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Posts by Josh Klika

New Resource Helps Local Government and Private Contractors Dig Into Public Works

New Resource Helps Local Government and Private Contractors Dig Into Public Works

August 31, 2022  by  Josh Klika
Category:  Purchasing and Contracting

In partnership with the Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), MRSC is launching "Digging Into Public Works," an initiative that will connect, educate, and engage local government staff and private contractors in the field of public works.

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Saying Yes to Responsive & Responsible Bids

Saying Yes to Responsive & Responsible Bids

July 20, 2022  by  Josh Klika
Category:  Purchasing and Contracting

In awarding contracts for public works projects or contracts for goods and services, a local government must determine both if the bid is responsive and the bidder is responsible. Fortunately, there are guidelines to help with this process. 

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Does the Contract Need to End, or Can It Live Forever?

Does the Contract Need to End, or Can It Live Forever?

June 9, 2022  by  Josh Klika
Category:  Purchasing and Contracting

Contracts come with terms which sometimes cover a long period of time. This blog will explore what to consider when choosing the term of a contract.

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2022 Legislation Impacting Public Works Contracting

2022 Legislation Impacting Public Works Contracting

April 28, 2022  by  Josh Klika
Category:  Purchasing and Contracting New Legislation and Regulations

SB 5693 includes funding for a new partnership between MRSC and the Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center to bring expanded training, outreach, and technical assistance on public works contracting for  Washington local governments. 

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The ABCs of Piggybacking

The ABCs of Piggybacking

March 10, 2022  by  Josh Klika
Category:  Interlocal Cooperation Purchasing and Contracting

Piggybacking allows an agency to use another agency's contract to procure products, services, and public works. However, contracts should be carefully reviewed to make sure these are adaptable and beneficial and to ensure the procurement process was compliant with the law. 

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No Responses to Your Bid: What Next?

No Responses to Your Bid: What Next?

January 10, 2022  by  Josh Klika
Category:  Purchasing and Contracting

Does your procurement process suffer from an empty inbox? This blog provides some practical guidance and next steps to consider when there are no responses to your bid.

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Introducing Josh Klika, Procurement & Contracting Consultant

Introducing Josh Klika, Procurement & Contracting Consultant

November 4, 2021  by  Josh Klika
Category:  MRSC News and Updates

MRSC welcomes Josh Klika, most recently with the City of Olympia, as the new Procurement and Contracting Consultant.

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