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28-7363. Design-build method of project delivery
A. Notwithstanding any other law, the department may use the design-build method of project delivery on a project if the department makes a determination in writing that it is appropriate and in the best interests of the department to use the design-build method of project delivery for that project, except that:
1. The department shall not enter into a contract to operate any structure, facility or other item pursuant to this article.
2. Each design-build project shall be a specific single project.
3. The department shall not commence any design-build project after December 31, 2025. For the purposes of this paragraph, a project is commenced on the date the department solicits the contract for the project. If the department solicits a design-build contract on or before December 31, 2025, the contract may be executed and services and construction under the contract may be rendered in whole or in part after December 31, 2025.
B. The estimated cost of the project shall not include the cost to procure any right-of-way or other cost of condemnation. The cost to procure any right-of-way or other cost of condemnation remains at all times the responsibility of the department. The department shall obtain all necessary rights-of-way.
C. The department is responsible for preparation and acquisition of all environmental documents, including the scope of any remediation and required clearances.
D. If construction of a design-build project involves railroad facilities, the railroad shall approve the use of the design-build delivery method before the department awards the design-build contract.
E. To ensure fair, uniform, clear and effective procedures that will deliver a quality project on time and within budget, the director, in conjunction with the appropriate and affected professionals and contractors, may adopt procedures for procuring a project using the design-build method of project delivery.
F. The provisions of sections 28-6923 and 28-6924 relating to bid, performance and payment bonds and to change orders, progress payments, contract retentions, definitions and authority to award contracts apply to department design-build projects for transportation facilities pursuant to this article.