Monday, February 15, 2010

Mike Purdy Speaks on Bidder Responsibility

I will be speaking on "Bidder Responsibility Criteria: Balancing the Interests of Owners and Contractors" on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at the dinner meeting of the Utility Contractor's Association of Washington (UCAW).

Development and use of supplemental bidder responsibility criteria, as authorized by RCW 39.04.350 is becoming an increasingly hot issue in the State of Washington as many government agencies are publishing criteria for projects that are overly restrictive or highly subjective.  Contractors are concerned that the intent of the law is not being met.

In my speech, I will lay out some of the principles around how bidder responsibility criteria are supposed to function, provide examples of problems that have arisen, and offer comments on how owners and contractors can to work together to find common ground on this important subject.

For more information and to register, visit the website of the Utility Contractor's Association of Washington.

If you have specific questions about supplemental bidder responsibility criteria, please contact me.

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