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Suggested Citation:"Contents." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2012. Procurement of Airport Development and Planning Contracts. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/22712.
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CONTENTS I. Overview of Airport Procurement, 3 A. Federal Procurement Laws and Regulations, 3 B. Hierarchy of Federal, State, and Local Laws (Preemption), 5 II. Develop Scope of Work and Technical Specifications, 6 III. Determine Contract Type and Establish Contract Terms, 7 A. 49 C.F.R. § 18.36 and AIP, 7 B. Federal Acquisition Regulation, 8 C. State and Local Contractual Provisions, 8 IV. Identify the Appropriate Selection Method and Basis for Award, 9 A. Sealed Bid Method, 9 B. Competitive Proposals, 10 C. Alternative Delivery Methods, 11 D. Qualifications-Based Selection—Professional Services, 12 E. Limited Competition and Noncompetitive Procurements, 13 V. Perform Cost Analysis (Compliance with Cost Principles), 13 VI. Protests, 14 VII. Consequences for Noncompliance, 14 VIII. Conclusion, 15 Appendix A: State Solicitation Requirements, 16 Appendix B: State Procurement Laws for Construction, Equipment, and Professional Services, 20 Appendix C: State Bid Protest Procedures, 39 Appendix D: Typical Construction Procurement Sealed-Bid Process, 41 Appendix E: Typical Request for Proposal Procurement, 42 Appendix F: Typical Professional Services Procurement—Qualifications-Based Selection Process, 43

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TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Legal Research Digest 16: Procurement of Airport Development and Planning Contracts provides guidance on how to determine which requirements apply to any given procurement process.

The report also includes an overview of the consequences for noncompliance with procurement laws or regulations in order to help airports better understand the inherent risks associated with various funding sources.


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