Nebraska Revised Statute 37-1729
Commission; duties; powers.
(1) Before the construction manager begins any construction services, the commission shall:
(a) Conduct an independent cost estimate for the project; and
(b) Conduct contract negotiations with the construction manager to develop a construction manager-general contractor contract for construction services.
(2) If the construction manager and the commission are unable to negotiate a contract, the commission may use other contract procurement processes as provided by law. Persons or organizations who submitted proposals but were unable to negotiate a contract with the commission shall be eligible to compete in the other contract procurement processes.