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Open Ad – 2019 Dispute Resolution Board Members

For many years WSDOT has used alternative dispute resolution by a third party board to aid in resolving unsettled contract disputes. WSDOT has updated its DRB process, available in September 2019.

The updated specification includes a simplified process for DRB establishment, a standardized three-party agreement, and simpler provisions for payment of DRB members. It also establishes minimum experience and training standards for prospective Board members. The three-party agreement replaces the individual WSDOT consultant agreements which will be phased out once the new process is in place.

To expedite and aid in the establishment of Boards on construction contracts, WSDOT and the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Washington will assemble a roster of prequalified DRB candidates from which a Board may be assembled. To be considered for the prequalified list, prospective DRB candidates are required to meet all criteria and requirements prescribed in WSDOT’s dispute resolution procedures and three-party agreement.

Participation on the Statewide Prequalified DRB Candidate Roster
Interested candidates are advised to review the department’s dispute resolution procedures for dispute review boards and the corresponding three-party agreements. These documents prescribe the qualifications necessary and selection criteria for inclusion on the DRB roster. These documents can be found at the WSDOT website:

Interested qualified candidates are required to complete the Application for Prequalified Disputes Review Board Candidate Roster form available at the website listed in the preceding paragraph.

Applications will be accepted prior to the submittal due date below. WSDOT and AGC will subsequently review applications and jointly decide acceptance of applicants. Candidates will be notified by email if they have been accepted and added to the statewide roster. Please be sure to provide your email address on the application form.

Candidates are advised that application materials including resumes will be posted to the WSDOT website.

Questions concerning completion of the form or the DRB process may be directed to the following email address. Applications will also be received at the following email address:

Project description and submittal information 

Dates of Publication
Date of publication in the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce: July 22, 2019 and July 29, 2019
Dates of publication in WEBS: July 22, 2019 through September 6, 2019.

Submittal Due Date and Time 
Applications accepted from July 22, 2019 through September 6, 2019 - 4:00 PM PST