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AB-851 Local agency: contracts.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 06/22/2017 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  June 22, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  May 10, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 17, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 22, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 851


Introduced by Assembly Member Caballero

February 16, 2017


An act to amend Section Sections 20146 and 21162 of, and to add Section 22162.5 to, the Public Contract Code, relating to public contracts.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 851, as amended, Caballero. Local agency design-build projects. agency: contracts.

Existing

(1) Existing law authorizes a county, until January 1, 2018, with approval of the board of supervisors, to utilize construction manager at-risk construction contracts for the erection, construction, alteration, repair, or improvement of any building owned or leased by the county.
This bill would extend that authorization described above until January 1, 2023.
(2) Existing law authorizes a local agency, until January 1, 2025, to use the design-build procurement process when contracting for specified public works. Existing law authorizes a city or county or a special district that falls within the definition of a local agency to use the design-build procurement process for specified types of public works projects. Existing law requires specified information submitted by a design-build entity, as defined, in the design-build procurement process to be certified under penalty of perjury.
This bill would authorize the Santa Clara Valley Water District to use the design-build procurement process described above when contracting for the construction of a building or buildings and improvements directly related to the construction of a building or buildings. The bill would also authorize the utilization of the design-build procurement process by the Santa Clara Valley Water District for the purposes of, among other things, flood protection improvements, habitat restorations or enhancements, and the retrofit, repair, or expansion of existing surface water facilities, upon approval by its governing body. By expanding the design-build authorization to additional development projects, the bill would expand the scope of the crime of perjury and would impose a state-mandated local program.

The

(3) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 20146 of the Public Contract Code is amended to read:

20146.
 (a) A county, with approval of the board of supervisors, may utilize construction manager at-risk construction contracts for the erection, construction, alteration, repair, or improvement of any building owned or leased by the county. A construction manager at-risk construction contract may be used only for projects in the county in excess of one million dollars ($1,000,000) and may be awarded using either the lowest responsible bidder or best value method to a construction manager at-risk entity that possesses or that obtains sufficient bonding to cover the contract amount for construction services and risk and liability insurance as may be required by the county. Any payment or performance bond written for the purposes of this section shall be written using a bond form developed by the county.
(b) For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) “Best value” means a value determined by objective criteria related to the experience of the entity and project personnel, project plan, financial strength of the entity, safety record of the entity, and price.
(2) “Construction manager at-risk contract” means a competitively procured contract by a county with an individual, partnership, joint venture, corporation, or other recognized legal entity, that is appropriately licensed in this state, including a contractor’s license issued by the Contractors’ State License Board, and that guarantees the cost of a project and furnishes construction management services, including, but not limited to, preparation and coordination of bid packages, scheduling, cost control, value engineering, evaluation, preconstruction services, and construction administration.
(c) Subcontractors that were not listed by a construction manager at-risk entity as partners, general partners, or association members in a partnership, limited partnership, or association in the entity’s construction manager at-risk bid submission shall be awarded by the construction manager at-risk entity in accordance with the process set forth by the county. All subcontractors bidding on contracts pursuant to this section shall be afforded the protections contained in Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 4100) of Part 1. The construction manager at-risk entity shall do both of the following:
(1) Provide public notice of the availability of work to be subcontracted in accordance with the publication requirements applicable to the competitive bidding process of the county.
(2) Provide a fixed date and time on which the subcontracted work will be awarded in accordance with the procedure established pursuant to this section.
(d) A county that elects to proceed under this section and uses a construction manager at-risk contract for a building project shall make a copy of the contract available for public inspection on its Internet Web site and notify the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature with instructions on finding and accessing the stored contract.
(e) (1) If the county elects to award a project pursuant to this section, retention proceeds withheld by the county from the construction manager at-risk entity shall not exceed 5 percent if a performance and payment bond issued by an admitted surety insurer is required in the solicitation of bids.
(2) In a contract between the construction manager at-risk entity and any subcontractor, and in a contract between a subcontractor and any subcontractor thereunder, the percentage of the retention proceeds withheld may not exceed the percentage specified in the contract between the county and the construction manager at-risk entity. If the construction manager at-risk entity provides written notice to any subcontractor that is not a member of the construction manager at-risk entity, prior to before or at the time the bid is requested, that a bond may be required and the subcontractor subsequently is unable or refuses to furnish a bond to the construction manager at-risk entity, then the construction manager at-risk entity may withhold retention proceeds in excess of the percentage specified in the contract between the county and the construction manager at-risk entity from any payment made by the construction manager at-risk entity to the subcontractor.
(f) If the county elects to award a project pursuant to this section, the contract between the county and construction manager at-risk entity shall be subject to the provisions of subdivision (b) of Section 2782 of the Civil Code. Any contract between the construction manager at-risk entity and a contractor or subcontractor shall be subject to provisions of Section 2782.05 of the Civil Code.
(g) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2018, 2023, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2018, 2023, deletes or extends that date.

SECTION 1.SEC. 2.

 Section 21162 of the Public Contract Code is amended to read:

21162.
 Notwithstanding any other law, upon the approval of the board of directors, and without the approval of the board of supervisors, the district may use, for contracts for the construction of a building or buildings and improvements directly related to the construction of a building or buildings, the procedures described in Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 22160) of Part 3 of Division 2 as that chapter reads on January 1, 2018, or as it may be amended after that date.

SEC. 2.SEC. 3.

 Section 22162.5 is added to the Public Contract Code, to read:

22162.5.
 Upon approval by its governing body, the Santa Clara Valley Water District may use the design-build contracting process described in this chapter to award a contract for the following projects:
(a) Flood protection improvements.
(b) Habitat restorations or enhancements.
(c) Groundwater recharge or storage facilities.
(d) Water treatment facilities.
(e) The retrofit, repair, or expansion of existing surface water storage facilities.

SEC. 3.SEC. 4.

 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.