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The Fiscal Year Procurement Plan incorporates the anticipated disciplines and dollar amounts to be procured in pre-planned waves over the fiscal year. Waves are timed events when postings become published. There are typically four wave events per year, one per quarter. The approximate timing of the events is illustrated in the figure below. Postings occur in September, December, March and June.

Wave Schedule: Wave 1 - mid-September 2020 through mid-January 2021, Wave 2 - mid December 2020 through mid-April 2021, Wave 2 - mid-March 2021 through mid-July 2021, Wave 4 - mid-June 2021 through mid-October 2021

Plan Distribution

The first draft of the procurement plan is developed in the spring of the calendar year using historical data and professional services needs identified by each district and division. The Professional Engineering Procurement Services (PEPS) Division works with the districts and divisions to refine the needs requests and to develop the procurement plan into the procurement waves for the coming fiscal year. The Fiscal Year Projected Contracts List is posted in September and is updated throughout the year.

Disciplines Percent of Total
Architecture < 1%
Bridge Inspection 3%
Bridge On/Off Replacement < 1%
Construction, Engineering, Inspection (CEI) 26%
GEC/PMC 7%
Geotechnical 2%
Hydraulics & Hydrology  1%
Independent Engineer < 1%
Materials Engineering 4%
Owner Verification, Testing and Inspection (OVTI) 2%
Planning 1%
Plans, Specifications and Estimates (PS&E) 20%
Program Management Consultant (PMC) 5%
Schematic / Environmental 12%
Schematic/Environmental/PS&E 4%
Surveying 6%
Traffic Engineering 2%
Utility Engineering 5%