Revised Code of Washington - RCW Title 39 Public Contracts And Indebtedness - Section 39.29.040 Exemption of certain contracts

§ 39.29.040. Exemption of certain contracts

This chapter does not apply to:

(1) Contracts specifying a fee of less than five thousand dollars if the total of the contracts from that agency with the contractor within a fiscal year does not exceed five thousand dollars;

(2) Contracts awarded to companies that furnish a service where the tariff is established by the utilities and transportation commission or other public entity;

(3) Intergovernmental agreements awarded to any governmental entity, whether federal, state, or local and any department, division, or subdivision thereof;

(4) Contracts awarded for services to be performed for a standard fee, when the standard fee is established by the contracting agency or any other governmental entity and a like contract is available to all qualified applicants;

(5) Contracts for services that are necessary to the conduct of collaborative research if prior approval is granted by the funding source;

(6) Contracts for client services except as otherwise indicated in this chapter;

(7) Contracts for architectural and engineering services as defined in RCW 39.80.020, which shall be entered into under chapter 39.80 RCW;

(8) Contracts for the employment of expert witnesses for the purposes of litigation;

(9) Contracts for bank supervision authorized under RCW 30.38.040; and

(10) Contracts for interpreter services and interpreter brokerage services on behalf of limited-English speaking or sensory-impaired applicants and recipients of public assistance.

[2002 c 260 § 11; 2002 c 200 § 2; 1998 c 101 § 7; 1996 c 2 § 19; 1995 c 80 § 1; 1987 c 414 § 7; 1986 c 33 § 3; 1979 ex.s. c 61 § 4.]

     Reviser's note: This section was amended by 2002 c 200 § 2 and by 2002 c 260 § 11, each without reference to the other. Both amendments are incorporated in the publication of this section under RCW 1.12.025(2). For rule of construction, see RCW 1.12.025(1).

     Findings -- 2002 c 200: "The legislature finds that limited-English speaking and sensory-impaired applicants and recipients of public assistance often require interpreter services in order to communicate effectively with employees of the department of social and health services, medical professionals, and other social services personnel. The legislature further finds that interpreter services can be procured and delivered through a variety of different means. It is in the public's interest for the department to deliver interpreter services, to the extent funds are available, by the means which it determines most cost-effectively ensure that limited-English speaking and sensory-impaired persons are able to communicate with department employees and service providers." [2002 c 200 § 1.]

     Severability -- 1996 c 2: See RCW 30.38.900.

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