If you are interested in doing business with the port, please register on the port’s Procurement and Roster Management System (PRMS). The port’s PRMS identifies procurement opportunities and houses the small works, consultant, and goods and services roster.
You must be registered on the PRMS to access procurement opportunities and associated documents. As a plan holder you will receive addenda and announcements related to the particular procurement.
Small businesses interested in working with the port may be eligible for the Small Contractors and Suppliers (SCS) Program. The port’s partnership on this program with King County is designed to simplify the required certification process. Only one certification is needed for a qualified business to be certified for King County and the Port of Seattle. Once registered as an SCS, your firm can benefit from vendor training and continuing education workshops, as well as procurement incentives. Regardless of SCS eligibility, the Port encourages all interested small businesses to register in the PRMS. If you have any questions on this program, please contact Tina Boyd.
The port places public notice for competitive procurements in the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce at djc.com and/or in the port’s Procurement and Roster Management System (PRMS).
The port structures its consulting services (professional and personal services) procurements based on dollar value:
- Category I - Under $50,000.00
- Category 2 - $50,000 to $199,999.99
- Category 3 – $200,000 and over
Category 1 and 2 procurements generally utilize the Consultant Roster. The port encourages all firms interested in doing business with the port to join the Consultant Roster on PRMS
. All category 3 procurements are publicly advertised.
Goods & Services
Goods and services are typically procured as follows:
- $0 – $25,000: Direct purchase with qualified vendors.
- Less than $100,000: Verbal or written quotations are requested from vendors depending on complexity of requirements.
- Over $100,000: Mostly Publicly Advertised
The port encourages vendors and suppliers interested in doing business with the port to register on the Goods and Services Roster on PRMS.
Please email email@example.com if you have questions regarding Goods and Services opportunities.
Major construction is public works over (symbol) $300,000 (equal to or over). We advertise in the DJC and/or PRMS. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions regarding Major Construction opportunities.
Small Works (Public Works less than $300,000): The port maintains a Small Works Roster for Public Works contracting opportunities under $300,000. Join the small work roster. Please email email@example.com if you have questions regarding Small Works Construction opportunities.
Small Business Program
The Port’s Small Business Program is designed to develop mutually advantageous professional relationships with small businesses. Under this umbrella program the Office of Social Responsibility manages two main sub-programs: the Small Contractors and Suppliers (SCS) Program and the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program.
SCS Eligibility Criteria
King County’s certification requirements include:
- Each owner’s personal net worth must be less than $750K.
- The business must not exceed 50% of the Small Business Administration (SBA) size standards.
- The business must agree to participate in 15 hours of business development training during the first year of certification.
SCS Program Benefits
There are four methods that the port will consider when integrating the SCS Program into the procurement process (see table below). Each procurement at the Port of Seattle is assessed on a case-by-case basis to determine the appropriate methods used in the bid evaluation. To learn more about each of these four program methods, please read the Port’s Resolution 3618.
|Goods & Services
|Consulting Services (>$50K)
|Consulting Services (<$50K)
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
The Port of Seattle’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program ensures that DBEs and other small businesses have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in Department of Transportation (DOT)-assisted contracts. It is our policy to ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts; to create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly; to ensure that the DBE is narrowly tailored in accordance with applicable law; to ensure that only firms that fully meet eligibility standards are permitted to participate as DBEs; to help remove barriers to the participation of DBEs in DOT-assisted contracts; and to assist the development of firms that can compete successfully in the market place outside the DBE Program.
If your business or organization would like to schedule a Meet and Greet at the Port of Seattle or receive invitations to attend other port-sponsored networking events, please contact Tina Boyd.
Pursuant to RCW 53.08.440, the port maintains a Contract Database. Click here to view the database.