Fairness...* In WA State Public Works contract bidding. * In employee Prevailing Wages & Fringe Benefits. * In the Awarding of projects by awarding agencies. Maintaining a "level playing field" for all contractors. It's what makes the industry work.
Who We Are
NWFCA’s roots lie in the concern and commitment of a group of contractors and labor representatives. In 1989, these people saw the need for a more uniform ”fair bidding” environment in Washington’s Public Works construction industry.
Due to an understaffed Department of Labor & Department of Labor & Industries with regards to contractor compliance in the field, NWFCA was created as an “interested party” that assists these agencies in the monitoring of contractors and awarding agencies statewide.
Over the years NWFCA has been able to maintain a strong working relationship with both the Department of Labor (Federal) and the WA State Department of Labor & Industries. We have become a powerful force recognized and respected throughout Washington’s construction industry.
We have a lengthy history of success in uncovering unfair and illegal practices in the prevailing wage arena. We have sponsored educational seminars providing an opportunity for awarding agencies to become more familiar with the requirements of the WA State prevailing wage law.
Over the years, we’ve proven ourselves highly effective in pursuing what was our initial objective, what remains our only objective: Industry Fairness.
The Future of NWFCA
Thanks to a strong and continued commitment from both Labor representatives and the Contracting community, We will continue to provide our valuable services to workers, contractors, & awarding agencies in WA State.
In the year 2011, Northwest Fair Contracting Association recovered $786,493.02 in back wages from (5) contractors in violation of RCW 39.12.
Also in the year 2011, NWFCA was able to get a “strike” towards Debarment for (1) painting contractor in violation of RCW 39.12 and “2 strikes” including Debarment, for an out of state golf course construction contractor.
In June of 2013, NWFCA was able to get (1) landscaping & construction contractor “2 strikes” towards Debarment from bidding WA State Public Works projects.
In June 2023, NWFCA was able to get “2 strikes” including Debarment, for a utilities contractor out of Cle Elum, WA. We were also able to get “2 strikes” including Debarment, for a golf course irrigation contractor from Texas.
From July 1997 thru November 2023, the Tri-Cities office of Northwest Fair Contracting Association has recovered $2,731,306.35 in back wages, for hundreds of construction workers that were underpaid by (232) contractors in violation of RCW 39.12 Statewide.
Several ongoing Prevailing wage investigations continue across the State of WA at this time…….