Supplier Solicitation Process

Competitive Solicitations Notices

The UW utilizes the Washington Electronic Business Solution (WEBS) to post notices for competitive solicitations over $100,000 and occasionally for solicitations between $10,000 and $99,999. The notices posted in WEBS contain details related to the solicitation type, size and scope, instructions regarding the timeline and method required to submit a bid, and contact information.

Some solicitations are managed electronically through Workday and information about how to respond to solicitations in Workday will be included in the publication posted in WEBS. There is no fee for using Workday to respond to solicitations.  To view open solicitations posted in Workday visit:

Publicly Accessible Contract Reports

In addition to locating contracting opportunities on this website and in WEBS, suppliers can review a list of all of state agency contracts, including University contracts, at: View the current report.
The list contains agency and contractor names, contract dates and amounts, and purpose and procurement information for each contract, and can serve as a resource to understand what agencies purchase.

Current Contracting Opportunities

Catering Pool for Bothell, Tacoma, and Seattle Campuses - Open and Ongoing - responses will be reviewed as they are received.

The University is interested in expanding our pool of caterers and food service provides for all University campus locations.

Please complete our ON LINE REGISTRATION

Request for Quote and Qualification  - UW-22-0725 Posted in WEBS - Open and Ongoing - responses will be reviewed as they are received.The University is interested in establishing a pool of local businesses to provide printing, graphics design and related services. Pool will be open and on-going.

Request for Quote and Qualification to Provide caregiver retention and support services and foster parent training to support the Alliance for Professional Development, Training, and Caregiver Excellence (Alliance), a comprehensive statewide partnership between the University of Washington, University of Washington Tacoma, Eastern Washington University and the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF).


Esta Solicitud de Cotizaciones y Calificaciones (RFQQ) es emitida por la Universidad de Washington para solicitar propuestas de Contratistas interesados en proporcionar servicios de retención y apoyo para cuidadores y capacitación para padres adoptivos. La ejecución de un contrato no es una garantía de negocio.

El grupo permanecerá abierto y en curso con el fin de agregar entrenadores adicionales a discreción de la UW. 

Revisar RFQQ 22-0038


To support the goal of the Alliance to retain and support prospective foster parents, licensees and kinship caregivers, and to assist caregivers un accessing support services as they care for children and youth placed in their homes, the University is soliciting proposals from Contractors interested in providing caregiver retention and support services and foster parent training. To be considered, please review and respond to UW Request for Qualifications:  RFQ 22-0038.  The opportunity will remain open and ongoing in order to add trainers at UW discretion.
The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence (Alliance) is looking for partners to support the development or revision of curriculum. Our goal is to collaborate with those with lived expertise to inform curriculum development for workforce and caregiver audiences. 


Partners in Development-Lived Experience 

UW RFQ 24-0030 - Posted 4-9-2024


This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is issued by the University of Washington to solicit proposals from Contractors interested in providing curriculum development and process feedback.    Contractors may be asked to review materials and provide written or verbal feedback.  Feedback may occur in a 1:1 or group setting. Some projects have regular commitments to support project deadlines and outcomes.  

 Execution of a contract is not a guarantee of business.  

The solicitation will remain open and ongoing in order to add additional individuals with lived experience at UW discretion.  To be considered, please review and respond to RFQ UW-24-0030.

Planned Contracting Opportunities

Description - ProjectEstimated Issue DateNotes
Promotional and Branded Products -  RefreshProposals received - Evaluations underwayThe University will be expanding the pool of suppliers authorized to sell branded and promotional products to University departments and student organizations. If you are interested in this opportunity contact Claudia Christensen

Submitting a Bid

  • Read all requirements in a bid thoroughly and refer questions to the UW Buyer named in the document prior to the deadlines specified in the bid document.
  • Pay close attention to the instructions in the solicitation regarding when and how to submit offers.
  • Any questions regarding the solicitation should be directed to the UW Buyer named in the solicitation.
  • Bids must be received by the date and time indicated in the solicitation document. Depending on the type of solicitation, late offers will not be considered.

Bid Openings

  •  Procurement Services solicitations do not include a public bid opening. 
  • Responses to Requests for Proposals and Requests for Information will not be read at a public opening.

Complaint and Protest Procedure

Solicitations posted to WEBS shall include complaint and protest procedures in compliance with RCW 39.26.170. Complaints address issues with the solicitation and must be submitted and responded to prior to the deadline for submissions.  Protests address issues with the award after the apparent successful bidder is announced.

Public Review of Bid Responses

Bid responses for goods, services and supplies are available for public review in accordance with State public disclosure laws after an award is made. All bid files are maintained by bid number only. The bid number must be cited in any request for information. For more information, visit the Office of Public Records website.