SB 133 Modifies the law with respect to highway design-build project contracts and sewer district design-build contracts
Sponsor: Rupp
LR Number: 0709L.04C Fiscal Note: 0709-04N.ORG
Committee: Transportation
Last Action: 4/14/2011 - Referred to Rules Committee pursuant to Rule 25(32)(f) Journal Page: H1295
Title: HCS SCS SB 133 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2011
House Handler: Denison

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HCS/SCS/SB 133 - This act modifies the law with respect to highway design-build project contracts and sewer district design-build contracts.

HIGHWAY DESIGN-BUILD CONTRACTS - This act authorizes the state Highways and Transportation Commission to enter into an additional design-build contract for the improvement of the bridge on US40/I-64 located in St. Louis County and St. Charles County (Daniel Boone Bridge). The act also extends the sunset date for the commission to enter into design-build project contracts. Under current law, the commission's authority to enter into design-build projects expires on July 1, 2012. This act extends the date to July 1, 2018. This provision may be found in the truly agreed to version of HB 430 (2011).

SEWER DESIGN-BUILD CONTRACTS - This act authorizes the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into a design-build contract for a construction project exceeding $1 million. Under the terms of the act, the sewer district must establish written procedures for prequalifying design-build contractors. The sewer district is authorized to issue a request for proposals to a maximum of 5 prequalified design-build contractors.

The act establishes advertising requirements and procedures for

submitting and opening proposals and for readvertising when

necessary. The act also specifies that payment bonds shall apply to the sewer design-build projects. The act further provides that performance bonds for design-build contractors do not need to cover design services if the contractors or subcontractors providing design services carry professional liability insurance in the amount established by the district in the request for proposal.

The act requires architects, engineers, and land surveyors to be

licensed or authorized in this state to provide such services as required by law.

The act prohibits architects or engineers retained by the sewer district from acting as design-build contractors, subcontractors, joint venturers, or partners for the project.

The sewer design-build contract provisions are similar to the ones found in HB 659 (2011).

STEPHEN WITTE