• What type of projects typically use the “Design-Build (D-B) Total Cost ● Best Value Based Selection” Procedure?

    The “Design-Build (D-B) Total Cost ● Best Value Based Selection” procedure is typically used for the following types of State Building Construction Projects, as determined by the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Commissioner:

    • The total project costs exceed $5,000,000;
    • The project has a clearly defined scope, design basis, and performance requirements;
    • The project is free from complicated issues such as utility conflicts, right-of-way acquisition, hazardous materials, wetland and environmental concerns, or other such issues;
    • The project has room for innovation in the design and construction;
    • The project is not an emergency project or a project that has overly tight time constraints;
    • The project involves a significant design effort and the potential to save cost and time in the design;
    • The project involves the new construction of a facility to provide for the substantial space needs of a requesting user agency, the installation of mechanical or electrical equipment systems in an existing state facility, and/or the demolition of a state facility that the commissioner is authorized to demolish under the general statutes.

    If the DAS Commissioner designates a project as a “Total Cost Basis” D-B project, then the Commissioner may enter into a single contract with a private developer which may include such project elements as site acquisition, architectural design, and construction.