01 NCAC 30G .0105          CRITERIA FOR CONSIDERATION

(a)  General Considerations - Applications shall be subject to the following general considerations which the SBC shall utilize in reviewing all applications:

(1)           Whether the public owner has adequately justified that the requested exemption is applicable to the project.

(2)           Whether under the circumstances presented the project can be reasonably completed under the methods authorized under G.S. 143-128, and if not, whether the public owner has adequately demonstrated that the proposed alternative contracting method is necessary.

(3)           Whether the exemption sought is appropriate and in the public's interest.

(4)           Whether the public owner has been responsible in the pre-planning stages of the project.

(b)  Criteria for Exemptions - The following criteria describe circumstances where the SBC recognizes that a project may not be able to be reasonably completed under the methods authorized by G.S. 143-128, and where the use of an alternative contracting system, not otherwise authorized by G.S. 143-128, may be appropriate and in the public's interest:

(1)           Special Technology or Equipment - The project involves the erection or construction of special or unique technology or equipment whose vendor requires that its services be purchased in conjunction with the technology or equipment; or the vendor guarantees the technology or equipment only if its services are purchased in conjunction with the technology or equipment.

(2)           Unusual Complexity - The project involves one or more of the following conditions:

(A)          very specialized or complex type of construction involving unconventional construction techniques or materials, or unusual working conditions;

(B)          major renovations or an addition to an existing facility requiring continuous coordination of occupied programs or operations necessary for the protection of public health or safety; or

(C)          extensive repairs, renovations or an addition to a major building or facility listed either in the North Carolina or Federal Register of Historic Properties.

(3)           Accelerated Schedule - A fast track schedule is required due to actual or impending judicial intervention by means of a State or Federal court order, or to address actual or impending regulatory mandates or citation for noncompliance.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-135.26;

Temporary Adoption Eff. July 1, 1996;

Eff. August 1, 1998.