Partnering is a way of conducting business in which two or more organizations make long-term commitments to achieve mutual goals. This requires team-based relationships utilizing open communication among the participants based on trust, understanding, and teamwork.
Partnering is a relationship in which:
• Trust and open communications are encouraged and expected from all participants.
• All parties address and resolve issues and problems promptly and at the lowest possible level. They strive to develop solutions that are agreeable and meet the needs of everyone involved (win-win approach).
• All parties have identified common goals for the partnership and at the same time are aware of and respect each other’s individual goals and values.
• Partners seek input from each other in an effort to find better solutions to the problems and issues at hand. This creates synergy in the relationship that fosters cooperation and improves the productivity of the partnership.
Partnering Field Guide (1.8MB PDF File)
Partnering Training Requirements
UDOT, the AGC and the project partners realize the importance of joint training in order to ensure that the individuals that work together should also train together. The following training is a requirement for UDOT staff, consultants and contractors to work on UDOT projects. All project team members listed in the “Who Needs to Maintain Partnering Certification” section must complete Partnering training . If any team member has not completed the training the training must be obtained at the next available training session after successfully winning a UDOT project. Reference Standard Specification 00555 Prosecution and Progress Article 1.11
Who Needs to Maintain Partnering Certification
UDOT Required Attendees:
District Engineer, Resident Engineer, Field Engineer, Project Manager, Level IV Inspector, Level IV Materials, Office Level IV, and Trans Tech III,. Optional Attendees: Designer(s)
Contractor Required Attendees:
Vice President or sponsor, Superintendent, Project Manager, Project/Field Engineer, Operations Manager, Office Administrator, Foreman, and Optional Attendees: Estimators
Consultant Required Attendees:
Resident Engineer, Field Engineer, Discipline Engineers, Inspector, Lab Manager, Office Administrator, Project Manager-Design, Discipline Manager, Vice President-level (Management). Optional Attendees: Design Engineers
Other Recommended Attendees:
Any high risk or critical path subcontractors, suppliers, utility company representatives, local government officials
The Associated General Contractors (AGC) handles registration for contractors and consultants. Because Partnering certificates are printed in the UDOT Learning Portal, please ensure that you have an account before the start of your class.
Price: Free (Your org will be charged after the training.)
Please be aware the AGC is charging for any UDOT employee who registers for a Partnering class and does not attend.
If there is a chance you won’t be able to attend the class, call the AGC one business day in advance and withdraw your registration. The cost of the class is $375 which will be charged to your department’s org if you do not attend. This charge will not be credited toward a future class, so UDOT will be charged twice (once for the no-show and then a second time when you attend).
The contact information for the AGC is:
You can talk to anyone at the front desk to cancel.