Connecticut Laws - Title 4b State Real Property
CHAPTER 60 CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATIONS OF STATE BUILDINGS
Sec. 4b-51. (Formerly Sec. 4-131). Alterations, repairs or additions to real assets. Selection of consultants for certain projects.

Sec. 4b-51. (Formerly Sec. 4-131). Alterations, repairs or additions to real assets. Selection of consultants for certain projects. (220)(1-click HTML)

(a) The Commissioner of Public Works shall have charge and supervision of the remodeling, alteration, repair or enlargement of any real asset, except any dam, flood or erosion control system, highway, bridge or any mass transit, marine or aviation transportation facility, a facility of the Connecticut Marketing Authority, an asset of the Department of Agriculture program established pursuant to section 26-237a, or any building under the supervision and control of the Joint Committee on Legislative Management, involving an expenditure in excess of five hundred thousand dollars, and except that (1) the Judicial Branch may have charge and supervision of the remodeling, alteration, repair, construction or enlargement of any real asset involving an expenditure of not more than one million two hundred fifty thousand dollars, (2) each constituent unit of the state system of higher education may have charge and supervision of the remodeling, alteration, repair, construction or enlargement of any real asset involving an expenditure of not more than two million dollars, and (3) The University of Connecticut shall have charge and supervision of the remodeling, alteration, repair, construction, or enlargement of any project, as defined in subdivision (16) of section 10a-109c, notwithstanding the amount of the expenditure involved. In any decision to remodel, alter, repair or enlarge any real asset, the commissioner shall consider the capability of the real asset to facilitate recycling programs. (221)

(b) No officer, department, institution, board, commission or council of the state government, except the Commissioner of Public Works, the Commissioner of Transportation, the Connecticut Marketing Authority, the Department of Agriculture for purposes of the program established pursuant to section 26-237a, the Joint Committee on Legislative Management, the Judicial Branch or a constituent unit of the state system of higher education as authorized in subsection (a) of this section, shall, unless otherwise specifically authorized by law, make or contract for the making of any alteration, repair or addition to any real asset involving an expenditure of more than five hundred thousand dollars. (222)

(c) The plans necessary for any such remodeling, alteration, repair or enlargement of any state humane institution, as defined in section 17b-222, shall be subject to the approval of the administrative head of such humane institution. (223)

(d) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Public Works may select consultants to be on a list established for the purpose of providing any consultant services. Such list shall be established as provided in sections 4b-56 and 4b-57. The commissioner may enter into a contract with any consultant on such list to perform a range of consultant services or to perform a range of tasks pursuant to a task letter detailing services to be performed under such contract. As used in this subsection, "consultant" means "consultant" as defined in section 4b-55, and "consultant services" means "consultant services" as defined in section 4b-55. (224)

(e) Costs for projects authorized under subsection (b) of this section shall be charged to the bond fund account for the project for which such costs are incurred. The Department of Public Works shall develop procedures for expediting the administration of projects for alterations, repairs or additions authorized under said subsection (b). (225)

(f) Any state agency proposing to remodel, alter or enlarge any real asset shall submit a statement to the commissioner demonstrating the capability of the real asset to facilitate recycling programs. (226)

  

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