Complaints and Protests

This policy will focus on the minimum requirements for a more formal complaint and protest process (as required in RCW 39.26.170), criteria for filing a complaint or protest, agency response requirements and timelines, and clear and transparent processes.
Effective Date:

Current documents

Effective April 26, 2021 to April 26, 2026


March 2012
Policy is released
January 2013
Policy effective
January 2015
Policy Revision
April 2021
Policy Revision

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Additional information

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.

Related laws

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