Sunday, November 28, 2010

State Refines Draft "Best Value Selection" Legislation

The State of Washington, through a task force of the Capital Projects Advisory Review Board (CPARB) is continuing to revise draft legislation that would permit use of a best value selection process for public works construction projects, on a pilot basis.  If the task force is able to reach agreement on the draft legislation, and if CPARB approves the draft legislation at its December 9, 2010 meeting, the legislation would be introduced for consideration by the Legislature in January 2011.

Best value contracting as is being discussed by the task force means "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.

The task force will be meeting on Thursday, December 2, 2010 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to discuss finalizing the draft legislation.  The meeting is open, but due to the small room, only a dozen people will fit in the room.  Other interested parties may participate via the telephone.
Mike Purdy's Public Contracting Blog 
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