The New York State Legislature passed a budget for 2015-2016 that included a two-year renewal of design-build authority for select agencies.
The governor supports the measure. The state first approved design-build in 2011, and has entered into dozens of design-build contracts in the interim.
As in the 2011 legislation, design/build can only be used by the following agencies:
• Thruway authority
• Department of Transportation
• Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
• Department of Environmental Conservation
• New York State Bridge Authority
Funding will support a statewide initiative to finance large-scale, complex infrastructure projects across the state and allow “innovative project delivery methods, including design-build and public-private partnerships.”