Small but important changes to bid-listing statute taking effect —
It’s only one small word, but it was having unintended consequences, so the Legislature, backed by AGC, made a fix to the state’s bid-listing statute that takes effect July 25.
In 2020, the Legislature, after much negotiating with AGC and Labor, passed a bill intended to add structural-steel installation and rebar-installation work to the bid-listing statute. This was in addition to the long-standing requirements to list M/E/P. But a mistake occurred in the drafting of the bill, and it ended up saying that contractors must list M/E/P “or” structural steel and rebar. Clearly, the intent was for that to be an “and.” This created confusion among public agencies and their contractors, so recently passed legislation changed the “or” to “and.”
The bill also clarified that design-build and general contractor/construction-manager requests for proposals are exempt from the bid-listing statutes. It also required the Capital Projects Advisory Review Board (CPARB) to make another review of bid-listing statutes and make a report to the Legislature by Nov. 1, 2022.
For more information, contact AGC chief lobbyist Jerry VanderWood.