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Procurement and Payables

Chinook Building
401 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: 206-263-9400 TTY Relay: 711
Fax: 206-296-7675/ 206-296-7676

Goods, Services and Technical Consultant Services

The County has centralized procurement authority under Procurement & Payables, and purchases a wide variety of goods, services and Technical Consultant Services to support all County agencies and offices.

We utilize a competitive bidding process, using an Invitation to Bid (ITB), whenever possible. Under this process award is made to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder.

We also utilize a competitive sealed proposal method to purchase good and services, when factors other than price must be considered in selecting a vendor. This method is used for the Request for Proposals (RFP) process and the Request for Qualification (RFQ) process.

The information provided here will familiarize businesses (you) with how King County buys the goods and services it needs and how you can make yourself known to the appropriate County buyer. Refer to the Quick Start Guide to Purchasing Goods and Services (1.10MB PDF) for more information on King County's procurement and contracting requirements. With these information, you stand the best chance to become aware of what the County needs and of potential business opportunities. The information provided below concentrates on the activities of Goods, Services and Technical Consultant Services.

Note: Forms listed in this page are available in Microsoft Office Word/Excel or Adobe Acrobat portable data format (PDF).