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Construction Program Guide

Design-Build Project Delivery

On December 10, 2002 in response to section 1307 of TEA-21, FHWA published the final rule which established regulations for design-build contracting as 23 CFR Part 636. Subsequent modifications required by section 1503 of SAFETEA-LU resulted in revisions published in a final rulemaking on August 14, 2007. Among the revisions made by SAFETEA-LU were the elimination of the dollar thresholds for "qualified" projects; and permission to release an RFP or award a design-build contract prior to completion of NEPA. Design-build procurement processes which deviate from the requirements of 23 CFR 636 may require an SEP-14 work plan and approval.

Authority/Legal Basis

  1. Laws
  2. Regulations
    • Title 23 C.F.R. Part 636 provides the FHWA's regulatory policy for the design-build project delivery method. However, it should be noted that there were also revisions made to the FHWA's regulations in other program areas to address design-build. Specifically see the regulatory revisions in the December 10, 2002 final rule making.
  3. Orders
    • None
  4. Policy

Guidance

  1. General Information
  2. Training
  3. Design-Build Related Web Sites
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Updated: 04/22/2014
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