In recent years, changes to North Carolina Bidding and Construction Laws have been extensive. They include changes to bidding methods, dollar limits for informal bids/bonds, when a design professional is required, MBE requirements and other issues. Below are links to documents that may assist in understanding these laws and how to comply with them.
An Overview of Contract Bidding Requirements for North Carolina
Frayda S. Bluestein, Institute of Government, September 2007
An Overview of Contract Bidding Requirements for North Carolina Local Governments (pdf)
Summary of Contract & Construction Requirements for Public School Projects, August 2005
Contract / Construction Requirements for Public School Projects (pdf)
The full text of the Ratified Senate Bill 914
A Summary of the major provisions in the laws enacted by 2001 session SB914 as developed by the Department of Administration and the State Construction Office
Senate Bill 914 Summary (pdf)
An explanation of the major provisions regarding bidding methods and, especially the use of Construction Management (CM) at Risk. Power Point presentation given by Jeff Parsons, Attorney Generals Office
Construction Methods and Reporting Requirements
An explanation of the major provisions of Senate Bill 914. Power Point presentation given by Frayda Bluestein of the NC Institute of Government
New Requirements for Public Construction
Explanations of the revised MBE requirements for all public bidding of construction work:
Power Point Presentation, Bridget Wall, Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Office.
Power Point Presentation, Speros Fleggas, Director, State Construction Office regarding MBE requirements
State MBE Guidelines Developed by State Construction Office (pdf)
Use as a model in the development of guidelines for an individual LEA
Miscellaneous provisions of SB 914 and various dollar limits for types of bidding, use of designers, etc.
Presented by the State Construction Office and Leslie Winner
Additions and Revisions to Public Building Construction Laws (Power Point Presentation)
Dispute Resolution Requirements
The State Construction Office "Construction Management At Risk Contract Form." This contract should be useful by LEAs in the development of their own CM At Risk Contracts.
SCO CM At Risk Contract (pdf)