Using a roster is an alternative contracting process that most Washington public agencies can follow as a way to more efficiently fulfill small to medium sized contracting needs. Although using a roster process can expedite projects, there are still contracting procedural requirements that should be followed based on the type of roster and in accordance with internal agency policies.

Roster Authorization

Washington city and county governments are authorized to use a roster process, but not all special purpose districts are authorized.
View the Small Works and Vendor Roster Authorized Chart.

Statutory Guidelines

  • Small Public Works Roster
    The Small Works Roster (SWR) may be used for projects under $350,000.00, including construction, building, renovation, remodeling, alteration, repair, or improvement of real property as referenced by RCW 39.04.155. All agencies with federal public works projects (not purchasing) must bid their projects if the cost is $150,000 or greater. Please note that federal standards may be more stringent than state statute (see Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200) in some circumstances. Careful review of federal thresholds is strongly recommended for all projects.
  • Consultant Roster
    The Consultant Roster may be used for small to medium sized professional service contracts under Chapter 18.08  RCW (architectural), Chapter 18.43 RCW, (engineering and land surveying)  and Chapter 18.96 RCW (landscape architecture) all as referenced in Chapter 39.80 RCW and for Personal Services (management, planning, and other services).
  • Vendor Roster
    The Vendor Roster may be used for the purchase of supplies, materials, and equipment not being purchased in connection with public works contracts, including product sales, equipment repair, and vehicle maintenance, as referenced in RCW 39.04.190.

Purchasing and Bidding Information