Department-Owned Vehicles

Governor Chris Gregoire signed an Operating Budget on May 2, 2012 that includes a proviso that orders the director of the Department of Enterprise Services to give written approval before any state agency can make a passenger vehicle purchase that will stay in the US. This proviso is still in effect for state agencies, and is the first step in purchasing a passenger vehicle. There is also an Executive Order that states any state agency with over 100 vehicles must employ professional fleet services. To comply with this order means that a department must work with Fleet Services before any vehicle can be purchased. Currently the person to talk to is Dan Alter (221-3202, alterd@uw.edu). He will work on getting the written approval from the Department of Enterprise Services.

If there is a department that has a vehicle that was purchased without going through Fleet Services and it is in the United States, they should contact Fleet Services to inquire on how to comply with UW/State policy.

 

http://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/exe_order/eo_05-01.pdf

http://www.des.wa.gov/services/Travel/VehiclePurchasing/Pages/VehicleList.aspx

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