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Legislative Building Closed to public 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11

The Legislative Building will be closed to the public from 10 am. to 2 p.m. during the Governor’s virtual State of the State address on Tuesday, Jan. 11. The closure is out of an abundance of caution both as a COVID-19 precaution and as a security precaution.


The closure does not affect state agency business or access to the legislative process. This week’s legislative committee hearings are being conducted remotely. 

DES seeking buyers for Press Houses on Capitol Campus

OLYMPIA -- DES is seeking buyers to purchase, remove and relocate two residential structures on the West Capitol Campus – the  Carlyon House (201 Sid Snyder Ave SW) and Ayer House (1417 Columbia St SW), commonly known as the Press Houses.

Notice of COVID-19 Purchase Exception

Effective immediately, procurements for goods and services directly related to the state's response to the novel coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) are excepted from competitive solicitation requirements.

Enterprise Services receives National Association of Minority Contractors Public Agency of the Year award

SEATTLE -- The Department of Enterprise Services received the National Association of Minority Contractors Public Agency of the Year award for its work in promoting small and diverse business participation in public works contracting.

Department of Enterprise Services leads the charge to add EVs to state fleet

The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services is leading the way to reduce carbon emissions in the state, according to Western Washington Clean Cities. The not-for-profit membership organization that promotes alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies in the Pacific Northwest, particularly for fleet operations, recently awarded the state agency the Best Achievement in Electricity award for its leadership in the state's efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

Public invited to informational meetings on statewide disparity study

Two public meetings -- in Seattle and Spokane -- will be held in June to provide information on a statewide disparity study that Washington state is conducting about minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses in state contracts and purchasing.

Earth Day 2017: Washington State doubles down on electric vehicles, encourages others to do the same


Download photos from the Electric Vehicles (EV) and Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Open House on April 20, hosted by the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services:

New website provides information on statewide disparity study for contracts and purchasing

A website has been launched to provide information about Washington’s statewide disparity study for minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses in state contracts and purchasing.

The site,, is maintained by Colette Holt & Associates, who has been contracted to conduct the study. The Department of Enterprise Services will provide oversight of the study on behalf of the state.

DES Master Contracts Website Enhancements

Contracts with Diverse Spend

DES has created a search function that will allow customers to search specifically for which Master Contracts offer vendors that are certified Small, Veteran, Minority, Women or Minority and Women owned businesses.

This tool can be located on the Current Statewide Master Contracts, using the contract search tool or by clicking on the 3rd bullet under “Search of view contracts” (see below).

DES begins rulemaking to limit use of unmanned aircraft systems on Capitol Campus and other DES-owned properties 

For the purpose of protecting public safety, the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) plans to develop rules that will mostly prohibit the use of unmanned aircraft systems, including drones, on the 486-acre Capitol Campus in Olympia, satellite campuses in Lacey and Tumwater, and other DES-owned properties in in Cowlitz, King, Pierce, Skagit, Thurston and Yakima counties.

Before drafting a rule, DES is seeking public input.