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6 AN ACT RELATING TO PROCUREMENT; DEFINING TERMS; SPECIFYING
7 ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTING MANAGEMENT;
8 MODIFYING PROCUREMENT REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO
9 ARCHITECT-ENGINEER SERVICE PROVIDERS; AND MAKING TECHNICAL
11 This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
13 63-56-5, as last amended by Chapter 260, Laws of Utah 1996
14 63-56-36, as enacted by Chapter 75, Laws of Utah 1980
16 63-56-43.1, Utah Code Annotated 1953
17 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
18 Section 1. Section 63-56-5 is amended to read:
19 63-56-5. Definitions.
20 As used in this chapter:
21 (1) "Architect-engineer services" are those professional services within the scope of the
22 practice of architecture as defined in Section 58-3a-102, or professional engineering as defined in
23 Section 58-22-102.
24 (2) "Business" means any corporation, partnership, individual, sole proprietorship, joint
25 stock company, joint venture, or any other private legal entity.
26 (3) "Change order" means a written order signed by the procurement officer, directing the
27 contractor to suspend work or make changes, which the appropriate clauses of the contract
1 authorize the procurement officer to order without the consent of the contractor or any written
2 alteration in specifications, delivery point, rate of delivery, period of performance, price, quantity,
3 or other provisions of any contract accomplished by mutual action of the parties to the contract.
4 (4) (a) "Construction" means the process of building, renovation, alteration, improvement,
5 or repair of any public building or public work.
6 (b) "Construction" does not mean the routine operation, routine repair, or routine
7 maintenance of existing structures, buildings, or real property.
8 (5) "Contract" means any state agreement for the procurement or disposal of supplies,
9 services, or construction.
10 (6) "Cooperative purchasing" means procurement conducted by, or on behalf of, more than
11 one public procurement unit, or by a public procurement unit with an external procurement unit.
12 (7) "Cost-reimbursement contract" means a contract under which a contractor is
13 reimbursed for costs which are allowed and allocated in accordance with the contract terms and
14 the provisions of this chapter, and a fee, if any.
15 (8) (a) "Design-build" means the procurement of architectural-engineer services and
16 construction by the use of a single contract with the design-build provider.
17 (b) This method of design and construction can include the design-build provider
18 supplying the site as part of the contract.
20 schedule, or other form that:
21 (a) is regularly maintained by a manufacturer or contractor;
22 (b) is either published or otherwise available for inspection by customers; and
23 (c) states prices at which sales are currently or were last made to a significant number of
24 any category of buyers or buyers constituting the general buying public for the supplies or services
27 state which, if located in this state, would qualify as a public procurement unit. An agency of the
28 United States is an external procurement unit.
30 source assistance, whether financial or otherwise, to any person to support a program authorized
31 by law. It does not include an award whose primary purpose is to procure an end product, whether
1 in the form of supplies, services, or construction. A contract resulting from the award is not a
2 grant but a procurement contract.
4 by reference, utilized for soliciting bids.
6 of higher education of the state or public agency of any subdivision, public authority, educational,
7 health, or other institution, and to the extent provided by law, any other entity which expends
8 public funds for the procurement of supplies, services, and construction, but not counties,
9 municipalities, political subdivisions created by counties or municipalities under the Interlocal
10 Cooperation Act, the Utah Housing Finance Agency, the Utah Technology Finance Corporation,
11 or the Legislature and its staff offices. It includes two or more local public procurement units
12 acting under legislation which authorizes intergovernmental cooperation.
14 organization, or group of individuals, not including a state agency or a local public procurement
19 preference under the requirements of this chapter.
21 option to purchase, or otherwise acquiring any supplies, services, or construction. It also includes
22 all functions that pertain to the obtaining of any supply, service, or construction, including
23 description of requirements, selection, and solicitation of sources, preparation, and award of a
24 contract, and all phases of contract administration.
26 and administer contracts and make written determinations with respect thereto. It also includes
27 an authorized representative acting within the limits of authority.
29 state public procurement unit.
31 supplies, services, or construction to be purchased, and includes specifications attached to or made
1 a part of the solicitation.
3 which is authorized by this chapter or its implementing regulations, or by way of delegation from
4 the chief procurement officer, to enter into contracts.
6 by reference, utilized for soliciting proposals.
8 respects to perform fully the contract requirements and who has the integrity and reliability which
9 will assure good faith performance.
11 in all material respects to the invitation for bids.
13 involving the delivery of a specific end product other than reports which are merely incidental to
14 the required performance. It does not include employment agreements or collective bargaining
17 characteristics, or of the nature of a supply, service, or construction item. It may include a
18 description of any requirement for inspecting, testing, or preparing a supply, service, or
19 construction item for delivery.
21 bureau, committee, institution, government corporation, or other establishment or official of this
24 purchasing agency of this state.
27 or construction procured under this chapter.
28 Section 2. Section 63-56-36 is amended to read:
29 63-56-36. Alternative methods of construction contracting management.
30 (1) (a) Rules [
31 construction contracting management as determined to be feasible.
1 (b) Before choosing a construction contracting management method, the chief procurement
2 officer or the head of the purchasing agency responsible for carrying out the construction project
3 shall consider the following factors:
4 (i) when the project must be ready to be occupied;
5 (ii) the type of project;
6 (iii) the extent to which the requirements of the procuring agencies and the ways in which
7 they are to be met are known;
8 (iv) the location of the project;
9 (v) the size, scope, complexity, and economics of the project;
10 (vi) the source of funding and any resulting constraints necessitated by the funding source;
11 (vii) the availability, qualification, and experience of state personnel to be assigned to the
12 project and how much time the state personnel can devote to the project; and
13 (viii) the availability, qualifications, and experience of outside consultants and contractors
14 to complete the project under the various methods being considered.
15 (2) (a) Rules may include the use of a design-build provider.
16 (b) These rules [
20 responsible for carrying out the construction project the discretion to select the appropriate method
21 of construction contracting management for a particular project; and
23 written statement setting forth the facts which led to the selection of a particular method of
24 construction contracting management for each project.
25 Section 3. Section 63-56-43.1 is enacted to read:
26 63-56-43.1. Selection as part of design-build or lease.
27 Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, architect-engineer services may be
28 procured as part of the services obtained in a design-build contract or as part of the services
29 obtained in a lease contract for real property, provided that the qualifications of those providing
30 the architect-engineer services are part of the consideration in the selection process.
Legislative Review Note
as of 11-21-96 8:50 AM
A limited legal review of this bill raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.
Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel
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