01 NCAC 30F .0301           DEFINITIONS

(a)  "Pre‑Bid Phase" is the phase of the contract work prior to receipt of bids.  If the pre‑bid or site visit meeting is utilized, the interest or participation by a contractor in this phase of the construction process does demonstrate a good faith effort by a prime contractor to understand the project requirements and resolve differences prior to bid opening.  For this reason, participation by contractors in this phase does clearly demonstrate an effort on the contractor's part to facilitate the construction process and may, therefore, be evaluated.  The Capital Projects Coordinator must be involved in this process.

(b)  "Contract Award Phase" is a period during the award process and includes but is not limited to submission of all documents required for award, including Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) data, bonds, insurance documentation, and the executed contract documents.

(c)  "Construction Phase" is the most critical portion of the work and includes not only field execution of the work but also, as a minimum: project/job site mobilization; shop drawing processing; development of job schedule; coordination/cooperation with other contractors, using agency and designer as appropriate; coordination of the activities of sub‑contractors; field supervision; prosecution of the works; adherence to quality standards; and timeliness of response to field conditions or modified job requirements including change order management.  The Capital Projects Coordinator must be involved in the construction phase to the degree that meaningful evaluations can be prepared for this phase; this involves Capital Projects Coordinator's attendance at monthly progress meetings or more often if necessary.  Attendance at and participation in scheduled progress meetings by prime contractors shall be evaluated; an evaluation shall be performed for contractors who have been assigned project coordinator duties as outlined in the contract.

(d)  "Post Construction Phase" includes but is not limited to the development and completion of the job punch list, assembly of all warranty information and product brochures, and provision of "as built" information.  The Capital Projects Coordinator must maintain continuing involvement in the project until final close‑out to evaluate the contractor's performance in this final phase.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143‑135.26(4);

Eff. January 1, 1992.