Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 09-06-056 and 09-10-048.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The university's rules regarding the small works roster are being updated.
Hearing Location(s): Lighty 401, WSU Pullman, Pullman, WA, on July 23, 2009, at 3:00 p.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: September 4, 2009.
Submit Written Comments to: Ralph Jenks, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 641225, Pullman, WA 99164-1225, e-mail email@example.com, fax (509) 335-3969, by July 23, 2009.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Deborah Bartlett, (509) 335-2005, by July 21, 2009.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The university's rules regarding the small works roster are being updated.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: To comply with RCW 39.04.155 and chapter 236-28 WAC.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.30.150.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Washington State University, public.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Rob Corcoran, Executive Director, Facilities Operations, McCluskey 107, Pullman, WA 99164-1150, (509) 335-9018; Implementation and Enforcement: Lawrence E. (Ev) Davis, Associate Vice President for Facilities Operations, McCluskey 105, Pullman, WA 99164-1150, (509) 335-9024.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The rule has no impact on small business.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The university does not consider this rule to be a significant legislative rule.
June 15, 2009
Ralph T. Jenks, Director
Procedures, Records, and Forms and
University Rules Coordinator
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-13-103, filed 6/20/01, effective 7/21/01)
WAC 504-50-010 Purpose and authority. This chapter of the Washington Administrative Code is adopted pursuant to RCW 39.04.155, authorizing Washington State University to adopt procedures to award contracts for construction, building, renovation, remodeling, alteration, repair, or improvement of real property in lieu of other procedures for such work with an estimated cost of ((
two)) three hundred thousand dollars
(( ($200,000))) ($300,000) or less. The University, in
establishing a small works roster, shall use the procedures
set forth in this chapter.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 39.04.155. 01-13-103, § 504-50-010, filed 6/20/01, effective 7/21/01.]
[Statutory Authority: RCW 39.04.155. 01-13-103, § 504-50-020, filed 6/20/01, effective 7/21/01.]
(1) Name of contracting firm, including designation as corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, or otherwise;
(2) Address of contracting firm;
(3) Telephone number;
(4) Fax number;
(5) E-mail address;
(6) State contractor's license number;
(7) Name of the owner or chief operating officer;
(8) State of Washington department of revenue tax number;
(9) Indication of type of construction firm by categories enumerated on the form;
(10) An indication of those counties, enumerated on the form, in which the contractor is interested in being considered for projects;
(11) Indication of whether contractor is certified as a minority or women's business enterprise pursuant to chapter 326-20 WAC;
(12) Three references of satisfactorily completed contracts of a value of not less than twenty-five thousand dollars within the past two years.
Upon receipt of the application, the University shall
evaluate the qualifications of the firm for inclusion on the
small works roster, ((
in accordance with WAC 504-XX-050,))
enter the information set forth therein into its small works
roster, and send a copy of the information which is entered to
the applicant contractor. Contractors should not consider
themselves to be enrolled in a small works roster until they
have received this verification.
It is the responsibility of the contractor to notify the agency of any incorrect information set forth on the notice of verification and to notify the agency of any change in the information set forth in its application, as such changes may occur from time to time.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 39.04.155. 01-13-103, § 504-50-050, filed 6/20/01, effective 7/21/01.]
(1) Be a licensed contractor in the state of Washington;
(2) Have successfully completed at least three projects, each with a value of not less than twenty-five thousand dollars within the past two years;
Have some experience in public works contracts;
(4))) Have two years experience in the area of expertise for which listing is sought.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 39.04.155. 01-13-103, § 504-50-060, filed 6/20/01, effective 7/21/01.]
(1) The information set forth in the contractor's application is not accurate;
(2) The contractor fails to notify the University of any changes in the information set forth in its original application for placement on the small works roster within thirty days of the effective date of such change;
(3) The contractor has failed to respond to ((
consecutive)) five solicitations for bids on jobs offered
through the small works roster;
(4) The contractor's past performance has demonstrated the firm not to be a responsible bidder as defined in RCW 43.19.1911(9) and 39.04.350;
(5) The contractor fails to complete and return to the University any periodic update submitted by the University to determine the contractor's ongoing interest in maintaining its placement on the small works roster.
(6) Whenever the University believes that grounds exist for denying an application for placement on a small works roster, or removing the name of a contractor from a small works roster, notice of said grounds shall be given to the contractor by first class mail. If the contractor fails to object or request a hearing within twenty days after the mailing of said notice, then the denial or removal shall be made effective.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 39.04.155. 01-13-103, § 504-50-070, filed 6/20/01, effective 7/21/01.]
(1) A contract awarded from a small works roster need not
be advertised. Invitations for quotations shall include an
estimate of the scope and nature of the work to be performed
as well as materials and equipment to be furnished. However,
detailed plans and specifications need not be included in the
invitation. This paragraph does not eliminate other
requirements for architectural or engineering approvals as to
quality and compliance with building codes. Quotations may be
invited from all appropriate contractors on the appropriate
small works roster. As an alternative, quotations may be
invited from at least five contractors on the appropriate
small works roster who have indicated the capability of
performing the kind of work being contracted, in a manner that
will equitably distribute the opportunity among the
contractors on the appropriate roster. In those cases where
there are fewer ((
that)) than five contractors on the
appropriate small works roster, quotations will be invited
from all contractors on the roster.
(2) If the estimated cost of the work is from one hundred
fifty thousand dollars to ((
two)) three hundred thousand
dollars, the University may choose to solicit bids from less
than all the appropriate contractors on the appropriate small
works roster but must also notify the remaining contractors on
the appropriate small works roster that quotations on the work
are being sought. The University has the sole option of
determining whether this notice to the remaining contractors
is made by:
(a) Publishing notice in a legal newspaper in general circulation in the area where the work is to be done;
(b) Mailing a notice to these contractors; or
(c) Sending a notice to these contractors by facsimile or other electronic means.
(3) For purposes of this resolution, "equitably distribute" means that the University may not favor certain contractors on the appropriate small works roster over other contractors on the appropriate small works roster who perform similar services. At the time bids are solicited, the University representative shall not inform a contractor of the terms or amount of any other contractor's bid for the same project.
(4) A written record shall be made by the University representative of each contractor's bid on the project and of any conditions imposed on the bid. Immediately after an award is made, the bid quotations obtained shall be recorded, open to public inspection, and available by telephone inquiry.
(5) The University shall award the contract for the public works project to the lowest responsible bidder provided that, whenever there is a reason to believe that the lowest acceptable bid is not the best price obtainable, all bids may be rejected and the University may call for new bids. In addition to price, the University shall take into account the following:
(a) The ability, capacity, and skill of the bidder to perform the contract;
(b) The character, integrity, reputation, judgment, experience, and efficiency of the bidder;
(c) Whether the bidder can perform the contract within the time specified by the University;
(d) The quality of the bidder's performance of previous contracts or services;
(e) The previous and existing compliance by the bidder with laws relating to the contract or services;
(f) Such other information as may be secured having a bearing on the decision to award the contract.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 39.04.155. 01-13-103, § 504-50-080, filed 6/20/01, effective 7/21/01.]