Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1987 NO. 16 > May 7 1987

The Department of Transportation does not have the statutory authority to require precast/prestressed concrete products to be manufactured in the United States for the purpose of protecting local industries from unfair competition by foreign manufacturers.

AGO 1984 NO. 17 > Jul 31 1984

Under chapter 39.04 RCW, and consistent with public policy as expressed in judicial decisions regarding public works contracts, the concept of competitive bidding is applicable with regard to the awarding of a construction management contract by the Washington State Convention and Trade Center insofar as that contract would cover the construction phase of the Convention and Trade Center project.

AGO 1996 NO. 18 > Nov 26 1996

Where the Legislature has authorized expansion of the Washington State Convention and Trade Center but has conditioned funding upon the receipt of contributions from a public or private co-developer, and has imposed further conditions which render it economically impracticable to call for public bids on those portions of the expansion project which will be "jointly" used by the co-developers, and the Convention and Trade Center will call for public bids on those portions of the project that are intended for its use as a state instrumentality, the public works laws are sufficiently flexible to allow the "joint" portions of the construction project to be designed and built by the co-developer without call for public bids.

AGO 1956 NO. 283 > Jun 11 1956

Third class cities requiring garbage disposal service may not contract with private contractor for collection, whereby the charges are payable to the city and the private contractor paid 90% of monthly receipts, without calling for annual competitive bids and awarding contract to lowest responsible bidder under RCW 35.23.352.