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Procurement Consulting Services


The contracts liaison position within the DES procurement strategy team is available to consult for state agencies and institutions of higher education on procurement and contracting laws, policies, and best practices. In some instances the agency's delegated procurement authority may require working with the DES contracts liaison. The contracts liaison and procurement strategy team is able to provide recommendations in the following areas:

  • Procurement Strategies
  • Statement of work development
  • Risk assessment and mitigation strategies
  • Requirements review
  • Evaluation and financial scoring models
  • Negotiation strategies and dispute resolution
  • Performance-based contracting analysis, and process or performance resolution
  • Coordination with DES Enterprise Procurement Policy Team and with representatives of the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) for large IT projects

Please contact Cindy Zielinski to take advantage of the consultation services at or (360) 407-8256.