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Select articles from the Local Government News publication are available below.
Date Articles Format
  • New retainage rules apply to LG projects.
  • Standard Specifications detail steps to default a contractor.
Local Government News: October 2021
  • Procedures for submitting DBE/HUB/SBE goal requests for LG projects.
  • Deadline quickly approaching for LGPP re-qualification.
Local Government News: April 2019
  • Check contractor's debarment status.
Local Government News: May 2018
  • Guidebook helps LGs plan projects for MPOs.
  • New DBE special provisions for LG projects.
  • Legislative bills impact local government contracts.
Local Government News: January 2018
  • Using administrative qualification, precertification in professional procurements.
Local Government News: December 2016
  • General and special provisions for LG contracts.
Local Government News: June 2015
  • Navigating the local government project process: Online toolkit to guide users through project development.
  • NEPA assignments.
Local Government News: March 2015
  • 2014 Specifications on local government projects.
  • What is a local government project?
  • Child support requirements.
Local Government News: February 2015
  • Collecting sub-recipient DUNS numbers.
Local Government News: February 2014
  • Check both federal, state debarred lists.
  • Assess liquidated damages as soon as project exceeds its contract time.
  • Local governments encouraged to invite law enforcement to pre-construction safety meetings.
  • Not all Special Provisions apply to Local Government Projects.
Local Government News: July 2013
  • Are signed child support certifications required in contactor biduments?
  • Right of way requirements for local government projects.
  • Storm water compliance for local lets.
Local Government News: June 2013
  • What is an AFA?
  • Local Government Projects must follow Quality Assurance Program.
  • Traffic control deficiencies in work zones.
  • SAFETY MINUTE: Traffic control maintenance in construction zones.
Local Government News: March 2013
  • State, federal contact information for required job site poster.
  • New federal wage rates decisions.
Local Government News: February 2013
  • Free online information, videos for local governments interested in federal project reimbursements.
  • Local government responsibilities for FHWA and TxDOT-funded projects.
Local Government News: November 2012