Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Best Value Contracting for Public Works

Check out the PowerPoint presentation below on Best Value Contracting in Public Works. I recently heard David Bergquist from the State of California speak on the pilot program recently authorized by the California Legislature on Best Value Procurement for the University of California at San Francisco.

Within Washington State, Best Value procurement for public works is not authorized. Chapter 39.10 RCW provides for only three alternative public works contracting methods to be used instead of the traditional Design-Bid-Build method of procurement. The three methods that are authorized are: General Contractor/Construction Manager (GC/CM), Design-Build, and Job Order Contracting.

There is some interest in Washington State to explore Best Value procurement and possibly propose legislation for beginning with some pilot projects.

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