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Purchasing

Procurement 101 Training  |   first Wednesday every month In Person

This class is highly recommended for all P-Card holders and is a prerequisite for iProcurement software training. We'll discuss your role in King County's "Procure-to-Pay" process, including:

  • the 3-quote process
  • contracts overview
  • invoice troubleshooting
  • NEW purchasing thresholds
 

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Purchasing Card (P-Card) Training | first Wednesday every month In Person

P-Cards offer streamlined purchasing, payment processing, fraud protection, and easy reporting. If you're still using old-fashioned purchase orders, you're wasting time and money! This training is required for all new cardholders; you'll get your P-card at the end of the class.

 

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Video: P-Card vs PO

Sustainable Purchasing Workshop - Procurement 204 | Coming Soon In Person

All King County purchasers are invited to attend this Workshop to hear our Sustainable Purchasing Experts explain what it means to be sustainable and who decides, how to make sustainable purchases, and why you should. Plus get the scoop on new online tools and resources to help you implement the new Sustainable Purchasing Policy!

We'll show you how to:

  • find sustainable products and services
  • know what to look for and what to avoid
  • find contracts with green components
  • utilize online tools and resources

To view the ordinance, use the "Policies" link here.

 

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Visit the Sustainable Purchasing Page

Waivers Training - Procurement 203 | Offered in Spring In Person Online

This training demonstrates the new online Waiver Request tool.

We'll show you how to:

  • create a waiver request
  • get electronic approval - no more paper signatures!
  • track the status of your waiver
  • know what type of waiver to use

You can find more information and handouts concerning Waivers here.

 

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Take the KC eLearning Course

Video: How to add multiple agency approvers

3-Quote Buys - Procurement 202 | Offered in Summer In Person Online

All agencies must request quotes from registered King County suppliers for purchases between $10,000 - $50,000 (commonly referred to as "3-quote" buys). This course and the training resources linked here will show you how to:

  • search the King County vendor databases
  • compare quotes and choose the correct bid
  • comply with reporting requirements

You can find more information and handouts concerning 3-quote buys here.

 

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Watch the Searching Demo

Watch the Training Video

Search for Available/Awarded Contracts Online

(from Oracle Stores)

Answering the question, "How can I access awarded contracts through Oracle?"

Why Search for an existing contract before making your purchases?

  • Expedite frequent purchases
  • Reduce administrative lead time (avoid re-work)
  • Benefit from King County Terms and conditions

Search the Awarded Contracts Log

 

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Capital Projects

Construction Contracting Forum - Construction 101 | Coming Soon In Person

This course provides an overview of procurement prcess for Construction contracts. The course is designed for both veteran and new project representatives, as well as contract administration staff. We'll explore your role in each major milestone of the contracting process, from pre-planning to contract administration. You'll leave with tools that will help you:

  • request a new construction contract solicitation 
  • prepare an ITB for advertising
  • evaluate proposals
  • navigate the required paperwork
 

Coming Winter 2018

Architecture & Engineering Contracts | Offered in Winter  In Person

This course provides an overview of recent changes to the procurement process for Architecture, Engineering, and Professional Services contracts. The course is designed for both veteran and new project representatives, as well as contract administration staff. We'll explore your role in each major milestone of the contracting process, from pre-planning to contract administration. You'll leave with tools that will help you:

  • manage your procurement schedule
  • write a clear scope of work
  • evaluate proposals
  • navigate the required paperwork
 

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Introduction to Construction Management Online

This training provides an introduction to King County’s basic construction management policies. You'll learn best business practices, your role and responsibilities, and how to manage costs, schedules and documentation. This training is for Project Representatives and Project Control Engineers.

 

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Construction Contract Qualifications and Timeline Online

This training provides an introduction to King County’s basic construction management policies. You'll learn best business practices, your role and responsibilities, and how to manage costs, schedules and documentation. This training is for Project Representatives and Project Control Engineers.

 

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Level of Effort Training Online

This video explains how Architecture/Engineering consultants should submit project-specific costs during negotiations.

 

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Profit Evaluation Online

This video explains how to establish profit margins on architectural and Engineering contracts.

 

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Finance

Invoice Lifecycle Online

Answering the question, "Where is my Invoice payment?"

 

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