Purchasing Biweekly Bulletin

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August 21, 2015

New Contracts

None at this time.

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebid

Washington to participate in NASPO contract for ink and toner


Digital imaging system (Homeland Security) contract will expire in February; no rebid


Integrated pest management contracts extended for one year

Contract Feedback Sought

Contract for portable roadway signs to expire – DES seeking feedback


Feedback wanted for forklifts contract


DES seeks comments for the playground equipment contract


Feedback and stakeholder group sought for intelligent transportation system (ITS) rebid


DES seeks comments for NASPO Facilities MRO master contract


Feedback and stakeholder group sought on tire chain rebid


Feedback and stakeholder group sought on vehicle accident management rebid


DES seeks stakeholder volunteers for future one-piece molded furniture contract


Manlifts contract will expire – DES needs your feedback


Thurston County towing service contract expires in October; feedback needed


Fuel tanks contract to expire – tell us what you think



Washington to participate in NASPO contract for ink and toner


After a thorough analysis of the pricing on the NASPO ValuePoint (formerly WSCA-NASPO) contract for Office Supplies, the Department of Enterprise Services (DES), with the assistance of a stakeholder group, has determined there is benefit for Washington state to sign a Participating Addendum for ink and toner as opposed to creating a new solicitation. The end result will be a multiple award, anticipated the first week of September.

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Digital imaging system (Homeland Security) contract will expire in February; no rebid


The digital imaging system (Homeland Security) contract #08409 will expire Feb. 16, 2016, and will not be extended or rebid. This decision was made due to lack of use of the contract. In addition, contract #01515 provides like items.

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Integrated pest management contracts extended for one year


All four integrated pest management contracts have been extended through Aug. 17, 2016:

  • Contract #00714, Consulting Services, with Sprague Pest Solutions, Envirologic Resources Inc., Orkin Inc. and Venables Inc.
  • Contract #01314, In & Around Structures, with Eagle Pest Eliminators, Sprague Pest Solutions, Stop Bugging Me LLC, Farrington Specialists Corp., Standard Pest Control, Orkin Inc., United Pest Solutions Inc. and Venables Inc.
  • Contract #01414, Outdoor Landscapes, with Orkin Inc.
  • Contract #01514, Marine Environments, with Sprague Pest Solutions, Stop Bugging Me LLC, and Orkin Inc.

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Contract for portable roadway signs to expire – DES seeking feedback


The portable roadway signs and stands contract #06710 is scheduled to expire Sept. 30. DES is seeking customer feedback by Sept. 3 using the online Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. Customers who feel that the current contract does not meet their needs are encouraged to contact DES Contracts Specialist Breann Aggers, (360) 407-9416.

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Feedback wanted for forklifts contract


Second request: DES is seeking feedback and stakeholder input for the rebid of contract #04009 for forklifts and lift equipment. The contract will expire Nov. 30, and feedback is requested by Sept. 4. If you have an interest in being a stakeholder or are seeking further information, contact Contract Specialist Heidi Bohl, (360) 407-8228.

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DES seeks comments for the playground equipment contract


The playground equipment and ground surface cover contract #03110 is scheduled to expire Jan. 11, 2016. DES is seeking customer feedback by Sept. 18 using the online Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. DES is considering extending the contract for one year. Customers who have feedback are encouraged to contact the Facilities, Grounds and Recreation team at DESFacilitiGroundRec@des.wa.gov.

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Feedback and stakeholder group sought for intelligent transportation system (ITS) rebid


Current contracts #03709 and #02612 for intelligent transportation system equipment are due to expire Dec. 23 and will be rebid. The two contracts will be consolidated into one solicitation.

DES is seeking customer feedback through the online Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback forms by Sept. 14:

DES also is inviting customers to participate in a stakeholder group to help develop the replacement contract. To learn more about the time commitment of participating as a stakeholder, contact DES Contracts Specialist Mark Roush, (360) 407-9311.

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DES seeks comments for NASPO Facilities MRO master contract


The NASPO ValuePoint (formerly WSCA-NASPO) Facilities MRO master contract #01711, also referred to as the industrial supplies and equipment contract, is scheduled to expire Feb. 28, 2016. DES is seeking customer feedback by Sept. 18 using the online Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. DES is considering extending the contract for one year.

Customers who have feedback are encouraged to contact the Facilities, Grounds and Recreation team at DESFacilitiGroundRec@des.wa.gov or (360) 407-2213.

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Feedback and stakeholder group sought on tire chain rebid


Contract #06609 for tire chains and accessories is due to expire Dec.17 and will be rebid. DES is seeking customer feedback through the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form by Sept. 2.

DES also is inviting customers to participate in a stakeholder group to assist in the development of the replacement contract. To learn more about the time commitment for participating as a stakeholder contact DES Contracts Specialist Steve Hatfield, (360) 407-9276.

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Feedback and stakeholder group sought on vehicle accident management rebid


Contract #01909 for vehicle accident management services is due to expire and will be rebid. DES is seeking customer feedback through the online Vendor and Contract performance Feedback form by Sept. 2.

DES also is inviting customers to participate in the stakeholder group to assist in the development of the replacement contract. To learn more about the time commitment for participating as a stakeholder please contact DES Contracts Specialist Steve Hatfield, (360) 407-9276.

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DES seeks stakeholder volunteers for future one-piece molded furniture contract


DES is seeking a group of volunteer stakeholders for development of a one-piece molded furniture contract. If you are interested in participating in the stakeholder group, please contact DES Contracts Specialist Christopher Martinez, (360) 407-8226.

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Manlifts contract will expire – DES needs your feedback


The manlifts (various sizes) contract #02911 is scheduled to expire Sept. 29. DES is seeking customer feedback by Sept. 2 using the online Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. Customers who feel the current contract does not meet their needs are encouraged to contact DES Contracts Specialist Breann Aggers at (360) 407-9416.

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Thurston County towing service contract expires in October; feedback needed


The towing service for Thurston County contract #04110 is scheduled to expire Oct.31. DES is seeking customer feedback by Sept. 15 using the online Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. Customers who feel that the current contract does not meet their needs are encouraged to contact DES Contracts Specialist Breann Aggers, (360) 407-9416.

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Fuel tanks contract to expire – tell us what you think


The fuel tanks and equipment contract #01614 is scheduled to expire Oct. 31. DES is seeking customer feedback by Sept. 15 using the online Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. Customers who feel that the current contract does not meet their needs are encouraged to contact DES Contracts Specialist Breann Aggers, (360) 407-9416.

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August 7, 2015

New Contracts

Lemon Law arbitration services contract awarded

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebid

Doors and frames master contract extended for one year


Janitorial/industrial paper supplies contract extended two years


Mechanical door hardware contract extended one year


Conveyance maintenance and repair contract extended one year


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


Small phone systems migrating to NASPO ValuePoint's data communications contract

Contract Feedback Sought

Plumbing repair parts contract to be rebid; stakeholder input needed


Comments welcome for marine waste-management services contract


Stakeholder participation needed for conference-planning services master contract



Lemon Law arbitration services contract awarded


The Lemon Law arbitration services contract #01115 has been awarded and is active as of Aug. 1. It contract replaces contract 03109.

This service is used to obtain Lemon Law arbitrators for hearings at various locations, within time frames established under the Lemon Law. The Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division is responsible for the implementation and administration of the arbitration program.

One vendor has been awarded on this contract - Washington Arbitration and Mediation Services, dba WAMS.

Questions can be directed to Enterprise Services Contracts Specialist Rachelle Rehse, (360) 407-8122.

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Doors and frames master contract extended for one year


Contract #06410 for doors and frames from American Direct Procurement Inc. has been extended one year. The new expiration date is Oct. 25, 2016.

Questions about the contract can be directed to the DES Facilities, Ground, and Recreation contracts team at (360) 407-2213.

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Janitorial/industrial paper supplies contract extended two years


Contract #00812 for janitorial/industrial paper supplies-green with vendors Waxie Sanitary Supply, Coastwide Laboratories, Inc. and Interline Brands has been extended for two years. The new expiration date is July 31, 2017.

Questions about the contract can be directed to the DES Facilities, Ground, and Recreation contracts team at (360) 407-2213.

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Mechanical door hardware contract extended one year


Contract #04010 for Mechanical Door hardware with Stanley Security and Clark Security has been extended for an additional year. The new expiration date is Nov. 30, 2016.

Questions about the contract can be directed to the DES Facilities, Ground, and Recreation contracts team at (360) 407-2213.

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Conveyance maintenance and repair contract extended one year


Contract #00713 for conveyance maintenance and repair master contract has been extended for one year with all three vendors: Kone, Inc., Otis Elevator Co., and Eltec Systems LLC.

Questions about the contract can be directed to the DES Facilities, Ground, and Recreation contracts team at (360) 407-2213.

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


The long distance calling card contract T09-MST-172 (#05212) will expire March 11, 2016, and will not be extended or rebid. This decision was made because of a lack of use on the contract. Changes in the industry, with more customers using cell phone services, minimize the need for a long distance calling card contract.

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Small phone systems migrating to NASPO ValuePoint's data communications contract


The small phone systems contract T10-MST-290 (#05512) with vendor Touch Point will expire Aug. 12 and won't be extended.

Altura's contract T09-MST-154 (05512) expires Jan. 31, 2016, and also will not be extended or rebid.

Small phone systems can be purchased through the data communications contract (01114) which is a contract of NASPO ValuePoint (formerly WSCA-NASPO). These systems can be found under the Unified Communications category within the contract, which has multiple vendors available. The term of the NASPO data communications contract is through May 2019. View vendor contact information for ordering.

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Plumbing repair parts contract to be rebid; stakeholder input needed


DES is drafting a new master contract for plumbing repair parts to replace master contract #00712, which will expire Jan. 31, 2016.

DES is seeking input by Aug. 21 from current and new stakeholders for the new master contract. Questions and input can be directed to Contracts Specialist Leslie Edwards, (360) 407-8416.

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Comments welcome for marine waste-management services contract


Enterprise Services is seeking feedback from customer users and personnel to help a stakeholder team for the marine waste-management services contract #01110.

The contract expires July 31, 2016. Feedback is requested by Aug. 27. For further information, contact contract specialists Richard Worthy, (360) 407-7932 or John Allen, (360) 407-8406.

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Stakeholder participation needed for conference-planning services master contract


DES is structuring and bidding a master contract for conference-planning services. This contract was originally included in Contract #32010, Personnel Services.

The conference-planning services master contract will focus solely on contracting with firms who specialize in conference/convention planning and related activities. DES is encouraging stakeholders to participate with:

  1. Pre-bid conferences;
  2. Identifying minimum qualifications for the consultants;
  3. Refining evaluation criteria;
  4. Assisting in evaluation of responses and award decision.

If you are interested in being part of the stakeholder team for this new contract, or have any questions, please contact Clayton Long, (360) 407-8508, by close of business Aug. 18.

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July 24, 2015

News Contracts

Executive recruitment consulting services awarded

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebid

Lamps and ballasts master contract extended for two years


Second-tier user guide for security guard contract includes reporting requirements

Contract Feedback Sought

Comments welcome for vehicle accident management services contract



Executive recruitment consulting services awarded


The executive recruitment consulting services contract #05714 has been awarded, and is effective as of July 15. This is a new two-tier contract, and replaces Category 7 of Master Contract #32010 for organizational development services.

Executive recruitment is a service used to identify and recruit qualified candidates for executive management or other highly specialized positions in organizations. Executive recruitment professionals may be involved throughout the hiring process, including recruitment announcements, resume review, selection of pre-qualified candidates, interview questionnaires, interviews, review of candidate interviews, reference and background checks, final selection and other services required to complete a recruitment project.

Awards went to 12 vendors:

  • Capability Staffing
  • CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services, Inc.
  • Computer Consultants International, Inc.
  • Chameleon Technologies, Inc.
  • Common Vision Careers Corp.
  • CPS HR Consulting
  • Elyon Enterprise Strategies, Inc.
  • Express Personnel Services
  • ICOREHR
  • Isaacson, Miller
  • Karras Consulting, Inc.
  • RPA, Inc.

For questions, please contact Enterprise Services Contracts Specialist Rachelle Rehse, (360) 407-8122.

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Lamps and ballasts master contract extended for two years


Contract #07510 for Lamps and Ballasts from has been extended with vendor Consolidated Electrical Distributors for two years. The new expiration date is Oct. 28, 2017.

Questions about the contract can be directed to Contract Specialist Teri Lund, (360) 407-8259.

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Second-tier user guide for security guard contract includes reporting requirements


Purchasers using the security guard services contract (#06013), are required to report to the Department of Enterprise Services the following information as identified in the original solicitation:

Reporting Requirements
Purchaser will report to Enterprise Services when they:

  1. Award a work request (including a rapid selection)
  2. Amend a work request
  3. Finalize and close out a work request

The customer’s report should include the state contract number, start and end dates, the vendor name, the estimated value and the actual value of the contract. Information should be submitted via email. Contact information is provided in the state's contract web portal.

The second-tier user guide is also available in the Pricing & Ordering Information in the "current documents" section of the web portal.

For questions and further information, contact Heidi Bohl, (360) 407-9421.

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Comments welcome for vehicle accident management services contract


Enterprise Services is seeking feedback and stakeholder input for the rebid of contract #01909 for vehicle accident management services.

The contract will expire Sept. 7, and feedback is requested by Aug. 7. If you have an interest in being a stakeholder or are seeking further information, contact Contracts Specialist Steve Hatfield at (360) 407-9276.

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July 10, 2015

News

Summer Get Certified campaign begins

New Contracts

New interpreter contracts in place (telephone and in-person); old contracts no longer valid

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebid

Extension planned for NASPO police radar, lidar, parts and equipment contract


Document recovery services and facility mitigation contract has been extended

Contract Feedback Sought

DES wants to hear about the new contracts you want


Refresh for armored car service contract; feedback needed



Summer Get Certified campaign begins


The Department of Enterprise Services (DES) works with the Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises (OMWBE) to encourage small and diverse businesses to get certified and to spread the word about the opportunities government contracting can provide to small businesses. To encourage certification, OMWBE is conducting a summer Get Certified campaign.

OMWBE is inviting agencies to join us them to discuss their contracting opportunities and/or programs. Agencies also can send information to OMWBE for distribution. There are numerous Get Certified locations and times in July. Agencies are encouraged to let any small businesses that they work with know about these events.

Please email Gretchen Borck or call her at (360) 664-9750 if you wish to join the roadshow. If you have material you want OMWBE to disseminate, please send it to:
210 11th Avenue S.W. Suite 401
PO Box 41160
Olympia, WA 98504

For more information, contact Debbie McVicker, Deputy Director, Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises, (360) 664-9759.

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New interpreter contracts in place (telephone and in-person); old contracts no longer valid


As of July 1, DES has awarded new contracts for telephone-based interpreter services (Contract #05614, which replaces Contract #03508) and interpreter services- spoken, court-certified and non-court certified (Contract #03514, which replaces Contract #10306).

These contracts have new vendors, and many from the previous contracts are no longer contractors on the new contracts. Customers are asked to check the contract web portal pages for Contract #05614 and #03514 to ensure that selected vendors have a valid contract with DES prior to scheduling services.

For any questions about these new contracts, please contact Contracts Specialist Bradley DeVol, (360) 407-7920.

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Extension planned for NASPO police radar, lidar, parts and equipment contract


The state of Washington will be extending the Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA) Police Radar, Lidar, Parts & Equipment Contract (#01611) to Oct. 30, 2017. DES is requesting any feedback regarding this contract via the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. If you have questions, please contact Contract Specialist Richard Worthy, (360) 407-7932.

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Document recovery services and facility mitigation contract has been extended


Contract #01112 for Document Recovery Services and Facility Mitigation, an interlocal cooperative agreement contract with the state of Georgia, has been extended for a final year through June 30, 2016, with both vendors -- Polygon US Corporation and BMS Cat, Inc.

DES will begin rebidding this contract in 2016, and is seeking comment on whether it should be a state of Washington master contract. For questions or comments, contact the Contract Administrator Melanie Williams, (360) 407-9399.

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DES needs to hear about the new contracts you want


The Department of Enterprise Services (DES) does not have state master contracts in place for the categories listed below. DES is seeking input from customers on whether there is a need for the following master contracts:

  • Actuary services
  • Health care claims processing
  • Health care under-payment recovery
  • State tax fraud prevention
  • Settlement distribution
  • Legal claims administration projects
  • Records processing
  • Worker's compensation and disability claims processing
  • Financial transaction processing
  • Document and content management services
  • Business communication services
  • Data analytics
  • Intelligent customer relationship management

If you would like more information, believe implementing any of these contracts may meet your agency's needs, or that there are potential contracts not listed that you'd like to see, please contact Contracts Specialist Brent Duncan, (360) 407-8778.

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Refresh for armored car service contract; feedback needed


DES is preparing to refresh the Armored Car Service contract (#01013), which would allow more vendors to be available as part of the two-tier process. The first tier establishes a prequalified vendor pool.

In the second tier, purchasers run their own procurement as identified in a step-by-step User Guide. Your feedback is requested to determine if there are changes that could be made to the current contract to improve its value to the customers. Send comments to the Contract Administrator Melanie Williams, (360) 407-9399.

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June 26, 2015

News

Loomis letter sent in error on armored car services contract



Refresh for Analytical Laboratory Services Contract 02413


Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebid

None at this time.

Contract Feedback Sought

Feedback needed on fleet parts contract



Feedback sought on Analytical Laboratory Services contract extension



Customer comments needed for custom stamps contract



Enterprise Services seeks comments for the doors and frames master contract



Enterprise Services seeks comments for lamps and ballasts master contract



Enterprise Services seeks comments for the Conveyance Maintenance and Repair Master Contract



Enterprise Services seeks comments for the mechanical door hardware master contract



Loomis letter sent in error on armored car services contract


A price-increase letter to customers in March by Loomis Armored US, vendor for Contract #01013 Armored Car Services, was sent in error and should not result in price increases to state contract customers.

Customers are urged to check invoices closely and notify the contract administrator immediately if there are price increases. DES is working closely with Loomis to ensure that this blanket letter sent out by their company does not include state customers in the future. For questions or concerns contact Contract Administrator Melanie Williams, (360) 407-9399.

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Refresh for Analytical Laboratory Services Contract 02413


A vendor has been added and two vendors removed as part of a refresh for Contract #02413 Analytical Laboratory Services.

This is a two-tier contract that allows direct purchases with qualified vendors for purchases under $10,000 and also allows for a second-tier competitive solicitation for larger purchases. The new vendor is Atmospheric Analysis and Consulting, Inc.

BSK Associates has purchased Addy Lab LLC and Pace Analytical Services Inc. has purchased Kiff Analytical LLC. Addy Lab and Kiff will be removed from the contract, while BSK and Pace assume all their rights and responsibilities.

Documents on the website have also been refreshed to allow for easier use. The Contract and Amendments tab now shows the status of the current contract and the Pricing and Ordering Page has been simplified and updated with the changes noted above. Direct questions to John Allen, Contract Administrator, at (360) 407-8406.

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Feedback needed on fleet parts contract


The Department of Enterprise Services is seeking feedback for the extension of contract #01809, Fleet Parts, Statewide (JIT). The contract's current term will expire on August 8, 2015 with its final expiration date on August 9, 2018.

Customers are asked to provide any feedback by July 1. For further information contact Cynthia Shaw at (360) 407-7948.

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Feedback sought on Analytical Laboratory Services contract extension


Contract #02413 Analytical Laboratory Services is scheduled to expire in October 2015 and DES is preparing to extend it. DES is seeking customer feedback using the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback by July 3. Customers who feel the current contract does not meet their needs are also encouraged to contact John Allen directly by email, or by calling (360) 407-8406.

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Customer comments needed for custom stamps contract


The DES Office Operations team is looking for customer opinion on Custom Stamps Contract (#04511), which will be used to help determine if the current contract with ProStamps, should be extended or re-bid.

To ensure no loss in coverage, the decision to extend or rebid must be made by the end of July. Customers are asked provide their feedback no later than July 29. Contact Roni Field with any questions or concerns.

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Enterprise Services seeks comments for the doors and frames master contract


The Doors and Frames Master Contract (#06410) is scheduled to expire Oct. 25. DES is seeking customer feedback by July 10 using the online Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. DES is considering extending the contract for one year.

Customers who have feedback are encouraged to contact Contract Specialist Jennifer Burbage (360) 407-9422.

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Enterprise Services seeks comments for lamps and ballasts master contract


The Lamps and Ballasts Master contract (#7510) is scheduled to expire October 27, 2015. DES is seeking customer feedback by July 10, 2015 using the online Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. DES is considering extending the contract for two years.

Customers who have feedback are encouraged to contact Contract Specialist Teri Lund (360) 407-8259.

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Enterprise Services seeks comments for the Conveyance Maintenance and Repair Master Contract


The Conveyance Maintenance and Repair Master Contract (#00713) is scheduled to expire Sept. 30. DES is seeking customer feedback by July 10 using the online Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. DES is considering extending the contract for two years.

Customers who have feedback are encouraged to contact Contract Specialist Jennifer Burbage (360) 407-9422.

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Enterprise Services seeks comments for the mechanical door hardware master contract


The Mechanical Door Hardware master contract (#04010) is scheduled to expire Nov. 30. DES is seeking customer feedback by July 10 using the online Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. DES is considering extending the contract for one year.

Customers who have feedback are encouraged to contact Contract Specialist Leslie Edwards (360) 407-8416.

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June 12, 2015

New Contracts/Systems

None at this time.

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebid

Onsite document-destruction contract extended



Mediation services contract will be rebid; stakeholder input needed



Small-package delivery contract extended for a year



Janitorial/industrial paper supplies to be extended



Contract for triploid rainbow trout has been extended

Contract Feedback Sought

Enterprise Services seeks comments for plumbing repair parts contract



Feedback sought on extending traffic control and law enforcement services contract



DES seeking comment on extension portable wheel-load weighing scales



DES asks feedback on generator set maintenance/repair contract



Feedback wanted for forklifts contract



DES wants to hear from customers on asphalt-bulk products



Onsite document-destruction contract extended

The onsite document-destruction services contract (#07412) has been extended from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017. The Department of Enterprise Services (DES) is seeking customer feedback on the new contract using the Vendor and Contract Report Card.

If you have questions about the contract, contact Contract Specialist John Allen, (360) 407-8406.

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Mediation services contract will be rebid; stakeholder input needed

DES is drafting a new master contract for mediation services to replace Master Contract #06313, which will expire Sept. 30, 2015.

DES is seeking input from current and new stakeholders for the new master contract, 04215. Customers who have questions on the new contract are encouraged to contact Contract Specialist Rachelle Rehse, (360) 407-8122.

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Small-package delivery contract extended for a year

Contract #03311 for small-package delivery services with FedEx has been extended until Aug. 27, 2016. Contract pricing and all amendments can be found on the contract web page.

If you have questions about the contract, contact Contract Specialist Roni Field, (360) 407-7949.

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Janitorial/industrial paper supplies to be extended

The janitorial/industrial paper supplies – green contract (#00812) is due to expire July 30, and the state is preparing to extend the contract for a two-year term. DES is seeking customer feedback by June 29 using the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form.

If there are any questions or concerns related to this extension or the contract, contact Contract Specialist Scott Schumacher, (360) 407-8527.

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Contract for triploid rainbow trout has been extended

The triploid rainbow trout contract (#03312) has been extended from June 30, 2015, to July 30, 2017.

If you have questions, contact Contract Specialist Richard Worthy, (360) 407-7932.

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Enterprise Services seeks comments for plumbing repair parts contract

The plumbing repair parts contract (#00712) is scheduled to expire July 31. DES is seeking customer feedback by June 19 using the online Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. DES is considering extending the contract for two years.

Customers who have feedback are encouraged to contact Contract Specialist Leslie Edwards, (360) 407-8416.

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Feedback sought on extending traffic control and law enforcement services contract

DES is preparing to extend the traffic-control and law-enforcement services contract (#04510) and is seeking customer feedback by June 26 using the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form.

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

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DES seeking comment on extension portable wheel-load weighing scales

State Contract #02213 for portable wheel-load weighing scales will expire Aug. 26. Feedback is requested by July 1. For further information contact Contract Specialist Corey Larson, (360) 407-9407.

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DES asks feedback on generator set maintenance/repair contract

DES is looking for feedback for the extension of contract #03512 for generator set maintenance and repair.

The contract's current term expires Aug. 14. Provide any feedback by July 1. For further information please contact Contract Specialist Corey Larson, (360) 407-9407.

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Feedback wanted for forklifts contract

DES is seeking feedback and stakeholder input for the rebid of contract #04009 for forklifts and lift equipment.

The contract will expire Nov. 30, and feedback is requested by July 1. If you have an interest in being a stakeholder or are seeking further information, contact Contract Specialist Corey Larson (360) 407-9407.

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DES wants to hear from customers on asphalt-bulk products

DES is seeking feedback for the extension of contract #01211 for asphalt, bulk products.

The contract's current term will expire Aug. 17. Feedback is requested by July 1. For further information contact Contract Specialist Corey Larson, (360) 407-9407.

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May 29, 2015

New Contracts/Systems

None at this time.

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebid

Light and medium-duty bus contract nears its end



Stakeholder participation needed for linen and laundry services contract

Contract Feedback Sought

Feedback needed for food-service disposables contract



Enterprise Services seeks stakeholders for gases (specialty and industrial) contract



Enterprise Services seeks stakeholders for fencing materials contract



Light and medium-duty bus contract nears its end

Contract #06209 for the as-needed purchase of light to medium-duty buses (cutaway) is nearing its termination date. The Department of Enterprise Services is developing a solicitation for a replacement contract.

The current contract (06209) will be extended to Dec. 31, 2015, or until a replacement contract is put in place, whichever comes first.

Interested purchasers are encouraged to contact the procurement coordinator, Steve Hatfield, (360) 407-9276, to determine projected usage and specifications.

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Stakeholder participation needed for linen and laundry services contract

Enterprise Services is structuring and bidding a master contract for linen and laundry services. These services were originally included in master contract #01308.

The master contract will focus on vendors who provide and service linen and laundry rentals statewide. Enterprise Services is encouraging stakeholders to participate with: 1) Pre-bid conferences; 2) Identifying the minimum qualifications for the contractors; 3) Refining the evaluation criteria; 4) Assisting in the evaluation of responses and the award decision.

If you are interested in being part of the stakeholder team for this new contract, or have questions, contact Bradley DeVol, (360) 407-7920. If interested in participating, please respond by close of business June 2.

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Feedback needed for food-service disposables contract

Contract #06006 for food service disposables (Category C) is scheduled to expire Sept. 30. Enterprise Services is asking customers to use the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form to assist in rebidding this commodity.

Customers are asked to complete the feedback form by June 5. If you have questions, contact Contracts Specialist Tim Shay, (360) 407-9410.

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Enterprise Services seeks stakeholders for gases (specialty and industrial) contract

The gases, specialty and industrial, contract (#04209) is scheduled to expire Oct. 31. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback by June 16 using the online Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form.

Customers who want to participate in the rebid process or have other feedback are encouraged to contact Contracts Specialist Leslie Edwards, (360) 407-8416.

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Enterprise Services seeks stakeholders for fencing materials contract

The contract for fencing materials and related products (#02609) is scheduled to expire Aug. 27. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback by June 1 using the online Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form.

Customers who would like to participate in the rebid process or who have other feedback are encouraged to contact Contracts Specialist Teri Lund, (360) 407-8529.

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May 15, 2015

New Contracts/Systems

New contract for interpreter services available July 1



Electronics and spent-light recycling contract awarded



Sign Support Materials contract awarded



Scrap metal collection and recycling contract awarded

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebid

Process service contract will be extended; stakeholders sought for re-bid process



Cutting edges contract for snowplows and graders extended



Addy Lab LLC suspended from analytical lab services contract



Asphalt vendor reinstated on contract



Product added and specifications amended on catch basin cleaner contract

Contract Feedback Sought

Feedback sought on extending on-site document destruction services contract



DES seeks contractor feedback on contract for body armor



Stakeholder feedback requested for mediation-services contract

News

State master contract 04411 is the only valid office supplies contract



DES to share purchasing card rebate with Commercial Card Solutions contract customers



New contract for interpreter services available July 1

The state contract for interpreter services (10306) has been rebid, with replacement contract #03514 set to take effect July 1.

A customer stakeholder team representing the state Department of Social and Health Services, Health Care Authority, Office of Administrative Hearings and Department of Corrections was instrumental in the solicitation development and contract award.

The new contract offers the ability to place service requests with individual interpreters for two categories, an annual "refresh" process to add new contractors, as well as a significant increase in the choice of service providers by county (from 12 to 36) for a variety of languages. Nine of the contractors are certified minority or woman-owned companies.

For questions about the new contract, contact Contracts Specialist Kathie Collins, (360) 407-9409.

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Electronics and spent-light recycling contract awarded

The Recycling Services-Electronics and Spent Light contract (#00615) was awarded April 12. It replaces Contract 09108 that expired May 7.

The contract has an initial term of May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2017. Enterprise Services is seeking continuous customer feedback on the new contract using the Vendor and Contract Report Card. If you have questions about the contract, contact Contract Specialist John Allen, (360) 407-9311.

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Sign Support Materials contract awarded

The Sign Support Materials contract (#02415) has been awarded. The initial term began May 1, 2015 and ends April 30, 2016. This is the first multiple-award contract for sign support materials that Enterprise Services has done. Questions can be directed to Contract Specialist Mark Roush, (360) 407-9311.

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Scrap metal collection and recycling contract awarded

Contract #00515 for scrap metal collection and recycling was awarded May 12. It replaces Contract #01509, which will expire May 31. The new contract has an initial term of June 1, 2015, to May 31, 2018. Enterprise Services is seeking continuous customer feedback on the new contract using the Vendor and Contract Report Card. If you have questions about the contract, contact Contract Specialist John Allen, (360) 407-8406.

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Process service contract will be extended; stakeholders sought for re-bid process

The Process Service contract (#00810) will be extended through June 29, 2016, or until a replacement contract is in place following a competitive solicitation.

Enterprise Services is seeking stakeholder participation for the re-bid process. If you are interested in participating or would like more information, contact Contracts Specialist Rachelle Rehse, (360) 407-8122.

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Cutting edges contract for snowplows and graders extended

The Cutting Edges for Snow Plows and Graders contract (#03014) has been extended to June 1, 2017. Vendor Valk Manufacturing chose not to extend. Other vendors are still available for all categories. If you have questions, contact Contract Specialist Mark Roush, (360) 407-9311.

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Addy Lab LLC suspended from analytical lab services contract

Enterprise Services has suspended Addy Lab LLC from the Analytical Laboratory Services contract (#02413) for 90 days, effective May 8, for failure to maintain accreditation with the Department of Ecology Laboratory Accreditation program.

There are 20 other active vendors on the contract. There is also a contract refresh underway, which will potentially add vendors in June 2015. Please direct questions to Contracts Specialist Melanie Williams, (360) 407-9399.

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Asphalt vendor reinstated on contract

In the interest of customer service and product availability for Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance personnel, Enterprise Services has lifted the suspension on Five Star Products Inc. two weeks early. The vendor met all of the conditions required in their suspension letter. Five Star Products Inc. is one of eight vendors on the Asphalt, Bulk Products contract (#01211). Questions can be directed to DES Contracts Specialist Corey Larson, (360) 407-9407.

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Product added and specifications amended on catch basin cleaner contract

Contract #01912 for catch basin cleaners has been amended. Vendor BEN-KO-MATIC Co., doing business as Owen Equipment Co., has added the Kenworth T440 chassis as an available item. There also is a change to the Vactor Manufacturing dual fan for this vendor. See the contract portal page for details and pricing. For more information, contact Mark Roush, (360) 407-9311.

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Feedback sought on extending on-site document destruction services contract

The On-Site Document Destruction Services contract (#07412) is due to expire June 30, and the state is preparing to extend the contract. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback by May 29 using the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form.

Customers who feel that the current contract does not meet their needs or who have other feedback are encouraged to contact John Allen, (360) 407-8406.

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DES seeks contractor feedback on contract for body armor

The Body Armor contract (#02711) is scheduled to expire July 31. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback by June 1 using the online Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form.

Customers who feel the current contract does not meet their needs or who have other feedback are encouraged to contact Contracts Specialist Melanie Williams, (360) 407-9399.

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Stakeholder feedback requested for mediation-services contract

The Mediation Services contract (#06313) will terminate Sept. 30. Enterprise Services is seeking stakeholder input on whether the current contract should be extended or rebid. If your agency uses the contract and you have thoughts about it, contact Rachelle Rehse, (360) 407-8122.

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State master contract 04411 is the only valid office supplies contract

State master contract #04411 for office supplies and paper is the only office supplies contract for the state of Washington. The state is not participating in the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) contract for office supplies. Therefore, no vendor other than Office Depot has a valid state contract for office supplies.

The state has not written a participating addendum to any NASPO ValuePoint (formerly WSCA-NASPO) contract for office supplies, ink/toner, or paper. With its own office supply contract in place, the state chose not to create a potential conflict with a separate agreement for the same commodity. Based on feedback from our customers, Enterprise Services extended master contract 04411 with Office Depot.

Questions can be directed to Contract Specialist Breann Aggers, (360) 407-9416.

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DES to share purchasing card rebate with Commercial Card Solutions contract customers

Enterprise Services expects to receive $1.25 million from U.S. Bancorp in additional rebates for 2014 volume, based on Incentive No. 4 of the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) Valuepoint Commercial Card Solutions contract (#00612). NASPO Valuepoint is formerly known as the Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA). Incentive No. 4 is an additional rebate that states receive when states' cumulative spending exceeds $500 million. This rebate is paid directly to Enterprise Services, and is above and beyond the other rebates paid directly to participating entities, including those for:

  • Sales volume
  • Prompt payment
  • Large ticket items

This additional rebate provides Enterprise Services with revenue that exceeds the cost of managing the Purchasing Card Program. Thus, these funds will be divided among participating Washington customers using the contract, on a proportional basis, based on each entity’s 2014 volume. Distribution of funds is estimated to occur May 18, 2015 or shortly thereafter. View a detailed accounting of how the funds are being disbursed.

Questions about this distribution, or the contract, should be directed to Contracts Specialist Clayton Long, (360) 407-8508.

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May 1, 2015

Division News

Contracting division gains new name, new structure

New Contracts/Systems

State awards new contract for telephone interpreter services

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebid

Office Supplies and Paper Contract update: Ink-and-toner category to be rebid, lapse in contract coverage expected for this category only



Stakeholder participation needed for Conference Planning Services master contract

Contract Feedback Sought

Feedback sought on Integrated Pest Management Contracts



Contracting division gains new name, new structure
Focus on efficiency and customer service ongoing

Washington State's goods and services and information technology contracting division has a new name: Contracts, Procurement and Risk Management (CPRM). This Department of Enterprise Services division was formerly called Contracts and Legal Services.

The new name represents a new structure that was created as part of the division's ongoing focus on customer service and efficiency.

The new structure aligns master contracts and agency/internal contracts into "affinity groups" based on commodities, services or projects. The teams are:

  • Health and Human Services
  • Office Operations Facilities, Grounds and Rec
  • Environment and Protection
  • Vehicles, Fuel and Transportation
  • Information Technology (IT) – Application Development and Telecommunications
  • ProServe (professional services)

Rather than placing sole responsibility for a contract with one contracts specialist, groups are establishing “team ownership” of the contracts in their portfolios. That means team members are learning about the contracts of their teammates so they're better able to answer customer questions in the absence of the contract lead.

The contract teams are now in place, almost fully staffed and actively working on behalf of customers.

The teams have access to dedicated resources including teams of CPRM staffers on the following teams:

  • Contracts Resource Center
  • Business Development and Outreach
  • Legal
  • Enterprise Procurement Policy

For example, technical aspects and data analysis will be overseen by the Business Development and Outreach team, while Tier One and Tier Two service calls will be fielded and answered by the Contracts Resource team.

Questions about contracts and the new teams can be directed to the main CPRM customer service line at (360) 407-2210.

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State awards new contract for telephone interpreter services

The new state contract for telephone interpreter services (#05614) has been awarded and is set to launch July 1. This replaces contract 03508. New Mexico was lead state for the NASPO ValuePoint solicitation and award, with members from Washington's Enterprise Services and Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) participating.

The new contractors offer pricing about 20 percent lower than the current contract as follows:

  • CTS Language Link     $.62/minute
  • Linguistica International    $.57/minute
  • Voiance Language Services    $.75/minute

Enterprise Services is finalizing Participating Addenda with each of the three contractors. Enterprise Services has set a May 1 target for posting the contract and supporting documents to the Enterprise Services website. The Health Care Authority and DSHS are expected to issue instructions to their end users for the transition to the new contract.

For questions about the new contract, please contact Contracts Specialist Brad DeVol, (360) 407-7920.

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Office Supplies and Paper Contract update: Ink-and-toner category to be rebid, lapse in contract coverage expected for this category only

The following is a clarification about the latest developments on the Office Supplies and Paper contract (#04411). The contract has been extended with vendor Office Depot through April 30, 2016, for the office supplies and paper categories. But Enterprise Services will be rebidding the ink-and-toner category, and anticipates a lapse in coverage (for this category only) through August 2015.

Customers with an immediate need during the lapse in coverage can make Direct Buy purchases under RCW 39.26.125. If you have questions, please contact Contracts Specialist Breann Aggers, (360) 407-9416.

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Stakeholder participation needed for Conference Planning Services master contract

Enterprise Services is structuring and bidding a master contract for Conference Planning Services. This contract was originally included in the Organizational Development Personal Services contract (#32010).

The conference planning services master contract will focus on attracting firms that specialize in conference/convention planning and related activities. Enterprise Services is encouraging stakeholders to participate with:

  1. Pre-bid conferences
  2. Identifying the minimum qualifications for the consultants
  3. Refining the evaluation criteria
  4. Assisting in the evaluation of responses and award decision

If you are interested in being part of the stakeholder team for this new contract, or have questions, contact Contracts Specialist Clayton Long, (360) 407-8508. If interested in participating, please respond back by 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 11.

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Feedback sought on Integrated Pest Management Contracts

The Integrated Pest Management contracts are scheduled to expire Aug. 17. Enterprise Services is asking for feedback on all four contracts by July 1:

Customers who feel the current contract does not meet their needs are encouraged to contact Contracts Specialist Melanie Williams, (360) 407-9399.

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April 17, 2015

New Contracts/Systems

Stakeholder participation needed for new customer survey services contract



Emergency lightbar contract activated



Environmental consulting services contract awarded

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebid

Enterprise Services expects lapse in contract coverage for office supplies and ink-and-toner



State Patrol food-catering services contract to be rebid



Contract rebid set for weapons, air tasers and electronic incapacitation devices



Customer advisory team members sought for fire alarm services rebid



Fertilizers contract extended



Contract for commercial food-service equipment to be rebid



Weekend student transportation contract



Contract for fully refundable airfare extended

Contract Feedback Sought

Enterprise Services seeks contractor feedback on mail machines and services contract



Feedback sought on WSCA Airfare-Southwest contract



Feedback sought on travel services contract



Feedback sought on contract for emergency response for hazardous materials and vessels



Feedback sought on marine radar contract

Contract Changes

Price adjustment and product changes for vegetation management



Asphalt vendor suspended




Stakeholder participation needed for new customer survey services contract

Enterprise Services is developing a new master contract for Customer Survey Services (#06014). Customer Survey Services was originally included in the Personal Services contract (#32206), but will now be in a separate contract.

DES is seeking stakeholder participation for this new contract. If you are interested in participating in the development of this contract, contact Rachelle Rehse, (360) 407-8122.

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Emergency lightbar contract activated

The state contract for LES emergency light bars, siren warning accessories and other related accessories is now active (#08213). The vendors are Soundoff Signal, Code 3 Inc., Carson Manufacturing Co., Whelen Engineering Co., and Star Headlight & Lantern Co.

The purpose of this contract is to provide all warning lights such as roof-mounted light bars, interior lighting packages, and other miscellaneous warning lights like scene lights and spotlights, as well as siren amplifiers, switches, speakers, mounting brackets, etc. Items not included are cages, push grilles, shotgun holders, etc.

For more information, visit the contract webpage.

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Environmental consulting services contract awarded

The Environmental Consulting Services contract (#05014) has been awarded and became effective April 15. This new two-tier contract will replace Category 3 of the Personal Services Master Contract (#32206).

Bidders were asked to offer quotes for services in four categories and indicate expertise in 10 subcategories. The categories and subcategories are:

Service categories

  1. Planning and permitting
  2. Waste management and remediation
  3. Regulatory compliance
  4. Natural resource management

Expertise subcategories

  1. General environmental services
  2. Hazardous materials and solid waste
  3. Geology
  4. Cultural resources
  5. Water resources
  6. Biology
  7. Agriculture
  8. Forestry
  9. Air, noise, and energy
  10. Hydrology and hydraulics

The bid resulted in an award to 75 vendors, compared to 58 vendors on the previous contract, with a lowest "not to exceed" (NTE) rate of $44 per hour versus $68 per hour (a projected savings of more than 25 percent).

Questions about the new contract can be directed to Contracts Specialist Rachelle Rehse, (360) 407-8122.

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Enterprise Services seeks contractor feedback on mail machines and services contract

The Mail and Postage Machines and Service contract (#02713) is scheduled to expire June 18. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback by May 4 using the online Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form.

Customers who feel that the current contract does not meet their needs are encouraged to contact Contracts Specialist Breann Aggers, (360) 407-9416.

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Feedback sought on WSCA Airfare-Southwest contract

The WSCA Airfare-Southwest Airlines contract (#02013) is scheduled to expire Sept. 30. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback by April 27 using the online Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. If the contract does not meet your needs, contact Jessica Smith, (360) 407-8408.

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Feedback sought on travel services contract

The Travel Services (agent-assisted and Internet) contract (#01913) is scheduled to expire Sept. 30. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback by April 27, 2015, using the online Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. Customers who feel that the current contract does not meet their needs are encouraged to contact DES Contracts Specialist Jessica Smith, (360) 407-8408.

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Feedback sought on contract for emergency response for hazardous materials and vessels

The Emergency Response for Hazardous Materials and Vessels contract (#00214) is scheduled to expire June 30. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback by April 30, using the online Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form.

If you have questions, contact Procurement Supervisor Corinna Cooper, (360) 407-9420.

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Feedback sought on marine radar contract

Contract #04005 for marine radar, satellite compass systems, universal automatic identification systems and GPS maintenance and repair is scheduled to expire June 14. Enterprise Services is asking customers to use the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form to help the state consider if a rebid is appropriate.

Customers are asked to complete the feedback form by April 30. If you have questions, please contact Contract Specialist Corey Larson, (360) 407-9407.

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Enterprise Services expects lapse in contract coverage for office supplies and ink-and-toner

Enterprise Services is working on the rebid of the office supplies, ink and toner category of contract #04411, which will reach its maximum term April 30. Enterprise Services is anticipating a lapse in coverage for this category between May 1 and the end of August 2015. If you have an immediate need during the lapse in coverage, you may purchase products using the Direct Buy Purchases/Procurements (RCW 39.26.125).

If you have questions, contract Contracts Specialist Breann Aggers, (360) 407-9416.

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State Patrol food-catering services contract to be rebid

Enterprise Services is working on the rebid of the Food Catering Services for WSP contract (#07509), which will reach its maximum term in January 2016. If you are interested in providing feedback or participating as a stakeholder, contact Contract Specialist Jessica Smith, (360) 407-8408.

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Contract rebid set for weapons, air tasers and electronic incapacitation devices

Enterprise Services is working on the rebid of the Weapons, Air Tasers and Electronic Incapacitation Devices contract (#02309), which will reach its maximum term June 2.

Customers with questions about the new contract can contact Contracts Specialist Richard Worthy, (360) 407-8122.

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Customer advisory team members sought for fire alarm services rebid

Contracts for fire alarm testing services for state institutions (#05707 and #08008) have expired and will be replaced by a new master contract under development by Enterprise Services.

Agencies that used #05707 or #08008 (fire alarm testing and suppression services) are invited to participate in the rebid process as customer advisory team members. If interested, or for more information, contact Procurement Coordinator Jennifer Burbage, (360) 407-9422.

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Fertilizers contract extended

The Fertilizers contract (#00111) has been extended to May 22, 2017. If you have questions, please contact Contract Specialist Melanie Williams, (360) 407-9399.

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Contract for commercial food-service equipment to be rebid

Enterprise Services is working on the rebid of the contract for Commercial Food Service Equipment and Related Products/Supplies contract (#03809), which will reach its maximum term on Dec. 31, 2015. If you are interested in providing feedback or participating as a stakeholder, contact Contract Specialist Jessica Smith, (360) 407-8408.

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Weekend student transportation contract extended

Contract #10012 for weekend student transportation has been extended for one year July 31, 2016, with A & A Motorcoach, Inc. and Meridian Transportation Resources, LLC. All other pricing and terms and conditions remain unchanged.

Enterprise Services is seeking continuous customer feedback on this contract using the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. If you have questions about the contract, contact Contract Specialist Jessica Smith, (360) 407-8408.

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Contract for fully refundable airfare extended

Contract #01713 for fully refundable airfare has been extended for one year to June 30, 2016, with Alaska Airlines. All other pricing and, terms and conditions remain unchanged.

Enterprise Services is seeking continuous customer feedback on this contract using the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. If you have questions about the contract, contact Contract Specialist Jessica Smith, (360) 407-8408.

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Price adjustment and product changes for vegetation management

Wilbur-Ellis, Co. and Crop Production Services have been allowed a pass-through price adjustment on the Vegetation Management contract (#04611), which became effective April 1 for Wilbur-Ellis and April 7 for Crop Production Services.

Wilbur Ellis will replace No Foam with FTF Defoamer; EDT Concentrate with Crosshair; and Neutralize OH with SSC11. Both vendors have removed Cascade Aquatic herbicide from their product offerings and will be impacted by the purchase of DuPont by Bayer. DuPont/Bayer Products will be exactly the same product; the only change will be labeling once existing stock sells out.

AgSurf has gone out of business, so vendors will sell through existing stock and offer a replacement if available. Details on products and pricing are available on the pricing and ordering page on the contract webpage. For questions, contact Contracts Specialist Melanie Williams, (360) 407-9399.

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Asphalt vendor suspended

Enterprise Services has suspended Five Star Products Inc. for 30 days, effective April 14 through May 14, for failure to meet contractual reporting requirements. The vendor is one of eight on the Asphalt, Bulk Products contract (# 01211). Questions can be directed to DES Contracts Specialist Corey Larson, (360) 407-9407.

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April 3, 2015

New Contracts/Systems

None at this time.

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebid

Contract Extensions – Human and Health Services Team



Contract #14393 (Furniture: Office, Dormitory and Miscellaneous items) fiscal year order cutoff dates



Contract #05612 (Off-Site Media Storage Vault Services) has been extended; stakeholders sought for re-bid



Contract #02609 (Fencing Materials and Related Products) to be rebid



Contract #04209 (Gasses, Specialty and Industrial) to be rebid

Contract Feedback Sought

Feedback sought on Contract #01713 (Fully Refundable Airfare)



Feedback sought on Contract #10012 (Weekend Student Transportation)



Feedback sought on Contract #03311 (WSCA Small Package Delivery)



Feedback sought on vendors of Contract #05114 (Electric Supplies)



Feedback sought on vendors of Contract #03014 (Cutting Edges for Snowplows and Graders)


Contract Extensions – Human and Health Services Team

The state of Washington has extended the following master contracts:

  1. #05311 Glove, Disposable, Hospital Medical – through June 30, 2017
  2. #00412 Pharmaceutical Services – through June 30, 2016
  3. #03010 Genetic Testing Services – through August 31, 2016
  4. #10114 Pharmaceutical Products Distribution – through February 28, 2016
  5. #01710 Auto External Defibrillators WSCA-NASPO – state of Idaho – through March 31, 2016
  6. #01109 Offsite Drug Testing Services – through May 17, 2016
  7. #07309 Oxygen Unit Portable – Rental – through April 20, 2016
  8. #02512 Revlimid, Drug – DOC use only – through May 6, 2018
  9. #00411 Drug and Alcohol Testing Service – through June 30, 2016
  10. #05411 Formula Infant – Rebate for WSCA-NASPO WIC (Abbott only) – Through September 30, 2018

If you have any interest in this type of contract and have a possible spend amount please contact DES Contract Specialist Tim L. Shay at (360) 407-9410.

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Contract #14393 (Furniture: Office, Dormitory and Miscellaneous items) fiscal year order cutoff dates

In order to meet fiscal year-end delivery and invoicing requirements, Correctional Industries has identified the following order cutoff dates for delivery by June 30, 2015:

  • Standard/60 day – April 30, 2015
  • Standard/30 day (stratus seating only) – May 29, 2015
  • Standard/15 day – June 10, 2015
  • Fast Fulfillment/7 day (online orders only) – June 22, 2015

After these dates, Correctional Industries will review requests and accept orders based on the type of product and quantity. Please contact DES Contract Specialist Christopher Martinez at (360) 407-8226 or Correctional Industries Cameron Hood at (360) 725-9131 with questions.

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Contract #05612 (Off-Site Media Storage Vault Services) has been extended; stakeholders sought for re-bid

The Off-Site Media Storage Vault Services contract (#05612) has been extended through May 20, 2016, or until such time as a replacement contract is fully executed after a competitive solicitation by DES. Enterprise Services is currently seeking stakeholder participation for the re-bid process. If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please contact DES Contracts Specialist Nathan Hayes at (360) 407-8236.

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Contract #02609 (Fencing Materials and Related Products) to be rebid

Enterprise Services is working on the rebid of the Fencing Materials and Related Products contract (#02609), which will reach its maximum term on August 27, 2015. If you are interested in providing feedback or participating as a stakeholder, please contact DES Contract Specialist Leslie Edwards at (360) 407-8416.

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Contract #04209 (Gasses, Specialty and Industrial) to be rebid

Enterprise Services is working on the rebid of the Gases, Specialty and Industrial contract (#04209), which will reach its maximum term on October 31, 2015. If you are interested in providing feedback or participating as a stakeholder, contact DES Contract Specialist Teri Lund at (360) 407-8529.

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Feedback sought on Contract #01713 (Fully Refundable Airfare)

The Fully Refundable Airfare contract (#01713) is scheduled to expire June 30, 2015. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback by April 15, 2015, using the online Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. Customers who feel that the current contract does not meet their needs are encouraged to contact DES Contracts Specialist Jessica Smith at (360) 407-8408.

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Feedback sought on Contract #10012 (Weekend Student Transportation)

The Weekend Student Transportation contract (#10012) is scheduled to expire August 31, 2015. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback by April 15, 2015, using the online Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. Customers who feel that the current contract does not meet their needs are encouraged to contact DES Contracts Specialist Jessica Smith at (360) 407-8408.

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Feedback sought on Contract #03311 (WSCA Small Package Delivery)

Department of Enterprise Services is preparing to extend the WSCA Small Package Delivery contract (#03311) and is seeking customer feedback. Comments are requested by April 20 through the online Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. Questions can be directed to DES Contracts Specialist Breann Aggers at (360) 407-9416.

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Feedback sought on vendors of Contract #05114 (Electric Supplies)

The Electric Supplies contract (#05114) is scheduled to expire August 29, 2015, if the contract is not extended with the current vendor. Enterprise Services is asking customers to use the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form to help the state consider if a contract extension is appropriate. Customers are asked to complete the feedback form no later than April 7, 2015. If you have questions, please contact DES Contract Specialist Teri Lund at (360) 407-8529.

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Feedback sought on vendors of Contract #03014 (Cutting Edges for Snowplows and Graders)

The Cutting Edges for Snowplows and Graders contract (#03014) is scheduled to expire June 1, 2015, if not extended. Enterprise Services is asking customers to use the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form to help the state consider if a contract extension is appropriate. Customers are asked to complete the feedback form no later than April 7, 2015. If you have questions, please contact DES Contracts Specialist Jennifer Burbage at (360) 407-9422.

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March 20, 2015

New Contracts/Systems

Time is short to get new elevator maintenance agreements in place


Enterprise Services reaches agreements with light bar vendors; contract should be activated soon

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebid

Price adjustment for ammunition


Contract Feedback Sought

None at this time.

Procurement and Contracts Policy update

State changes procurement policies based on stakeholder feedback


Time is short to get new elevator maintenance agreements in place

Customers are running out of time to get new elevator work agreements in place under the new Conveyance Maintenance and Repair contract (#00713). The expiring Conveyance Maintenance and Repair contract (#01507) has been running concurrently with its successor. All work agreements under the old contract will terminate March 31 when it officially expires.

To avoid a break in elevator maintenance service, agencies should have a new agreement in place with a vendor before the end of the month.

Many agencies have already awarded a vendor in second-tier solicitations under the new contract, and several others are working on solicitations. A sample second-tier bid document, available from Enterprise Services, offers step-by-step guidelines.

Agencies also have the option to explore their eligibility for a "direct buy" selection of a vendor. Eligibility for direct-buy vendor selection is based on documentation by the customer agency of conveyance-maintenance expenditures of less than $10,000 in the most recent full fiscal year. The expenditure figure used for direct-buy eligibility does not include major repairs or major projects that fall outside the scope of covered maintenance in contract #00713 or any work agreement between a customer agency and vendor.

Customers statewide have two vendors – Kone Inc. and Otis Elevator – to choose from in a direct-buy selection or compete in second-tier bidding. Eltec Systems offers a third potential contractor for customers in King and Snohomish counties.

Questions about the new contract, direct-buy procedures or the WebEx training can be directed to Bart Potter, (360) 407-9431.

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Enterprise Services reaches agreements with light bar vendors; contract should be activated soon

Enterprise Services has reached agreement with five vendors for contract # 08213, a multi-state WSCA contract for emergency light bars, siren warning accessories and related accessories.

The contract is expected to be open for use by customers by the end of March, after which more information will be published. For immediate questions contact Enterprise Services Contract Administrator Steve Hatfield, (360) 407-9276.

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Price adjustment for ammunition

Dooley Enterprises, Inc. has been allowed a pass-through price adjustment on the Ammunition contract (#03210), effective March 13, 2015. Increases will apply only to handgun ammunition Item 13, Winchester USA 180-grain FMJ, and Item 17, Winchester 100-grain non-toxic frangible.

Updated pricing is available on the pricing and ordering page on the contract website. For questions, contact Contracts Specialist Melanie Williams, (360) 407-9399.

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State changes procurement policies based on stakeholder feedback

As part of efforts to continually refine and improve procurement policies, Enterprise Services sent out a communication inviting feedback to the proposed changes to the sole source contracting policy and the agency contract reporting policy.

Based on stakeholder feedback, changes to the changes to DES-140-00 – Sole Source Contracts and the DES-210-01 – Agency Contract Reporting have now been implemented.

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March 6, 2015

New Contracts/Systems

Rainwear contract awarded



Universal Fleet Card Services contract (#06507) set to expire March 31, 2015, new Fleet Card contract (#00612) awarded

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebid

Survey/Data Collection contract to be extended



Lemon Law Arbitration Services contract to be rebid



Process Service contract due for rebid

Contract Feedback Sought

Feedback sought on extension of Fertilizers contract



Enterprise Services seeks volunteers for stakeholder group for Ink and Toner contract rebid



Stakeholder participation needed for Executive Recruitment Consulting Services contract


Rainwear contract awarded

The Rainwear contract (#07914) has been awarded and is scheduled to launch on April 1. This is the first multiple-award contract for rainwear Enterprise Services has done.

Category A was awarded to a small minority business, Sunwest Sales Company, which offered a 3 percent discount off the Brite Safety catalog. Category B was awarded to two Helly Hansen dealers: Ben’s Cleaners, which offered 35.5 percent discount off catalog, and Sanderson Sales Company, which offered a 30.06 percent discount off catalog.

Questions can be directed to Contract Specialist Bradley DeVol, (360) 407-7920.

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Universal Fleet Card Services contract (#06507) set to expire March 31, 2015, new Fleet Card contract (#00612) awarded

The Universal Fleet Card Contract (#06507) with Comdata Corporation is set to expire March 31, 2014. The new Commercial Card Solutions contract (#00612) was awarded to U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Systems in January 2014.

Customers currently using the Comdata Fleet Card contract (#06507) should transition immediately to the U.S. Bank Voyager contract (#00612) due to the fast approaching Comdata expiration deadline. The new contract with U.S. Bank Voyager has a rebate.

US Bank Voyager contact information: Customers needing a transition plan with U.S. Bank Voyager should contact Mark Hess, (612) 436-6544.

WEBINAR: Webinars are also being offered by U.S. Bank Voyager regarding the new fleet card program offerings and to assist agencies and political subdivisions with a transition plan. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting.

The next webinar is: 10 a.m. March 11, 2015.

Register: https://usbank.webex.com/usbank/j.php?RGID=re4223f1a5bd967bcda457bf505018b41

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Contract Specialist Kathie Collins, (360) 407-9409.

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Survey/Data Collection contract to be extended

The Survey/Data Collection contract (#01111) will be extended from June 15, 2015 to June 15, 2016.

If you have questions, contact Contract Specialist Rachelle Rehse, (360) 407-8122.

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Lemon Law Arbitration Services contract to be rebid

Enterprise Services is working on the rebid of the Lemon Law Arbitration Services contract (#03109), which will reach its maximum term on July 31.

Customers with questions about the new contract can contact Contracts Specialist Rachelle Rehse, (360) 407-8122.

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Process Service contract due for rebid

Enterprise Services is drafting bid documents for a new Process Service contract (#00810). The current contract expires July 1, 2015.

Enterprise Services is seeking input from current and new stakeholders for this contract. Questions on the new contract can be directed to Contract Specialist Rachelle Rehse, (360) 407-8122.

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Feedback sought on extension of Fertilizers contract

Enterprise Services is preparing to extend the Fertilizers contract (#00111) and is seeking customer feedback.

Comments are requested by March 16 through the online Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. Questions can be directed to Contracts Specialist Melanie Williams, (360) 407-9399.

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Enterprise Services seeks volunteers for stakeholder group for Ink and Toner contract rebid

Enterprise Services is seeking stakeholder group volunteers to help develop specifications for the rebid of the Ink and Toner contract (#04411). Interested volunteers can contact Contracts Specialist Breann Aggers, 360 407-9416.

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Stakeholder participation needed for Executive Recruitment Consulting Services contract

Enterprise Services is developing a new master contract for Executive Recruitment Consulting Services. Executive recruitment was originally included under the organizational development contract (#32010), but will now be a separate contract.

Enterprise Services is seeking stakeholder participation in the development of the new contract. If interested, contact Contract Specialist Rachelle Rehse, (360) 407-8122.

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February 20, 2015

New Contracts/Systems

Universal Fleet Card Services contract (#06507) set to expire March 31, 2015, new Fleet Card contract (#00612) awarded

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebid

None at this time

Contract Feedback Sought

Stakeholders sought for rebid of Marine Radar Maintenance and Repair contract



Customers invited to help with rebid of dump truck bodies contract



Front Loaders contract extended; stakeholder participation requested for rebid



Four IPM contracts offer pest-control help



Relocations contract seeks vendor feedback


Universal Fleet Card Services contract (#06507) set to expire March 31, 2015, new Fleet Card contract (#00612) awarded

The Universal Fleet Card Contract (#06507) with Comdata Corporation is set to expire March 31, 2014. The new Commercial Card Solutions contract (#00612) was awarded to U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Systems in January 2014.

Customers currently using the Comdata Fleet Card contract (#06507) should transition immediately to the U.S. Bank Voyager contract (#00612) due to the fast approaching Comdata expiration deadline. The new contract with U.S. Bank Voyager has a rebate.

US Bank Voyager contact information:
Customers needing a transition plan with U.S. Bank Voyager should contact Mark Hess, (612) 436-6544.

Webinars:
Webinars are also being offered by U.S. Bank Voyager regarding the new fleet card program offerings and to assist agencies and political subdivisions with a transition plan. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting. The next webinar is:

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Contract Specialist Kathie Collins, (360) 407-9409.

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Stakeholders sought for rebid of Marine Radar Maintenance and Repair contract

The Marine Radar Maintenance and Repair contract (#04005) will be extended until a new contract is in place. In the meantime, Enterprise Services is seeking stakeholder participation for the rebid of the contract. If you are interested in providing feedback or participating as a stakeholder, contact Enterprise Services Contract Specialist Corey Larson, (360) 407-9407.

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Customers invited to help with rebid of dump truck bodies contract

Enterprise Services welcomes customers and other stakeholders with an interest in helping develop the new Dump Bodies-Various Sizes contract (#12304). While the contract rebid process goes forward, this contract for dump truck bodies will be extended until the new contract is active. To learn more about participating, stakeholders are invited to contact Enterprise Services Contract Specialist Mark Roush, (360) 407-9311.

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Front Loaders contract extended; stakeholder participation requested for rebid

The Front Loaders contract (#16904) will be extended while Enterprise Services works toward a rebid of the contract. If you are interested in providing feedback or participating as a stakeholder, contact Enterprise Services Contracts Specialist Mark Roush, (360) 407-9311.

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Four IPM contracts offer pest-control help

Enterprise Services would like to remind customers that four Integrated Pest Management (IPM) contracts are open for business.

For each of the contracts, which were activated last August, Enterprise Services maintains a prequalified list or "pool" of vendors in Washington's Electronic Business Solution (WEBS) for site-specific projects. User guides and templates are provided for purchasers on each contract website.

All four contracts offer full-service assessment, planning, treatment and follow-up. Vendors will:

  • Inspect, identify problems, and make IPM recommendations.
  • Create a plan of action.
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills and prepare clear and accurate written products.
  • Apply relevant federal, state and local laws, regulations and policies.
  • Provide litigation support in the form of expert testimony.

For IPM Category 1, Consulting Services (#00714), pre-qualified vendors are Orkin Inc., Sprague Pest Solutions, EnviroLogic Resources Inc. and Venables Inc.

For IPM Category 2, In and 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.

For IPM Category 3, Outdoor/Landscapes (#01414), the pre-qualified vendor is Orkin Inc.

For 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, visit the contract websites above or contact Enterprise Services Contract Specialist Melanie Williams, (360) 407-9399.

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Relocations contract seeks vendor feedback

The Interstate and International Relocations contract (#00112) is scheduled to expire May 31, 2015 if not extended with the vendor, United Van Lines LLC.

Enterprise Services is asking customers to use the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form to help the state consider if a contract extension is appropriate.

Customers are asked to complete and return the feedback form to bradley.devol@des.wa.gov no later than March 10.

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February 6, 2015

New Contracts/Systems

Universal Fleet Card Services contract (#06507) set to expire March 31, 2015, new Fleet Card contract (#00612) awarded

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebid

Managed Print Services rebid update and reminder of availability for other print management contracts


Food Umbrella contract (#06006) A1 & A3 Frozen, Chilled, Canned & Bulk may be extended


Universal Fleet Card Services contract (#06507) set to expire March 31, 2015, new Fleet Card contract (#00612) awarded

The Universal Fleet Card Contract (#06507) with Comdata Corporation is set to expire March 31, 2014. The new Commercial Card Solutions contract (#00612) was awarded to U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Systems in January 2014.

Customers currently using the Comdata Fleet Card contract (#06507) should transition immediately to the U.S. Bank Voyager contract (#00612) due to the fast approaching Comdata expiration deadline. The new contract with U.S. Bank Voyager has a rebate.

US Bank Voyager contact information:
Customers needing a transition plan with U.S. Bank Voyager should contact Mark Hess, (612) 436-6544.

Webinars:
Webinars are also being offered by U.S. Bank Voyager regarding the new fleet card program offerings and to assist agencies and political subdivisions with a transition plan. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting. The same topics will be covered at each of the following webinars.

  1. February 11, 2015 at 10 a.m.
    Register: https://usbank.webex.com/usbank/j.php?RGID=r0cf57adc4a9128b70f35d66f1f562d55
  2. March 11, 2015 at 10 a.m.
    Register: https://usbank.webex.com/usbank/j.php?RGID=re4223f1a5bd967bcda457bf505018b41

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Contract Specialist Kathie Collins, (360) 407-9409.

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Managed Print Services rebid update and reminder of availability for other print management contracts

The following is a status update on the current rebid of the Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA) Managed Print Services contract (#02012), along with information on the other two master contracts that Washington State agencies presently have available to meet their printing needs: the WSCA Multi-Function Copiers & Related Software contract (#07912) and Digital Print and Copy Services (contract (#03013):

Rebid Update - Managed Print Services (MPS) contract (#02012):

  • This is a current WSCA-NASPO master contract, effective through Aug. 31, 2015.
  • The state of New Mexico, along with Washington State and WSCA-NASPO, is currently rebidding the contract with the goal of having it in place by Sept. 1, 2015; however, there is an optional 12 months extension remaining, if needed, to accommodate each state’s Participating Addendum (PA) negotiation and a more fluid transition from one contract to another.
  • Any Statement of Work (SOW) for Managed Print Services (MPS) that is complete or in progress under Contract 02012 is effective based on the term established in the SOW. At the completion of the term, agencies will use the current contract in place at that time for their new SOW.

Contract 07912 for Multi-Function Devices Equipment:

  • This is a current WSCA-NASPO master contract, effective through March 31, 2015. It is anticipated this contract will be extended to accommodate each state’s Participating Addendum (PA) negotiation.

A new WSCA-NASPO contract to replace this one was competitively bid and awarded by the state of Nevada. Nevada has completed the negotiation with all awarded vendors. Seven manufacturers: (1) Canon U.S.A., Inc, (2) Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., (3) Hewlett Packard, (4) Sharp Electronics Corporation, (5) Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc., (6) Ricoh Americas Corporation, and (7) Xerox Corporation were awarded Master Agreements by Nevada. DES is currently negotiating PAs with all awarded vendors. The new Washington contract number is 05214.

  • This contract is for the purchase, lease, or rental of equipment only. Managed Print Services are not available on this contract.

Contract 03013 for Digital Print & Copy Services

  • This is a current WSCA-NASPO contract led by the state of Utah, effective through March 31, 2016.
  • Utah will begin the rebid process in early summer of 2015.
  • Agencies may use this contract for small printing and binding jobs following the guidelines in the contract.

Each state agency will need to determine which contract best meets their agency’s printing needs. Enterprise Services staff are available to assist with any questions agencies may have in regard to the creation of their SOW for MPS. DES will communicate any further updates via the Bi-Weekly Broadcast.

Questions may be directed to Contracts Specialist Neva Peckham, (360) 407-9411.

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Food Umbrella contract (#06006) A1 & A3 Frozen, Chilled, Canned & Bulk may be extended

Enterprise Services is considering extending the current Food Umbrella contract (#06006), segment A1&A3, frozen, chilled, canned & bulk for 12-month term from March 21, 2015 to March 20, 2015, or until a replacement contract is solicited and awarded, whichever occurs first. All other terms, conditions, technical specifications, and pricing remain unchanged. Enterprise Services is aware that surpassing the maximum term is not a common practice. However, due to the complexity of the rebid and the requirement for no lapse of food service, it is in the state's best interest to extend the current contract. If you have questions contact Contracts Specialist Mark Roush, (360) 407-9311.

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January 23, 2015

New Contracts/Systems

Organizational Development Consulting Services contract (#05914) awarded


Newly Awarded Add-on Furniture contract (#07214) replaces contract #04308

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebid

Pharmaceutical Returns contract (#04514) updated


Refuse Management Equipment contract (#07410) extended

Contract Feedback Sought

Minor Procurement Policy Revisions being recommended

Organizational Development Consulting Services contract (#05914) awarded

The Organizational Development Consulting Services contract (#05914) has been awarded and will become effective on Feb. 1, 2015. This two-tier contract is a rebid of Organizational Development Personal Services (#32010) and will replace categories:

  • 6 – Effective Communication
  • 9 – Leadership
  • 10 –Organizational Development & Change Management
  • 14 – Strategic Planning
  • 15 – Team Development

The rebid resulted in an award to 86 vendors, compared to 45 vendors on the previous contract for five categories with a lowest "Not to Exceed" (NTE) rate of $90 per hour versus $120 per hour (a projected savings of approximately 25 percent). If you have any questions please contact Enterprise Services Contracts Specialist Scott Schumacher, (360) 407-8527.

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Newly Awarded Add-on Furniture contract (#07214) replaces contract #04308

The Add on Systems Furniture, Steelcase/Haworth contract (#07214) was awarded Jan. 13. It replaces the Add on Furniture contract (#04308) that expires Jan. 31, 2015. The Add on Systems Furniture, Steelcase/Haworth contract has an initial term of Feb. 1, 2015 to Jan. 31, 2017. Please take a look at the new contract. There are two vendors. Enterprise Services is seeking continuous customer feedback on the new contract using the Vendor and Contract Report Card. If you have questions regarding the contract, please contact Enterprise Services Contract Specialist Alisha Ghanie, (360) 407-8771.

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Pharmaceutical Returns contract (#04514) updated

Pharmaceutical Returns Contact (#04514) has been updated to remove contractor Guaranteed Returns. Please see the Minnesota Multistate Contracting Alliance for Pharmacy (MMCAP) News for more information. EXP Pharmaceutical Services Corporation will remain as the only vendor on contract. If you have questions please contact Enterprise Services Contract Specialist Tim L. Shay, (360) 407-9410.

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Refuse Management Equipment contract (#07410) extended

The Refuse Management Equipment Contract (#07410) has been extended for a two-year term through Jan. 25, 2017. If there are any questions or concerns regarding this extension, please contact Contract Specialist Kim Gustafson, (360) 407-8162.

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Minor Procurement Policy Revisions being recommended

In response to agency feedback, Department of Enterprise Services (DES) is recommending the following revisions to existing procurement policies and guidelines. Unlike laws and rules, a key advantage of procurement reform is the ability to continually refine and improve upon policies and guidelines.

All DES Procurement Policies:

  • All sections have been numbered for easier reference.
  • All policies include revision dates.
  • All policy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have been combined and linked to a single FAQ webpage making it easier for DES to continually update.

DES-140-00 - Sole Source Contracting (Proposed changes highlighted in yellow)

  • Add two more exemptions:
    • 19) Mass media services (e.g. newspapers, journals, television, radio, or billboards) only when no comparable competition exists for reaching the target audience with the intended media type.
    • 20) Used goods to include equipment, vehicles and furniture only when no comparable competition exists.

DES-210-01 – Agency Contract Reporting (Proposed changes highlighted in yellow)

  • Refined language and reporting requirements to prevent inadvertent release of personal information.
  • Revised to provide improved clarity.

Please visit the Draft Policies/Guidelines under review webpage to view the proposed revisions to DES-140-00 - Sole Source Contracting and DES-210-01 – Agency Contract Reporting. If you have any comments on the proposed changes, please email them to DESProcurementReform@des.wa.gov by Jan. 30, 2015.

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January 13, 2015

New contact information available for Trucks (#03813) contract

There is new contact information for one of the vendors under the Trucks contract (#03813). Please update your contact list. Government Sales Representative Marilyn Hansen is now the point of contact for Legacy Ford. Hansen can be reached at (509) 545-3865. All email correspondence should go to orderswacontract@legacydirect.com. Contact information for the other four vendors remains the same. The Contract Automobile Request System (CARS) system has been updated with the new contact information.

For all vendors, DES always encourages users to submit Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback Reports. If you have questions, please contact DES Contract Specialist Steve Hatfield, (360) 407-9276.

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January 9, 2015

New Contracts/Systems

Fresh Bakery Items contract (#01914) awarded

Existing Contract Extensions/Updates/Rebid

Price adjustment for Retro-Reflective Materials for Traffic Marking Paint (#02513)


WSCA Computer Equipment contract extended through March 2015


Breast Pumps and Related Accessories contract (#01910) extended


Medical Physicals contract (#06910) Extension

Contract Feedback Sought

Feedback sought on Pre-Cast Concrete Utility and Restroom Buildings contract (#00213) extension


Enterprise Services seeking feedback on Tire Retreading Services contract (#00113)


Feedback sought on Scrap Metal Collection & Recycling contract (#01509) rebid


Feedback sought on Recycling Services-Electronics & Spent Light contract (#09108)


Other contracting information

The Department of Transportation is holding Opportunity Forums aimed at subcontracting and vendor opportunities for state and federally funded transportation projects.


Fresh Bakery Items contract (#01914) awarded

The Fresh Bakery Items contract (#01914) was awarded Dec. 30, 2014. It replaces the Food Umbrella Contract (#06006) Category B for Fresh Bakery that expires Jan. 31, 2015. The Fresh Bakery Items contract has an initial term of Feb. 1, 2015 to Jan. 31, 2017. Enterprise Services is seeking continuous customer feedback on the new contract using the Vendor and Contract Report Card. If you have questions regarding the contract, please contact Contract Specialist Mark Roush, (360) 407-9311.

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Price adjustment for Retro-Reflective Materials for Traffic Marking Paint (#02513)

Alpine Products Inc. and Potters Industries, LLC have been allowed pass-through price adjustments on the Retro-Reflective Materials for Traffic Marking Paint contract (#02513) effective Jan. 30, 2015. New pricing will be available on the pricing and ordering page on the contract web page. For questions please contact Contract Specialist Melanie Williams, (360) 407-9399.

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WSCA Computer Equipment contract extended through March 2015

The WSCA Computer Equipment master contract has been extended through the end of March, 2015. Questions concerning this contract should be directed to Contract Specialist Momi Friedlander, (360) 407-8505.

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Breast Pumps and Related Accessories contract (#01910) extended

The Breast Pumps and Related Accessories contract (#01910) has been extended for a two-year term through Jan. 16, 2017. If there are questions or concerns regarding this extension please contact Contract Specialist Tim L. Shay, (360) 407-9410.

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Medical Physicals contract (#06910) Extension

The Medical Physicals contract (#06910) has been extended for an additional one-year term through Jan. 5, 2016. If there are questions or concerns regarding this extension please contact Contract Specialist Tim L. Shay, (360) 407-9410.

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Feedback sought on Pre-Cast Concrete Utility and Restroom Buildings contract (#00213) extension

The Pre-Cast Concrete Utility and Restroom Buildings contract (#00213) is scheduled to expire April 14, 2015. Enterprise Services is preparing to extend the contract, and is seeking customer feedback by Jan. 16 via the online Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. Customers who feel that the current contract does not meet their needs also are encouraged to contact Contracts Specialist John Allen, (360) 407-8406.

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Enterprise Services seeking feedback on Tire Retreading Services contract (#00113)

Enterprise Services is seeking feedback on the extension of the Tire Retreading Services contract (#00113). The contract is scheduled to expire March 11, 2015. Please respond by Jan. 15, 2015 by submitting a Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form. If you have questions, please contact Contract Specialist Steve Hatfield, (360) 407-9276.

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Feedback sought on Scrap Metal Collection & Recycling contract (#01509) rebid

The Scrap Metal Collection & Recycling contract (#01509) is scheduled to expire June 1, 2015. The rebid process begins in February 2015. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback using the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form by Jan 16.

The Invitation for Bid (IFB) is being drafted in preparation for the solicitation of another six-year contract. If your agency is a key stakeholder in this service contract and has a great deal of usage at your specific location(s), Enterprise Services would like to invite participation in the Sourcing and Evaluation team for this rebid. The responsibilities as a sourcing team member include:

  • Participation in several one-hour conference calls,
  • Evaluation of and input on the current contract and the new draft IFB documents, most specifically the specifications,
  • Assisting in the evaluation of bids if necessary.

Enterprise Services aims to have this solicitation posted to Washington's Electronic Business Solution (WEBS), the state's electronic registration and notification system, by the end of February or the beginning of March.

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

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Feedback sought on Recycling Services-Electronics & Spent Light contract (#09108)

The Recycling Services-Electronics & Spent Light contract (#09108) is scheduled to expire May 6, 2015. Enterprise Services is seeking customer feedback using the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback form by Jan. 16, 2015. Due to low usage, the contract may not be rebid. Customers who feel that the current contract does meet their needs also are encouraged to contact John Allen, (360) 407-8406.

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Department of Transportation holding Opportunity Forums

The Washington State Department of Transportation is holding "Opportunity Forums" to share information about transportation contracting prospects. At these forums, you will also have an opportunity to network with WSDOT project staff, other purchasing personnel, and prime contractors. Learn more.