Public works projects are those that are government owned or financed, and undertaken specifically for the benefit of the public. Traditional public works contracting in the state of Washington has been Design/Bid/Build. This process awards public works contracts in lump sum to the lowest responsible bidder.
Get an overview of Public Works Contracting.
Alternative public works contracting procedures refers to General Contractor/Construction Manager (GC/CM), Design/Build and Job Order Contracting.
The following website is an excellent resource pertaining to Public
Works, Small Works Roster, Limited Public Works, Retainage and Bonding
Issues, Prevailing Wage, etc.