Doing Business with the King County Library System
We've signed an interagency agreement with Washington State Department of Enterprise Service. The agreement was signed on June 22, 2021.
King County Library System has transitioned to a new supplier roster and solicitation management system, with a new Solicitation Board – Shared Procurement Portal.
KCLS is a partner in the Shared Procurement Portal, which consists of seven public agencies in the greater Seattle area who've partnered together to create a regional website that consolidates procurement services, making it easy for government and businesses to work together. This website provides businesses a one-stop shop for procurement opportunities via the online roster system Public Purchase., opens a new window Businesses may apply to Public Purchase by going to the SPP's Vendor Registration page. Follow steps 1 and 2 to complete your registration.
Once registered, Vendors, Contractors, Suppliers, and Consultants are invited to respond to the postings for General and Professional Services and Selected Commodities on this website.
- Registering on the NEW Public Purchase System. It is free to register and there are no fees to download and respond to bids!
Project Bid Listings NOT on Shared Plus Portal
GENERAL DOCUMENTS FOR PROCURING
- Contractor Insurance Certificate Checklist Large Project (Word Document)
- Contractor Insurance Certificate Checklist Small Project (Word Document)
- Labor and Industries prevailing wage rates
- Combined Intent and affidavit form for jobs less than $2,500 (PDF)
- Combined intent and affidavit form for jobs greater than $2,500 (PDF)
What are Public Works?
Public works include all work, construction, alteration, repair, or improvement other than ordinary maintenance, executed at the cost of the agency. For public work projects under $300,000, the KCLS may utilize their Small Public Works Roster (RCW 39.04.155) to solicit bids. For projects over $300,000, KCLS advertises in their local newspapers and posts on this website too.
What are Services?
KCLS contracts for various types of services including maintenance, engineering, and legal services. Depending on the estimated cost of the work and other considerations, KCLS may issue either a Request for Proposals (RFPs) or Request for Qualifications (RFQs). Per State and City policy, for certain types of professional services and legal services KCLS may review, evaluate, and select consultants based off their Statements of Qualifications (SOQ). Consultants who've registered for these kinds of services must upload an SOQ on the KCLS roster for viewing to be considered for work.
In addition to posting solicitation information on this website, KCLS advertises larger projects in the Legal Notice section of the Seattle Times, opens a new window and the Daily Journal of Commerce., opens a new window
Notifications about most solicitations are sent electronically to businesses registered on our online roster program Public Purchase., opens a new window The City uses NIGP, opens a new window codes to classify what types of goods or services to solicit.
What is the Shared Procurement Portal?
KCLS is a partner in the Shared Procurement Portal which consists of seven public agencies in the greater Seattle area who've partnered together to create a regional website that consolidates procurement services, making it easy for government and businesses to work together. This website provides businesses a one-stop shop for procurement opportunities via the online roster system Public Purchase., opens a new window
CALL FOR PROPOSALS – Nothing at this time
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