Richland City Hall is closed to the public until further notice. Residents can place utility payments in the drop box located on the southwest side of the building. Payments and requests for service can also be made on-line, by emailing or by calling (509) 942-1104.

Building department and planning applications, including plan submittals, will be accepted electronically. Contact 509-942-7794 or for more information. 

Prequalification of Electrical Contractors

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**The 2019/2020 application process for the City's prequalified electrical contractor list is closed. The next opportunity for the open application submittal will be October 2020 for establishing the 2021/2022 prequalified electrical contractor list.**

2019/2020 Prequalified Contractors

Click on the link to view the current 2019/2020 Richland Energy Services Prequalified Electrical Contractors List.

Prequalification Process

Consistent with Washington state law, Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 35.92.350, the prequalification status of electrical contractors must be confirmed before the City can release bid submittal forms to parties interested in bidding on electrical work. The City of Richland's solicitation for bids will identify the contractors prequalified to perform the electrical work listed for the project. There is no fee to prequalify. City of Richland is required by the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 35.92.350 to request that any person, firm or corporation desiring to bid upon any electrical utility construction or improvement work answer questions contained in a standard form questionnaire and financial statement, including a complete statement of their financial ability and experience. City of Richland maintains a prequalified contractor list for distribution, transmission, substation and secondary work. 

Richland Energy Services will review new applications to determine if the contractor has met the prequalification requirements. As part of the review process, Richland Energy Services will obtain the contractor’s Washington State Worker’s Compensation Experience Factor. An Experience Factor rating greater than 1.0 may lead to further investigation and possible disqualification.  

2021 Prequalified Contractors

The next opportunity to apply for prequalification status will be October 2020 to establish the 2021/2022 prequalified contractors list.

Performance Review

The City of Richland may complete an “Electrical Contractor Performance Review” form evaluating the performance of a prequalified contractor following completion of a project. This form will be used to determine the adequacy of the work performed on the project including quality of work, adequate manpower and equipment, as well as the ability for the contractor to perform work for Richland Energy Services in the future. The City will share the completed evaluation with the contractor. Any exception a contractor has with the comments on the form should be directed to the project lead within thirty (30) days of receipt. Failure to adequately respond to a poor evaluation within this time frame may be cause for rejection of future bids and removal from the Richland Energy Services Prequalification List

Richland Energy Services Contact

If you have questions about the Richland Energy Services prequalification process, please contact:

Purchasing Division
(509) 942-7710