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This blog covers several new laws and amendments made to existing laws that relate to public works contracting.
This blog looks at different types of local government contract awards: public works, services, and purchases.
This blog post provides an overview of several bills from the 2020 legislative session that impact local government purchasing and contracting.
As part of a series on 2019 legislation that impacts municipal contracting and procurement, this blog post provides an overview of SHB 1295, which makes procedural revisions to the alternate public works contracting methods of Design Build and Job-Order Contracting.
In Part 2 of this series covering new bills impacting local government procurement and contracting, this blog post covers ESSB 5418, ESB 5958, ESSB 5035, and SSB 5017.
This post provides details for ESSB 5418, a complicated bill from the 2019 Legislative Session that impacts unit-price contracts, bid thresholds, and other topics involving municipal procurement.
Beginning in July, agencies awarding contracts to bidders must first confirm that the bidder has completed a required training on prevailing wage and public works requirements or that the bidder is exempt from this training.
The 2018 legislative session made some additions and some changes affecting public works contracting. MRSC Public Works Consultant Judy Isaac recaps the rulings and highlights some of the impacts in the post.
Agencies have wide latitude in setting their own policies and procedures when it comes to selecting and contracting for personal and purchased services. This article defines what type of work falls under each service and how that impacts the type of contract used.
Use of a roster service offers a less restrictive and time-consuming method than the formal, competitive bid process. Public Works Consultant Judy Isaac reviews the types of rosters that are available to local governments in Washington State.
Purchasing and contracting procedures for Washington local governments changed on July 23, 2017. Public Works Consultant Judy Isaac reviews the changes.