Washington State Department of Transportation


From the Office of Equal Opportunity…


OJT Newsletter

OEO’s On the Job Training newsletter for September is now available, go here to view!

DBE Newsletter

Find OEO’s latest newsletter here!

Upcoming Events

September 27, Tacoma

Our Hub: WMBE Resource Event

September 28, Seattle

WSCC Addition Project Kickoff Event

September 29, Kirkland

Mortenson UW-CSE Project Information & Opportunities Outreach Event

September 30, Seattle

City of Seattle Annual Construction Showcase

October 5, 9am – 3pm, Fife

Puyallup TERO & Juarez Group Present: “Our Future Working Together III”

  • Free Tribal Business & Contractor Outreach Event
  • Native Art Sales & Vendor Displays
  • Panel Discussions: Contracting in Indian Country

Emerald Queen Casino Fife Ballroom
5700 Pacific Hwy East, Fife, WA 98424

Contact Merle Holden for more info, (206) 962-7668

October 7, Vancouver

WSDOT Southwest Region Bonding Workshop: Preparing to be bonded

October 11, Seattle

WSDOT Speed Networking Event

October 13, Seattle

Superintendent Training from EIW, register here.

October 20, Tacoma

City of Tacoma’s Bid Estimation Class with Walsh Construction

October 21, Vancouver

WSDOT Southwest Region Bonding Workshop: The surety claim process

October 21, Spokane

L&I Contractor Training Events at the Edmonds Community College

November 2, Lynnwood

North Puget Sound Small Business Summit

November 3, 9am – 3pm, Tulalip

Tulalip TERO & Juarez Group Present: “Together – Partnering for a Brighter Future”

  • Free Tribal Business & Contractor Outreach Event
  • Native Art Sales & Vendors Welcome
  • Tulalip Casino Resort

Contact Merle Holden for more info, (206) 962-7668


November 4, Vancouver

WSDOT Southwest Region Bonding Workshop: The day after a claim


November 9, Seattle

Business After Hours 2016

November 8, 15: Everett/Lynnwood; December 1, 8: Bellevue

Small Business Transportation Resource Center Bonding Classes, more info on the way!

Disparity Study

WSDOT is conducting a Disparity Study for its DBE programs to ensure disadvantaged businesses have equal access to contracting opportunities and that current programs remain legally defensible and administratively successful.

Go here to contact the study team directly.


WSDOT Notices

Included are notices of current projects. These are sent as they may contain potential opportunities for your firm.

For more information regarding other possible opportunities, please reference the following:

DBE Support Services Benefits

Your Service Providers

  • Armstead Consulting for assistance with administrative management, marketing, economic research, and market research for companies enrolled in the Business Development Program.
  • Arnold Services for help with Human Resource manuals and MS Office (Excel) training.
  • Blue Ink Consultants for assistance with understanding government contracts, change orders, and marketing to governments.
  • Clark’s Accounting Services for help with identifying indirect cost rates, understanding federal acquisition regulations, and general tax assistance.
  • Jimale Technical Services for assistance with construction scheduling, workflow, bidding, and estimating.
  • Juarez Group for marketing, sales, and business development assistance.
  • Three Business Strategists for assistance with general business taxes, marketing, and business development.

For more information on services from OEO, please email dbess@wsdot.wa.gov or call (888) 259-9143.

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