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    The Seattle School District is committed to using sound business practices and promoting a fair and competitive procurement process, to the extent practicable, as the best means to assure quality service and minimum costs. Competition is required for purchases of goods above $40,000 (RCW 28A.335.190) and above $25,000 for services (Superintendent Procedures 6220SP.D)*. In keeping with the District’s commitment to transparency, below are the list of sole source contracts that the District intends to award as defined in RCW 39.04.280.

    The District intends to establish sole source contracts with the following vendors below for the listed services or goods:

    # Date Posted Vendor Description of Goods or Services Sole Source Justification Anticipated Length of Contract (months) Anticipated Dollar Value
    1 8/1/2018 Barbara Grant Consulting Consulting Services  Technical Service 12  $30,000
    2 8/13/2018 Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) MAP Testing  Exclusive rights 12  $201,250
    3 8/29/2018 Kevin Rovegno IEP Services  Continuation of prior work 12 $75,000 
    4 8/29/2018 Brock's Academy  IEP Services  Continuation of prior work  12  $309,375
    $247,500 
    5 9/11/2018 Academy of Interactive Entertainment  Animation Instruction Technical Service 12 $69,500 
    6 9/11/2018 Andrew Higgins  Morning Radio DJ  Technical Service 12  $46,800 
    7 9/11/2018  First-In Training and Education  Firefighting Instruction  Technical Service 12 $74,600 
    8 9/11/2018  Alliance Nursing  Specialized 1:1 care  Continuation of Service  12  $65,000 
    9 9/21/2018 Seattle Community College Open Doors Program Continuation of Service 12 $60,000
    10 9/27/2018 Waterfall Canyon Academy Private placement of IEP Services Technical Service 12 $128,100
    11  9/27/2018 Academy for Precision Learning  IEP Services Continuation of prior work 12  $124,580
    12 10/1/2018 PowerSchool Group LLC PD Training Exclusive Rights 7 $72,000 
    13 10/4/2018 New Reach Associates  PD Training Continuation of prior work 10 $38,600
    14 10/9/2018 L&E Academy Foundation  IEP Services Technical Service 12 $44,900 
    15 10/17/2018  Puget Sound Neuropsychology Therapeutic Support  Continuation of prior work 10 $107,763 
    16 10/22/2018 NW School Deaf and Hard of Hearing IEP Services  Continuation of prior work  9 $78,200
    17 10/24/2018  Center for Collaborative Classroom  PD Services  Exclusive Design  10  $65,000 
    18 10/24/2018  Children's Institute for Learning Differences IEP Services  Continuation of prior work  10 $123,468 
    19 12/12/2018 Durham School Services, LP Supplemental Bus Transportation Delivery Date 9 $1,400,000
    20 1/22/2019 EA Engineering, Science & Technology  SEPA Checklist Continuation of prior work 9 $41,390
    21 1/22/2019 Carruth Compliance Consulting 403(b) Plan Administrator Continuation of prior work 12 $44,814
    22 1/28/2019 Gersh Academy  IEP Services Technical Services 9 $96,459
    23 2/15/2019 PlayCreation, Inc.  Playground Equipment Exclusive Rights 4  $97,945

    FY17-18 Notice Of Intent to Sole Source

    Protest Procedures

    1. Any actual or prospective Vendor who is aggrieved in connection with a sole source contract listed above may protest to the District in accordance with the procedures set forth herein. Protests based on their intent to challenge the sole source must be received by the District no later than seven (7) calendar days from the Date Posted, at 4:00 p.m. In no event shall a protest be considered if the protest is received after the contract(s) has been awarded.

    2. In order to be considered, a protest shall be in writing and shall include:

      1. the name, phone number, address and e-mail address of the aggrieved person/vendor;
      2. the Vendor and Description of Good or Service listed above under which the protest is submitted; and
      3. a detailed description of the specific grounds for protest and any supporting documentation. The written protest shall be addressed and delivered to: contractingservices@seattleschools.org at the deadline listed above.
    3. Upon receipt of a written protest, the District shall promptly consider the protest. The District may give notice of the protest and its basis to other persons, including Vendors involved in or affected by the protest; such other persons may be given an opportunity to submit their views and relevant information. If the protest is not resolved by mutual agreement of the aggrieved person and the District, the District will promptly issue a decision in writing stating the reasons for the action taken. A copy of the decision shall be e-mailed, or otherwise

      promptly furnished to the aggrieved person and any other interested parties. The District’s decision may be appealed to the Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance by written notice together with all supportive evidence, addressed and delivered to the Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance not more than two (2) working days after receipt of the decision. The Assistant Superintendent’s decision shall be final and conclusive.

    4. Strict compliance with the protest procedures set forth herein is essential in furtherance of the public interest. Any aggrieved party that fails to comply strictly with these protest procedures is deemed, by such failure, to have waived and relinquished forever any right or claim with respect to alleged irregularities in connection with the award. No person or party may pursue any action in court challenging the award of a contract above without first exhausting the administrative procedures specified herein and receiving the District’s final decision.

    * Sole source purchases funded from federal grant money require competition if the amount is over $3,500, and will be publicly posted if sole source amount exceeds minimum thresholds listed above - $40,000 for goods and $25,000 for services.