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Office of Equal Opportunity

The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) manages and monitors the Washington State Department of Transportation's External Civil Rights Programs.  These programs include:

  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)
  • Minority & Women Business Enterprises (M/WBE)
  • Small Business Enterprises (SBE)
  • On the Job Training (OJT)
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Contract Compliance (EEO CC)
  • Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance (TERO)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) / 504 Rehabilitation Act
  • Title VI
  • Limited English Proficiency (LEP)
  • Environmental Justice (EJ)

Events

Opportunity Forums (pdf 67 kb) - learn about transportation contracting prospects and business opportunities with WSDOT.

Location

Date

Time

Seattle

Thursday, Jan. 29

5 - 8:00pm 

Bellingham

Tuesday, Feb. 3

5 - 7:30pm

Union Gap

Wednesday, Feb. 4

5 - 7:30pm 

Spokane

Thursday, Feb. 5

5 - 7:30pm


WSDOT Contractor Civil Rights Program Training (pdf 80 kb) - Provides Contractors, Consultants and Suppliers with program updates/overviews of the Civil Rights requirements for construction projects.

Location

Date

Time

Bellingham

Wednesday, Feb. 4

9:00am - 4:30pm

Shoreline

Thursday, Feb. 12

8:30am - 4:30pm

Kent

Wednesday, Feb. 18

8:30am - 4:30pm

Olympia

Thursday, Feb. 26

8:30am - 4:30pm

Vancouver

Thursday, March 5

8:30am - 4:30pm

Spokane

Thursday, March 12

8:30am - 4:30pm

Yakima

Wednesday, March 25

8:30am - 4:30pm

Preventing Discrimination in the Federal Aid Program (pdf 41 kb) - free Title VI training course for Sub-Recipients.

Location

Date

Time

Shoreline

February 5, 2015

10:00am - noon

Tacoma

March 3, 2015

10:00am - noon

Bellingham

April 2, 2015

10:00am - noon

Yakima

May 7, 2015

10:00am - noon

Pasco

June 4, 2015

10:00am - noon

Spokane

July 9, 2015

10:00am - noon

Tumwater

August 6, 2015

1:30pm - 3:30pm


Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) - Winter 2015 Trainings (pdf 84 kb) - Prepare Your Business for Success in the Government Marketplace.

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Legal Considerations for Construction Contractors: Understand the essentials to bidding on public works, contract drafting and other legal considerations.

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Alliance Northwest: Attend the trade show and network with Federal and State Agencies as well as Prime Contractors.

2015 Regional Contracting Forum - Meet government contracting representatives and network with contractors, consultants, and suppliers.
When: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Washington State Convention Center, Seattle