Enterprise Procurement Policy Workshop [WA DES]
June 3 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm PDT
DES is having a policy workshop on the DRAFT Supplier Diversity Policy for the state. Once DES sets state policy, then all state agencies must follow it. DES follows a democratic process where we listen to and incorporate feedback from stakeholders. This policy only covers goods and services (not construction, grants, or client services).
The Policy Workshop focus is to share the Supplier Diversity policy in its draft phase and this is your opportunity to provide feedback. Your feedback will be helpful in shaping the development of the resulting policy, related procedure, and training.
Both sessions will be held virtually on Zoom. Anyone can attend either session. They will be virtually the same content. However, the Q&A portion will be structured to allow specific groups to ask questions or provide feedback first. View the full agenda.
Session 1, 8:30 AM-11:30 AM: Focus on the vendor
Questions will be taken from small, veteran, and diverse vendors first. All other vendors will have an opportunity to ask questions or provide feedback at the end of the session.
Session 2, 1:30 PM-4:30 PM: Focus on government entities and non-profit organizations
Questions will be taken from state customers first. All other participants will have an opportunity to ask questions or provide feedback at the end of the session.