Minority and Women-Owned Business (MWBE) Opportunities

The University is committed to providing the maximum practicable opportunity for participation by minority business enterprises (MBEs) and women business enterprises (WBEs), and small businesses in the provision of goods and services purchased by the University. Although it is the University’s goal to actively work with all businesses, the University does not require a minimum level of MWBE participation as a condition for entering into a contract.

MWBEs are encouraged to be certified by the Washington State Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises (OMWBE). The University also encourages participation by businesses certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration as small businesses, women owned businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, Hub zone businesses, veteran-owned businesses, and service-disabled veteran owned businesses.