SB18-268

SB18-268 - Design Bid Build Highway Project Contract Awards

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning the scope of the authority of the department of transportation to award a design bid build highway project contract in an amount that exceeds the estimate of the department on the project.

If there are fewer than 3 bidders on a design bid build highway project, a provision of current law generally prohibits the department of transportation (CDOT) from awarding a contract in an amount that is more than 10% over CDOT's estimate on the project, but allows the executive director of CDOT (executive director) to award a contract that is more than 10% but less than 25% over the estimate if the estimate is less than $1,000,000. The bill authorizes a designee of the executive director to award such a contract.

Another provision of current law, which is scheduled to repeal on July 1, 2018, authorizes the executive director to award a contract for a design bid build highway project to the low responsible bidder regardless of CDOT's estimate on the project if the executive director determines that it is in the best financial, economic, or other interest of the state to do so and requires CDOT, in its annual report to its legislative oversight committees, to explain the reasons for making the award and estimate the amount of cost savings achieved by making any such award. The bill prevents the authorization and reporting requirements from being repealed.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

Senate Committees

Latest update: May 29, 2018
05/29/2018 - Governor Signed
05/16/2018 - Sent to the Governor
05/16/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/15/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/07/2018 - Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/07/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/04/2018 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
05/03/2018 - House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
05/02/2018 - House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over to 05/03/2018 - No Amendments
05/02/2018 - House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
05/01/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
05/01/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/30/2018 - Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/27/2018 - Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/24/2018 - Senate Committee on Transportation Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/20/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation