2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
June 7, 2019 - Introduced by Senators Tiffany, Craig,
Wanggaard and Bernier, cosponsored by Representatives Sanfelippo,
Felzkowski, Brandtjen, Dittrich, Gundrum, Jagler, Knodl, Kuglitsch,
Magnafici, Neylon, Ott, Quinn, Ramthun, Sortwell, Tauchen, Wichgers,
Plumer and Allen. Referred to Committee on Transportation, Veterans and
1An Act to create
84.061 of the statutes; relating to: Department of
2Transportation project cost reduction incentives.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill provides that a Department of Transportation contractor may at any
time propose cost reductions to DOT by identifying alternative approaches to
accomplishing the outcomes of the contract. If DOT determines that implementing
cost reductions proposed by a contractor would result in a project of equal or better
quality at a lower cost, DOT must amend the contract to authorize the
implementation of the cost reductions, incorporate the cost savings, and provide 50
percent of the cost savings to the contractor.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
84.061 of the statutes is created to read:
484.061 Highway project cost reduction incentives. (1)
A contractor 5
operating under a contract awarded by the department may at any time during 6
contract implementation propose cost reductions to the department by identifying 7
alternative approaches to satisfying the technical requirements or other outcomes
identified by the department, including alternative maintenance of traffic, 2
alternative pavement sections including subbase, alternative structures and 3
drainage, and alternative lines and grades.
If the department determines that implementing cost reductions proposed 5
by a contractor would result in a project of equal or better quality at a lower cost, the 6
department shall amend the contract to authorize the implementation of the cost 7
reductions, incorporate the cost savings, and provide 50 percent of the cost savings 8
to the contractor.