Glossary of contracting terms
Standard format for a document, specifically a contract format.
Certificate submitted by the agency verifying that its insurance coverage complies with the insurance requirements of the contract.
Conflict; or appearance of potential conflict between the public interest and the private financial interest of the individual or agency concerned.
Form a consultant is required to submit on all contracts over $2,500. This form is submitted to the Board of Ethics to determine whether there are any ethics code or conflict of interest issues.
A deliberate agreement in legal format between two or more competent parties, upon consideration, to do or abstain from doing some legal act.
After the contractor has signed the contract with King County, it is upon the signature of King County that the contract is actually executed and binding and at no time prior to such act.
A contract manager or monitor negotiates the terms and conditions in contracts and ensuing compliance with the terms and conditions, as well as documenting and agreeing to changes that may arise during the term of the contract.
Individual or agency that agrees to provide services.
A process that provides a means of evaluating, selecting and contracting with qualified mental health providers for the purpose of providing services under a publicly-funded managed care program.
The King County Ordinance that sets forth certain conditions under which contractors doing business with the county must provide benefit packages to their employees' domestic partners that are equal to the benefits offered to their married employees.
A legally recognized organization whose primary objective is to support an issue or matter of public concern such as human services for non-commercial purposes, without concern for monetary profit.
Announcement by a funder, or group of funders, of funding available for housing and/or supportive services through a competitive process.
An offer submitted to the county to enter into a contract.
Agencies that prepare and submit proposals for work solicited by the county.
Refers to the Revised Code of Washington.
A research tool used to assist the county to determine or clarify business requirements.
A document soliciting proposals for a particular service. The document includes project information, and submittal information and requirements.
Refers to a request to an agency to document their qualifications to provide a given service.
A specific description of the work to be performed. This description may include tasks, schedule, time and place of services and performance requirements.
An agency that signs a contract to perform part or all of the obligations of another's contract.