18- 554 C.M.R. ch. 1, § 1 - DEFINITIONS

For the purpose of this section, unless otherwise indicated, the following words have the following meaning:

CONTRACTING AUTHORITY - includes all State Departments, Agencies and Public School Administrative Units subject to Title 5, Section 1742, Subsection 6.

ADVERTISEMENT - Written description of the services required, and setting forth minimum procedures which an architect or engineer may use to be considered as a candidate in the selection process.

BUREAU - Bureau of General Services.

ARCHITECT - Any individual, partnership, corporation, association or other legal entity licensed to practice architecture in the State of Maine.

ENGINEER - Any individual, partnership, corporation, association or other legal entity licensed to practice engineering in the State of Maine.

FIRM - Any proprietorship, partnership, corporation, association or other legal entity offering architectural or engineering services.

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT - Defined in Title 5, 2. Section 1741. Includes all "construction, major alteration or repair of buildings or public works now owned or leased or hereafter constructed, acquired or leased by the State of Maine or any department, officer, board, commission or agency thereof, or constructed, acquired or leased, in whole or in part with State funds, and including the construction, major alteration or repair of school buildings, in excess of $25,000, by any school administrative unit and for which State school construction aid is to be paid, provided that sections 1743 and 1745 shall not be applicable to construction, major alteration or repair of school buildings. Nothing in this section shall apply to the construction, improvement or repair of any and all ways, roads or bridges with appurtenances which, by law, are under the supervision of the Department of Transportation."

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES - Shall be services of an Architect or Engineer in connection with studies or design for public improvements required to be contracted through these procedures. Such services shall be limited to the following:

A. Architectural and Engineering Design Services (including concept design studies) for the development of a Public Improvement, the construction cost of which is estimated to equal or exceed $50,000.
B. Architectural and Engineering Consultant Services estimated to cost in excess of $5,000 (such as feasibility studies) with no construction value of consequence at the time of the agreement or a study not directly associated with a specific design of a Public Improvement.

ARCHITECTURAL & ENGINEERING FIRM LIST - This listing will be maintained by the Bureau of General Services and will contain the names of all Architectural & Engineering firms who have contacted the Bureau (in writing) expressing an interest to provide professional services related to public improvements.

PROJECT - Any study or design requiring the need for professional services as defined in these procedures.

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