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NCHRP Synthesis 20-05/Topic 34-05 [Final (Synthesis)]

Effective Construction Management of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Issues
[ NCHRP 20-05 (Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices) ]

  Project Data
Funds: 25000
Staff Responsibility: Jon M. Williams
Effective Date: 11/15/2002
Completion Date: 4/21/2005
Fiscal Year: 2002

TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 343: Management of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Issues in Construction Contracting examines state transportation agencies’ (STA's) various approaches to implementation of DBE regulations relating to bidder’s lists; prompt payment; return of retainage; actual achievements, including accounting and reporting procedures; good faith efforts; and compliance, including substitutions, fraud, and commercially useful functions.  The report also includes information on construction and construction management contracts, design–build projects, master contracts (indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, services on demand, and task ordering), pass-through to local agencies, and STA performance measures.    This topic is published at  http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=4941

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