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Public Works Data Collection Effort


RCW 39.10.230 directed the Capital Projects Advisory Review Board (CPARB) to develop and administer questionnaires designed to gather quantitative and qualitative project data from public bodies who are using alternative public works contracting procedures.

Job Order Contracts

We are only collecting JOC data at this time from all Public Bodies using JOC.
JOC data collection for Fisal Year ending June 30, 2018 is due by March 31, 2019.
DES will report a summary of this data to CPARB in Fall 2019
For JOC data collection questions, please contact Amanda Witt.

Major Projects

CPARB is refocussing it's efforts on data collection. 

In 2019, CPARB will be initially collecting GC/CM subcontract award and payment data from public bodies applying for GC/CM certification or recertification through the Project Review Committee

Public Bodies, please read this letter from CPARB.
If you have any questions, please send them to Nancy Deakins at  


In 2011, the last data analysis was completed by the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services (DES) and it was determined that the data was not usable because it was incomplete and the data set was too small to test for significance or correlation. Following 2011 the data collection was suspended due to severe budget cuts.

In 2013, the JLARC Report: Alternative Public Works Procedures Sunset Review recommended that CPARB rethink its approach to collecting project information and include GCCM subcontractor information. Following this recommendation CPARB initiated a Data Collection Committee that created the attached CPARB Data Collection Proposal. CPARB determined the proposed data will be meaningful to assist CPARB in making policy recommendations to the Legislature. CPARB approved the proposal in November 2015.

DES had been attempting to piggyback the data collection site on a new system being created for E&AS but the implementation timeline became too protracted.

Since May of 2016, DES has been working with the University of Washington (UW) to host an on-line data collection system anticipated to be "live" by Spring 2017. DES will provide customer support with direct contact with public owners. UW will provide technical support.

DES staff will update the CPARB Data Collection Effort web page with current information and provide a link to the data collection system when ready.