Purchasing procures equipment, supplies and services for Bates Technical College. In order to provide various goods and services for the purpose of conducting official activities of the College, and to maintain fair and equitable business relationships with vendors, all purchasing is subject to Washington State laws and regulations as overseen by the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) and the provisions of the Higher Education RCW 28B.10. The College will comply with all direct-buy limits, and use existing State contracts whenever possible.

Procurement reform law (RCW 39.26.110) requires that State employees developing, executing, or managing procurement complete mandated training. College employees can review the training you are responsible for according to your position by reviewing the following DES Contract Management Resource. Employees can request access to the trainings by submitting a Service Request with General Service. Learn more about purchasing and access relevant forms via the following links:


  • Purchasing Overview
  • Signature, Contract, and Purchasing Authority
  • Capital and Small Attractive Assets Policy and Procedure
  • Standard Terms & Conditions example
  • Submit a Purchase Requisition (eRequester)
  • Vendors, RFQs, & RFPs
  • Women and Minority-Owned Businesses

FORMS (Coming Soon)

  • Petty Cash
  • Procurement Card
  • Invoice Payment Voucher
  • Asset Disposal/ Surplus

Purchasing Solicitations

Vendors, RFQs, and RFPs

We participate in the Office of State Procurement/ Department of Enterprise Services electronic bid program called WEBS (Washington Electronic Business Solutions). To gain access to government business in Washington, please register at through the Department of Enterprise Services WEBS portal.

Women and Minority-Owned Businesses

Bates Technical College is committed to maximizing opportunities for minority and women owned businesses to contract with us for the procurement of goods and services. Bates Technical College is dedicated to ensuring that certified businesses are given practicable opportunity to participate and that access to procurement opportunities is fair and equitable.

If you feel you may qualify for MWBE certification, contact:

Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises
P. O. Box 41160 MS FK-11
Olympia, Washington 98504-1160

By operation of Initiative Measure 200 (I-200) approved by the voters in 1998, no financial preferences are extended to bidders based upon race or gender. Federal “set-aside” programs have no effect on State of Washington procurements.