(1) Before the construction manager begins any construction services, the department 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 department are unable to negotiate a contract, the department may use other contract procurement processes. Persons or organizations who submitted proposals but were unable to negotiate a contract with the department shall be eligible to compete in the other contract procurement processes.