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Rule 80404: Institutional Management of Major Construction and Repair and Rehabilitation Projects

Rule 80404: Institutional Management of Major Construction and Repair and Rehabilitation Projects

Details

Series: 
80000: Facilities
Who should know: 
Administrators
Responsible Offices: 
Business Affairs
Date Approved: 
November 10, 2005
Date Last Amended: 
September 24, 2015

Sec. 1 Contract Authorization - Architects, Engineers, and Design-Build Contractors. 

Subject to Regents’ Rules and Regulations, Rule 80301 and Rule 10501, and Sections 2, 3, 4, and 5 below, and except as otherwise specified in these Rules and Regulations, the institutional president, with the advice of the appropriate Executive Vice Chancellor, is authorized to appoint architects, engineers, and design-build contractors and execute contracts for professional services. 

Sec. 2 Contract Authorization - Construction. 

The institutional president is authorized to execute construction and related contracts for Major Projects that have previously been approved for the Definition Phase by the appropriate Executive Vice Chancellor and the Chancellor or authorized by the Board of Regents in the Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

Sec. 3 Standardized Contracts. 

Construction contracts executed and delivered on behalf of the Board of Regents for Major Projects shall comply with guidelines issued by the U. T. System Administration Office of General Counsel and shall be written on a standard form approved by the Office of General Counsel. Payment and performance bonds, when required by law for contracts, shall be on a standard form approved by the Office of General Counsel. Contracts with architects and engineers shall comply with guidelines issued by the Office of General Counsel and shall be written on a standard form approved by the Office of General Counsel.

Sec. 4 Authorization to Expend Funds Appropriated in the CIP.  

4.1      

The institutional president will approve the Design Development Plans for all major repair and rehabilitation projects that are not architecturally or historically significant and authorize expenditure of appropriated funds. The executive officers and institutional presidents shall be responsible for identifying special interest projects to the Facilities Planning and Construction Committee. 

4.2      

The Board of Regents will approve the Design Development Plans for all Major Projects other than repair and rehabilitation projects that are not architecturally or historically significant and authorize expenditure of appropriated funds. The executive officers and institutional presidents shall be responsible for identifying special interest projects to the Facilities Planning and Construction Committee. 

Sec. 5 Approval for Excess Costs or Material Change. 

Project costs that exceed 10% of the Total Project Cost approved by the Board of Regents or $500,000, whichever is greater, must be approved by the Board.

Sec. 6 Contract Management. 

The institutional president shall approve the construction contractor's, design-build contractor's, or construction manager's estimates, guaranteed maximum price, or stipulated sum proposals; sign change orders; and provide general supervision of all Major Projects. 

Sec. 7 Authority to Increase Project Cost.  

The institutional president, with the advice of the appropriate Executive Vice Chancellor, is authorized to increase the approved Total Project Cost not more than 10% or $500,000, whichever is greater. To provide funding for the increase, the institutional president may reallocate funding between or among approved projects at the institution if funding for such projects has previously been authorized or is from some other source of approved funds available to the institution.

Sec. 8 Facility Program. 

A facility program shall be prepared in accordance with the Facilities Programming Guidelines maintained by the Office of Facilities Planning and Construction. The facility program must be approved by the president of the institution.

Sec. 9 Adherence with Campus Master Plan. 

Requests for Qualifica­tions (RFQs) issued to solicit responses from interested architects, engineers, and design-build contractors will include a requirement that the architect, engineer, and design-build contractor evidence agreement to adhere to the approved Campus Master Plan and a set of criteria applicable to the facility program and the needs of the institution.

Sec. 10 Preparation of Schematic Plans and Design Development Plans. 

Pursuant to approval under Section 4 of Rule 80301, the institutional president is authorized to release the project architect, engineer, or design-build contractor to prepare Schematic Plans (exterior design, site plans, cost estimates, and other necessary and appropriate documents). Pursuant to approval under Section 5 of Rule 80301, the institutional president is authorized to release the project architect, engineer, or design-build contractor to prepare Design Development Plans (elevations, sections, outline specifications, cost estimates, and other related work to establish the scope, design, dimensions, and materials of the project in greater detail). The project architect, engineer, or design-build contractor shall work with the institutional delegates and the institutional president.

Sec. 11 Construction Documents. 

After approval of the Design Development Plans, the institutional president is authorized to direct the preparation of the Construction Documents (working drawings and specifications). 

Definitions

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Amended Log

September 24, 2015
August 20, 2015 (effective September 1, 2015)
Editorial amendment to Number 3 made December 3, 2012
August 12, 2010
August 20, 2009
May 15, 2008 (effective July 1, 2008)
Editorial amendment to Number 3 made March 18, 2008
May 10, 2007
November 10, 2005

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