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Adding training on public works and prevailing wage requirements to responsible bidder criteria (Conway, Hasegawa, Keiser)

Requires a bidder, before award of a public works contract, to also meet the following responsibility criteria to be considered a responsible bidder and qualified to be awarded a public works project: Have attended training from the department of labor and industries or a training program approved by the department relating to the requirements associated with public works and prevailing wage under chapters 39.04 and 39.12 RCW.

EFFECT OF 1ST SUBSTITUTE ON ORIGINAL BILL:
The substitute (1) adds an exemption from training for bidders that have completed three or more public works projects and have had a valid business license in Washington for three or more years. (2) Requires the training be received rather than attended. (3) Requires a bidder to designate the person receiving training. (4) Specifies a four hour length of training. (5) Adds provisions regarding records of the training and reliance on the records. (6) Adds an effective date and a null and void clause.

Hearing Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018 -- 1:30 pm

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5492&Chamber=Senate&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)