Prequalification of Electrical Contractors

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**The City of Richland is currently accepting applications for the 2019/2020 prequalified electrical contractor list period. New Applications will be accepted until November 2, 2018, 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Once the 2019/2020 list is established, no new applications will be accepted until October 2020. **

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.

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.

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

Accepting New Prequalification Applications

Contractors are invited to submit a new prequalification application during the open period when the City is accepting applications. Consistent with State law RCW 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 prequalification for 2019/2020 list, download, complete and submit the 2019/2020 prequalification 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. The City of Richland will not be responsible for unsuccessful receipt of documents. 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 applications 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.

2019/2020 Prequalified List

The City will publish the 2019/2020 Prequalification List of Electrical Contractors on this website page on or before January 11, 2019.

Richland Energy Services Contact

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

Cathy Robinson, CPPO, CPPB
Purchasing Manager
(509) 942-7710