WSR 02-20-023

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


[ Filed September 23, 2002, 10:45 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 468-15 WAC, Small works roster.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 39.04.155, 47.01.101, 47.28.030, and 47.28.070.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: RCW 39.04.155 authorizes Department of Transportation to utilize a small works roster to solicit competitive bids for projects under $200,000 in lieu of formal advertisement. The statute requires the agency to adopt a rule prior to establishing a small works roster. The rule is needed to ensure contractors on the small works roster are prequalified as required by RCW 47.28.070. Adoption of the rule will allow the agency to reduce the cost of advertisement for contracts under $200,000.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Washington State Department of General Administration (GA), State Parks and Recreation Commission, Department of Natural Resources, Department of Fish and Wildlife, and any institution of higher education. GA's chapter 236-28 WAC governs their small works process.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

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.

September 19, 2002

John F. Conrad

Assistant Secretary

for Engineering

Washington State Code Reviser's Office