News for Subcontractor Issues
WSDOT is proposing a 19 percent overall DBE participation goal on Federal Highway Administration-funded projects for federal fiscal years 2018 through 2020. WSDOT will submit the proposal to FHWA early next year following a public comment period.
Posted on: 11/01/2017
Based on the results of its recently completed disparity study, WSDOT has asked the Federal Highway Administration to rescind the waiver WSDOT received in 2016 to exclude white woman-owned firms from the race and gender-conscious component of the DBE program.
Posted on: 09/26/2017
At the request of AGC, key legislators are pursuing faster release of retainage on public works projects. House Labor and Workplace Standards Committee Chair Mike Sells and Ranking Minority Member Matt Manweller as well as Senate Commerce, Labor & Sports Committee Chair Michael Baumgartner are pressing the Department of Labor and Industries to dramatically speed-up the time it takes to release retainage.
Posted on: 07/17/2017
Beginning June 1, 2017 women-owned businesses no longer satisfy Condition of Award (COA) goals on federally-funded (specifically Federal Highway Administration funded) projects, WSDOT has announced.
Posted on: 06/05/2017
Effective July 23, 2017, general contractors will be required to bond for a subcontractor’s portion of retainage, upon request of the subcontractor.
Posted on: 05/23/2017
Governor Jay Inslee is implementing mandatory subcontracting goals on WSDOT projects. Specifically, as of January 31, WSDOT will implement a combination of mandatory (18.7%) and aspirational (26%) contract goals for WSDOT construction and design contracts.
Posted on: 01/19/2016
The DOL now says carpenters, construction workers and electricians may be misclassified as independent contractors, and that most workers are employees.
Posted on: 09/28/2015
Click here to tell legislators to vote NO on this bill!AGC is opposing legislation that could add a dozen or more specialty subs to the list of those that must be included as part of the bid for public-works construction projects costing more than $1 million. Photo: Jeremy Carroll of Dawson Con...