Rulemaking: WAC 200-330

Public Works Contracting - Addressing equity and efficiencies, including small works contracting requirements
The 2023 Legislature passed Second Substitute House Bill 5268 (SSSB 5268), modifying small works contacting requirements. This rulemaking will update DES' small works contracting rules to make sure they align with the recent changes to state law.
Effective Date:
In revision

Current documents

Draft documents


May 2023
Start of rulemaking – CR-101 Preproposal Statement of Inquiry WSR 23-11-169 filed with the Office of the Code Reviser
June 2023
CR-101 published with the Washington State Register
June 2023
October 2023
Rule development with interested parties
November 2023
CR-102 Proposed Rule filed with the Office of the Code Reviser
December 2023
CR-102 published in the Washington State Register
January 2024
Public comment hearing
January 2024
Comment period ends
January 2024
Rule adopted
January 2024
CR-103 Permanent Rule Making Order filed with the Office of the Code Reviser
July 2024
Intended effective date

Give your feedback

Use this comment form to provide written feedback on the proposed rules, or attend the virtual public comment hearing from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on January 9, 2024.

Additional information

DES is updating rules in Chapter 200-330 WAC Small Works Roster to align with changes to state law from the 2023 Efficiency and Equity in Public Works Contracting bill (SSSB 5268).

The law modifies the existing small works roster requirements, puts in place a statewide roster and a small business enterprise certification program, aligns financial thresholds throughout the state, and adds a direct contracting option.

Rulemaking steps:

  • Develop rules and invite public participation from anyone who is interested. DES will provide a discussion outline as a starting point.
  • Seek public comment on proposed rules.
  • Adopt rules.
  • Share a summary of all comments and how DES considered public comments in the final rule.
  • File permanent rules with the Office of the Code Reviser.

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Contact us

Jack Zeigler

Policy & rules manager