Prequalification of Electrical Contractors

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**The City of Richland prequalification application process is open until March 31, 2017, 3:00 p.m. Contractors approved in 2017 will be required to verify/update 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.

Prequalification Application

Prequalification may be established 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 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.

Complete the 2017 pre-qualification application online or submit a request to the City of Richland Purchasing Division at purchasing@ci.richland.wa.us or call 509-942-7710.

We time stamp all applications upon receipt. Applicants are responsible for ensuring submissions arrive on time at the proper location. The City of Richland will not be responsible for unsuccessful receipt of documents.

You may view the results of your application submittal by checking the 2017 Richland Energy Services Prequalified Electrical Contractors List. The list for 2017 will be made available on or before May 17, 2017.

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. We 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 manager 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