Inspection, Testing, and Material Certification - The LPA is responsible for ensuring all project materials meet or exceed federal, state, and industry standards and material certifications must be obtained prior to incorporation into the project. The LPA (with assistance from the RCE) should prepare a Minimum Sampling Requirements Checklist in accordance with SCDOT Office of Materials and Research and SCDOT's Construction Manual.
The LPA may utilize the services of a project consultant to perform inspection and or construction oversight services. The consultant must be procured according to the procurement procedures submitted in the LPA Qualifications Evaluation Form as approved by SCDOT. Prior to the award of a consultant contract, the LPA must submit an LPA Consultant Concurrence Request Form to the LPAA for review and concurrence of consultant selection.