The design-build method incorporates both the design and construction of a project under a single contract. Although it may be used in cases where a project must be finished quickly, the accelerated delivery of a project is not the only purpose of design-build. Historically, design-build
has been utilized in the private sector where negotiated, qualificationbased selection is often the norm. However, this approach is restricted by statute in the public sector and procedurally discouraged in certain corporate environments. Accordingly, designbuild procurement regulations have
emerged as a means of achieving the benefits of design-build and ensuring the award of construction projects on a competitive basis. Unlike the federal government where most agencies allow utilization of design-build, only certain states and a few public agencies in the State of California
(e.g. chartered cities, county water districts, utility districts, University of California system, school districts) permit the design-build approach.
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