Design-build is a delivery method in which ODOT contracts with a single entity that can design the project and construct it.
ODOT performs approximately 15 to 30 percent of the conceptual design so we can accurately relay ODOT’s goals, requirements for the performance specifications that make up the contractual requirements of the project.
The DB method is a complex, two-stage procurement process that requires additional staff time or services from a consultant. First, ODOT invites proposers to submit a statement of qualifications in response to our request for qualifications. ODOT uses the SOQ to create a short list of proposers.
ODOT uses the request for proposal process to solicit bids from the proposer shortlist for the design and construction of the project. The DB proposers submit their proposals for design, construction, time, and the cost to perform all aspects of the project. ODOT awards the contract based on price and factors such as qualifications, past performance and proposed technical approach to the work.
ODOT retains oversight of the DB contract, including:
- Over-the-shoulder design reviews.
- Quality verification.
- Progress report reviews.
Unique DB general provisions establish the terms and conditions for the following:
- The bidding, evaluation and award processes.
- The services performed during the design and construction phases.
The DB general provisions replace the ODOT Standard Specifications – General Conditions Part 00100.