Chase Wells, P.E. - Central Office Value Engineering Change Proposal Coordinator
Eric Kahlig, P.E. (Alternate coordinator)
Value Engineering & Value Engineeering Change Proposal
Value Engineering in Design versus Value Engineering in Construction are two distinct and seperate process.
VE in design (VE studies) refers to the
systematic application of recognized techniques in which a multi-disciplined
team of individuals not personally involved in the design of the project takes
a “fresh look” at the project (generally during the early stages of design) to
ensure that stakeholder needs will be met in an efficient and cost-effective
way. After contract
award, contractors are then encouraged to develop Value Engineering Change Proposal (VECPs) which allow the State to
benefit from the contractor’s ingenuity, experience, and ability to work
through or around restrictions, with any cost savings shared between ODOT and
See the link for ODOT Value Engineering Webpage: Value Engineering in Design
For Training Reference Information: VE and VECP Training
Value Engineering Change Proposals:
Value Engineering Change Proposals (VECP) are post-award value engineering proposals made by construction contractors during the course of construction under a value engineering clause in the contract. The Federal-aid Policy Guide, FAPG G011.9, defines VECPs as "a construction contract provision which encourages the contractor to propose changes in the contract requirements which will accomplish the project's functional requirements at a less cost or improve value or service at no increase or a minor increase in cost.
VECPs may be for Cost, Time, or Cost and Time. VECPs are included in each contract (generally excluding Design-Build projects). CMS 105.19 & Supplement 1113 define the submittal requirements, procedures, and limitations on allowed VECPs.
ABBREVIATED Internal review procedure for Value Engineering Change Proposals:
For further description of the entire process, see the VE and VECP Training link above.
VECP Process Flowchart
Status of VECPs