Inslee's Executive Order Impacts Contractor-Selection Process

Governor Inslee recently signed an executive order “requiring consideration of lifecycle and operating costs in public-works projects.”

The order requires agencies – when hiring an architect engineer GC/CM or Design Build firm for projects funded by the state’s capital budget — to consider the firm’s experience using lifecycle costs operating costs and energy-efficiency measures.

AGC opposed legislation very similar to this order as unnecessary and vague during the 2013 legislative session. That measure failed to pass but the Governor has sidestepped the legislative process with this executive order. Click here to read it.