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First Friday of Each Month

Original Date Posted: October 24th, 2014

Click here for schedules and locations What: How to do business with the City of Seattle When: Class starts at 9 a.m. Where: Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Avenue, Conference Room 4080, Seattle WA 98104 Cost:  Free- No registration required Questions? Call 206-684-0444

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Online Business Directory (OBD) and Consultant Roster Redesign

Original Date Posted: July 3rd, 2014

Online Business Directory (OBD) and Consultant Roster Redesign The City’s Online Business Directory and the Consultant Roster have been redesigned and incorporated into a single registration system. To log into the new system, users will need to enter their legal business name and the last four digits of the business’ federal tax ID. There are […]

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Mayor Murray signed executive order strengthening equity in City contracting

Original Date Posted: April 10th, 2014

On April 8, 2014, Mayor Ed Murray signed an executive order strengthening the City’s ongoing commitment to social equity in City contracting opportunities. The order requires departments promptly pay invoices, support businesses by providing technical assistance, and increase accountability and coordination to ensure fair and equitable treatment among all businesses competing for public works, purchasing and […]

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Updated Policies on Background Checks and Immigrant Status

Original Date Posted: September 11th, 2013

City Purchasing and Contracting Services has updated our policies for Contractors and Consultants that need to place workers or provide access to highly secured facilities or systems.  The Background Policy will be permanently posted for future reference and is now in effect.   Link to new policy.

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Updated WMBE Inclusion Plan for Consultant Contracts

Original Date Posted: August 29th, 2013

City Purchasing and Contracting Services has updated the WMBE Inclusion Plan for Consultant Contracts.  You will see this new version on all upcoming Consultant Solicitations.  See the Form and Instructions.

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Consultant Sub-Payment Announcement

Original Date Posted: January 18th, 2013

CONSULTANT SUB-PAYMENT ANNOUNCEMENT  Dear Consultant:  Mayor McGinn intends City consultant contracts to engage local woman and minority firms in a meaningful and robust way to ensure equity and shared prosperity. The City is implementing two changes to support this direction.   First, some consultants with City contracts may be asked to report their subconsultant teams and […]

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Seattle employers must comply with new Paid Sick and Safe Time rules

Original Date Posted: January 3rd, 2013

Seattle employers must comply with new Paid Sick and Safe Time rules  New rules took effect September 1, 2012  As of September 1, 2012, Seattle employers are required to provide a minimum level of paid sick and safe time (PSST) to their employees who work within Seattle city limits. The Seattle Office for Civil Rights […]

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Electronic Bid Submittals

Original Date Posted: August 7th, 2012

December 1, 2011, at the City’s discretion the City plans to offer bidders who supply goods and services, the opportunity to submit bids through e-mail submittals, in lieu of an official paper copy.  This will only apply to traditional Invitations to Bids (ITB), and will not be extended at this time for Request for Proposals.  […]

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** News Concerning Consultant Work With City of Seattle **

Original Date Posted: June 13th, 2012

Mayor Mike McGinn is committed to open and transparent government and has worked to ensure the public has easy access to our public documents.  On July 2, the City will launch a new web-based system to provide easy online access and viewing of consultant contracts. The contracts and information posted is respectful of security and […]

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