Chapter 112

(Amended by Chapter 238)

An Act relating to capital improvements for state agencies; concerning the procurement of certain professional services for certain projects; amending K.S.A. 75-5804 and repealing the existing section.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

Section 1. K.S.A. 75-5804 is hereby amended to read as follows: 75- 5804. (a) Whenever it becomes necessary in the judgment of the agency head of a state agency for which a project is proposed and, in any case where the total cost of such a proposed project is expected to exceed one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) $250,000, the agency head shall convene a negotiating committee. Except as otherwise provided in sub- section (b), the agency head shall submit the list of at least three and not more than five of the most highly qualified firms to the negotiating com- mittee so convened, without any recommendation of preference or other recommendation.

(b) In any case where a Whenever a negotiating committee is con- vened under this section for a proposed project requiring engineering services is proposed which concerns the construction of any building or facility or any major repairs or improvements to any building or facility, including in any case but not limited to, any heating, cooling or power facility, for a state agency and for which project a negotiating committee is convened under this section, the agency head for the state agency shall notify the state building advisory commission thereof of the project and shall request a list of firms qualified to provide the engineering services for the proposed project. Upon receipt of any such request the state building advisory commission shall evaluate the current statements of qualifications and performance data on file, together with those state- ments that may be submitted by other firms regarding the proposed pro- ject and other information developed and available to the state building advisory commission, and. The commission shall prepare a list of at least three and not more than five firms which, in the opinion of the state building advisory commission, are qualified to furnish the engineering services for the proposed project. Each such list shall be submitted to the negotiating committee so convened without any recommendation of pref- erence or other recommendation.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 75-5804 is hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the statute book.

Approved April 3, 1996.