Execute Participation Agreement/Notice to Proceed - The Participation Agreement is sent to the LPA by the LPAA for review and concurrence. After it is signed and returned, the agreement will be recommended by the LPAA, reviewed and upon his/her concurrence, executed by the SCDOT Deputy Secretary for Engineering. The executed agreement will serve as the approving document for the LPA.

SCDOT'S LPAA office will provide copies of the participation agreement to all anticipated stakeholders. The LPA will be given a Notice to Proceed (for each project phase) from SCDOT upon successful completion of the previous project phase and the LPAA's receipt of notification from the Obligations Management Office that the work has been authorized.

The LPA shall not proceed with any given phase of work prior to receiving notification by SCDOT.

LPA Procedures - Section A.7.