Sole Source & Emergency Contracts

Under state law RCW 39.26, all state agencies entering into sole source or emergency contracts are required to post the contracts to a publicly accessible website.

Emergency Contracts 

Under state law RCW 39.26.130, all state agencies entering into emergency contracts are required to post the contracts to a publicly accessible website within three working days following the commencement of work or execution of a contract, whichever occurs first.  “Emergency” means a set of unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of the agency that either: (a) Present a real, immediate, and extreme threat to the proper performance of essential functions; or (b) May reasonably be expected to result in material loss or damage to property, bodily injury, or loss of life, if immediate action is not taken. 

Current Emergency Contract Notice

Sole Source Contracts 

Under state law RCW 39.26.140, all state agencies entering into sole-source contracts are required to post the contracts to a publicly accessible website.

“Sole Source” means a contractor providing goods or services of such a unique nature or sole availability at the location required that the contractor is clearly and justifiably the only practicable source to provide the goods or services.

Notice of proposed Sole Source contracts will be posted here for no less than 10 days.

Current Sole Source Notices