Contracting

We rely on the services of qualified contractors and vendors from a variety of industries to keep the gateway moving.

The are a few basic types of opportunities to work with us include:

  • Purchasing materials, supplies and equipment
  • Professional services
  • Personal services
  • Public works

Construction at Terminal 5

Holders Lists

To only receive email updates about a particular procurement, sign up for the Holders List for a particular procurement by clicking on the title in the table below. See step-by-step instructions to subscribe to the Holders List.

Resources

Vendor lists

The Northwest Seaport Alliance does not maintain vendor lists for materials, supplies, equipment and purchased services. We may make purchases through the open market, cooperative purchasing contracts or formal advertised solicitations.

Surplus items

The Northwest Seaport Alliance occasionally offers surplus items for sale through public auction houses. Available items will be posted on GovDeals.

Small business resources and training

U.S. Small Business Administration

Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Washington State Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises

Small Works & Consultant Rosters

Our small works and consultant rosters are maintained by the Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC), a shared statewide roster service. To be eligible to work on our projects, register your company for free and select "Northwest Seaport Alliance" in your account. Contact MRSC Rosters with registration questions at 206-625-1300 or by email.

Public works projects

Projects with estimated costs exceeding $300,000 are advertised in the The (Tacoma) News Tribune and Daily Journal of Commerce.

We use BSD Speclink-E as our specification development software. Our principal designers are expected to be proficient in its use and use the software for Northwest Seaport Alliance projects.

Surplus items

The Port occasionally offers surplus items for sale through public auction houses. Available items will be posted on GovDeals.