When considering the acquisition of architectural and engineering services, Bellingham Public Schools will issue a notice in publication(s) of general circulation stating the general scope and nature of project(s) for which services are required on each occasion when professional services are required or by annually announcing generally its projected requirements for professional services. Effort will be made to inform firms who employ minorities and/or women.
Interested firms will be requested to submit a statement of qualifications and performance data to enable the superintendent to determine which architectural or engineering firm will best serve the needs of the district. Criteria for selection of a firm will include, but not be limited to, quality and breadth of staff, design of similar projects, production capability, supervision and quality control, relationship with clients, cost estimates and budget control.
The superintendent is directed to establish necessary procedures to solicit and screen qualified engineers and architects. The superintendent will recommend the firm deemed most highly qualified to the board for its consideration and authentication to commence negotiations. Bellingham Public Schools and the successful architectural or engineering firm will enter into a contract for the necessary services. In the event of an emergency, the board may waive this selection process and secure such services as needed.
RCW 28A.330.100(3) Additional powers of boards (1st class)
Chapter 39.80 RCW Contracts for architectural and engineering services
AGO 1957 No.68 Architects’ contracts