State Agency Resources to Initiate a State Building Construction Project

Eligibility

AGENCY ADMINISTERED PROJECTS:

DAS Approval Not Required:  The following agencies are not required to obtain DAS approval in order to self-administer Capital Building Construction Projects at the noted threshold amounts:

  • DEEP ($0 - $500,000)
  • Judicial Branch ($0 - $500,000) 
  • Higher Education ($0 - $500,000)
  • Military Department ($0 - $2,000,000)
  • Any Legislative Branch project
  • Any University of Connecticut project
  • Any Department of Transportation project

 
DAS Approval Required:  The following agencies are required to obtain DAS approval and follow DAS guidelines in order to self-administer Capital Building Construction Projects at the noted threshold amounts:

  • Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) ($500,000 - $1,000,000) 
  • Judicial Branch ($500,000 - $1,250,000) 
  • Higher Education ($500,000 - $2,000,000)
  • All Other State Agencies ($0 - $500,000)

Important Note: The State Agency must certify that: 

  • the design and construction of their project will be in substantial compliance with applicable State of Connecticut building/fire codes and statutes, and guidelines established by the DAS Commissioner for Agency Administered Projects;
  • the State Agency will have funds in place prior to award of contracts; and
  • the Agency Administered Project will remain within statutory budget limits.

 
DAS ADMINISTERED PROJECTS:

The following agencies and threshold amounts shall be DAS Administered: 

  • DEEP (greater than $1,000,000) 
  • Judicial Branch (greater than $1,250,000) 
  • Higher Education (greater than $2,000,000)
  • All Other State Agencies (greater than $500,000)