Texas Water Code
Sec. § 60.451
Definitions


In this subchapter:

(1)

“Architect” has the meaning assigned by Section 1051.001 (Definitions), Occupations Code.

(2)

“Contractor” in the context of a contract for the construction, rehabilitation, alteration, or repair of a facility means a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or other legal entity that assumes the risk for constructing, rehabilitating, altering, or repairing all or part of the facility at the contracted price.

(3)

“Construction manager-agent” means a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or other legal entity that provides consultation to the district regarding construction, rehabilitation, alteration, or repair of a facility.

(4)

“Construction manager-at-risk” means a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or other legal entity that assumes the risk for construction, rehabilitation, alteration, or repair of a facility at the contracted price as a general contractor and provides consultation to the district regarding construction during and after the design of the facility.

(5)

“Design-build contract” means a single contract with a design-build firm for the design and construction of a facility.

(6)

“Design-build firm” means a partnership, corporation, or other legal entity or team that includes an engineer or architect and builder qualified to engage in building construction in Texas.

(7)

“Design criteria package” means a set of documents prepared by a district that provides sufficient information to permit a design-build firm to prepare a response to a districts request for qualifications and any additional information requested, including criteria for selection. The design criteria package must specify criteria the district considers necessary to describe the project and may include, as appropriate:

(A)

the legal description of the site;

(B)

survey information concerning the site;

(C)

interior space requirements;

(D)

special material requirements;

(E)

material quality standards;

(F)

conceptual criteria for the project;

(G)

special equipment requirements;

(H)

cost or budget estimates;

(I)

time schedules;

(J)

quality assurance and quality control requirements;

(K)

site development requirements;

(L)

applicable codes and ordinances;

(M)

provisions for utilities;

(N)

geotechnical baseline reports;

(O)

parking requirements; or

(P)

any other requirements, as applicable.

(8)

“District” means a navigation district or port authority created or operating under Section 52, Article III, or Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.

(9)

“Engineer” has the meaning assigned by Section 1001.002 (Definitions), Occupations Code.

(10)

“Facility” means real property, including buildings, associated structures, utilities, docks, wharves, channels, dredge material placement areas, marine terminal improvements, railroads on or adjacent to the marine terminal, roads and bridges on or adjacent to the marine terminal, and improved or unimproved land. The term also includes roads or bridges that are incidental to a larger project.

(11)

“Fee” in the context of a contract for the construction, rehabilitation, alteration, or repair of a facility means the payment a construction manager-agent or construction manager-at-risk receives for the managers overhead and profit in performing the managers services.

(12)

“General conditions” in the context of a contract for the construction, rehabilitation, alteration, or repair of a facility means on-site management, administrative personnel, insurance, bonds, equipment, utilities, and incidental work, including minor field labor and materials.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 307, Sec. 1, eff. June 18, 2003.
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