HOUSE BILL 2095





                        57th Legislature

                2001 Regular Legislative Session


Passed by the House March 9, 2001

  Yeas 93   Nays 0




Speaker of the House of Representatives




Speaker of the House of Representatives





Passed by the Senate April 10, 2001

  Yeas 47   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 2095  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

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                          HOUSE BILL 2095



             Passed Legislature - 2001 Regular Session


State of Washington      57th Legislature     2001 Regular Session


By Representatives Dunshee and Mulliken


Read first time 02/14/2001.  Referred to Committee on State Government.

Changing reporting requirements for architectural and engineering firms.

    AN ACT Relating to procurement of architectural and engineering services; and amending RCW 39.80.040.




    Sec. 1.  RCW 39.80.040 and 1981 c 61 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

    In the procurement of architectural and engineering services, the agency shall encourage firms engaged in the lawful practice of their profession to submit ((annually)), no less than biennially, a statement of qualifications and performance data.  The agency shall evaluate current statements of qualifications and performance data on file with the agency, together with those that may be submitted by other firms regarding the proposed project, and shall conduct discussions with one or more firms regarding anticipated concepts and the relative utility of alternative methods of approach for furnishing the required services and then shall select therefrom, based upon criteria established by the agency, the firm deemed to be the most highly qualified to provide the services required for the proposed project.  Such agency procedures and guidelines shall include a plan to insure that minority and women-owned firms are afforded the maximum practicable opportunity to compete for and obtain public contracts for services.  The level of participation by minority and women-owned firms shall be consistent with their general availability within the professional communities involved.


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