Fully Locally-Funded Public University Projects

Fully locally-funded definition: A project for which the funding is derived from the resources of the local Awarding Authority/Owner, including but not limited to federal and local funds, grants and donations (no state bond issue funds are involved).

Fully locally-funded public university projects are administered by DCM's Plan Review Division and Project Inspection Division, and are not administered by DCM's Contract Administration Division.

Plan Review Submittals, Pre-Construction Conferences, Inspections, and Fees

Plans and specifications of all four-year public University projects must be submitted to DCM for review, regardless of estimated construction cost.
All four-year public University projects require a DCM pre-construction conference and DCM inspections, regrdless of estimated construction cost.

Contract Documents, and Sales and Use Tax

  • Fully locally-funded public university projects use contract documents as deemed appropriate by the Owner, who may use DCM forms with the permission of DCM Director Lee Desmond, lee.desmond@realproperty.alabama.gov. DCM does not modify forms for such use.
  • Partially or fully Public School and College Authority (PSCA)-funded university projects are administered by DCM's Contract Administration Division, Plan Review Division and Project Inspection Division. PSCA forms must be used during PSCA-funded projects and submitted to DCM; see DCM's PSCA webpage for guidance on such projects.
  • A Sales and Use Tax Certificate of Exemption for a Government Entity Project administered by the Alabama Department of Revenue must be acquired separately by the Owner, General Contractor and Subcontractors per Act 2013-205 for each project.

Special Circumstances


Schoolhouses are within DCM's Jurisdiction; Definition per Alabama Administrative Code 355-12-1.04

"Schoolhouses: Any building or other structure erected or acquired by the public schools of Alabama and also shall mean any private building in which 25 or more persons are congregated regularly for the purpose of instruction in any branch of knowledge."