Purchasing Limits

Policy Approve By
Dr. Dean O. Stenehjem, Superintedent
Policy Date (original policy date)
Policy Prepared By
James A. Court, Procurement & Supply Specialist
Policy Category

General Purchases:

  1. Less than $10,000.00 – Direct Buy. Competition is not required but good business practice should dictate whether price comparisons would be advantageous to the Agency.

  2. Greater than $10,000.00 must be posted to the Washington Enterprise Business Services (WEBS) website for competitive bidding.

These dollar amounts are exclusive of all taxes and freight/shipping costs but must include all installation costs and any other costs associated with the purchase.

Splitting any order to avoid competition is strictly forbidden by State law.

All purchases for systems must be purchased as systems not individual components; (ie: labor and material)

Sole Source and Emergency

  1. For purchases greater than $10,000.00 established policy from  the Department of Enterprises Services (DES) will be adhered to.

Agency Designated Signature Authority

  1. WSSB has delegated signature authority to individuals based on business need and demonstrated sound judgment. The agency’s delegated signature levels can be found in: Outlook/Public Folders/All Public Folders/Forms/Accounting/Agency Signature Authority.