WSR 02-16-025

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

[ Filed July 29, 2002, 11:00 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amend language within chapter 236-48 WAC, update WAC 236-48-002.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.19.190.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Language, grammar, and sentence structure used in chapter 236-48 WAC is difficult to comprehend and lacks clarity. Definitions contained in WAC 236-48-003 require updating due to technological advances in the field of procurement.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: All state agencies granted general purchase authority and specific authority.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jack Zeigler, Policy Manager, Department of General Administration, Office of State Procurement, P.O. Box 41017, Olympia, WA 98504-4017, phone (360) 902-7283, fax (360) 586-5944, e-mail jzeigle@ga.wa.gov.

July 2, 2002

Jack Zeigler

Policy and Protest Manager

Washington State Code Reviser's Office