HOUSE BILL 1173





                        57th Legislature

                2001 Regular Legislative Session


Passed by the House March 9, 2001

  Yeas 98   Nays 0




Speaker of the House of Representatives




Speaker of the House of Representatives





Passed by the Senate April 6, 2001

  Yeas 44   Nays 0



We, Timothy A. Martin and Cynthia Zehnder, Co-Chief Clerks of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is HOUSE BILL 1173  as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.




                          Chief Clerk




                          Chief Clerk

President of the Senate




Approved Place Style On Codes above, and Style Off Codes below.              




Governor of the State of Washington

                   Secretary of State

                  State of Washington



                          HOUSE BILL 1173



             Passed Legislature - 2001 Regular Session


State of Washington      57th Legislature     2001 Regular Session


By Representatives Mulliken and Dunshee


Read first time 01/19/2001.  Referred to Committee on State Government.

Purchasing material, supplies, or equipment by fire districts.

    AN ACT Relating to fire district purchases; and amending RCW 52.14.110.




    Sec. 1.  RCW 52.14.110 and 2000 c 138 s 209 are each amended to read as follows:

    Insofar as practicable, purchases and any public works by the district shall be based on competitive bids.  A formal sealed bid procedure shall be used as standard procedure for purchases and contracts for purchases executed by the board of commissioners.  Formal sealed bidding shall not be required for:

    (1) The purchase of any materials, supplies, or equipment if the cost will not exceed the sum of ((four thousand five hundred)) ten thousand dollars.  However, whenever the estimated cost does not exceed ((ten)) fifty thousand dollars, the commissioners may by resolution use the process provided in RCW 39.04.190 to award contracts;

    (2) Contracting for work to be done involving the construction or improvement of a fire station or other buildings where the estimated cost will not exceed the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars, which includes the costs of labor, material, and equipment;

    (3) Contracts using the small works roster process under RCW 39.04.155; and

    (4) Any contract for purchases or public work pursuant to RCW 39.04.280 if an exemption contained within that section applies to the purchase or public work.


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