Public Works / Contracts Administration
Contracts Administration is one of three operating sections in the Department of Public Works. We strive to protect the City's interest through serving as a quality control and contract compliance agency responsible for providing assurance that the streets, utility lines, and building contracts for Public Works projects are constructed and administered in accordance with the plans, specifications, State and Federal laws and safety provisions to achieve a quality product. This effort includes but is not limited to the construction for street improvements, storm drain construction, bridges, overpasses, gas lines, sewer lines, water lines, retaining rock walls and commercial utility permits and subdivisions.
We serve to monitor and authorize payments to the contractor(s) for acceptable progress, minimize public liability, ensure public safety and convenience, and certify the quality of the finished product meets the design standards. This contributes to reducing and avoiding future maintenance costs.
Contracts Administration is made up of our Section Administrator who oversees all contracts for the construction of roadways, utility lines, commercial utility permits and retaining rock wall permits. Our Project Managers manage Capital Improvement Projects and those already listed that are assigned to them and help with each other's projects on an as needed basis. Contracts Administration Inspectors make sure that all installed gas lines, waterlines, sewer lines and roadway construction meet the latest versions of the following:
Revised Traffic Standards - The purpose of this document is to regulate the various traffic-related issues associated with public and private development such as access and median regulations, placement and implementation of traffic calming devices, installation of street lighting, placement of traffic control devices, and preparation of traffic impact studies.
CLC Standards for Road Construction This references the materials and contract installation specifications for earthwork, asphalt, concrete, and traffic signals and lighting.
2013 Utility Standards - Revised June 2017. These standards reference the material, installation, and details for water, sanitary sewer, and natural gas that are maintained by the CLC.
General Conditions for Construction Contracts - Requirements for all contracted work with the CLC from time of bidding the project to closing the project out.
Design Standards - These standards outline the minimum design specifications for work in the Public Right-of-Way, drainage, landscaping, erosion control, and traffic standards.
Contracts Administration also updates the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) Traffic Alerts for road and lane closures, shoulder work, and other traffic concerns for in and around Las Cruces.
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