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Bill Detail: SB19-196

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Title Colorado Quality Apprenticeship Training Act Of 2019
Status Sent to the Governor (05/13/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Fiscal Policy & Taxes
House Sponsors A. Garnett (D)
M. Duran (D)
Senate Sponsors P. Lee (D)
J. Danielson (D)
House Committee State, Veterans, and Military Affairs
Senate Committee State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 03/13/2019
Description

The bill modifies procurement requirements for state contracts for
public projects. The bill makes the following changes:
Invitation for bids: Currently, all construction contracts for public
projects that do not receive federal money may be solicited by invitation
for bids. The bill specifies that only a construction contract for a public
project that is reasonably expected to cost $1 million or less may be

solicited by invitation for bids.
Competitive sealed best value bids: Currently, all construction
contracts for public projects that do not receive federal money may be
awarded by competitive sealed best value bidding. The bill specifies that,
unless prohibited by federal law, a construction contract for a public
project that is reasonably expected to cost over $1 million is required to
be awarded through competitive sealed best value bidding or integrated
project delivery, and a construction contract for a public project that is
reasonably expected to cost $1 million or less may be awarded through
competitive sealed best value bidding or integrated project delivery.
Current law specifies the evaluation factors that are required to be
included in an invitation for competitive sealed best value bids for a
public project. The bill adds several required evaluation factors including
the craft labor staffing plan for the project for the bidder and the bidder's
subcontractors, the anticipated utilization by the bidder and its
subcontractors of apprentices registered with federal or state
apprenticeship agencies to complete the work under the contract, and the
safety plan and safety record of the bidder and the bidder's subcontractors.
Disclosure of subcontractors: The bill requires any contractor
that responds to a competitive solicitation for a public project to disclose,
in its initial bid or proposal, the top 5 subcontractor disciplines it plans to
use to fulfill the requirements of the contract. The bill specifies how the
top 5 subcontractor disciplines are measured and requires contractors to
disclose subcontractors for the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing
requirements of the contract, even if they are not included in the top 5
disciplines.
Apprenticeship utilization requirements: The general contractor
for a public project financed in whole or in part by state money in the
amount of $1 million or more is required to submit, prior to the contract
award, documentation to the contracting agency that certifies that all
subcontractors used on the project participate in apprenticeship training
programs that have been approved by a federal or state apprenticeship
agency and have a proven record of graduating apprentices for at least 3
of the past 5 years. The contractor is required to provide specified
supporting documentation to the contracting agency and the agency is
required to make the documentation available to the public on its website.
A contractor that plans to submit a bid for a public project may request a
waiver of the apprenticeship requirements and the contracting agency is
required make public all waivers and the specific rationale for granting
the waiver.
Integrated project delivery: Current law specifies that integrated
project delivery is a project delivery method in which there is a
contractual agreement between an agency and a single participating entity
for the design, construction, alteration, operation, repair, improvement,
demolition, maintenance, or financing, or any combination of these
services, for a public project. The bill adds additional evaluation factors
that a contracting agency is required to use to evaluate proposals and the
capabilities of participating entities. The additional factors include
information about past performance and experience of the bidder, the
bidder's project management plan for the contract, the bidder's staffing
plan, the bidder's safety plan and safety record, the bidder's job standards,
and the availability and use of domestically produced iron, steel, and
related manufactured goods to execute the contract.

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