THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NATIONAL HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT STUDIES AND PROJECTS

A REPORT WAS MADE OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT (DNER) WHICH WERE CARRIED OUT DURING THE PAST FEW YEARS BY THE STUDIES AND PROJECT DEPARTMENT. THE PROCESS OF CHANGE TO WHICH THE METHODOLOGY OF ROAD STUDIES AND PROJECTS WAS SUBJECTED, SINCE THE DNER STARTED USING CONSULTANTS SERVICES; SUCH SERVICES, PARTICULARLY THE FOREIGN CONSULTANTS SERVICES CONTRACTED BY THE PROJECTS AND STUDIES SECTION OF THE STUDY GROUP FOR INTEGRATION OF TRANSPORT POLCY (GEIPOT), HAVE BEEN QUICKLY ABSORBED INTO BRAZILIAN THINKING ON ROAD TRANSPORTATION GUIDED BY THE DNER. COMPARISON WAS MADE BETWEEN THE METHODS OF STUDIES AND PROJECTS WHICH WERE USED BEFORE THE PROCESS OF CHANGE STARTED AND THOSE METHODS WHICH WERE ADOPTED AFTER THE CHANGES. THE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTED THE DISADVANTAGE FOR THE ECONOMY BY THE MISTAKEN USE OF THE OLD SYSTEM. THE INTRODUCTION INTO BRAZIL OF THE NEW CONCEPTS WITH REGARD TO STUDIES AND PROJECTS WAS REVIEWED WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE MAIN EVENTS. THE PARTICIPATION OF FOREIGN CONSULTANTS SERVICES, THE DECISIVE STEPS TAKEN BY GEIPOT AND THE DNER RESULTED IN MEASURES TAKEN TO ESTABLISH A BRAZILIAN CONSULTANTS SERVICE. STUDIES AND PROJECTS STARTED IN 1968 AND CONTINUED IN 1969, THE YEAR IN WHICH THE DNER EFFECTIVELY ADOPTED THE NEW SYSTEM OF CONSULTANTS, WERE REPORTED. THE FIRST BRAZILIAN CONSULTANTS SERVICES WERE DESCRIBED, RELATED SERVICES WERE REPORTED: E.G. PREPARATION OF CALLS FOR TENDER, PROCESSING OF BIDS, EVALUATION OF PROPOSALS, COORDINATION AND ACTUAL FOLLOW-UP OF THE WORKS. PRESENTATION WAS MADE OF THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE WORKS DONE BY THE END OF 1969 AND BEGINNING OF 1970, AS WELL AS THE STUDIES DONE BY THE DNER AS A RESULT OF HAVING DIRECTED THEM. PUBLICATIONS OF THE VARIOUS TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES TAKEN BY THE DNER TO IMPROVE THE METHODOLOGY OF EXECUTION WAS MADE, ALSO A DETAILED SCHEDULING OF THE WORKS PLANNED FOR 1970 WAS GIVEN. RESULTS WERE GIVEN OF A STUDY OF THE PROPOSED WORK SCHEDULING AND PRICES RELATING TO THE 11/70 CALL FOR TENDER WHICH INVOLVED SOME 25 SERVICES BOTH FEDERAL AND STATE, INCLUDED IN THE 1969 PROGRAM OF DNER AND THE INTERNATIONAL RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT BANK. ANALYSIS WAS MADE OF THE VARIOUS COMPONENT PHASE OF THE PROCESS AND OF THE OBJECTIVES INTENDED BY THE DNER IN CARRYING IT OUT AND TRYING TO CLARIFY THE STAGE OF DVELOPMENT AT WHICH THE PROCESS WAS. THIS ANALYSIS INCLUDED AN ASSESSMENT OF THE VALUE OF STUDIES AND PROJECTS, THE WORK SCHEDULE, THE PROCEDURE FOR BIDS, ATTENDANCE, EXECUTION, QUALITY AND THE COST OF THE SERVICES. /RRI/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Road Research Institute /Brazil

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  • Authors:
    • Pereira, F M
  • Publication Date: 1970

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  • Accession Number: 00200441
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Institute /Brazil
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 16 1971 12:00AM