Prequalification of Electrical Contractors

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**The City of Richland is currently accepting new applications and renewals for the 2018 prequalified electrical contractor list. Renewals and new applications will be accepted until November 3, 2017, 3:00 p.m. Contractors approved in 2017 are required to renew their information to remain prequalified for year 2018.**

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 is establishing a prequalified contractor list for distribution, transmission, substation and secondary work.

Electrical contractors or subcontractors interested in bidding on electrical utility type work for Richland Energy Services must be prequalified at the time the bid solicitation is advertised. State law also requires that prequalified contractors annually update their prequalification questionnaire.

2017 Prequalification Contractors - Renewals for Calendar Year 2018

Contractors already prequalified with the City for calendar year 2017 are required to renew your application for 2018 by verifying/updating information. Renewing contractors shall complete and submit 2018 renewal form. There is no fee to renew. The renewal form must be completed and received by the City on or before the deadline established. Incomplete renewals and/or renewals received after the established deadline will result in the Contractor being removed from the 2018 prequalified list. Richland Energy Services will review submitted renewal forms to determine the contractor prequalification status for 2018.

Click this link to view the current 2017 Richland Energy Services Prequalified Electrical Contractors List.

Accepting New Prequalification Applications

Contractors not already prequalified with the City are invited to submit a new prequalification application during the open period when the City is accepting applications. Consistent with State law (Revised Code of Washington 35.92.350), the prequalification status of electrical contractors must be confirmed before we can provide 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.

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.

To apply for a new prequalification for 2018, download, complete and submit the 2018 pre-qualification application to the City of Richland Purchasing Division. All applications must be fully completed and received by the City on or before the deadline established. Incomplete applications and/or applications received after the established deadline will not be considered.

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.

All new applications and renewals will be time stamped upon receipt. Applicants are responsible for ensuring renewals and applications arrive on time at the proper location. The City of Richland will not be responsible for unsuccessful receipt of documents.

2018 Prequalified List

The City will publish the 2018 Prequalification of Electrical Contractors on this website page on or before January 10, 2018.

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