Design Build contracts with UCIP

The University of California uses a University Controlled Insurance Program (UCIP) for construction projects with a projected construction value of $25,000,000 and over (total for all phases). 

The Design-Build with UCIP contract templates listed below must be used for all UCIP projects using the Design-Build delivery method. The following list provides links to UCIP specific documents only. Download the base Design-Build template documents from the Design-Build page.

The following documents are approved by the Office of the President and Office of the General Counsel for use by the Facility. A facility may place its logo on the Cover page. Each template document starts with a cover sheet and set of instructions. These instructions are for the Facility only and should not be added to the Contract Documents when distributed to the Bidder, Contractor or Design-Builder. Any document identified as "not in contract" is for the use of the Facility and should not be released outside the University.

Documents identified as "core documents" shall not be modified by the Facility. Any revisions to these templates are made and issued by the Office of the President.

Cover Page
Table of Contents


Advertisement for Design Builder Prequalification
Prequalification Questionnaire
Prequalification Questionnaire Evaluation
Prequalification Questionnaire Scoring (Not in Contract)
Interview Requirements
Interview Scoring (Not in Contract)
Notice of Unsuccessful Prequalification
Announcement to Prequalified Proposers
Request for Proposals
Price Proposal Form
Bid Bond
Proposal Evaluation Process
Proposal Evaluation Scoring (Not in Contract)
Project Directory
Preliminary Schedule
Notice of Selection As Apparent Best Value Proposal


General Conditions - Core Document 
Supplementary Conditions 



Project Utilities Resources
Scope of Work
Design/Construction Phases
Performance Specifications
Project Program
Schematic Drawings
Facility Standards
University Furnished Information
Design Professional Rate Schedule
Key Personnel Schedule
Design Professionals
Application for Payment
Letter of Design Review
Certificate of Insurance
UCIP Coverage Summary
UCIP Insurance Manual (pdf)
UCIP Declaration of Minimum OSHA and EMR
UCIP Safety Standards Manual
Change Order
Cost Proposal
Escrow Agreement for Deposit of Securities
Expanded List of Subcontractors
Field Order
Notice to Proceed
Payment Bond
Performance Bond
Selection of Retention Options
Submittal Schedule
Conditional Waiver and Release upon Progress Payment 
Unconditional Waiver and Release upon Progress Payment
Report of Subcontractor Information and Final Distribution of Contract Dollars (fillable pdf)
Certificate of Substantial Completion
Design Builder Claim Certification
Subcontractor Claim Certification
Summary of University Builder’s Risk Policy
Conditional Waiver and Release Upon Final Payment
Unconditional Waiver and Release Upon Final Payment
Notice of Completion


General Requirements Index

Revised September 1, 2017 (Change # FM 17-007-C)