Public Works Projects

Definitions

Major Construction Contracts are public works projects meeting the definition of RCW 39.01.010 and are estimated to cost more than $300,000.  These projects are advertised in The Daily News and the Daily Journal of Commerce (Portland).  The Port refers to this as a Formal Sealed Bid process.

Small Works Projects are public works projects meeting the definition of RCW 39.01.010 and are estimated to cost $300,000 or less.

Small Works Roster is a less formal method used to solicit bids for Small Work Projects from contractors that have applied to be included on the Port’s Small Works Roster under specific categories of work.

Port of Longview's Small Works Roster

The Port of Longview utilizes the MRSC shared Rosters program.  MRSC Rosters is an online share small public works (contracts under $300,000) roster for local Washington State governments used to efficiently maintain contractor information.  To be eligible to bid on the Port’s small public works projects, join the Roster at https://mrscrosters.org/ or call 206-625-1300. Select Port of Longview in your account.  There is no cost to the contractor unless the contractor elects for enhanced services from MRSC.

Additional Information

When small works projects become available, all contractors registered with MRSC Rosters (and have Port of Longview selected) in the appropriate category or categories shall be invited to bid. 

The projects will require in general that:

  • The Contractor holds a current Washington State Contractor’s license; and
  • Contractor must deliver a certificate of insurance naming the Port as additional insured before beginning work; and
  • Contractor shall be in good standing regarding L&I premium payment prior to award of any contract; and
  • Prevailing wages to be paid and document in compliance with RCW 39.12.
  • Bid Security in the amount of 5% of the total bid, including sales tax, is included with the bid; and
  • A performance bond is executed in compliance with RCW 39.06 before beginning work.

The Port of Longview encourages minority business enterprises and women business enterprises to participate in the competitive bidding process.

For more information about the Port’s purchasing processes, please contact the Procurement Specialist, Candi Engebo, at cengebo@portoflongview.com

Port of Longview is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Port of Longview is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages minority business enterprises and women business enterprises to participate in the competitive bidding process, including the Small Works and Consultant Rosters.