California Department of Transportation

Project Delivery

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Project Delivery's role is to facilitate the delivery of capital projects on our State Highway system that will improve the movement of people, goods and services across California. Within Project Delivery, the Divisions of Design, Construction, Engineering Services, Environmental Analysis, Project Management and Right of Way and Land Surveys help facilitate the delivery of the Department's capital projects.


Project Delivery Quarterly (PDQ)

The Project Delivery Quarterly highlights creative transportation solutions developed through collaboration of a number of diverse functional areas. Under the leadership of the Chief Engineer and the twelve District Directors, the functions of Project Management, Environmental Analysis, Design, Right of Way and Land Surveys, Engineering Services, and Construction work together to conceive, design, and build highways, bridges, and other transportation facilities for the traveling public described in the quarterly publications below.

Fall 2015 PDQ

Project Delivery- Performance Driven focuses on Project Delivery’s role in implementing components of the Caltrans Strategic Management Plan. This edition highlights how performance measurement improves Project Delivery’s ability to build on past successes, to further improve the transportation system and quality of life for all Californians.



Winter 2015 PDQ

Livability and Project Delivery focuses on how livability, a component of sustainability, can be improved by transportation infrastructure. The first two articles provide greater definition of livability, followed by articles highlighting examples of Caltrans partnerships, activities and projects that improve livability for travelers and communities.


  • Project Delivery Quarterly Publications

    Project Delivery Directives

    Project Delivery Directives are issued to provide direction and guidance on project delivery policies, standards and best practices.

    Date Document Name


    PD-14 Policy & Guidelines for use of Cost + Time Bidding Provisions


    PD-13 Value Engineering Change Proposals (VECP)


    PD-12 Capital Outlay Support (COS) Charging Practices


    PD-11 Management of Capital Project Support Budgets


    PD-10 Permissible Design Activities during the NEPA Process


    PD-09 Project Risk Management Manual: A Scalable Approach


    PD-08 Earned Value Management of Capital Outlay Projects


    PD-07 Response to Bidder Inquiries


    PD-06 Sharing of Electronic Files


    PD-05 Constructability Reviews


    PD-04 Project Contingencies and Supplemental Work


    PD-03 Completion of the Remaining Metric Project on the SHS



    PD-02 Contaminated Property Acquisition



    PD-01 Project Delivery Directives




    This page last updated March 2, 2015