Following the passage of HB 857 in last year's legislative session one major issue from the bill was left to be studied during the interim, contractor pre-qualifications. Over the last few months the interim committee met and has come out with a series of recommendations to add more definition to the procedures that government entities undertake in pre-qualifying contractors for public work. The link below will take you to the draft bill that will be introduced on Wednesday. 

http://mobile.ncleg.net/documentsites/committees/BCCI-6631/04-16-2014/2013-STz-63-EMAIL.pdf

A couple things AIA members may want to pay close attention to and weigh in with your opinions on are recommended suggestions for contractor appeal of a non-qualifying determination and the significant high bar placed on government entities for making a decision to use CM at Risk. 

In addition there are new QBS requirements that prohibit the consideration of fees. 

 

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AuthorDavid Crawford