Public Works - Construction Contract NEWS
NEW CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS AND CONTRACT:
City of Seattle will be publishing a new edition of our Construction Standards
(Plans and Specifications) in February of 2017. The City’s Construction
Standards apply whenever any public or private construction is performed in the
City of Seattle’s Right of Way. The Construction Standards are the primary
contract documents for public works construction contracts.
City will be conducting a 60-day public comment period on the proposed 2017
edition of the Construction Standards beginning on October 17th, and
ending on December 16th, 2016. Please visit the website below during
the comment period to review and comment:
follow-up notification will be sent on October 17th, the first day
of the 60-day public comment period.
(NEW) PAID SICK AND SAFE TIME: The City of Seattle requires employers to provide paid sick and safe time to their employees. It applies to those with four "full time equivalent employees (FTEs)." Construction contractors bidding with the City must be compliant. We are encouraging all businesses bidding on contracts with the City to understand the requirements. Please visit the Office of Labor Standards website for additional information. http://www.seattle.gov/laborstandards/ordinances/paid-sick-and-safe-time
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 http://www.seattle.gov/city-purchasing-and-contracting/social-equity/labor-equity/priority-hire for more information.
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: Lily Keeffe with the USDOT will be providing technical assistance and
support to interested Contractors and Subcontractors. If you are interested please contact Lily at 206-718-7250 or by email at email@example.com.
COMING SOON!!! 2017 CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS:
The City of Seattle current version of our Construction Standards
(Plans and Specifications) is dated March of 2014. The City republishes the standards every 3 years. We anticipate public comment to by open October 2016.
INCLUSION PLAN: The current version of the Inclusion Plan can be found at http://www.seattle.gov/city-purchasing-and-contracting/social-equity/wmbe. Please feel free to direct any questions to Miguel.Beltran@seattle.gov (City Contract Compliance Manager) or Nancy.Locke@seattle.gov (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.brite.com