Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bidder Responsibility Workshop

Free Bidder Responsibility Workshop

When:  March 10, 2011 (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)

Where:  Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (The Conference Center)

Cost:  Free

  • Dan Absher: CPARB Board member (general contractor member), President, Absher Construction
  • John Ahlers: CPARB Bidder Responsibility Task Force Co-Chair, Partner Ahlers & Cressman PLLC
  • Nora Huey: CPARB Bidder Responsibility Task Force member, Port of Seattle, Director of Central Procurement Office
  • Mike Purdy: CPARB Bidder Responsibility Task Force member, Michael E Purdy Associates, LLC, Procurement Consultant for Public Contracting
  • Paul Szumlanski: CPARB Bidder Responsibility Task Force member, General Administration
Information and Registration:  Click here.  Only 90 seats available.

Description:  In 2007, the Washington legislature passed RCW 39.04.350 the "bidder responsibility statute." The statute allows public works owners to develop supplemental criteria for determining bidder responsibility prior to award of a public works project. The invitation to bid or bidding documents must include the supplemental criteria, the basis for evaluation, the deadline for submitting responsibility documentation, and the deadline for appealing a determination that a bidder is not responsible. The supplemental bidder responsibility criteria have been implemented successfully by many public works owners and with controversy by many others.

This half day workshop will cover Mandatory Bidder Responsibility Criteria, Supplemental Bidder Responsibility Criteria, examples of projects which Supplemental Bidder Responsibility Criteria were challenged and reversed, different approaches to determination of the bidder's compliance and much more. Participants will break into groups to analyze examples and time will be devoted to Q & A.
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