Purchasing and Contracting (PC) administers apprenticeship requirements on public works contracts. The City supports training and apprenticeship opportunities in the construction industry.

As required by Chapter 49.04 RCW, Chapter 296.05 WAC and SMC 20.38.005, the City requires apprentice labor on construction projects estimated to cost $1 million or greater. Contractors must ensure that up to 15 percent of the total contract labor hours are worked by apprentices enrolled in an apprenticeship program approved or recognized by the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council (SATC).

Contract requirements

Apprenticeship utilization and reporting requirements are incorporated into the general provisions of our construction contracts and are monitored by PC.

An apprentice Utilization Plan, outlining how the requirements will be met, must be submitted at the pre-construction meeting, with revisions submitted by the prime contractor to PC as necessary throughout the life of the project. All apprenticeship hours are automatically counted in LCPtracker. PC may direct the contractor to resources for hiring apprentices. Apprentices who are not currently registered in a state-approved apprenticeship program are not counted toward satisfying this contract requirement.



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