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Current Enterprise Procurement Policies

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DES-255-00 - Recycled Content Purchasing Preference

Release date: August 1, 2020 and Effective date: February 1, 2021

This policy provides the following information:

  1. Preference authorized in RCW 39.26.255 and WAC 200-300-085 for competitive purchases of products containing recycled material; and designates specifications for the purchase of products containing recycled material.
  2. Training requirements
  3. Link to a desk aid
  4. Link to a procedure
  5. Link to a Environmental Procurement Preference Calculator
  6. Link to Frequently Asked Questions

DES-265-00 - Electronic Products Purchasing Preference

Release date: August 1, 2020 and Effective date: February 1, 2021

This policy provides the following information:

  1. Preference authorized in RCW 39.26.265(1) for agencies competitive purchases of electronic products that meet environmental performance standards relating to the reduction or elimination of hazardous materials.
  2. Training requirements
  3. Link to a desk aid
  4. Link to a Environmental Procurement Preference Calculator
  5. Link to EPEAT Benefits Calculator
  6. Link to Frequently Asked Questions

DES-310-00 - Purchasing Preference for Products That Do Not Contain Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)

Release date: August 1, 2020 and Effective date: February 1, 2021

This policy provides the following information:

  1. Preference authorized in RCW 39.26.310 for competitive purchases of products that do not contain hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) or contain HFCs with a comparatively low global warming potential.
  2. Training requirements
  3. Link to a desk aid
  4. Link to a Environmental Procurement Preference Calculator

DES-70.95M.060-00 - Nonmercury-Added Products PurchasingPreference

Release date: August 1, 2020 and Effective date: February 1, 2021

This policy provides the following information:

  1. Preference required in RCW 70.95M.060 for competitive purchases of products that may contain mercury.
  2. Training requirements
  3. Link to a desk aid
  4. Link to a Environmental Procurement Preference Calculator
  5. Link to Frequently Asked Questions

DES-280-00 - Purchasing Preference for Products and Product Packaging That Do Not Contain Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)

Effective date: January 1, 2019

This policy provides the following information:

  1. Preference for PCBs
  2. Training requirements

DES-EO 18-03

Effective date: July 1, 2019

This policy, effective immediately, applies to all state executive cabinet agencies and small cabinet agencies (collectively "covered agencies") and is designed to implement Executive Order 18-03 – Supporting Workers' Rights to Effectively Address Workplace Violations.

DES-090-09 - Purchases of Washington Grown Food

Effective date: February 20, 2019

This policy provides the following information:

  1. Encourages agencies to purchase Washington grown food

Review the FAQs and stakeholder feedback.

DES-090-00 – Delegation of Authority

Revision Effective date: April 5, 2019

This policy provides the following information:

  1. Different delegated authority types.
  2. Delegated authority is based on the agency’s risk assessment.
  3. Provides agencies with unlimited delegations when making purchases from DES master contracts or DES approved cooperative contracts or when making emergency purchases.
  4. Additional delegations of authority are of limited duration.

DES-140-00 – Sole Source Contracts

Revision Effective date: April 3, 2019

This policy provides the following information:

  1. Requirements for justifying a sole source contract.
  2. Vendor notification requirements.
  3. Initiating the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) sole source contracting approval process.
  4. An overview of the DES sole source contracting approval process.
  5. Satisfying sole source contracting transparency requirements.
  6. Sole source contracting exemptions.

DES-130-00 – Emergency Procurements/Purchases

Revision Effective date: January 8, 2015

This policy provides the following information:

  1. Emergency procurement criteria and qualifications.
  2. Emergency procurement reporting requirements and timelines.
  3. Emergency procurement reporting exemptions.

DES-125-03 – Direct Buy Procurements/Purchases

Revision Effective date: March 16, 2020

This policy provides the following information:

  1. An established dollar threshold in which agencies may acquire goods and services directly from a vendor without requiring a competitive process.
  2. Implementation requirements, guidelines, and exemptions for direct buy purchases.

DES-170-00 – Complaints and Protests

Revision Effective date: January 8, 2015

This policy provides the following information:

  1. Minimum requirements for a complaint process and a protest process.
  2. The criteria for filing a complaint or protest.
  3. Agency response requirements and timelines.
  4. How to request authority to sign a contract before the protest process is completed.

DES-210-01 – Agency Contract Reporting

Revision Effective date: January 8, 2015

This policy provides the following information:

  1. Agency contract reporting requirements.
  2. Reporting timelines.
  3. The required data elements to be reported.
  4. Reporting exemptions.