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  • Acts
  • 1998
  • Chapter 313 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF CERTAIN FACILITIES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY.

Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is forthwith to provide for the construction of certain facilities of the Massachusetts Port Authority, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:


SECTION 1. Section 6 of chapter 64H of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1996 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "purposes;", in line 49, the following words:- and (3) any building, structure, residence, school or other facility included under any written contract arising out of or related to the Massachusetts Port Authority residential and school soundproofing programs, notwithstanding whether such building, structure, residence, school or other facility is owned by or held in trust for the benefit of the Massachusetts Port Authority or is used exclusively for public purposes.

SECTION 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the Massachusetts Port Authority may utilize alternative methods for the procurement of design and construction services for Terminal A at Logan International Airport without such procurement being subject to the competitive bid processes set forth in sections 38A½ to 38 O, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws, section 39M of chapter 30 of the General Laws and sections 44A to 44M, inclusive, of chapter 149 of the General Laws. The Massachusetts Port Authority shall develop procedures for alternative methods of procurement in consultation with the office of the inspector general and the division of capital asset management and maintenance; provided, however, that said division shall otherwise have no jurisdiction over the project. Final procedures shall be submitted to the inspector general and the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance for comment at least 45 days prior to the solicitation of proposals for design or construction services. Such procedures and the inspector general's comments shall be submitted to the joint committee on transportation, the secretary of administration and finance, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the senate and house clerks by the Massachusetts Port Authority at least 30 days prior to the solicitation of proposals for design or construction services.

Approved August 28, 1998.