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October 17, 2014

New Contracts/Systems

Master Contracts and Consulting Team announce temporary changes in contract assignments

Dental Supplies and Small Equipment contract (#08914) awarded (#07612)

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebid

Extended CI Umbrella Contract (#10103)

Computer Equipment Maintenance master contract to expire in January

Contract Feedback Sought

Stakeholders sought for new rainwear contract


Master Contracts and Consulting Team announce temporary changes in contract assignments

Enterprise Services Contracts Specialist Jessica Smith will be taking a leave of absence to take care of her growing family beginning Oct. 27 through mid-March. During her absence, Jessica’s contracts will be temporarily reassigned to the following contracting staff: Travel: Alisha Ghanie will temporary manage the travel contracts. Alisha will manage master contracts for Fully Refundable Airfare (#01713); Travel Services, Agent Assisted & Internet (#01913); WSCA Airfare (#02013); Nationwide Vehicle Rental Services (# 03710); WSCA Lodging Program (# 07614); Agile Services (#05413); Commercial Food Service Equip and Related Pro (#03809); and Household Appliances (#00711). Contact Alisha at (360) 407-9033 or Alisha.Ghanie@des.wa.gov. Food: Tim Shay will temporary manage the Food Umbrella Contract-Categories A-G (#06006). Tim’s contact information is (360) 407- 9410 or Tim.Shay@des.wa.gov Misc. contracts: Kathie Collins will temporary manage Food Catering Services for WSP (#07509); Non-Disposable Plastic Serving Ware (#00314) Cultched Oyster Seed & Manila Clam Seed (#06109) Geotechnical Drilling Services (#01310). Kathie’s contact information is (360) 407-9409 or Kathie.Collins@des.wa.gov. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. For immediate assistance or general information, please contact contractingandpurchasing@des.wa.gov or (360) 407-2210.

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Dental Supplies and Small Equipment contract (#08914) awarded

The Dental Supplies and Small Equipment Contract (#08914) replaces contract #05709. This contract is awarded to three vendors and is effective Oct. 9, 2014. If there are questions regarding this new contract, please contact Tim Shay, (360) 407-9410.

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Reporting Requirements reminder for Armored Car Services contract (#06013)

Purchasers utilizing the Armored Car Services contract (#01013) are required to report information to Department of Enterprise Services (DES), Master Contracts and Consulting. The information is identified in Appendix F, Two-Tier User Guide of the original solicitation:

G. Reporting Requirements Purchaser will report to DES, Master Contracts and Consulting (Procurement Coordinator) when they:

  1. Award a work request (including a Rapid Selection),
  2. Amend a work request
  3. Finalize and close out a work request.

Purchaser will include, at a minimum, information regarding the State Master contract #, start and end dates, the vendor name, the estimated value and the actual value of the contract. This information will be submitted to the Contract Specialist via email. Questions regarding this user guide should also be addressed to the Contract Specialist. Contact information is provided in the State’s online contract portal.

The Two-Tier User Guide is also embedded in the Pricing & Ordering Information. The original solicitation and the Pricing & Ordering Information documents are available for download on the contract portal page in the Contract Documents and Resources section. For more information, please contact Heidi Bohl, (360) 407-9421.

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Extended CI Umbrella Contract (#10103)

The CI Umbrella contract (#10103) with Correctional Industries is due to expire Oct. 31, 2014. The contract will be extended through Oct. 31, 2016. If you have feedback or questions regarding the contract, please contact Enterprise Service Master Contracts Specialist Alisha Ghanie, (360) 407-9033.

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Computer Equipment Maintenance master contract to expire in January

The Computer Equipment Maintenance Master Contract (T-09-MST-083) with Cascade Computer Maintenance will expire Jan. 31, 2015. This contract will terminate as of that date. Please make alternative arrangements to procure this service after Jan. 31, 2015. Your contact at Cascade Computer Maintenance is Les Scott, (206) 248-5971. Address contractual inquires to DES Contracts Specialist Momi Friedlander, (360) 407-8505.

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Seeking feedback on Playground Equipment and Ground Surface Cover contract (#03110)

Enterprise Services is seeking feedback on the extension of the Playground Equipment and Ground Surface Cover contract (#03110). The contract is scheduled to expire Jan. 11, 2015. There are two extensions available. Enterprise Services also is seeking customer feedback on the current contract. Please respond by Oct. 31, 2014. If you have questions, please contact Enterprise Services Contract Consultant Alisha Ghanie, (360) 407-9033.

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Stakeholders sought for new rainwear contract

Enterprise Services has been notified that agencies have a need for rainwear. If you are interested in being a stakeholder for a new rainwear contract, please contact Jennifer Burbage, (360) 407-9422.

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October 3, 2014

New Contracts/Systems

None at this time.

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebids

Food Umbrella Contract - Category D Fresh Fruit & Vegetables (#06006) extended



Bulk Envelope Parent Cut Sheet Paper contract (#07712) extended



Evidentiary Breath Test Instrumentation contract (#08708) to be rebid



Stakeholders sought for Lottery Merchandise State (#00209) contract



Stakeholders sought for Signs – Jackpot and Round, Lottery (#03909) contract



Stakeholder participation needed for Professional Services Master Contract (#32206) and Organizational Development Personal Services (#32010) contract restructuring and rebids

Contract Feedback Sought

Feedback sought on Waste Pumping Services contract (#07612)



Feedback sought on Ammunition contract (#03210)



Feedback sought on Emergency Standby Services (ESS) contract (#00707)


Food Umbrella Contract - Category D Fresh Fruit & Vegetables (#06006) extended

The Food Umbrella contract - Category D Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Contract (#06006) has been extended through Feb. 1, 2016 with Spokane Produce Inc. and Triple "B" Corporations. This is the contract's final term. The contract will expire Feb. 1, 2016. If you are interested in being a stakeholder for the rebid of the Food Umbrella contract - Category D Fresh Fruit & Vegetables (#06006) please contact Jessica Smith, (360) 407-8408.

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Bulk Envelope Parent Cut Sheet Paper contract (#07712) extended

The Bulk Envelope Parent Cut Sheet Paper contract (#07712) with Cenveo West, Inc. is due to expire Oct. 3, 2014. The contract will be extended through Oct. 3, 2016. If you have questions regarding the contract, please contact Enterprise Service Master Contracts Specialist Alisha Ghanie, (360) 407-9033.

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Evidentiary Breath Test Instrumentation contract (#08708) to be rebid

The Evidentiary Breath Test Instrumentation contract (#08708) is scheduled to expire April 21, 2015. The contract rebid process has begun and will utilize Washington State Patrol and industry experts. If there are questions or concerns regarding this rebid please contact Tim Shay, (360) 407-9410.

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Stakeholders sought for Lottery Merchandise State (#00209) contract

The Lottery Merchandise State contract's (#00209) final term will expire June 30, 2015. If you are interested in being a stakeholder for the rebid of the Lottery Merchandise State contract, please contact Alisha Ghanie, (360) 407-9033.

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Stakeholders sought for Signs – Jackpot and Round, Lottery (#03909) contract

The Signs – Jackpot and Round, Lottery contract's (#03909) final term will expire June 30, 2015 and has a maximum term through Aug. 31, 2015. If you are interested in being a stakeholder for the rebid of the Signs – Jackpot and Round, Lottery contract, please contact Alisha Ghanie, (360) 407-9033.

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Stakeholder participation needed for Professional Services Master Contract (#32206) and Organizational Development Personal Services (#32010) contract restructuring and rebids

The Department of Enterprise Services is in the process of restructuring and rebidding master contracts for Professional Services Consulting and Organizational Development Personal Services.

Contract numbers Professional Services Master Contract (#32206) will be replaced by a number of new contracts. Some of them include Consulting Services, Executive Recruitment (#05714); Consulting Services, Customer Surveys (#06014); Consulting Services, Educational (#06114); Consulting Services, Performance Measures (#06214); and Consulting Services, Management and Business Analysis (#06914).

The Organizational Development Personal Services contract (#32010) also will be replaced by a number of new contracts, including Consulting Services, Coaching and Facilitation (#05814).

Enterprise Services is encouraging stakeholders to participate with prebid conferences, and to assist in the evaluation of responses and award decision. If you are interested in being part of the stakeholder team for any of the new contracts, or have any questions, please contact Scott Schumacher, (360) 407-8527.

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Feedback sought on Waste Pumping Services contract (#07612)

Enterprise Services is seeking feedback on the Waste Pumping Services contract (#07612), which is scheduled to expire Jan. 8, 2015. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback by Oct. 24, 2014 via the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. For further information, please contract Heidi Bohl, (360) 407-9421.

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Feedback sought on Ammunition contract (#03210)

Enterprise Services is seeking feedback on the Ammunition contract (#03210), which is scheduled to expire Jan. 31, 2015. The contract has one more two-year extension left, with the maximum possible term going to Jan. 31, 2017. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback by Oct. 24, 2014 via the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. For further information, please contract Heidi Bohl, (360) 407-9421.

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Feedback sought on Emergency Standby Services (ESS) contract (#00707)

Enterprise Services is seeking feedback on the Emergency Standby Services contract (#00707), which is scheduled to expire Jan. 31, 2015. The contract has three years left for extension, with the maximum possible term going to Jan. 31, 2018. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback by Oct. 24, 2014 via the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. For further information, please contract Heidi Bohl, (360) 407-9421.

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September 19, 2014

New Contracts/Systems

None at this time.

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebids

Cultched Oyster Seed & Manila Clam Seed contract (#06109) extended for one year



Geotechnical Drilling Services Contract (#01310) extended for two years



Less-Lethal Munitions & Weapons contract (#06510) extension

Contract Feedback Sought

Feedback being sought on Deicer Storage Tanks contract (#07413)



Feedback being sought on Retro-Reflective Materials contract (#02513)



Feedback sought on Lottery Merch. State contract (#00209)



Feedback sought on Signs – Jackpot and Round, Lottery contract (#03909)



P-Card Administrators mark your calendars: Commercial Card Forums slated for Oct. 8 and 9


Cultched Oyster Seed & Manila Clam Seed contract (#06109) extended for one year

The Cultched Oyster Seed & Manila Clam Seed Contract (#06109) has been extended for one year through Sept. 30, 2015 with Coast Seafoods Company and Hood Canal Oyster Company, Inc. This is the contract's final term. It will expire Sept. 30, 2015. If you are interested in being a stakeholder for the rebid of contract #06109 Cultched Oyster Seed & Manila Clam Seed, please contact Jessica Smith, (360) 407-8408.

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Geotechnical Drilling Services Contract (#01310) extended for two years

The Geotechnical Drilling Services contract (#01310) has been extended for two years through Oct. 25, 2016 with Budinger & Associates, Inc.; Cascade Drilling, L.P.; Crux Subsurface, Inc.; Gregory Drilling, Inc.; Holocene Drilling, Inc.; and Ruen Core Drilling, Inc. This is the contract's final term. The contract will expire Oct. 25, 2016. If you are interested in being a stakeholder for the rebid of contract #01310 Geotechnical Drilling Services, please contact Jessica Smith, (360) 407-8408.

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Less-Lethal Munitions & Weapons contract (#06510) extension

The Less-Lethal Munitions & Weapons contract (#06510) for has been extended for two years with no change in pricing. The extension will be effective Dec. 10, 2014 through Dec. 9, 2016. This is the final extension. The contract will be rebid prior to Dec. 9, 2016. For more information please contact DES Contracts Specialist Heidi Bohl, (360) 407-9421.

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Feedback being sought on Deicer Storage Tanks contract (#07413)

Enterprise Services is seeking feedback on the Deicer Storage Tanks contract (#07413), which is scheduled to expire Dec. 16, 2014 and will be rebid. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback by Oct. 15, 2014 via the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. For further information, please contact Melanie Williams, (360) 407-9399.

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Feedback being sought on Retro-Reflective Materials contract (#02513)

Enterprise Services is seeking feedback on the Retro-Reflective Materials contract (#02513) for Traffic Marking Paint, which is scheduled to expire Dec. 31, 2014 and will be rebid. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback by Oct. 31, 2014 by using the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. For further information, please contact Melanie Williams, (360) 407-9399.

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Feedback sought on Lottery Merch. State contract (#00209)

Enterprise Services is seeking feedback on the Lottery Merch. State contract (#02909), which is scheduled to expire June 30, 2015 and will be rebid. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback by Sept. 26, 2014 using the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. For more information, please contact Alisha Ghanie, (360) 407-9033.

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Feedback sought on Signs – Jackpot and Round, Lottery contract (#03909)

Enterprise Services is seeking feedback on the Signs – Jackpot and Round, Lottery contract (#03909), which is scheduled to expire June 30, 2015 and will be rebid. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback by Sept. 26, 2014 via the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. For more information, please contact Alisha Ghanie, (360) 407-9033.

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P-Card Administrators mark your calendars: Commercial Card Forums slated for Oct. 8 and 9

This year, US Bank will hold their annual Purchasing Card Program Forum and Fleet Card Forum on the beautiful Capitol Campus in Olympia. The events will be held in the Columbia Room of the Legislative Building, 416 Sid Snyder Ave., Olympia.

1) Oct. 8, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Purchasing Card, Travel Card and One Card Programs
Network and listen to guest speakers talk on topics such as:

  • VISA card industry updates
  • State program review and contract update
  • Best in class program success stories (for both state agency and political subdivisions)
  • Access Online Q&A
  • How to optimize your card program
  • EMV card issuance announcement
  • Review of card fraud for Washington State
  • Review of program support resources

2) Oct. 9, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Fleet Card Program
Network and listen to guest speakers talk on topics such as:

  • Managing Your Fleet Card Program
  • Managing your data
  • Auditing - Cards, Drivers, Vehicles
  • Real-time Activity
  • Fleet Commander Online Tips and Reporting
  • National Auto Club - (TBD depending on availability)
  • Fleet Industry Best Practices
  • Roundtable Discussion
  • Voyager 101 (for those customers that are new and have not implemented yet from Noon – 1 p.m.)

Registration is not a requirement this year, but it is strongly encouraged to assure enough materials and space for all who attend. Register at: https://www.cvent.com/events/state-of-washington-commercial-card-forum/registration-0f36ff2bc3464ec8aae2ddee4bf8ad6a.aspx.

Driving directions

If you have questions, please contact DES Contract Consultant Cathy Moxley, (360) 407-9434.

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September 5, 2014

New Contracts/Systems

Electrical Supplies contract (#05114) awarded



Walk-in Step Vans, Various Sizes contract (#00814) awarded

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebids

Product offerings revised in Flooring Materials and Services contract (#00710)

Contract Feedback Sought

Seeking feedback on Food Umbrella contract - Category D Fresh Fruit & Vegetables (#06006)



Seeking feedback on Food Umbrella contract - Category E Dairy (#06006)



P-Card Administrators mark your calendars: Commercial Card Forums slated for Oct. 8 and 9



Attendee pre-registration is now closed for the 2014 DES Training Conference and Trade Show. Walk-in registrations will be taken at the event.


Electrical Supplies contract (#05114) awarded

The Electrical Supplies contract (#05114) was awarded Aug. 25, 2014. The contract became effective Aug. 30, 2014. This is a rebid of the Electrical Supplies contract (#02908). Consolidated Electrical Distributors is the only awarded vendor. For additional information about this contract, please visit the contract webpage or call contact DES Contract Consultant Glen McNeill, (360) 407-9417.

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Walk-in Step Vans, Various Sizes contract (#00814) awarded

The Walk-in Step Vans, Various Sizes contract (#00814) was awarded Aug. 5, 2014. The contract became effective Aug. 5, 2014. This contract has walk-in step vans in various sizes, including an array of options and outfittings from which customers may select. For additional information about this contract, please visit the contract webpage or call contact DES Contract Consultant Glen McNeill, (360) 407-9417.

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Product offerings revised in Flooring Materials and Services contract (#00710)

There are revisions to product offerings in the Flooring Materials and Services contract (#00710) that reflect manufacturer discontinuations, replacements, and trial product introductions. Replacement products are priced at or below discontinued product prices. No price changes were made to existing products. The new pricing and ordering page is available on the website. For more information, contact DES Contracts Specialist Melanie Williams, (360) 407-9399.

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Seeking feedback on Food Umbrella contract - Category D Fresh Fruit & Vegetables (#06006)

The Department of Enterprise Services is seeking feedback on the extension of the Food Umbrella contract - Category D Fresh Fruit & Vegetables (#06006). Food Umbrella contract - Category D Fresh Fruit & Vegetables is scheduled to expire Jan 1, 2015. This is the final extension, and the contract rebid process will begin in upcoming months. Enterprise Services also is seeking customer feedback on the current contract. Please respond by Sept. 19, 2014. If you have questions, please contact Enterprise Services Contract Consultant Jessica Smith, (360) 407-8408.

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Seeking feedback on Food Umbrella contract - Category E Dairy (#06006)

The Department of Enterprise Services is seeking feedback on the extension of the Food Umbrella contract - Category E Dairy (#06006). Food Umbrella contract - Category E Dairy is scheduled to expire Feb. 28, 2015. This is the final extension, and the contract rebid process will begin in upcoming months. Enterprise Services also is seeking customer feedback on the current contract. Please respond by Sept. 19, 2014. If you have questions, please contact Enterprise Services Contract Consultant Jessica Smith, (360) 407-8408.

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P-Card Administrators mark your calendars: Commercial Card Forums slated for Oct. 8 and 9

This year, US Bank will hold their annual Purchasing Card Program Forum and Fleet Card Forum on the beautiful Capitol Campus in Olympia. The events will be held in the Columbia Room of the Legislative Building, 416 Sid Snyder Ave., Olympia.

1) Oct. 8, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Purchasing Card, Travel Card and One Card Programs
Network and listen to guest speakers talk on topics such as:

  • VISA card industry updates
  • State program review and contract update
  • Best in class program success stories (for both state agency and political subdivisions)
  • Access Online Q&A
  • How to optimize your card program
  • EMV card issuance announcement
  • Review of card fraud for Washington State
  • Review of program support resources

2) Oct. 9, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Fleet Card Program
Network and listen to guest speakers talk on topics such as:

  • Managing Your Fleet Card Program
  • Managing your data
  • Auditing - Cards, Drivers, Vehicles
  • Real-time Activity
  • Fleet Commander Online Tips and Reporting
  • National Auto Club - (TBD depending on availability)
  • Fleet Industry Best Practices
  • Roundtable Discussion
  • Voyager 101 (for those customers that are new and have not implemented yet from Noon – 1 p.m.)

Registration is not a requirement this year, but it is strongly encouraged to assure enough materials and space for all who attend. Register at: https://www.cvent.com/events/state-of-washington-commercial-card-forum/registration-0f36ff2bc3464ec8aae2ddee4bf8ad6a.aspx.

Driving directions

If you have questions, please contact DES Contract Consultant Cathy Moxley, (360) 407-9434.

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August 25, 2014

New Contracts/Systems

Four new contracts awarded for Integrated Pest Management

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebids

Stamps, Cigarette Tax contract (#02710) extended



Native Plants contract (#02510) extended



Body Armor contract (#02711) price adjustment



Protective Clothing and Equipment (Homeland Security) contract (#04609) price adjustment



WSCA - Small Package Delivery contract (#03311) extended

Contract Feedback Sought

Seeking feedback on Food Umbrella contract - Category A1 & A3 (#06006)

Additional Information

P-Card Administrators mark your calendars: Commercial Card Forums slated for Oct. 8 and 9



Attendee registration is now open for the 2014 DES Training Conference and Trade Show


Four new contracts awarded for Integrated Pest Management

Four new Integrated Pest Management contracts (IPM) were awarded Aug. 18, 2014. The contracts are effective Aug. 22, 2014. The four IPM contracts were bid in a competitive two-tier solicitation process. For each contract, the Department of Enterprise Services maintains a prequalified list or “pool” of vendors within Washington Electronic Business Solution (WEBS) for purchasers to use when soliciting for site-specific projects. User guides and templates are provided for purchasers on each webpage.

  • IPM Category 1 Consulting Services (#00714) pre-qualified vendors are: Orkin Inc., Sprague Pest Solutions, EnviroLogic Resources Inc. and Venables Inc.
  • IPM Category 2 In & Around Structures (#01314) pre-qualified vendors are: Orkin Inc., Sprague Pest Solutions, Stop Bugging Me LLC, Venables Inc., Eagle Pest Eliminators Inc., Farrington Specialists Corporation, Standard Pest Control and United Pest Solutions Inc.
  • IPM Category 3 Outdoor/Landscapes (#01414) pre-qualified vendor is: Orkin Inc.
  • IPM Category 4 Marine Environments (Terminals, Vessels, Ports) (#01514) pre-qualified vendors are: Orkin Inc., Sprague Pest Solutions and Stop Bugging Me LLC.

For information about the solicitation process or contract awards, please visit the contract webpages above or contact DES Contract Consultant Corinna Cooper, at (360) 407-9420. For contract and administration questions, please contact DES Contracts Specialist Melanie Williams at (360) 407-9399.

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Stamps, Cigarette Tax contract (#02710) extended

The Stamps, Cigarette Tax contract (#02710) has been extended for a final two-year term through Sept. 30, 2016. For more information, please contact DES Contract Consultant Kathie Collins, (360) 407-9409.

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Native Plants contract (#02510) extended

The Native Plants contract (#02510) has been extended for a final two-year term through Aug. 31, 2016 or until a replacement contract is in place. For more information, please contact DES Contract Consultant Kathie Collins, (360) 407-9409.

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Body Armor contract (#02711) price adjustment

Colorado, the lead state for Body Armor Contract (#02711), has approved new price list for Point Blank Solutions Inc. with an effective date of Aug. 19, 2014. Updated pricing information is available in the Contract Documents and Resources section of the contract #2711 web page. For more information, please contact DES Contract Consultant Heidi Bohl, (360) 407-9421.

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Protective Clothing and Equipment (Homeland Security) contract (#04609) price adjustment

Aramsco Inc. has been granted a pass-through price adjustment on the Protective Clothing and Equipment Contract (#04609). New prices are effective Aug. 21, 2014. Updated pricing information is available to download on the web page for contract #04609. If you have questions, please contact DES Contract Consultant Heidi Bohl, (360) 407-9421.

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WSCA - Small Package Delivery contract (#03311) extended

The WSCA - Small Package Delivery (#03311) with Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) that is due to expire August 26, 2014 have been extended until August 26, 2015.

If you have questions regarding the contract, please contact Enterprise Service Master Contracts Specialist Alisha Ghanie, (360) 407-9033.

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Seeking feedback on Food Umbrella contract - Category A1 & A3 (#06006)

Feedback needed for the rebid of the Food Umbrella contract - Category A1 & A3 (#06006). Food Umbrella contract - Category A1 & A3 is scheduled to expire March 21, 2015. The contract rebid process will begin promptly, utilizing customer and industry experts. Enterprise Services also is seeking customer feedback on the current contract. Please respond by Sept. 3, 2014. If you have questions, please contact DES Contract Consultant Jessica Smith, (360) 407-8408.

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P-Card Administrators mark your calendars: Commercial Card Forums slated for Oct. 8 and 9

This year, US Bank will hold their annual Purchasing Card Program Forum and Fleet Card Forum on the beautiful Capitol Campus in Olympia. The events will be held in the Columbia Room of the Legislative Building, 416 Sid Snyder Ave., Olympia.

1) Oct. 8, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Purchasing Card, Travel Card and One Card Programs
Network and listen to guest speakers talk on topics such as:

  • VISA card industry updates
  • State program review and contract update
  • Best in class program success stories (for both state agency and political subdivisions)
  • Access Online Q&A
  • How to optimize your card program
  • EMV card issuance announcement
  • Review of card fraud for Washington State
  • Review of program support resources

2) Oct. 9, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Fleet Card Program
Network and listen to guest speakers talk on topics such as:

  • Managing Your Fleet Card Program
  • Managing your data
  • Auditing - Cards, Drivers, Vehicles
  • Real-time Activity
  • Fleet Commander Online Tips and Reporting
  • National Auto Club - (TBD depending on availability)
  • Fleet Industry Best Practices
  • Roundtable Discussion
  • Voyager 101 (for those customers that are new and have not implemented yet from Noon – 1 p.m.)

Registration is not a requirement this year, but it is strongly encouraged to assure enough materials and space for all who attend.

Driving directions

If you have questions, please contact DES Contract Consultant Kathie Collins, (360) 407-9409.

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August 8, 2014

New Contracts/Systems

None at this time.

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebids

Master Contracts and Consulting Team One announce changes in contract assignments



Delivery changes to Food Umbrella Contract (Category E – Dairy #06006)



Universal Fleet Card Services contract (#06507) extended


Contract Feedback Sought

None at this time.


Master Contracts and Consulting Team One announce changes in contract assignments

The primary point of contact for numerous contracts has changed, with two new contract specialists available to assist you. Thank you for your understanding as Enterprise Services works to bring efficiencies and effectiveness, while focusing on building expertise and relationships.

  • Professional Services - Scott Schumacher is now the Contracts Specialist 1 who will assist Connie Stacy in managing the rebid of all Enterprise Services professional service contracts. Schumacher also will manage master contracts for Process Service (#00810); Survey/Data Collection Services (#01111); Arbitration Services (#03109); Mediation Services (#06313); Debt Collection Services (#02912); and Financial and Auditing Services (#05913). When the Personnel Investigating contract (#04114) becomes active, Schumacher will manage that as well. Contact Schumacher at (360) 407-8227 or Scott.Schumacher@des.wa.gov.
  • Furniture – Alisha Ghanie is the other new Contracts Specialist 1. Ghanie will manage master contracts for furniture (Furniture Add-On Systems #04308; Office, Dormitory and Misc. Items #14393; and Relocations, Office #08613); Correctional Industries Umbrella (for miscellaneous products/services #10103); Boxes (#02308 and #06705); Signs-Jackpot and Round, Lottery (#03909); WSCA-Small Package Delivery (#03311); and Mail Services (#01214). Ghanie's contact information is (360) 407-9033 or Alisha.Ghanie@des.wa.gov.

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Delivery changes to Food Umbrella Contract (Category E – Dairy #06006)

The following changes to the Food Umbrella Contract (#06006 Category E – Dairy) have been made:

  • Darigold is making customer deliveries in the South Central Region.
  • Terry Dairy's Inc. is delivering to customers in the Tri-Cities and Yakima.

Darigold will continue direct delivery to the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla and the Coyote Ridge Corrections Center in Connell.

If you have any questions about the contract changes, please contact Jessica Smith, (360) 407-8408.

The Darigold contact is Jerrald Barsten, (509) 482-3417 or (509) 482-3402.

The Terry Dairy's Inc. Contact is Dale Terry, (509) 684-2936 ext. 106, or (509) 684-1237.

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Universal Fleet Card Services contract (#06507) extended

The Universal Fleet Card Services contract (#06507) with Comdata Corporation that is due to expire Aug. 31, 2014 has been extended until March 31, 2015.

The extension is intended to alleviate pressure for customers by allowing additional time to complete the transition to the new U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Systems Inc. Contract (#00612).

Customers are urged to make every attempt during this time frame to complete the transition to Voyager.

If you have questions regarding the contract, please contact Enterprise Services Master Contracts Specialist Kathie Collins, (360) 407-9409.

The primary point of contact for Voyager is Mark Hess.

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July 25, 2014

New Contracts/Systems

None at this time.

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebids

Computer Equipment Maintenance master contract T09-MST-083 extended

Additional Information

Enterprise Services turnaround times may be affected while agency supports wildfire response efforts


Vendor registration is now open for the 2014 DES Trade Show


Computer Equipment Maintenance master contract T09-MST-083 extended

Master Contract Number T09-MST-083 (Computer Equipment Maintenance) has been extended to Jan. 31, 2015. The contract with Cascade Computer Maintenance was extended to support computer equipment installation, repair and maintenance requirements of state agencies. If you have inquiries about this contract please contact contract specialist Momi Friedlander at (360) 407-8505.

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Enterprise Services turnaround times may be affected while agency supports wildfire response efforts

The Department of Enterprise Services is redirecting some agency resources to support statewide efforts to control blazes in multiple locations in central and eastern Washington.

The State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) upgraded its activation to a full operations phase July 18, calling upon Enterprise Services to provide the emergency support role of assisting with logistics management and resource coordination. As Enterprise Services deploys resources in this effort, our regular services as well as responses to inquiries may be slower than normal.

We appreciate your understanding as we support the wildfire response.

You may learn more about Enterprise Services' role on our website.

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Vendor registration is now open for the 2014 DES Training Conference and Trade Show

The trade show portion of this event will occur on September 10. If you have vendors you regularly conduct business with, encourage them to consider purchasing a booth or a sponsorship for this event. This is their only opportunity to reach purchasing and contracting personnel for state and local government entities, school districts, higher education and public non-profits all under one roof.

The training conference will span both September 10 and 11. Registration for government participants will be open in August.

This year's trade show will be even bigger with the addition of prime construction contractors, construction sub-contractors, and more information technology vendors than in past years. View more event information.

Additional details about participation and training opportunities will be posted as they become available.

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July 11, 2014

New Contracts/Systems

Contract #02714 (Snow & Ice Control Products) awarded

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebids

Contract #02308 (Boxes, One-Piece Archive and Record Storage) extended for two years


Contract #00710 (Flooring Materials and Services) extended


Contract #00810 (Process Service) extended


Contract #01508 (Heavy Equipment Rental) extended


DES Master Contract specialists temporarily reassigned


DES management fee removed from contract #00311 (Fuel: Bulk and Keep-Full/Will-Call) as of July 1


Contract #02714 (Snow & Ice Control Products) awarded

Contract #02714 (Snow & Ice Control Products) was awarded July 9, 2014. The contract was awarded by product and by region, and goes into effect Aug. 18, 2014.

  • Category 1 – Corrosion Inhibited Liquid Magnesium Chloride: Will be awarded at a later date because this category was rebid. The bid closed July 2, 2014.
  • Category 2 – Corrosion Inhibited Liquid Calcium Chloride: Awarded to America West Environmental Supplies, Inc. of Pasco, WA.
  • Category 4B – Corrosion Inhibited Solid Sodium Chloride: Awarded to EnviroTech Services, Inc. of Greely, CO.
  • Category 8A-B – Standard Gradation Brining Salt: Awarded to Salt Distributors, Inc. of Newman Lake, WA.
  • Category 8A-R – Standard Gradation Road Salt: Awarded to Salt Distributors, Inc. of Newman Lake, WA.
  • Category 8B – Standard Gradation Road Salt: Regions 1 – 5 awarded to LTI, Inc. of Lynden, WA and Region 6 awarded to Salt Distributors, Inc. of Newman Lake, WA.
  • Category 8C-B – Fine Gradation Brining Salt: Awarded to Salt Distributors, Inc. of Newman Lake, WA.
  • Category 8C-R – Fine Gradation Road Salt: Awarded to Salt Distributors, Inc. of Newman Lake, WA.
  • Category 11 – Corrosion Inhibited Liquid Chloride Blended Brines: Awarded to Two Rivers Terminal, LLC of Pasco, WA.
  • Category A1 – Corrosion Inhibitor for Sodium Chloride Brine: Awarded to Paradigm Chemical, LLC of Lakewood, CO.
  • Category A2 – Corrosion Inhibitor for Sodium Chloride and Calcium Chloride Brine: Awarded to America West Environmental Supplies, Inc. of Pasco, WA.

For additional information about this contract, please visit the webpage or contact DES Contract Specialist Melanie Williams at (360) 407-9399.

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Contract #02308 (Boxes, One-Piece Archive and Record Storage) extended for two years

Contract #02308 (Boxes, One Piece Archive and Record Storage) has been extended for two years. The new contract term is Aug. 15, 2014 through Aug. 14, 2016. For additional information please contact Jennifer Burbage at (360) 407-9422.

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Contract #00710 (Flooring Materials and Services) extended

Contract #00710 (Flooring Materials and Services) has been extended for a final two-year term through Sept. 23, 2016. If you have questions, please contact Melanie Williams at (360) 407-9399.

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Contract #00810 (Process Service) extended

Contract #00810 (Process Service) has been extended for one year, with extension amendments signed by both Pacific Coast Attorney Services and North West Legal Support. ABC Legal Services did not sign a contract extension and will no longer be a mandatory vendor on contract #00810 (Process Service). Enterprise Services has requested pricing from both Pacific Coast and North West Legal for the areas that were previously covered by ABC Legal. Pricing is due by July 11, 2014. Customers who have questions on the contract are encouraged to contact Jessica Smith at (360) 407-8408.

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Contract #01508 (Heavy Equipment Rental) extended

Contract #01508 (Heavy Equipment Rental) has been extended from Aug. 1, 2014 through Nov. 30, 2014 to enable sufficient time to award contract #02414 (Equipment Rental). If you have questions, please contact Corey Larson at (360) 407-9407.

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DES Master Contract specialists temporarily reassigned

With the recent departure or position transfer of several Contract Specialists within Master Contracts (MCC), a temporary restructure has occurred to provide coverage to affected contracts. These temporary changes are effective immediately.

Kathie Collins - contract #02510 (Native Plants).

Heidi Bohl - contract #07612 (Waste Pumping Service).

Cathy Moxley - contract #03505 (Hazardous Waste Handling and Disposal Services) and #09108 (Recycling Services-Electronics and Spent Light).

Jessica Smith - contract #01310 (Geotechnical Drilling Services).

Tim Shay - contract #04308 (Furniture-add on systems) and #14393 (Office Furniture).

Greg Grahn - contract #07712 (Bulk Envelope Parent Cut Sheet Paper), #10103 (CI Umbrella), and #04411 (Office Supplies and Paper).

View for further information on MCC staff, their contact information or commodity assignments.

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DES management fee removed from contract #00311 (Fuel: Bulk and Keep-Full/Will-Call) as of July 1

Effective July 1, 2014, the DES Management Fee is removed from contract #00311 (Fuel: Bulk and Keep-Full/Will-Call).

The removal of the DES Management Fee applies to all customers utilizing contract #00311. The DES Management Fee was either invoiced as a separate line item or added into the multiplier - both have been removed.

The Table below indicates the contractor, fuel category and counties served:

Contractor(s) Category Award Area/Counties Served
ASSOCIATED PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, INC. North Puget Sound - Bulk Island, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom
ASSOCIATED PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, INC. North Puget Sound - KF/WC Island, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom
ASSOCIATED PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, INC. Peninsula - Bulk Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason
ASSOCIATED PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, INC. Peninsula - KF/WC Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason
ASSOCIATED PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, INC. Central Puget Sound - KF/WC King, Pierce, Thurston, McNeil Island
COLEMAN OIL COMPANY North Central - Bulk Chelan, Douglass, Grant, Okanogan
COLEMAN OIL COMPANY North Central - KF/WC Chelan, Douglass, Grant, Okanogan
COLEMAN OIL COMPANY Northeast - KF/WC Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens
PETROCARD, INC. Central Puget Sound - Bulk King, Pierce, Thurston, McNeil Island
POWELL CHRISTENSEN INC (aka Seaport) Northeast - Bulk Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens
POWELL CHRISTENSEN INC (aka Seaport) South Central - Bulk Benton, Kittitas, Klickitat, Yakima
POWELL CHRISTENSEN INC (aka Seaport) South Central - KF/WC Benton, Kittitas, Klickitat, Yakima
POWELL CHRISTENSEN INC (aka Seaport) Southeast - Bulk Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Walla
POWELL CHRISTENSEN INC (aka Seaport) Southeast - KF/WC Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Walla
WILSON OIL, INC. (aka Wilcox & Flegel) Southwest - Bulk Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Pacific, Skamania, Wahkiaku
WILSON OIL, INC. (aka Wilcox & Flegel) Southwest - KF/WC Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Pacific, Skamania, Wahkiaku

The official contract action has been documented for all #00311 contractors via contract amendments. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Contracts Specialist Keith M. Farley, (360) 407-9419.

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June 27, 2014

New Contracts/Systems

Contract #00214 (Emergency Response for Hazardous Materials and Vessels) awarded.

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebids

Update on Single Purchase Requisitions.


Contract #04514 (Pharmaceutical Returns MMCAP) replaces contract #08308, is to be rebid.


Contract #01109 (Offsite Drug Testing Services Contract) extended one year.


Contract #04213 (Condoms MMCAP) extended one year.


Contract #04212 (Medical Supplies MMCAP) extended one year.


Contract #05311 (Gloves, Disposable, Hospital/Medical) extended one year.


Contract #03810 (Lab Equipment/Supplies Idaho WSCA-NASPO) extended one year.


Contract #00411 (Drug and Alcohol Testing Services) extended one year.


Contract #01313 (Digital Communications Solutions) has been amended.

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Contract Feedback Sought

Feedback sought on Contract #00710 (Flooring Materials & Services).


Customer Advisory Team Members Sought for Development of Closed Circuit Television Systems Master Contract.


Contract #00214 (Emergency Response for Hazardous Materials and Vessels) awarded

Contract #00214 (Emergency Response to Hazardous Materials and Vessels) was awarded May 27, 2014. The contract is effective on July 1, 2014. There are four categories of service, with multiple contractors awarded, in each category. For the purposes of this contract, an emergency is defined as a time-critical incident or threat in which response delays may result in increased human health exposure, environmental impact, economic disruptions or clean-up costs.

  • Category 1 is for Marine and Inland Water Incidents and the awarded contractors are: Ballard Marine Construction, Inc., Global Diving and Salvage, Inc., NRC Environmental Services and CCS (a division of Pacific Northern Environmental Services).
  • Category 2 is for Land Based Incidents and the awarded contractors are: Global Diving and Salvage, Inc., NRC Environmental Services and CCS (a division of Pacific Northern Environmental Services).
  • Category 3 is for Diving and Salvage and the awarded contractors are: Ballard Marine Construction, Inc., Global Diving and Salvage, Inc., and NRC Environmental Services.
  • Category 4 is for Transportation, Storage and Disposal and the awarded contractors are: Global Diving and Salvage, Inc., Moran Environmental Services, NRC Environmental Services, and CCS (a division of Pacific Northern Environmental Services).

For additional information about this contract, please visit the contract webpage or call contact DES Contract Consultant Corinna Cooper at (360) 407-9420.

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Update on Single Purchase Requisitions

On April 4, 2013, the Department of Enterprise Services (DES), Master Contracts & Consulting (MCC) program sent a communication to state agencies advising that, as a result of Procurement Reform, they would need to build the capacity and skill set to become self-sufficient with Single Purchase Requisitions (SPRs) by 7/1/13.

Based on a significant amount of negative feedback from our state agencies, we reconsidered our position.

On June 28, 2013, DES/MCC sent a follow-up communication to state agencies advising that, based on the feedback we received to our initial announcement on 4/4/13, we would continue to help with SPRs over the next fiscal year (until 6/30/14). We advised that you should use this next year to build the necessary capacity and skill sets to become self-sufficient with SPRs by 7/1/14.

State agencies had ample time and should have the necessary capacity and skill set to become self-sufficient with SPRs. All agencies have gone through the Risk Assessment process required for the Delegation of Authority. This process identified the readiness of state agencies to assume this responsibility, among other factors related to the delegation of authority. As a result of Procurement Reform, agencies now have more authority and flexibility to conduct their own procurements. As of 7/1/14, state agencies will be responsible to conduct the procurement and award of their own single acquisitions.

DES will, of course, be a resource to guide and consult state agencies through their procurements within their delegated authority. If an agency does not have procurement staff, DES can help process the procurement on behalf of the agency. DES/MCC is here to help guide all agencies through this process to ensure a successful transition. Please contact DES/MCC at (360) 407-2210 with any questions.

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Contract #04514 (Pharmaceutical Returns MMCAP) replaces contract #08308, is to be rebid

Contract #04514 (Pharmaceutical Returns MMCAP) is replacing contract #08308. The contract has been extended for one year, through April 30, 2015. The contract's final term ends April 30, 2015. MMCAP will rebid it in the upcoming months. If you have questions, please contact Tim Shay at (360) 407-9410.

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Contract #01109 (Offsite Drug Testing Services Contract) extended one year

Contract #01109 (Offsite Drug Testing Services Contract) has been extended for one year, through May 17, 2015. One additional year remains for the contract's final term, which will expire May 17, 2016. If you have questions, please contact Tim Shay at (360) 407-9410.

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Contract #04213 (Condoms MMCAP) extended one year

Contract #04213 (Condoms MMCAP) has been extended one year, through June 30, 2015. Three additional one-year terms remain for this contract, through June 30, 2018. If you have questions, please contact Tim Shay at (360) 407-9410.

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Contract #04212 (Medical Supplies MMCAP) extended one year

Contract #04212 (Medical Supplies MMCAP) has been one year, through June 30, 2015. Two additional one-year terms remain for this contract, through June 30, 2017. If you have questions, please contact Tim Shay at (360) 407-9410.

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Contract #05311 (Gloves, Disposable, Hospital/Medical) extended one year

Contract #05311 (Disposable and Hospital/Medical Gloves) has been extended for one through June 30, 2015. Three additional one-year terms remain for this contract, through June 30, 2018. If you have questions, please contact Tim Shay at (360) 407-9410.

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Contract #03810 (Lab Equipment/Supplies Idaho WSCA-NASPO) extended one year

Contract #03810 (Lab Equipment/Supplies Idaho WSCA-NASPO) has been extended for one year through June 30, 2015. This will be the last term for the contract. If you have questions, please contact Tim Shay at (360) 407-9410.

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Contract #00411 (Drug and Alcohol Testing Services) extended one year

Contract #00411 (Drug and Alcohol Testing Services) has been extended for one year through June 30, 2015. Two additional one-year terms remain for this contract, through June 30, 2017. If you have questions, please contact Tim Shay at (360) 407-9410.

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Contract #01313 (Digital Communications Solutions) has been amended

Contract #01313 (Digital Communications Solutions) was amended June 18, 2014 to clarify that pricing will be negotiated, as applicable, with each agency. Pricing listed on the contract is a "ceiling price." This contract is for a multi-channel, digital communication tool hosted in a Cloud-based environment. The tool includes management of communication channels such as email, text messaging and social media. For additional information, please contact Neva Peckham at (360) 407-9411.

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Feedback sought on Contract #00710 (Flooring Materials & Services)

Contract #00710 (Flooring Materials & Services) is scheduled to expire September 23, 2014. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback by September 1, 2014 using the Vendor and Contract Report Card. For further information, please contact Melanie Williams at (360) 407-9399.

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Customer Advisory Team Members Sought for Development of Closed Circuit Television Systems Master Contract

Enterprise Services is developing a new Washington State Master Contract for the purchase, lease, design, installation, maintenance, upgrade, repair and removal of Closed Circuit Television Systems (for indoor and outdoor use). It will include all component equipment, software and related parts.

State agencies, municipalities, institutions of higher education, school districts, tribal agencies and other potential users of such a contract are encouraged to participate in the bid development process as Customer Advisory Team members. For more information, please contact Nathan Hayes at (360) 407-8236.

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June 17, 2014

New Contracts/Systems

Executive Order 14-04 changes the vehicle purchase request form


New ordering system for vehicles coming soon

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebids

Contract #03909 (Signs-Jackpot and Round, Lottery) extended 10 months


Furniture price adjustment on select items for contract #04308


Contract #00209 (Lottery Merchandise) extended one year

Contract Feedback Sought

Feedback sought on contract #04411 (ink and toner contract extension with Office Pal)


Customer Advisory Team Members Sought for development of "Fire System Inspection Services" master contract


Executive Order 14-04 changes the vehicle purchase request form

Governor Jay Inslee recently released Executive Order 14-04: Washington Carbon Pollution Reduction and Clean Energy Action. The order directs state agencies to take steps that will reduce carbon emissions and increase use of clean energy.

As part of its response to the Executive Order, DES has revised the New and Used Passenger Vehicle Purchase Approval Request form to include two additional options:

  • Plug-in hybrid electric sedan (PHEV)
  • Full electric sedan (EV)

The form also now asks how many miles the requested vehicle will travel each day to help determine whether a PHEV or EV could be used to meet the state’s goal of reducing carbon emissions.

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New ordering system for vehicles coming soon

Master contracts for vehicle purchases will have a new ordering system soon. The Contract Automobile Request System (CARS) will provide users with a more intuitive, user-friendly experience. CARS will also archive orders, making for future orders much easier. The system also allows user to reference their orders, see expected delivery dates, view manufacturer order cut-off dates, see in-stock availability, and more. Vehicle types can be sorted and multiple quotes can be created for the same vehicle to compare purchasing options.

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Contract #03909 (Signs-Jackpot and Round, Lottery) extended 10 months

Contract #03909 (Signs-Jackpot and Round, Lottery) has been extended for 10 months through June 30, 2015. This is the contract's final term the contract will expire June 30, 2015. If you are interested in being a stakeholder for the rebid of contract #03909 Signs-Jackpot and Round, Lottery please contact Jennifer Burbage at (360) 407-9422.

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Furniture price adjustment on select items for contract #04308

Workspace Development LLC, dba OpenSquare, is allowed a pass-through price adjustment on contract #04308 for systems furniture from PL178 to PL180. Questions can be directed to Jennifer Burbage at (360) 407-9422.

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Contract #00209 (Lottery Merchandise) extended one year

Contract #00209 (Lottery Merchandise) has been extended for its final year through June 30, 2015. If you are interested in participating as a stakeholder in the rebid process, please contact Jennifer Burbage at (360) 407-9422.

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Feedback sought on contract #04411 (ink and toner contract extension with Office Pal)

Contract #04411 (Office Supply category 2 ink and toner) is scheduled to expire November 1, 2014. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback by July 1, 2014 using the Vendor and Contract Report Card. For further information, please contact Jennifer Burbage at (360) 407-9422.

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Customer Advisory Team Members Sought for development of "Fire System Inspection Services" master contract

Contract #06413 (Fire System Inspection Services) is being developed to augment the new WSCA contract for Fire Protection Services Maintenance (#09812).

Agencies currently utilizing the services of State Master Contract #05707 or #08008 are encouraged to participate in the rebid process as Customer Advisory Team members. If you are interested in assisting with the development of this new contract, or for more information, please contact Kevyn L. Davidson at (360) 407-9413.

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May 22, 2014

Master Contracts and Consulting Team One announces changes in contract assignments

Because Marci Disken was promoted to Master Contracts and Consulting Team Three under Michael Maverick, Team One staff recommended the following changes to implement efficiencies, streamline resource allocation, and build upon existing knowledge and relationships.

  • Professional Services - Connie Stacy requested to assume this contract suite upon Marci's departure, in order to pair with her existing Interpreter, Cart and Translation Services contracts. This adds similar contracts to her desk with similar stakeholder groups, such as various Organizational Development categories, Debt Collection and Lean Consulting. This addition brings Connie's workload to approximately 20 contracts with a multitude of rebids. Therefore, a new Contracts Specialist 1 will be hired to assist Connie in managing these contracts, to learn two-tier contracting, help with day-to-day tasks and provide back-up support. Connie will solely manage the rebids for these contracts. Connie's contact information is (360) 407-9403 or Connie.stacy@des.wa.gov.
  • Food and Travel Programs - Jessica Smith will continue to manage the Food Program for relationship continuity and commodity expertise, in light of the multiple rebids she also has underway. In addition, Jessica has requested to assume the entire Travel Contracts Program due to the relationships and experience previously developed while providing back-up and assisting with the Travel Forum and rebids. She has also volunteered to manage Process Service, Survey/Data Collection, and Agile Services — which she previously worked on for Marci. Jessica's contact information is (360) 407-8408 or Jessica.smith@des.wa.gov.
  • Transportation and Purchased Services - Breann Aggers has been assigned Relocation and Air/Bus Charter Services, Elevators, WSCA-NASPO Small Package Delivery and Document Destruction contracts. She is also beginning to rebid the Performance Management contract. Breann's contact information is (360) 407-9416 or Breann.aggers@des.wa.gov.
  • Personnel Investigations and Personnel Issues – Heidi Bohl and Jennifer Burbage are teaming up to rebid these priority contracts. After hearing customer concerns, they are working with stakeholders to discuss converting these from two separate two-tier processes, into a combined single-tier, multiple award contract for ease of use in emergent situations. This effort is a result of listening to end-users and trying to best accomodate their needs. Contact them at Heidi.bohl@des.wa.gov or Jennifer.burbage@des.wa.gov.
  • Environmental Consulting – LeAnna Sandy will add this to her suite of Environmental contracts. She will rebid these contracts with the help of consultant Cathy Moxley, after they complete the rebid of the complex Hazardous Waste contract. LeAnna and Cathy are working with a similar stakeholder group on both processes to continue the knowledge sharing and partnerships formed on these related commodities. Contact them at Leanna.sandy@des.wa.gov or Cathy.moxley@des.wa.gov.

The changes are effective immediately, but all of these teammates are here to help with any questions or issues across the team so it should remain seamless. Please don't hesitate to contact staff with questions. Thank you for your understanding as we work to bring efficiencies and effectiveness, while focusing on building expertise and relationships.

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May 9, 2014

Notice of contract award for state master contract #02413-2, Analytical Laboratory Services New contract for non-disposable plastic serving ware awarded effective June 1, 2014
Evidentiary Breath Test Instrument contract extension Portable Oxygen Unit Rental contract extension
Input sought for the need of Meals Ready to Eat (MREs)  

 

Notice of contract award for state master contract #02413-2, Analytical Laboratory Services

The contract #02413 has been awarded to seven additional vendors in the recent re-solicitation. This is a two-tier contract. Contractors may apply for inclusion in tier I which provides a rapid selection process for testing services less than or equal to $10,000, or for inclusion in tier II which provides a pre-qualified, unranked vendor pool for second tier solicitations. Vendors may also apply for inclusion in both tier I and tier II opportunities. All tier II solicitations must be posted to WEBS in order to access the state's pre-qualified vendor pool. If you have questions or comments please contact Kevyn L. Davidson, Procurement Coordinator/Contracts Specialist at (360) 407-9413.

The current awardees on contract #
02413 are as follows:

Tier I and Tier II
AXYS Analytical Services – Sydney, BC
ACZ Lab, Inc. – Steamboat Springs, CO
ALS Group USA Corporation – Kelso, WA
Am-Test Incorporated – Kirkland, WA
Addylab, LLC – Vancouver, WA
Analytical Resources Incorporated – Tukwila, WA
BSK Associates, Fresno, CA
Cape Fear Analytical, LLC – Wilmington, NC
Edge Analytical Incorporated – Burlington, WA
Gel Laboratories, LLC – Charleston, South Carolina
Kiff Analytical Resources, Incorporated – Tukwila, WA
Maxxam Analytics International Corp – Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nautilus Environmental – San Diego, CA
Northwestern Aquatic Sciences – Newport, OR
Onsite Environmental, Incorporated – Redmond, WA
Pace Analytical Services – Minneapolis, MN
Pacific Rim Laboratories – Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
RJ Lee Group/Center for Laboratory Sciences – Pasco, WA
Summit Environmental, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
TestAmerica Lab Incorporated – Tacoma, WA
Vista Analytical Laboratory – El Dorado Hills, CA
Tier II only
Fremont Analytical Incorporated, Seattle, WA

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New contract for non-disposable plastic serving ware awarded effective June 1, 2014

Contract #07207 for non-disposable plastic serving ware has been successfully rebid and will be replaced with newly awarded contract #00314, effective June 1, 2014. The Department of Corrections was instrumental in the development of the new contract. The contract has been awarded to 3 vendors: The Jones Zylon Company, Pasco Brokerage & Cook's Direct. Vendors include women-owned businesses, HUB certificated business and small businesses. Please see the contract portal page for award specifics.

For questions, please contact Jessica Smith, DES Contract Specialist, at (360) 407-8408.

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Evidentiary Breath Test Instrument

The Evidentiary Breath Test Instrument Master Contract (#08708) has been extended for one year through April 21, 2015. This is the last year that remains for the contract's final term which will expire April 21, 2015. Please contact Tim Shay with any questions at (360) 407-9410.

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Portable Oxygen Unit Rental

The Portable Oxygen Unit Rental Master Contract (#07309) has been extended for one year through April 30, 2015. One additional year remains for the contract's final term which will expire April 30, 2016. Please contact Tim Shay with any questions at (360) 407-9410.

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Input sought for the need of Meals Ready to Eat (MREs)

Enterprise Services is seeking input regarding the potential need for a new state master contract for Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) to be used for emergency and disaster preparedness, and catastrophic events. Agencies interested in such a contract are encouraged to email Enterprise Contracts Specialist Heidi Bohl by May 22, 2014.

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May 6, 2014

Managed Print Services contract update

Washington is exploring options for replacing the current WSCA-NASPO Managed Print Services Contract #02012. The current contract expires 08/31/2014. The WSCA-NASPO Directors voted to exercise the option to extend the current Managed Print Services contract for one year and simultaneously explore the creation of a new contract. This will allow sufficient time for either a) WSCA-NASPO to rebid the Master Agreement, or b) states to go out to bid individually for new contracts.

Washington State will participate on the Sourcing Team to explore the creation of a new WSCA-NASPO Managed Print Services Contract, but may choose to broker replacement managed print services contract(s) for Washington State.

State agencies have the option to either use the current managed print services contract or wait until a replacement contract is available. Agencies with 1000 or more FTEs required to transition to a managed print services contract per RCW 43.19.733 (3) may use the WSCA Multifunction Device Contract (No. 07912) as necessary to replace broken or non-working existing equipment while preparing their transition to a managed print services contract. In addition, agencies with fewer than 1000 FTEs not required to transition to a managed print services contract, may use either a managed print services contract or Contract No. 07912.

All awarded agency work contracts entered into under the existing management print services contract, will remain in effect according to the term established in the work contract.

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May 5, 2014

Vendor for Online Cloud Data Storage and Synchronization to provide demo

Box.com (through the reseller cloudPWR) will be providing a demonstration of its product, which is now on master contract with DES for customers to use. These entities provide secure online data and file storage in the cloud. The great benefit of this contract is the ability to store and share files across the Internet with anyone. Customers no longer have to worry about being on the same network.

Meeting details:

When: May 7, 2014, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 1500 Jefferson St. SE
             Olympia, WA 98501

For those not able to attend, the vendor will be providing meeting access through WebEx.
Topic: Box Seminar at DES
Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
Meeting Number: 574 127 179
Meeting Password: box

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To join the online meeting (Now from mobile devices!)
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  1. Go to https://box.webex.com/box/j.php?MTID=m65a6fbd37df7f2fec4f31b5e3297995b
  2. If requested, enter your name and email address
  3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: box
  4. Click "Join"

To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link:
https://box.webex.com/box/j.php?MTID=mfe0a415507adbaa386b97b5d1e9fef4e

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To join the teleconference only
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Toll-free dial-in number (U.S. and Canada):
(866) 430-4173

Conference code:
4686630017

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  1. Go to https://box.webex.com/box/mc
  2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support"

You can also contact cheryl@box.com.

To add this meeting to your calendar program (for example Microsoft Outlook), click this link:
https://box.webex.com/box/j.php?MTID=m5cd134bd8016e52fb329ecbb62de367d

The playback of UCF (Universal Communications Format) rich media files requires appropriate players. To view this type of rich media files in the meeting, please check whether you have the players installed on your computer by going to https://box.webex.com/box/systemdiagnosis.php.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This WebEx service includes a feature that allows audio and any documents and other materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded. By joining this session, you automatically consent to such recordings. If you do not consent to the recording, discuss your concerns with the meeting host prior to the start of the recording or do not join the session. Please note that any such recordings may be subject to discovery in the event of litigation.

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April 25, 2014

Feedback sought on Boxes, One-Piece Archive and Record Storage Feedback and stakeholder participation sought for rebid of Lottery Contracts
Managed Print Services update New contract for Office relocations awarded effective May 1, 2014
Annual Fuel Station Inspection Services contract extended two years Feedback sought on Flags (state of Washington and United States) contract extension
Feedback sought on Linen contract extension State Travel Program update

 

Feedback sought on Boxes, One-Piece Archive and Record Storage

The Boxes, One-Piece Archive and Record Storage contract (#02308) expires August 14, 2014 and will be extended for an additional two-year term. Enterprise Services is seeking contract user feedback. Please submit your feedback using the online vendor and contract performance feedback form no later than July 9, 2014. If you have questions or need further information, please contact Jennifer Burbage, DES contracts specialist, at (360) 407-9422.

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Feedback and stakeholder participation sought for rebid of Lottery Contracts

Lottery contracts (#00209 and #03909) are scheduled to expire next year. The contract rebid process will begin August 2014 using customer and industry experts. Enterprise Services is seeking stakeholder participation for the development of the solicitation, bid evaluation and the resulting contract. Please contact us if you are interested in participating. We also seek customer feedback on the current contracts. Please submit your input using our online vendor and contract performance feedback form for #00209 and #03909 by July 9, 2014. Customers who feel the current contract does not meet their needs are encouraged to contact Jennifer Burbage at (360) 407-9422.

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Managed Print Services update

DES is exploring options for replacing the current WSCA-NASPO Managed Print Services contract (#02012) in an effort to address vendor and customer concerns. It is anticipated the replacement contract(s) will include improvements to the ordering process and clarification to the services available under managed print services. Questions may be addressed to Neva Peckham at (360) 407-9411.

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New contract for Office relocations awarded effective May 1, 2014

Effective May 1, 2014, a new contract (#08613) for office relocations will partially replace contract #06506. Household goods was bid separately, via contract #01813, and is also effective May 1.The separation is due to household move services being regulated by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, following a specific set of requirements.

A stakeholder team was instrumental in both the bid development and the award of the new contract. The new contract offers two categories of service: Part A is for moving services and Part B is for installations. The contract was awarded to three vendors per region, with the contractors ranked in order of best value. It is anticipated that the new hourly rate structure will result in significant savings on future office relocation projects. Please see the contract portal page for award specifics.

For questions, please contact Breann Aggers, DES Contract Specialist, at (360) 407-9416.

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Annual Fuel Station Inspection Services contract extended two years

Annual Fuel Station Inspection Services contract (#00211) has been extended for a two-year term. The new expiration date is May 15, 2016. For additional information, contact LeAnna Sandy, DES Contracts Specialist, at (360) 407-9408.

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Feedback sought on Flags (state of Washington and United States) contract extension

Process Service contract (#00312) is scheduled to expire Aug. 19, 2014. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback by May 16 via the Vendor and Contract Report Card. Customers who feel the current contract does not meet their needs are encouraged to contact Sarah Harris, DES Contracts Specialist, at (360) 407-9414.

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Feedback sought on Linen contract extension

The Linen and Laundry contract (#01308) is scheduled to expire on Dec. 31, 2014. Please provide contract feedback by May 28, 2014. The feedback will be used to extend the contract for another one year term. For further information, please contact Sarah Harris, DES Contracts Specialist, at (360) 407-9414.

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State Travel Program update

Airfares:

Several new city pairs have been added to contract #01713 with Alaska Airlines:

  • Seattle and Portland to Detroit, Michigan — effective Sept. 14, 2014, base rate of $511
  • Seattle and Portland to New Orleans, Louisiana — effective June 12, 2014, base rate of $538
  • Seattle and Portland to Tampa, Florida — effective June 20, 2014, base rate of $558

The contract's portal page has been updated accordingly.

Vehicle Rentals:

Please note that rental rates are only contractually valid in the United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. International rentals (i.e., Mexico and Canada) do not fall under the terms and conditions of the contract.

Travel Forum:

Enterprise Services thanks everyone who attended the March 17, 2014 Travel Forum. The travel agencies, Alaska Airlines and Enterprise appreciated the opportunity to meet customers. It is hoped this first-time event was informative.

Veteran Owned Status:

Veteran's Technology (Janairexpress), a new travel agency on contract #01913, recently received their certification from the Department of Veteran's Affairs. Their certification number is 24805C6D.

If you have any questions regarding the state's Travel Program, please contact Connie Stacy, DES Contracts Specialist, at (360) 407-9403.

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April 11, 2014

Ammunition price adjustment Feedback sought on Less-Lethal Munitions and Weapons
Integrated Pest Management Vendor Forums WSCA-NASPO extends contract for Auto External Defibrillators
Recycling Services (Electronics and Spent Light) contract extended one year Marine Waste Management Services contract extended two years
New product added to Flooring Materials and Service contract Contract extension on the Rollers, Various Sizes contract
Correctional Industries identifies cut-off dates for furniture orders New master contract for Online Cloud Data Storage and Synchronization

 

Ammunition price adjustment

San Diego Police Equipment Co., Inc. is allowed a pass-through price adjustment on contract #03210 for ammunition. Updated pricing information is available to download on the contract portal page. Questions can be directed to Heidi Bohl, Enterprise Services Contracts Specialist, at (360) 407-9421.

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Feedback sought on Less-Lethal Munitions and Weapons

The Less-Lethal Munitions and Weapons contract (#06510) is scheduled to expire on December 9, 2014. Enterprise Services plans to extend it through December 2016. Please provide vendor and contract performance feedback by June 30, 2014 to help Enterprise Services best prepare the contract extension. For further information, please contact Heidi Bohl, Enterprise Services Contracts Specialist, at (360) 407-9421.

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Integrated Pest Management Vendor Forums

Enterprise Services is developing master contracts for Integrated Pest Management and will hold two vendor forums on both sides of the state. The Westside Vendor Forum will be held May 15 at 1:00 p.m. at Enterprise Services' Olympia headquarters. The forum will take place in the first floor Presentation Room at 1500 Jefferson St. SE. The Eastside Vendor Forum will be held on May 21 at 2:00 p.m. at the Spokane County Agricultural Center in rooms B and C. The address for the Eastside Vendor Forum is 222 N. Havana, Spokane, WA 99202. For more information or to RSVP to the either forum, please contact Corinna Cooper, Enterprise Services Contracts Consultant, at (360) 407-9420.

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WSCA-NASPO extends contract for Auto External Defibrillators

Oklahoma, the lead WSCA-NASPO state, has extended the current term of the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) contract (#01710) for one year through March 31, 2015. Two additional years remain (through 2017) in the contract’s final term. Please contact Tim Shay with any questions at (360) 407-9410.

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Recycling Services (Electronics and Spent Light) contract extended one year

Recycling Services – Electronics & Spent Light contract (#09108) has been extended for a final year. The new expiration date is May 6, 2015. Preparation for the rebidding process will begin in late 2014. Customers interested in participating in the development of the solicitation, participating in the evaluation process, or in need of additional information should contact LeAnna Sandy, Enterprise Services Contracts Specialist, at (360) 407-9408.

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Marine Waste Management Services contract extended two years

The Marine Waste Management Services contract (#01110) has been extended for its final two-year term. The new expiration date is July 31, 2016. Preparation for the rebidding process will begin near the end of the term. Customers interested in participating in the development of the solicitation, participating in the evaluation process, or in need of additional information should contact LeAnna Sandy, Enterprise Services Contracts Specialist, at(360) 407-9408.

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New product added to Flooring Materials and Service contract

Effective April 2, 2014, Johnsonite Freedom Tile is available on the Flooring Materials and Services contract (#00710). For additional information, contact Melanie Williams, Contracts Specialist at (360) 407-9405.

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Contract extension on the Rollers, Various Sizes contract

The Rollers, Various Sizes contract (#03412) has been extended through June 25, 2016. Questions about the contract can be directed to Customer Service at (360) 407-2210.

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Correctional Industries identifies cut-off dates for furniture orders

In order to meet fiscal year-end delivery and invoicing requirements, Correctional Industries (contract #14393) has announced cut-off dates for furniture deliveries that need to be received by June 30th, 2014. The order cut-off dates are as follows:

  • Standard/60–day – April 30, 2014
  • Standard/30–day* – May 30, 2014 *(Stratus and Neutral Posture Seating only.)
  • Standard/15–day – June 13, 2014
  • Fast Fulfillment/7–day – June 20, 2014

After these dates, Correctional Industries will review requests and accept orders based on the type of product and quantity. For more information, contact your Account Executive.

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New master contract for Online Cloud Data Storage and Synchronization

Enterprise Services and the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) are pleased to announce a new master contract for online cloud data storage and synchronization. The successful vendor is box.com through the reseller cloudPWR. These entities provide secure online data and file storage in the cloud. The great benefit of this contract is the ability to store and share files across the Internet with anyone. Customers no longer have to worry about being on the same network. An in-person demonstration is being planned in Olympia. In the meantime, the contract, price sheet, and vendor contact information are available on the Enterprise Services website.

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Special Broadcast - April 7, 2014

WebEx on April 15 to discuss retirement of old elevator-maintenance contract

State Contract #01507 for conveyance-maintenance services is still in place … but don’t get used to it. Enterprise Services has established a firm date of Oct. 31, 2014, for termination of the contract.

The state has been operating the old contract concurrently with its successor, Contract #00713, since last October. That arrangement has only a few months left to run: Contract #01507 will be amended to set July 1, 2014, as an interim cutoff date for work under the old contract, with October 31 as the absolute final date.

Transition to the new contract and use of the old one until it expires will be the main subjects of a WebEx training at 2 p.m. April 15.

To join the online meeting:

  1. Go here.
  2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
  3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: Transition1.
  4. Click "Join."

Conveyance customers should keep an eye on the interim cutoff date of July 1:

  • Any new work agreements under 01507 struck between April 4 and July 1 should be for short-term or emergency work only and should have a clear end date no later than October 31.
  • After July 1, any new conveyance work opportunities must be advertised for bid under the new contract.

Rather than being limited to one contract vendor, users in state agencies and political subdivisions – cities, counties, special districts, and colleges and universities -- have the authority under the new contract to solicit bids, evaluate responses and award work to a winning bidder from among two or in some cases three vendors.

In short: Local users will perform the solicitations, rather than the state.

The state awarded to three contractors in a first-tier bidding process in 2013. The first tier established not-to-exceed pricing for each vendor for four categories of conveyance technicians. Bidders may propose lower pricing, but not higher, in their responses to a second-tier solicitation.

Users statewide have two vendors – Kone Inc. and Otis Elevator – to compete for conveyance-maintenance work at the local level. Eltec Systems offers a third potential bidder for customers in King and Snohomish counties.

For questions about the new contract or service under the old contract, or about the WebEx training, contact Breann Aggers at (360) 407-9416.

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March 28, 2014

New contract for Air Charter Services, Fixed and Rotary Wing Aircraft Cost adjustment to the Vegetation Management contract
New Digital Communication Solutions Contract  

 

New contract for Air Charter Services, Fixed and Rotary Wing Aircraft

Effective May 1, 2014, contract #04413 for air charter services will replace contract #02407. The departments of Natural Resources and Fish and Wildlife were instrumental in the development of the new contract. The contract has been awarded to 25 vendors in three service categories: fixed wing, fixed and rotary wing, and rotary wing. Vendors include two women-owned businesses, two veteran-owned businesses and several small businesses. Compared to the previous contract, airport locations and service options more than doubled. Please see the contract portal page for award specifics. For more information, please contact Connie Stacy, Enterprise Services Contract Specialist, at (360) 407-9403.

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Cost adjustment to the Vegetation Management contract

Beginning March 21, 2014, Crop Production Services has been allowed a pass-through cost adjustment on the Vegetation Management contract (#04611 ). For new pricing information, visit the contract page and choose Pricing & Ordering Information. Both vendors have added products in response to a Department of Transportation (DOT) request to test a blended herbicide material to potentially reduce the use of plastic containers and cause less chemical exposure for DOT personnel. This process is only available to DOT, but potentially will be available to other customers in the future. The added products are Method 240 SL, Matrix SG, Escort and Rodeo.

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New Digital Communication Solutions Contract

DES has awarded a new contract (#01313) for Digital Communication Solutions. This new contract will allow customers the ability to automatically and proactively manage various forms of communication in a cloud-based environment. This solution is capable of managing multi-channel digital communications. For example: email, text messaging, social media posts, RSS feeds, and more in one complete system. You may view the contract either through the contract search tool or the DES Website.

The vendor (GovDelivery) will provide a free overview and in-person training on April 7 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Labor & Industries building in room S119. The address is 7273 Linderson Avenue in Tumwater, Washington.

For those not able to attend the in-person training, a webinar demo will be held on April 9 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Register for or join the webinar.

Questions may be directed to Neva Peckham at (360) 407-9411.

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March 17, 2014

Agencies to receive funds from excess purchasing card administrative fees New contract for household relocations effective May 1, 2014
Changes made to Weapons, Air Tasers and Electronic Incapacitation contract Protective Clothing and Equipment contract extended two years
Armored Car Services contract available Reminder: Travel Services Provider Forum on March 17
Feedback sought on Native Plants contract rebid Feedback on Hazardous Waste Handling and Disposal Services contract rebid

 

Agencies to receive funds from excess purchasing card administrative fees

Enterprise Services expects to receive $190,740 from US Bank in excess Purchasing Card administrative fees for 2013. The funds will be distributed to customer agencies by March 31, 2014. The administrative fees Enterprise Services receives each year on contract #03907 typically exceeds the cost of managing the Purchasing Card program. The extra funds are shared with customers. The funds will be divided among contract users on a proportional basis, based on each agency's 2013 contract spending. Questions about distribution or the Purchasing Card contract should be directed to Kathie Collins at (360) 407-9409.

View a detailed accounting of how those dollars are being disbursed.

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New contract for household relocations effective May 1, 2014

Effective May 1, 2014, a new contract (#01813) for household relocations will partially replace contract #06506. Contract #06506, which covers both household and office moves, expires on April 30 and is being rebid as two separate contracts. Office moves will eventually be placed under contract #08613, which is also planned to be effective May 1.The separation is due to household move services being regulated by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, following a specific set of requirements.

A stakeholder team was instrumental in both the bid development and award of the new contract, resulting in a savings of approximately 10 percent. The contract (#01813) was awarded to two vendors per region, including two women-owned companies (Movher and Lile International). Please see the contract portal page for award specifics. This contract is different from the previous contract in that the contractors have been ranked within each region, based upon best value. Users must contact the contractor ranked #1 to see if they are able to meet their needs before proceeding to contractor #2.

For questions, please contact Connie Stacy, Enterprise Services Contract Specialist, at (360) 407-9403.

 

Changes made to Weapons, Air Tasers and Electronic Incapacitation contract

Karbon Arms, a contractor for electronic incapacitation devices, is no longer in business and will be removed from the Weapons, Air Tasers and Electronic Incapacitation contract (#02309) immediately. Proforce Law Enforcement will continue providing Taser International products. For additional information, please contact Heidi Bohl, Enterprise Services Contracts Specialist, at (360) 407-9421.

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Protective Clothing and Equipment contract extended two years

Aramsco, Inc.'s portion of the Protective Clothing and Equipment contract (#04609) has been extended for two years. The new expiration date is April 25, 2016. The Bauer Compressors, Inc. portion will not be extended owing to customer request and no sales. For additional information, please contact Heidi Bohl, Enterprise Services Contracts Specialist, at (360) 407-9421.

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Armored Car Services contract available

Loomis Armored is currently the only vendor in the prequalified vendor pool for the Armored Car Services contract (#01013), a two-tiered contract. Purchasers can submit the Work Order Request (WOR) form directly to Loomis Armored. Details on how to use this contract are explained in the User Guide included in the Pricing and Ordering Information, and also listed under the Frequently Asked Questions on the contract's portal page. This process will change if more vendors are added to the prequalified vendor pool during the open enrollment period. For additional information, please contact Heidi Bohl, Enterprise Services Contracts Specialist, at (360) 407-9421.

 

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Reminder: Travel Services Provider Forum on March 17

People who facilitate travel for their organization are encouraged to attend an upcoming Travel Services Provider Forum. The purpose of the forum is to provide a marketing opportunity for contracted travel agencies — specifically those on the recently awarded Agent Assisted and Internet Based Travel Services contract (#01913), as well as Enterprise Vehicle Rental, Alaska Airlines and Southwest Airlines.

Demonstrations of online booking systems and a question and answer session will be included. The forum is not intended to be a training session on state policy or travel regulations, though members of the state's travel team will be in attendance.

Enterprise Services is hosting the event, which is scheduled for March 17 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Enterprise Services' Olympia headquarters. The forum will take place in the first floor Presentation Room at 1500 Jefferson St. SE.

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Feedback sought on Native Plants contract rebid

The Native Plants contract (#02510) is scheduled to expire on Aug. 31, 2014. The contract rebid process has started with research among the customer base and the vendor community. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback using the Vendor and Contract Report Card through April 30. All customers are asked to provide feedback because it is critical to the rebid process. Customers who feel the current contract does not meet their needs or who would like to participate in the Stakeholder Committee are encouraged to contact LeAnna Sandy at (360) 407-9408.

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Feedback on Hazardous Waste Handling and Disposal Services contract rebid

The Hazardous Waste Handling and Disposal Services contract (#03505) is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2015. Owing to the complexity of the service, the rebid timeline is approximately 12 months. The contract rebid process has begun with research with the customer base. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback using the Vendor and Contract Report Card through April 30. Any and all customers are requested to provide their feedback, as it is critical to the rebid process. Customers interested in being a member of the Stakeholder Committee are asked to contact Cathy Moxley at (360) 407-9434.

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March 3, 2014

Fleet Card contract transition update New product added to Flooring Materials and Services contract
Financial and Audit Services contract awarded Feedback sought on Snow and Ice Control Products contract
Vegetation Management contract allowed cost adjustment Feedback sought on Front Loaders contract extension
Feedback sought on Rollers, Various Sizes contract extension Feedback sought on Incident Response Trucks contract extension
Feedback sought on Test Fishing Charter Services contract extension Feedback sought on Scrap Metal Collection and Recycling contract extension
Master contract awarded for Inmate Transport Vehicles Feedback sought on possible extension for Snow Plows and Assemblies contract
Feedback and stakeholder participation sought for rebid of Fresh Bakery contract Feedback sought on Process Services contract extension
Feedback sought on Survey/Data Collection Services contract extension Enhancements to Communications Real Time Translation Services (CART) contract
Correctional Industries continues partnership with Ebony Office Interiors Feedback period extended on rebid of Fuel Tanks and Equipment contract
Interest sought in possible mobile and rotary filing system contract  

 

Fleet Card contract transition update

The Comdata Fleet Card Contract (#06507) has been extended through August 31, 2014 to allow time for a phased customer transition from Comdata Corporation to Voyager, the recently awarded contractor on the new contract (#00612).

As the transition from Comdata to Voyager progresses, it is helpful to know the following:

  • Comdata will keep all customer information in their database for 1 year after the contract expires. Customers needing access to their information longer than 1 year should contact Comdata to coordinate a records retention schedule.
  • Voyager is contacting customers to begin their transition plan. If you have not yet heard from Voyager, they may not have your current contact information. It is suggested you contact Mark Hess to begin your transition plan.
  • Customers are encouraged to run a Comdata report identifying commonly used merchants. Voyager will use the reports to sign up merchants that currently do not accept Voyager cards.

Questions can be directed to either Cathy Moxley at (360) 407-9434, or to Kathie Collins at (360) 407-9409.

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New product added to Flooring Materials and Services contract

Effective February 24, 2014, Masland Contract Flooring standard backing is available on the Flooring Materials and Services contract (#00710). For additional information, contact Melanie Williams, Enterprise Services Contract Specialist, at (360) 407-9399.

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Financial and Audit Services contract awarded

A contract has been awarded in the rebid of the Financial and Audit Services contract — previously under the CPA and Financial Services contract. The new contract (#05913) will be effective March 12, 2014 and will be available on Enterprise Services Contract portal page at that time. A customer user guide for the new process and template forms will also be available. Rebids of other professional consulting categories will follow in the months to come. Questions can be directed to Marci Disken, Enterprise Services Contracts Specialist, at (360) 407-9405.

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Feedback sought on Snow and Ice Control Products contract

The Snow and Ice Control Products Contract (#02708) is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2014. This contract has reached its maximum term and must be rebid. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback through the Vendor and Contract Report Card. Please provide feedback by March 31. For questions or information, contact Melanie Williams at (360) 407-9399.

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Vegetation Management contract allowed cost adjustment

Beginning March 1, 2014, Wilbur Ellis Co. is allowed a pass-through cost adjustment on the Vegetation Management contract (#04611). For new pricing, go to the contract page and choose Pricing and Ordering Information. Owing to the ongoing nationwide shortage of Dicamba, the vendor will substitute Vanquish for Dicamba HD and Weedmaster for Rangestar. Neutralize OH is only available while supplies last.

 

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Feedback sought on Front Loaders contract extension

The Front Loaders contract (#16904) is scheduled to expire on June 14, 2014. Please provide contract feedback by March 28. For further information, please contact Stuart Sherman, Enterprise Services Contracts Specialist, at (360) 407-8979.

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Feedback sought on Rollers, Various Sizes contract extension

The Rollers, Various Sizes contract (#03412) is scheduled to expire on June 25, 2014. Please provide contract feedback by March 28. For further information, please contact Stuart Sherman, Enterprise Services Contracts Specialist, at (360) 407-8979.

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Feedback sought on Incident Response Trucks contract extension

The Incident Response Trucks contract (#03410) is scheduled to expire on June 3, 2014. Please provide contract feedback by March 28. For further information, please contact Stuart Sherman, Enterprise Services Contracts Specialist, at (360) 407-8979.

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Feedback sought on Test Fishing Charter Services contract extension

The Test Fishing Charter Services contract (#02212) is scheduled to expire April 16, 2014. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback by March 13 using the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback. Customers who feel the current contract does not meet their needs are encouraged to contact Jessica Smith at (360) 407-8408.

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Feedback sought on Scrap Metal Collection and Recycling contract extension

The Scrap Metal Collection and Recycling contract (#01509) is scheduled to expire May 31, 2014. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback by March 13 using the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback. Customers who feel the current contract does not meet their needs are encouraged to contact Jessica Smith at (360) 407-8408.

 

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Master contract awarded for Inmate Transport Vehicles

Enterprise Services awarded a master contract for Inmate Transport Vehicles contract (#00614) on Feb. 25. This is the first master contract for Inmate Transport Vehicles. The Department of Corrections is anticipated to be the primary user, but the contract is available to all entities eligible for the service that have signed the Master Contracts Usage Agreement. View the contract's portal page. For further information, please contact Stuart Sherman, Enterprise Services Contracts Specialist, at (360) 407-8979.

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Feedback sought on possible extension for Snow Plows and Assemblies contract

The Snow Plows and Assemblies contract (#00910) is scheduled to expire on June 6, 2014. Please provide contract feedback by March 28. For further information, please contact Stuart Sherman, Enterprise Services Contracts Specialist, at (360) 407-8979.

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Feedback and stakeholder participation sought for rebid of Fresh Bakery contract

Category B for Fresh Bakery items under the Food Umbrella contract (#06006) is scheduled to expire on Jan. 31, 2015. The contract rebid process will begin promptly using customer and industry experts. Enterprise Services seeks stakeholder participation for the development of the solicitation and the resulting contract, as well as the bid evaluation. Please contact us if you are interested in participating. We also seek customer feedback on the current contract using the Vendor and Contract Report Card. Please respond by March 11. Customers who feel the current contract does not meet their needs are encouraged to contact Jessica Smith at (360) 407-8408.

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Feedback sought on Process Services contract extension

Process Service contract (#00810) is scheduled to expire June 30, 2014. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback by March 13 via the Vendor and Contract Report Card. Customers who feel the current contract does not meet their needs are encouraged to contact Jessica Smith at (360) 407-8408.

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Feedback sought on Survey/Data Collection Services contract extension

The Survey/ Data Collection Service contract (#01111) is scheduled to expire June 24, 2014. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback by March 13 via the Vendor and Contract Report Card. Customers who feel the current contract does not meet their needs are encouraged to contact Jessica Smith directly at (360) 407-8408.

 

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Enhancements to Communications Real Time Translation Services (CART) contract

The CART contract (#07010) has been extended from Feb. 21, 2014 through Feb. 20, 2015 with all current providers. As of Feb. 25, 2014, the state added Remote CART Services to this contract. Pricing for this additional service has been added to the Current Contract Information (CCI). A new procurement guide has been created to assist agencies with the use of the contract. There is also a new sample work order form that can be custom-tailored to an agency’s scope of work. Please watch for an announcement for a vendor forum for CART providers and customers later this spring. Comments and questions about this contract can be directed to Kevyn Davidson, Enterprise Services Contracts Specialist, at (360) 407-9413, or to Connie Stacy, Enterprise Services Contracts Specialist, at (360) 407-9403.

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Correctional Industries continues partnership with Ebony Office Interiors

Correctional Industries (CI) continues their partnership with Ebony Office Interiors (EOI). Authorized by CI, EOI works with customers to purchase Neutral Posture Task Intensive (NPS series) chairs through CI’s furniture contract (#14393). Ebony works directly with qualified customers and in coordination with CI account executives to facilitate purchases and provide the best NPS task chairs to fit customer needs.

View the NPS series task chair catalog. To contact Ebony directly, please contact Joe Small at (206) 762-1676. All orders continue to be issued to CI, with the notation that EOI assisted in the fitting and or specification of the chair.

The product represented by EOI is limited to NPS series task chairs. Please continue to contact your CI account executive for any other furniture needs. CI questions can be directed to Cameron Hood at (360) 725-9131. Additional contract questions can be directed to Jennifer Burbage at (360) 407-9422.

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Feedback period extended on rebid of Fuel Tanks and Equipment contract

The Fuel Tanks and Equipment contract (#00808) is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2014. The contract rebid process has started with research among the customer base and the vendor community. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback using the Vendor and Contract Report Card and has extended this feedback request through March 7. All customers are asked to provide feedback as it is critical to the rebid process. Customers who feel the current contract does not meet their needs are encouraged to contact LeAnna Sandy at (360) 407-9408.

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Interest sought in possible mobile and rotary filing system contract

The state of Washington is considering creating a master contract for mobile and rotary filing systems. Please share your interest in this type of contract and any potential spending amounts with Tim Shay, Enterprise Services Contracts Specialist, at (360) 407-9410.

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February 14, 2014

WebEx on Feb. 20 will look at first second-tier solicitation for elevators Toyota recalls Prius vehicles manufactured between March 2009 and Feb. 2014
Input sought on the need for heavy duty furniture New P-Card and Fleet Contract reaches finalization
Travel Services Provider Forum scheduled for March 17  

 

WebEx on Feb. 20 will look at first second-tier solicitation for elevators

The real-world experience of the first agency to conduct second-tier bidding for the state's new conveyance-maintenance contract will be the subject of a WebEx training at 10 a.m. Feb. 20.

Several solicitations are in progress — the Community Colleges of Spokane's (CCS) bid was the first to get to award. The second-tier process worked, and the training will look at what the state and the user learned from it.

The WebEx training will offer a chance to look at CCS's experience alongside the customizable template created by the state to help agencies and political subdivisions select contractors to maintain and repair their elevators, escalators, moving walks and other conveyances through State Contract #00713.

To join the online meeting:

  1. Go here.
  2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
  3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: meeting1
  4. Click "Join".

To be sent an email with the above information, contact Bart Potter at (360) 407-9431.

With new solicitations for State Contract #00713 underway, the state is looking closely at how much longer it will operate #00713 concurrently with its predecessor, Contract #01507. Any new work requests at this time should be advertised under the umbrella of #00713 as the state transitions to the new contract's terms, conditions and processes.

Under the new contract, users statewide will have two vendors — Kone Inc. and Otis Elevator — to compete for conveyance-maintenance work at the local level. Eltec Systems will offer a third alternative for customers in King and Snohomish counties.

For questions about the new contract or continuing service under the old contract, or about the WebEx training, contact Bart Potter at (360) 407-9431.

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Toyota recalls Prius vehicles manufactured between March 2009 and Feb. 2014

On Feb. 12, 2014, Toyota announced a recall of certain Priuses manufactured between March 2009 and Feb. 2014. This recall does not affect the Prius V or Prius Plug In.

The recall pertains to the software that controls the hybrid system. The software could cause transistors to become damaged, warnings lights to go off, driving power to be reduced or the car to stop.

Toyota asks customers to contact the Toyota Customer Experience Center at (800) 331-4331 and supply them with the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Customers can also use the VIN number in Toyota's online Safety Recall and Service LookUp tool to see if their Prius vehicle is part of the recall.

Owners of affected vehicles are instructed to take their vehicle to a Toyota Service Center for a software upgrade.

For questions on Washington state vehicle contracts, please contact Steve Hatfield, Enterprise Services Contract Specialist, at (360) 407-9276.

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Input sought on the need for heavy duty furniture

A new trend for state psychiatric hospitals is the use of heavy furniture and/or furniture that can be anchored down and not used as a weapon. Enterprise Services would like to know if other agencies are interested in a heavy furniture contract. Please contact Jennifer Burbage, Enterprise Services Contract Specialist, with an explanation of your current or potential needs.

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New P-Card and Fleet Contract reaches finalization

Following the execution of the new WSCA-NASPO Commercial Card Solutions Master Pricing Agreement, the new Participating Addendum for Washington State has also been completed and approved for signature. That process should be finalized within the next few weeks.

The Comdata Fleet Card contract (#06507) is extended through Aug. 31, 2014 to give customers time to comfortably transition from Comdata Corporation to Voyager. Voyager is contacting state agencies and political subdivisions to activate a Fleet Card transition plan. Because contact lists may not be 100 percent accurate, U.S. Bank is asking customers who have not been contacted by one of their representatives to contact Mark Hess at (612) 436-6544. To prepare for the transition, customers are asked to create Comdata reports that show the number of cards they have, who they are issued to, what merchants they frequent, etc.

The Enterprise Services contract webpage will be updated as new contract documents and information becomes available. The updates should be complete by the end of February. Questions can be directed to Cathy Moxley, Enterprise Services Contract Specialist, at (360) 407-9434.

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Travel Services Provider Forum scheduled for March 17

People who facilitate travel for their organization are encouraged to attend an upcoming Travel Services Provider Forum. The purpose of the forum is to provide a marketing opportunity for contracted travel agencies – specifically those on the recently awarded Agent Assisted and Internet Based Travel Services contract (#01913), as well as Enterprise Vehicle Rental, Alaska Airlines and Southwest Airlines.

Demonstrations of online booking systems and a question and answer session will be included. The forum is not intended to be a training session on state policy or travel regulations, though members of the state's travel team will be in attendance.

Enterprise Services is hosting the event, which is scheduled for March 17 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Enterprise Services' Olympia headquarters. The forum will take place in the first floor Presentation Room at 1500 Jefferson St. SE.

If possible, please register in advance by emailing Alisha Ghanie. People who have not registered are welcome to attend.

 

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January 31, 2014

Feedback sought on Furniture Add-ons Systems contract Feedback sought on Marine Waste Management Services contract extension
Feedback sought on Fuel Tanks and Equipment contract rebid Institutional Furniture contract eliminated
Snow and Ice Control Products Vendor Forum scheduled for Feb. 11 in Olympia  

 

Feedback sought on Furniture Add-ons Systems contract

The Furniture Add-ons Systems contract #04308 is scheduled to expire on Jan. 31, 2015. This contract has reached its maximum term and must be rebid. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback through the Vendor and Contract Report Card. Please provide feedback by March 1, 2014. Customers who would like to participate as a stakeholder for the rebid process, or those who would like to provide information for the new contract should contact Jennifer Burbage at (360) 407-9422.

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Feedback sought on Marine Waste Management Services contract extension

Contract #01110 is scheduled to expire July 22, 2014. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback using the Vendor and Contract Report Card by Feb. 28. Customers who feel the current contract does not meet their needs are encouraged to contact LeAnna Sandy at (360) 407-9408.

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Feedback sought on Fuel Tanks and Equipment contract rebid

Contract #00808 is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2014. The contract rebid process will begin promptly through research with the customer base. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback using the Vendor and Contract Report Card by Feb. 14. Customers who feel the current contract does not meet their needs are encouraged to contact LeAnna Sandy at (360) 407-9408.

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Institutional Furniture contract eliminated

Based on a customer survey broadcasted Nov. 26, 2013, Enterprise Services Master Contracts and Consulting (MCC) will not extend or rebid the Institutional Furniture contract (#09309). The survey disclosed that a majority of customers do not want MCC to continue the contract, and that past sales have been minimal. Customers may choose to use their agency’s delegated authority to make purchases for Institutional Furniture. Questions may be directed to Jennifer Burbage at (360) 407-9422.

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Snow and Ice Control Products Vendor Forum scheduled for Feb. 11 in Olympia

In preparation of the rebid for the Snow and Ice Control Products contract (#02708), a vendor forum has been scheduled to give vendors an opportunity to learn about the new contract and provide feedback before the solicitation is posted. Customers are invited and encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to Melanie Williams at (360) 407-9399.

The forum is scheduled Feb. 11, 2014 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Enterprise Services headquarters at 1500 Jefferson St., Olympia, Washington. View Parking information and directions.

Attendance via phone or webinar is available. Contact Melanie Williams for details.

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Special broadcast - January 24, 2014

U.S. Bank Purchasing Card Forum scheduled for Feb. 6 in Bellingham

The new WSCA-NASPO Commercial Card Solutions contract (#00612) went into effect Jan. 1, 2014.

The contract replaces two contracts (#03907 and #06507). U.S. Bank, the vendor for the new contract, will contact agencies regarding the transition to the new contract.

Information will also be available at U.S. Bank's Purchasing Card (P-Card) Forum. The event is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 6 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Whatcom Transit Authority Training Room in Bellingham, Washington.

Agenda items include:

  • Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA) contract update
  • U.S. Bank Payment Plus
  • U.S. Bank Payment Analytics
  • U.S. Bank Accounts Payable VISA Optimization Analysis
  • U.S. Bank Access Online
  • Fraud prevention
  • A question and answer session

To register, contact Kevin Noren at kevin.noren@usbank.com.

Directions:

  • From I-5 in north Bellingham: take Exit 258 (the Bakerview Rd. exit) and turn east (from the south, this is a right turn) onto Bakerview Rd. Go straight about 3 miles to Bakerview Spur. Turn right onto Bakerview Spur. The Whatcom Transit Authority is a large white and blue building on the right. Parking is available anywhere in the parking lot. The entrance is on the south (far) end by the flagpole.

Please sign in at the reception desk. Attendees will be provided with a visitor badge.

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January 17, 2014

Lead-Free Zone Traffic Marking Paint Feedback sought on Non-Disposable Plastic Serving Ware contract
Feedback sought on Tractor with Loader and Backhoe contract extension Feedback sought on HVAC Parts contract
Feedback sought on Plumbing Supplies contract Contract for promotional items now available
Debt Collection Services contract amended for subcontracted services Feedback sought on Recycling Services (Electronics and Spent Light) contract
Feedback sought on Annual Fuel Station Inspection Services contract  

 

Lead-Free Zone Traffic Marking Paint

Ennis Paint, Inc., the vendor on the Solvent Traffic Marking Paint Contract (#01312), no longer produces any products containing leaded raw materials. This affects zone marking paint – a product that is not used by State of Washington agencies, but is used by a small number of entities through the Enterprise Services Master Contracts Use Agreement. There will be no impact on the performance of the lead-free alternatives. This change completes a nationwide movement by Ennis Paint, Inc. to remove the lead from all traffic materials for the benefit and safety of Ennis Paint, Inc. employees, customers and the environment.

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Feedback sought on Non-Disposable Plastic Serving Ware contract

The Non-Disposable Plastic Serving Ware contract (#07207) is scheduled to expire on May 30, 2014. This contract has reached its maximum term and must be rebid. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback through the Vendor and Contract Report Card. Please provide feedback by Feb. 1. Customers who feel the current contract does not meet their needs are encouraged to contact Jessica Smith, Enterprise Services Contract Specialist, at (360) 407-8408.

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Feedback sought on Tractor with Loader and Backhoe contract extension

Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback on a pending 2-year extension of the Tractor with Loader and Backhoe contract (#00410). The current contract term will expire on April 25, 2014. Please use the online feedback form no later than Jan. 28, 2014, to provide feedback. On this form, please specify the performance period as the second quarter of 2012 to the first quarter of 2014. Questions may be directed to Corey Larson, Enterprise Services Contracts Specialist, at (360) 407-9407.

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Feedback sought on HVAC Parts contract

The HVAC Parts contract (#09109) expires June 4, 2014. Enterprise Services would like customer feedback before the program extends the contract. Customers who have used this contract are encouraged to use the online feedback form. Questions may be directed to Glen McNeill, Enterprise Services Contracts Specialist, at (360) 407-9417.

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Feedback sought on Plumbing Supplies contract

The Plumbing Supplies contract (#02910) expires June 21, 2014. Enterprise Services would like customer feedback before the program extends the contract. Customers who have used this contract are encouraged to use the online feedback form. Questions may be directed to Glen McNeill, Enterprise Services Contracts Specialist, at (360) 407-9417.

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Contract for promotional items now available

A contract (#00209) for promotional merchandise is now available to all state agencies and authorized parties to the Master Contracts Usage Agreement. The Washington State Lottery is the primary user of this contract. View details about this contract, including pricing and ordering information. Agencies looking for promotional items such as apparel and other miscellaneous items will find this contract to provide competitive pricing and a variety of solutions. Questions may be directed to Jennifer Burbage, Enterprise Services Contracts Specialist, at (360) 407-9422.

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Debt Collection Services contract amended for subcontracted services

Enterprise Services and contractor AllianceOne have amended the Debt Collection Services contract (#02912) by adding subcontracted services. The subcontractor is PMT Solutions Inc. of Bellevue, Washington. PMT is a certified minority and women owned business (certification number M3F9319820). AllianceOne and PMT Solutions are finalizing contractual details, but the process is moving forward and will be fully implemented by April 1, 2014. Questions may be directed to Michael Maverick, Enterprise Services Procurement Unit Manager, at (360) 407-9432.

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Feedback sought on Recycling Services (Electronics and Spent Light) contract

Contract #09108 is scheduled to expire on May 6, 2014. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback through the Vendor and Contract Report Card. Please provide feedback by Feb. 1. Customers who feel the current contract does not meet their needs are encouraged to call LeAnna Sandy, Enterprise Services Contract Specialist, at (360) 407-9408.

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Feedback sought on Annual Fuel Station Inspection Services contract

Contract #00211 is scheduled to expire on May15, 2014. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback through the Vendor and Contract Report Card by Feb. 28. Customers who feel the current contract does not meet their needs are encouraged to call LeAnna Sandy, Enterprise Services Contract Specialist, at (360) 407-9408.

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Special broadcast - January 15, 2014

Potential travel agency forum

Do you facilitate travel for your organization? Enterprise Services is considering hosting a travel agency forum in the spring of 2014 – if there is sufficient interest.

The purpose of the forum would be to provide the 37 travel agencies (recently awarded contract #01913) an opportunity to market themselves. Many of the contractors are new, and many are owned by veterans, minorities and women. Some of the eight new online booking providers would also be available to demonstrate their systems.

The forum is not intended to be a training session on state policy or travel regulations, though members of the State’s Travel Stakeholder Team may be in attendance.

People interested in attending are asked to email Connie Stacy at connie.stacy@des.wa.gov by Feb. 4, 2014.

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January 3, 2014

New vehicle ordering process WebEx training set Jan. 8 for elevator-maintenance contract

 

New vehicle ordering process

There is a new process for vehicle ordering. Please review the information located on the Vehicle Contract List.

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WebEx training set Jan. 8 for elevator-maintenance contract

Second-tier solicitations for the state's new conveyance-maintenance contract will be the subject of a WebEx training at 10 a.m. Jan. 8.

The training will examine a customizable template for state agencies and political subdivisions seeking contractors to maintain and repair their elevators, escalators, moving walks and other conveyances through State Contract #00713.

Here is the process to join the Jan. 8 WebEx training:

  1. Start here.
  2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
  3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: Training1
  4. Click "Join."

To be sent an email with the above information, contact Bart Potter at bart.potter@des.wa.gov.

State Contract #00713 will operate concurrently for up to a year with its predecessor, Contract #01507, to allow for a transition to new vendors and new contract terms and procedures.

Under the new contract, users statewide will have two vendors — Kone Inc. and Otis Elevator — to compete for conveyance-maintenance work at the local level. Eltec Systems will offer a third alternative for customers in King and Snohomish counties.

For questions about the new contract or continuing service under the old contract, or about the WebEx training, contact Potter at (360) 407-9431 or bart.potter@des.wa.gov.

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