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Policy 6950
Management Support

A contract shall only be let to a contractor who is licensed or registered as required by the laws
of this state. A contractor shall be granted a contract when a statement is submitted and sworn to
which states that the contractor is in compliance with the state laws relating to prevailing wage
for public works and with state and federal laws relating to nondiscrimination in hiring. Such a
statement may be a provision or clause in the contract.

Contractor Surety Bonds and Insurance
Except as otherwise provided in accordance with laws and regulations of the state of
Washington, each contractor’s bid must be accompanied by a certified or cashier’s check or bid
bond in the amount of at least five percent of the total bid amount, excluding taxes. Bid deposits
pursuant to this policy may be based upon the architect’s estimated cost of construction. Any bid
which is not successful shall entitle the bidder to a refund of its security or bond. The successful
bidder shall have the bond or security retained until such a time as it is determined that the bidder
shall complete the contract. All bids received shall specify whether the district or the contractor
shall carry fire, liability or other insurance during construction.

The successful bidder is required to make, execute and deliver to the school board a good and
sufficient performance bond with two or more sureties or a surety company which shall state that
the contractor shall execute and faithfully perform the provisions of the contract and shall pay all
subcontractors and material men as required by law.

Legal References: RCW 39.08.010 Bond required—Conditions-Retention of contract
amount in lieu of bond-contracts of one hundred
thousand dollars or less
39.06.10 Contracts with unregistered or unlicensed
contractors and with other violators prohibited
39.12 Prevailing Wages on Public Works
49.60.180 Unfair practices of employment defined
Title 7 Civil Rights Act of 1964;
Section 504 Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Adoption Date: 7/27/2000

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