Social Responsibility in Contracting

The City is committed to socially-responsible procurement and promoting social equity through our contracts. We work to ensure open and fair procurements, competitive and fair pricing, environmentally-sustainable solutions, best labor practices, access to equal benefits and utilization of women- and minority-owned businesses, when applicable, in City bid decisions and contracts.

City of Seattle Antidiscrimination Policy

The City of Seattle operates its programs, services, employment, contracting, and activities without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and applicable federal and local laws. Additionally, the City of Seattle prohibits discrimination in providing programs, services, or activities based on sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, ancestry, political ideology, honorably discharged veteran or military status, participation in a Section 8 program, breastfeeding in public, and use of a service animal  in public places, city employment, and contracting.  

The City of Seattle is committed to:        

  • Prohibiting discrimination in programs, services, employment, and contracting;
  • Providing accommodations for people with disabilities to have an equal access to participate in and benefit from City programs, services, and activities;
  • Offering meaningful access to information, programs, and services in residents' preferred language;
  • Promoting a workplace that provides equal employment opportunities for all and is free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation;
  • Providing reasonable accommodations for qualified employees with disabilities;
  • Identifying and addressing disproportionate and adverse human health and environmental, social, and economic impacts of programs, services, or activities for minority and low-income populations;
  • Applying the Racial Equity Toolkit to promote full and fair participation in public decision-making; and
  • Increasing women and minority-owned business (WMBE) participation in contracting and purchasing.

If you have experienced discrimination, you may file a complaint with the Seattle Office for Civil Rights online at: or by phone: (206) 684-4500 or TTY: 7-1-1.

To request ADA accommodations or file a disability-based discrimination complaint, please contact the Citywide ADA Coordinator at: or by phone: (206) 684-2489 or TTY: 7-1-1. Interpretation services are available.

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