Texas Water Code
Sec. § 60.461
Contracts for Facilities: Construction Manager-agent


(a)

A district may award a contract to a construction manager-agent for the construction, rehabilitation, alteration, or repair of a facility provided that the construction manager-agent and the district follow the procedures prescribed by this section.

(b)

A district may, under the contract between the district and the construction manager-agent, require the construction manager-agent to provide administrative personnel, equipment necessary to perform duties under this section, and on-site management and other services specified in the contract. A construction manager-agent represents the district in a fiduciary capacity.

(c)

Before or concurrently with selecting a construction manager-agent, the district shall select or designate an engineer or architect who shall prepare the construction documents for the project and who has full responsibility for complying with Chapter 1001 (Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors) or 1051 (Texas Board of Architectural Examiners; General Provisions Affecting Architects, Landscape Architects, and Interior Designers; Provisions Affecting Only Architects), Occupations Code, as applicable. If the engineer or architect is not a full-time employee of the district, the district shall select the engineer or architect as provided by Section 2254.004 (Contract for Professional Services of Architect, Engineer, or Surveyor), Government Code. The districts engineer or architect may not serve, alone or in combination with another person, as the construction manager-agent unless the engineer or architect is hired to serve as the construction manager-agent under a separate or concurrent procurement conducted in accordance with this subchapter. This subsection does not prohibit the districts engineer or architect from providing customary construction phase services under the engineers or architects original professional service agreement in accordance with applicable laws.

(d)

A district shall select a construction manager-agent on the basis of demonstrated competence and qualifications in the same manner as provided for the selection of engineers or architects under Section 2254.004 (Contract for Professional Services of Architect, Engineer, or Surveyor), Government Code.

(e)

A district contracting with a construction manager-agent shall procure, in accordance with applicable law, and in any manner authorized by this chapter, a general contractor, trade contractors, or subcontractors who will serve as the prime contractor for their specific portion of the work.

(f)

The district or the construction manager-agent shall procure in accordance with Section 2254.004 (Contract for Professional Services of Architect, Engineer, or Surveyor), Government Code, and in any manner authorized by this chapter, all of the testing of construction materials, the inspection services, and the verification testing services necessary for acceptance of the facility by the district.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 307, Sec. 1, eff. June 18, 2003.
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