The rapid development and technological changes inherent in Intelligent Vehicle Highway System (IVHS) projects can make following traditional state bidding practices ineffective. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is procuring a freeway management system using several non-traditional contracting practices to ensure delivery of equipment for its Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS). Sole source methods, low bid methods, vendor specifications, personal services contracts, systems manager approaches, and two-step methods were examined. ADOT elected to use several techniques, each with a specific application. These contracting procedures include a two-step bidding process for a multi-million dollar construction project, requisitioning from existing statewide procurement contracts for workstation and central computer equipment, and total life cycle cost bidding for electronic, light-emitting variable message signs.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Wall, H B
    • Marsden, B G
    • Shea, J F
  • Publication Date: 1992


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00629444
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 26 1993 12:00AM