Lars Erickson, WSDOT communications, 360-705-7076
OLYMPIA – With the passage of the 2015 Connecting Washington transportation funding package, Governor Inslee and legislators are making a $16 billion investment in the state’s transportation system over the next 16 years. This investment translates into economic opportunities for the transportation construction industry, and the Washington State Department of Transportation is inviting contractors, subcontractors and consultants to learn about contracting opportunities for the next six years.
WSDOT, along with industry partners, are hosting an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Hilton Bellevue, SkyView Ballroom, 300 112th Ave. SE, in Bellevue.
The open house is an opportunity for large, small and disadvantaged businesses alike to learn about future planned projects and programs funded by Connecting Washington. Representatives from WSDOT’s regional offices and programs, Washington State Ferries and partner organizations will be available to talk about specific projects and answer questions.
Participating partners include: American Council of Engineering Companies, Associated General Contractors, National Association of Minority Contractors, Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council, Native Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Office of Minority & Women’s Business Enterprises, Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Tabor 100, Washington Asphalt Paving Association and the Women’s Transportation Seminar.
Interested persons are asked to RSVP for planning purposes.
This open house is just one of the ways WSDOT is working to improve transparency in its contracting processes. To learn about more tools, visit this blog article.