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WaTech acquires Information Technology (IT) resources through multiple sources.

Competitive Solicitations

  • Requests for Proposals (RFP)
  • Requests for Quotation (RFQ, and;
  • Requests for Quotation and Qualification (RFQQ)

Non-Competitive Solicitations

  • By using Master Contracts

Vendor Registration

Potential vendors should register on the Department of Enterprise Services’ Washington’s Electronic Business Solution (WEBS) site to:

  • View Bid Postings
  • Receive Bid Notices

Vendor Resources

WaTech procurements are also posted on the WaTech website: http://watech.wa.gov/procurement-announcements.aspx.

Office of Minority & Women’s Business Enterprises (OMWBE):

WaTech encourages application for certification with the Washington State Office of Minority & Women’s Business Enterprises (OMWBE).

OMWBE is a certifying agency for minority, women, and disadvantaged small businesses in Washington State. Please visit: http://omwbe.wa.gov/.

WaTech partners with OMWBE by:

  • Setting aspiration goals for M/WBE Spend.
     
  • Participating in OMWBE activities – especially with OMWBE outreach to the technology sector.
     
  • Identifying current vendors that could be Minority or Woman Owned and encourage OMWBE Certification.
     
  • Including OMWBE information in its procurement trainings to internal CTS staff.

Veteran Owned Businesses:

WaTech encourages application for certification with the Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs (WDVA).

The Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs is a certifying and support agency for veterans and veteran-owned businesses in Washington state. Please visit: http://www.dva.wa.gov/

WaTech partners with Veteran Owned Businesses by:

  • Setting aspirational goals for Veteran Business participation.
     
  • Identifying current vendors that could be veteran owned and encourage certification.

Additional Resources:

  • Another resource available to potential vendors is the Information Processing Management Association (IPMA).