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Consultant Use Guidelines for Local Public Agencies

In general, state DOTs and LPAs must use qualifications-based selection procedures (Brooks Act, 40 USC 1102(2)) when acting as contracting agencies to procure engineering and design-related services for a construction project using federal funds (23 USC 112(b)(2) and 23 CFR 172).

Requirements applicable to engineering and design-related services contracts using federal funds include the need for a written policy identifying procedures for each method of procurement used to procure engineering and design-related services.  WYDOT procedures have been approved by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) through Operating Policy 40-1, Consultant Services Agreements. Attachment 1 to OP40-1 (below) provides guidance for LPAs regarding consultant use.

Template Policy and General Provisions