Download Zipped Enrolled WordPerfect SB0155.ZIP
[Introduced][Amended][Status][Bill Documents][Fiscal Note][Bills Directory]
S.B. 155 Enrolled
8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill amends requirements for a local entity to undertake a building improvement or
11 public works project.
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 . authorizes a municipality to adopt procedures of Title 63G, Chapter 6, Utah
15 Procurement Code, with certain exceptions;
16 . authorizes a local entity to adopt procedures for certain construction methods;
17 . authorizes a city of the first class, a local district, or a special service district to
18 adopt and follow provisions of Title 63G, Chapter 6, Utah Procurement Code, for a
19 public works project using design-build that costs $10,000,000 or more; and
20 . makes technical corrections.
21 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
23 Other Special Clauses:
25 Utah Code Sections Affected:
27 11-39-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, First Special Session, Chapter 5
28 11-39-107, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
30 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
31 Section 1. Section 11-39-103 is amended to read:
32 11-39-103. Requirements for undertaking a building improvement or public
33 works project -- Request for bids -- Authority to reject bids.
34 (1) If the estimated cost of the building improvement or public works project exceeds
35 the bid limit, the local entity shall, if it determines to proceed with the building improvement or
36 public works project:
37 (a) request bids for completion of the building improvement or public works project
39 (i) (A) publishing notice at least twice in a newspaper published or of general
40 circulation in the local entity at least five days before opening the bids; or
41 (B) if there is no newspaper published or of general circulation in the local entity as
42 described in Subsection (1)(a)(i)(A), posting notice at least five days before opening the bids in
43 at least five public places in the local entity and leaving the notice posted for at least three days;
45 (ii) publishing notice in accordance with Section 45-1-101 , at least five days before
46 opening the bids; and
47 (b) except as provided in Subsection (3), enter into a contract for the completion of the
48 building improvement or public works project with:
49 (i) the lowest responsive responsible bidder; or
50 (ii) for a design-build project [
53 (A) offers design-build services; and
54 (B) satisfies the local entity's criteria relating to financial strength, past performance,
55 integrity, reliability, and other factors that the local entity uses to assess the ability of a bidder
56 to perform fully and in good faith the contract requirements for a design-build project.
57 (2) (a) Each notice under Subsection (1)(a) shall indicate that the local entity may reject
58 any or all bids submitted.
59 (b) (i) The cost of a building improvement or public works project may not be divided
60 to avoid:
61 (A) exceeding the bid limit; and
62 (B) subjecting the local entity to the requirements of this section.
63 (ii) Notwithstanding Subsection (2)(b)(i), a local entity may divide the cost of a
64 building improvement or public works project that would, without dividing, exceed the bid
65 limit if the local entity complies with the requirements of this section with respect to each part
66 of the building improvement or public works project that results from dividing the cost.
67 (3) (a) The local entity may reject any or all bids submitted.
68 (b) If the local entity rejects all bids submitted but still intends to undertake the
69 building improvement or public works project, the local entity shall again request bids by
70 following the procedure provided in Subsection (1)(a).
71 (c) If, after twice requesting bids by following the procedure provided in Subsection
72 (1)(a), the local entity determines that no satisfactory bid has been submitted, the governing
73 body may undertake the building improvement or public works project as it considers
75 Section 2. Section 11-39-107 is amended to read:
76 11-39-107. Procurement code.
77 (1) This chapter may not be construed to:
78 (a) prohibit a county or municipal legislative body from adopting the procedures of the
79 procurement code; or
80 (b) limit the application of the procurement code to a local district or special service
82 (2) A local entity may adopt procedures for the following construction contracting
84 (a) construction manager/general contractor, as defined in Section 63G-6-103 ; or
85 (b) a method that requires that the local entity draft a plan, specifications, and an
86 estimate for the building improvement or public works project.
87 (3) For a public works project only and that costs $10,000,000 or more, the following
88 may enter into a contract for design-build, as defined in Section 63G-6-103 , and adopt the
89 procedures and follow the provisions of the procurement code for the procurement of and as
90 the procedures and provisions relate to a design-build:
91 (a) a city of the first class;
92 (b) a local district; or
93 (c) a special service district.
95 public works project, a county or a municipal legislative body may elect to follow the
96 provisions of the procurement code, as the county or municipal legislative body considers
97 appropriate under the circumstances, for specification preparation, source selection, or contract
99 (b) A county or municipal legislative body's election to adopt the procedures of the
100 procurement code may not excuse the county or municipality, respectively, from complying
101 with the requirements to award a contract for work in excess of the bid limit and to publish
102 notice of the intent to award.
103 (c) An election under Subsection [
104 unless the county or municipality has previously adopted the procurement code as permitted by
105 Subsection 63G-6-104 (3)(e).
106 (d) The county or municipal legislative body shall:
107 (i) make each election under Subsection [
108 (ii) specify in its action the portions of the procurement code to be followed.
110 proposed by a local district or special service district exceeds the bid limit, the governing body
111 of the local district or special service district may, if it determines to proceed with the building
112 improvement or public works project, use the competitive procurement procedures of the
113 procurement code in place of the comparable provisions of this chapter.
[Bill Documents][Bills Directory]