Purchased services is defined by Washington State law to include services provided by a vendor to accomplish routine, continuing and necessary functions. This would include, but not be limited to:
- Computer hardware and software maintenance
- Computer time-sharing
- Contract programming
- Data entry
- Operation of a physical plant
- Services for equipment maintenance and repair
The Port obtains telephone and/or written quotations from at least 3 different vendors whenever possible to assure that a competitive price is established and to ensure the contracts for the purchase of any materials, equipment, supplies or services are awarded to the lowest responsible bidder.