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SR 520 - Diversity Program

Overview

WSDOT is committed to seeing that all Washingtonians have access to the thousands of family-wage jobs generated by our projects. We establish goals for each project to promote participation and inclusion of Minority, Small, Veterans, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (MSVWBE & DBE firms).

SR 520 Program management in the office
SR 520 Program Administrator Julie Meredith (center) is on the job with Larry Kyle, Program Engineering Manager, and Regina Glenn, Diversity and Inclusion Manager.

This page contains information about our ongoing opportunities for small and diverse firms with the SR 520 Program. Please check back often as we update this web page on a regular basis. 

Commitment to diversity and inclusive contracting 

DBE goals
In 1982 the U.S. Congress established the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program to ensure nondiscrimination in the awarding and administration of USDOT-assisted contracts; help remove barriers to the participation of DBEs in USDOT-assisted contracts; and assist the development of firms that can compete successfully in the marketplace outside of the DBE program.

WSDOT strives to create equal access and make opportunities available for DBEs on public works and other transportation-related projects.

Individual DBE goals are established for SR 520 projects that receive federal funds. The DBE goal is based on the types of work in each project and the availability of DBE firms in those areas. WSDOT is committed to ensuring that DBE firms are provided equal access and opportunities consistent with DBE programs. 

Current quarterly Diversity and Inclusion progress report for the SR 520 Program (Q1 2017) - Updated: April 2017

SR 520 Diversity and Inclusion quarterly report: Q1 2017
Thumbnail of the most recent quarterly Diversity and Inclusion report, Q1 2017. Click to view the report and our most recent reporting by-the-numbers.

Past quarterly Diversity and Inclusion progress reports for the SR 520 Program

Thumbnail of quarterly report Quarter 4, 2016 (October-December) (pdf 552 kb)
Q3 Report Quarter 3, 2016 (July-September) (pdf 224 kb)
Quarter 2, 2016 (April-June) (pdf 1.69 mb)
Quarterly Report Thumbnail Quarter 1, 2016 (January-March) (pdf 7.04 mb)
Cover page of Q4 Report Quarter 4, 2015 (October-December) (pdf 534 kb)
  Quarter 3, 2015 (July-September) (pdf 4.8 mb)
 Quarter 2, 2015 (April-June) (pdf 3.3 mb)

Opportunities for A&E work on the ‘Rest of the West’

The SR 520 Program’s $1.64 billion I-5 to Lake Washington Project – the “Rest of the West” – is moving into additional design with full funding now in place. WSDOT and its lead design consultant, HDR, are seeking MSVWBE and DBE firms to participate in the design and A&E work in advance of construction of the project elements. Please view our A&E contract opportunities list by discipline (pdf 179 kb) for more information.

We are working with interested firms to be sure that they are MSVWBE and DBE certified, and have approved rates and appropriate North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes to match the project’s needs. Once these items are verified, we request statements of qualifications from these firms for our consideration as potential team members. We will stay in contact with these firms as the contracting process moves forward. 


Interested in working on the SR 520 Program's A&E team?

Please fill out our interest form and submit it by email. 

Resources

The latest news and updates from WSDOT's Office of Equality Opportunity are available online, here: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/EqualOpportunity/news.htm. The OEO's overall website is available at http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/EqualOpportunity/default.htm.

How to become certified to work on WSDOT projects:

How to get a Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) compliant Indirect Cost Rate (ICR) approval for required WSDOT projects

Interested in receiving notices about upcoming WSDOT contracting opportunities?

SR 520 contractor information web page: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR520Bridge/About/Contractors.htm 

Learn more about WSDOT's Connecting Washington projects: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/Funding/CWA/

Small business owners can use Sound Transit's Small Business Resource Guide, which includes information and support services to help small businesses succeed.

Past meeting materials

April 2017 Regional Contracting Forum networking event

This annual event provides a platform for attendees to meet public agency representatives at the local, regional and state levels. Attendees included a wide range of large and small contractors, consulting firms, vendors and suppliers. The SR 520 Program attended this event and provided resources to interested attendees.

2017 Regional Contracting Forum event in Seattle
SR 520 staff members chat with attendees at the 2017 Regional Contracting Forum in Seattle, and answer their questions.
             
January 2016 Connecting Washington open house

Thumbnail of Open House Packet

View a packet from a January 2016 Connecting Washington open house for additional details and project one-page overviews.

June 2015 WSDOT open house for MWDBE firms

WSDOT hosted an open house on June 2, 2015, to promote potential contract opportunities in engineering and design for the SR 520 program. The open house was targeted specifically at Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (MWDBE).

Questions?

Regina Glenn Contact: Regina Glenn
 SR 520 Diversity and Inclusion Manager
 Phone: 206-770-3520
 Cell: 425-503-7212
 Email: GlennRe@consultant.wsdot.wa.gov 




Page last updated: April 26, 2017