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Contracts

Per DOC 220.010 Contracts (pdf), it is the intent of the department to promote open and fair competition and transparency in all contracts for goods and services, in compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations. To the extent practicable, procurement of contracted services will be made by or with direction from the department's Contracts and Legal Affairs unit for continuity in the writing, requirements, and awards of requests for proposals and bids for contracts.

Contracting Opportunities

Below are some of the current contracting opportunities with the Department of Corrections. For other contracting opportunities, please see Washington's Electronic Business Solution (WEBS) for vendors or Capital Planning & Development.

Intergovernmental Contracts

Under state law, Chapter 39.34 RCW – Interlocal Cooperation Act, provides the authority for Washington State agencies such as the Department of Corrections (DOC) to contract with other governmental entities. These contracts are Intergovernmental agreements (agreements between DOC and other Washington state agencies, other State governments and/or their agencies, cities, counties and tribes of any state, or any agency or part of the Federal government). To obtain copies of these agreements, please email the Public Disclosure Unit.

Telecommunication & Electronic Media Service Contracts

Per RCW 72.09.765, any contract to provide incarcerated individuals with access to telecommunication services and electronic media services in state correctional facilities shall be made publicly available and posted on the department's website. The information that must be displayed on the department's website includes:

  1. Rates for facilitating telecommunication services including, but not limited to, phone calls, video visitation, videograms and video clips, emails, and accessing music and entertainment;
  2. Fees charged for money transfers and transactions, maintenance of financial accounts, and any other fee charged to the user to facilitate the money transfer or online deposit account; and
  3. All fees or costs charged to the incarcerated individual or customer in exchange for use of telecommunication or electronic media services through the contract.

Telecommunication Services

Where available, contract and amendment documents are provided in the most digitally accessible version available. The signed photocopy versions can be made available upon request. Amendments three and six are only available in photocopy format.

Electronic Media Services

Where available, contract and amendment documents are provided in the most digitally accessible version available. The signed photocopy versions can be made available upon request.

Contracts Resources

Policies

Laws & Regulations

Below are the executive orders and state laws (RCW) that apply to and/or relate to contracts.

Executive Orders

Revised Code of Washington (RCW)

Publications & Job Aids

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