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30 New Forms Adopted for State IDC Procurement

By on May 24, 2016 |

In the Office of State Engineer’s (“OSE”) newly released 2015 Edition of the OSE Manual for the Planning and Execution of State Permanent Improvements Part II, Rev. 1/2016, the State Engineer adopts 30 new forms for use in the bidding and administration of indefinite delivery contracts (“IDC”). IDC’s are those contracts for professional services or construction services that do not procure nor specify a defined quantity of services. Rather, the agency selects one or more vendors that are available to perform work over the term of the IDC contract. They then issue delivery orders for the performance of certain work during the period of the contract.  The maximum term for an IDC contract is two years.

Chapter 9 of the OSE manual, which governs the procurement and implementation of IDC contracts, has been modified to implement the use of the new procurement and contract administration forms. Under the previous OSE manual, an agency had to prepare an IDC contract using OSE-prescribed terms. The new Chapter 9 requires the agency to use the State Engineer’s new contract forms.  The new State Engineer contract for IDC professional services can be found here.  The form contract for construction services can be found here, and the general conditions for construction service projects is here.

This post is part of a series by Elmore Goldsmith attorney Leslie Sullivan examining recent changes to the 2015 edition of the South Carolina Manual for Planning and Execution of State Permanent Improvements.  The manual can be found in its entirety here. To view other posts in this series, click here.

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