2019 Wyoming Statutes
Title 16 - City, County, State and Local Powers
Chapter 6 - Public Property
Article 7 - Construction Contracts With Public Entities
Section 16-6-701 - Definitions.
(a) As used in this act:
(i) "Acceptable depository" means a state or national bank or a savings and loan association or credit union in which deposits are insured;
(ii) "Contractor" means any person who is a party to a contract with a public entity to construct, renovate or perform major maintenance of any highway, public building, public work or public improvement, structure or system;
(iii) "Public entity" means this state or a county, city, town or any political subdivision thereof;
(iv) "Substantial completion" means the date when the construction is sufficiently complete, in accordance with the contract documents, as modified by any change orders agreed to by the parties, so that the work or designated portion thereof is available for use by the owner;
(v) "Alternate design and construction delivery method" means the delivery method described by any qualifications based procurement of design and construction services, including all procedures, actions, events, contractual relationships, obligations and forms of agreement for the successful completion of the design and construction, major maintenance or renovation of any public building, work, improvement, facility, structure or system other than by design, bid and build. Alternate design and construction delivery methods available to a public entity include construction manager agent, construction manager at risk or design-builder;
(vi) "Construction manager agent" means a type of construction management delivery where the professional service is procured under existing statutes for professional services. The construction manager agent is a construction consultant providing administrative and management services to the public entity throughout the design and construction phases of a project. Under this delivery method, the construction manager agent is not the contracting agent and is not responsible for purchase orders;
(vii) "Construction manager at-risk" means a type of construction management delivery in which the construction manager at-risk is an advocate for the public entity as determined by the contracts throughout the preconstruction phase of a project. In the construction phase of a project, the construction manager at-risk is responsible for all project subcontracts and purchase orders and may conduct all or a portion of the construction project work. Under this delivery method, the construction manager at-risk is responsible for providing a guaranteed maximum price for the project to the public entity prior to commencing the construction project and the construction manager at-risk shall be required to bond any project with a guaranteed maximum price in excess of two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000.00) in accordance with W.S. 16-6-112;
(viii) "This act" means W.S. 16-6-701 through 16-6-708;
(ix) "Design-build" means a type of construction delivery method in which there is a single contract between the public entity and a design-builder who furnishes architectural, engineering and other related design services as required for the public project, as well as labor, materials and other construction services necessary to construct the project. A design-builder may be selected by the public entity based on evaluation of responses to a request for qualifications, fixed scope request for proposal or fixed price request for proposal. The following shall apply:
(A) A design-builder may be selected based solely on a response to a request for qualification for projects with an estimated construction cost of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00) or less provided there are not less than two (2) respondents;
(B) Responses to a fixed scope request for proposal or a fixed price request for proposal shall be used as the bases for selection for a project with an estimated construction cost of more than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00);
(C) Interested parties shall first respond to a request for qualification. Based on responses to the request for qualification a minimum of two (2) and maximum of five (5) respondents may be selected to respond to a fixed scope request for proposal or a fixed price request for proposal;
(D) The respondent chosen by evaluation to provide the best overall value for the project shall be selected in response to a fixed scope request for proposal or a fixed price request for proposal. The best overall value shall be determined based on criteria set forth by the public entity letting the project and may include, but is not limited to, qualifications, price, quality of materials and products, past experience and schedule;
(E) All unsuccessful respondents to a response for a fixed scope request for proposal or fixed price request for proposal may be compensated at the discretion of the public entity based upon a percentage of the price of the project as proposed by the successful respondent in the respondent's original proposal. Any compensation provided pursuant to this subparagraph shall be clearly specified in the request for proposal.
(x) "Design-builder" means an entity that provides design-build services as described under paragraph (ix) of this subsection whether by itself or through subcontractual arrangements with other entities;
(xi) "Fixed price request for proposal" means a request for an oral and written presentation of all qualifications deemed pertinent to the project by the public entity in addition to a schematic design and detailed description of all materials and products proposed to accommodate a preliminary project program prepared by the public entity and provided in the fixed price request for proposal. The successful respondent shall construct the project described in their design and material and product description for a fixed price prepared by the public entity and provided in the fixed price request for proposal. The final guaranteed maximum price and scope for the project may be altered from the request for proposal and negotiated with the successful respondent at the discretion of the public entity;
(xii) "Fixed scope request for proposal" means a request for an oral and written presentation of all qualifications deemed pertinent to the project by the public entity in addition to a guaranteed maximum price for a preliminary design prepared by the design builder incorporating all elements of a fixed scope for the project prepared by the public entity and provided in the fixed scope request for proposal. The final guaranteed maximum price and scope for the project may be altered from the request for proposal and negotiated with the successful respondent at the discretion of the public entity;
(xiii) "Request for qualification" means a request for an oral or written presentation of all qualifications deemed pertinent to the project by the public entity. The request for qualification shall include not less than all the provisions contained in W.S. 16-6-707(b).