Design Assistance (2012 and 2014 Recipients)
NJDOT is pleased to announce the TAP
Design Assistance Program (pdf 2m). This pilot program makes
available consultant engineering services to assist Local Public Agencies
(LPA's) with the development of plans, specifications, and estimates (PS&E)
for their TAP projects. Recipients of NJDOT's 2012 and 2014 TAP grants are
eligible to participate in the program. The program was developed by NJDOT as
part of the FHWA's Every Day Counts initiative and is intended to shorten time,
reduce costs, and improve quality in the delivery of NJDOT TAP
NJDOT has established a pool of engineering design consultants
through a quality based selection process. This pool can aid LPAs in the project
delivery process by reducing the time required to procure professional services,
ensure the consultant selection process is compliant with federal Brooks Act
requirements, and provides the LPA with NJDOT prequalified, cost basis approved
designers to aid in the development of PS&E submissions for their eligible
Consultant information is under
Some highlights of the TAP Design
Assistance Program are:
Participation in the TAP Design
Assistance Program is at the sole discretion of the LPA.
Recipients of 2012 and 2014 TAP
grants are eligible to participate in the program.
NJDOT will participate in eligible
design costs if an LPA elects to participate in the program.
The TAP Design Assistance Program
is a reimbursement program.
Costs and fees for the work to be
performed will be negotiated by the LPA with the firm of their choice.
Contracts for the work to be
performed will be between the LPA and the firm. All federal requirements apply.
Total costs and fees shall not
NJDOT's Local Aid and Economic Development at 609.530.3640 if you are an
eligible TAP recipient interested in the TAP Design Assistance Program.