Businesses that register in the Washington Electronic Business Solution (WEBS) can identify themselves as seeking subcontracting opportunities and share contact information as well as their status as a small, minority-, women- and/or veteran-owned businesses.
This information is displayed in the system's commodity code reports in the "status" column on the right:
Email us at email@example.com
Improving economic opportunities for small, minority-, women’s- and veteran-owned businesses is a priority for the Department of Enterprise Services and the state of Washington.
There are many opportunities for businesses who want to work with the state at Enterprise Services. Enterprise Services awards more than $1.5 billion in contracts annually. The agency has procurement and contracting opportunities in two main areas:
Enterprise Services public works contracts greater than $1 million must include a diverse business inclusion plan for subcontracting opportunities.
Enterprise Services is leading the state’s Business Diversity Subcabinet in partnership with the Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises. Gov. Inslee chose 12 of his cabinet agencies and tasked them with increasing ways for small and diverse businesses to participate in Washington state contracting opportunities. The subcabinet is making changes based on a proposed Washington State Business Diversity Roadmap that identifies actions state agencies can take to improve contracting opportunities for small and diverse businesses.
Enterprise Services also is the lead agency for a disparity study that will give the state valuable information about how well state agencies are doing when it comes to including minority- and women-owned businesses in state government contracts and purchasing.
A key resource is Washington's Electronic Business Solution (WEBS). Through WEBS, businesses can register with the state and receive electronic notification of most upcoming bid opportunities posted by state agencies, higher education, and local government. There is no cost to register in WEBS.