City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 07
Chapter 07.06
Section 07.06.720

Title 07 Finance

Chapter 07.06 Procurement of Goods, Services and Works

Article X. Public Works Apprentice Program

Section 07.06.720 Administration of Apprenticeship Program
  1. On Public Works construction projects, as defined in RCW 39.04.010, with an estimated cost of six hundred thousand dollars ($600,000) or more, at least ten (10) percent in 2016 and fifteen (15) percent in years 2017 and beyond, of the labor hours of each project shall be performed by apprentices enrolled in a State-approved apprenticeship program.

  2. Subcontracting Requirements. The utilization percentages for apprenticeship labor for Public Works construction contracts shall also apply to all subcontracts of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) or more within those contracts, provided there is a state-approved apprenticeship training program for the trade for which a subcontract is issued.

  3. The City Administrator shall implement and administer this article and shall develop and adopt procedures to implement and enforce this Article X of Chapter 07.06 SMC. The City Administrator shall establish and maintain contract specification language to implement the apprenticeship requirement. The City Administrator shall develop and implement a system for monitoring the actual use of apprentices on Public Works projects.

  4. The City Administrator shall establish a monitoring program to verify compliance with this article and shall report to the City Council at least twice each year to report on the apprenticeship program.

  5. Each contractor on city Public Works construction projects to which this article applies shall incorporate the requirements of this article in all subcontracts for the project and shall require each subcontractor to which this chapter applies to execute a form, to be provided by the city, acknowledging that the requirements of this article are applicable to the labor hours for the project.

Date Passed: Monday, March 12, 2018

Effective Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018

ORD C35602 Section 2