Change orders and progress estimates have always provided a steady stream of topics for the ICI/INDOT Statewide Joint Cooperative Committee agendas. Over the past several years, committee discussion focused on online availability of contract information. The first action occurred in 2016 with the addition of Site Manager reports availability through iTAP. Last month INDOT posted a webpage providing information about pending change orders. The latest step toward greater transparency occurred last week when INDOT posted a webpage including contract progress payment information.
The new webpages are accessible within INDOT’s website under the “Doing Business with INDOT” and “Contractors/Construction” headings. The initial webpages contain a vertical bar chart. The change order chart displays the number of days since the last action was taken on specific change order. The progress estimate chart displays the number of days since last approval. Hover your mouse pointer over a bar to display information. Use the drop-down pick boxes at the upper right of page to display contractor specific data.
We owe a big thanks to John Leckie, INDOT Construction and Materials Director and Statewide Committee Co-Chair, and his staff for their work on bringing these ICI/INDOT Joint Cooperative Committee action items to fruition.
Please contact ICI’s Dan Osborn with questions and comments. Mr. Leckie stated that he is open to considering suggestions for these two pages going forward.