Awarding Agencies

Information for Agencies Awarding Contracts for Public Works Projects


Public agencies, in awarding a contract, must determine whether that contract involves "public work" and communicate that to the employers in the bid specifications and contracts.


City, county and state agencies can learn common pitfalls and ways to avoid them, competitive bidding requirements and much more.

Contractors Not Allowed to Bid

Check this list of contractors not allowed (debarred) to bid on or work on public works projects before you consider bids. See RCW 39.04.350. Also check for apprenticeship violations (below). See RCW 39.04.350(1)(e)

Contractor Strikes

Check this list for contractors who have violated Prevailing Wage law, Contractor Registration law, Industrial Insurance law, or Apprenticeship law.

Contractors Restricted On Apprenticeship Utilization Projects

Check this list (in addition to the debarment list above) for contractors not allowed to bid on public works projects before you consider bids. See RCW 39.04.350(1)(e).

Small Public Works Projects Alternate Process

There is an alternate process to file a combined intent and affidavit for contracts $35,000 and under. There are restrictions to its use, including the contract awarding agency decides if the alternative process may be used

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