§ 2602. Authorization

(a) Notwithstanding section 10 of this title or any other provision of law, the agency may use design-build contracting to deliver projects. The agency may evaluate and select proposals on either a best-value or a low-bid basis. If the scope of work requires substantial engineering judgment, the quality of which may vary significantly as determined by the agency, then the basis of award shall be best-value.

(b) The agency shall identify those projects it believes are candidates for design-build contracting, including those involving extraordinary circumstances, such as emergency work, unscheduled projects, or loss of funding.

Terms Used In Vermont Statutes Title 19 Sec. 2602

  • Agency: means the Agency of Transportation. See
  • Best value: means the highest overall value to the state, considering quality and cost. See
  • Design-build contracting: means a method of project delivery whereby a single entity is contractually responsible to perform design, construction, and related services. See
  • Proposal: means an offer by the proposer to design and construct the project in accordance with all request-for-proposals provisions for the price contained in the proposal. See
  • Quality: means those features that the agency determines are most important to the project. See
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States may apply to the District of Columbia and any territory and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. See

(c) The agency retains the authority to terminate the contracting process at any time, to reject any proposal, to waive technicalities, or to advertise for new proposals if the agency determines that it is in the best interest of the state. (Added 2009, No. 50, § 84.)