Construction Delivery Methods
A construction delivery method is the manner in which a project will be designed and constructed. The options include:
In Design-Bid-Build, the architect or engineer serves as the project coordinator. His or her role is to design; prepare the specifications and produce the construction drawings; administer the contract; tender the works; and manage the works from inception to completion. There are direct contractual links between the architect's client (school district) and the main contractor. Subcontractors have a direct contractual relationship with the main contractor.
As defined by Wyoming statute, Design-Build is a delivery method in which there is a single contract between the public entity (school district) and a design-builder who provides a range of services, including architectural and engineering services, labor, materials and construction management. In selecting a design-builder, the public entity may utilize one of three methods: request for qualifications, fixed scope request for proposal, or fixed price request for proposal.
Construction Manager Agent (CMA)
Wyoming statute defines the CMA delivery method as one where services are procured under existing statutes for professional services. The CMA is a construction consultant providing administrative and management services to the public entity (school district) throughout the design and construction phases of a project. Under this delivery method, the CMA is not the contracting agent and is not responsible for purchase orders.
Construction Manager At Risk (CMAR)
Under Wyoming statute, the CMAR is an advocate for the public entity (school district), as determined by contracts signed throughout the pre-construction phase. During construction, the CMAR is responsible for all project subcontractors and purchase orders, and may conduct all or a portion of the construction project work.
In addition, the CMAR is responsible for providing a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) for the project before work commences; and the CMAR is also required to bond any project where the guaranteed maximum price exceeds $100,000.