Joint Project Agreements (JPA's) are required from sponsors who do not have Certification Acceptance. JPA's are required before a Safe Route project goes to bid advertisement.
JPA's are legally binding agreements between the local government and ADOT regarding particular aspects of a project.
Preparing and Executing Joint Project Agreements
ADOT will prepare a Joint Project Agreement (JPA) with outlines the financing for the project based on the cost estimate. The estimated project cost shown in the JPA includes a 5% minimum contingency for change orders. ADOT will prepare and transmit the agreement to the project sponsor along with instructions for processing. The process requires City Council or Board of Supervisors action, agreement review and approval by the recipient's attorney prior to the bid advertisement (if necessary). The execution of the JPA is a guarantee by the local government to pay all project costs over the amount of federal-aid funds.
The process requires City Council or Board of Supervisors action, agreement review and approval by the recipient’s attorney prior to the bid advertisement. The estimated project costs, federal-aid share, and leveraging funds shown in the JPA are only estimates. The amount of federal-aid and leveraging funds required to be provided for the financing of the project are listed on the project recapitulation sheet provided in the PS&E package plus a surcharge.
The PS&E package will be sent by Contracts & Specifications Section to the recipient for approval and authorization for ADOT to advertise the project bid.
If a sponsor has Certification Acceptance, JPA's are not required.
Additional JPA Guidance