8.291. 1. The agency shall list three highly qualified firms. The agency shall then select the firm considered best qualified and capable of performing the desired work and negotiate a contract for the project with the firm selected.
2. For a basis for negotiations the agency shall prepare a written description of the scope of the proposed services.
3. If the agency is unable to negotiate a satisfactory contract with the firm selected, negotiations with that firm shall be terminated. The agency shall then undertake negotiations with another of the qualified firms selected. If there is a failing of accord with the second firm, negotiations with such firm shall be terminated. The agency shall then undertake negotiations with the third qualified firm.
4. If the agency is unable to negotiate a contract with any of the selected firms, the agency shall reevaluate the necessary architectural, engineering or land surveying services, including the scope and reasonable fee requirements, again compile a list of qualified firms and proceed in accordance with the provisions of sections 8.285 to 8.291.
5. The provisions of sections 8.285 to 8.291 shall not apply to any political subdivision which adopts a qualification-based selection procedure commensurate with state policy for the procurement of architectural, engineering and land surveying services.
(L. 1983 H.B. 322 §§ 4, 5, 6, A.L. 2007 S.B. 322)
Missouri General Assembly