The Office of Construction and Innovative Contracting (OCIC) is involved in all phases of construction contracts:
- administer construction contract changes
- construction contract performance measures and reporting
- develop and promote work zone safety practices
- manage contract bids and approvals
- monitor and enforce labor compliance
- investigate and resolve contractor claims
- review and revise construction specifications
- research and promote innovative construction and contracting methods
OCIC maintains liaison with MnDOT Districts, other MnDOT Divisions, State and Federal agencies, legislators, counties and municipalities, contractors, citizens and the Resident Offices.
In general, a Resident Office ensures completion of construction contracts according to contract requirements, provides technical supervision for construction projects, coordinates the activities of public utilities, contractors, and other governmental agencies on construction projects, documents contract work progress for paying the contractors; informs property owners, news media, other governmental agencies, and the public of construction operations within the District; provides requested technical assistance to other governmental agencies on their construction projects and ensures all required traffic safety and control measures are taken in the construction areas.