Strengthening the business of government in Washington State.

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Use Statewide Contracts

Buy products and services directly from 1,500 vendors using the state’s collective buying power and save money, reduce risk and streamline purchasing. 

Search Bid Opportunities

Businesses can sell their goods and services to government agencies and higher education institutions by registering with the Washington’s Electronic Business Solution (WEBS).

How to Work with the State

Register with the state to be considered for bid opportunities, including goods and services, construction and public works, and property leasing.

Find Training

Training for state government employees includes instructor-led classes and on-demand opportunities.

Access EAP Services

State government employees and their family members can turn to the Employee Assistance Program for personal and work-related problems.

Buy Surplus

Recycle, reuse and save money when you purchase items government agencies no longer need.

Success stories

The mail room's sort wall containing hundreds of cubbies for incoming and outgoing mail.
When employees began working from home, government agencies had to adjust how they sent and received mail. DES' Consolidated Mail Services adjusted with them to keep the business of government working smoothly.
Entrance to the Readiness Center building located in the Tri-Cities.
The Washington National Guard used DES' contracting and project management services to get a 39,000-square-foot readiness center constructed for national guardsmen training.

What's new

DES issued a mitigated determination of non-significance (MDNS). An MDNS is issued when the lead agency has determined that there are significant impacts, but that specific and enforceable mitigation measures will successfully reduce the impacts to a non-significant level. This environmental…
Overhead view of Capitol Lake.
Estuary restoration best achieves project goals compared to the other alternatives considered, has the broadest stakeholder support, and provides other environmental benefits. Project goals are improving water quality and ecological functions, managing sediment accumulation, and enhancing community…
The classic Olmsted turf oval and Great Lawn surround the fountain and color planting, with Olmsted specified trees forming a pleasant green background.
The agency’s Buildings and Grounds (B&G) Division received the Olmsted Honor Award from the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) at its annual conference held last week in Louisville, Ky. According to PGMS scoring comments: "Authenticity to the original design intent is evident and…

Initiatives

Legislative Campus Modernization, or LCM, is a multi-year project to address legislative space needs and critical issues with three historical buildings on the Capitol Campus in Olympia.

Contracting equity work is led by Governor Inslee's Subcabinet on Business Diversity. It's a statewide initiative that's led to new policies for supplier diversity, sole source contracts, and direct buy. And the work continues.