State procurement laws are continuing to be an impediment to the use of the D-B project delivery method in the public sector. This is one of many findings included in ZweigWhite's newly released 2003 Design/Build Survey of Design & Construction Firms.
According to the survey, nearly half (46%) of survey respondents report that procurement laws in their state have effectively shut them out of acquiring public-sector D-B work. This is the highest percentage in the six years ZweigWhite has conducted the Design/Build Survey. Firms headquartered in the Middle Atlantic (63%), Mountain (57%), and North Central (54%) regions of the United States are most likely to report being shut out of public-sector D-B projects due to state procurement laws.