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Services evaluated in the 2011-13 fiscal biennium

During the 2011-13 fiscal biennium (July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2013), OFM directed Enterprise Services to conduct competitive procurements for the following activities:

  • Mail services outside Thurston County
  • Website design and maintenance services
  • Access Washington and E-government services
  • Bulk printing

In December 2014, OFM released a report to the Governor and Legislature about the results of the programs and services review at Enterprise Services. Highlights include:

  • Mail services outside Thurston County: As a result of the competitive procurement, OFM determined this service could not be provided at a lower cost or with greater efficiency by the private sector.
     
  • Website design and maintenance services: OFM determined that Website design and maintenance services could be done at a lower cost and greater efficiency by the private sector. In August 2013, Enterprise Services put in place master contracts with selected vendors.
     
  • Access Washington and E-government services: Since OFM determined these services could be provided with greater efficiency and lower cost by a private vendor, it directed Enterprise Services to contract for these services. The funding model the vendor proposed, however, depended on money collected from driver’s license abstracts. The 2013 Legislature prohibited this funding mechanism and no contract has been executed.
     
  • Bulk printing: After the competitive procurement process determined that bulk printing could be done at a lower cost and with greater efficiency by the private sector, OFM directed Enterprise Services to execute master contracts with 365 prequalified vendors for bulk printing services. By law, however, state agencies are required to include Enterprise Services in solicitations for printing services and consult with the department on all printing jobs to determine how to choose more economic and efficient options to reduce costs.