Frequently asked questions: Contracts
- How do I know when the Port is bidding public works projects?
- I am interested in working with the Port. How do I get on the vendor list?
- What is the Holders List?
- My firm submitted for a solicitation, but was not selected? How do I request a debrief?
For public works projects under $300,000, the Port requests bids from firms listed on the Small Works Roster. At the option of the Port, the project may be advertised in the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce.
Public works projects estimated to cost $300,000 or more are advertised in the Tacoma News Tribune and the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce. Public works projects currently bidding are also listed on the Port of Tacoma website and with Builder’s Exchange of Washington, Inc.
The Port does not maintain a vendor list or in-house roster.
For small works and consulting services, the Port uses the Municipal Research and Service Center (MRSC) maintained roster. All contractors and consultants will need to register at www.mrscrosters.org, and basic members will need to add Port of Tacoma to their account.
The Holders List gives firms the ability to subscribe to updates about individual procurements.
When you view the details about a specific procurement, you have the option to subscribe to the Holders List. By subscribing to the list, you will receive email updates when new documents or changes specifically related to the procurement are available.