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Certifications and Findings In the Public Interest (FIPI)

Specifying Proprietary Items on CDOT Projects

Certifications

The Certification Process requires that the Residency Engineer (for project specific), Program Engineer (for regionwide use), or Branch Manager (for statewide use) prepare documentation (CDOT Form 1381) that shows 1). that no equally suitable alternative exists; or 2). that the item is essential for synchronization with existing transportation facilities. Once the documentation (CDOT Form 1381) is complete, it shall then be submitted to the Standards and Specifications Unit  Manager (Shawn Yu) for review and posting . See Design Bulletin 2020-02 for further clarification.
Section Description Manufacturer Concurrence Date Statewide, Regional, or Corridor (Project) Specific

StopCrackEX System

Fatigue Tech

04/19/21

Statewide

Intersection Warning System

Trafficalm Systems

04/14/21

Project Specific

All network gear from Peplink

Peplink International, Ltd.

02/26/21 

Region 4 

Iteris Vantage Next with Vector Hybrid Cameras

Gades Sales, Inc.

02/26/21

Region 4

Irrigation Equipment

Rainbird

02/08/21

Project Specific

Redi-Rock gravity retaining wall

Redi-Rock

02/08/21

Project Specific

Various Traffic signal equipment

Polara

FLIP

Econolite

02/08/21

Project Specific

All Network Gear from Ciena

Ciena Corporation

01/04/21

Statewide

All Smart Sensors from Wavetronix with Click Systems

 Wavetronix.com

01/04/21 

Statewide 

518.05 (a)

Mageba Expansion Joint for Bridges

Mageba USA

10/29/20

Statewide

Intelight 2070LC ATC Traffic Signal Controller

Q-Free Intelight

10/29/20

Statewide

TransCore TransSuite   Advanced Transportation Management System (ATMS)

TransCore ITS, LLC

10/29/20

Statewide

Econolite Cobalt Traffic Signal Controller

Econolite

9/17/20

Project Specific

Proxim Wireless Tsunami Quickbridge QB-10150L-LNK-US Radio with Integrated Panel Antenna

Local Vendor

9/17/20

Project Specific

Siemens RuggedCom RS900GP Ethernet Switch

Siemens Canada Limited

9/17/20

Project Specific

Axis Q6215-LE PTZ & M3037-PVE network cameras

Axis Communications

7/30/20

Region 5

Chatsworth CUBE-iT Wall-Mount & 48-inch M-Series MegaFrame Cabinets

Chatsworth Products

7/30/20

Region 5

Wavetronix SmartSensor HD

Wavetronix

7/30/20

Region 5

Vane Grates

Water Equipment

Lighting Equipment

Delineators

Pavement Markings

Traffic Signal Equipment

Hydrants

 Multiple

 7/20/20

Project-Specific 

Ped Pole Straight Arm 12' MH and G3 # 1652 Light Pole Foundations

Mountain States Lighting 

Light Pole Foundations

4/24/18

Corridor Specific -North of Hwy 160 North 8th to North 6th Pagosa Springs CO

Panasonic WV-X6531 NS PTZ Camera

Panasonic

2/15/18

Corridor Specific - Various corridors within the City and County of Denver

Panasonic PWM20G Gooseneck Black

Panasonic

2/15/18

Corridor Specific - Various corridors within the City and County of Denver

Panasonic PAPM4 Pole Mount Bracket Black

Panasonic 2/15/18

Corridor Specific - Various corridors within the City and County of Denver

Veracity VOR-OS Outsource Midspan 15/20W POE 802.3AF Injector  Veracity USA Inc.,  2/15/18

Corridor Specific - Various corridors within the City and County of Denver

Altronix Transformer 12428100 24 VAC Altronix,  2/15/18

Corridor Specific - Various corridors within the City and

Alpha FXM2000_Rev D

Alpha Technologies, Ltd.

1/17/18

Corridor Specific - Highway 2 and Quebec Parkway in Commerce City

AlphaCallGXL 195 

Alpha Technologies, Ltd.

1/17/18

Corridor Specific - Highway 2 and Quebec Parkway in Commerce City

AOES6_Rev D

Alpha Technologies, Ltd.

1/17/18

Corridor Specific - Highway 2 and Quebec Parkway in Commerce City

Siemens M62 ATC Lite 

Siemens Industry, Inc.

1/17/18

Corridor Specific - Highway 2 and Quebec Parkway in Commerce City

MMU2-16LE

Eberle Design Inc. 

1/17/18

Corridor Specific - Highway 2 and Quebec Parkway in Commerce City

Eagle EL712 P Cabinet

Mobo Trex

1/17/18

Corridor Specific - Highway 2 and Quebec Parkway in Commerce City

RuggedComm Ethernet Switch and RuggedComm RS900G-HI-N-2LC-XX with Power Cord

Seimens Canada Ltd. 

1/17/18

Corridor Specific - Highway 2 and Quebec Parkway in Commerce City

Uretek Deep Injection Technology

Concrete Stabilization Technologies, Inc.

8/17/17

Statewide

Dallas 1644 (Nonvolatile Timekeeping RAM) and Dallas 1230 (256k Nonvolatile Timekeeping RAM)

Maxim Integrated (Dallas Semiconductor parent company)

7/13/17

Corridor Specific - North I-25 in Weld and Larimer Counties

614

RoadQuake Temporary Portable Rumble Strip

Plastic Safety Systems, Inc.

6/19/17

Statewide

612

Scotchlite Linear Delineation System (LDS), Series 344/346

3M Company

6/19/17

Statewide

Corbin Russwin Lock and Keys

Corbin Russwin

3/14/17

Statewide

Findings In the Public Interest

Finding in the Public Interest will require that the Residency Engineer (for project specific), Program Engineer (for regionwide use), or Branch Manager (for statewide use) prepare and submit documentation (CDOT Form 1381) that shows 1). that no other products exist that meet CDOT requirements as an “approved equal” by being tested and proved in the field; or 2). that such patented or proprietary item is used for research or will be used for a distinctive type of construction on relatively short sections of road for experimental purposes. Once submitted, the FIPI documentation (CDOT Form 1381) requires written approval by CDOT (for a specific project), or by the FHWA (if the FHWA determines that the project is a “Project of Division Interest [PODI]”, and for region- wide and statewide products). Additionally, when research is used as the justification for using a proprietary item it must be processed through the Research Branch of the Division of Transportation Development. 

Section Description Manufacturer Concurrence Date Statewide, Regional, or Corridor (Project) Specific
NutraFix Patented Soil Amendment EDAPHIX 3/18/21 Project Specfic
McCain SWARCO Variable Speed Limit Sign (VSLS) McCain Inc. 7/30/20 Region 5
SHUR-TITE Cable Rail Clamp Mounted Delineator SHUR-TITE Products  03/22/18 Statewide
606 SHUR-TITE Concrete Barrier Cup Mounted Delineator SHUR-TITE Products  03/22/18 Statewide
"Enhancer" Pedestrian Crossing Warning Sign with Pedestrian Actuated Rapid Flash LED Lights

Stop Experts

06/26/17 Statewide
612 SHUR-TITE Drivable Delineator

SHUR-TITE Products

06/26/17 Statewide
612  SHUR-TITE Guardrail Post Flat Mount Delineator

SHUR-TITE Products

06/26/17 Statewide
612 SHUR-TITE SHUR-FLEX Surface Mount Delineator

SHUR-TITE Products

06/26/17 Statewide


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