Department of Licensing M/WBE Supplier Diversity Plan
(Refer to WAC 326-30 and 326-40)
1. What is the statement of commitment from the Director?
The Department of Licensing is committed to the attainment of the supplier diversity goals
and outreach strategy outlined in this plan.
The department is also very interested in continuing to create and cultivate partnerships with
OMWBE, GA, OFM, DIS and other purchasing oversight agencies that further the goals of
the collective plans statewide.
2. What is the mission of the plan?
One vision, one voice; great people working together to improve economic vitality in
Washington. We use consistent practices to create results and lasting partnerships.
3. What are the goals of the plan?
3A. Centralization and Standardization. DOL management has demonstrated support of
and commitment to this plan. We are currently assessing all purchasing activities. It is our
intent to centralize purchasing and standardize practices as was recently done for all
professional services contracting. By centralizing and standardizing purchasing, DOL will
have more control over the continued success of this plan.
3B. Washington Electronic Business Solution (WEBS). DOL has implemented training to all
DOL purchasing staff in the use of WEBS. The training has also focused on the value of
obtaining services and goods from new suppliers—that supplier diversity enriches
competition and improves our communities. WEBS is the state’s vendor directory and has
fields to allow vendors to declare their status as a minority and/or women-owned business
at the time of registration. We will work in partnership with OMWBE to encourage all self-
identified firms to become certified by OMWBE.
3C. Vendor and Agency Outreach Policy & Procedures. DOL regularly attends and actively
participates in vendor trade shows such as the annual OMWBE Supplier Diversity Fair and
the General Administration Training Conference and Trade Show. DOL remains active in a
leadership role with other agency change agents to continue to support the use of a single
statewide vendor registration portal, WEBS. WEBS removes the barriers to state
contracting by giving agency purchasing professionals the ability to search for minority
and/or women owned businesses who provide the goods and/or services needed at any
given time. Vendor and agency participation are essential to provide the most
comprehensive “yellow pages” of vendors possible. DOL purchasing management is
committed to continuing to cultivate awareness of this significant resource, WEBS at every
opportunity with vendors and with other agency purchasing managers.
4. Which person(s) will have the authority and responsibility to implement and monitor
the plan? (Agency size and who has authority to make purchasing/contracting
decisions; e.g., centralized or decentralized) will influence when these duties are
performed by one or more individuals.
As described in 3B above, DOL is making efforts to assess and centralize purchasing to
improve efficiencies and to standardize processes (e.g. Including the oversight of internal
policies such as inclusion of M&W businesses during informal competitive processes and
when no competition is required).
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a. Executive(s) (Upper Management)
i. Job titles: Chief Financial Officer, (CFO) Procurement Administrator (PA).
ii. Duties and Obligations per the plan: the Chief Financial Officer is the hiring
authority and is responsible for the centralization efforts. The Procurement
Administrator is responsible for implementing the plan which includes
purchasing centralization, training and oversight of contract and purchasing
iii. Accountability: Plan implementation is an integral part of the PA’s annual
Performance Development Plan. Status reports are provided and discussed
at least quarterly with the CFO.
b. Contract Manager(s)
i. Job title: Contract Specialists, Supply Officers
ii. Duties and Obligations per the plan: Perform all purchasing duties in
conformance with this DOL Supplier Diversity Plan.
iii. Accountability: Plan implementation is an integral part of each purchasing
and/or contracting staff annual Performance Development Plan. Status
reports are provided and discussed at least quarterly with the PA.
c. Outreach/training M/W Firms in agency specific bidding/proposal/payment request
requirements--- if not done by persons otherwise identified (OMWBE can partner with
agency to deliver outreach and training)
i. All purchasing staff is required to use DOL’s standardized purchasing
templates and contract documents. All formal solicitation documents contain
language about the agency’s outreach goal and DOL’s expectations of bidders
to subcontract with M&W firms. DOL policy requires purchasing staff to invite
OMWBE (by email) to participate in DOL bidder conferences.
ii. DOL will use WEBS to search for and identify firms by commodity code and
M&W status for informal and direct buy purchasing situations.
iii. Accountability: Plan implementation is an integral part of each purchasing
and/or contracting staff annual Performance Development Plan. Status
reports are provided and discussed at least quarterly with the PA.
5. What specific measures (strategic approach) will each of these people and divisions
take to ensure maximum participation of M/W Firms? The following are suggestions
a. Invite M/W Firms personally to attend Pre-Bid Meetings. (See 4C above.)
b. Invite OMWBE to speak at Pre-Bid Meetings. (See 4C above.)
c. Host agency-wide “Upcoming Projects” Conferences. (This is a good idea, and once
we have centralization completed, we expect to create efficiencies with staff that
would allow for additional outreach.)
d. Call, mail, and fax M/W Firms and ask them to bid on projects. (See 4C above.)
e. Consistently use WEBS for all opportunities (regardless of $$ amount); if no M/W
Firms identified in WEBS, check OMWBE website and/or call OMWBE directly.
f. Un-bundle large opportunities in order to permit maximum participation by M/W Firms
(i.e., realistic/genuine opportunities). (See 4C above.)
g. Target outreach; post opportunities in ethnic newspapers and other publications.
(The change agent meetings yielded a suggestion that was highly supported that
instead of posting a specific opportunity, it would be most cost effective to place an
advertisement requesting vendors to register in WEBS so they can get email
notification whenever a bid opportunity arises for the goods/services their firm
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provides. DOL hereby commits to lead this effort with other cabinet agencies who
participated in the meetings leading up to the 2006 Supplier Diversity Summit.)
h. If vendors you are contracting with meet the eligibility criteria (are owned and
controlled by Minority and/or Women) request them to contact OMWBE directly and
provide OMWBE with their contact information. (See 3B and 3C above.)
i. Solicit bids from at least one OMWBE Certified Minority and one Women Business
Enterprise. (See 3B and 3C above.)
j. If a direct buy, purchase directly from M/W Firms. (See 3B and 3C above.)
k. Publish and distribute agency contact information for buyers/contracting officers;
(e.g., website; line card handout) DOL supports a sustainable, statewide effort to
continue encouraging agencies and vendors to meet at WEBS. This is the most cost
effective, legal, and fastest way to level the playing field. DOL’s RFX Coordinator’s
contact information will be provided in each solicitation notice and document that is
Is it feasible for your buyers/contracting officers to set aside time to have
informational meetings with potential vendor? (See 5K above.) DOL holds bidder
conferences for many solicitations and this affords fair access to DOL staff for all
l. Evaluate opportunities for “best buy.” Absolutely—tax payers expect this! All
purchasing areas at DOL are participating fully in WEBS. DOL is actively
encouraging OFM and the Governor’s office to require cabinet agencies to do the
same so that we have a robust, statewide vendor registration database for vendor
outreach. DOL procurement staff responsibilities are linked to their PDPs.
6. Agency Staff Training – Identify who will communicate the policy and procedures to
all relevant staff? Identify who will need to be trained and on what topics?
The Procurement Administrator is responsible for all contract and purchasing policy,
procedures, training and oversight of staff. Contract and purchasing staff oversee agency
RFX Coordinators and provide guidance for such matters as vendor relations, competitive
bid laws and policies, agency procedures. With centralized contract and purchasing
administration, DOL can easily incorporate current and emerging goals with staff and hold
staff accountable for results in performance assessments and reports.
DOL purchasing staff is located in two divisions at DOL. DOL’s Procurement Administrator
(PA) convenes quarterly Supplier Diversity Outreach training with all DOL purchasing staff.
These quarterly meetings are centered on training and the continual conversations needed
to carry out the activities reported in this plan. The PA reports to the agency’s Chief
Financial Officer and is accountable for the success of this plan.
In addition, DOL procurement staff actively participates in GA’s Vendor Trade Show and in
the annual Supplier Diversity Summit. The Summit is an especially effective means to
provide outreach with one statewide voice of many agencies.
7. What will your procedures be for setting annual goals in contracting, procurement
and other expenditures by class of contract?
DOL uses Washington’s Electronic Business Solutions (WEBS) to announce all solicitations
and increase opportunities for certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBE), Women's
Business Enterprises (WBE), and non-certified business participants. WEBS contains a
user friendly database of certified firms and allows custom reporting including competition
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data required on goods and services that DOL has the delegated authority to purchase in
excess of $3,000 - $5,000. Qualified M/WBE firms are given an opportunity on each bid
that matches the vendor’s commodity registration. Goals are dependent on available firms.
Annual goals shall be based on compilation of firms available for bids in the prior year. DOL
will cooperatively work with OMWBE and GA to review bid history and adjust goals for
subsequent periods based upon the actual firms available. Goals may be adjusted every
year to compensate for change. Adjustments in goals must be completed in the third
quarter of each year for the subsequent year.
Other goods and services acquired by DOL are on contract from General Administration
(GA), Department of Personnel (DOP), The Office of the Attorney General (ATG),
Department of Information Services (DIS), etc. Competition data is available from each of
DOL will continue to report AFRS expenditure data in a manner that allows OMWBE to
calculate historical data on appropriated expenditures to determine our
contracting/procurement achievement/opportunities with certified Minority Business
Enterprises (MBE), Women's Business Enterprises (WBE), and non-certified businesses.
a. Collect historical data on contracting/procurement achievement/opportunities: DOL is
using iECMS which is targeted to go live early in 2007. Vendors must complete the
OFM Statewide Vendor form. DOL has asked OFM to update this form to request
vendors to register in WEBS (DOL will require this step from vendors). In turn, DOL
has asked GA to provide a link to OFM’s Statewide Vendor Form when the vendor
completes the WEBS registration process. Finally, DOL has asked OFM and GA to
link their vendor data to the iECMS (interim Contract Management System).
b. Compile the data and create a baseline: A baseline for DOL expenditures is
dependent on OMWBE’s FY 06 combined findings of appropriated expenditure data
and availability of certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBE), Women's Business
Enterprises (WBE), and non-certified businesses registered Washington’s Electronic
Business Solutions (WEBS). DOL will enter all agency contracts in iECMS. DOL will
begin to evaluate data monthly early in 2007 to develop a baseline.
c. Forecast goals (based upon real opportunities) pursuant to Chapter 39.19: DOL will
work with OMWBE to develop goals based on data and opportunities.
Based on a 1993 analysis of certified firms available as prime contractors,
subcontractors and suppliers OMWBE established the following annual procurement
Construction 10% 6%
Engr/Arch 10% 6%
Purchased Goods& Services 8% 4%
Other Consultants 10% 4%
An update to DOL’s forecast of annual goals is dependent on the findings of
appropriated expenditure data and the availability of eligible certified Minority
Business Enterprises (MBE), Women's Business Enterprises (WBE), and non-
certified firms as described in this section above (Competition Data).
d. Identify whether M/W Firms are available: (See 3B and 3C above.)
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8. What will your annual goals be for the next xxxx years in contracting, procurement,
consulting services and other expenditures by class of contract--- at all levels (direct
buys, informal and formal competitive)?
See item 7 above. DOL expects this document to be a living guide that will document
current efforts, outcomes, successes, next steps, new goals, lessons learned, etc.
Partnerships with OMWBE, GA, OFM, DIS and other agencies are essential, especially in
the commitment to on-going success of this initiative.
DOL is working with L&I, OFM and GA to obtain higher levels of participation in WEBS with
a goal that by June 30, 2007, all cabinet agencies will be using WEBS exclusively to notify
vendor community of bid opportunities, and that any other notifications an agency publishes
will be merely directional with the sole purpose to move vendors from other bid lists to
Statewide use of WEBS supports desires expressed by the Governor’s Policy Office by 1)
provides comprehensive data about minority and women firms doing business with the
state; 2) makes it easier for firms to learn of and respond to bids; 3) goes beyond
enthusiasm by providing a specific coordinated strategy to improve supplier diversity; and,
provides a direct data stream from WEBS to OMWBE when vendors self-certify in WEBS as
a MBE/WBE (so that OMWBE can convert to certification).
Will the numerical goals be included in the GMAP? Yes, and DOL believes the statewide
use of WEBS will provide the most transparent and consistent accountability to GMAP.
Note: WAC 326-30-030 Procedures for Setting Overall Annual Goals is in the process of
being amended to provide that each state agencies and educational institution will
collaborate with OMWBE to establish its specific overall annual goal(s). OMWBE will
continue to establish an annual goal for the state overall. In the interim (until the revised
rule is finalized), the M/WBE plan of each agency and educational institution should identify
the process it will use and factors to be considered in establishing its annual goal(s).
9. What will your procedure be for setting individual contract goals?
The highest achievable goal is assigned to each individual contract based on a thorough
analysis of certified firms available as prime contractors, subcontractors and suppliers:
Each contract requires the contractor to represent the state’s interest in goal attainment and
MWBE participation. Proposal specifications require the bidders to list their intended MBEs
Once a contract is signed, the department will hold the contractor to its provisions.
Substitutions of MWBEs are to be avoided. Existing contracts will be extended only if
contractual MWBE commitments are being met, and the contractor re-commits to meeting
the goals during the extension.
Determine available firms
Recently, GA implemented Washington’s Electronic Business Solutions (WEBS), a
new automated purchasing process. DOL uses WEBS to announce all solicitations
and increase opportunities for certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBE),
Women's Business Enterprises (WBE), and non-certified business participants.
Qualified M/WBE firms are given an opportunity on each bid for each commodity they
sign up for.
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Washington’s Electronic Business Solutions (WEBS) contains a user friendly
database of certified firms and allows custom reporting including
firms that could bid as a prime contractor;
agency’s success in meeting goals in the past on similar opportunities;
an opportunity for M/W firms to provide products/services that they have not done
a. Determine available firms: (See 3B, 3C and 7D above.)
- Search WEBS for availability of M/W Firms.
b. Determine agency’s success in meeting goals in the past on similar opportunities:
(See 8 above.)
c. Determine if there is an opportunity for M/W firms to provide products/services that
they have not done previously: (See 3B, 3C and 7D above.)
10. How will your organization monitor and ensure compliance by prime contractors and
other vendors in their relationships with subcontractors, e.g., prompt payment;
follow-up with prime to ensure subcontractor payment has actually been made?
DOL Contracts are very rigorous regarding ensuring funds are linked to performance and to
ensuring state resources have good stewardship and oversight. Typically, DOL withholds
20% for each deliverable leading up to the completion of a project and pays the remaining
20% after final acceptance. DOL solicitations require Bidders to submit references from
prior clients and subcontractors. DOL holds Contractors accountable for the quality and
timeliness of services provided by any and all sub-Contractors, therefore, failure to pay
subcontractors for appropriate portions of deliverables would jeopardize the Contractor’s
success and reputation.
Statewide data about Contractor payments to M/WBE firms may be available to OMWBE
in the coming months. Agencies using iECMS, OFM’s interim Enterprise Contract
Management System, are discussing how OFM and GA can share data obtained from
vendors who register in GA’s vendor registration system, WEBS, and data obtained from
vendors who complete OFM’s Statewide Vendor Form (for payment).
Agencies that are using OFM’s interim Enterprise Contract Management System are
supportive of OFM’s announcement to add an interface between iECMS and AFRS in
FY08. Having this capacity will require a way to combine data from registration as an
M/WBE and the payments made in AFRS.
11. How will your organization capture and report to OMWBE the subcontractor (tier 2)
a. “Part 3” Reporting Requirement
DOL solicitations require Bidders to disclose and submit names of all subcontractors.
b. CMATS. See item 9 above.
(OMWBE’s decision package for continued deployment of CMATS for the next biennium
is not part of the Governor’s current proposed budget. Each agency will have to assess
its current data reporting capability and budget for enhancement, as may be indicated, in
order to fully support its supplier diversity plan.) DOL supports the current statewide
efforts which conserve resources, provide an enterprise solution and provides one portal
for vendors to register for automatic notifications of bid opportunities. This single portal,
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WEBS, makes it easy for vendors to find bid opportunities and frees vendors’ time to
develop competitive bids as and/or with subcontractors.
12. How will your organization maintain records of contract awards, purchase orders and
DOL posts all formal and informal solicitations in WEBS. DOL purchasing and/or RFX
Coordinators maintain awards. The centralized purchasing will ensure all contracts and
purchase orders are entered into iECMS. All expenditure data is obtained from AFRS.
13. How will your organization monitor and ensure accuracy in reporting expenditures to
a. WAC 326-40-050.
b. OMWBE Reporting Guidelines.
c. Staff training (buyers and fiscal techs) to ensure accurate reporting and understand
the impact of data entry on the calculation of the agency’s M/W utilization statistics.)
Staff training will include OFM’s OMWBE Reporting Training.
14. How will your agency resolve disputes and investigate complaints?
DOL will resolve disputes as described in our solicitation documents. Complaints will be
evaluated and investigated by impartial parties in a timely manner.
15. How will your agency review and revise its contracting and procurement documents,
policies, and practices which hinder or create barriers to successful implementation
of the plan?
a. Determine if it’s necessary to require “length of time firm/principals have been in
business” or is “time of work in field” sufficient?
DOL revised solicitation templates in 2005 to emphasize evaluation of the experience
of the proposed staff rather than that of the length of a firm’s business license.
b. Do you have a bid protect procedure/opportunity for unsuccessful bidders/proposers
DOL solicitation templates include language that offers debriefing conferences and
procedures for such. Furthermore, staff is trained to conduct debriefing conferences
that focus on providing input to bidders to help them prepare successful bids in the
c. Bid/proposal evaluation/scoring procedure---- are individual bids evaluated by one
Formal solicitations are evaluated by panels of at least 3, usually 5-7. Informal
solicitations may be evaluated by one person yet are often evaluated by up to 3
16. How will your agency monitor its progress and adjust its strategy as necessary? Plan
should include a schedule for periodic review.
This plan is a living document as described above. DOL expects to involve OMWBE staff in
this continued conversation. The plan will be formally evaluated quarterly with agency
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17. What other measurable steps will your organization take to increase M/W utilization?
Identify who will be responsible for these measures?
The DOL Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the oversight of this plan, and the
Contract and Purchasing Administrator is responsible for its implementation. DOL believes
the collaborative efforts that have begun with cabinet change agents and the various
purchasing oversight agencies (GA, OFM, DIS, DOP, etc.) are the key to the success of this
plan statewide. An enterprise approach with one voice, one vision, will ensure lasting
success. DOL is committed to making continued collaborative efforts, starting with
cooperative advertisements in M&W publications that encourage vendors to meet us at
WEBS. This single initiative will do more to level the playing field for vendors that anything
DOL can do alone.
Below is a supplement to the DOL Supplier Diversity Outreach Plan. L&I and DOL
developed this outreach document (first of two below) in collaboration before the November
2006 Supplier Diversity Summit. Also attached is a sample of a WEBS line card, Make the
Connection, which outlines the commitment of a group of agencies to use WEBS.
Early in 2007, DOL and L&I asked GA to convene a WEBS enhancement team. GA
responded by inviting all the agencies’ change agents to participate (first meeting February
14, 2007). Agencies will discuss their current use of WEBS and discuss ways to increase
the use of WEBS.
In summary, the efforts around all cabinet agencies using WEBS and iECMS will make the
single largest impact to improving supplier diversity. DOL will be asking the Governor’s
Office to mandate that all cabinet agencies use WEBS to create a single statewide portal for
vendor registration and bid notification.
The benefits of cabinet agencies using WEBS and iECMS will also overcome the issues
outlined by the Governor’s Policy Office:
1. We will have statewide, comprehensive data about the minority and women
businesses doing business with Washington;
2. WEBS automatically notifies firms as soon as bid opportunities are posted, making it
easier for firms to bid;
3. Ensures agency plans go beyond enthusiasm—WEBS and iECMS provide specific
coordinated strategy to improve supplier diversity.
We appreciate the support and leadership OMWBE has provided to bring agencies together
to improve supplier diversity!
Elizabeth A. Luce
Department of Licensing
February 7, 2007
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NOTE: WAC 326-30-030 Procedures for Setting Overall Annual Goals is in the process of being amended
to provide that each state agency and educational institution will collaborate with OMWBE to establish its
specific overall annual goal(s). OMWBE will continue to establish the annual goal for the state overall.
Target Tasks Status Completed
DOL 7/1/06 1. Post all DOL solicitations on Washington’s
Electronic Business Solutions (WEBS)
L&I 1/30/07 3. Develop a process for determining MWBE goal for
each bid using vendor data in WEBS
GA TBD 3.a. Develop a plan and cost estimate for statewide
L&I 2/30/07 4. Develop a process for annualizing MWBE goals
based historical buys
GA 4.a. Develop a plan and cost estimate for statewide
DOL TBD 5. Develop a process for annualizing MWBE goals Pending 3 &
based historical buys 4 above,
July 1, 2007
OMWBE 4/1/07 5.a. Calculate availability of certified Minority Business
Enterprises (MBE), Women's Business Enterprises Pending
(WBE) and non-certified Providers by class of service
DOL 9/30/07 5.b. Update forecast of annual goals Pending
DOL 3/31/07 6. Develop a plan to identify, enable and enforce
periodic review of vendors that are afforded the
maximum practicable opportunity to directly and
meaningfully participate in direct buy opportunities to
enable department purchase card holders to ensure M/W
firms are included.
DOL 6.b. Distribute tools to card holders Pending
DOL 6.c. Implement monitoring Pending
OMWBE TBD 7. Customization of a database to determine
contracting/procurement achievement/opportunities with
certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBE), Pending
Women's Business Enterprises (WBE), and non-certified
Subcontractor (tier 2) Information
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Target Tasks Status Completed
OMWBE TBD 8. Review DOL contract and purchase card data systems
to identify fields for collection and transfer
DOL TBD 8.a. Collection and reporting of contract and purchase
card data for compilation.
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WASHINGTON STATE BID OPPORTUNITIES
Doing Business with Washington State
DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRIES
There are many state agencies that have the authority to award statewide master contracts
for goods and services that are needed by many agencies. The Department of Labor &
Industries (DOL) and the Department of Licensing (DOL) typically purchase goods
and services through the Department of Personnel (DOP), Department of General
Administration Office of State Procurement (OSP) and the Department of Information
Services (DIS). These agencies use the Internet to notify vendors of opportunities.
Here are some web sites that you can use:
The Department of Information Services (DIS) and the Department of General
Administration Office of State Procurement (OSP) administer master contracts for
information technology goods and services that are used by state agencies, colleges and
universities, nonprofit organizations, and local governments across the state.
DIS uses the website listed below to post these bid opportunities. Many government
agencies publish technology procurement announcements on this central Web site. Use
this address to learn more and to sign up to receive procurement notices:
OSP has established a program that provides state agencies, colleges and universities,
nonprofit organizations, and local governments with pools of pre-qualified businesses.
Many businesses have been competitively selected to enter into a Primary Agreement
with OSP. These businesses are contacted by DOL and DOL through a streamlined,
second tier, competitive selection process on the Washington’s Electronic Business
Solutions (WEBS) at: http://www.ga.wa.gov/Business/3start.htm. Further program
specifics may be accessed by contacting Keith Farley, Contract Specialist, (360) 902-
OTHER GOODS & SERVICES
OSP develops and administers contracts for other goods and services, real estate
services, and construction projects on behalf of state agencies, colleges and universities,
nonprofit organizations, and local governments.
Use this address to learn more and to sign up to receive procurement notices:
DOL and DOL use the website listed below to post bid opportunities for goods and
services unavailable on a master contract (approximately 30-40/yr)
Washington’s Electronic Business Solutions (WEBS) at:
Businesses registered in WEBS will get an e-mail each time an agency posts a solicitation
on WEBS in the commodity code(s) and geographic service area(s) that match your
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Supplement: LI DOL Washington State Business 11-9-06
Make the Connection is a line card that DOL organized and GA printed for the
November 2006 Supplier Diversity Summit in Seattle. The final PDF document
contained graphics provided by General Administration; the text below contains
text of the final version.
MAKE THE CONNECTION
1 Website ~ 20 Agencies
Washington’s Electronic Business Solution
WEBS makes it easy for you to do business with Washington State!
Get email notifications when any of these Washington State agencies post a bid
opportunity—register in WEBS today!
Community & Technical Colleges, Corrections, Ecology, Employment Security, Financial
Institutions, Financial Management, Fish & Wildlife, General Administration, Health Care
Authority, Labor & Industries, Licensing, Liquor Control Board, Minority and Women’s Business
Enterprises, Parks & Recreation Commission, Retirement Systems, Social & Health Services,
State Patrol, Transportation, Veteran’s Affairs and Attorney General’s Office. More agencies
are coming online soon.
Here’s how it works:
Once registered as a vendor in WEBS, your company representative will get an email each
time one of these agencies posts a solicitation on WEBS in the commodity code(s) and
geographic service areas that match your firm’s registration.
WEBS— Where Government & Vendors Connect
Efficiently brings buyers & sellers together in one portal—reduces state advertising
costs; saves vendors’ time doing research for opportunities that can now be used to
prepare and win more state contract awards.
Timely notifications—vendors keep their contact information current; provides
assurance of being notified as soon as solicitations are posted in the categories of
commodities and/or services you provide.
Removes barriers at all levels—provides a way for agency buyers to search for minority
and women-owned firms by commodity/service and by county for direct buy and informal
Outreach—provides a statewide source of contact for OMWBE to ensure vendors who self-
identify can be contacted to learn the benefits of certification.
Make the connection today!
Questions about the registration process may be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org, (360) 902-
7400, 8-5 M-F
Building Prosperity ~ Moving Washington Forward
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Supplement: Make the Connection-WEBS Line Card