Wednesday, September 8, 2010

CPARB to Meet September 9, 2010

Washington State's Capital Projects Advisory Review Board (CPARB) will meet on September 9, 2010 in Olympia, Washington.

The agenda includes the following items:
  • King County Work Order Contracts:  This is in response to a complaint letter filed with CPARB by Seattle area minority contractors who argue that King County is not authorized to use this method of contracting because it does not comply with the current Job Order Contracting provisions authorized in chapter 39.10 RCW.  Click here for a copy of the letter from the minority contractors.  Many public agencies have work order, or on-call contracts, similar to King County's.
  • Integrated Project Delivery/Best Value Task Force:  CPARB will be reviewing recommendations from the Task Force for introducing legislation to permit a pilot Best Value selection process for public works projects.  The draft legislation defines Best Value as "a public works project that is awarded based on price, qualifications, and value added to the overall project."  Click here to read the draft legislation.
  • Bidder Responsibility/Eligibility Task Force: This Task Force has met a couple of times and hopes to meet again in late October to review proposed revisions to CPARB's Suggested Guidelines for Bidder Responsibility.  The Task Force is discussing how to ensure that Supplemental Bidder Responsibility Criteria are applied and used in a manner that meets the needs of public agencies and is fair for contractors.
  • CPARB Work Plan: Discussion on potential legislation and establishing a task force to begin to address issues surrounding the June 30, 2014 sunset date for the alternative public works laws.

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