Contracting Resources

Mike Purdy's Public Contracting Blog:

Supplemental Bidder Responsibility Criteria:
Mandatory Bidder Responsibility Criteria:  The following links will provide you with the information necessary to verify that a bidder on a public works project meets the mandatory bidder responsibility criteria required by RCW 39.04.350Bookmark this page (Control-D) for future reference.
For more information about bidder responsibility in the State of Washington, visit the website of the Capital Projects Advisory Review Board (CPARB) for the Suggested Guidelines for Bidder Responsibility.  These Suggested Guidelines discuss the mandatory criteria, supplemental criteria, and subcontractor criteria.

Apprenticeship Utilization Requirements
(RCW 39.04.320):
GC/CM (General Contractor/Construction Manager)
Public Works Contract Closeout in the State of Washington
Training Available:
  • Visit the Services page of my website for a listing of some of the classes I teach.  Established training programs are available for groups or individuals on a variety of topics.  Customized training is available upon request.

  • 2007 Legislative Updates:  Training Powerpoint from June 2007 (bidder responsibility, GC/CM, Design/Build, Job Order Contracting, etc.)
Other Resources:

Coming soon:

  • Obtaining competitive unit prices with a bid
  • Managing the Low Bid Process
  • Claims Against Retainage and Contract Bonds

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