326-40-040 - Contents of state agency and educational institution's plan

326-40-040. Contents of state agency and educational institution's plan

(1) Each plan shall include the following:

(a) A statement of commitment from the director or agency head to achieve the state's annual class of contract goals and to maximize opportunities for certified businesses to contract for public works and provide goods, equipment, and services;

(b) Identification of the person given the responsibility and authority to ensure implementation of the plan; and

(c) A listing of specific measures the agency or educational institution will take to increase participation of certified businesses.

(2) In addition to the requirements in paragraph (1) of this section, the plan for agencies with one hundred or more employees shall include detailed procedures for the following:

(a) Communicating the policy and appropriate procedures to all staff;

(b) Training of staff involved in implementation;

(c) Annual forecasting of contracting, procurement, other expenditure activity, and goalsetting by class of contract;

(d) Setting individual contract goals;

(e) Monitoring and ensuring compliance of contractors and vendors;

(f) Maintenance of records regarding contract awards, purchase orders, and other expenditures as required in this chapter;

(g) Regular provision of data to the office on all expenditures as required in WAC 326-40-050;

(h) Resolving disputes and investigating complaints; and

(i) Review and revision of contracting and procurement documents, policies, and practices which hinder or create barriers to successful implementation of the plan.

Statutory Authority: RCW 39.19.030. 94-11-119, § 326-40-040, filed 5/18/94, effective 6/18/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 39.19.030(7). 92-20-079, § 326-40-040, filed 10/6/92, effective 11/6/92.

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