Current Policies

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DES-090-09 - Purchases of Washington Grown Food

This policy provides the following information:

  1. Encourages agencies to purchase Washington grown food

Review the FAQs and stakeholder feedback.

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

This policy provides the following information:

  1. Preference for PCBs
  2. Training requirements

DES-090-00 – Delegation of Authority (Revised 04/05/2019)

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 (Revised 04/03/2019)

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

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

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

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

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.