Small Works Roster Information

Frequently Asked Questions about Pierce County's Small Works Roster


What is Pierce County's Small Works Roster?


It is a listing (by various rosters) of Washington State licensed contractors who have registered with Pierce County to bid on public works projects estimated to cost between $35,000 and $300,000. Small works projects are not advertised; instead we notify all contractors on the roster used for the project.

Notices about small works bid opportunities are sent by email to all contractors on the roster used for the project.

The bid packets will be sent by email to registered contractors upon request; or a paper copy through U.S. Mail if requested.

Do I have to be registered to submit a bid?


Yes; bids will only be accepted from contractors who are on the roster at the time of bid submittal, and meet all the bidder responsibility criteria set out in the bid documents.

How do I register?


Pierce County participates in a shared Public Works Contractor Roster, Consultant Services Roster and Vendor Roster for Public Agencies (including cities, counties, districts) in Washington State to find project bidders. To receive automatic notification of small contracts and projects with Pierce County, please register your company with the Municipal Research Service Center (MRSC) Rosters link:

Is a bid bond required for Small Works bids?


No; Pierce County does not require bid bonds on Small Works Roster bids.

Is a Performance and Payment Bond Required?


Yes, a performance and payment bond for the full amount of the contract is required from the successful bidder.

5% retainage is held on all payments. Retainage will be released as required by law after date of final acceptance, and receipt of all necessary releases and settlement of any liens. 

What are the insurance requirements?


For projects over $35,000, the County requires:
  • Commercial General Liability - $2,000,000 per occurrence; $4,000,000 aggregate
  • Commercial Auto Liability - $2,000,000 per occurrence or $2,000,000 single limit
For projects under $35,000 and limited public works, liability requirements are:
  • Commercial General Liability - $1,000,000 per occurrence; $2,000,000 aggregate
  • Commercial Auto Liability - $1,000,000 per occurrence or $1,000,000 single limit
Pierce County must be endorsed as additional insured, and the contractor's insurance must be primary.

Some projects may have additional requirements, which will be set out in the bid documents.