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It’s time to get ready – Starting January 11, 2019, the Puget Sound region will experience the longest closure of a major highway when WSDOT closes the Alaskan Way Viaduct to complete the work needed to open the SR 99 is being called the “Seattle Squeeze”. Everyone traveling in the region will be impacted.

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The City Purchasing and Contracting Services (CPCS) of the Department of Finance and Administrative Services will consider this impact when scheduling procurement or contracting-related meetings or events such as pre-bid/submittal conferences and bid or proposal deadlines, endeavoring to schedule such events after 9 am or prior to 3 pm.  Please review project specific solicitation notices for instructions regarding scheduling. The City encourages its vendors, contractors and consultants to plan accordingly to ensure ability to attend procurement meetings and satisfy required deadlines for bid or proposal submission. 



PAID SICK AND SAFE TIME: The City of Seattle requires employers to provide paid sick and safe time to their employees. It applies to those with four "full time equivalent employees (FTEs)." Construction contractors bidding with the City must be compliant. We are encouraging all businesses bidding on contracts with the City to understand the requirements. Please visit the Office of Labor Standards website for additional information.

The City passed the Priority Hire Ordinance in April 2015 and negotiated a CWA to cover most of our construction contracts estimated to be $5M or more. Please see our Labor Equity page at for more information.

The current version of the Inclusion Plan can be found at Please feel free to direct any questions to (City Contract Compliance Manager) or (Director).

WMBE Subcontractors: Be sure to look at the bid documents once they are posted, to determine if you are on the "WMBE Guarantees" with a guaranteed commitment of use should your Prime win the award.

Vendor Profile Modifications: If you need to add a new company contact to your vendor profile, please e-mail your request to Evanne Vaivadas ( or Judy Keefe (

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