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WA State DES Contract


Avidex is an Awarded DES Contract Vendor

Avidex is proud to be a Washington State Department of Enterprise Services (DES), awarded vendor. The Audio-Visual (AV) Solution Master Contract (Contract #03418) includes general AV equipment and control panels, AV room design/consultation, installation services, ongoing support, AV management services, governmental function related audio recording, induction loop hearing systems, and other AV related accessibility solutions.

Statewide master contracts for goods and services are designed to make it easier for state agencies, local and tribal governments, public school districts and colleges, and nonprofit organizations throughout Washington to focus on their missions. Our statewide contracts have met state requirements for competitive bidding and other procurement laws, reducing risk and streamlining the purchasing process for our agency customers. Let us bring our public sector expertise to your next audiovisual project.

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Who Can Use DES Master Contracts

WA State & Local Government Agencies
Tribal Governments
Qualifying Non-profits
State Universities
K-12 Public Schools
Community Colleges

Benefits to You

Master contracts leverage the state's collective buying power for competitive and pre-negotiated pricing

• Built-in compliance to master contract procurement requirements

Streamlined procurement process, reducing the need to solicit competitive bids for AV projects

Reduce risk by working with vetted, trusted, and awarded contractor partners

Avidex solutions are backed by our standard Warranty and 360° Service™ Solutions to support diverse audiovisual solutions

Under the CARES Act, the Coronavirus Relief Funds may be used to reimburse local governments in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.  

Washington state cities and counties are taking extraordinary measures to protect their residents during the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to provide the basic services communities rely on. Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) your audiovisual integration project may be covered as a critical emergency response infrastructure project. Pairing the procurement efficiencies and benefits of WA state DES master contracts with CARES funding offers expediency and value to help local governments respond to the public health emergency.

Relevant and allowable expenditures include, but are not limited to:

  • Expenses to facilitate distance learning, including technological improvements, in connection with school closings to enable compliance with COVID-19 precautions
  • Expenses to improve telework capabilities for public employees to enable compliance with COVID-19 public health precautions
  • Expenses for technological improvements necessary for emergency planning, management, and response to the COVID-19 pandemic

For the most up to date information, please visit the WA State Department of Commerce.

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