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SB 991 – Authorization For Local Agencies To Utilize A Progressive Design-Build Process When Contracting for the Production, Storage, Supply, Treatment, or Distribution Of Any Water From Any Source
Senate Bill 991 adds an additional chapter to the Public Contract Code that authorizes any city, county, city and county, or special district authorized by law to provide for the production, storage, supply, treatment, or distribution of any water from any source, to procure progressive design-build contracts and use the progressive design-build contracting process for up to 15 public works projects in excess of $5,000,000 for each project. SB 991 outlines the procurement process that the local agency must follow for the projects and the requirements to announce the award. SB 991 also sets forth certain requirements for the entities that will provide the licensed contracting, architectural, and engineering services for the contracts, including that they make certain verifications under penalty of perjury.
SB 991 also requires any local agency that utilizes this progressive design-build process to submit a report to the Legislature regarding the process, including, among other items, a description of the projects awarded no later than January 1, 2028,
SB 991 will remain in effect until January 1, 2029.
(SB 991 adds and repeals Chapter 4.1 (commencing with Section 22170) of Part 3 of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code.)