Contracting with the Port
Current Bidding Opportunities
The Port uses the e-procurement platform Bonfire to host all competitively solicited contracting opportunities.
Current solicitations can be found at https://portolympia.bonfirehub.com.
e-Procurement Platform and Roster
The Port of Olympia utilizes the Bonfire e-procurement platform to host all competitive solicitations. Vendors and consultants must register with Bonfire to submit qualifications, proposals or bids on Port solicitations.
In addition to the Bonfire e-procurement platform, the Port also utilizes the MRSC shared Rosters list to solicit for small public works and consulting opportunities. MRSC Rosters is an online shared roster for local Washington State governments to efficiently maintain contractor and consultant information. To be considered for providing services to the Port of Olympia, join the Roster or call 206-625-1300. Select Port of Olympia in your account.
The Port rotates solicitations among the contractors in a manner that will equitably distribute the opportunity among contractors within the trade category. Equitably distribute means that the Port may not favor certain contractors on the appropriate small works roster over other contractors on the appropriate small works roster who perform similar services.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
The Port of Olympia, owner of the Olympia Regional Airport, has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26. It is the policy of the Port to ensure that DBEs as defined in Part 26, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in DOT–assisted contracts.
Businesses seeking to be certified as a DBE should contact the Washington State Office of Minority and Women Business Enterprises (OMWBE) for more information.
The Olympia Regional Airport’s DBE goals for FY 2024-2026 can be viewed here.
Prevailing Wage Laws and Contract Requirements
Beginning January 1, 2020, all businesses are required to have training before bidding and/or performing work on public works projects.
The Port of Olympia is a public agency, and per Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 39.12, prevailing wages apply on all public works projects at the Port. Prevailing wage rates are available on the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries website.
Per(RCW) 53.08.440, find below lists of contracts awarded, including public works and personal services.
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