326-30-051 - Counting participation toward agency and educational institution goals

326-30-051. Counting participation toward agency and educational institution goals

The office will count an agency's or educational institution's expenditures to certified businesses toward goal attainment as follows:

(1) Prime contractors and consultants.

(a) Where a certified business performs a commercially useful function in the work of the contract, the dollar value of expenditures to the business for such work will be counted toward the agency or educational institution's goal attainment according to the certification status of the business.

(b) Where a certified business is a partner in a joint venture, and the business performs a commercially useful function in the work of the contract, only the dollar value of expenditures to the certified business which is commensurate with its interest in the joint venture will be counted toward the agency or educational institution's goal attainment according to the certification status of the business.

(2) Subcontractors and subconsultants.

(a) Where a certified business performs a commercially useful function in the work of a subcontract, the dollar value of expenditures to the business for such work will be counted toward the agency or educational institution's goal attainment according to the certification status of the business.

(b) Where a certified business is a subcontractor on a heavy construction, highway, or street construction project, expenditures to the certified business shall not be counted toward goal attainment if the business subcontracts more than twenty-five percent of the total amount of its own subcontract to a noncertified business.

(3) Suppliers.

Where a certified business is the manufacturer or a regular dealer of goods or materials required under a contract, one hundred percent of the dollar value of expenditures to the business for such materials or supplies will be counted toward the agency or educational institution's goal attainment according to the certification status of the business.

(4) Where a certified business is a broker of goods or materials required under a contract, effective June 6, 1996, the value of the goods or materials will not be counted. Only the dollar value of the fee or commission charged or twenty percent (five percent in the case of food brokers) of the dollar value of expenditures to the business, whichever is greater, will be counted toward the agency or educational institution's goal attainment according to the certification status of the business.

(5) Where a certified business is a hauler, trucker, or delivery service, but is not also a regular dealer or the manufacturer of the goods or materials required on the job site, the dollar value of expenditures to the business for fees charged to deliver the goods or materials required will be counted toward the agency or educational institution's goal attainment according to the certification status of the business.

(6) Where a certified business provides bonds or insurance specifically required for the performance of a contract, the dollar value of expenditures to the business for the fee or commission charged for providing the bonds or insurance will be counted toward the agency or educational institution's goal attainment according to the certification status of the business.

(7) Where a certified business is a travel agency or other business performing similar functions, twenty percent of the dollar value of expenditures to the business to provide a bona fide service in the procurement of transportation will be counted toward the agency or educational institution's goal attainment according to the certification status of the business.

Statutory Authority: RCW 39.19.030(7). 96-24-085, § 326-30-051, filed 12/3/96, effective 1/3/97; 94-07-064, § 326-30-051, filed 3/14/94, effective 4/14/94; 92-20-079 and 92-20-124, § 326-30-051, filed 10/6/92 and 10/7/92, effective 11/6/92 and 11/7/92.

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