SIQMP & QAP – PACIFIC leadership has the experience of reviewing Source Inspection Quality Management Plan (SIQMP) on behalf of Caltrans as well as developing SIQMP for local agencies.  Since this experience is from both sides of the table, PACIFIC understands the concerns of Caltrans as the oversight agency as well as the concerns of local agencies who are relatively new to Caltrans requirements for Quality Assurance & Source Inspection.

Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) is a simpler form of SIQMP that is required by Caltrans for projects off the State Highway System (SHS) but are on the National Highway System (NHS).  Even if the project is off SHS and off NHS, QAP may still be required.  Not complying with Caltrans and FHWA may cause the local agencies lose their funding.  Even after payment, when a procedural noncompliance is identified in audits, the funding maybe taken back from local agencies.

PACIFIC can assist with identifying and developing the required quality documents based on geography (on or off the SHS or the NHS) and source of funding (local, state, federal).  PACIFIC assists cities, counties, ports, and other public agencies to develop:

  • Project SIQMP for projects on SHS which require compliance with Caltrans SIQMP Outline and the Cooperative Agreement
  • CALTRANS QAP for projects on the NHS but off the SHS which need to comply with Caltrans Construction Manual
  • Agency QAP for projects off the SHS or NHS with local funding to comply with local requirements per the Approved Agency Manual
  • Approved Agency Manual For projects that are fully funded locally and are off SHS and off NHS.

QMP PACIFIC assists local agencies develop “Quality Management Plan (QMP) for Construction Phase” as one of the Caltrans Cooperative Agreement requirements.  This QMP is a common requirement by Caltrans for locally funded projects on SHS as part of the agency program management plan.