Vendor Guide or Registration Website:
Does state charge a vendor registration fee?
Vendors must define commodities by using:
- NIGP Commodity Code
Centralized procurement office handles:
- Technology Goods & Services
Targeted business programs/preference policies affecting procurement:
- Reciprocal preference
- Specific commodity-based preference
- Correctional industries
- Other: preference for electronic products, preference for products that do not contain PCBs, recycled content preferential purchasing, no mercury-added product preference, preference for products that contain the least amount of persistent, toxic chemicals
State entities/agencies which are exempt by law from purchasing through the purchasing office and are authorized to buy most of their requirements:
- Legislative Branch
Christine, a CPPO and CPPB, is the Strategic Business Initiatives Manager for the State of Washington. Christine has 30 years of procurement experience, including state, federal, manufacturing and higher education fields. She has been with the State of Washington for the last 25 years, where she began as a buyer. In her current role as the Strategic Business Initiatives Manager, Christine is responsible for the State of Washington’s metrics, strategic and business planning, including measuring and tracking for our centralized procurement program for goods and services. She is an active member of the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO), serves as a member of the NASPO board of directors and the Green Purchasing Committee.