CDOT Revamps Partnering Program with "Project First" Initiative

19-Aug-2016 to 19-Aug-2016

CDOT is collaborating with the Colorado Contractors Association  (CCA) and the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) on a new era of partnering which is themed "Project First". At the agency level, as well as the project level, CDOT is working to improve how partnering can better serve transportation projects statewide. CDOT and CCA have developed a Charter which includes a commitment "to advancing a culture of collaboration that focuses on "project first" solutions wherever possible. This will be achieved through a partnering strategy designed to foster mutual professional trust." 

Project First also includes a joint training effort in which both CDOT and contractors will jointly attend workshops that promote successful project implementation. An Identification and Tracking Log was also developed that enables project staff to proactively identify issues and meaningfully address and track them quickly. Several pilot projects have been selected to participate in the program and a list of partnering facilitators is available on CDOT's Project First website.