AB 400 (Rubio) would extend the sunset provisions for the use of design-build contracting by local government agencies from January 1, 2025 until January 1, 2031.
The California Public Contract Code currently authorizes cities, counties, and specified special districts and transit agencies to use design-build contract procurement for specified public works contracts in excess of $1 Million using either a low bid or best value process. These public projects exclude roads, but include buildings, utility improvements associated with buildings, flood control, underground utility improvements, bridges, and other specified projects. AB 400 would extend the sunset provision of this section of the Public Contract Code until January 1, 2031, allowing local agencies to continue the use of the design-build contract mechanism.
With respect to this proposed bill, the following definitions apply:
On May 18, 2023, the California State Assembly voted unanimously in favor of AB 400. The bill will be heard in the California State Senate Committee on Governance and Finance on June 21, 2023.
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