PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 468-310-020, 468-310-050.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 47.60.816.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: RCW 47.60.810 et seq. authorizes WSDOT to procure new auto ferries under a modified request for proposals process. RCW 47.60.816 states, in part: "The department shall modify the financial prequalification rules in chapter 468-310 WAC in order to maximize competition among otherwise qualified proposers." The proposed rule revision is intended to implement such statutory direction.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Mr. Tim McGuigan, Contracts, Legal Services Manager, 2911 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121, phone (206) 515-3601, fax (206) 515-3605.
January 5, 2004
Washington State Ferries