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Recommendation Details
Text of Recommendation
Implement policies and procedures for ensuring that each State DOT establishes and uses a written, FHWA-approved plan for evaluating competition. These plans should address: assessing bidder interest levels, evaluating and documenting decisions on bids that vary significantly from the engineer's estimate, conducting and documenting bid analysis, identifying and mitigating perceived barriers to increasing competition, and adequately documenting final award decisions.
Recommendation Number
3
Recommendation Status
Open
Significant Recommendation
Yes
Recommendation Questioned Costs
$0
Recommendation Funds for Better Use
$0
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Associated Report Details
Submitting OIG
Report Title
Lessons Learned From ARRA: Improved FHWA Oversight Can Enhance States’ Use of Federal-aid Funds
Report Submitting OIG-Specific Report Number
ZA2012084
Report Date Issued
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Report Agency Reviewed / Investigated
Report Questioned Costs
$0
Report Funds for Better Use
$179,000,000