SB 0137 Authorizes design-build projects in certain instances
LR Number:0227S.01I Fiscal Note:0227-01
Committee:Small Business, Insurance & Industrial Relations
Last Action:03/05/03 - Hearing Conducted S Small Business, Insurance and Journal page:
Industrial Relations Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 2003
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SB 137 - This act authorizes "design-build" contracts in certain instances.

The Director of the Division of Design and Construction may determine that a design-build procurement process is necessary for any particular project based upon criteria set out in the act. The Division may hire a consultant to prepare proposals, review documents, decide disputes and make inspections. Design- build proposals are evaluated by a team composed of at least two representatives of the Division, two representatives of the agency that is to use the finished building and a chairman appointed by the Director of the Division.

Proposals may be solicited in three phases: Phase I involves soliciting of qualifications so that design-builders may be pre-qualified. The top five qualifiers will be asked to participate in phase II, in which they submit their design for the project. In phase III, the design-build contractors shall submit cost proposals.

The Division shall pay those submitting unsuccessful Phase II proposals for their technical submission and the Division may subsequently use the design.

The provisions of this act expire on December 31, 2005.

This act is similar to SB 748 (2002).