CA Food & Agric Code Section 4103.5


(a)

(1)The California Science Center may enter into one or more agreements or leases with the California Science Center Foundation, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation, with the approval of the Natural Resources Agency, the Department of Finance, and the Department of General Services, for the purpose of developing, designing, constructing, equipping, furnishing, operating, and funding the project known as the Phase III Project of the California Science Center, which is located adjacent to or contiguous with the existing Phase I Project and Phase II Project of the California Science Center in Exposition Park.

(2)

Before entering into any agreement or lease with the California Science Center Foundation relating to the Phase III Project, the California Science Center shall have approval for the Phase III Project from the Natural Resources Agency and the Department of Finance.

(3)

All agreements or leases entered into between the California Science Center and the California Science Center Foundation relating to the Phase III Project shall be on terms compatible with the financing arrangements that exist on the Phase I Project and Phase II Project. The entire design and construction cost of the Phase III Project shall be the sole responsibility of the California Science Center Foundation. Any agreement or lease entered into between the California Science Center and the California Science Center Foundation relating to the Phase III Project shall not contain terms, either directly or indirectly, that obligate the California Science Center, Exposition Park, or the state to pay or repay any debt issuance or other financing that may be associated with the Phase III Project.

(4)

The agreements or leases entered into between the California Science Center and the California Science Center Foundation relating to the Phase III Project may have a term of up to 50 years. The California Science Center Foundation shall agree not to enter into any third-party donation, grant, or funding arrangement that limits or restricts the use or purpose of the Phase III Project beyond the agreement or lease duration as authorized in this section.

(5)

All agreements or leases entered into between the California Science Center and the California Science Center Foundation relating to the Phase III Project shall contain a provision that the California Science Center Foundation agrees to indemnify, defend, and save harmless the state from any and all claims and losses arising out of the design and construction of the Phase III Project to the same extent the state is customarily indemnified by its architects, engineers, and contractors in connection with state infrastructure projects of similar type and scope.

(6)

The scope of the Phase III Project shall be consistent with the Exposition Park Master Plan and may include the demolition of existing administration buildings and other ancillary state facilities. The Phase III Project shall be developed in a manner that is consistent with the state’s climate change goals and the Green Building Action Plan, and complies with the requirements of Executive Order No. B-18-12, including, but not limited to, meeting the LEED Silver and other requirements for new or major renovated state buildings.

(b)

For the purpose of carrying out subdivision (a), all of the following shall apply:

(1)

All contracts in connection with the design, construction, and installation of the Phase III Project shall be contracts entered into by the California Science Center Foundation, and notwithstanding any other law, shall not be subject to state procurement law or law pertaining to state contracts.

(2)

The California Science Center Foundation shall, and shall cause its contractors to, coordinate construction activity associated with the Phase III Facilities with the Exposition Park Manager and shall ensure the construction activity is carried out in a manner that complies with all existing leases and other commitments of the state with respect to Exposition Park and limits the impact on the tenants in and visitors to Exposition Park. Significant aspects of construction activity such as staging, parking, and security shall be subject to the prior review and approval of the Exposition Park Manager. Any agreements or leases between the California Science Center and the California Science Center Foundation relating to the Phase III Project shall obligate the California Science Center Foundation to reimburse the state for any lost revenue of the state while the Phase III Project is under construction to the extent resulting from the lost use of any area of Exposition Park other than the area approved to be occupied by the Phase III Facilities pursuant to the schematic design approved by the board of directors of the California Science Center on July 23, 2014, as may be revised from time to time by agreement between the parties thereto and with the approval of the Natural Resources Agency and the Department of Finance. Prior to the commencement of any construction of the Phase III Facilities, including, but not limited to, any related demolition of existing structures, the California Science Center Foundation and the Exposition Park Manager shall meet and confer in order to develop a construction schedule that shall not interfere with any previously scheduled events on the Exposition Park property. After the development of that construction schedule, the Exposition Park Manager shall coordinate any future event scheduling that could affect the construction of the Phase III Facilities with the California Science Center Foundation and its construction schedule. Any agreements or leases between the California Science Center and the California Science Center Foundation relating to the Phase III Project shall obligate the California Science Center Foundation to coordinate its construction schedule with the Exposition Park Manager with respect to special events planned on Exposition Park property. Any agreements or leases between the California Science Center and the California Science Center Foundation relating to the Phase III Project shall also obligate the California Science Center Foundation to indemnify, defend, and save harmless the state from any and all claims and losses resulting from any failure of the California Science Center Foundation to adhere to its construction schedule, as that schedule may be revised from time to time in consultation with the Exposition Park Manager, or to coordinate its construction schedule with the Exposition Park Manager with respect to special events planned on Exposition Park property, except, in each case, to the extent resulting from the failure of the Exposition Park Manager to coordinate any events planned in Exposition Park that could affect the construction with the California Science Center Foundation and its construction schedule.

(3)

The California Science Center Foundation shall ensure the Phase III Facilities are inspected during construction by the state in a manner consistent with state infrastructure projects. Prior to commencement of construction, the California Science Center Foundation and the California Science Center, upon consultation with the Department of General Services, the Natural Resources Agency, and the Department of Finance, shall agree on a reasonable level of state oversight throughout the construction of the Phase III Facilities to ensure the approved project scope is maintained, that initial estimates regarding long-term operation and maintenance obligations remain accurate, and that all project requirements are met.

(4)

Any agreements or leases between the California Science Center and the California Science Center Foundation relating to the Phase III Project shall provide that, upon completion and certification that the Phase III Facilities are available for use and occupancy, the ownership and operation of the Phase III Facilities shall be under the control of the California Science Center with respect to the building and any museum-related structures and Exposition Park with respect to the other structures and the adjacent plazas and landscaping.

(5)

Notwithstanding any other law, including, but not limited to, Section 11007 of the Government Code, the California Science Center may consult with the Department of General Services for the procurement of property insurance, including fire, lightning, and extended coverage insurance, on the Phase III Facilities, subject to reasonable deductibles, provided the insurance is available on the open market from reputable insurance companies at a reasonable cost.

(c)

For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

(1)

“Phase III Facilities” shall mean all buildings, structures, and plazas and landscaping adjacent to those buildings and structures constructed by the California Science Center Foundation as part of the Phase III Project of the California Science Center. “Phase III Facilities” shall not include exhibit elements and artifacts and the temporary space shuttle display pavilion.

(2)

“Phase III Project” shall mean the development, design, construction, equipping, furnishing, operation, and funding of the Phase III Facilities, as well as all exhibit elements.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

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