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Technology leasing

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OCIO policies

Contacts

  • Technology Leasing Program
    techleasing@des.wa.gov
    360-581-7922
     
  • Darrell Damron
    Technology Leasing Manager
    360-581-7922
     
  • Gladys Gutierrez
    Procurement Specialist 2
    360-480-7740
    Master Lease Agreements
    Vendor Quotes
    Lease Quotes
    Lease Renewals
    Asset Ownership Transfers
     
  • Eliana Richardson
    Procurement Specialist 2
    360-801-5683 
    Master Lease Agreements
    Vendor Quotes
    Lease Quotes
    Lease Renewals
    Asset Ownership Transfers
     
  • Steve Voigt
    Data Analyst
    360-407-8222
    Statistical Analysis

Our Technology Leasing Program helps state agencies and public higher education institutions acquire technology equipment essential to serving Washingtonians.

Equipment we typically help get includes:

  • Desktop and laptop personal computers.
  • Monitors.
  • Printers.
  • Servers.
  • Storage devices.
  • Network infrastructure.
  • Phones and peripherals.
  • Conferencing equipment. 

What we can do for you

Washington state agencies and public higher education institutions can replace large up-front cash outlays with fixed operational expenses—making budgeting easier for:

  • Replacing old or obsolete systems.
  • Obtaining new systems to meet new requirements.
  • Managing assets.

You can finance equipment purchases for lease terms that match the useful life of the assets (according to SAAM) for equipment with a total purchase value of $5,000 or more. Warranty services are provided by manufacturers or equipment vendors.

The process

To obtain these services, eligible organizations must enter into a Master Lease Agreement (MLA) with us. Once the MLA is in place, all leases are done under the original MLA.

  1. A lease is a non-cancelable contract. You’re responsible for all payments throughout the course of the lease.
  2. The Procurement Specialist quotes a lease payment, using manufacturer’s negotiated price for specific equipment configuration, and our lease rate spreadsheet.
  3. Based on the quote, agency issues us a purchase order to begin final lease process.
  4. After internal processes take place, equipment is delivered to the agency or third-party vendor and invoicing begins.
  5. After you make the final lease payment, we transfer ownership of the equipment to you at no cost. You can keep the equipment in service as long as you like and coordinate with DES Surplus to surplus the equipment whenever you are ready.

Our Surplus Operations redistributes end-of-lease computers to Washington school districts and schools through the Computers for Kids (C4K) program.

Cost

Leasing costs are based on:

  • The principle — or actual price of the system.
  • The interest rates and fees issued by the State Treasurer for Certificate of Participation (COP) agreements.
  • An admin fee:
Type Amount
Single Asset Costing $0 - $500 $0.44 per unit
Single Asset Costing $501 - $5,000 $1.75 per unit
Single Asset Costing $5,001 - $50,000 $5.75 per unit
Single Asset Costing >$50,001 1% of the subtotal rounded down to the nearest whole number

For more information

For help with technology leasing, please email techleasing@des.wa.gov or call 360-581-7922