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Nonmercury-Added Products Purchasing Preference - DES-70.95M.060-00

DES-70.95M.060-00

Archive Policy
This policy provides reference required in RCW 70.95M.060 for competitive purchases of products that may contain mercury.

Delegation of Authority - DES-090-00

DES-090-00

Current Policy
This policy applies whenever an agency purchases or leases goods and/or services under Chapter 39.26
RCW. The goal is to provide each agency with authority that is tailored to fulfill the agency’s mission.

Purchases of Washington Grown Food - DES-090-09

DES-090-09

Current Policy
This policy encourages agencies to purchase Washington grown food.

Direct Buy Procurements/Purchases - DES-125-03

DES-125-03

Current Policy
A competitive solicitation process must be used for all purchases of goods and services unless there is an exception listed under RCW 39.26.125. Direct buy purchases are one of the exceptions, which do not require a competitive process. Certain public purchases do not justify the administrative time and expenses necessary to conduct a competitive process.

Supporting Workers' Rights to Effectively Address Workplace Violations - DES-EO 18-03

DES-EO 18-03

Current Policy
This policy applies to all state executive cabinet agencies and small cabinet agencies (collectively "covered agencies") and is designed to implement Executive Order 18-03.

Making Emergency Purchases of Goods and Services - DES-130-00

DES-130-00

Current Policy
This policy establishes criteria and qualifications, reporting requirements and timelines, and reporting exemptions related to emergency purchases. See RCW 39.26.130. These reporting requirements promote state agency transparency of emergency purchases which are exceptions from competition. See RCW 39.36.125(1).

Sole Source Contracts - DES-140-00

DES-140-00

Current Policy
This policy applies whenever an agency intends to purchase or lease goods and/or services under Chapter 39.26 RCW that are only available from a single source as defined in RCW 39.26.010(23) or are exempt from competition.

Complaints and Protests - DES-170-00

DES-170-00

Current Policy
This policy will focus on the minimum requirements for a more formal complaint and protest process (as required in RCW 39.26.170), criteria for filing a complaint or protest, agency response requirements and timelines, and clear and transparent processes.

Using Goods and Services Procurement Bonds - DES-190-00

DES-190-00

Current Policy
This policy provides the following information: describes the different types of procurement bonds, considerations for the appropriate use of procurement bonds as well as alternatives to procurement bonds, and clarification on responsible bidder determination.

Agency Contract Reporting - DES-210-01

DES-210-01

Current Policy
This policy establishes agency contract reporting requirements under Chapter 39.26 RCW. The purposes of these reporting requirements are to promote state agency contract transparency, to centralize the location of contract purchase information, and to provide the public with agency contract spending information in a searchable manner.

Recycled Content Purchasing Preference - DES-255-00

DES-255-00

Current Policy
This policy implements the purchasing 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. The intent is to advance recycling through the purchase and use of new products containing or manufactured with recycled materials.

Electronic Products Purchasing Preference - DES-265-00

DES-265-00

Current Policy
This policy establishes the purchasing 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.

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

DES-280-00

Current Policy
This policy establishes the purchasing preference authorized in RCW 39.26.280 for agencies purchasing products and product packaging that do not contain polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The intent is to incentivize the State’s contract suppliers to provide products and product packaging that do not contain PCBs.

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

DES-310-00

Current Policy
This policy establishes the purchasing 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. The intent is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by incentivizing the State’s contract suppliers to provide products that do not contain HFCs.

Supplier Diversity - DES-090-06

DES-090-06

Current Policy
The purpose of this policy is to ensure that all procurement professionals and those with acquisition responsibilities use approved, legally compliant strategies that encourage and facilitate the purchase of goods and services from small, diverse, and veteran-owned businesses to the maximum extent possible. Agencies must take action to remove barriers that prevent small, diverse, and veteran-owned businesses from receiving equitable access to state goods and services procurements.

Purchase of spoken language interpreter services - RCW 39.26.300

RCW 39.26.300

Current Law
Requirements for purchase of spoken language interpreter services—when authorized.

Use of Credit Cards to Make Purchases of Goods and Services - DES-F0-03-01

DES-F0-03-01

Draft Policy
This policy applies whenever state issued credit cards or similar methods are used to make purchases. State
issued credit cards, used by agencies to pay for goods and services, improve efficiency, flexibility, and
convenience related to purchasing goods and services.

Authorization of DES to fine or debar contractors - RCW 39.26.200

RCW 39.26.200

Current Law
This RCW provides DES the authority to fine or debar.

Washington Administrative Code - Chapter 200-305

Chapter 200-305

Current Law
Codifies executive branch agency regulations. Chapter 200-305 covers debarment.

Procurement of Goods & Services - RCW 39.26

RCW 39.26

Current Law
RCW 39.26 provides state law regarding the procurement of goods and services by state government entities.