Strengthening the business of government in Washington State.

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Use Statewide Contracts

Buy products and services directly from 1,500 vendors using the state’s collective buying power and save money, reduce risk and streamline purchasing. 

Search Bid Opportunities

Businesses can sell their goods and services to government agencies and higher education institutions by registering with the Washington’s Electronic Business Solution (WEBS).

How to Work With the State

Register with the state to be considered for bid opportunities, including goods and services, construction and public works, and property leasing.

Find Training

Training for state government employees includes instructor-led classes and on-demand opportunities.

Access EAP Services

State government employees and their family members can turn to the Employee Assistance Program for personal and work-related problems.

Buy Surplus

Recycle, reuse and save money when you purchase items government agencies no longer need.

Success stories

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Learn how DES helped the Washington State Department of Commerce lease a net-zero office space for its Spokane-based business operations.
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The Department of Natural Resourced turned to DES to find a space to better accommodate hardworking firefighters.

What's new

A commemoration will honor veterans of the Korean War. An armed honor guard will be in attendance.
The Washington State Capitol Building framed by fall colors on the trees.
DES is seeking public comments through July 8 on a draft environmental review.
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Celebrate Juneteenth on the West Capitol Campus with the Blacks United in Leadership and Diversity Business Resource Group.

Initiatives

Legislative Campus Modernization, or LCM, is a multi-year project to address legislative space needs and critical issues with three historical buildings on the Capitol Campus in Olympia.

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State agencies are required to take specific steps to ensure they give Washington state small, diverse, and veteran-owned businesses equitable access to goods and services contracts. We're working on improving equity in public spending to create more opportunities for Washington businesses, which strengthens our communities.