Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 44A of chapter 149 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1984 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out subsection (2) and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-
(2) Every contract for the construction, reconstruction, installation, demolition, maintenance or repair of any building by a public agency estimated to cost more than twenty-five thousand dollars except for a pumping station to be constructed as an integral part of a sewer construction or water construction project bid under the provisions of section thirty-nine M of chapter thirty shall be awarded to the lowest responsible and eligible general bidder on the basis of competitive bids in accordance with the procedure set forth in the provisions of section forty-four A to forty-four H, inclusive. When the general court has approved the use of an alternative mode of procurement of construction for a project pursuant to section seven E of chapter twenty-nine, the awarding authority responsible for procuring construction services for such project shall follow the policies and procedures of this section and of section forty-four B to forty-four H, inclusive, to the extent compatible with the mode of construction procurement selected. The term "pumping station" as used in this section shall mean a building or other structure which houses solely pumps and appurtenant electrical and plumbing fixtures.