Purchased Services


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
  • Analysis
  • Computer time-sharing
  • Contract programming
  • Data entry
  • Operation of a physical plant
  • Security
  • Services for equipment maintenance and repair

Selection Process

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.