Sunday, February 3, 2013

Legislation Introduced to Extend Alternative Public Works Contracting Methods

Legislation was introduced into the Washington State Legislature last week that would extend the use of GC/CM (General Contractor/Construction Manager), Design-Build, and Job Order Contracting for eight additional years beyond the June 2013 expiration date.  

CPARB leadership:  The companion House Bill 1466 and Senate Bill 5349 were the result of months of work by the Reauthorization Committee of the Capital Projects Advisory Review Board (CPARB).  

Nature of changes:  The changes proposed have broad consensus support by various industry stakeholders, and are generally clarifications and clean-up of the law. For a summary of some of the key changes, click here.

JLARC reportThe state's Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC) had been scheduled to meet on January 23, 2013 to consider and approve a proposed December 5, 2012 final report from staff, but the meeting was cancelled.  JLARC's review is part of the legislative process for reauthorizing RCW 39.10.

Hearing Scheduled:  A hearing has been scheduled on SB 5349 before the Senate Government Operations Committee for Monday, February 4, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

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