and other professional services (all referred to as consultants) and administering the attendant contracts using federal‐aid highway program funding or Utah State funding.

This Rule defines “Consultant” as an expert that UDOT contracts with to perform professional services necessary to the planning, progress, and completion of any design, engineering, and engineering related service. It also defines “Other Professional Services” such as grant writing, asset management, transportation research, prototype development, technology transfer, project‐related public involvement, right of way acquisition services, and any other service deemed necessary by the Director.

Authority to Contract

40 U.S. Code 101-1104 (Selection of Architects and Engineers): Commonly referred to as the Brooks Act, requires the procurement of architectural and engineering services on the basis of demonstrated competence and qualification for the type of professional services required. This is also known as a Qualifications Based Selection (QBS).

Title 23, Code of Federal Regulations Part 172 (Procurement, Management, and Administration of Engineering and Design Related Services): Code requires UDOT to prepare and maintain written
policies and procedures for the procurement, management, and administration of engineering and design‐related services for contracts using federal‐aid funds.

Utah Code Title 72, Chapter 2, Part 2, Section 206 (Department Authority to Contract): Outlines UDOT’s authority to contract with entities concerning the planning, construction, lease, or other acquisition, installation, or financing of transportation projects.

Utah Administrative Rule R907‐66 (Procurement of Consultant Services): Establishes UDOT procedures for procuring services of design, engineering, engineering‐related services, and other professional services (all referred to as consultants) and administering the attendant contracts using federal‐aid highway program funding or Utah State funding.

This Rule defines “Consultant” as an expert that UDOT contracts with to perform professional services necessary to the planning, progress, and completion of any design, engineering, and engineering related service. It also defines “Other Professional Services” such as grant writing, asset management, transportation research, prototype development, technology transfer, project‐related public involvement, right of way acquisition services, and any other service deemed necessary by the Director.

Consultant Services – Consultant Selection Matrix

Consultant Services – Consultant Selection Matrix

Consultant Selection Report

We have developed a Consultant Selection Report for contracts executed over the past year.

Consultant Marketing Report

UDOT’s Consultant Marketing Report contains current information regarding ongoing projects, including  current  project  status,  UDOT  project  managers  (PMs)  assigned, locations,  and project  values. 

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