57th Legislature

2001 Regular Session


Passed by the Senate March 12, 2001

  YEAS 47   NAYS 0




President of the Senate


Passed by the House April 4, 2001

  YEAS 92   NAYS 0




Speaker of the House of Representatives




Speaker of the House of Representatives








I, Tony M. Cook, Secretary of the Senate of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SENATE BILL 5061 as passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on the dates hereon set forth.

















Governor of the State of Washington











Sectretary of State

State of Washington








Passed Legislature ‑ 2001 Regular Session


State of Washington      57th Legislature     2001 Regular Session


By Senators Winsley and Patterson


Read first time 01/10/2001.  Referred to Committee on State & Local Government. Awarding contracts for building engineering systems. 

_1      AN ACT Relating to awarding contracts for building engineering

_2  systems; and adding a new section to chapter 39.04 RCW.



_4      NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.  A new section is added to chapter 39.04

_5  RCW to read as follows:

_6      (1) A state agency or local government may award contracts of

_7  any value for the design, fabrication, and installation of

_8  building engineering systems by:  (a) Using a competitive bidding

_9  process or request for proposals process where bidders are

10  required to provide final specifications and a bid price for the

11  design, fabrication, and installation of building engineering

12  systems, with the final specifications being approved by an

13  appropriate design, engineering, and/or public regulatory body; or

14  (b) using a competitive bidding process where bidders are required

15  to provide final specifications for the final design, fabrication,

16  and installation of building engineering systems as part of a

17  larger project with the final specifications for the building

18  engineering systems portion of the project being approved by an

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_1  appropriate design, engineering, and/or public regulatory body.  The

_2  provisions of chapter 39.80 RCW do not apply to the design of

_3  building engineering systems that are included as part of a

_4  contract described under this section.

_5      (2) The definitions in this subsection apply throughout this

_6  section unless the context clearly requires otherwise.

_7      (a) "Building engineering systems" means those systems where

_8  contracts for the systems customarily have been awarded with a

_9  requirement that the contractor provide final approved

10  specifications, including fire alarm systems, building sprinkler

11  systems, pneumatic tube systems, extensions of heating,

12  ventilation, or air conditioning control systems, chlorination and

13  chemical feed systems, emergency generator systems, building

14  signage systems, pile foundations, and curtain wall systems.

15      (b) "Local government" means any county, city, town, school

16  district, or other special district, municipal corporation, or

17  quasi-municipal corporation.

18      (c) "State agency" means the department of general

19  administration, the state parks and recreation commission, the

20  department of fish and wildlife, the department of natural

21  resources, any institution of higher education as defined under

22  RCW 28B.10.016, and any other state agency delegated authority by

23  the department of general administration to engage in building,

24  renovation, remodeling, alteration, improvement, or repair

25  activities.


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