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Design-Build Contracts   

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(a) Upon a determination by a community college district governing board that it is in the best interest of the community college district, the governing board may enter into a design-build contract for both the design and construction of a community college facility if that expenditure exceeds two million five hundred thousand dollars ($2,500,000) if, after evaluation of the traditional design, bid, and build process of community college facility construction and of the design-build process in a public meeting, the governing board makes written findings that use of the design-build process on the specific project under consideration will accomplish one of the following objectives: reduce comparable project costs, expedite the project's completion, or provide features not achievable through the traditional design-bid-build method. The governing board shall also review the guidelines developed pursuant to Section 81706 and shall adopt a resolution approving the use of a design-build contract pursuant to this chapter prior to entering into a design-build contract.

(b) No state funds appropriated for a design-build capital outlay project may be expended until the Department of Finance and the State Public Works Board have approved performance criteria, or performance criteria and concept drawings, for the project to be financed from the appropriation for capital outlay.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 471, Sec. 7.)


Education Code 81706