Find out how to get bid notifications and information for minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses.
How to do business with us
We post all bid notifications, addenda, and updates on Washington's Electronic Business Solution (WEBS). You can register with WEBS to get bid notifications from all participating government agencies.
Search and view current contracts on the Department of Enterprise Services website.
To register as a vendor and find bid opportunities, see how to work with the state.
You must register with WEBS before you can get notified about Department of Licensing opportunities, view updates, or submit responses.
In certain cases, we may enter contracts without competitive bidding. These are known as sole-source contracts. Under state law (RCW 39.26.140(1)), we must:
- Make sole-source contracts available for public inspection for at least 10 working days before the intended start date
- Post instructions on how to get a copy of sole-source contracts
Sole-source contract announcements
Posting date: November 27, 2023
We intend to award a sole source contract with RVC Seattle dba Mujer al Volante. The purpose of the contract is to provide expansion of driver’s license assistance and support services to low-income immigrant and refugee women in King County, WA. For more information, please contact Diane White at 360-634-5107.
Supplier diversity at the Department of Licensing
Learn about resources available to business owners from underrepresented communities.
Minority- and women-owned businesses
Washington encourages minority- and women-owned businesses to compete for government contracts. The Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprise (OMWBE) offers programs and certification to help these businesses access more opportunities.
State law encourages agencies to award 3% of all procurement contracts without competitive bidding requirements to certified veteran-owned businesses. The Department of Veterans Affairs has more information about certifying a veteran-owned business.
The Forecasted Needs report lists our planned purchases from October 2023 – October 2024. We'll post an updated report every year on October 1st.
The report includes various types of procurement opportunities with the us. Our goal is to work with more businesses certified through the Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises or the Department of Veterans Affairs. If you are a certified business and can meet one of our needs, please reach out to one of the contacts listed in the report.
Supplier diversity flyers
Download and print flyers about supplier diversity at the Department of Licensing:
- Español (Spanish)
- 简体中文 (Chinese-Simplified)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- Pусский (Russian)
- українська (Ukrainian)
- 日本語 (Japanese)