About The 2024 RCF

Washington Regional Contracting Forum

The Washington Regional Contracting Forum is an annual networking event that connects Washington businesses with public agencies that buy goods and services, including architecture and engineering services.

This forum is an opportunity for Washington small, diverse and veteran-owned businesses to meet purchasers at all levels of state and local government, including school districts, transportation agencies, Tribal governments and other organizations.

Sponsors

  • Washington department of Transporation
  • The city of Seattle
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Attendees will have the opportunity to meet government contracting representatives and network with contractors, consultants, and suppliers all at one event.

The 2024 Regional Contracting Forum

We are committed to dismantling barriers that prevent small, diverse, and veteran-owned business in Washington state from selling goods and services to governments and organizations.

Small Business Tips for 2024 RCF

  • Small business means the primary location is in Washington state and the business has 50 or fewer employees or a gross annual revenue of less than $7 million. 
  • Certify your small business in WEBS: You can self-certify that you meet the criteria for being a Washington small business.
  • Certify your small business in WEBS: You can self-certify that you meet the criteria for being a Washington small business.
  • Certify your minority- and/or woman-owned business: Increase your visibility with government purchasers by certifying your business with the Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises (OMWBE).
  • Be visible to purchasers: Certified businesses that are on statewide contracts are featured in our Diverse Business Contracts search tool. Purchasers can sort by small businesses or businesses owned by a veteran, minority, woman, or minority woman.
  • Find training and assistance: Consider tapping into the State Contracts Assistance Network as you get started on working with the state. Connect with our robust list of partners for support and find training opportunities to help you be more successful at winning bids.
  • Don’t miss an opportunity: Keep your contact information and commodity codes updated in WEBS and regularly check out our new and upcoming contract opportunities.
  • Attend pre-bid and proposal meetings: You are encouraged to attend any pre-bid or proposal meetings to learn the ins and outs of an upcoming contract, ask questions, and prepare for the bidding process.
  • Show your interest ahead of time: Our contract specialists work on contracts and develop new contracts a year ahead of their effective date. If you are interested in a contract with a term end date approaching in the next 12 months or you see a contract on our Current and Future Bid Opportunities page, reach out to the contract specialist listed on the contract summary to ask questions or show you are interested.