USDOT launched the Project Delivery Center of Excellence to help counties deliver projects on time, on task, and on budget.
The U.S. Department of Transportation recently created the Project Delivery Center of Excellence to help recipients of federal infrastructure funds (i.e., counties) deliver projects more efficiently and effectively, from concept to completion. The Center will serve as a central resource for innovative practices and will bring project managers together to enable knowledge sharing and peer-to-peer learning.
Among the initial plans for the Project Delivery Center of Excellence:
- Simplifying the contracting process by providing newer, less experienced grant recipients with an off-the-shelf, high-quality model that they can use to ensure consistency and quality in design and construction contracts.
- Centralizing Project Delivery Methods Best Practices and Convening Information Exchanges
- Providing a central repository and disseminate national best practices and case studies in successful, innovative project development, project delivery, and cost containment efforts.
- Working in partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers and Association of Consulting Engineering Companies to develop and distribute templates and model language for transportation construction contracts.