Western States Contracting Alliance
  Who is on 1st - Who's contract is it anyway?
WSCA uses a "Lead State" model in issuing cooperative solicitations. One of the WSCA states leads the procurement, issues the solicitation and awards the contracts based on that states 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 on the right. 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 are not sure or have other 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 on the Welcome page) 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 right 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?
It depends, which is not the answer you want to see, but the real answer. Each state and governmental entity has different statutory, legal and procedural requirements. There is not single answer. 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 right 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 Cooperative Development Coordinator
Assistant Director, Materials Management Division
Minnesota Department of Administration
Voice: 651-201-2401
Fax: 651-297-3996
Email: (email is probably the best way to contact Paul)

Lee Ann Pope, WSCA Program Manager
Association Management Resources
Voice: 859-514-9159
Fax: 859-514-9188

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