Highway/Heavy/Utility Contractors Council

The Highway/Heavy/Utility Contractors Council was formed to provide a forum for issues of unique significance to heavy/civil/highway contractors. The leadership of this council works regularly with the leadership of the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

The council is open to any heavy/civil/highway contractor members. Interested members can also volunteer to participate in sub-groups that include: roads, bridges, specialty, and administration. If you are interested in joining the Highway Council please contact Council Chair Ric Miller.

View Highway/Heavy/Utility Contractors Council Charter.

Core Objectives

Develop Additional Opportunities for Highway Council Member Involvement

  • AGC/ODOT annual meeting
  • Workgroup opportunities on specific issues

ODOT Relations

  • Continue meetings with ODOT leadership: ODOT director, deputy director—Highway Division, etc., to discuss issues of importance to the industry
  • Continue ODOT/AGC leadership group to improve communication and ODOT practices
  • Work with ODOT as OTIA III projects come online: provide feedback and participate in task forces to provide industry feedback.
  • Continue to work with ODOT committees/leadership to move AGC issues forward and ensure timely resolution to issues of concern.


  • Work with other highway-related groups to move issues of mutual concern forward (OCAPA/APAO—Construct by Contract, OCAPA—Aggregate Sourcing, etc.)


  • Work with ODOT or others to provide additional trainings as needed.

Highway/Heavy/Utility Contractors Council Minutes

If you would like copies of meeting minutes or materials, please send your request to John Rakowitz.


AGC | ODOT Annual Meeting

The 2021 AGC | ODOT Annual Meeting was held virtually on Friday, February 19, with updates from ODOT leadership and a snapshot of future direction. Topics included:

  • AGC | ODOT Partnership with Mike Salsgiver, AGC Executive Director and Kris Strickler, ODOT Director
  • The Oregon Transportation Commission with Alando Simpson, OTC
  • Agenda Financial Forecast and Federal Funding and Policy Updates with Travis Brouwer and Trevor Sleeman, ODOT
  • Delivery and Operations Outlook with Karen Rowe, ODOT
  • Fire Recovery with Joe Squire, ODOT
  • Urban Mobility and Mega Projects Update with Brendan Finn and Della Mosier, ODOT

We thank Ric Miller, Chair of AGC’s Highway/Heavy/Utility Contractors Council for his hard work on this year’s successful virtual event.

Questions & Answers can be found here: Q & A Summary

The presentation from the day is linked here: AGC | ODOT Presentation


Change in Acceptance of ODOT’s First-Tier Subcontractor Disclosure Form

Effective May 1, 2021 ALL First-Tier Subcontractor Disclosure Forms (SDF) must either be

    1. Turned in at the time of bid closing (prior to 9:00am), or
    2. Emailed not later than two working hours after the time of bid closing to ODOTProcurementOfficeConstruction@odot.state.or.us

SDFs at Bid closing (prior to 9:00am):

    • Electronic bids – submit SDF with the electronic bid, using BidExpress at the time designated for receipt of bids. (No change to this process)
    • Paper bids – submit “paper” SDF with the bid at the time designated for receipt of bids. (No change to this process)
    • Paper SDF – submit “paper” SDF by itself, date stamping it with the provided date stamping device, and placing it in the ODOT Procurement Office bid box. (No change to this process)

SDF’s after Bid closing (after 9:00 am):

    • Submit the SDF by email to ODOTProcurementOfficeConstruction@odot.state.or.us, no later than two working hours after the time of bid closing.
    • The ODOT Procurement Office will no longer accept paper SDFs after the designated time for bid closing.
    • Paper SDFs received after 9:00 am will not be accepted.c


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Need more information?

Contact John Rakowitz, Director of Public and Strategic Affairs, for more information.