Contract Compliance monitors all Pierce County projects from contract award through the final payment at the close of the project. Contractors are required to regularly submit reporting paperwork to our office. Check our Printable Forms for commonly used documents.
A 1989 Disparity Study of the Puget Sound area concluded that discrimination was a pervasive problem in the contracting community. As a result, Pierce County established goals for public contracts of 14 percent for minority-owned businesses, and 8 percent for women-owned businesses.
Passage of Initiative 200 in 1998 eliminated mandatory goal setting for locally-funded projects, but agencies are still required to ensure nondiscrimination in public contracting.