Dispute Review Board Program

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Colorado Contractors’ Association (CCA) jointly developed a Dispute and Claim resolution process that provides the foundation to resolve issues at the lowest project level. When an issue cannot be resolved within the contract at the project level, it then becomes a Dispute and continues to the CDOT Resident Engineer and the equivalent level Contractor management staff. When they are unable to resolve the issue, the Dispute may be presented to an independent third party or the Dispute Review Board (DRB). If CDOT and the Contractor are unable to resolve the Dispute after a DRB provides a recommendation, the Dispute escalates to a Claim.

CDOT maintains a list of approved DRB Candidates on this webpage who are experienced in highway construction processes and the interpretation of contract documents. This webpage also includes the CDOT Dispute Review Board Candidate Solicitation, the CDOT Code of Ethics and Nominee Disclosure Requirements, the CDOT Dispute Review Board Nominee Disclosure, past Dispute Review Board Recommendations, and links to the CDOT Dispute and Claim forms and specifications.