STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION
67-5711A. Design-build contracting authorized. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, the director of the department of administration, or his designee, is authorized and empowered, subject to the approval of the permanent building fund advisory council, to employ the use of the design-build method of construction in the letting of any and all contracts for the construction, alteration, equipping, furnishing and repair of any and all buildings, improvements, or other public works of the state of Idaho. However, no such contract shall be awarded or denied based on environmental, social, and governance standards. For the purposes of this section:
(1) A design-build contract is a contract between the state of Idaho and a nongovernmental party in which the nongovernmental party contracting with the state of Idaho agrees to both design and build the structure, roadway, or other items specified in the contract; and
(2) "Environmental, social, and governance standards" means procurement standards that screen or score bids, in whole or in part, on subjective ethical or sustainability criteria unrelated to the specifications in a solicitation or the qualifications of a bidder.
[67-5711A, added 1987, ch. 283, sec. 1, p. 595; am. 2023, ch. 129, sec. 3, p. 368.]