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72-6760d. Same; definitions. As used in the Kansas unified school district alternative project delivery construction procurement act, unless the context expressly provides otherwise:

(a) "Act" means the Kansas unified school district alternative project delivery building construction procurement act.

(b) "Board" means board of education of every unified school district in Kansas, as defined in K.S.A. 72-8201, and amendments thereto, with the authority to award public contracts for building design and construction.

(c) "Alternative project delivery" means an integrated comprehensive building design and construction process, including all procedures, actions, sequences of events, contractual relations, obligations, interrelations and various forms of agreement all aimed at the successful completion of the design and construction of buildings and other structures whereby a construction manager or general contractor is selected based on a qualifications and best value approach.

(d) "Ancillary technical services" include, but shall not be limited to, geology services and other soil or subsurface investigation and testing services, surveying, adjusting and balancing air conditioning, ventilating, heating and other mechanical building systems and testing and consultant services that are determined by the board to be required for the project.

(e) "Architectural services" means those services described as the "practice of architecture," as defined in K.S.A. 74-7003, and amendments thereto.

(f) "Best value selection" means a selection based upon project cost, qualifications and other factors.

(g) "Building construction" means furnishing labor, equipment, material or supplies used or consumed for the design, construction, alteration, renovation, repair or maintenance of a building or structure. Building construction does not include highways, roads, bridges, dams, turnpikes or related structures or stand-alone parking lots.

(h) "Construction services" means the process of planning, acquiring, building, equipping, altering, repairing, improving or demolishing any structure or appurtenance thereto, including facilities, utilities or other improvements to any real property, excluding stand-alone parking lots.

(i) "Construction management at-risk services" means the services provided by a firm which has entered into a contract with the board to be the construction manager or general contractor for the value and schedule of the contract for a project, which is to hold the trade contracts and execute the work for a project in a manner similar to a general contractor, and which is required to solicit competitive bids for the trade packages developed for the project and to enter into the trade contracts for a project with the lowest responsible bidder therefor. Construction management at-risk services may include, but are not limited to, scheduling, value analysis, system analysis, constructability reviews, progress document reviews, subcontractor involvement and prequalification, subcontractor bonding policy, budgeting and price guarantees and construction coordination.

(j) "Construction management at-risk contract" means the contract whereby the board acquires from a construction manager or general contractor a series of preconstruction services and an at-risk financial obligation to carry out construction under a specified cost agreement.

(k) "Construction manager or general contractor" means any individual, partnership, joint venture, corporation, or other legal entity who is a member of the integrated project team with the board, design professional and other consultants that may be required for the project, who utilizes skill and knowledge of general contracting to perform preconstruction services and competitively procures and contracts with specialty contractors assuming the responsibility and the risk for construction delivery within a specified cost and schedule terms including a guaranteed maximum price.

(l) "Cost plus guaranteed maximum price contract" means a cost-plus-a-fee contract with a guaranteed maximum price. This includes the sum of the construction manager's fee, the construction manager's contingency, the construction manager's general conditions, all the subcontracts, plus an estimate for unbid subcontracts. The construction manager agrees to pay for costs that exceed the guaranteed maximum price and are not a result of changes in the contract documents.

(m) "Engineering services" means those services described as the "practice of engineering," as defined in K.S.A. 74-7003, and amendments thereto.

(n) "Firm" means any individual, partnership, joint venture, corporation or other legal entity which is engaged in the business of providing construction management or general construction contracting services.

(o) "Guaranteed maximum price" means the cost of the work as defined in the contract.

(p) "Selection recommendation committee" means school board or a committee appointed by the school board.

(q) "Parking lot" means a designated area constructed on the ground surface for parking motor vehicles. A parking lot included as part of a building construction project shall be subject to the provisions of this act. A parking lot designed and constructed as a stand-alone project shall not be subject to the provisions of this act.

(r) "Preconstruction services" means a series of services that can include, but are not necessarily limited to: Design review, scheduling, cost control, value engineering, constructability evaluation and preparation and coordination of bid packages.

(s) "Project services" means architectural, engineering services, land surveying, construction management at-risk services, ancillary technical services or other construction-related services determined by the board to be required by the project.

(t) "Public construction project" means the process of designing, constructing, reconstructing, altering or renovating a unified school district building or other structure. Public construction project does not include the process of designing, constructing, altering or repairing a public highway, road, bridge, dam, turnpike or related structure.

History: L. 2008, ch. 148, § 10; L. 2010, ch. 57, § 6; L. 2014, ch. 88, § 4; July 1.

2017. Powered by KLISS. Rendered: 2017-12-16T16:41:42. Head Rev No: 343807