Since 2005, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has approved procedures of the exempt agencies. The OIG has also approved six applications from non-exempt agencies to use design-build and issued a "Notice to Proceed to Use Design-Build" letter. This includes the MBTA, which was previously non-exempt.
The six projects total approximately $222,399,840 in project costs.
Design Build Project List (non-exempt entities)
|Application Date||Design Build Applicant||Project Description||Total Estimated Project Cost||Size||Estimated Completion Date|
|6/22/2020||Springfield Water and Sewer Commission||New Water Infrastructure, Westfield, MA||$21,750,000||Clearwell and Backwash Pumping Station||10/1/2023|
|10/11/2013||MBTA||Rehabilitation of the Merrimack River Bridge Substructure, Haverhill, MA||$45,600,000||Three bridges, (12 spans), two tracks for commuter railroad over the Merrimack River||7/31/2017|
|11/10/2010||MBTA||Revere Transit Facility and Streetscape Project||$20,000,000||Public Plaza and Footbridge||6/30/2012|
|10/12/2010||Mass Technology Park Corp/Mass Broadband Institute||MassBroadband 123||$71,600,000||Broadband infrastructure in western MA||6/30/2013|
|8/10/2010||Cape and Vineyard Electric Cooperative, Inc.||Land Based Wind Turbine Development in Brewster||$10,417,000||Two 1.5-2.0 MW-class turbines||9/1/2012|
|5/28/2010||Revere, City of, on behalf of the MBTA||Combined Garage/Busway at Wonderland Station||$53,032,840||1900 parking space garage||12/31/2011|
Note: The information presented is from the application. Actual project data will vary.
To use design-build on a public works project of $5 million or more, an awarding authority must submit an application the OIG. The application has been prepared pursuant to Chapter 149A.
The following awarding authorities do not need to apply:
- The Massachusetts Department of Transportation
- The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport)
- The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) since July 2015
- The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA)
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|Date published:||April 20, 2023|