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6950 - Contractor Assurances, Surety Bonds, and Insurance



Contractor Assurances

The district will only enter into a contract with a contractor who is licensed or registered as required by the laws of this state. A statement by the contractor must be submitted and sworn to which states that the contractor is in compliance with the state laws relating to prevailing wage for public works and with state and federal laws relating to nondiscrimination in hiring. Such a statement may be a provision or clause in the contract.

Contractor Surety Bonds and Insurance

Each contractor's bid must be accompanied by a certified or cashier's check or bid bond in the amount required by bidding documents. Bidding documents will specify whether the district or the contractor will carry fire, liability, or other insurance during construction.

The successful bidder is required to make, execute and deliver to the district a good and sufficient payment and performance bond as required by law and bidding documents.

Change Orders

Change orders will be considered if they arise during construction. In order to facilitate timely progress during construction, the board shall grant the superintendent or designee authority to authorize change orders to the extent the board deems appropriate at the onset of a new capital construction campaign.


Legal References:

RCW 39.08.010                Bond required--Conditions- Retention of contract amount in lieu of bond

RCW 39.06.010                Contracts with unregistered or unlicensed contractors and with other violators prohibited

RCW 39.12                       Prevailing Wages on Public Works

RCW 49.60.180                Unfair practices of employers

42 U.S.C. 2000c et. seq.   Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964

29 U.S.C. 794                   Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Adopted by the Board: July 16, 2002

Revised: February 27, 2018


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