On Tuesday, Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 2772 authored by Rep. Norm Johnson, allowing public hospital districts with revenues exceeding $15 million to participate in job order contracting.
“A job order contract allows public entities to contract for small public works projects to repair and renovate public facilities without going through all the bidding requirements of most public works projects. The state limits that ability to certain public entities, however, to this point, public hospitals have been excluded. This bill adds public hospitals to that list,” said Johnson.
“This legislation will help our public hospitals to lower overhead costs, reduce change orders, provide for simplified design documentation, and facilitate more timely project completion,” he added. “When public hospitals save money, consumers and taxpayers benefit.”