Architecture, Engineering & Design (For Consultants)

Public Works Bidding

DES has launched a new bidding portal (Bonfire) that allows you to submit bids and proposals to DES online. In the Bonfire portal, select "register now" in the upper right-hand corner.

Register now on Bonfire portal

Diversity Tracking in B2Gnow!

DES is utilizing a web-based system for tracking the participation of Small Businesses and Minority, Women, and Veteran-Owned Businesses on our public works projects. This system is required and is intended to help us track prime contractor, design firm, subcontractor, subconsultant and supplier payments.

Access B2Gnow
For first time visitors, you will need to create a login. System instructions can be found on the 'Information for Vendors' link.

Serving the citizens of Washington since 1958

We offer services to update and renovate facilities, plus we assist in developing economical and low cost operational and maintainable facilities.

We advocate quality-designed buildings utilizing sustainability, the re-use and recycling of construction materials, energy efficiency, and respect for the environment.

The E&AS program of DES is authorized by statute to design or to contract for the design, construction, major repair or alteration for state owned facilities for numerous State agencies. The E&AS Project Managers represent the legal contracting authority for the state. (RCW 43.19.450)

For A/E & Design Consultants:

We are seeking design consultants! We may have just the job you are looking for.

Join the A/E Reference File Consultant Pool

The Architecture/Engineer (A/E) Reference File (Utilized by University of Washington, Department of Enterprise Services & many other Washington State public owners) is a central file of consultants’ Architect-Engineer Qualifications (Form 330) and web addresses.

Washington State government organizations use the file to select consultants based on qualifications instead of a bidding process for public works projects with an estimated fee under $500,000.

Join the On-Call Consultant List

On-Call Selections are intended to provide service throughout Washington State on as-needed basis. While On-Call consultant services are limited to $300,000 maximum fees per project, there is no limit to the number of projects a selected firm may perform per biennium.

Every two years, E&AS publishes a Request for Qualifications for consultants for a variety of discipline areas. Consultants must be able to provide complete services for the specific discipline selected for, including but not limited to studies, design, bidding, contract administration and project close-out.

Once qualifications received, they are reviewed by a consultant selection board consisting of E&AS project managers based upon published criteria. The consultant selection board recommends top candidates for each discipline area. Once interviewed, the consultant selection board selects top qualified firms for each discipline area and those firms are put on an On-Call list that E&AS and its’ clients use for projects throughout the biennium.

View the Current On-Call Consultant List.


Register with WEBS

The Washington Electronic Business Solution (WEBS) is an Internet vendor registration and bid notification system. The system offers a website where vendors can register to receive government bid notifications.