Chapter 2: Contractual Agreements

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Section 1: Forms

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Overview

To establish acquisition and funding responsibilities and requirements of TxDOT and a local government (LG), an agreement must be entered into before a project is released for ROW acquisition. These agreements are discussed more fully in the following Chapter 3- Acquisition Coordination.

Below is a list of agreements and Attachment C forms to be used with the LGs. Agreement forms can be found on the Right of Way Division’s SharePoint site.

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Agreement for Right of Way Procurement

Attachment C - Standard Funding Schedule - Local Performs Work

Attachment C - Economically Disadvantaged County (EDC) Funding Schedule - Local Performs Work

Supplemental Agreement for Right of Way Procurement - Government

Agreement to Contribute ROW Funds Fixed Price

Attachment C - Standard Funding Schedule - State Performs Work

Attachment C - Periodic Payment Funding Schedule - State Performs Work

Attachment C - Real Property in Lieu of Monetary Payment Funding Schedule - State Performs Work

Attachment C - EDC Funding Schedule - State Performs Work

Supplemental Agreement to Contribute ROW Funds

Attachment C - EDC Funding Schedule - Local Performs Work



TxDOT's Contract Services Office has implemented a new agreement procedure, which is used in conjunction with the ROW agreements listed above. The new procedure consists of two agreements. These are:

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  • a Master Agreement Governing Local Transportation Project Advance Funding Agreements (MAFA), and
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  • a Local Project Advance Funding Agreement (LPAFA).

By these agreements, regardless of the type of agreement signed, TxDOT authorizes and requests the local government to proceed with ROW acquisition and agrees to reimburse the LG for its share of costs incurred according to the agreement's provisions. The agreement provides LG acceptance of responsibility to acquire all needed ROW and to obtain good title in the name of the State of Texas. Terms of the agreement apply to:

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  • new ROW authorized and requested by TxDOT which is needed and not yet dedicated, in use, or previously acquired in the name of the State or LG for highway, street, or road purposes; and
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  • needed outstanding property interests in existing ROW and eligible utility adjustments not previously made, as authorized and requested by TxDOT.

The contractual agreement establishes that:

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  • TxDOT's reimbursement to the LG for negotiated parcels will be the percent of TxDOT's funding participation of TxDOT's predetermined value of each parcel, or the parcel's net cost, whichever is the lesser amount; and
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  • on condemned parcels, TxDOT's funding participation percent reimbursement will be based on the final judgment provided that TxDOT is given proper notice of all action taken therein.

TxDOT typically participates in costs of:

The contractual agreement provides for division of other responsibilities for project development. The LG typically assumes entire responsibility for:

TxDOT typically assumes the responsibility and costs of:

The Right of Way staff prepares the necessary contractual agreements. Project limits should agree with project limits covered by minute order or program authorization. The preparation of all these agreements should be handled by the Right of Way field staff, with execution of all agreements by the Right of Way Division Director.

Submission of contracts involves the following:

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  • Along with the contract, submit a copy of the ordinance or resolution containing authority for their designated official(s) to enter into contracts with the State (for procurement of ROW, utility adjustments and fencing work) for each project.
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  • Submit two copies of each contractual agreement executed by the LG to the ROW Division for approval.
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  • If a county and one or more cities are involved, submit companion agreements, as required, covering the entire project.

Detailed submission requirements for contractual agreements with the LG are described in the following Chapter 3- Acquisition Coordination.

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