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 Finding Subcontractors


Small and Diverse

Businesses that register in the Washington Electronic Business Solution (WEBS) can identify themselves as seeking subcontracting opportunities and share contact information as well as their status as a small, minority-, women- and/or veteran-owned businesses.

This information is displayed in the system's commodity code reports in the "status" column on the right:


 Contact Information


Email us at businessdiversity@des.wa.gov

Improving economic opportunities for small, minority-, women’s- and veteran-owned businesses is a priority for the Department of Enterprise Services and the state of Washington.

There are many opportunities for businesses who want to work with the state at Enterprise Services. Enterprise Services awards more than $1.5 billion in contracts annually. The agency has procurement and contracting opportunities in two main areas:

Subcabinet on Business Diversity

Enterprise Services also is a member of the state’s Business Diversity Subcabinet and served as the lead agency for a disparity study.

Disparity study

The state’s Business Diversity Subcabinet received results from a disparity study in June 2019 that will assist in ongoing efforts to improve opportunities in government contracting for certified minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses. Study results and information about the Subcabinet's work are available on the Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises (OMWBE) website.

Small business assistance

Information on small business assistance.