UA will gather financial records | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

UA will gather financial records

Posted By on Tue, Dec 11, 2007 at 4:55 PM

A University of Arkansas news release says UA will ask a dorm contractor for documents on the project. Mighty nice of them to get documents on millions in public expenditures in a place where the public can view them. These are records that had been sought by a contracting group unhappy that major projects are no longer awarded by competitive bids. The group believes change orders and supporting documents could provide some evidence on the economy of the deals. But an FOI suit for the records failed because they were held by the contractor, Nabholz, not the university.

Release on the jump. (How come UA didn't voluntarily gather these records long ago?)

UA NEWS RELEASE

LITTLE ROCK -- After several days of talks with attorneys for the Contractors for Public Protection Association (CFPPA) and Nabholz Construction Corp., University of Arkansas attorneys have requested financial documents from Nabholz related to the construction of the Northwest Quadrant Housing project on the UA Fayetteville campus.

 While UA attorneys have maintained that Nabholz is the custodian of the documents requested by CFPPA under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) on October 29, the university has requested the records in a good-faith attempt to disclose the information.

University attorneys will obtain the documents and review them for any applicable exemptions under the FOIA before giving them over to CFPPA.

Approximately a year ago, university officials made all of the records in their possession for several construction projects, including the Northwest Quad project, available to CFPPA under the FOIA.

University officials maintain support for the alternative delivery method for construction of public buildings exceeding $5 million allowed under legislation passed by the Arkansas General Assembly in 1997 and 2001.

The use of alternative delivery allows for a team approach to pre-construction design and budgeting, which ultimately leads to a better quality product and better value for investment than the traditional approach of design/bid/build. Competition is fostered in the alternative delivery method through a request for qualifications and a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) from interested contractors. The university also requires its contractors to use a competitive bid process when awarding subcontracts.

 


Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • A response to police arrests becomes a tutorial on race, class and policing in Little Rock

    John Walker, the 79-year-old civil rights lawyer, and his associate, Omavi Shukur, 29, a young lawyer devoted to criminal justice reform, talked to press this afternoon about their arrests Monday by Little Rock police for supposedly obstructing governmental operations in observing and attempting to film a routine police traffic stop. It was a tutorial on sharp views of race, class and governance in Little Rock.
    • Sep 29, 2016
  • ADEQ denies C&H Hog Farm permit

    The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has denied a new permit for the C&H Hog Farms' concentrated animal feeding operation near Mount Judea (Newton County). This is a big and somewhat surprising victory for critics who have viewed C&H's large-scale pig farm and the pig waste it generates as an existential threat to the Buffalo National River.
    • Jan 10, 2018
  • Donald Trump declares war on Hillary Clinton's marriage

    Donald Trump gave a remarkable interview to the New York Times yesterday in which he declared open season on the marriage of Bill and Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton's past infidelity. Seems like a loser, but I've been wrong before.
    • Oct 1, 2016

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Slideshows

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation