NCHRP Report 561: Best-Value Procurement Methods for Highway Construction Projects
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NCHRP Report 561:
Best-Value Procurement Methods for Highway Construction Projects
(2006)
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TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 561: Best-Value Procurement Methods for Highway Construction Projects examines procurement methods, award algorithms, and rating systems for use in awarding best-value highway construction contracts. The report also explores screening criteria for selecting projects for application of best-value procurement, implementation strategies, and a model best-value specification.

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  • Transportation — Policy
  • Transportation — Construction
  • Transportation — Administration and Management
Contents

Table of Contents

skim chapter
Front Matter i-x
Summary 1-12
1.2 Best-Value Contracting Definitions 13-13
1.4 Research Approach 14-15
1.5 Results and Products 16-17
2.2 Legislative and Regulatory Trends 18-19
2.3 Best-Value Contracting Concepts 20-22
2.4 Analysis of Best-Value Concepts 23-44
2.5 National Transportation Agency Survey Results 45-46
2.6 Baseline Project Performance Results 47-55
2.7 Expert Interviews 56-57
2.8 Summary of Findings 58-58
3.1 Development of Best-Value Procurement Methods 59-60
3.2 Proposed Best-Value Award Algorithms and Rating Systems 61-67
3.3 Summary of Proposed Best-Value Procurement Framework 68-68
3.4 Implementing the Proposed Best-Value Procurement Method 69-73
3.5 Screening Criteria for Best-Value Procurement 74-77
3.6 Implementation Strategies 78-84
3.7 Model Best-Value Specification 85-88
3.8 Summary 89-89
4.2 Suggested Research 90-91
Bibliography 92-93
Appendix A - Literature Review 94-95
Appendix B - List of State Laws Allowing Use of Best-Value by Departments of Transportation; Excerpts from the Model Procurement Code, FAR, and State Statutes 96-125
Appendix C - Questionnaires 126-126
Appendix D - Best-Value Case Studies 127-169
Appendix E - Advisory Board Survey 170-170
Appendix F - Best-Value Project Screening Decision Flowchart and Selection Tool 171-185
Appendix G - Barriers and Solutions to Implementation of Best-Value Process 186-189
Appendix H - Training Tool 190-202
Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications 203-203

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