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75-1254.Architectural, engineering and land surveying services when no negotiating committee convened; duties of secretary of administration; direct negotiation; agency architects, engineers and land surveyors. (a) Whenever a negotiating committee is not convened in accordance with K.S.A. 75-1253, and amendments thereto, for a proposed project for the construction of a building or for major repairs or improvements to a building for a state agency, the secretary of administration shall:

(1) Conduct discussions with at least three firms regarding the proposed project, determine the architectural, engineering or land surveying services desired for such project, and negotiate a contract with one of such firms as project architect, engineer or land surveyor for the desired services for all phases of the project which are authorized by appropriations therefor at a rate of compensation in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-1263, and amendments thereto;

(2) undertake to provide all or part of the architectural, engineering or land surveying services for such project, including the construction administration services as described in K.S.A. 75-1260, and amendments thereto; or

(3) designate a qualified employee of the state agency or institution for which the project is being constructed, or of the state agency which controls and supervises the operation and management of such institution, to provide all or part of such services for the project; for the purposes of providing such architectural, engineering or land surveying services, such employee shall be known as the agency architect, engineer or land surveyor, as the case may be, for the project.

(b) The employee of such agency designated as the agency architect, engineer or land surveyor, as the case may be, for the project shall be a licensed architect, engineer or land surveyor under the provisions of K.S.A. 74-7001 to 74-7046, inclusive, and amendments thereto, and shall be found by the secretary of administration to be qualified to perform all of the architectural, engineering or land surveying services for the particular project, including the construction administration services as described in K.S.A. 75-1260, and amendments thereto.

(c) The secretary of administration or the agency architect, engineer or land surveyor for the project, as the case may be, shall provide the preliminary design services, construction contract documents, bidding services and construction administration services as described in K.S.A. 75-1260, and amendments thereto, for each phase of the project for which no firm is employed as project architect, engineer or land surveyor.

History: L. 1978, ch. 337, § 23; L. 1979, ch. 280, § 11; L. 1986, ch. 317, § 1; L. 2008, ch. 130, § 5; July 1.



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