Administrative qualification is a process TxDOT uses to verify that your firm has an indirect cost rate that meets TxDOT requirements.

Become Administratively Qualified

You may demonstrate administrative qualification by an audit or by self-certification of its incorporated entity or business segment. TxDOT requires the use of direct labor cost as the allocation base for allocating indirect costs.

Submit Qualification Documentation

After an audit is complete, you must submit qualification documentation for review.

Requirements for Processes

The administrative qualification requirements for the four selection processes — Comprehensive, Federal, Streamlined, and Accelerated — are addressed in the Texas Administrative Code, Title 43, Subchapter C, in Sections 9.34(b), 9.35(b), 9.36(b), and 9.37(b), respectively. The requirements are further explained below:

Maintain Administrative Qualification Status

  • Each year by June 30, you need to submit a new CPA audit or self-certification for re-analysis.
  • You need to maintain the correct insurance requirements, depending on the project.

List of Firms

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Administrative Qualifications Administrator