Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New Application Forms for Use of GC/CM and Design-Build

Washington State's Capital Projects Advisory Review Board (CPARB) has approved a recommendation from its Project Review Committee (PRC) to adopt revised application forms for public agencies seeking approval to use either the GC/CM (General Contractor/Construction Manager) or Design-Build process.

Project or Agency Approval Required:  Under RCW 39.10, public agencies must either seek approval to use these alternative public works processes on a project-by-project basis or to obtain certification from the Project Review Committee (PRC) as a certified public body, experienced in using these delivery methods.

Approved on February 10, 2011:  CPARB approved the revised forms at their February 10, 2011 meeting, after hearing a report and recommendation from the PRC Chair, Penny Koal (Dean of Capital Facilities at South Puget Sound Community College).  

PRC Meeting Frequency:  The Project Review Committee meets every other month to consider applications and hear presentations from public bodies seeking approval.

Terminology in Other States:  In other states and in the private sector, GC/CM is also known by other terms, such as CM/GC or CM at Risk.
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