Prequalification of Electrical Contractors

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**The 2018 application process for the City's prequalified electrical contractor list is closed. The next opportunity for open application submittal will be October 2018 for establishing the 2019 prequalified electrical contractor's list.**

2018 Prequalification Contractors

Click this link to view the current 2018 Richland Energy Services Prequalified Electrical Contractors List.

Prequalification Process

Consistent with State law (Revised Code of Washington 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.  

2019 Prequalified Contractors

The next opportunity to apply for prequalification status will be October 2018 to establish the 2019 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:

Cathy Robinson, CPPO, CPPB
Purchasing Manager
purchasing@ci.richland.wa.us
(509) 942-7710