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AB-2932 City of Long Beach: design-build process.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/21/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2932


Introduced by Assembly Member O’Donnell

February 21, 2020


An act to add Section 22162.9 to the Public Contract Code, relating to public contracts.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2932, as introduced, O’Donnell. City of Long Beach: design-build process.
Existing law authorizes, until January 1, 2025, local agencies, as defined, to use the design-build contracting process for specified public works.
This bill would authorize the City of Long Beach, upon approval of the city council of the City of Long Beach, to use the design-build contracting process for its contracts for curb ramps that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with specified procedural requirements and limits.
The bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the City of Long Beach.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 22162.9 is added to the Public Contract Code, to read:

22162.9.
 (a) Upon approval of the city council of the City of Long Beach, the City of Long Beach may use the design-build contracting process described in this chapter to award contracts for curb ramps that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
(b) In addition to the requirements set forth in Section 22164, for a project authorized under subdivision (a), the city and city employees in the City of Long Beach Public Works Department may perform project development services, including performance specifications, preliminary engineering, procurement services and the preparation of project reports, and construction inspection services, excluding specialty bridge inspectors. The city shall also be the responsible agency for, and city employees in the Public Works Department may perform, the preparation of documents that may include, but need not be limited to, the size, type, and desired design character of the project, performance specifications covering quality of materials, equipment, and workmanship, preliminary plans, and any other information deemed necessary to describe adequately the needs of the city.
(c) For a project authorized under subdivision (a), the city shall be limited to no more than 3,000 ramps, with the total cost not to exceed twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) per year, and subject to completion prior to January 1, 2025.

SEC. 2.

 The Legislature finds and declares that a special statute is necessary and that a general statute cannot be made applicable within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution because of the unique conditions in City of Long Beach that make it necessary to grant the City of Long Beach and the City of Long Beach Public Works Department the authority to use the specific design-build procurement process described in this act.