Public Works - Construction Contract NEWS
SPU - Notice of Upcoming Project: Ship Canal Water Quality Program (SCWQP) - Ballard Early Work Package is expected to be advertised in early 2017 with an estimated cost of ~$10M. Please see flyer inside the Welcome Page folder. For more information, please refer to the program website at www.seattle.gov/util/EnvironmentConservation/Projects/ShipCanalWaterQuality/ or contact the SPU Project Manager, Richard Fernandez at Richard.Fernandez@seattle.gov or (206) 684-0285.
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. http://www.seattle.gov/util/Engineering/StandardSpecsPlans/index.htm
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.