WASHINGTON STATE SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY                                                         Prepared:  February 4, 1992

PROCEDURE:                                                                                   Revised:  November 2014

                                                                                                                                                           

 

SUBJECT:                  Purchasing

 

Prepared by:                James Court, Procurement & Supply Specialist

 

Approved by:              Dr. Dean O. Stenehjem, Superintendent

                                                                                                                                                           

 

I.                   INTRODUCTION

This policy is designed to define WSSB procurement policy and provide important links to established State of Washington procurement policies.

 

II.                POLICY

WSSB’s purchasing policies conform to those established by the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) and the Office of Financial Management (OFM).

 

III.             PROCEDURES FOR PURCHASING

 

1.                  General Purchasing Methods

a)      Purchases can be made using a US Bank VISA card in conformity with established card usage policies that are within delegated Agency signature authority levels

b)       Requests for purchases can be submitted to the Procurement & Supply Specialist for processing. Requests will be placed after obtaining the required level of approval.

 

2.                  Purchased Services

WSSB uses the Washington Purchasing Manual and the State Administrative & Accounting Manual (SAAM) – 45.45.20 Required Procedures for Purchase Card Programs - to dictate its’ procurement policies

 

            Purchasing Manual: 

http://des.wa.gov/SiteCollectionDocuments/ContractingPurchasing/Washington-Purchasing-Manual.pdf.

 

            SAAM:

http://www.ofm.wa.gov/policy/contents.asp 

 

3.                  Other policy to be applied as required

a)      Direct Buy, Sole Source and Emergency

b)      Public Works

c)      Prevailing wage

d)     Personal Services: http://www.ofm.wa.gov/policy/ch15.pdf