State Relations

The City's state lobbying team engages state legislators and the Governor's office on issues of local and statewide significance. Their efforts are guided by the City's legislative agenda, which is proposed by the Mayor and adopted by the City Council before the start of each legislative session.

Areas of primary focus for the City’s efforts in Olympia include human services, education, transportation, economic development and infrastructure, public safety, and city fiscal health.

The state lobbyists work with the Association of Washington Cities and other organizations in the state of Washington to promote common interests.

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS Consultant Contract

Project Title: State Legislative Direct Advocacy Activities RFQ #OIR-1-2021

Procurement Schedule Table 1: Procurement Schedule

Schedule of Events Date/Time
Solicitation Release September 13, 2021, 12:00 PM
Optional Pre-Submittal Conference Robin.Koskey@Seattle.gov September 22, 2021, 2:30-3:30 PM
Deadline for Questions September 24, 2021, 12:00PM
Response Deadline September 27, 2021, 11:59 PM
 Interviews* September 30 - October 1, 2021
Announcement of Successful Proposer(s) October 5, 2021
Anticipated Negotiation Schedule* October 5 - October 15, 2021
Contract Execution* October 15, 2021

*estimated dates

The City reserves the right to modify this schedule Changes will be posted on the City website or as otherwise stated.