On 6/29/2015 the Federal Highway Administration issued a “Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking/Request For Comments” regarding Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) contracting. Comments are due by August 28, 2015.
FHWA is taking this action to fulfill the statutory requirement in section 1303(b) of MAP-21 by amending 23 USC 112 to require the Secretary of Transportation to promulgate a regulation to implement the CM/CG method of contracting.
The CM/GC is a contracting method that allows a contracting agency to use a single procurement to secure pre-construction and construction services. The FHWA proposes several amendments in 23 CFR part 630 and 635 to account for the particular application of various Federal requirements to CM/GC projects.