Regional Contracting Forum

Introduce your business to the region's largest government entities: City of Seattle, King County, Washington State Department of Transportation, University of Washington, Port of Tacoma, Washington State Office of Minorities and Women's Business Enterprises, Washington State Department of Enterprise Services, Sound Transit, Port of Seattle, City of Bellevue and others. Attendees have the opportunity to meet government contracting representatives and network with contractors, consultants and suppliers all at one event.

Join us for the 2024 Regional Contracting Forum scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 12, 2024, at McCaw Hall, Seattle Center 321 Mercer Street,Seattle, WA 98109. The annual event is hosted this year by the City of Seattle and the Washington Department of Transportation. 

2024 Regional Contracting Forum

This is a key event for businesses to introduce themselves to the region's largest government entities: City of Seattle, King County, Port of Seattle, University of Washington, Sound Transit, Washington State Department of Enterprise Services, Washington State Department of Transportation, Washington State Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises, Port of Tacoma, City of Bellevue and others.

What:

  • Construction/Architectural Engineering: one-on-one sessions with prime contractors and consultants during pre-scheduled interviews.
  • Exhibit tables: Meet local, state and federal procurement representatives and business resource providers.  
  • Networking: Engage with government contracting representatives and network with contractors, consultants and suppliers all at one event.
  • Get ready: Preparing for the Regional Contracting Forum

When:
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2024
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where:
McCaw Hall at Seattle Center
321 Mercer St.
Seattle WA 98109
Parking information

Agenda:

Time Event
8 a.m. Registration
8:30-8:45 a.m. Opening Welcome
Host Agency: City of Seattle
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall - ALL DAY Networking
9 a.m.-noon Presentations: Upcoming Signature Projects (see below)
1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Matchmaking one-on-one sessions
Prime consultants and prime contractors

Trade show participants

City of Seattle - City Purchasing and Contracting Services - Purchasing Seattle Department of Transportation
City of Seattle - Finance and Administrative Services Seattle Information Technology
Seattle Office for Civil Rights City of Seattle - Office of Economic Development
City of Seattle - Office of the Waterfront Seattle Parks and Recreation
Seattle Police Department Seattle Center
Seattle City Light Seattle Public Library
Seattle Public Utilities City of Seattle - WMBE Program/Labor Equity
Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections City of Seattle - Office of Planning and Community Development
City of Bellevue Community Transit
Convention Center EnviroStars TAIP
Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) Job Order Contracting (JOC) — Centennial Contractors Enterprises
Job Order Contracting (JOC) — Forma Job Order Contracting (JOC) — Saybr Contractors, Inc.
King County - BDCC (Regional SCS Certification) King County - DNRP Parks and Recreation
King County - DNRP Solid Waste Division King County - Housing Repair Programs
King County - Information Technology King County - Procurement – Architecture/Engineering & Construction
King County - Procurement – Goods & Services King County - Procurement – Vendor Registration
King County - Public Health Seattle & King County King County - Road Services Division
King County - Transit Division King County - Wastewater Treatment Division
King County - Water and Land Resources MBDA-Tacoma Business Center & NW Small Business Transportation Resource Center
National Association of Minority Contractors Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest
Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council Office of Int Trade and Export- Import Bank
Pierce County Port of Seattle - Airport Dining and Retail (ADR)
Port of Seattle - CPO Goods and Services & Consulting Port of Seattle - CPO Major Construction & Small Works Construction
Port of Seattle - Maintenance Shops - Airport/Marine Port of Seattle - Small Business Program
Port of Tacoma - Northwest Seaport Alliance Seattle Housing Authority
Snohomish County Sound Transit – Design and Const Contracts
Sound Transit – Materials, Technology and Services Sound Transit – Small Business Dev and Labor Compliance
Sound Transit – Systems Procurement and Contracts TABOR 100
U.S. Small Business Administration University of Washington – Business Diversity Program & Capital Planning and Development
University of Washington – Consulting and Business Development Center & Medicine Strategic Sourcing University of Washington – Procurement Services & Housing and Food Services
Washington - AGC Washington PTAC
Washington State Department Enterprise Services / Engineering & Architectural Services/ construction Washington State Department Enterprise Services / JOC1
Washington State Department Enterprise Services / JOC2 Washington State Department Enterprise Services / Master Contract & Other Services
Washington State Department Enterprise Services / WEBS Washington State Dept. of Veteran Affairs Veteran Owned Business
Washington State Office of Minority & Women’s Business Enterprises Women's Transportation Seminar International
WSDOT – 520 WSDOT – Ad & Award
WSDOT – Colman Dock WSDOT – Contracting
WSDOT – Gateway WSDOT – I-405
WSDOT – Office of Equal Opportunity WSDOT – Procurement
WSDOT - Purchasing WSDOT – Washington State Ferries

Exhibitors

Meet your match

Matchmaking allows business representatives to meet with prime contractors and consultants in one-on-one sessions during pre-scheduled interviews. It also allows you to present what you do and why you believe you are the perfect match for a particular service. You should bring business cards, typically a one-page line card marketing material to include your firm's contact information, list of products and or services you provide, and if applicable, current government contracts you currently hold.

Sign up for one-on-one sessions:

Prime Consultants

Prime Contractors

Bassetti Architects Absher Construction Company
BergerABAM Atkinson Construction
Brown and Caldwell BNBuilders
Carollo Engineers Centennial Contractors
Environmental Science Associates Clark Construction
HDR Engineering Clark/Lewis Joint Venture
HNTB Corporation F D THOMAS INC
Integrus Architecture Forma Construction
Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. Hensel Phelps
KPFF Consulting Engineers Hoffman Construction Company
Mahlum Architects James W. Fowler Co
McGranahan Architects Kiewit Infrastructure West Co.
Miller Hull Partnership Lease Crutcher Lewis
NAC Architecture Lydig Construction, Inc
NBBJ Manson Construction Co
Parametrix, Inc. Max Kuney Company
Parsons Transportation Group Inc McKinstry Essention, LLC
Rolluda Architects, Inc. MidMountain Contractors, Inc.
Schacht Aslani Architects Mortenson Construction
Stantec Parsons Transportation Group Inc
Tetra Tech PCL Construction Services, INC
WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff Sabyr Contractors
Sellen Construction
Skansa
Stacy and Witbeck
Steller J Corporation
Turner Construction
W.G. Clark Construction Co

Regional Contracting Forum matchmaking

Frequently asked questions

How do I register for this event?
Online registration is open. Interested firms, please register as an attendee online. Separately as space allows, please register for one-on-one meetings with prime contractors/consultants.

What is the cost of the event?
This is a FREE event.  

What is Regional Contracting Forum - Trade show event?
It is an event that allows businesses the opportunity to meet with government entities throughout the Puget Sound Region and participating public agencies at one time and in one location. The agency representatives from procurement and contracts, and agency departments sit at tables while firms drop in during the day, circulate and roam through the exhibition hall, meet with representatives and allow contractors, consultants and suppliers to market their firms' services and products.  

Who is invited?
We invite contractors, consultants and suppliers. Small, women, minority, and veteran-owned businesses are highly encouraged to attend.  

Do I need a table?
No. Firms will not have tables. Firms will drop in, visit each table and circulate among the tables.

What do I bring to this event?
Bring business cards, typically a one-page line card marketing material to include your firm's contact information, list of products and/or services you provide and if applicable, current government contracts you currently hold.

Who will sit at the tables?
Participating government agencies and business resources such as City of Seattle, King County, University of Washington, Port of Seattle, Port of Tacoma, Washington State DOT, Washington State Minority and Women's Business Enterprises, State of Washington Department of Enterprise Services, Sound Transit, City of Bellevue, along with other contributing partners to include neighboring cities, counties, port authorities and business resources.

How is the trade show set-up?
The agency representatives will be seated at their respective tables and ready to talk with you in the exhibition hall for all day networking. In addition, one-on-one meetings with primes, large vendors, and agency goods and services procurement representatives.

What time does registration open on the day of the event?
Registration opens as early as 8 a.m.  

Why should I come?
You are the best advocate to market your firm. This is the best venue to start or continue relationship building with public agencies. Your presence and participation is imperative to the success of this event.