Contracts and purchasing

The three basic types of opportunities to work with us include:

  • Purchasing materials, supplies and equipment
  • Professional and personal services
  • Public works and small works roster

Vendor lists

The Port does not maintain vendor lists for materials, supplies, equipment and purchased services. We may make purchases through the open market, cooperative purchasing contracts or formal advertised solicitations.

Small Works & Consultant Rosters

Our small works and consultant rosters are maintained by the Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC), a shared statewide roster service. To be eligible to work on our projects, register your company for free and select "Port of Tacoma" in your account. Contact MRSC Rosters with registration questions at 206-625-1300 or by email.

Small business resources/training

Public works projects

Projects with estimated costs exceeding $300,000 are advertised in the The (Tacoma) News Tribune and Daily Journal of Commerce.

We use BSD Speclink-E as our specification development software. Our principal designers are expected to be proficient in its use and use the software for Port projects.

Surplus items

The Port occasionally offers surplus items for sale through public auction houses. Available items will be posted on GovDeals.

Who to contact

Personal services
Heather Shadko

Sharon Rothwell

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