The operating budget that Governor Chris Gregoire signed May 2, 2012 includes a proviso that orders the director of the Department of Enterprise Services to give written approval before any state agency can make a passenger vehicle purchase.
Please note: This proviso is still in effect for state agencies, and is the first step in purchasing a passenger vehicle. Customers who are not state agencies can use the contracts to purchase directly from the auto dealers. Fleet Operations will handle this process for state agencies with fleets managed by DES.
When purchasing passenger vehicles through state contracts, state agencies should take into careful consideration the business need. Before signing off on vehicle purchase requests, DES Director Chris Liu will review the following criteria:
The Passenger Vehicle Request Form is available online. The signature of the requesting state agency director is required prior to any review. An electronic version of the signed form should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org