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Procurement Consulting Services

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Contact Information

To submit a request-
Procurement Services Request Form
Team line - (360) 407-2209

Small Agency Procurement Services
DESProcurementConsulting@des.wa.gov
Team members:
Marquita Price
Mark Vessey
Cindy Zielinski

Contracts Liaison Services
ContractsLiaison@des.wa.gov
Team Members:
Brandon Cipolla
Cindy Zielinski

The Procurement Consulting Services program is comprised of a team of procurement professionals who offer consulting services - as well as tools and templates - for state procurements, contracting laws, policies, and best practices.


Available Services:

Small Agency Procurement Support

This is available to small agencies, boards, and commissions that are subject to RCW 39.26. We help with procurement and contracting services to minimize procurement risk and maximize value for small agencies that do not have appropriate staffing and experience. Services include:

  • Conducting competitive procurements for agencies (cradle to grave)
  • Filing sole source contracts
  • Performing direct buy or master contract purchases
  • Assisting agencies with Agency's Risk Assessment process

How to utilize these services:

If your organization is on this list, please complete and submit a request form – Procurement Services Request Form, or
call the Procurement Consulting Services team line (360) 407-2209, or
email Small Agency Procurement Support Services at DESProcurementConsulting@des.wa.gov.

Team members are Marquita Price, Mark Vessey, and Cindy Zielinski.


Contracts Liaison Services

This is available to state agencies and higher education institutions. Our liaisons engage in large statewide procurements providing expert-level review, analysis, strategic guidance, and policy expertise on complex procurements. By leveraging such expertise, agencies position themselves to effectively manage risk and deploy contracted products and services while meeting your business requirements at the best possible value. The Liaisons bring these guiding principles to your procurement and/or contract activities:

  • Competitiveness
  • Fairness
  • Best value
  • Obtain reasonable prices
  • High ethics & accountability
  • Transparency

  • Cost effectiveness
  • Timeliness
  • Flexibility
  • Simplification
  • Innovation
  • Small and diverse business promotion

How to utilize these services:

Complete and submit a request form – Procurement Services Request Form, or
call the Procurement Consulting Services team line (360) 407-2209, or
email Contracts Liaison Services at ContractsLiaison@des.wa.gov.

Team members are Brandon Cipolla and Cindy Zielinski.