PW776 Selection Search Criteria

The following Selection Criteria will be used to shortlist and select firms:

  • Proximity of the consultants to the project site.
  • Qualifications and expertise of consultants relating to programming and predesigns for institutional projects of this type and complexity.
  • A Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan that minimally states the % planned for each OMWBE category that ensures minority and women-owned firms and veteran-owned firms are afforded the maximum practicable opportunity to participate in this project. The plan should also detail other ways the firm will enhance and encourage Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.   
  • Experience in using International Living Future Institute Living Building Challenge (LBC) or with successful high efficiency sustainable design on projects of this type and complexity.
  • Familiarity with State of Washington Public Works procedures.
  • Quality of consultant’s service received by previous clients including Western Washington University.
  • Key personnel experience relating to planning and programming for predesign projects of this type and complexity.
  • Ability to meet schedules and knowledge of schedule impacts related to university settings.
  • Cost estimating skills related to predesign level conceptual design and planning projects, including historical accuracy of firm with conceptual cost estimates through design and construction.

Contact Information

Forest Payne, Project Manager & University Planner

(360) 650-6813