Welcome Vendors!

The Washington Learning Source (WLS) is a program of Washington’s nine regional Educational Service Districts (ESDs) for establishing purchasing agreements in Washington State. There are many reasons you may want to consider becoming a WLS vendor. The WLS:

  • Conducts legal bids allowing Washington State schools to piggyback, thereby eliminating the need to respond to other bids by state agencies.
  • Includes most school districts and many private schools as members.
  • Provides cost effective marketing through a variety of means.
  • Coordinates with the state’s ESDs to afford opportunities for vendors to get in front of districts in ESD venues.
  • Provides avenues for coordinating training through regional ESDs.
  • Allows a contract holder to designate resellers and update through the life of the contract.
  • Allows one-year contracts with four optional renewal years.
  • Provides a prominent place on the WLS website for a dedicated page, product descriptions, category description, and news articles.
  • Allows space in a biweekly email newsletter that is sent to schools.