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Feedback for Enterprise Procurement Policy June Workshop (Virtual)

The Enterprise Procurement Policy Virtual Workshop was held on June 30, 2020. If you participated, thank you!

If you were not able to participate, you can view the recording and transcript and view the workshop presentation slides.

DES is seeking feedback on policies under development and review through July 31. Email feedback forms to DESmiEnterpriseProcurementPolicy@des.wa.gov.

Draft Policy Information

The policy review and discussion during the workshop addressed the following:

Under RCW 39.26.190, DES is responsible for establishing policies regarding the use of procurement related bonds. DES will use the policy workshop to gather feedback on the initial policy draft, based on feedback received from the previous policy workshop in October 2019.

At the workshop, we would especially appreciate hearing your thoughts on:

  • Does the draft policy address your agency's needs in a procurement related bond policy?
  • Is the policy clear?

DES is updating the existing DES Policy #DES-170-00, which was last revised on January 8, 2015. DES will use the policy workshop to gather feedback on the initial draft of the proposed policy update.

Areas of focus for the June 30, 2020 Policy Workshop:

  • Do the draft policy and procedure address issues that you've encountered with the current policy?
  • Do the policy documents provide clarity?

DES is updating the existing DES Policy #DES-130-00, which was last revised on January 8, 2015. DES will use the policy workshop to gather feedback on the initial draft of the proposed policy update.

Areas of focus for the June 30, 2020 Policy Workshop:

  • Does the draft policy address issues that you've encountered with the current policy?
  • Does the draft policy provide clarity?

DES is updating the existing DES Policy #DES-210-01, which was last revised on March 9, 2015. DES will use the policy workshop to gather feedback on the initial draft of the proposed policy update.

Areas of focus for the June 30, 2020 Policy Workshop:

  • Do the draft policy and procedure address issues that you've encountered with the current policy?
  • Do the policy documents provide clarity?

DES is developing procurement policies and procedures that encourage and facilitate the purchase of goods and services from Washington small businesses, and certified minority- and women-owned businesses, per RCW 39.26.090(6)).

Under Executive Order 19-01 (signed on 5/13/19), DES in conjunction with Department of Veteran's Affairs (DVA) and the Office of Minority and Women Business Enterprises (OMWBE), is also responsible for establishing a new policy regarding procurement practices and preferences to promote state agency contracting with veteran-owned businesses.

DES will use the policy workshop to gather feedback on the initial policy outline draft, developed based on feedback received from the previous policy workshop in October 2019. The work also follows recommendations made by the Business Diversity Subcabinet following a Washington State Disparity Study and aligns with the state's work within an established legal path to improve diversity and inclusion in government contracts. The outline also aligns with model policies developed for agencies by the Washington State Business Diversity Subcabinet Community of Practice regarding forecasting, outreach, unbundling, inclusion plans, contract language, and purchase cards. The cross-agency action team involved numerous subject matter experts, agency leaders and stakeholders in the development of these model policies.

At the workshop, DES would especially appreciate hearing your thoughts on:

  • Are the policy outline topics correct?
  • What other policy outline subtopics should be included?
  • Do you have any model examples of topics/subtopics that we should consider for the policy?
  • Any other comments/feedback?

Questions

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact DES' Enterprise Procurement Policy team by email at DESmiEnterpriseProcurementPolicy@des.wa.gov or by phone at (360) 407-2210.

 

Policies under review

View the Enterprise Procurement Policy schedule.