Who is on 1st - Who's contract is it anyway?
WSCA uses a "Lead State" model in issuing cooperative solicitations. One WSCA state leads the procurement, issues the solicitation and awards the contracts based on that state's statutory requirements and processes. The Lead State owns and manages the contract(s). You can find the name of the lead state contact by selecting a contract from the list here. Other WSCA states have chosen to participate and have followed each state's individual statutory processes to provide public notice and permit participation. If you have questions, contact Paul Stembler (contact information below).
Who can use WSCA contracts?
All governmental entities within WSCA states are eligible to use WSCA contracts, if the governmental entity has the legal authority to use their home states' contracts. If you are not sure, check with either your home state chief procurement official (contact information can be found here) or contact Paul Stembler (contact information below).
What if I am not from a WSCA state?
Non-WSCA states are generally able to use WSCA contracts if they have followed their own statutory processes. You should check with the Lead State contact listed on the contract page or contact Paul Stembler (contact information below) if you have questions.
What if my home state has chosen not to participate, but we want to use a WSCA contract?
That question is not as easy to answer. Each state and governmental entity has different statutory, legal and procedural requirements. WSCA contracts are solicited to allow the broadest possible participation, but the real answer depends on your individual legal and procedural requirements. You should check with the Lead State contact listed on the contract page or contact Paul Stembler (contact information below) if you have questions.
I have questions about the WSCA organization or other things related to WSCA contracts. Who do I contact?
Paul Stembler, WSCA/NASPO Cooperative Development Coordinator
Voice: (612) 284-4316
Email: (email is probably the best way to contact Paul)
Lee Ann Pope, WSCA Program Manager
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