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March 20, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Tunnel team pledges to boost minority-owned contractors

Corrected version The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)  announced a settlement Thursday that requires its Highway 99 tunnel contractors to do $96 million worth of business with minority- and female-owned small contractors.  But there apparently won’t be any fines or punishment for Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP), for falling behind on that goal during 2012-13. Eight businesses —…

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January 13, 2014 at 11:07 AM

DOT: Tunnel builders in breach of contract for low minority-contractor hiring

The state Department of Transportation has declared the Highway 99 tunnel team to be in “material breach of contract” because of barriers to participation by small, minority-owned contracting firms. The DOT threatens sanctions unless Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP) makes rapid improvement and the team leaders participate in meetings with DOT. Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) led by minorities and…

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