Plans, Specifications & Estimate (PS&E) Package Approval

Final Plan Reviews - The LPA shall submit final plans to the LPAA for review prior to submittal of the PS&E package. The LPAA unit will coordinate the final review with the PPM, RCE, RME, and other appropriate SCDOT staff assigned to the project. The RME shall complete the review of the plans in advance of the final encroachment permit submittal. (See Section B.5 of the LPA Procedures). The LPAA will assemble comments or provide final plan approval to the LPA.

Written approval of the plans must be received from SCDOT by the LPA prior to submittal of the Plans, Specification, & Estimates Package.

PS&E Package Approval - Upon approval of the project plans, the LPA may submit the PS&E package for approval. The LPA must submit the PS&E Package to the LPAA for review and approval prior to construction advertisement as outlined in the PA. The LPAA unit will coordinate the PS&E review with the PPM, RCE, RME, and the Office of Business Development and Special Programs (OBD). The package shall include a completed "Calculations of DBE/OJT Goals for LPA Projects" Worksheet. SCDOT will review the worksheet for concurrence with the recommended goal to assure that LPA project goals are appropriate in meeting SCDOT's overall program goal.

The LPAA will assemble comments or recommend approval of the submitted package. Upon approval of the PS&E Package, a request for authorization of project funds is sent to FHWA. Once authorization is received, the LPAA will notify the LPA of the approval of the PS&E package and approval to advertise the project.

The LPA must receive written approval of the PS&E package from the LPAA. Failure to receive this written approval will be sufficient cause to terminate the participation agreement.

LPA Procedures - Section B.4.