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Department of Enterprise Services leads the charge to add EVs to state fleet

The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services is leading the way to reduce carbon emissions in the state, according to Western Washington Clean Cities.

Public invited to informational meetings on statewide disparity study

Two public meetings -- in Seattle and Spokane -- will be held in June to provide information on a statewide disparity study that Washington state is conducting about minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses in state contracts and purchasing.

Earth Day 2017: Washington State doubles down on electric vehicles, encourages others to do the same


Download photos from the Electric Vehicles (EV) and Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Open House on April 20, hosted by the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services:

New website provides information on statewide disparity study for contracts and purchasing

A website has been launched to provide information about Washington’s statewide disparity study for minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses in state contracts and purchasing.

The site,, is maintained by Colette Holt & Associates, who has been contracted to conduct the study. The Department of Enterprise Services will provide oversight of the study on behalf of the state.

DES Master Contracts Website Enhancements

Contracts with Diverse Spend

DES has created a search function that will allow customers to search specifically for which Master Contracts offer vendors that are certified Small, Veteran, Minority, Women or Minority and Women owned businesses.

This tool can be located on the Current Statewide Master Contracts, using the contract search tool or by clicking on the 3rd bullet under “Search of view contracts” (see below).

DES begins rulemaking to limit use of unmanned aircraft systems on Capitol Campus and other DES-owned properties 

For the purpose of protecting public safety, the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) plans to develop rules that will mostly prohibit the use of unmanned aircraft systems, including drones, on the 486-acre Capitol Campus in Olympia, satellite campuses in Lacey and Tumwater, and other DES-owned properties in in Cowlitz, King, Pierce, Skagit, Thurston and Yakima counties.

Before drafting a rule, DES is seeking public input.

Inslee creates subcabinet to boost business diversity

Gov. Jay Inslee today convened a new subcabinet focused on increasing access for small and minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses to contracting opportunities with Washington state government. Inslee has tapped the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) to lead the subcabinet in partnership with the Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises.

More than 14,000 state employees successfully complete contract and procurement training

Partnerships vital to successful effort

This is what success looks like: Some 14,000 state employees completed more than 36,700 required contract and procurement training courses between January 2015 and October 2015.

Thank you for your part in supporting and participating in this monumental effort.

Three Veterans Day ceremonies planned for Capitol Campus

The Department of Enterprise Services has issued permits for three Veterans Day ceremonies that will be held on the Capitol Campus Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Old, redundant rules on state agency credit card use have been repealed

The Department of Enterprise Services (DES) has repealed rules that governed state agency use of credit, charge, or purchasing cards established under state law (RCW 43.19).