Prompt Payment

Prompt Payment on Professional Services Contracts

Guidance for program specific, project specific, and non project specific contract types

Training & Resources

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What is Prompt Payment?

Prompt payment is a requirement that all consultants with lower tier subconsultants or vendors are contractually
obligated to pay their subconsultants and vendors promptly upon receiving payment either from CDOT, the prime consultant, or other subprime consultant. 

What are CDOT's Prompt Payment Requirements Professional Services?

Prime consultants must pay their subconsultants and vendors within 7 days of receiving payment from CDOT. Similarly, those subs must then pay lower tier subs within 7 days of receiving payment from the prime. 

How Does CDOT Monitor Prompt Payment Compliance for Professional Services?

Once a month, all consultants actively working on a CDOT project will receive an email notification from the B2GNow system, asking them to confirm receipt of payment for the prior month's work. Upon receiving this email, a consultant or vendor has 15 days to either confirm or dispute the payment information on record in B2GNow. If a consultant fails to report a dispute within this timeframe, the consultant waives their right to CDOT's involvement in resolving the discrepancy.

ANY AND ALL payment discrepancies should be reported through B2GNow. 

Getting Help

For help with DBE compliance on your project, please contact:

Region Civil Rights Offices

For more information about prompt payment regulations, please contact:

Jun Arcilla, DBE Program Manager