This bill amends provisions of Laws 2009 that created a pilot program to select and build local transportation projects using the design-build method of contracting.
Section 1 eliminates the design-build project selection council and requires the Commissioner of Transportation or a designee from the state-aid division to select, evaluate, and support design-build projects on the county and municipal state-aid systems. The section also eliminates the requirement that the project selection council report annually to the Legislature. This section is effective immediately and expires upon completion of nine design-build projects.
Section 2 strikes the effective date for this program that is in current law.
Section 3 makes the following changes to the 2009 pilot program:
Eliminates references to the “pilot” program and refers to this undertaking as a “program;”
Substitutes “commissioner” for the “council” that is removed in this bill; and
Requires concurrence by the commissioner before an RFQ or RFP may be used in a bid solicitation.
The section is effective immediately and expires upon completion of nine design-build projects.
Section 4 strikes the effective date for this program that is in current law.