Construction Contracting

Public works construction projects are developed within various departments throughout the City, but the bid process and contract compliance is administered within Purchasing and Contracting (PC). PC advertises all City construction projects, receives and tabulates bids, manages the contract execution process and monitors contracts for compliance, including prevailing wages.

Standard public works

The most common construction contract bidding is open competition with the lowest responsive bid from a responsible bidder, also called design-bid-build. This is used for most of the City's construction projects. The City designs the project and posts plans and specifications for public bid.

Public works projects are advertised in the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce and online at ProcureWare. See also a list of upcoming City construction projects.

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