Current Procurements

STATE OF WASHINGTON
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE
LEGAL NOTICE

Needs Assessment for Statewide Database Licensing – Request for Proposals RFP 14-12. The Washington State Secretary of State, Washington State Library Division solicits responses to conduct a needs assessment for Statewide Database Licensing (SDL), a project of the Library Development Program at the Washington State Library. Currently participating in the project are almost all of the public libraries in Washington, all of the Community and Technical Colleges, more than 20 private institutions of higher education, a group of over 25 hospital, research, and special libraries, and, through the nine Educational Service Districts (ESDs), a large percentage of the state’s public and private K-12 schools. The vendor contract is with ProQuest, which provides a suite of mostly full-text products to the participating libraries that includes three major components:

Aggregated periodical collections;

Newspapers, both local (Washington State) and national;

Content designed to support K-12 schools and their students and staff.

Because of reductions in funding, both present and projected, it is necessary to review current Library Development Program projects to determine for which funding should be continued, reduced, or eliminated. The question of the continued relevance of at least some components of the SDL database package has also been raised given the ubiquity of search engines such as Google.

You may contact RFP Coordinator, Will Stuivenga 360-704-5217 or will.stuivenga@sos.wa.gov


STATE OF WASHINGTON
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE
LEGAL NOTICE

SOLE SOURCE POSTING S-4836

The Office of the Secretary of State contemplates awarding a sole source contract to The Washington State Association of Broadcasters to join with the State of Washington, Office of the Secretary of State in a Public Education Partnership (PEP) Program for the period of October 1 through November 4, 2014. WSAB will provide a minimum of $80,000 of broadcast commercial airtime to the Office of the Secretary of State for the broadcast of announcements promoting the Be An Informed Voter Campaign utilizing radio. Stations broadcasting the announcements would be located throughout the State of Washington. The Office of the Secretary of State would make a payment to WSAB of $40,000. The Office of the Secretary of State will provide pre-produced :30 announcement(s) for radio broadcast plus a written transcription of each message produced (including any foreign language spots).

The contract will be issued on or about September 15, 2014. Vendors contemplating a response must submit capability statements in writing, which must be received at the address below by no later than 4:00 P.M., August 12, 2014. PDF attachments to e-mail responses will be accepted. In the absence of other qualified sources, it is the State’s intent to make a sole source award to Washington State Association of Broadcasters.

Office of the Secretary of State
Attention: William Fieber
P.O. Box 40224 (Postal Service delivery)
6880 Capitol Blvd. S. (Other than Postal Service delivery)
Olympia, WA 98504-0224
Telephone: 360-704-5223
Fax: 360-704-7830
E-mail: bill.fieber@sos.wa.gov