Before entering into any contract for a project, the Regents of the University of California shall cause to be prepared estimates and either:
(a) Complete plans and specifications setting forth such directions as will enable a competent mechanic or other builder to carry them out.
(b) Documents for the solicitation of bids on a design-and-build basis, including: (1) a program setting forth the scope of the project, the size, type, and desired design character of the buildings and the site, (2) a set of performance specifications covering the quality of materials, equipment, and workmanship, (3) a maximum acceptance cost, and (4) a method and grading system for evaluating contractor proposals on the basis of a preliminary design, outline specifications, a price, and the financial condition and relevant experience of the contractor and the contractor’s architect.
(c) Documents for the solicitation of bids for construction manager mode of contracting including prequalification standards, schematic plans, and outline specifications indicating the general scope of the project and the designation of those fees and other fixed commitments upon which prequalified contractors will be invited to submit competitive bids which will serve as the basis for selection.
(d) Documents for the solicitation of bids on a cost-plus fee mode of contracting, including prequalification standards, outline specifications, and schematic drawings generally describing the scope of the work, a definition of reimbursable and nonreimbursable costs, and the designation of fees and other fixed costs upon which prequalified contractors will be invited to submit quotations which will provide the basis for selection.
(e) Documents for the solicitation of bids under such other contracting mode as the regents determine to be in the best interest of the university, provided that such proposals be compared on a uniform basis and that award be made as determined by the published selection standards.