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Public Works - Construction Contract NEWS

2015-2016 Construction Expo:  Save the Date!  October 9th, 2015.  City Purchasing and contracting will once again host a networking and information open house focused on the city's capital improvement projects for the end of 2015 to the beginning of 2016.  Registration information will be posted soon.

COMMUNITY WORKFORCE AGREEMENT AND PRIORITY HIRE: The City passed the Priority Hire Ordinance in April 2015 and negotiated a CWA to cover most of our construction contracts estimated to be $5M or more.  Please see our Labor Equity page at for more information.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: Lily Keeffe with the USDOT will be providing technical assistance and support to interested Contractors and Subcontractors.  City of Seattle will host two days a week, Tuesdays and Fridays at the Seattle Municipal Tower.  If you are interested please contact Lily at 206-718-7250 or by email at

2014 CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS: The City of Seattle current version of our Construction Standards (Plans and Specifications) is dated March of 2014.  The City’s Construction Standards apply whenever any public or private construction is performed in the City’s Right of Way.  The Construction Standards are the primary contract documents for public works construction contracts.  An electronic version can be found at

INCLUSION PLAN: The current version of the Inclusion Plan can be found at  Please feel free to direct any questions to (City Contract Compliance Manager), (Senior Equity Advisor), or (Director).

WMBE Subcontractors:  Be sure to look at the bid documents once they are posted, to determine if you are on the "WMBE Guarantees" with a guaranteed commitment of use should your Prime win the award.

8/04/2015 12:21 AM Pacific   

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