Purchasing Biweekly Bulletin

June 9, 2016

New Contracts

None at this time.

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebid

New products available on vegetation management contract



Contract for heavy-duty mass-transit vehicles gets four-year extension

Contract Feedback Sought

None at this time.



New products available on vegetation management contract


New products have been added on Contract 04611 for vegetation management. The herbicide Vastlan is available for all customers from both vendors on the contract, Wilbur-Ellis Company and Crop Production Services Inc. The items added at the bottom of Wilbur-Ellis Co.'s price sheet are available to all customers except the Washington State Department of Transportation.

For questions, contact DES Contracts Specialist Melanie Williams, (360) 407-9399.

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Contract for heavy-duty mass-transit vehicles gets four-year extension


Contract 09214 for heavy-duty mass-transit vehicles is being extended for four years to July 20, 2020. Questions should be directed to DES Contracts Specialist Keith Farley, (360) 407-9419.

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May 31, 2016

New Contracts

New contract goes live for armored car and courier services


Data breach and credit monitoring contract activated

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebid

Flags contractor rolls out new prices



Reminder: Fiscal-year order cutoff nears for dorm and office furniture

Contract Feedback Sought

Should DES extend survey-equipment contract? Tell us what you think



New contract goes live for armored car and courier services


Contract 08115 for armored car and courier services is active and available for use. It replaces contract 01013.

There are three vendors: Loomis Armored US and Dunbar Armored, Inc. available for armored car services, and Courier Northwest available for courier services.

Pricing and information is available on the contract website. Questions can be directed to DES Contracts Specialist Melanie Williams, (360) 407-9399.

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Data breach and credit monitoring contract activated


A new contract for data breach and credit monitoring services (04715) has been awarded and is open for use as of May 10.

Contracts were awarded to two vendors: Identity Theft Guard Solutions and CSIdentity Corp.

Typical contract services include:

  • Sending notifications to affected persons
  • Staffing a 24/7 call center, located in the United States
  • Credit monitoring
  • Identity theft monitoring
  • Alerts/notifications of fraudulent or suspicious activity
  • Identity theft restoration assistance

Questions can be directed to DES Contracts Specialist Clayton Long, (360) 407-8508.

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Flags contractor rolls out new prices


The vendor for the flags contract (00312), Allied Materials & Equipment Co., has updated its price list.

Details are available on the Pricing and Ordering Information link under Current Documents on the contract website. For questions, contact DES Contracts Specialist Kerra Lynch at (360) 407-9221.

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Reminder: Fiscal-year order cutoff nears for dorm and office furniture


The deadline for meeting fiscal year-end delivery and invoicing requirements is approaching for purchases on contract 14393 for office, dormitory and miscellaneous furniture.

Correctional Industries has identified the following order cutoff dates for delivery by June 30, 2016:

  • Standard/60-day – April 29
  • Standard/30-day (stratus seating only) – May 27
  • Standard/15-day – June 10
  • Fast Fulfillment/7-day (online orders only) – June 22

After these dates, Correctional Industries will review requests and accept orders based on the type of product and quantity. For questions, contact the Office Operations Team, (360) 407-2212, or your Correctional Industries account executive.

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Should DES extend survey-equipment contract? Tell us what you think


Contract 07812 for survey and mapping equipment and supplies – including total stations, electronic levels, survey grade GPS, mapping grade GPS, electronic data collectors and associated software – is being considered for an extension to Nov. 30, 2018.

DES is requesting customer feedback prior to a decision on whether or not to offer an extension to the contractors. Questions can be directed to DES Contract Specialist Neva Peckham at 360-407-9411.

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May 13, 2016

News

Department of Enterprise Services experts to offer knowledge at upcoming Forum

New Contracts

No new contracts at this time.

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebid

New products added to NASPO radar/lidar contract



Aviation fuel contract gets one-year extension

Contract Feedback Sought

Stakeholder volunteers sought for flooring materials and services contract



DES wants to hear from customers on integrated pest management contracts



Department of Enterprise Services experts to offer knowledge at upcoming forum


Representatives from the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services (DES) will be conducting the following seminars on risk management and Lean strategies at the upcoming Information Processing Management Association (IPMA) Leadership Forum, which will be held May 17 at St. Martin’s University in Lacey:

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New products added to NASPO radar/lidar contract


DES has added pole- and trailer-mounted speed advisory devices to NASPO Contract 01611 for police radar, lidar, parts and equipment. If you have questions or concerns, contact DES Contracts Specialist Richard Worthy, (360) 407-7932.

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Aviation fuel contract gets one-year extension


Contract 07409, which supplies aviation fuel to state agency and political subdivision aircraft at the Olympia Airport, is being extended for one year to June, 30, 2017. Questions can be directed to DES Contracts Specialist Keith Farley, (360) 407-9419.

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Stakeholder volunteers sought for flooring materials and services contract


The flooring materials and services master contract (00710) expires Sept. 23. Customers interested in advising on development of a replacement contract are asked to contact DES Contracts Specialist Breann Aggers, (360) 407-9416.

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DES wants to hear from customers on integrated pest management contracts


DES is seeking feedback by June 30 on all four integrated pest management contracts, which are scheduled to expire Aug. 17. The quickest and easiest way to give feedback.

The contracts are 00714, IPM Category 1 for consulting services (vendor feedback form); 01314, IPM Category 2 for in and around structures (vendor feedback form); 01414, Category 3 for outdoor/landscapes (vendor feedback form); and 01514, IPM Category 4 for marine environments (vendor feedback form).

For questions, contact DES Contract Specialist LeAnna Sandy, (360) 407-8535.

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April 29, 2016

New Contracts

New NASPO ValuePoint contract on the way for body armor

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebid

Rollers contract rolls out extension

Contract Feedback Sought

DES considers rebid for ammunition contract



Feedback sought on contract extension for geotechnical drilling



New NASPO ValuePoint contract on the way for body armor


The NASPO ValuePoint contract for body armor (07115) is replacing contract 02711, which expires July 31.

Participating addenda will be signed with all awarded vendors: GH Armor Systems, KDH Defense Systems, Renegade Armor, Survival Armor, US Armor, Point Blank Body Armor, Armor Express and The Safariland Group.

Information will be added to the DES website as the participating addenda are completed. In the meantime, pricing and products can be found on the NASPO ValuePoint website. Questions can be directed to Contracts Specialist Melanie Williams, (360) 407-9399.

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Rollers contract rolls out extension


Contract 03412 for rollers of various sizes is being extended for two years beginning June 26. Questions should be directed to Contracts Specialist Tom Allman, (360) 407-7964.

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DES considers rebid for ammunition contract


DES is seeking customer input no later than June 30 on the rebid of Contract 03210 for ammunition. The contract is due to expire in January 2017, and DES is considering bidding a replacement contract.

Customer feedback can be left on the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. For questions, contact Contract Specialist Richard Worthy, (360) 407-7932.

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Feedback sought on contract extension for geotechnical drilling


Contract 01310 for geotechnical drilling services is scheduled to expire in October 2016 and DES is determining if a rebid is in the best interest of the state. DES is seeking customer feedback by May 13 using the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form.

Customers who feel that the current contract does not meet their needs are also encouraged to contact Contract Specialist John Allen, (360) 407-8406.

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April 15, 2016

News

Vendor registration streamlined, value added on new Lean consulting contract

New Contracts

For lab equipment, it’s out with the old and in with the new

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebid

None at this time

Contract Feedback Sought

Tell us what you think about mattress contract



Feedback needed on outgoing box contract



DES considers rebid for less-lethal munitions – fire away with your thoughts



Vendor registration streamlined, value added on new Lean consulting contract


A new and improved process has been adopted for the upcoming rebid of the Lean Consulting Services master contract (03712) by the Department of Enterprise Services.

Borrowing from the lessons learned from recent improvements to the Information Technology Professional Services (ITPS) contract process, the new approach will significantly streamline the process for vendors to participate in two-tier contracts while bringing additional value to agencies.

Rather than going through a lengthy and complicated solicitation process to be put on the vendor list, and then requiring a second lengthy process for procurement, vendors can be placed on a prequalified list to provide Lean consulting services by completing a simple program agreement. The list will be refreshed regularly by DES.

The former process for refreshing the Lean vendor pool had a three-year cycle time. The new process will have a 30-day cycle time, which helps new vendors to join the vendor pool quickly and easily. This will encourage a wider variety of vendors to meet the diverse business needs of agencies, and will help small, minority, women- and veteran-owned businesses to participate by lowering the initial administrative burden.

A new Web page for DES's Professional Services Team has been launched to support the new program and contract.

The user guide for agencies is also being updated, including work-request and work-order samples that purchasers can adapt and use for their second-tier solicitations.

Questions about the new Lean consulting services contract or the new solicitation process can be directed to descprmproserve@des.wa.gov.

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For lab equipment, it’s out with the old and in with the new


NASPO ValuePoint Contract 07215 for laboratory equipment and supplies has replaced Contract 03810, which expired March 31.

Washington agencies can now use the NASPO contract for lab equipment, which was developed with Idaho as lead state. For questions on the new contract, contact Contracts Specialist Tim L. Shay, (360) 407-9410.

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Tell us what you think about mattress contract


Contract 07013 for mattresses, inner-spring and foam, is scheduled to expire June 29. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback by May 3, using the online Vendor & Contract Performance Feedback form. Customers who believe the current contract does not meet their needs are encouraged to contact DES Contracts Specialist Kerra Lynch at (360) 407-9221.

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Feedback needed on outgoing box contract


Contract 02308 for boxes (one-piece and record storage) is scheduled to expire Aug.14. DES would like to hear from customers by May 12 about how well the contract has met their needs, using the online Vendor & Contract Performance Feedback form. Questions can be directed to DES Contracts Specialist Kerra Lynch at (360) 407-9221.>

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DES considers rebid for less-lethal munitions – fire away with your thoughts


DES is seeking customer input no later than June 15 on the extension of Contract 06510 for less-lethal munitions and weapons. The contract is due to expire in December, and DES is considering bidding a replacement contract.

Customer feedback can be left on the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. For questions, contact Contract Specialist Richard Worthy, (360) 407-7932.

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April 4, 2016

News

Professional Services contracts team launches updated Web page



Reminder: Fiscal-year order cutoff nears for dorm and office furniture contract

New Contracts

None at this time

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebid

None at this time

Contract Feedback Sought

DES seeks feedback on contract for dairy foods



Professional Services contracts team launches updated Web page


The Department of Enterprise Services (DES) Professional Services contracts team is excited to announce the launch of its team Web page.

The team’s goal with the page is to provide visitors information that is clear, accurate and up to date. The page is full of information about Professional Services contracts and helpful resources, and the team invites you to take a peek.

The team also welcomes feedback. Contact information is provided on the new page.

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Reminder: Fiscal-year order cutoff nears for dorm and office furniture contract


The deadline for meeting fiscal year-end delivery and invoicing requirements is approaching for purchases on contract 14393 for furniture – office, dormitory and miscellaneous items.

Correctional Industries has identified the following order cutoff dates for delivery by June 30, 2016:

  • Standard/60-day – April 29, 2016
  • Standard/30-day (stratus seating only)- May 27, 2016
  • Standard/15-day- June 10, 2016
  • Fast Fulfillment/7-day (online orders only) – June 22, 2016

After these dates, Correctional Industries will review requests and accept orders based on the type of product and quantity. For questions, contact the Office Operations Team, (360) 407-2212 or your Correctional Industries account executive.

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DES seeks feedback on contract for dairy foods


DES is seeking customer feedback to add valuable input on the rebid of Contract 06006 E (dairy).

Customer feedback can be given using the Vendor and Contract Performance feedback form. Also, feel free to contact Contract Specialist Mimi Limmeroth, 360-407-8483.

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March 21, 2016

News

Fiscal year order cutoff nears for dorm and office furniture contract



New process simplifies professional services contracts

New Contracts

New contract for protective masks and clothing



Customer survey contract awarded

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebid

Additional vendors awarded on security guard contract



Prices adjusted on vegetation management contract



Sign support materials contract to be extended

Contract Feedback Sought

DES considers near- and long-term future of elevator contract; weigh in, please



DES seeks feedback on Digital Communication Solutions



Fiscal year order cutoff nears for dorm and office furniture contract


Order cutoff dates to meet fiscal year-end delivery and invoicing requirements are approaching for the furniture, office and dormitory and miscellaneous items contract (14393).

Correctional Industries has identified the following order cut-off dates for delivery by June 30:

  • Standard/60-day – April 29
  • Standard/30-day (stratus seating only)- May 27
  • Standard/15-day- June 10
  • Fast Fulfillment/7-day (online orders only) – June 22

After these dates, Correctional Industries will review requests and accept orders based on the type of product and quantity. For questions, contact the Office Operations Team, (360) 407-2212, or your Correctional Industries account executive.

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New process simplifies professional services contracts


A new process is being adopted for the upcoming rebid of the Lean Consulting Services master contract (03712), along with additional support for contract users.

As recently announced, a new process piloted by Department of Enterprise Service's (DES) Information Technology Professional Services (ITPS) has significantly streamlined the process for vendors to participate in two-tier contracts. The process also will be adopted for the Lean consulting services contract.

The new process ensures talent from the rapidly evolving professional services market is available for use: Lists are refreshed regularly, so purchasers can choose from viable, up-to-date talent pools instead of static lists. Rather than going through a lengthy and complicated solicitation process, vendors can be placed on a prequalified list to provide Lean consulting services by completing a simple program agreement.

In addition, a new web page for DES's Professional Services Team is under construction to support the new program and contract. The user guide is being updated as well, including work request and work order samples that purchasers can adapt and use for their second-tier solicitations.

Questions about the new Lean consulting services contract or the new solicitation process can be directed to descprmproserve@des.wa.gov.

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New contract for protective masks and clothing


Contract 06715 for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear protective masks and clothing has been awarded and will be active April 26. This replaces contract 04609.

Questions can be directed to DES Contracts Specialist Richard Worthy, (360) 407-7932.

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Customer survey contract awarded


The customer-survey services contract (06014) has been awarded and is active as of March 1. This new two-tier contract replaces Category 5 of Contract 32010 (organizational development) and Category 1 of Contract 32206 (professional consulting services).

Specific work requirements will be developed by customers in second-tier solicitations. The following are some of the services customers might request:

  • Develop survey instrument(s)
  • Data collection, review and analysis
  • Facilitate focus groups, journey maps or customer interviews
  • Deliver final products/results of surveys
  • Guide or assist agency with effective use of the research results
  • Conduct focus groups or other methods of soliciting customer feedback

The bid resulted in an award to 25 vendors, with a lowest "not-to-exceed" rate of $80 per hour.

If you have questions, contact DES Contracts Specialist Connie Stacy, (360) 407-9403.

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Additional vendors awarded on security guard contract


Contract 06013 for security guard services (armed and unarmed) was refreshed in January, which resulted in eight additional vendors who can provide services as of March 15.

Vendors and pricing are listed on the contract website. Questions should be directed to the Contracts Specialist Melanie Williams, (360) 407-9399.

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Prices adjusted on vegetation management contract


New pricing is available for Wilbur-Ellis Co. and Crop Production Services on Contract 04611 for vegetation management.

An updated pricing and ordering sheet is available on the contract website. For questions, contact DES Contract Specialist Melanie Williams, (360) 407-9399.

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Sign support materials contract to be extended


Contract 02415 for sign support materials will be extended for two years to April 30, 2018, with two contractors, Zumar Industries Inc. and Traffic Safety Supply Co.

For questions, contact DES Contract Specialist Mark Roush, 407-9311.

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DES considers near- and long-term future of elevator contract; weigh in, please


DES is looking for hard information from elevator-maintenance customers to help guide its decisions about the future of Contract 00713.

In addition to gathering anecdotal evidence, DES is hoping customers will share their documentation – copies of service logs, emails or other correspondence, invoices, etc. – to track the performance (or non-performance) of elevator-maintenance vendors on the contract. For example, DES would like to know:

  • Are your elevators (or escalators) being serviced on the regular schedule you specified when you awarded your work agreement?
  • Are maintenance logs for your elevators being maintained accurately and regularly?
  • Is your elevator contractor responsive to your questions and/or complaints?
  • Are your invoices from the contractor accurate?
  • Do the invoices reflect actual work done and proper pricing?

Please send any relevant documents you can share to Contract Specialist Breann Aggers, (360) 407-9416.

You can check appropriate boxes on the Vendor and Contract Feedback form, and feel free to expound more fully in the spaces provided.

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DES seeks feedback on Digital Communication Solutions


DES is seeking customer input on the extension of Contract 01313 Digital Communication Solutions. The contract is due to expire in November 2016. DES is considering extending the contract for 12 months.

Customer feedback can be left on the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. Please submit feedback no later than May 31. For questions, contact Contract Specialist Teri Lund, (360) 407-8529.

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March 7, 2016

News

Say goodbye to the long-distance calling card contract

New Contracts

New Lean Consulting Services master contract will offer ease of use for customers and vendors



New contract for tire chains is up and running

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebid

Office relocations contract gets eight-month extension

Contract Feedback Sought

Tell DES about the performance of elevator-maintenance contractors



DES wants to hear about the flooring contract



DES seeks comments about the interstate and international relocations contract



DES seeks comments about the drug and alcohol testing contract



DES seeks comments about the fully refundable airfare contract



Say goodbye to the long-distance calling card contract


Long Distance Calling Card Contract T09-MST-172 (05212) expires March 11 and will not be extended or rebid. Changes in the industry, with most customers using cell phone services, minimize the need for a long distance calling card contract.

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New Lean Consulting Services master contract will offer ease of use for customers and vendors


A new process is being adopted for the upcoming rebid of the Lean Consulting Services master contract (03712).

As recently announced, a new process piloted by Department of Enterprise Service's (DES) Information Technology Professional Services (ITPS) has significantly streamlined the process for vendors to participate in two-tier contracts. The process also will be adopted for the Lean consulting services contract.

Rather than going through a lengthy and complicated solicitation process, vendors can be placed on a prequalified list to provide Lean consulting services by completing a simple program agreement, which will be refreshed regularly by DES.

A new web page for DES's Professional Services Team is under construction to support the new program and contract. The user guide is being updated as well, including work request and work order samples that purchasers can adapt and use for their second-tier solicitations.

Questions about the new Lean consulting services contract or the new solicitation process can be directed to descprmproserve@des.wa.gov.

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New contract for tire chains is up and running


A new two-year contract for tire chains and accessories (06215) took effect Feb. 16. It replaces Contract 06609. For more information, contact Philip Saunders, (360) 407-7962.

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Office relocations contract gets eight-month extension


The state Office Relocations contract (08613) will be extended for eight months from April 30 to Dec. 31, 2016, or until a replacement contract is awarded, whichever comes first.

Questions about this contract may be directed to Rachelle Amerine, (360) 407-8122.

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Tell DES about the performance of elevator-maintenance contractors


DES is examining the performance of elevator-maintenance contractors on contract 00713 to help determine the future of this master contract.

DES wants to know: Are your elevators (or escalators) being serviced on the regular schedule you specified when you awarded your work agreement? Are maintenance logs for your elevators being maintained accurately and regularly? Is your elevator contractor responsive to your questions and/or complaints?

Also: Are your invoices from the contractor accurate? Do the invoices reflect actual work done and proper pricing?

You can check appropriate boxes on the Vendor and Contract Feedback form, and feel free to add information in the spaces provided. You can also contact Contract Specialist Breann Aggers, (360) 407-9416, with your feedback.

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DES wants to hear about the flooring contract


DES is seeking customer feedback on the potential rebid of contract 00710 (Flooring Materials and Services) or the possible use of an existing NASPO ValuePoint multi-state contract. Contract 00710 is due to expire Sept. 23.

Customer feedback can be recorded on the Vendor and Contract Feedback form. Also, feel free to contact Contract Specialist Mimi Limmeroth, (360) 407-8483.

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DES seeks comments about the interstate and international relocations contract


The Interstate and International Relocations contract (00112) is scheduled to expire May 31. DES is considering extending the contract to May 31, 2017.

DES is seeking customer feedback on the contract by March 31 using the online Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form.

Customers who have opinions or comments can also contact Rachelle Amerine, (360) 407-8122.

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DES seeks comments about the drug and alcohol testing contract


The Drug and Alcohol Testing Services contract (00411) is scheduled to expire June 30. DES is considering extending the contract to June 30, 2017.

DES is seeking customer feedback on the contract by March 31 using the online Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form.

Customers who have opinions or comments can also contact Rachelle Amerine, (360) 407-8122.

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DES seeks comments about the fully refundable airfare contract


The Fully Refundable Airfare contract (01713) is scheduled to expire June 30, 2016. DES is considering extending the contract to June 30, 2017.

DES is seeking customer feedback on the contract by March 31 using the online Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form.

Customers who have opinions or comments can also contact Rachelle Amerine, (360) 407-8122.

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February 29, 2016

News

New IT Professional Services program opens vendor lists in 12 service categories



Bridgestone-Firestone recall may affect customers of state tire contract

New Contracts

Strategic analysis consulting contract awarded, open for business



New contract offers all-electric Nissan Leaf

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebid

Marine radar-maintenance contract gets six-month extension



Radar equipment contract to be extended until new contract is in place

Contract Feedback Sought

DES seeks comments about precast concrete buildings contract



Trailer contract nears its end; DES wants your thoughts on the next one



Tell DES what you think about rebid of incident-response truck contract



Thurston County towing service contract set to expire; DES plans rebid



DES seeks feedback on NASPO radar/lidar contract



New IT Professional Services program opens vendor lists in 12 service categories


Government customers in Washington seeking information technology professional services (ITPS) can now work from new, ready-made lists in the Washington Electronic Business Solution (WEBS) to notify vendors of bidding opportunities.

There are 12 categories in Contract 08215, the new ITPS program:

The ITPS Customer Resources page is the go-to destination for purchasers, including work request and work order (contract) samples for purchasers to adapt for their second-tier solicitations.

The vendor lists in WEBS -- at 230 companies and growing -- will be updated monthly by the Department of Enterprise Services (DES).

Work orders already executed can proceed for the term of work specified at award under the terms and conditions of the old IT master contracts (contract numbers 09212, 04113, 05613 and 05813).

Questions about the new ITPS master contract program can be directed to desitps@des.wa.gov.

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Bridgestone-Firestone recall may affect customers of state tire contract


Bridgestone-Firestone North America is recalling nearly more than 36,000 heavy truck tires in the United States and Canada because the tread can separate from the body and cause the tires to fail.

The recall covers 22.5-inch Firestone FS561 replacement tires made from Jan. 25, 2015, to Jan. 27, 2016. According to the company, the recall covers tires used on trailers. Tread separation can cause sudden loss of air pressure and increase the risk of a crash.

Bridgestone-Firestone will replace the tires at no cost to owners. Customers who purchased the recalled tires under contract 01712 are asked to contact their local authorized Bridgestone/Firestone tire dealer for more information.

Interested persons also can complete a Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form.

If you have additional questions, please contact DES Contracts Specialist Steve Hatfield, (360) 407-9276.

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Strategic analysis consulting contract awarded, open for business


Contract 06915 for strategic business analysis consulting services (non IT) has been awarded and is active as of Feb. 1. This new two-tier contract replaces the business-analysis category of Master Contract 32010.

Strategic business analysis includes meeting design and strategy to help guide discussions, decision-making, planning, or information-sharing for sessions attended by people with differing positions or agendas.

Strategic business analysts help an agency meet its objectives and goals. Solutions could include training, process changes, modifications to business rules, or new technology, or a combination of all four. The bid resulted in award to 81 vendors, compared to 35 vendors on the previous contract, with a lowest "not to exceed" rate of $80 an hour.

Questions can be directed to DES Contracts Specialist Clayton Long, (360) 407-8508.

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New contract offers all-electric Nissan Leaf


Green procurement in Washington is getting a boost with Contract 08915, which offers the Leaf by Nissan, an all-electric vehicle.

Green procurement is a priority of Gov. Jay Inslee. On Feb. 16, Inslee was among a bipartisan group of 17 governors who signed the Governors’ Accord for a New Energy Future - a joint commitment to take action to promote clean energy, clean transportation choices, a modern electrical grid, and plan for a new energy future.

Questions about the new contract can be directed to DES Contracts Specialist Philip Saunders, (360) 407-7962.

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Marine radar-maintenance contract gets six-month extension


The state contract for marine radar maintenance (04005) will be extended for six months from March 31 to Oct. 30 or until a replacement contract is awarded, whichever comes first.

Questions about this contract may be directed to Corey Larson, (360) 407-9407.

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Radar equipment contract to be extended until new contract is in place


Contract 02410 for marine radar equipment will be extended for six months from May 9 to Nov. 9 or until a replacement contract is awarded, whichever comes first.

Questions about this contract may be directed to Corey Larson, (360) 407-9407.

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DES seeks comments about precast concrete buildings contract


The master contract for precast concrete utility and restroom buildings (00213) is scheduled to expire Sept. 14. DES is considering extending the contract to Sept. 14, 2018.

DES is seeking customer feedback on the contract by Feb. 29 using the online Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form.

Customers who have opinions or comments can also contact the Facilities, Grounds and Recreation team, (360) 407-2213.

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Trailer contract nears its end; DES wants your thoughts on the next one


The state contract for trailers of various sizes (04810) is nearing its maximum term date, and DES is hoping to hear from customers about their experiences with the contract and suggested specifications for the replacement solicitation.

Customers may leave their comments on the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. If you have questions, contact DES Contracts Specialist Steve Hatfield, (360) 407-9276.

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Tell DES what you think about rebid of incident-response truck contract


Contract 03410 for incident-response trucks is nearing its maximum term date. DES is seeking input from customers about the contract and suggestions for the contract that will replace it.

Customers may leave their comments on the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. If you have questions, contact DES Contracts Specialist Steve Hatfield, (360) 407-9276.

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Thurston County towing service contract set to expire; DES plans rebid


The towing services contract for Thurston County (04110) is nearing its maximum term date. DES is seeking input from customers regarding the performance of the contract and vendor and specifications for the replacement solicitation.

Customers may leave their comments on the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form.

If you have questions, contact DES Contracts Specialist Steve Hatfield, (360) 407-9276.

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DES seeks feedback on NASPO radar/lidar contract


DES is seeking customer input on adding items to NASPO Contract 01611 for police radar, lidar, parts and equipment.

DES is considering adding trailer- and pole-mounted speed advisory devices. If your agency would be interested in using these items, please contact Contracts Specialist Richard Worthy, (360) 407-7932.

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February 11, 2016

New Contracts

New IT master contract program offers ease of use for customers and vendors

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebid

Fish hatchery pharmaceuticals contract extended, new products added



Prices adjusted on security guard contract



Accident-management contract extended six months



Traffic-marking paint contract gets two-year extension

Contract Feedback Sought

Offsite data storage contract moves toward rebid



Tell DES what you think about mattress contract



DES considers extending box contract



Contract extension for vegetation management



New IT master contract program offers ease of use for customers and vendors


The Department of Enterprise Services (DES) has streamlined the Information Technology Professional Services (ITPS) master contract program for its customers and vendors.

As of Feb. 1, government purchasers in Washington can work from ready-made lists in the Washington Electronic Business Solution (WEBS) to notify IT vendors of bidding opportunities for services that meet their agencies’ IT business needs.

For vendors, rather than going through a complicated solicitation, they can now be placed on the lists by completing a simple program agreement and identifying the technical service categories for which they have expertise. The lists will be refreshed regularly by DES.

The ITPS web page is a key resource for customers – state agencies and parties to the Master Contract Usage Agreement (MCUA) – as well as IT service providers.

Note: Categories of the outgoing ITPS program, including lists of awarded vendors, will close Feb. 15. However, work orders already executed can proceed for the term of work specified at award under the terms and conditions of the old master contracts (contract numbers 09212, 04113, 05613 and 05813).

There are 12 categories in Contract 08215, the new ITPS program:

DES is updating the user guide for the ITPS program, including work request and work order samples for purchasers to adapt for their second-tier solicitations.

Questions about the new ITPS master contract program can be directed to desitps@des.wa.gov.

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Fish hatchery pharmaceuticals contract extended, new products added


Contract 08112 has been extended for two years through Feb. 14, 2018, with Western Chemical Inc.

Tricaine methane sulfonate (MS-222), which was offered on a separate contract that has expired (08309), has been added to 08112 along with other new products. A full product list can be found on the pricing and ordering information link, found in the current documents section of the contract web page. For questions, please contact Contract Administrator Melanie Williams, (360) 407-9399.

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Prices adjusted on security guard contract


Current vendors on Contract 06013 for security guards were allowed to submit new pricing during January to remove the ranking from the rapid selection list. New pricing and a full product list can be found on the pricing and ordering information link, found on the current documents section of the contract web page.

For questions, please contact Contract Administrator Melanie Williams, (360) 407-9399.

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Accident-management contract extended six months


Contract 01909 for vehicle-accident management services will be extended for six months to June 30 or until a replacement contract is awarded, whichever comes first. Questions can be directed to Contracts Specialist Philip Saunders, (360) 407-7962.

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Traffic-marking paint contract gets two-year extension


Contract 01312 for solvent traffic-marking paint is being extended for two years to Feb. 28, 2018, with contractor Ennis Paint, Inc.

For more information, please contact Contracts Specialist Mark Roush, (360) 407-9311.

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Offsite data storage contract moves toward rebid


DES is proceeding with a rebid of Contract 05612 for offsite data storage and would like to hear from customers about current contract services and potential new services on the next contract.

Comments and suggestions can be left here. For questions, contact Bart Potter, (360) 407-9431.

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Tell DES what you think about mattress contract


DES is seeking customer input on the potential extension of Contract 07013 for mattresses, innerspring and foam. Customer feedback can be left here.

Questions can be directed to the DES Office Operations Contracting Team, (360).407-2212.

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DES considers extending box contract


DES would like to hear customers’ opinions about Contract 02308 for boxes, one-piece archive and record storage, which is set to expire Aug. 15 but has an extension option for another year.

Feedback on vendor performance of this contract can be left here, preferably by Feb. 29. If you have questions, please contact Contracts Specialist Roni Field, (360).407-7949.

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Contract extension for vegetation management


Contract 04611 for vegetation management has been extended for two years through Feb. 7, 2018, with both vendors: Crop Production Services Inc. and Wilbur-Ellis Co.

Crop Production Services also made minor changes to replace discontinued products. Current products can be found on the Pricing and Ordering link, found on the current documents section of the contract web page. For questions, please contact Contract Administrator Melanie Williams, (360) 407-9399.

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January 25, 2016

Special News

Master Contract #04913 - Box Cloud Storage and Collaboration Software offer webinar on Jan. 26



Microsoft offers last chance to purchase Surface Pro 3 tablet - deadline to order is close of business Jan 25.

New Contracts

Contract awarded for management analysis services



Lottery sign contract up and running

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebid

Small phone systems migrate to NASPO ValuePoint’s data communications contract



Calling card contract will expire in March and will not be rebid



Contract extension for retro-reflective materials

Contract Feedback Sought

DES seeks feedback on NASPO ink and toner contract



Tell us what you think about extending office supplies/paper contract



Feedback sought on test-fishing charter services extension



Master Contract #04913 - Box Cloud Storage and Collaboration Software offer webinar


Master Contract #04913 covers the purchase of Box Enterprise Edition cloud-based storage and collaboration software and related services.

As a "Software-As-A-Service" (SaaS) based application, Box.com Enterprise Edition is constantly adding new features and functionality. This summer the number of licenses purchased under this contract exceeded the tier one pricing, making this service available now at an even lower rate.

This webinar will cover:

  • Review of the platform
  • The new pricing tier
  • New features added
  • The top use cases across state agencies
  • Custom apps developed with Box:
    • enable electronic bid evaluation
    • automate the public records requests processM

When: Jan. 26, 2 - 3:30 p.m. PST
Web Ex: Join WebEx meeting
Meeting number: 921 955 228
Meeting password: MikeDombrowsky1

Join by phone
1-877-668-4493 Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada)
1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)
Access code: 921 955 228

Have questions about the contract? Contact DES Contract Specialist Mike Dombrowsky at (360) 407-8717, or Box.com's Cullen Hower at (206) 588-6861 Ext. 701.

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Microsoft offers last chance to purchase Surface Pro 3 tablet


Microsoft is offering a last chance to purchase the Surface Pro 3 tablet. To take advantage of this special offer, you must email your order form to Melanie Wood by the close of business on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016.

Contact DES Contract Administrator, Momi Friedlander at (360) 407-8505, or Microsoft's Melanie Wood at (206) 305-3670, with additional questions.

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Contract awarded for management analysis services


Contract #06914 for management analysis consulting services has been awarded and is active as of Jan. 1. This new two-tier contract replaces Category 4 of Master Contract 32206, the master personal services contract.

Bidders were asked to provide hourly rates for management analysis, typical activities of which might include:

  • Engaging in high-level strategies;
  • Using strategy models to determine direction;
  • Helping organizations improve their performance;
  • Strategizing to improve an organization’s efficiency and increase profits;
  • Analyzing data about how a company works and then recommending changes to reduce costs or boost revenue.

The bid resulted in award to 68 vendors, compared to 20 vendors on the previous contract, with a lowest "not to exceed" rate of $70 per hour vs. $68 per hour.

For questions, please contact Contracts Specialist Clayton Long, (360) 407-8508.

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Lottery sign contract up and running


Contract #10714 for Lottery digital and round signs was awarded Jan.19 in two categories to one vendor, Admart Attractions Inc.

More details can be found on the #10714 contract web page. For inquiries, please contact Contracts Specialist Roni Field, (360) 407-7949.

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Small phone systems migrate to NASPO ValuePoint’s data communications contract


With the expiration or pending expiration of state contracts with two vendors for small phone systems, customers can now use the NASPO ValuePoint data communications contract to acquire the systems.

These systems can be found under the Unified Communications column on the Data Communication contracts web page. The NASPO ValuePoint (formerly WSCA/NASPO) contract has a term through May 2019, with multiple vendors available.

Small phone systems contract T09-MST-154 (05512) with vendor Altura expires Jan. 31 and will not be extended or rebid. Contract T10-MST-290 (05512) with vendor Touch Point expired in August 2015 and was not extended.

For questions, please contact the DES IT Communications Team.

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Calling card contract will expire in March and will not be rebid


The long-distance calling card contract (T09-MST-172 05212) will expire March 11 and will not be extended or rebid. This decision was made because of a lack of use on the contract.

Changes in the industry, with more customers using cell phone services, minimize the need for a long-distance calling card contract.

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Contract extension for retro-reflective materials


Contract #02513 for retro-reflective materials for traffic marking paint is being extended for two years, to Dec. 31, 2017, with three contractors: Alpine Products Inc., Potters Industries LLC and Rodda Paint Co. Please direct questions to Contract Specialist Mark Roush, (360) 407-9311.

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DES seeks feedback on NASPO ink and toner contract


The Department of Enterprise Services (DES) is seeking customer input on the potential extension of Contract #04615, NASPO Ink and Toner. The contract is due to expire March 1. DES is looking to extend the contract for 12 months.

Customer feedback can be left on the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form on the #04615 contract page. For questions, please contact Contract Specialist Mimi Limmeroth, (360) 407-8483.

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Tell us what you think about extending office supplies/paper contract


DES is gathering customer opinion on the potential extension of Contract #04411 for office supplies and paper. The contract is due to expire April 30, and DES is exploring extending it for 12 months/p>

Customer feedback can be recorded on this Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form, also available on the contract page.

Customers are also encouraged to contact Contract Specialist Mimi Limmeroth directly, (360) 407-8483.

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Feedback sought on test-fishing charter services extension


Contract #02212 for test fishing charter services is scheduled to expire April 12, and DES is preparing to extend it. DES would like to hear from customers through the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form by Feb 1.

Customers who feel the current contract does not meet their needs are also encouraged to contact Contracts Specialist John Allen directly, (360) 407-8406.

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January 13, 2016

Special Bulletin

Master Contract #04913 - Box Cloud Storage and Collaboration Software offer webinar


Microsoft offers last chance to purchase Surface Pro 3 tablet



Master Contract #04913 - Box Cloud Storage and Collaboration Software offer webinar


Master Contract #04913 covers the purchase of Box Enterprise Edition cloud-based storage and collaboration software and related services.

As a "Software-As-A-Service" (SaaS) based application, Box.com Enterprise Edition is constantly adding new features and functionality. This summer the number of licenses purchased under this contract exceeded the tier one pricing, making this service available now at an even lower rate.

This webinar will cover:

  • Review of the platform
  • The new pricing tier
  • New features added
  • The top use cases across state agencies
  • Custom apps developed with Box:
    • enable electronic bid evaluation
    • automate the public records requests processM

When: Jan. 26, 2 - 3:30 p.m. PST
Web Ex: Join WebEx meeting
Meeting number: 921 955 228
Meeting password: MikeDombrowsky1

Join by phone
1-877-668-4493 Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada)
1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)
Access code: 921 955 228

Have questions about the contract? Contact DES Contract Specialist Mike Dombrowsky at (360) 407-8717, or Box.com's Cullen Hower at (206) 588-6861 Ext. 701.

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Microsoft offers last chance to purchase Surface Pro 3 tablet


Microsoft is offering a last chance to purchase the Surface Pro 3 tablet. To take advantage of this special offer, you must email your order form to Melanie Wood by the close of business on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016.

Contact DES Contract Administrator, Momi Friedlander at (360) 407-8505, or Microsoft's Melanie Wood at (206) 305-3670, with additional questions.

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January 8, 2016

New Contracts

Equipment-rental contract is in place and ready for use

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebid

Small-project exemption added to janitorial services contract



DES offers new, improved process to review mail equipment needs



Contract helps ensure your emergency generator is in top shape



State contract for fasteners to expire Oct. 1



DES will rebid contract for mechanical door hardware

Contract Feedback Sought

DES seeks feedback on possible new contract for night vision devices



DES wants to hear your thoughts on absorbent materials



Equipment-rental contract is in place and ready for use


State master contract #02915 for equipment rentals has been awarded and can be used.

This is a replacement contract for #01508 for heavy equipment rental. Questions on rentals should be directed to the individual contractors. For contract questions or concerns, contact Contracts Specialist Corey Larson, (360) 407-9407.

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Small-project exemption added to janitorial services contract


The Department of Enterprise Services (DES) has added a small-project exemption to the two-tier requirement of Master Contract #00508 for janitorial services.

For small projects, there are two exceptions to the second-tier competition requirement:

  1. If the customer believes the cost for the specific work is $10,000 or less annually, the customer may select directly from the prequalified pool, which is established in the first tier, and directly negotiate a contract.
  2. Agencies are authorized to purchase goods and services up to a cost of $13,000 (excluding sales tax) directly from a vendor and without competition if the purchase is made from a veteran-, minority- or women-owned business, microbusiness, minibusiness or small business as defined in RCW 39.26.010 (17), (18) and (21).

Minority-, women-, and veteran-owned status as well as small business status are noted on the #00508 contract web page. If you have questions, please contact the Facilities, Grounds, and Recreation team, (360) 407-2213.

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DES offers new, improved process to review mail equipment needs


DES is responsible under RCW 43.19.720 for reviewing current and prospective needs of state agencies for any equipment to process state government mail. DES recently streamlined the review process, with active participation from customers and subject matter experts, to be as open, fair and expedient as possible.

New tools are now available for use with the two mail equipment contracts. The Equipment Approval Request form can be found in the “Pricing & Ordering Information” link on the contract web pages for the contracts awarded to Pitney Bowes Inc. (#02713) and Neopost USA Inc. and Francotyp-Postalia Inc. (#03415). Also, a set of FAQs can be found on each contract page.

Customers can expect to see a more standardized review process with better communication along the way. If you are unfamiliar with the review requirement or need more information, please contact Contract Manager Breann Aggers, (360) 407-9416.

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Contract helps ensure your emergency generator is in top shape


DES offers this wintertime reminder for customers: The next weather-caused power outage is not the best time to find out your agency’s emergency generator isn’t working.

A better plan would be a little preventive maintenance -- and there’s a contract for that.

Contract #03512 for generator-set preventive maintenance and repair is available to all state agencies, institutions of higher education, political subdivisions, and eligible non-profit corporations who have a Master Contract Usage Agreement (MCUA). This contract can also be used by Oregon’s Cooperative Purchasing Program (ORCPP).

Visit the Contract and Amendments link on the #03512 contract page for information about the generator-repair vendor(s) for your region. If you have questions, please contact Corey Larson, (360) 407-9407.

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State contract for fasteners to expire Oct. 1


The state contract for fasteners (#04710) will reach its maximum term Oct. 1 and will not be rebid.

A Naspo ValuePoint MRO Contract (#01711) is already available for fasteners and similar products.

If you have questions, please contact the DES Facilities, Grounds and Recreation Team, (360) 407-2213.

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DES will rebid contract for mechanical door hardware


DES is structuring a rebid of the contract for mechanical door hardware (#04010). The contract is due to expire Nov. 30, 2016. This contract is for the purchase of mechanical door hardware replacement parts and equipment.

DES is requesting stakeholder participation to help with new language in the contract, the pre-bid conference, developing award criteria, and helping to evaluate responses.

If you are interested in being part of the stakeholder team for the new contract, or have comments, please contact the Facilities, Grounds and Recreation team, (360) 407-2213, by close of business Jan. 29.

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DES seeks feedback on possible new contract for night vision devices


DES’s Environmental, Protection and Security contract team has received multiple inquiries for night vision devices, enough to consider a statewide master contract.

If your organization would be interested in DES developing a master contract, contact Richard Worthy, (360) 407-7932. Please provide an estimate of your agency’s projected annual purchases and your willingness to participate in a customer advisory team.

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DES wants to hear your thoughts on absorbent materials


The Environmental, Protection, and Security team has received multiple inquiries about absorbent materials. Please contact Richard Worthy, (360) 407-7932, if your organization would be interested in DES developing a statewide master contract.

Please provide your agency name, point of contact and email.

DES is also be interested in your answers to the following questions:

  1. Are you currently using absorbents to clean chemical/bio hazardous spills up?
  2. Would you be interested in using a state master contract for absorbent material?
  3. About how much would your agency spend on absorbent material annually?
  4. Would you like an absorbent that in environmentally friendly?
  5. Would your agency be interested in participating in the sourcing team?
  6. What absorbent material does your agency currently use?

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