(a) Recognizing that the design-bid-build method provides a viable delivery method for public projects, it is the public policy of this state to permit an agency to enter into design-build contracts for public projects.
(b) An agency may not enter into a design-build contract for a public project unless:
(1) The Department of Administration promulgates and publishes legislative rules pursuant to section six of this article, and consistent with this article for the solicitation and award of design-build contracts and adheres to this article and those rules;
(2) The agency, for each public project or projects procured pursuant to this article, determines that it is in the best interest of the public to enter into a design-build contract to complete the public project or projects and adheres to this article and the rules; and
(3) The Board established pursuant to section four of this article determines that the public project is appropriate as a design-build project utilizing the mandatory criteria as provided in section five of this article.
(c) When the Design-Build Board, established pursuant to section four of this article, is terminated pursuant to the Acts of the Legislature, no agency may enter into a design-build contract: Provided, That agencies may pursue and complete any design-build projects approved by the board prior to its termination date.