Nebraska Revised Statute 39-2820
Contracting agency; cost estimate; conduct contract negotiations.
(1) Before the construction manager begins any construction services, a contracting agency 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 contracting agency are unable to negotiate a contract, the contracting agency may use other contract procurement processes. Persons or organizations who submitted proposals but were unable to negotiate a contract with the contracting agency shall be eligible to compete in the other contract procurement processes.