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Capital Projects Advisory Review Board


Location Information

Training Opportunities

Board Staff Contacts

Nancy Deakins, P.E.
Assistant Program Manager
Dept. of Enterprise Services
(360) 407-9333
Talia Baker
CPARB\PRC Program Specialist
Dept. of Enterprise Services
(360) 407-8260


The 2005 Legislature created the Capital Projects Advisory Review Board (CPARB) under ESHB 1830 (RCW 39.10) to review alternative public works contracting procedures and provide guidance to state policymakers on ways to further enhance the quality, efficiency and accountability of public works contracting methods. CPARB and many stakeholders contributed to significant changes to RCW 39.10 that the 2007 Legislature enacted.

Governor's Boards & Commissions - CPARB Info

CPARB Mission:

To provide an evaluation of public capital projects construction processes, including the impact of contracting methods on project outcomes, and to advise the legislature on policies related to public works delivery methods and alternative public works contracting procedures.

The Board agrees to embody the following Shared Commitments:

  • Respect
  • Purpose
  • Listen to Understand
  • Accountability
  • Inclusion

What's New with CPARB?

BE/DBI Report to the Legislature; June 2022


Legislation of Interest

Weekly Legislative Activity on Bills of Interest:  2022

Board Legislation Submission Timeline (as approved by CPARB 2018)

Legislative Session Began January 10, 2022 and ended March 10, 2022.

Please email ALL submissions to


Next Meeting:  October 13, 2022 

Location:  via TEAMS  JOIN Meeting

Meeting URL:

Meeting ID: 953 4836 4732  Passcode: 203038

Call In:   OR 


Meeting Documents:  (pre-reads due 10/6)

  • Agenda
  • Minutes from 9/8/2022 - Pending
  • CPARB Chair Report
  • Committee Reports
    • Legislative Writing\Drafting Committee Chair Report
    • Subcontractor Bid Listing Policy Eval. Comm Chair Report
    • Project Review Committee Chair Report
    • Small Works Committee Chair Report
    • GC/CM Committee Chair Report


Board Meeting Dates for 2022

  • December 8, 2022

Approved Meeting Dates for 2023

  • February 9
  • April 13
  • May 11
  • September 14
  • October 12
  • December 14


Board Member Contact List

(also see Member Information & Bios in the gray side bar)


Current CPARB Committees

  • Board Development Committee
  • Education/Outreach Workgroup
  • GC/CM Committee
  • JOC Evaluation Committee
  • Legislation Writing\Drafting Committee
  • Local Government Public Works Study Committee
  • Project Review Committee (PRC has their own separate webpage)
  • Small Works Committee
  • Subcontractor Bid Listing Policy Evaluation Committee


CPARB Committee Meetings Coming Up

See the Committee page for meeting etails and documentation
  • Board Development Committee - 10/4/2022
  • GC/CM Committee - 9/28/2022
  • JOC Evaluation Committee - 11/17/2022
  • Legislation Writing\Drafting Committee - 9/29/2022
  • Project Review Committee - 9/22/2022 & 9/23/2022
    (Please see PRC Homepage for more information)
  • Small Works Committee - 9/9/2022
  • Subcontractor Bid Listing Policy Evaluation Committee - 9/21/2022

CPARB Recruitment

CPARB Recruitment for the 16 appointed positions are through the Governor's Office.
To apply for the following position, please go to the Boards & Commissions webpage:
  • OMWBE Representative

PRC Recruitment

PRC Recruitment is separate from the CPARB Recruitment
Please see the below Recruitment Notice for more information.
Posted in the Legals Section of the: 
  • Daily Journal of Commerce, and
  • Spokesman-Review


Bylaws, Guidelines & Reports

Through extensive stakeholder involvement with committees, CPARB has:

  • Recommended 25 public works bills to the Legislature that address quality, efficiency, and accountability of traditional and alternative public works contracting, of which 15 passed into new law:
  • Development of Alternative Delivery Best Practices Guidelines
    • Design-Build
    • Job Order Contracting
    • Business Equity/Diverse Business Inclusion
    • GC/CM - In process
  • Major and minor improvements to alternative public works contracting, RCW 39.10:
    • Design-Build (DB), including allowing “progressive Design-Build” selection with price factors without designs submitted
    • General Contractor/Construction Manager (GC/CM), including allowing an alternative selection process for mechanical and electrical subcontractors, adding heavy civil project procedures, and addressing protests
    • Job Order Contracting (JOC), including increasing work order limit to $350k, increasing annual limits to $6M for King Co. and DES, and adding public bodies that can use the process
  • Responsible bidder criteria (added mandatory criteria into law and provided guidelines for using Supplemental bidder responsibility criteria) RCW 39.04.350
  • Timely processing & payment of undisputed claims (change orders) RCW 39.04.360
  • Increasing Small Works Roster project dollar limits & added provisions for small business
  • Performed studies and publish reports for the Legislature and Other's Use.
  • Discussed various improvements including: Diverse Business Inclusion, Small Business Opportunities, Responsibility/Eligibility, Job Order Contracting, Reauthorization, Heavy Civil GC/CM, and Life Cycle Cost Analysis & Energy Efficiency, Integrated project delivery and Best Value methods, ECCM/MCCM Best Practices

Sunset Reviews by JLARC: 2013 & 2021 (expiration years, so sunset review typically takes place ~ 1 year before.)

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