Classifications of Work Eligible for TIB Funds.
Special Studies
Design, environmental, value engineering or other studies directly related to the project as part of the design of the project.

Design Engineering
The work of locating and designing, making surveys and maps, sinking test holes, making foundation investigations, preparing plans, specifications and estimates, centerline, and other related preliminary work and incidental construction staking, to the extent such staking is necessary to review construction plans, and related general engineering preparatory to the letting of a contract for construction.

The work may also include traffic counts, holding of public hearings, preparation of right-of-way cost estimates, legal, and other costs incidental to the location and design of a highway project necessitating the acquisition of right-of-way thereon up to but not including the appraisal of individual parcels for acquisition purposes.

These design engineering costs are generally incurred prior to the date of construction approval. The date of contract award is usually the cutoff for charging to design engineering.

During the construction phase of a project when a major change takes place that requires additional design effort, the design phase can be reopened on a case-by-case basis after approval from TIB. Also, any construction staking done in advance of the award should be charged to design engineering.

The preparation of right-of-way plans; appraisal for parcel acquisition; review of appraisals; negotiation of purchase; preparation for and trial of condemnation cases; management of properties acquired; furnishing of relocation advisory assistance; and other related labor expenses.

a) Excess land (appraised value) including uneconomic remnants.

b) Improvements (appraised salvage value).

c) Landowner costs:
i) Attorneys' fees;

ii) Witness fees;

iii) Expert witness fees; or

iv) Similar costs to a landowner based on value of the services rendered to him which are paid by the local agency in connection with acquisition of rights-of-way, regardless of whether such costs are included in court judgments or court costs in litigated condemnation cases, e.g., statutory evaluation allowance.

Construction Engineering
The work of supervising construction activities; the inspection of construction and related mechanical aspects (e.g., staking necessary to review construction plans together with those staking activities necessary for the local agency to control construction operations); testing of materials incorporated into construction, checking shop drawings and measurements for and preparations of progress and final estimates, and as-built drawings. Construction engineering costs are generally incurred only after bid award and prior to:

a) Completion date of the final contract pay estimate and its submission to the contractor;

b) The final date of charges for required material testing; or

c) Completion date of the separation of contract cost by code type, location, etc., whichever is applicable to that portion of the construction engineering phase involved.

d) Administrative Settlement Costs-Contract Claims. Services related to the review and defense of claims against projects.

e) Miscellaneous Functions. Costs incurred for other TIB activities that are properly attributable to, and for the benefit of, TIB projects but are not assignable to any of the previously defined functions.

Construction Other
a) Royalty expenses for material furnished by the local agency that are used by the contractor.

b) Temporary signs, traffic control labor, traffic control devices, and temporary illumination furnished by the local agency. The initial basic cost of traffic control devices purchased for use on the project is an authorized participating cost. When used items are furnished by the local agency, TIB participation will not be requested.

c) Striping and pavement marking work performed by local forces.

d) Second stage fertilizing by local forces. Application of second-stage seeding and fertilizer, after other work on the project has been completed and the contractor has been released from the contract, is not eligible for TIB participation.

e) Other Items. Items not identified herein as eligible for TIB participation such as material furnished by the local agency. Work performed by local forces eligible for participation as well as work performed by utility companies, railroad, or other contracted work not part of the contract with the primary contractor.

All payments to the primary contractor.