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Bill Would Clarify Acquisition Requirements for Some School District Contracts

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The House Capital Budget Committee heard public testimony on Engrossed Senate Bill 5017, which would clarify school district procurement requirements for personal services in construction management, engineering, and building commissioning.

The bill passed the Senate 47-0 and would have to pass the House, in order to make its way to the Governor’s Office, for an opportunity to be signed into law. 

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Watch the testimony then continue reading to learn more about ESB 5017.

ESB 5017 – 2021-22 School District Service Contract Procurement Requirements

Bill Information

Bill Information Page (link)

Concerning: Clarifying school district procurement requirements for service contracts for construction management, value engineering, constructibility review, and building commissioning. Engrossed Senate Bill (pdf)
Sponsors: Wellman, Honeyford, Mullet, Wilson, C.
Effective Date: The bill takes effect 90 days after adjournment of the session in which the bill is passed.
Status:
Jan 10 By resolution, reintroduced to Senate and retained in present status.
Jan 19 Rules suspended.

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           Returned to second reading for amendment.
           Floor amendment(s) adopted.
           Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
           Third reading, passed; yeas, 28; nays, 20; absent, 0; excused, 1. (View Roll Calls Below)

Moves to the house

Jan 24 First reading, referred to Capital Budget.
Feb 25 Public hearing and executive session, but no action taken in the House Committee on Capital Budget
Feb 28 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Capital Budget at 8:00 AM (Subject to change).

Committee Materials

Original Bill
Engrossed Bill
House Bill Report
Senate Bill Report
Engrossed Senate Bill Report
Engrossed House Bill Analysis 2022

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The bill analysis and bill report are prepared by non-partisan legislative staff for the use of legislative members in their deliberations. This analysis is not part of the legislation nor does it constitute a statement of legislative intent.

Summary of Bill:
Clarifying school district procurement requirements for service contracts for construction management, value engineering, constructibility review, and building commissioning.

Brief Summary of Bill

Senate Bill Report Brief Summary

  • Modifies the list of school district purchases that require public notification and bidding to include construction work by a contractor who meets the public works responsible bidder criteria, rather than
    “other work” generally.
  • Provides an enumerated list of services that are not “construction work” and requires that such services meet certain procurement requirements.

House Engrossed Bill Report Brief Summary

  • Modifies the list of school district purchases that require public notification and bidding to include construction work by a contractor who meets the public works responsible bidder criteria, rather than
    “other work” generally.
  • Provides an enumerated list of services that are not “construction work” and requires that such services meet certain procurement requirements, beginning January 1, 2023.

Available Video

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Feb 1, 2022 Senate Law & Justice at 10:30 AM
Feb 3, 2022 Senate Law & Justice at 10:30 AM
Feb 22, 2022 House Public Safety at 8:00 AM
Feb 24, 2022 House Public Safety at 10:00 AM

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Unless otherwise noted, the above information was obtained from the official Washington State Legislative website. Future meetings are subject to change. Auburn representatives in bold.

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