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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


Legislation of Interest

Weekly Legislative Activity on Bills of Interest:  2022

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

Please email ALL submissions to


SPECIAL Meeting:  June 9, 2022 

Location:  via Zoom 


Meeting ID: 980 9589 9675  Passcode:

Call in:  877-853-5247 or 888-788-0099

Meeting Topic\Agenda:

Finalize and vote on BE/DBI Committee's response to the 2021 SB5032 Section 20 requested Report to Legislature regarding recommended practices and guidelines to sustain and increase opportunities in public works contracting for minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses, and small and diverse businesses by addressing barriers to accessing opportunities, capital, and training.

Meeting Pre-Reads:


Board Meeting Dates for 2022

  • September 8, 2022
  • October 13, 2022
  • December 8, 2022


Board Member Contact List

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


Current CPARB Committees

  • Board Development Committee
  • Business Equity/Diverse Business Inclusion 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
  • BE/DBI Committee - 5/27/22
  • Board Development Committee - 6/07/2022
  • GC/CM Committee - 5/25/2022
  • JOC Evaluation Committee - 8/18/2022
  • Legislation Writing\Drafting Committee - TBD
  • Project Review Committee - 5/26/2022
    (Please see PRC Homepage for more information)
  • Small Works Committee - 6/10/2022
  • Subcontractor Bid Listing Policy Evaluation Committee - 6/15/2022

CPARB Recruitment

The Board does not have any positions that are open at this time.

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:
  • 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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