Under Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5 §1743, the Bureau of General Services may award contracts for public improvements that the State or any of its agencies hold in fee involving a total cost that exceeds $100,000, except contracts for professional, architectural and engineering services.
Construction projects include new construction or renovation of buildings and sites, but do not include maintenance and operations activities. Replacement of building systems or major components is considered a construction project rather than a maintenance project. Construction services are generally procured through a traditional Design-Bid-Build Delivery Method.
The selection process is based on competitive bidding, and awarded to the lowest dollar value responsive and responsible bidder.
In special circumstances, Alternative Project Delivery Methods may be authorized for certain projects. The Alternative Delivery Methods are Construction Manager at Risk (CMR), Construction Manager-Advisor (CMa), and Design/Build (D/B).