GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SESSION LAW 2011-98
HOUSE BILL 284
AN ACT to permit the COUNTIES OF WAYNE AND CURRITUCK to utilize the design‑build method of construction and renovation of county buildings.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding G.S. 143‑128, 143‑129, 143‑131, 143‑132, 143‑64.31, and 143‑64.32, Wayne County may use the design‑build method of construction for the construction or renovation of buildings owned by the County. The County shall seek to prequalify and solicit at least three design‑build teams to bid on the project and shall receive at least three sealed proposals from those teams for each project. The proposals shall not require the design‑build team to submit project design solutions. If three proposals are not received and the project has been publicly advertised for a minimum of 30 days, the County may proceed with the proposals received. The County shall interview at least two of the design‑build teams that submit proposals. The County shall award the contract to the best qualified team, taking into consideration in its selection the time of completion of any project, compliance with the provisions of G.S. 143‑128.2, and the cost of the project.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding Article 8 of Chapter 143 of the General Statutes, Currituck County may contract for the construction or renovation of buildings owned by the County. The County shall award the contract to the best qualified contractor, taking into consideration in its selection the time of completion of the project and the cost of the project.
SECTION 3. This act is effective when it becomes law and expires December 31, 2014.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 26th day of May, 2011.
s/ Walter H. Dalton
President of the Senate
s/ Thom Tillis
Speaker of the House of Representatives