HOUSE BILL 1912
State of Washington 57th Legislature 2001 Regular Session
By Representatives Boldt and Mielke
Read first time 02/08/2001. Referred to Committee on Commerce & Labor.
AN ACT Relating to construction of common schools; amending RCW 39.04.010, 39.12.020, 28A.335.190, and 39.80.020; adding a new section to chapter 39.12 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 82.02 RCW; and adding a new section to chapter 82.12 RCW.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 39.04.010 and 2000 c 138 s 102 are each amended to read as follows:
The term state shall include the state of Washington and all departments, supervisors, commissioners and agencies thereof.
The term municipality shall include every city, county, town, district or other public agency thereof which is authorized by law to require the execution of public work, except drainage districts, diking districts, diking and drainage improvement districts, drainage improvement districts, diking improvement districts, consolidated diking and drainage improvement districts, consolidated drainage improvement districts, consolidated diking improvement districts, irrigation districts or any such other districts as shall from time to time be authorized by law for the reclamation or development of waste or undeveloped lands.
The term public work
shall include all work, construction, alteration, repair, or improvement other
than ordinary maintenance, executed at the cost of the state or of any
municipality, or which is by law a lien or charge on any property therein. All
public works, including maintenance when performed by contract shall comply
with the provisions of ((
RCW 39.12.020)) chapter 39.12 RCW. The
term does not include work, construction, alteration, repair, or improvement
performed under contracts entered into under RCW 36.102.060(4) or under
development agreements entered into under RCW 36.102.060(7) or leases entered into
under RCW 36.102.060(8).
The term contract shall mean a contract in writing for the execution of public work for a fixed or determinable amount duly awarded after advertisement and competitive bid. However, a contract which is awarded from a small works roster need not be advertised.
Sec. 2. RCW 39.12.020 and 1989 c 12 s 7 are each amended to read as follows:
The hourly wages to be paid to laborers, workers, or mechanics, upon all public works and under all public building service maintenance contracts of the state or any county, municipality or political subdivision created by its laws, shall be not less than the prevailing rate of wage for an hour's work in the same trade or occupation in the locality within the state where such labor is performed. For a contract in excess of ten thousand dollars, a contractor required to pay the prevailing rate of wage shall post in a location readily visible to workers at the job site: PROVIDED, That on road construction, sewer line, pipeline, transmission line, street, or alley improvement projects for which no field office is needed or established, a contractor may post the prevailing rate of wage statement at the contractor's local office, gravel crushing, concrete, or asphalt batch plant as long as the contractor provides a copy of the wage statement to any employee on request:
(1) A copy of a statement of intent to pay prevailing wages approved by the industrial statistician of the department of labor and industries under RCW 39.12.040; and
(2) The address and telephone number of the industrial statistician of the department of labor and industries where a complaint or inquiry concerning prevailing wages may be made.
This chapter shall
not apply to workers or other persons regularly employed on monthly or per diem
salary by the state, or any county, municipality, or political subdivision
created by its laws.))
NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. A new section is added to chapter 39.12 RCW to read as follows:
This chapter does not apply to:
(1) Workers or other persons regularly employed on a monthly or per diem salary by the state, or any county, municipality, or political subdivision created by its laws; or
(2) Common school construction performed under Title 28A RCW.
Sec. 4. RCW 28A.335.190 and 2000 c 138 s 201 are each amended to read as follows:
(1) When, in the opinion of the board of directors of any school district, the cost of any furniture, supplies, equipment, architectural and engineering services, building, improvements, or repairs, or other work or purchases, except books, will equal or exceed the sum of fifty thousand dollars, complete plans and specifications for such work or purchases shall be prepared and notice by publication given in at least one newspaper of general circulation within the district, once each week for two consecutive weeks, of the intention to receive bids therefor and that specifications and other information may be examined at the office of the board or any other officially designated location: PROVIDED, That the board without giving such notice may make improvements or repairs to the property of the district through the shop and repair department of such district when the total of such improvements or repair does not exceed the sum of (a) fifteen thousand dollars, for districts with fifteen thousand five hundred or more full-time equivalent students; or (b) for districts with fewer than fifteen thousand five hundred full-time equivalent students, fifteen thousand dollars if more than one craft or trade is involved with the school district improvement or repair, or ten thousand dollars if a single craft or trade is involved with the school district improvement or repair. The cost of any public work, improvement or repair for the purposes of this section shall be the aggregate of all amounts to be paid for labor, material, and equipment on one continuous or interrelated project where work is to be performed simultaneously or in close sequence. The bids shall be in writing and shall be opened and read in public on the date and in the place named in the notice and after being opened shall be filed for public inspection.
(2) Every purchase of furniture, equipment or supplies, except books, the cost of which is estimated to be in excess of fifteen thousand dollars, shall be on a competitive basis. The board of directors shall establish a procedure for securing telephone and/or written quotations for such purchases. Whenever the estimated cost is from fifteen thousand dollars up to fifty thousand dollars, the procedure shall require quotations from at least three different sources to be obtained in writing or by telephone, and recorded for public perusal. Whenever the estimated cost is in excess of fifty thousand dollars, the public bidding process provided in subsection (1) of this section shall be followed.
(3) Every architectural and engineering service, building, improvement, repair or other public works project, the cost of which is estimated to be in excess of (a) fifteen thousand dollars, for districts with fifteen thousand five hundred or more full-time equivalent students; or (b) for districts with fewer than fifteen thousand five hundred full-time equivalent students, fifteen thousand dollars if more than one craft or trade is involved with the school district improvement or repair, or ten thousand dollars if a single craft or trade is involved with the school district improvement or repair, shall be on a competitive bid process. Whenever the estimated cost of architectural and engineering services or a public works project is fifty thousand dollars or more, the public bidding process provided in subsection (1) of this section shall be followed unless the contract is let using the small works roster process in RCW 39.04.155 or under any other procedure authorized for school districts. One or more school districts may authorize an educational service district to establish and operate a small works roster for the school district under the provisions of RCW 39.04.155.
(4) The contract for the work or purchase shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder as defined in RCW 43.19.1911 but the board may by resolution reject any and all bids and make further calls for bids in the same manner as the original call. On any work or purchase the board shall provide bidding information to any qualified bidder or the bidder's agent, requesting it in person.
(5) In the event of any emergency when the public interest or property of the district would suffer material injury or damage by delay, upon resolution of the board declaring the existence of such an emergency and reciting the facts constituting the same, the board may waive the requirements of this section with reference to any purchase or contract: PROVIDED, That an "emergency", for the purposes of this section, means a condition likely to result in immediate physical injury to persons or to property of the school district in the absence of prompt remedial action.
(6) This section does not apply to the direct purchase of school buses by school districts and educational services in accordance with RCW 28A.160.195.
Sec. 5. RCW 39.80.020 and 1999 c 153 s 55 are each amended to read as follows:
Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section shall apply throughout this chapter.
(1) "State agency" means any department, agency, commission, bureau, office, or any other entity or authority of the state government.
(2) "Local agency" means any city and any town, county, special district, municipal corporation, agency, port district or authority, or political subdivision of any type, or any other entity or authority of local government in corporate form or otherwise, other than a school district.
district" means a local unit of government, other than a city, town, ((
county, or school district, authorized by law to perform a single
function or a limited number of functions, and including but not limited to,
water-sewer districts, irrigation districts, fire districts, (( school
districts,)) community college districts, hospital districts,
transportation districts, and metropolitan municipal corporations organized
under chapter 35.58 RCW.
(4) "Agency" means both state and local agencies and special districts as defined in subsections (1), (2), and (3) of this section.
(5) "Architectural and engineering services" or "professional services" means professional services rendered by any person, other than as an employee of the agency, contracting to perform activities within the scope of the general definition of professional practice in chapters 18.08, 18.43, or 18.96 RCW.
(6) "Person" means any individual, organization, group, association, partnership, firm, joint venture, corporation, or any combination thereof.
(7) "Consultant" means any person providing professional services who is not an employee of the agency for which the services are provided.
(8) "Application" means a completed statement of qualifications together with a request to be considered for the award of one or more contracts for professional services.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 6. A new section is added to chapter 82.08 RCW to read as follows:
The tax levied by RCW 82.08.020 does not apply to sales of items that become components of a public school, as defined in RCW 28A.150.010.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 7. A new section is added to chapter 82.12 RCW to read as follows:
The provisions of this chapter do not apply in respect to the use of items that become components of a public school, as defined in RCW 28A.150.010.
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