Register for the Small Works, Consulting, and Goods & Services Rosters
Procurement and Roster Management System (PRMS)
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Programs
Small Business Program
The port’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Programs established in accordance with U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. Federal program guidelines and procedures aid in ensuring that DBEs have equal opportunity to compete for contracts, subcontracts, and agreements in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts.
It is our policy to:
Ensure nondiscrimination in the award of DOT assisted contracts;
- Create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for DOT assisted contracts;
- Ensure that a firm meets federal eligibility standards (49 CFR Part 26) prior to participation in the DBE Program;
- Assist in identifying and removing barriers to participation for DBEs in federally assisted contracts; and
- Assist in the development of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, in order to increase their competitiveness in the market place.
The Port of Seattle has a 3 year overall-all goal of 5.44% DBE utilization on its federally assisted projects. Click here to view the port’s DBE Program.
If you have any questions regarding the port's DBE program please contact us.
How do I become certified as a DBE?
Firms seeking to be federally certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) should contact the Office of Minority and Women Business Enterprises (OMWBE) in Olympia, WA, for information on the eligibility criteria, instructions and certification materials online or by phone 1-866-208-1064.
Small Business Statistics
Contractor Data System (CDS)
Small Business Program
The port's Small Business Program is managed by the Office of Social Responsibility. Learn more about the Small Business Program here
Project Labor Agreement (PLA)
The Contractor Data System (CDS) website
allows contractors on current projects to submit Electronic Payroll and other contract data in support of regulatory requirements.
if you have questions.
The Central Procurement Office (CPO) manages contracting at the Port of Seattle. These opportunities are typically advertised in the Daily Journal of Commerce
Consulting Services (professional and personal services) are based on dollar value. For contracts <$200,000, we generally utilize the Consultants Roster.
Goods and services are typically procured as direct purchase, three quote, or competitive bid. The Port encourages vendors and suppliers interested in doing business with the port to register on the Goods and Services Roster.
Major Construction is public works > $300,000.
Small Works is public works < $300,000. We utilize our Small Works Roster to notify registered contractors of upcoming opportunities.