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The TxDOT procurement process for architectural, engineering and surveying services is very complex and fluid. We are committed to keeping you, our consultant community informed on the changes that can affect the procurement process and contract management. Here are some ways we keep you informed.

PEPS Conferences

2023 conference

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the PEPS Division are pleased to invite you to attend and participate in the 2023 PEPS Conference in Galveston, Texas.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Date December 5–6, 2023
Location Moody Gardens Hotel
Seven Hope Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77554

2022 conference

Fireside chats

PEPS will be conducting informative sessions known as Fireside Chats every other month until our next conference. Each presentation will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will last approximately 30 minutes, followed by 30 minutes for questions. Upon completion, the presentation and Q&A documents from each session will be published below.

Note: The list and order of presentation topics is subject to change as issues develop.


Date Topic Virtual Presentation Q&A Recording link
09/08/23 PS&E Scope Template Updates and and new Function Code 135 Registration Presentation   Recording
07/07/23 HUB subcontracting plans - avoiding mistakes that cause disqualification   Presentation Q&A Recording
05/05/23 3rd party security risks on PEPS contracts   Presentation   Recording
03/03/23 PEPS invoice impediments   Presentation Q&A  
09/16/22 2023 contract budget registration   Presentation    
05/06/22 Precertification updates   Presentation Q&A  
03/04/22 Negotiation center updates   Presentation Q&A  
01/21/22 Contract utilization   Presentation Q&A  
09/10/21 Ethics in engineering procurement   Presentation Q&A  
07/09/21 Prime provider evaluations - status report   Presentation Q&A  
07/15/22 Ethics in contracting   Presentation    
05/07/21 How to avoid disqualifications in a proposal   Presentation Q&A  
03/05/21 Electronic submittal platform - implementation   Presentation Q&A  
01/08/21 Annual rate negotiations - implementation   Presentation Q&A  
11/06/20 PEPS COVID response - lessons learned   Presentation Q&A  
09/04/20 Administrative qualifications - status report   Presentation Q&A  

Virtual attendance certificate