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84.062(7)(a)(a) Design-builders notified under sub. (6) (e) may submit a cost proposal, and the proposal shall include a fixed cost of design, engineering, and construction services prepared by a design professional that contains all design, engineering, construction, and quality assurance and quality control costs of the project.
84.062(7)(b) (b) The technical review committee may open cost proposals only after the technical proposals have been reviewed as provided in sub. (6). At the time and place specified in the request for proposals, the technical review committee shall open cost proposals, read the proposals aloud, and, for a project that will be awarded as a best value design-build contract, make public the committee's scoring of the technical proposals.
84.062(7)(c) (c) Following a review of cost proposals, the department may issue a notice of intent to award a contract, subject to all of the following:
84.062(7)(c)1. 1. For a low bid design-build contract, the contract shall be awarded to the qualified responsible bidder that submitted a responsive technical proposal and submitted the lowest responsive cost proposal.
84.062(7)(c)2. 2. For a fixed price variable scope design-build contract, the contract shall be awarded to the qualified responsible bidder that submitted a responsive technical proposal and that submitted a responsive cost proposal that provides the maximum amount of services for the maximum fixed price set by the office or for an amount that is less than the maximum fixed price.
84.062(7)(c)3. 3. For a best value design-build contract, the contract shall be awarded to the qualified responsible bidder with the highest adjusted score, which shall be calculated by adding the bidder's technical proposal score to the bidder's cost proposal score. The technical review committee shall award the lowest qualified responsible bidder the maximum number of points that may be awarded to a cost proposal under the request for proposals, but not less than 45 percent and not more than 75 percent of the maximum number of combined points that may be awarded to a technical proposal and cost proposal. For each remaining qualified responsible bidder, the technical review committee shall calculate the score for the cost proposal by reducing the maximum number of points that may be awarded to the cost proposal by at least 1 percent for each percentage point by which the cost proposal exceeds the lowest cost proposal.
84.062(7)(d) (d) Following a review of cost proposals, the office may reject all proposals. If the office rejects all proposals or does not execute a contract after issuing an intent to award a contract under par. (c), the office may reissue the request for proposals and allow only the qualified responsible bidders originally notified under sub. (6) (e) to submit new proposals. The office may pay a reasonable stipulated fee to each design-builder that provides a responsive but unsuccessful proposal in response to the reissued request for proposals. If the reissued request for proposals specifies a maximum fixed price, the office cannot award a stipend to a design-builder whose proposal exceeds that price.
84.062(7)(e) (e) Not fewer than 5 working days prior to executing a design-build contract, the department shall provide notice to each unsuccessful qualified responsible bidder that a notice of intent to award a contract has been issued.
84.062(7)(f) (f) The department and the technical review committee shall maintain the confidentiality of information provided by design-builders as required by s. 84.01 (32).
84.062(8) (8) Contract award.
84.062(8)(a)(a) In this subsection:
84.062(8)(a)1. 1. “ Construction services” means work necessary to construct a project, including trucking services and materials purchased regardless of whether the materials are installed by the design-builder.
84.062(8)(a)2. 2. “ Specialty services” means work related to sanitary sewer systems, water main systems, staking, electrical, landscaping and erosion control, traffic control, signing, pavement marking, fencing, and other work identified by the office.
84.062(8)(b) (b) No later than 10 days following the issuance of a notice of intent to award a design-build contract under sub. (7) (c), the office shall verify that the design-builder will perform not less than 30 percent of the construction services under the contract with labor provided by employees of the design-builder or member and equipment owned or rented by the design-builder or member.
84.062(8)(c) (c) The design-builder shall submit to the office in the form prescribed by the office documentation of the construction services the design-builder or member will perform and the dollar value of the services.
84.062(8)(d) (d) The office shall calculate the percentage of total construction services identified in the contract to be performed by the design-builder or member by subtracting the value of specialty services to be performed from the total contract amount and dividing the dollar value of construction services to be performed by the design-builder or member by the difference. If the value of construction services to be performed by the design-builder or member is less than 30 percent of the value of all construction services required under the contract, the office shall cancel the contract award.
84.062(9) (9) Project delivery. An individual identified in a response to a request for qualifications or in a technical proposal may be replaced by a design-builder if the office determines that the new individual meets the qualifications described in the response to the request for qualifications or in the technical proposal and that the individual's qualifications are at least equal to the qualifications of the individual being replaced.
84.062(10) (10) Liability.
84.062(10)(a)(a) Nothing in this section shall be construed as relieving a design-builder of 3rd-party liability or liability for loss or damage to property of the state or a county or municipality.
84.062(10)(b) (b) All design services, including architectural and engineering services, provided under a design-build contract are services and not products.
84.062(11) (11) Stipulated fee.
84.062(11)(a)(a) The department shall award a stipulated fee of not less than three-tenths of 1 percent of the department's estimated cost of design and construction as follows:
84.062(11)(a)1. 1. To each qualified responsible bidder that provides a responsive but unsuccessful proposal when the office issues a notice of intent to award a contract. If the request for proposals specifies a maximum fixed price, the office cannot award a fee to a proposal that exceeds the maximum fixed price.
84.062(11)(a)2. 2. To all qualified responsible bidders that provide a responsive proposal if the office does not issue a notice of intent to award a contract.
84.062(11)(a)3. 3. To all qualified responsible bidders if the office cancels the solicitation before the technical review committee reviews technical proposals.
84.062(11)(b) (b) The department shall pay the fee to each qualified responsible bidder under par. (a) no later than 90 days after the department issues a notice of intent to award a contract, determines that it will not issue a notice of intent to award a contract, or cancels the solicitation.
84.062(11)(c) (c) In consideration for paying the fee, the department may use work product contained in an unsuccessful proposal in connection with any proposed or awarded design-build project without making any additional compensation to the design-builder. If an unsuccessful design-builder waives the fee, the department cannot use work product in the design-builder's unsuccessful proposal.
84.062(12) (12) Rules. The department may promulgate rules necessary to implement this section.
84.062(13) (13) Appeals.
84.062(13)(a)(a) Any person aggrieved and directly affected by a decision of the office to issue a request for qualifications or a request for proposals under this section shall be entitled to judicial review of the decision as provided in ch. 227, subject to the procedural requirements of s. 227.53 (1). A person shall be considered a person aggrieved and directly affected by a decision of the office if any of the following apply to a request for qualifications or a request for proposals issued by the office under this section:
84.062(13)(a)1. 1. The request does not include qualifications, requirements, or other items required under this section.
84.062(13)(a)2. 2. The request does not comply with procedural requirements under this section.
84.062(13)(a)3. 3. The request contains material errors or omissions.
84.062(13)(a)4. 4. The request contains material discrepancies, deficiencies, or ambiguities that prevent a person from submitting a responsive proposal.
84.062(13)(a)5. 5. The request indicates a bias against or preference for a specific design-builder.
84.062(13)(a)6. 6. The request exceeds the department's authority.
84.062(13)(b) (b) Any person aggrieved and directly affected by a decision of the office to issue a notice of intent to award a contract under this section shall be entitled to judicial review of the decision as provided in ch. 227, subject to the procedural requirements of s. 227.53 (1). A person shall be considered a person aggrieved and directly affected by a decision of the office if any of the following apply to a notice of intent to award a contract under this section:
84.062(13)(b)1. 1. The design-builder that received the notice of intent to award a contract was improperly certified as a qualified responsible bidder.
84.062(13)(b)2. 2. A mathematical error was made in scoring any of the proposals that resulted in an improper intent to award a contract.
84.062(13)(b)3. 3. There is evidence of collusion or fraud involving either the design-builder that received the notice of intent to award a contract or a member of the technical review committee.
84.062(13)(b)4. 4. There is evidence of bias of a member of the technical review committee.
84.062(13)(b)5. 5. There is evidence that a member of the technical review committee has a conflict of interest because the committee member, a member of his or her immediate family, as defined in s. 19.42 (7), or any organization or business with which the member is associated, as defined in s. 19.42 (2), may benefit from the intent to award a contract.
84.062(13)(b)6. 6. The technical proposal or cost proposal submitted by the design-builder that received the notice of intent to award a contract is not responsive to the request for proposals, contains conditions or qualifications not provided for in the request for proposals, or does not assign costs to all services identified in the technical proposal or is otherwise materially unbalanced.
84.062(13)(c) (c) If the office prevails upon judicial review, following any protest and appellate court proceedings, the office shall be entitled to recover all costs and charges included in the final order or judgment, excluding attorney fees. Upon payment of costs and charges by the protester, the bond shall be returned. If the protesting party prevails, the protesting party shall be entitled to recover from the office all costs and charges included in the final order or judgment, excluding attorney fees. The entire amount of the bond shall be forfeited if the hearing officer determines that a protest was filed for a frivolous or improper purpose, including the purpose of harassing, causing unnecessary delay, or causing needless cost for the office or parties.
84.062(14) (14) Deliverables.
84.062(14)(c)(c) No later than December 31, 2026, the office shall submit a report to the joint committee on finance and the senate and assembly standing committees having jurisdiction over transportation matters summarizing observations of the process utilized for alternative project delivery methods and describing the effectiveness of the alternative project delivery methods contracting procedures. The report shall include discussion on scope of work, history of projects selected, evaluation criteria, selection process, contract administration, work progression, time and cost comparisons between the traditional contracting method and alternative delivery methods, claims, and changes.
84.062(14)(d) (d) No later than 6 months after receipt of the report required under par. (c), the joint committee on finance shall determine whether the alternative project delivery pilot program was successful in providing the department with additional tools that allow innovation, reduced project completion time, cost certainty, or reduced cost or other advantages or benefits and shall make a recommendation to the legislature as to whether the pilot program should be made permanent.
84.062 History History: 2019 a. 9; 2021 a. 58; s. 35.17 correction in (1) (m).
84.063 84.063 Utility facilities relocation.
84.063(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
84.063(1)(a) (a) “Highway improvement" means a state trunk highway improvement project.
84.063(1)(b) (b) “Utility facility" means any pipe, pipeline, duct, wire line, conduit, pole, tower, equipment or other structure, whether aboveground or underground, used for any of the following:
84.063(1)(b)1. 1. The transmission or distribution of electrical power or light.
84.063(1)(b)2. 2. The transmission, distribution or delivery of heat, water, gas, sewer, telegraph or telecommunication services.
84.063(2) (2) Notification.
84.063(2)(a)(a) If a utility facility is within the right-of-way of a proposed highway improvement, the department shall identify the owner and notify the owner in writing of the proposed improvement.
84.063(2)(b) (b) Within a specified period after the date the notice is received, the utility facility owner shall provide the department with a description and the general location of each utility facility in the proposed highway improvement right-of-way.
84.063(3) (3) Plans.
84.063(3)(a)(a) If a utility facility owner provides the information required under sub. (2), the department shall send the utility facility owner at least one set of available project plans for the proposed highway improvement, including the location of the owner's existing utility facilities.
84.063(3)(b) (b) Within a specified period after receiving the project plans, the owner shall provide the department with a work plan. The period of time within which the owner is required to provide the department with a work plan shall reflect whether the utility facility owner is required to coordinate its work plan with another utility facility owner. The work plan provided by the owner shall include all of the following:
84.063(3)(b)1. 1. A copy of the project plans that verifies the location of all of the owner's existing utility facilities specified on the plans by the department and that identifies the owners' proposed location of relocated or additional utility facilities within the right-of-way of the proposed improvement.
84.063(3)(b)2. 2. A plan and a schedule of working days necessary to obtain any approval required by a governmental agency and to accomplish any proposed relocation or adjustment required by the proposed improvement.
84.063(3)(c) (c) The department shall review and approve a work plan submitted under par. (b) for compliance with permit requirements and to ensure that the plan is reasonable. Approval of a work plan under this paragraph does not waive any requirement for approval of the work plan by any other governmental agency. The utility facility owner shall notify the department when all required approvals have been obtained. After receiving notification that all approvals have been obtained, the department shall notify the owner of the date on which the owner may proceed with its utility facility relocation work.
84.063(3)(d) (d) The department shall notify the utility facility owner of any change in the highway improvement that requires additional relocation or adjustment of utility facilities. The department and the owner shall agree on a reasonable time to accomplish the additional work.
84.063(4) (4) Responsibilities.
84.063(4)(a)(a) If additional utility facility relocation or adjustment work is required under sub. (3) (d), the department shall reimburse the owner for the additional work.
84.063(4)(b) (b) The project contractor shall be responsible for any damages negligently caused to a utility facility.
84.063(4)(c) (c) If the utility facility owner fails to comply with sub. (3), the department or its contractor shall not be liable to the owner for damages to a utility facility resulting from the highway improvement if the department or its contractor complies with s. 182.0175 (2), and the owner shall be liable to the department or its contractor for damages resulting from the failure to comply.
84.063(5) (5) Rules. The department shall promulgate rules to implement and administer this section.
84.063 History History: 1991 a. 39; 1999 a. 85.
84.063 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. Trans 220, Wis. adm. code.
84.065 84.065 Railroad and utility alteration and relocation loan program.
84.065(1)(1)Purpose. The purpose of this section is to promote the state's interest in preserving and improving state trunk and connecting highways by means of a program to provide loans for railroad and public utility alterations and relocations associated with highway improvement projects.
84.065(2) (2) Definitions. In this section:
84.065(2)(a) (a) “Improvement" has the meaning given in s. 84.06 (1).
84.065(2)(b) (b) “Public utility" has the meaning given in s. 196.01 (5) and includes a telecommunications carrier, as defined in s. 196.01 (8m).
84.065(2)(c) (c) “Railroad" has the meaning given in s. 195.02 (1).
84.065(3) (3) Administration. The department shall administer a loan program to assist public utilities and railroads with the costs of utility and railroad alterations and relocations that are associated with state trunk and connecting highway improvement projects and that are not subject to reimbursement by the department. The department shall have all powers necessary and convenient to implement this section, including the following powers:
84.065(3)(a) (a) To specify conditions of eligibility for loans under this section. Such conditions shall include the requirement that the utility or railroad alteration or relocation must be part of a planned state trunk or connecting highway improvement project.
84.065(3)(b) (b) To receive applications for loans under this section and to prescribe the form, nature and extent of the information which shall be contained in applications.
84.065(3)(c) (c) To establish standards for the approval of loans under this section.
84.065(3)(d) (d) To enter into loan agreements with applicants to ensure the proper use and prompt repayment of loans under this section. The loan agreement shall permit the loan to be repaid without interest before the date on which the contract for the improvement project with which the utility or railroad alteration is associated is awarded. The loan agreement shall require the payment of interest on the outstanding balance of any loan that is not repaid by the date on which that contract is awarded, accruing from the date on which that contract is awarded. Interest shall be charged at a rate equal to the weekly prime rate for the week prior to the date on which the contract is awarded, as reported by the federal reserve board in federal reserve statistical release H. 15, plus 1 percent. The loan agreement shall require repayment of the principal and payment of any accrued interest within one year of the date on which the contract is awarded.
84.065(3)(e) (e) To audit and inspect the records of loan recipients.
84.065(4) (4) Funds. Subject to s. 86.255, the department may make loans under this section from the appropriations under s. 20.395 (3) (bv) and (cv). The total outstanding balance of loans under this section may not exceed $500,000.
84.065(5) (5) Rules. The department may promulgate rules as necessary to implement this section.
84.065 History History: 1989 a. 31; 1991 a. 39; 1993 a. 496; 1999 a. 9.
84.065 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. Trans 30, Wis. adm. code.
84.07 84.07 Maintenance of state trunk highways.
84.07(1)(1)Routine maintenance. Subject to sub. (1r), the state trunk highway system shall be maintained by the state at state expense. The department shall prescribe by rule specifications for such maintenance and may contract with any county highway committee or municipality to have all or certain parts of the work of maintaining the state trunk highways within or beyond the limits of the county or municipality, including interstate bridges, performed by the county or municipality, and any county or municipality may enter into such contract. Maintenance activities include the application of protective coatings, the removal and control of snow, the removal, treatment and sanding of ice, interim repair of highway surfaces and adjacent structures, and all other operations, activities and processes required on a regular, continuing basis for the preservation of the highways on the state trunk system, and including the care and protection of trees and other roadside vegetation and suitable planting to prevent soil erosion or to beautify highways pursuant to s. 66.1037, and all routine measures deemed necessary to provide adequate traffic service. Maintenance activities also include the installation, replacement, rehabilitation, or maintenance of highway signs, highway lighting, and pavement markings, and the maintenance of traffic control signals and intelligent transportation systems. The department may contract with a private entity for services or materials or both associated with the installation, replacement, rehabilitation, or maintenance of highway signs, highway lighting, and pavement markings and the maintenance of traffic control signals and intelligent transportation systems.
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2019-20 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2021 Wis. Act 86 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on November 19, 2021. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after November 19, 2021, are designated by NOTES. (Published 11-19-21)