WSR 00-07-026

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


[ Filed March 3, 2000, 1:48 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 468-16-080, 468-16-100, 468-16-150 Prequalification of contractors, revisions to bring language into sync with RCW 47.28.030 as revised July 1999. Other minor revisions to clarify language.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 47.01.101, 47.28.030, 47.28.070.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Revises existing rule to allow waiver of bid bonds and contract bonds and allows the use of a limited prequalification process for contracts when the estimate does not exceed $80,000, effective July 1, 2005, the limit will rise to $100,000.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Federal Highways Administration, Office of Minority and Womens Business Enterprise.

Process for Developing New Rule: To bring WAC language into sync with RCW 47.28.030 as revised July 1999.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Ken Walker, P.O. Box 47360, Olympia, WA 98504-7360, phone (360) 705-7017, fax (360) 705-6810, e-mail walkeke@wsdot.wa.gov/.

March 2, 2000

Gerald E. Smith

Deputy Secretary, Operations

Washington State Code Reviser's Office