PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Competitive contracting procedures for purchasing services traditionally performed by public employees.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.06.142 (4)(d).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Personnel System Reform Act of 2002 requires the adoption of rules to establish procedures to ensure the fair and objective submittal and evaluation of bids, and the determination of a competitive marketplace for services traditionally and historically performed by public employees.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Department of Personnel (DOP) and the Office of Financial Management (OFM) are also responsible for implementation of elements of the Personnel System Reform Act of 2002. These agencies will be engaged and consulted throughout the rule-making process. An executive team comprised of the directors of DOP, OFM and the Department of General Administration (GA) will provide overall coordination and oversight.
Process for Developing New Rule: Research and rule drafting from established models and incorporating best practices where found.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. GA will be soliciting input from interested parties through:
• Public meetings.
• Website located at http://www.ga.wa.gov/competitivecontracting.
• E-mail access to submit ideas/comments/concerns available through website.
• Written correspondence.
Persons interested in participating in the rule development process may contact Jack Zeigler, Office of State Procurement, Department of General Administration, P.O. Box 41017, Olympia, WA 98504-1017, (360) 902-7283, fax (360) 586-4944; or Martin Casey, Rules Coordinator, Department of General Administration, P.O. [Box] 41000, Olympia, WA 98504-1000, (360) 902-7208, fax (360) 586-5898.
June 3, 2003
for R. D. Fukai