How To Get Your Small Contracting Business Considered for King County Public Works Projects


King County established a roster of small contractors to bid on small public works contracts in the county. This post explains the roster, and how your company can get on it.

Not every public works contract is worth millions of dollars...and legislatures across the country (including the U.S. Congress) is interested in giving some public work to small and/or minority contractors.

An example of this public interest can be found in RCW 39.04.155, which establishes "small works roster contract procedures" for Washington counties. This statute authorizes counties to create a "roster" of qualifying small contractors. When a public works project fits the bill (is less than a certain amount of money), the county can submit the project to a contractor on the opposed to advertising the project and accepting bids.

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