About Us

The fundamental basis for the implementation of these teams is to assist the Municipalities in the administration of their construction projects that are Federally and/or State funded through the Department. The primary functions of the teams are to oversee all Municipal administered projects from Construction through Final Audit.

Subcontractor Approval Process:


In accordance with the Standard Specifications, Article 1.08.01 – “Transfer of Work or Contract”, contractors and subcontractors are required to submit all requests to subcontract on the form CLA-12 to receive written permission prior to subletting, selling, transferring, assigning or otherwise disposing of any portion of the contract work. A CLA-12 shall be completed for producers, manufacturers, truckers, and services when they are registered or certified as a SBE and/or DBE in order to properly track and provide applicable SBE/DBE credit for the project. A fully completed CLA-12 package with all required documents shall also be submitted whenever a new item(s) of work or change order (CO) is sublet. The Department will only approve a maximum of 3 tiers for the subcontracting of work.

Requests to sublet or subcontract are approved on an individual basis for each construction project. The CLA-12 and related information must be submitted far enough in advance of the work to allow for approval prior to the date the subcontractor will start work on the project. A minimum of 30 days should be allowed for review and approval.

Prime contractors seeking to have subletting or subcontracting approved for projects are responsible for completing the applicable forms, including required subcontract language in accordance with the requirements provided on this page and the instructions provided below, and supplying supplementary information as instructed. There are requirements stated on this page that are supplemented by additional instructions and specific requirements accompanying the forms themselves.

A new CLA-12 - Request to Subcontract Form (rev 08-2019 -g) has been released. As of August 1, 2019, only this new CLA-12 form will be accepted. This form shall replace all previous versions of CLA-12 forms. Any CLA-12 submittal received after August 1, 2019, that do not use the new -g form version, will be returned unprocessed. The CLA-12 is updated regularly due to unanticipated Federal and State mandates, as well as due to regular enhancements and upgrades. Please, visit this site regularly (monthly) to ensure you are using the latest version.

In order to address varying payment arrangements, the CLA-12 must be completed accurately by the Prime Contractor to identify the breakout of work to subcontractors and lower tier subcontractors by item for each project and sub-project. This information must reference the appropriate Project Number(s) and other information as indicated on the Contract documents for the CLA-12 form to be approved. To assist with this, a “Line Item Category Report” will be provided to you at the beginning of each project upon a request to the CTDOT Project Engineer.

For all CLA-12 requests to be approved, the Contractor shall ensure that they are filled out accurately and completely, and that the following mandatory inclusions are submitted with the CLA-12 submittal: 

1. Executed Contract: An executed contract signed (wet ink, no copies) between the two parties at each respective tier being sublet. As was stated in version f, that was released in August of 2018, please note that it is mandatory that all the statements listed in Section "I" of the CLA-12 shall be listed verbatim in all contracts and Purchase Orders immediately above the signature line, as requested in the CLA-12.

2. Pre-Award Commitment (PAC) Summary: When subletting to the SBE or DBE subcontractors that were part of the Pre-award commitment (PAC) for the Contract, a copy of the PAC shall be included to ensure quantities and items match (Department approval is required prior to any modifications or changes to the PAC)

3. OPM Ethics Form 6 (rev 10-01-11) (For contracts greater in dollar value than $500,000)

4. Affirmative Action Plan Information (Required for each tier when the contract exceeds $10,000)

5. FHWA 1273, Rev. 5/12 - Required Contract Provisions for Federal-Aid Construction Contracts  (Required only on Federal Projects)

6. Title VI Assurances (Required only on Federal Projects)

7. The Contractor shall ensure that all subcontractors at each tier are not listed on the CTDOL following Debarment lists:

         a) CT Debarment check

         b) FED Debarment check


Useful Document and Links

New CLA-12 Forms for immediate and mandatory use as of August 1, 2019:
Older CLA-12 version f forms already in transit will be processed prior to July 31, 2019. Any CLA-12s postmarked after August 1,
2019 that do not meet all the requirements will be returned unprocessed.

CLA-12 Municipal (Rev 08-2019) Request to Subcontract Form (Auto-Fillable Form)
NOTE: Please save the excel file on your device before opening.


Instructions for completing New CLA-12 (Rev 08-2019) (PDF)




Instructional Video for completing New CLA-12 (Rev 07-2018)



Bi-Monthly Report of DBE Participation (PDF 73 KB)


Prompt Payment Issues

AASHTOWare Training Guides and Videos



Certified Payrolls, in accordance with Standard Specifications, Article 1.05.12 - Payrolls(PDF 70KB)


CTDOT Approved Flagger Program


Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) Pamphlet for Consultant Engineers:


        a) August 2008 Version 

        b) February 2017 Version


Each Construction District has been assigned a MSAT Leader. Requests for additional information should be addressed to:

Office of Construction MSAT Liaison
Anthony O. Kwentoh, P.E.
Transportation Supervising Engineer
Phone: (860) 594-2673

District 1 MSAT Leader District 2 MSAT Leader
Gregory H. Rinick
Transportation Engineer 3
Phone: (860) 258-4638

Denise M. Misale
Transportation Engineer 3
Phone: (860) 823-3103

District 3 MSAT Leader District 4 MSAT Leader
Ronald S. Sedaille
Transportation Engineer 3
Phone: (203) 389-3182

Joseph Mancini, P.E.
Transportation Engineer 3
Phone: (203) 591-3566

Useful Documents

Municipal Manual, Version 2, Rev. November 2013 (PDF 8.73 MB)

Municipal Manual Forms (ZIP 2.5 MB)