Value engineering; separate study/report not required for certain projects. (HB1874)

Introduced By

Del. Matthew James (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of General Services; Division of Engineering and Buildings; use of value engineering. Eliminates the need for a separate value engineering study and report for projects that (i) are designed utilizing either the design-build or construction manager at risk construction delivery method and (ii) have the value engineering process as an integral component of those delivery methods. The bill also eliminates the requirement that a designee of the Department of General Services participate in all cost savings decisions for such projects having a waiver granted by the Director. As a result, only a summary of the cost savings that have been incorporated into the design must be provided to the Division prior to the award of the construction contract. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101378D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/20/2015Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
01/23/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1874)
01/27/2015Subcommittee recommends striking from docket
01/29/2015Stricken from docket by General Laws