City Purchasing and Contracting Services
Online Business Directory Registration (VCR)
Interested in doing business with the City of Seattle? Your first step is to register. Registering your business with the City of Seattle helps develop a directory that City departments can use when looking for businesses to supply goods and services. Prime contractors and consultants may also use the system to solicit firms for sub work.
Registering with the City of Seattle is a simple process that acts as a directory. When City departments are looking for companies to supply goods or services, they may use this directory to develop bid and contact lists.
You will need to supply your business Federal Tax ID number, Washington State Business License Number (UBI), business name and address, contact information, and some general infomation on what your business does. You can also add your Washington State WMBE or DBE status, if applicable.
Registering your business with the City of Seattle does not pre-approve or authorize you to do business with the City, but departments may contact registered businesses when they are looking to purchase goods and services. You can also look for upcoming opportunities to bid on proposals at The Buy Line and The Consultant Connection. Construction opportunities can be found at eBid.
You can reset your password by clicking here.
To view the list of registered businesses, click here.
Businesses are strongly encouaged to enter their information online. Hard-copy registration packets are available on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Registration Program Coordinator. To request a hard-copy registration packet, click here.
I still have questions, who can I contact?
If you have questions, comments, or concerns relating to registering your business, please contact us: