City of Yakima Purchasing Division
***Effective Immediately, all Contractors providing on-site services will be required to adhere to CDC strategies for employees exhibiting symptoms of Coronavirus COVID-19:
ELECTRONIC BIDDING SYSTEM & VENDOR REGISTRATION
City of Yakima Purchasing Division is proud to announce that we are using “Public Purchase”, a web based e-Procurement service. In order to begin or continue to receive bid notifications as a current vendor you must register with this new system, which is FREE for you to use. This vendor registration process is only for goods and purchased services procured by the Purchasing Division.
The e-Procurement service is separate from the Small Works Roster (www.MRSC.org) that the City uses for Public Work projects and any Architect & Engineering Rosters.
Register at www.PublicPurchase.com
Vendor Registration Instructions Public Purchase Vendor Registration
Labor & Industries Training Requirement for Contractors:
Beginning July 1, 2019, all businesses are required to have training before bidding and/or performing work on public works projects. In 2018, the legislature passed ESSHB 1673 (app.leg.wa.gov) adding this training requirement to the responsible bidder criteria in RCW 39.04.350 (app.leg.wa.gov).
Who needs training?
Follow this link to access the L&I “Verify a Contractor” tool where you can view Contractor License status, Worker’s Comp status, as well as training requirement status: https://www.lni.wa.gov/licensing-permits/contractors/hiring-a-contractor/verify-contractor-tradesperson-business#contractors
You are exempt from this training requirement if you’ve been in business with an active Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number for 3 or more years AND have performed work on 3 or more public works projects.
Note: You may continue working on a public works project that starts before July 1, 2019, and continues on or after July 1 without needing to meet this training requirement.
Free training options
Follow this link to learn more about in-person and online training options: https://www.lni.wa.gov/licensing-permits/contractors/training-workshops
Notice – Yakima County Purchasing Changes
Effective July 1, 2020, contact the Yakima County Financial Services Department – Purchasing Division located at Yakima County Courthouse, Room 231. Kristine White, Purchasing Manager (509) 574-1519, Kristine.White@co.yakima.wa.us, or Stefanie Truex (509) 574-1504, Stefanie.Truex@co.yakima.wa.us for all Yakima County Procurement functions. The City and County Purchasing functions were previously combined, handled by City staff from November 1, 2009 through June 30, 2020.
For contracts awarded as the result of a Joint City/County Bid/RFP process, only the contract between the Contractor and Yakima County will be transferred over for administration. Future processes will be handled separately and your City contract will continue to be administered by City of Yakima Purchasing staff.
For City of Yakima questions and inquiries, please continue to contact City of Yakima Purchasing (509) 575-6093 or firstname.lastname@example.org
All administrative processes relating to current County contracts administered by City/County Purchasing were transferred over to Yakima County effective July 1, 2020.