Delegation of Authority

This policy applies whenever an agency purchases or leases goods and/or services under Chapter 39.26 RCW. The goal is to provide each agency with authority that is tailored to fulfill the agency’s mission.
Effective Date:

Current documents

Effective April 05, 2019 to April 05, 2024

Effective September 01, 2018 to February 28, 2019


April 2019
Latest Policy Revision
January 2015
Policy Revision
March 2012
Policy Creation

Effective between and

Additional information

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.

Related laws

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