City of Yakima Purchasing
The City and County Purchasing Divisions consolidated procurement functions on November 1, 2009. As of July 1, 2020, Procurement functions for Yakima County will be handled directly from the County Financial Services department in room 231 of the Yakima County Courthouse. Contact may be made by calling Stefanie Alvarado at 509-574-1504.
All administrative processes relating to current County contracts administered by City/County Purchasing will be transferred over to Yakima County effective July 1, 2020. Follow this link: https://www.yakimawa.gov/services/purchasing/county-contract-list/ to confirm which contracts pertain to this change.
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
***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/Yakima County Purchasing Division is proud to announce that we will now be 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. It does not include or affect Yakima County “Public Works”, Yakima County’s Small Works Roster, or the MRSC Roster 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
New 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?
If you are NOT on this list of exempt businesses (2 MB PDF), you are required to take this training before bidding and/or working on public works projects on or after July 1, 2019. (The list is effective as of March 14, 2019, and will be updated again in May 2019.)
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
We have 2 training options available for businesses to meet this new requirement. Check out our training outline (360 KB PDF) to see what you’ll learn during this training.
Coming mid-to-late Spring 2019, businesses will be able to access online training through their Prevailing Wage Intent and Affidavit portal. You’ll be able to take this training at your own pace during any time of the day! Once completed, you’ll meet this new requirement.
This option will be available at least 4 weeks prior to July 1, 2019, and we highly recommend you wait for it to become available. Our in-person classes are limited and cannot accommodate all businesses needing this training before July 1.