STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION
67-5710A. Requirement of plans and specification approval by permanent building fund advisory council and delegation of project oversight by the administrator for the division of public works.
(1) (a) Unless an emergency exists as defined in section 67-5711B, Idaho Code, an existing public works may not be altered, repaired, constructed or improved on property owned or occupied by any state institution, department, commission, board or agency, if the estimated cost of work exceeds the limit established in section 67-5711, Idaho Code, and except for those institutions and agency exemptions listed in section 67-5711, Idaho Code, without regard to source of funding, until the location, design, plans and specifications are approved by the permanent building fund advisory council and the project supervised by the division of public works or its designee.
(b) Facilities to be built with funds under the control of a nonstate entity, and owned or occupied by state entities, must have plans and specifications prepared, and all plans and specifications must be reviewed and approved by the permanent building fund advisory council prior to the advertising, bidding, construction and/or negotiation for construction of the facilities.
(2) (a) The administrator for the division of public works may delegate control over design, construction and all other aspects of a public works or maintenance project which costs less than one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000), to agencies of state government on a project-by-project basis, if a responsible party of the state agency requests that delegation in writing and the permanent building fund advisory council approves the delegation.
(i) The state agency to whom control is delegated shall assume all responsibility for project budgets and shall receive funds appropriated for the project upon application and approval by the permanent building fund advisory council.
(ii) Delegation of project control does not exempt the state agency from complying with public works statutes, life safety and building codes or other applicable codes and regulations. The state agency also must comply with any guidelines or procedures for design and construction adopted by the division of public works and the permanent building fund advisory council.
(iii) State agencies that receive delegated projects may not have access to permanent building fund advisory council contingency funds unless approved by the permanent building fund advisory council or authorized by appropriation.
(iv) Prior, written approval from the administrator must be granted for any public works utilizing sole source or limited competition. No agency will be delegated the ability to declare an emergency as defined in section 67-5711B, Idaho Code.
(v) The permanent building fund advisory council may elect to audit any project for compliance with applicable codes and policies.
(vi) The delegated state agency will use standard documents for professional services contracts and for construction contracts as adopted by the division of public works.
(vii) Delegation is subject to cancellation by the administrator for the division of public works with the concurrence of the permanent building fund advisory council.
[67-5710A, added 1991, ch. 136, sec. 1, p. 318; am. 1996, ch. 148, sec. 1, p. 485.]