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Contracting Opportunities Program

Contracting Opportunities Program

Program Overview

The King County Contracting Opportunities Program applies incentives, requirements and goals to solicitations for goods and services that give small businesses a competitive advantage in winning county contracts.  To be eligible to participate in the Contracting Opportunities Program, businesses must be certified as a Small Contractors and Suppliers (SCS).

The program applies incentives, requirements, and goals to advertised solicitations to increase the competitiveness of SCS certified small businesses, including companies owned by minority, women and disadvantaged groups.

The Contracting Opportunities Program applies to county-funded contracts for:

  • Goods & Services
  • Consulting Services
  • Architectural & Engineering Design
  • Construction


Improves the effectiveness of certified SCS businesses to compete for King County funded contracts as contractors, consultants, and suppliers.

  • Goods & Services Incentives:
    • Fair Market Range to rank SCS vendors for evaluation purposes
    • Small Business Accelerator (competition among SCS prime consultants only)
    • Evaluation points for SCS firm participation
  • Architectural & Engineering Consulting Incentives:
    • Evaluation points for SCS firm participation
    • Consultant Roster—requirements for soliciting qualifications from SCS firms. Project size limit of $500K. No limit on the number of roster awards to SCS firms.
  • Construction Requirement:
    • Participation requirement for SCS contractors
Related Links:

SCS Certification

Diversity Compliance Management System (DCMS)


Current Contracting Opportunities

View Annual Reports

Questions about Contracting Opportunities Program?


Business Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.