F2−1: Restricted Bidding Capacity of Contractors who were Behind Schedule or Consistently Unable to Complete DOT Contracts
The Ohio Department of Transportation pre−qualifies contractors two different ways: 1) By type of work to be accomplished in the contract (can the contractor build this type of bridge, etc?), and 2) the contractor's ability to manage a certain dollar value of projects (can the contractor manage 4 projects worth $250 million?).
REASON(S) FOR ADOPTING:
Contractors were being awarded projects that they could not finish because they were not professionally qualified or able to manage projects of that size. This leads to continued disruptions of traffic because a new contractor must be hired or the work is inferior and will not last as long.
When a contractor is awarded a project, there is no question as to his ability to complete the project. The responsibility issue of the contractor is eliminated. Projects are not delayed due to the inability of a contractor to complete a project.
MOST APPLICABLE LOCATION(S)/PROJECT(S):
All types of work. All locations.
STATE(S) WHERE UTILIZED:
Mark Kelsey, Administrator, Office of Contracts, Ohio DOT
Telephone: (614) 466−3778