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Concerning ensuring fairness and compliance with public works and procurement practices (Gregerson, Santos)

Requires the office of minority and women's business
enterprises to identify state agencies and educational
institutions: (1) In the lowest quintile of utilization of
minority and women-owned contractors as a percentage of all
contracts issued by the agency;
(2) In the lowest quintile of the dollar value awarded
to minority and women-owned contractors as a percentage of
the dollar value of all contracts issued by the agency; and
(3) That are performing significantly below their
established goals, as determined by the office.
Establishes an investigation unit within the office for
the purpose of detecting and investigating fraud and
violations.
Repeals the attorney general's authority to investigate
and enforce compliance with regard to contracts with minority
and women-owned businesses.
Requires the department of enterprise services to work
with the municipal research and services center to notify
local governments that are authorized to use small works
rosters of this authority and to provide guidance on how to
use the authority.
Requires the joint legislative audit and review
committee to review implementation of changes to small works
roster and limited public works processes.
Modifies small works roster contract procedures and the
limited public works process.

Hearing Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 -- 10:00 am

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=1897&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)