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 DES employee spreads ice melt on the sidewalk in front of the State Archives Building.
Weather forecasts indicate sub-freezing temperatures with a slight chance of snow are likely Friday, Jan. 12 through Sunday, Jan. 14. Additionally, while Monday, Jan. 15, is a holiday, the 2024 Legislative Session is underway and our grounds crews will be on site throughout the day.
Looking up to the top third of the Washington State Legislative Building from below
The 2024 legislative session begins Jan. 8 and is expected to bring a large mix of visitors, lawmakers. and engaged citizens to the Capitol Campus through the month of March. If you plan to visit during this time, here are some tips to help you get the most out of your visit.
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Additional drilling on Deschutes Parkway scheduled for January 2 - 8, 2024.

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.