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This page provides general opportunities that are both regional and local. Please contact bid holder or project manager for the most up-to-date information including pre-bid meeting requirements.
If you are interested in receiving opportunities that are tailored to your business, please contact our office to setup a free one-on-one consultation.

Current Bid Opportunities

Projects in Washington and Oregon States

Click below for a list of projects and contact the MBDA-Tacoma Business Center for detailed project information.
The opportunities are updated every two weeks.

Construction Projects Bidding (Last updated: September 22, 2020)

Architecture & Engineering Projects (Last updated: September 22, 2020)

King County Procurement

Procurement Page
View current solicitations, Register in the current system, Register in the new system (Fall 2020)

King County Upcoming Capital Projects

Projects include: Construction, Architecture & Engineering, Professional, Design-Build, Consultant, Small Works, and Goods & Services.

*Supplier Registration in New System (Fall 2020) 
New system will be used for solicitations starting Fall 2020. See directions and more information here.

Port of Seattle Projects

Port of Seattle VendorConnect
View Current Solicitations, Future Solicitations, and register for Port of Seattle VendorConnect to be placed on rosters: Small Works (construction less than $300,000), Consulting Services, and Goods &Services.

See Future Procurement Opportunity List as of 9/4/20.

Sound Transit

Sound Transit Procurement and Contracts
View upcoming and active procurement opportunities, Small Works Roster, and Awarded Contracts. Vendors and contractors can register for the Sound Transit vendor portal to receive automatic notifications about upcoming solicitations that match their selected commodity codes, and can download solicitation documents and associated addenda.

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)

WSDOT Contract Ad & Awards
Call for bids, prequalify to bid on contracts, and view currently advertised & awarded contracts. WSDOT encourages contractors to submit bid proposals electronically via BidX.com. 

City of Tacoma

Contracting Opportunities
The City of Tacoma invites qualified suppliers to submit bids and proposals for posted solicitations. The City of Tacoma publishes and distributes solicitation documents (RFBs, RFPs, RFQs, RFIs, etc.) in electronic form, either on the City website or in SAP Ariba.

City of Tacoma 2020/2021 Construction Projects Forecasting


**GSA COVID-19 PPE Sources Sought

The General Services Administration (GSA), Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), Office of General Supplies and Services (GSS) and Central Office Acquisition Division’s seeking information related to how interested contractors could provide the following item(s):

Level 1 Surgical Masks
Nitrile Examination
Gloves Hand Sanitizers
Bottles (Cases) Bleach
Disinfecting  Wipes
Hospital Grade Disinfectant
Cleaner All-Purpose Cleaner
Antibacterial Bar Soap
Antibacterial Liquid soap
Tampons
Female Sanitary Napkins
Toilet Paper
Paper Towels
Trash Bags

Responses Due:  Continuously Open
Non TAA Compliant Materials are currently allowed under the current pandemic response. Questions: [email protected]

See GSA Page to fill out information about your company.
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Tacoma Challenge – Win $100K to locate your business in Tacoma

$100K to locate your business in Tacoma? If you’ve got a good idea, you might qualify!

The TACOMA CHALLENGE is intended to drive awareness of Tacoma as an outstanding place to grow your product, idea, or creation. Tacoma wants YOUR company and has the resources, network, space, and funding that you need to flourish. Visit Tacoma Challenge on their Facebook Live Stream or in person to meet the mentors and founders to learn how YOUR COMPANY can win it all.
More information on website: tacomachallenge.org

How it works:
1. Attend Informational Session in person or Live Stream on April 27, at Union Club Tacoma.
NOTE: This event has been POSTPONED until late 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic has made conditions safe for travel and public gatherings. We are tentatively scheduling the event for November.
2. Submit your application when available in late 2020.
3. Five founders will then be selected to receive a stipend to travel to Tacoma to pitch their ideas to our judges in .
4. The winning team receives $50,000 of equity-free cash, $25,000 in free co-working space, and $25,000 in in-kind services.
5. The two runner-up companies receive $5,000 of equity-free cash, $25,000 in free co-working space, and $25,000 in in-kind services.
*All winning teams must commit to moving their company headquarters to Tacoma for a minimum of 1 year.*


Shimmick Construction – P-907 Pier and Maintenance Facility – Sub and Supplier Bids Requested

Due Date: September 22, 11 AM
Description: To All Subcontractors and Suppliers:
Shimmick Construction, an Equal Employer, is seeking quotes from interested and qualified Small Business subcontractors and suppliers for the above-referenced project. We encourage the participation of Disadvantaged, Minority and Women owned enterprises.

BID ITEMS: Shimmick Construction Company, Inc. welcomes quotes from Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, HUBZone Small Business, Veteran-Owned Small Business, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, Minority Business and Women-Owned Small Business subcontractors and suppliers on complete or partial portions of work for all phases including (but not limited to) the following:

Architectural, Clear & Grub, Earthwork, Electrical, Erosion Control, Fence, Flatwork, Instrumentation, Landscape, Marine, Mechanical, Piles –CIDH, Shoring, Steel Erection, Structural Steel, Trucking, Aggregate, Architectural Items, Doors, Expansion Joints, Lumber, Mechanical Equipment, Misc. Metal, Steel Pipe, Structural Precast, Pump, Ready Mix, Plastic Utility Pipe, Steel Utility Pipe

PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS: Plans and specifications are available for download at beta.sam.gov. Shimmick can also provide a link to download plans and specifications. To make an appointment for viewing or to receive the download link, please contact Natasha Inglis at [email protected].

View solicitation PDF for more information:
SOLICITATION_NAVFAC P907 Pier and Maintenance Facility


Marpac Construction – Yesler Family Housing – Request for Bids

Due Date: September 22
Marpac Construction invites you to submit a bid proposal for the Yesler Family Housing. This is a final cost (GMP) estimate. The plans are 90% CDs. You are receiving this invite due to the past working relationship with Marpac, or our desire to work with you on future projects.
Description: The project is a six-story mixed-use building with five stories of residential floors above a one-story concrete. The building is 169,557 SF will provide 156 affordable housing units, residential lobby and interior amenity space, an outdoor at-grade landscape courtyard and roof terrace & commercial spaces.

Seeking subcontractors for the following scope of work:
Marpac is looking for specialty contractors for the Yesler Family Housing project in these sections:
12 – Window treatment; 12 – Countertops; 11 – Appliances; 10 – Fire Extinguisher Cabinets & Fire extinguishers; 10 – Bike racks;  10 – Toilet accessories; 10 – Signage; 09 – Acoustical Ceiling Tile; 08 – Mirrors; 08 – Doors; 06 – Finish Carpentry; 03 – Gypcrete

Click here for more information and access to design drawings.

Update: See recording of Yesler Family Housing Project Outreach Webinar here:
Date: Aug 31, 2020 10 AM Pacific Time
Meeting Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/w5AsK7Spqk1LEpX2yR35RfU_IMO-X6a81iVN_fAMn0loy2X_iUTfb8KU3v4-AVkY
Access Passcode: D71z!8S&


City of Tacoma – RFP – My TPU Website Maintenance – PR20-0232F

Due Date: September 22, 11 AM
Pre-Proposal Meeting: A pre-proposal meeting will not be held.
Project Scope: MyTPU.org website maintenance, enhancements, and troubleshooting services
Estimate: $150,000

Specification
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Emery & Sons – RFB – Banks Water Transmission Line Improvements Project

Sub-contractor quotes accepted for all phases of construction including, but not limited to: Asphalt Paving; Concrete Cutting; Hauling Services; Landscaping; Traffic Control Services
View Request for Bids for directions on submitting a bid and more information.

Due Date: September 24, 2 PM
Project documents: Download Attachments


Port of Tacoma – ITB – Steel Wale Assemblies and Components – No. 91073

Due Date: September 25, 2 PM
Description: In this solicitation, the Port of Tacoma on behalf of the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) seeks to obtain Steel Wale Assemblies & Components as detailed in this ITB. These materials are in support of the Blair Terminal Fender Upgrades public works project which is permitted to be performed within the approved in-water work window. The Port intends to furnish the marine contractor with the pre-assembled Wales being procured in this solicitation.

Click here for more information.


City of Tacoma – RFQ – Consultant Services for Gravity Pipeline Wells Improvement and Treatment – TW20-0227F

Due Date: September 29, 11 AM
Pre-Proposal Meeting: A pre-proposal meeting will not be held. An onsite can be scheduled if requested. Contact Samol Hefley if requesting a site visit.
Project Scope: Provide engineering consultant services for improvements of the Gravity Pipeline Wells, including well rehabilitation, pump and motor replacement, addition of corrosion control treatment, and electrical system upgrades.

Specification
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City of Tacoma – RFB- Stormwater & Wastewater Sewer Replacement Project (Various Areas) – ES20-0001F

Due Date: September 29, 11 AM
Pre-Proposal Meeting: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a pre-bid meeting will be held via conference call at 10:00 A.M. PST, September 21, 2020. The phone number is 1 (888) 850-
4523 and the access code is 544766. This conference call will answer questions regarding the Equity in Contracting Program (EIC) and Local Employment and Apprenticeship Training
Program (LEAP) requirements included in the Contract. Prospective bidders are urged to call in.
Project Scope: This Contract shall generally consist of the construction of approximately 1,900 linear feet of stormwater and 1,100 linear feet of wastewater sewer mains, along with
associated structures and surface restoration of ADA curb ramps, sidewalks and driveways, intersection improvements, and street paving.
Estimate: $3,000,000

This bid is distributed by the City’s designated plan distributor, ARC Documents Solutions, Inc.  Please click here for more information. 


City of Tacoma – RFB – Laboratory Testing and Analytical Services – PG20-0236F

Due Date: September 29, 11 AM
Pre-Proposal Meeting: A pre-proposal meeting will not be held.
Project Scope: Testing and analysis is necessary in order to stay in compliance with state, local and federal rules and regulations relating to hazardous material identification.
Estimate: $240,000 – $460,000

Specification
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Port of Seattle – RFP – South King County (SKC) Fund Economic Recovery

Due Date: September 30, 2020 12 PM
Description: The PORT established the South King County (SKC) Fund to develop equity-based partnerships and provide resources and support in historically underserved near-airport communities. The PORT hopes to support communities most deeply impacted by the current economic crisis with projects connected to PORT-related industries, including aviation, maritime, construction trades, and green career industries. In this RFP phase, up to $1,000,000 will be available to be distributed to benefit near-airport communities.

Click here for more information.


Port of Seattle – World Trade Center West (WTCW) HVAC Replacement (BES) – MC-0320086

Due Date: October 6, 2 PM
Question Cut-off Date: Sep 22, 5 PM
Description: In accordance with the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) Chapter 39.04.290 Building Engineering System the Port of Seattle (Port) is soliciting Proposals from firms, or teams of firms to design and construct the replacement of the existing RTU and terminal units throughout the building. HVAC Replacement includes adding a DOAS (Dedicated Outside Air System) to the new kitchen hood, Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) system for the kitchen area, new kitchen exhaust hood and exhaust fan for natural gas appliances and exhaust hood and fan for the dishwasher area.

Click here for more information
View all solicitations from Port of Seattle


City of Tacoma – RFP – ABN Main Floor Data Center Power Supply Upgrade – System One (1) UPS System – PG20-0254F

Due Date: October 6, 11 AM
Pre-Proposal Meeting: A pre-proposal meeting will not be held.
Project Scope: ABN Main Floor Data Center Power Supply Upgrade. The City is requesting proposals for the supply of one (1) uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system, including UPS, battery cabinet, and external maintenance bypass cabinet. Installation of the equipment will be performed by the City within three months of equipment delivery. Supplier shall provide installation supervision (if required by City), startup, testing and commissioning services and certify equipment for operation upon completion.
Estimate: $75,000 – $100,000

Specification
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City of Tacoma – RFB – On-Call Historic Preservation Consulting Services – PG19-0228F

Due Date: October 13, 11 AM
Pre-Proposal Meeting: A pre-proposal meeting will not be held.
Project Scope: The City of Tacoma (City), Department of Public Utilities, Light Division, dba Tacoma Power, is issuing this request for proposals (RFP) for on-call Historic Preservation consulting services  to assist Tacoma Power staff in the assessment historic properties on Tacoma Power lands. Estimate: $250,000

Specification
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Tacoma Public Utilities – Application – Tacoma Power Trade Ally (conservation installer) Program: Insulation, window replacement, lighting, ductless heat pump, duct leakage testing and sealing

Due Date: Continuous

Scope:
Tacoma Power trade allies are valuable in helping us promote power conservation and energy savings within our communities. Our programs help customers save money and energy while helping you grow your business.

As a Tacoma Power trade ally, you will benefit from:

  • The ability to offer valuable incentives to your customers to motivate their purchase.
  • The consumer confidence in the Tacoma Power brand.
  • Tacoma Power’s program marketing.
  • An opportunity to be part of our published contractor list.
  • Ongoing training opportunities.
  • A dedicated Tacoma Power contact to help you navigate the process.

For More Information Click Here


Past Bid Opportunities

City of Tacoma – RFB – Motor Removal and Recycle – TW20-0279N

Due Date: September 18, 11 AM
Description: The purpose of this specification is to decommission several Byron Jackson motors owned by Tacoma Water by preparing them for shipment for mercury remediation and decommissioning of the motors. The motors each contain a mercury seal that needs to be handled appropriately. Appropriate measures must be used to ensure there is no loss of mercury and they are properly prepared for shipment to the remediation facility. All motors have only been used for pumping potable groundwater.

Specification
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Port of Tacoma – ITB – Piles 2020 – No. 91119

Due Date: September 15, 2 PM
Description: In this solicitation the Port of Tacoma on behalf of the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) seeks to obtain Piles as detailed in this ITB. These components will be used for the Blair Terminal Fender Upgrades project. Provide all new Coastal Region Douglas-Fir, clean peeled, selected for appearance and quality and conforming to ASTM D25 and treated with Ammoniacal Copper Zinc Arsenate (ACZA) with a retention of 1.5 pcf and the requirements in Attachment C, Division 31 Section 31 62 19. Single Award. With this solicitation, the Port intends to award one contract and does not anticipate multiple awards. Regardless, the Port reserves the right to make multiple or partial awards.

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City of Tacoma – RFB – MPLS Support Services – IT20-0253N

Due Date: September 9, 11 AM
Description: Provide 7x24x365 system monitoring, troubleshooting, technical support, dispatch and on-site response services including service desk access for the City of Tacoma radio system MPLS transport network consisting of 9 Cisco ASR920 and 3 Cisco ASR903 devices including associated SFPs (“Devices”). Term of contract: Initial term of 12 months with optional annual 12-month renewals.

Specification
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Addendum 1 – 08/27/2020
Addendum 2 – 08/31/2020


City of Tacoma – RFB – Tote Track Upgrades (Rebid) – TR20-0218F

Due Date: September 8, 11 AM
Pre-Proposal Meeting: A pre-bid conference will be held via video/phone conference on August 25, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. PDT. Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84338535355?pwd=S3hBMjhQQm8yTTFpL1BUUDZCcXBpdz09
or call in at US: +1 253 215 8782. Webinar ID 843 3853 5355. Password 526081
Project Scope: This project shall generally consist of removing old worn rail and replacing it with new 115lb RE rail. Work will also include the replacement of two crossovers, three driveways and a minor amount of track replacement.
Estimate: $1,000,000.00

Specification
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City of Taocoma – RFB – Tacoma’s Trail to Transit Connector – PW20-0245N

Due Date: September 3, 11 AM
Pre-Proposal Meeting:
A pre-proposal meeting will not be held.
Project Scope: This contract shall generally consist of furnishing, installing, and/or removing pavement markings on concrete and asphalt surfaces of varying quality as described in these contract specifications, including but not limited to marking of centerlines, lane lines, turn lanes, bike lanes/buffers, parking lines, wide lines, turn arrow markings, stop lines, crosswalks, and symbols/legends. The majority of the work entails the removal of existing striping elements and replacing with new striping/marking elements at same and/or different positions/extents based on the provided channelization plans and these contract specifications. The extent of the work area pertains to two areas: 1) Mildred Street from North 9th Street to approximately 300 feet south of South 12th Street, inclusive; and 2) South 15th Street from approximately 100 feet west of Fawcett Avenue to Hood Street, inclusive, and portions of roadways connecting the intersection of South 15th Street/Hood Street to Pacific Avenue at South 14th Street.
Estimate: $167,500

Specification
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Port of Tacoma – RFQ 071412 – Arkema North Boundary Area Cleanup – Feasibility Study and Engineering Design

The Port of Tacoma (Port) is soliciting Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from firms qualified and interested in providing environmental services and litigation support.
Due Date: September 2, 2 PM
Scope of Services: Services to be provided include but may not be limited to:
1. Compilation and analysis of existing site data.
2. Identification of remedial investigation and feasibility study gaps.
3. Analysis and proposal of points of compliance for groundwater, soil,
surface water and sediments.
4. Proposed site cleanup standards for all COC’s in applicable media.
5. Evaluation of site geotechnical conditions and concerns.
6. Analysis of appropriate institutional controls for the site.
7. Prepare draft and final remedial investigation and feasibility study reports
following Ecology requirements.
8. Forensic investigations to determine the origin of remnant contamination.
9. Development of draft and final Cleanup Action Plans compatible with
property redevelopment and following Ecology requirements.
10. Assist the Port with agency negotiations and permitting actions.
11. Prepare plans, specifications and engineering level cost estimates as
necessary to support the project. Assist with contractor selection if
requested.
12. Perform pre-demolition infrastructure assessments, as necessary to
support future construction work.
13. Perform additional soil, sediment, groundwater and surface water
sampling as necessary to support the project.
14. Perform construction support services as requested to support the project.
15. Legal support services as requested.
16. Other services as requested or required.

City of Tacoma – RFB – Mary Lyon Elementary SRTS – PW20-0161F

Due Date: September 1, 11 AM
Project Scope: This is a Safe Routes to School project and will generally consist of removing and grinding of asphalt concrete pavement, removing concrete sidewalk and removing curb and gutter. In addition, this project will also include the placement of new HMA, and constructing cement concrete sidewalk, curb ramps, curb and gutter, storm sewer structures and pavement markings.
Estimate: $252,000

Specification
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City of Tacoma – RFB – Solid Fill Tires – PW20-0196F

Due Date: September 1, 11 AM
Project Scope:
The City of Tacoma (City) is soliciting bids to establish one or more contracts with qualified vendors to fulfill the City’s needs for solid fill loader tires on an as-needed basis for up to five years. Contract(s) will be awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder(s) based on price, product quality and availability.
This product is used by Fleet Services shops located at 3639 South Pine Street Tacoma 98409 and 3510 S. Mullen Street Tacoma 98409.
Estimate: The estimated annual usage is $80,000, the estimate usage for the five year contract is $400,000. This is an estimated quantity only and does not guarantee a specific volume or dollar amount.

Specification
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City of Seattle – RFQ – Architects for Fire Station 31 Replacement – 2020-02

Due Date: September 1, 2020 2 PM
Description:
 The City of Seattle Department of Finance and Administrative (FAS), Capital Development Division (CD) seeks one consultant architect and engineer (A/E) team to provide professional design services for the new fire station to replace the aging Fire Station 31 currently located at 1319 N. Northgate Way. The Seattle Fire Department (SFD) needs a modern, state-of-the-art facility built to essential facility standards in this fast-growing neighborhood.

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Marpac Construction M/W/SBE Outreach – Yesler Family Housing

Marpac Construction has set participation goals for this project and will introduce subcontracting opportunities for minority-, women-owned, and small businesses.

Outreach Webinar: Monday, August 31, 10 AM PDT (Zoom Webinar)

Learn about Marpac Construction’s upcoming Yesler Family Housing construction project, subcontractor opportunities, and how to bid on projects. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FexbTcBFSbWkSbQ3Tp6xIg

See Outreach Flyer for more information.


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