WSR 15-01-190
[Filed December 23, 2014, 6:17 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Competitive contracting bid process.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.06.142 Purchasing services by contractEffect on employees in the classified serviceCriteria to be metBiddingDefinitions.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These rules are needed to:
Update and streamline the bidding process for services that have been customarily and historically provided by state employees; and
Align the competitive contracting processes under RCW 41.06.142 with similar statewide contracting processes under procurement reform (chapter 39.26 RCW).
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: There are no other federal and state agencies that regulate this subject.
Process for Developing New Rule: Department staff will discuss any proposed rules with affected stakeholders. Anyone interested will also have an opportunity to submit written comments on the proposed rules during the public comment period and will be able to present oral testimony at the public hearing. The public is encouraged to participate, as described below.
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 and Rules Manager, phone (360) 407-9209, e-mail, written comments online
Information will be posted on the agency web site ( and interested parties can participate in the development of the proposed rule before publication. You can identify yourself as an interested party by sending an e-mail to with your contact information and typing "Interested party – competitive contracting rulemaking" in the subject line.
December 23, 2014
Jack Zeigler
Policy and Rules Manager