"Best buy" reporting to the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) is no longer required under procurement reform.
Online reporting was formerly required when an agency found goods or services that were at least 5 percent below state master contract pricing.
DES does, however, recommend following best practices to ensure agencies fare well on state audits.
If an agency determines a master contract does not meet its needs for any reason – including price – DES recommends following these best practices:
Talk to us! Customer feedback is always important to inform future contracts. We partner with customers and vendors to deliver competitive contracts and creative solutions that make purchasing easier.
One of the easiest ways you can provide feedback is through the Vendor and Contract Performance Feedback Form for each master contract. The form can be brought up with a click of the mouse from each master contract's web portal page. You'll find the feedback form in the Resources section of each portal page. Contract portal pages can be found using DES's contract search tool.
Feedback helps DES gain the best prices and value on contracts for everyone. The online forms provide important information that DES uses to:
Enterprise Services' aim is to help customers leverage resources and reduce risk while acquiring the right product, at the right time, for the right price so you can focus on your mission.
Master contracts are designed to make it easier for government and nonprofit organizations throughout Washington to focus on serving citizens because they:
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