WSR 06-16-136

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


[ Filed August 2, 2006, 10:13 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 468-15-040 Small works roster contractors questionaire form -- Information required.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 39.04.155, 47.01.101, 47.28.030, and 47.28.070.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Minor revisions to the rule to clarify and enhance the bidder pool for small works roster projects. Eliminates the requirement for submittal of an audited or reviewed financial statement as a condition for placement on a small works roster for projects expected to cost $200,000 or less.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Washington state department of general administration (GA), state parks and recreation commission, department of natural resources, department of fish and wildlife, and any institution of higher education. GA's chapter 236-28 WAC governs their small works process.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study; and discussion with potential contractors concerning [a] way to obtain a larger small works roster pool of bidders. Ongoing discussions with construction, facilities, and maintenance offices concerning requirements for inclusion on the small works rosters.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Ken Walker, P.O. Box 47360, Olympia, WA 98504-7360, phone (360) 705-7017.

July 28, 2006

John F. Conrad

Assistant Secretary for

Engineering and Regional

Operations Division

Washington State Code Reviser's Office