The Regional Contracting Forum The Regional Contracting Forum is the brainchild of a Regional Collaboration Group. Comprised of representatives from Port of Seattle, City of Seattle, Sound Transit, and King County, this cross-jurisdiction strategic planning group identified the need for contractors and businesses to have better access to contracting opportunities available in government agencies across the region.
Sound Transit Contracts Register online with e-Bid, Sound Transit's online procurement system. Potential vendors can now receive automatic email notices for contracting opportunities in their area of business. Vendors will be able to view, download or order solicitation documents, submit questions, view bid results and contract award information, as well as network with other vendors and more.
Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (WA PTAC)WA PTAC strives to give businesses the opportunity to thrive in the government contracting marketplace. WA PTAC has 8 locations around the state, including a new Business Assistance Center opening in Seattle on the 41st Floor of the Municipal Tower.
The only directory that connects businesses with over 500 public agencies in Washington State, MRSC Rosters connects members with small public work projects, consulting opportunities, and goods and services.
King County's E-Procurement Supplier Portal
With King County's new e-procurement supplier portal (as of fall 2020), there is quick access to: online bidding; NAICS Industry codes; fast, easy self-regulation; self-service supplier portal; and online bid data.
WSDOT - Safe Harbor Indirect Cost Rate The Safe Harbor Indirect Cost Rate option is 110% of direct labor with a field rate, when applicable, of 80% of direct labor. Use of Safe Harbor rate is optional to the firm, and will not be subject to audit. Although the Safe Harbor rate is not auditable, the WSDOT or local agency agreement is still subject to audit based on the terms and conditions of the respective agreement.