This chapter is promulgated to assure that contractors engaged in the improvement and construction of state highways possess the necessary qualifications as required by RCW 47.28.070
. It is further intended to:
(1) Establish a method for determining a contractor's qualifications to undertake department work and for the retention of that qualification.
(2) Provide a means for contractors to enhance their prequalification status and bidding capacity through higher standards of performance.
(3) Increase the opportunity for a better relationship between the department and construction contracting firms.
(4) Provide for the award, denial, suspension, or revocation of qualification; denial of proposal issuance; and for a hearing procedure, if required, for such actions.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 47.01.101
. WSR 91-04-014 (Order 128), § 468-16-020, filed 1/28/91, effective 2/28/91.]