Seattle has many divisions, departments and projects. It is the responsibility of the contractor to find where their business fits. Find out details about how Seattle purchases: overview. Brochure


Register for the online directory 

Attend a “How to do Business with the City of Seattle” held the first Friday of each month

Review the WMBE program


Purchasing contacts for products, supplies, equipment and services valued at over $44,000 annually.

Search for opportunities The Buy Line

The City of Seattle is involved in various cooperative purchasing agreements.


The City has decentralized consultant contracting. Each City department is responsible for managing their own consultant contracts, however, the City Purchasing and Contracting Services Division provides general consultant contracting policies, processes, and directions.

Search for opportunities The Consultant Connection


The City has centralized construction contracting within City Purchasing and Contracting Services Division. Our office provides the rules, policies, process and directions, as well as manages bidding and contracting process.

Construction opportunities can be found at eBid


Download the guide

Learn more about becoming certified as a Section 3 business


Find current status, information regarding open houses, awarded and upcoming bid opportunities and contact information that is project specific. Projects may require specific additional documentation beyond the city registration documents.