City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 07
Chapter 07.06
Section 07.06.730

Title 07 Finance

Chapter 07.06 Procurement of Goods, Services and Works

Article X. Public Works Apprentice Program

Section 07.06.730 Waiver of Reduction of Goals

The City Administrator may waive or reduce the apprenticeship participation percentage on Public Works construction projects with prior written notice to the city council. The notice to the City Council shall describe the facts and circumstances upon which the City Administrator’s decision to reduce the apprenticeship participation percentage is based. These factual findings must show that (1) there is a demonstrated lack of ability to obtain apprentices in a specific geographic area or field; (2) a disproportionately high ratio of material costs to labor hours on the particular projects does not make feasible the required minimum level of apprentice participation; (3) the reasonable and necessary requirements of the contract or subcontract render apprentice utilization infeasible at the required levels due to specialized training and safety requirements which are not available through the local available state-approved apprenticeship training programs; or ( 4) participating contractors or subcontractors cannot meet the utilization requirements despite demonstrated good faith efforts to comply with the requirements of this article.

Date Passed: Monday, March 12, 2018

Effective Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018

ORD C35602 Section 2