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 two-year contracts with three 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.