City Purchasing and Contracting Services
Online Business Directory Registration
What does it mean to register with the City?
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.
What kind of information do I need to supply?
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 information on what your business does. You can also add your Washington State WMBE or DBE status, if applicable.
I've already registered with the City...Now what?
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.
Can I submit my registration in person?
Businesses are strongly encouraged 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 Steven Larson at