Contract Liaison Services

Our contract liaisons provide expert-level assistance to state agencies and higher education institutions that engage in large or complex procurements.

Our contract liaisons can help agencies with analysis, strategic guidance and policy expertise to help manage risk. We’ve assisted with projects including Washington state’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Program and the Department of Transportation’s Land Mobile Radio Project.

Our contract liaisons help agencies follow these guiding principles in contracts:

    • Competitiveness
    • Fairness
    • Best value
    • Ethics and accountability
    • Transparency
    • Cost-effectiveness
    • Timeliness
    • Flexibility
    • Simplification
    • Innovation
    • Small and diverse business promotion
    • Comply with state procurement laws and rules

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    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.


    A competitive solicitation process must be used for all purchases of goods and services unless there is an exception listed under RCW 39.26.125. Direct buy purchases are one of the exceptions, which do not require a competitive process. Certain public purchases do not justify the administrative time and expenses necessary to conduct a competitive process.


    This policy applies whenever an agency intends to purchase or lease goods and/or services under Chapter 39.26 RCW that are only available from a single source as defined in RCW 39.26.010(23) or are exempt from competition.


    The purpose of this policy is to ensure that all procurement professionals and those with acquisition responsibilities use approved, legally compliant strategies that encourage and facilitate the purchase of goods and services from small, diverse, and veteran-owned businesses to the maximum extent possible. Agencies must take action to remove barriers that prevent small, diverse, and veteran-owned businesses from receiving equitable access to state goods and services procurements.

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