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Apply to use design-build

To use design-build, an awarding authority must receive a notice to proceed from the OIG. The OIG uses an application process to assess the qualifications and commitments of the project team as well as other factors.
The OIG will review an awarding authority’s complete application within 60 days.

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Under M.G.L. c. 149A, § 16, the OIG will issue a Notice to Proceed when the awarding authority has demonstrated that:

  1. The awarding authority has authorization from its governing body to enter into a contract for design-build. The authorization shall include the results of any public vote if applicable.
  2. The awarding authority has the capacity, a plan and procedures in place and approved of by the governing body, where appropriate, to effectively procure and manage a design-build entity for the specific project.
  3. The awarding authority has in place procedures to ensure fairness in competition, evaluation and reporting of results at every stage in the procurement process.
  4. The public works project has an estimated construction value of $5,000,000 or more.
  5. The awarding authority has determined that the use of design-build is appropriate for the public works project and states in writing the reasons for the determination.

How to apply Apply to use design-build

Email one copy of the application to:

Mary.Kolesar@massmail.state.ma.us

Submit one copy of the application to:

Office of the Inspector General, One Ashburton Place, Room 1311, Boston, MA 02108

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