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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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The Department of Natural Resourced turned to DES to find a space to better accommodate hardworking firefighters.
Cathleen Lovell in the foreground and heavy machine equipment in the background on-site.
A civil contractor from Harrah, Wash., turned to the federal surplus program to acquire equipment for her business.

What's new

An artist's rendering of what the Pritchard Building will look like after the LCM project is completed.
OLYMPIA - DES has completed an environmental review for the Legislative Campus Modernization (LCM) Pritchard Rehabilitation and Expansion project. DES has issued a Notice of Action Taken. A Notice of Action Taken is issued when the lead agency has determined that there are no significant impacts.
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A 60-foot-tall, 100-year-old bigleaf maple poses a safety risk to pedestrians and vehicles and must be removed.
A public works project that has a beautiful geometric wood space in the ceiling
OLYMPIA - The Department of Enterprise Services (DES) is updating its public works contracting rules to align with recent changes to state law that modify the state small works roster process, streamline administrative procedures, and maintain existing labor protections for contractors.


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.