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Elements of Unit Price Contracting

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
10 AM - 11:30 AM
Cost: $35
Credits: CAEC (see below)


Registration closes Tuesday, December 1 at 12 PM. This webinar will be recorded, and all preregistered attendees will receive a link to view the recording. Read about scholarship opportunities.

Webinar Overview

Unit price contracting has been granted through statutes for several public agency types starting in 2018. The background leading up to this legislative action continues to be pertinent, not only to existing users, but to agencies who do not currently have statutory authorization for this contracting method. General practices for approved agencies are provided in their authorizing statutes but vary in procedure. This is still a new contracting method for a number of agencies, as well as the for the contractors who are learning how to perform within these contracts.

Educational Objectives

This webinar will provide an overview of the requirements for unit price contracting. It will include statutory references of those agencies currently authorized to use unit price contracting and offer practical tips to developing a solicitation. Panelists from the Department of Labor & Industries will offer firsthand advice on conditions and situations that impact prevailing wages and contractor law.

Who Should Attend?

Contracting and purchasing staff, department heads, agency executives, and others who oversee or initiate public works projects and need to be aware of these specialized requirements. Also, any agency that wants to get familiar with this contracting type for future consideration.


  • Laura Herman, Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries, Prevailing Wage Program
  • Judy Isaac, MRSC, Procurement and Public Works Contracting


  • 1.5 hours credit APWA-CAEC Certification

Refund policy: Refunds of the webinar fee will be provided minus a $5.00 administrative fee if registration is canceled by 12 PM on Tuesday, December 1. If you are registered for the webinar and unable to attend, you will still be able to view the recorded webinar afterwards. However, if you cancel your registration, you will not receive a link to the recording.