Public Buildings

Capital Projects Program: Design-Build

In January 2006 the County of Los Angeles became part of an increasing number of public agencies in California to gain authority to use design-build as an alternative method for delivery of eligible capital improvement projects with a value over $2.5 million.

The Department's primary objective in utilizing the design-build approach is to bring the best available designers and contractors together to address the unique challenges of a project in collaboration with the County to successfully deliver projects that fully meet the County's established criteria.

Design-build contracts are awarded on the basis of a best value selection process in accordance with Public Contract Section 20133. A two part Request for Proposals process is used for individual projects to prequalify, shortlist, and select design builders.