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April 23, 2014 Sunset Review of Alternative Process for UW Medical Facility Construction Projects Proposed Scope & Objectives Mark Fleming, JLARC Staff.

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1 April 23, 2014 Sunset Review of Alternative Process for UW Medical Facility Construction Projects Proposed Scope & Objectives Mark Fleming, JLARC Staff

2 UW May Use Alternative Process for Certain Medical Facility Construction Projects Alternative process allows UW to pre-qualify contractors for certain projects: Within a UW building that is used directly for critical patient care or highly specialized medical research; and Estimated cost is $5 million or less Authority established in 2010 Expires June 30, 2015 unless reauthorized by Legislature April 23, 2014 UW Alternative Public Works S&O2

3 Process Has Been Used for Projects at Two Medical Centers April 23, 2014 UW Alternative Public Works S&O3

4 Statute Establishes Specific Requirements for Pre-Qualifying Contractors Publish a notice annually to solicit contractor qualifications Solicitations must include evaluation criteria identified in statute Contractors may apply at any time Make an effort to solicit proposals from certified minority or certified woman-owned contractors Establish committee to evaluate contractors submitting qualifications April 23, 2014 UW Alternative Public Works S&O4 UW must:

5 Contractors Meeting Qualification Requirements Are Added to Roster Invitations to bid on specialized hospital construction projects are sent to all contractors on roster Award is made to responsible bidder submitting the lowest responsive bid April 23, 2014 UW Alternative Public Works S&O5 $ Low bid $ Med bid $ High bid Responsive Bids from Responsible Bidders

6 Emphasis on Contracting Speed and Contractor Quality Testimony during legislative hearings focused on the challenges and complexity of working in an occupied hospital facility Pre-qualification is expected to reduce time needed to select contractor Also provides contractors assurance that they meet qualifications before submitting bids. April 23, 2014 UW Alternative Public Works S&O6

7 Sunset Review Objectives 1.Has the University of Washingtons use of the alternative process complied with legislative intent? 2.Does the alternative process provide for efficient and economical public works construction, with adequate cost controls in place? 3.Have projects constructed using the alternative process achieved expected performance goals and targets? 4.To what extent does the alternative process duplicate the activities of another agency or the private sector? April 23, 2014 UW Alternative Public Works S&O7

8 Next Steps and Contacts Preliminary ReportSeptember 2014 Proposed Final ReportDecember 2014 Mark Fleming, Project Lead Valerie Whitener, Project Supervisor


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