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If a work, construction, alteration, repair, or improvement project does not exceed the current statutory limit in RCW 39.04.155(3), the city may award such a contract using the limited public works process.

Public works projects awarded under the limited public works process are exempt from the other requirements of the small works process provided under ACC 3.12.090.

For limited public works projects, the city shall solicit electronic or written quotations from a minimum of three contractors from the appropriate small works roster and shall award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder, as defined under RCW 39.04.010 and 39.04.350, and ACC 3.12.010. After an award is made, the quotations shall be open to public inspection and available by electronic request.

For limited public works projects, the city may waive the payment and performance bond requirements of Chapter 39.08 RCW and the retainage requirements of Chapter 60.28 RCW, thereby assuming the liability for the contractor’s nonpayment of laborers, mechanics, subcontractors, materialmen, suppliers, and taxes imposed under RCW Title 82 that may be due from the contractor for the limited public works project. However, the city shall have the right of recovery against the contractor for any payments made on the contractor’s behalf.

The city shall maintain a list of the contractors contacted and the contracts awarded during the previous 24 months under the limited public works process, including the name of the contractor, the contractor’s registration number, the amount of the contract, a brief description of the type of work performed, and the date the contract was awarded. (Ord. 6765 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020; Ord. 6726 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019; Ord. 6545 § 1, 2014; Ord. 5866 § 1, 2004. Formerly 3.12.036.)