Office of Procedures, Records, and Forms

BPPM Revision Memorandum


DATE: June 7, 2012
FROM: Office of Procedures, Records, and Forms
TO: Manual Users
SUBJECT: Business Policies and Procedures Manual
Revision Letter Number Three Hundred Ninety-Eight


This BPPM revision includes the following changes:

Effective June 7, 2012, the the direct buy limit for purchases is increased from $5,000 to $10,000 and the sealed bid limit is increased to $100,000, in accordance with RCW Chapter 43.19. The following sections are amended with these changes:


  • Departmental Requisition 70.10
  • Buying Through Purchasing Services 70.13
  • Purchasing Published Materials 70.26
  • Personal Services Contracts 70.50
  • Speaker Travel and Speaker Fees 95.25
  • Privately-Owned, Rented, or Chartered Aircraft 95.30



This BPPM revision also includes the following:

Form: Add or Change WSUORG Information 10.05.6

This minor amendment updates the maximum number of characters that users may enter in the Unit Name field, in accordance with current data system restrictions.

Requesting Computer Projects 85.36

This section is removed from the BPPM.

Cellular Telephones 85.45

This minor amendment clarifies the types of employees who are not eligible to receive a cellular telephone allowance. The amendment also adds a note directing bargaining unit employees to refer to the applicable collective bargaining agreement regarding cellular telephone allowance eligibility.

International Travel Registry 95.55

This new section provides the policy, requirements, and procedures for undergraduate and graduate students participating in not-for-credit international education or business experiences to register travel plans with International Programs. International Programs maintains such student travel plan information in the online International Travel Registry.