Article 7.2. Public Works Contract Arbitration Committee of California Public Contract Code >> Division 2. >> Part 2. >> Chapter 1. >> Article 7.2.
There is hereby established the Public Works Contract
Arbitration Committee, which shall consist of seven members, as
(a) Three public members, who shall be appointed by the Governor,
each of whom shall have at least ten years' experience with a general
contracting firm engaged, during that period, in public works
construction in California.
(b) The directors of the Departments of General Services,
Transportation, and Water Resources shall each appoint a member, who
shall be a state officer or employee within their respective
departments. Each member shall serve at the pleasure of the director
who appointed the member.
(c) The Director of the Office of Administrative Hearings shall be
a nonvoting member of the Public Works Contract Arbitration
Each member appointed by the Governor shall serve for a
term of four years, but shall continue in office until the successor
to the member is appointed. Each member shall serve without
compensation, but shall be reimbursed for travel and other expenses
necessarily incurred in the performance of the member's duties.
The committee may make recommendations to the departments
respecting the arbitration practice and procedure provided by Article
7.1 (commencing with Section 10240). The departments shall consult
and confer with the committee respecting the content of the uniform
regulations governing the conduct of arbitrations under Article 7.1
(commencing with Section 10240) and shall consider the
recommendations in adopting uniform regulations pursuant to Section
The committee may establish standards and qualifications
for the certification of arbitrators and certify as arbitrators
persons meeting such standards and qualifications. The committee may
remove persons from its list of certified arbitrators.
The Office of Administrative Hearings shall provide
administrative services, facilities, and fiscal support to implement
this article and Article 7.1 (commencing with Section 10240). The
cost thereof shall be recovered through filing fees imposed for each