Diversity and inclusion

Diversity and inclusion

WSDOT is committed to seeing that all Washingtonians have access to the thousands of family-wage jobs generated by our projects. We establish goals for each project for diversity and inclusion, so that disadvantaged-, minority-, small-, veteran- and women-owned businesses have a level playing field when competing for work.
 
This page contains information about active contracts within the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program. If you have questions or concerns, or would like to learn more about diversity and inclusion opportunities within the program, please contact Bobby Forch, DBE Administrator for the AWV Program, at 206-805-5418 or Forchbo@consultant.wsdot.wa.gov
 
The Washington State Department of Transportation is a public agency and is subject to the State of Washington’s Public Records Act (RCW 42.56). Therefore, public comments and questions may be made available to anyone requesting them for non-commercial purposes.

 


 

SR 99 Tunnel Project (main contract)

Prime contractor: Seattle Tunnel Partners
Contract type: Design-build
Construction period: Early 2011 to 2019 (contingent on STP meeting its proposed schedule)
Contract amount (base value): $1.21 billion
DBE goal: 8 percent
DBE requirement: $96 million (contract modified by change order to establish this requirement)
DBE opportunities on this project: To learn about upcoming DBE opportunities with Seattle Tunnel Partners, receive information about their procurement process, obtain a list of subcontractors, or request any other information or assistance, please contact Janelle Boyd, STP’s DBE Compliance Manager, at 206-971-8351 or jboyd@stp-jv.comSTP attends established DBE community meetings on a monthly basis and hosts scope-specific STP events as opportunities arise. 

In spring 2014, the Federal Highway Administration and WSDOT signed a Conciliation Agreement (pdf 306 kb) that includes reporting mechanisms that will remain in place through the life of the project. WSDOT and FHWA recently amended the Conciliation Agreement to submit quarterly reports. 
 
WSDOT progress report to FHWA, September 2017 (pdf 13.65 Mb)
WSDOT progress report to FHWA, June 2017 (pdf 7.63 Mb)
WSDOT progress report to FHWA, March 2017 (pdf 7.36 Mb)
WSDOT progress report to FHWA, January 2017 (pdf 7.67 Mb)
WSDOT special conciliation report to FHWA, September 2016 (pdf 1.21 Mb)
WSDOT progress report to FHWA, September 2016 (pdf 17 Mb)
WSDOT progress report to FHWA, March 2016 (pdf 11.2 Mb)
WSDOT progress report to FHWA, Dec. 2015 (pdf 8.6 Mb)
WSDOT progress report to FHWA, Sept. 2015 (pdf 16 Mb)
WSDOT progress report to FHWA, June 2015 (pdf 15 Mb)
WSDOT progress report to FHWA, March 2015 (pdf 11 Mb)
WSDOT progress report to FHWA, February 2015 (pdf 4 Mb)
WSDOT progress report to FHWA, January 2015 (pdf 14 Mb)
WSDOT progress report to FHWA, December 2014 (pdf 10.4 Mb)
WSDOT progress report to FHWA, November 2014 (pdf 5 Mb)
WSDOT progress report to FHWA, October 2014 (pdf 5 Mb)
WSDOT progress report to FHWA, September 2014 (pdf 4 Mb)
WSDOT progress report to FHWA, August 2014 (pdf 2.4 Mb)
WSDOT progress report to FHWA, July 2014 (pdf 3.7 Mb)
 
 
111 DBE firms have received contracts with STP
1 Alliance Geomatics Maks Dump Truck
3D InFusion Marshbank
AAR Testing Laboratories Inc. Marine Vacuum Service Inc.
Adept Mechanical MBI COnstruction Service
Advanced Traffic Control Meeds Environmental LLC
Advanced Underground Utilities Metro Painting
AM Test Inc.  Michaelis Trucking
Amaya Electric MindSeekers LLC
Ball & Sons Excavation Mobile Electrical Distributors Inc.
BC Traffic Neppal Electrical
Berona Engineers Inc. Nolan Morrison
BEST CCLS Inc. Novito Construction Inc.
Birch Equipment Rental & Sales Inc. NVL Laboratories
Bolima Drafting & Design Inc. Oatridge Security Group Inc.
Buckley's Hauling OMA
C & E Transport Corp. Oneill Service Group
C2PM On-Site Environmental Inc.
Cascade Concrete Products Co. Inc. Osborn Consulting Inc.
Casseday Consulting Osborn Pacific Group Inc.
Catherine Bassetti Osiris Enterprises LLC
Chudgar Engineering Company Pacific Geo Engineering
CivilTech Engineering Penny Lee Trucking
Convergent Pacific Ponglia Trucking Inc.
DBE Electric Pro USA
DHD Trucking PRR Inc.
DKA Puget Sound Utilities
Duncan Asphalt Quality Discount Supplies & Services
Earth Mechanics Inc. Quality Woodworking
Emerald City Weatherproofers Rebar International Inc.
Environmental Management Training Red Arrow Logistics
EPC Consultants Inc. Road Runner Transportation
Excel Supply Company Rose Super Clean and Park Mgmt. Inc.
Exeltech Consulting Inc. Saez Consulting Engineers Inc.
Fryer-Knowles Inc. Savage Logistics LLC
Garner Construction Scheduling and Information Services
Gibson Door & Millwork Schemata Workshop
Global Concrete Cutting Sea-Tac Sweeping Service
Global Geophysics SSB Trucking & Construction
Grady Excavating ST Fabrication/Jabez
Green City Inc. Steelkorr
Greylock Consulting LLC Sundancer
Highway Specialties LLC Sunset Welding Inc.
Ideal Commercial Uniforms Tan Trucking
Integrated Design Engineers, LLC Teknograf
J. Harper Contractors Inc. The Bag Lady Inc.
J. Keiser & Associates Transcon
JMR Trucking Trinity Development
JP Francis & Associates TripleNet Technologies
KBA Inc/Kristen Betty & Associates Inc. United Professional Caulking
Kiawa Trucking LLC United Reprographics LLC
KT Contracting Wakerobin
Leajak Concrete Construction Inc. Washington State Trucking
Lift Solutions Wayron
LK Media LT CBE Strategic West Coast Printing
Lorache CAD/IT Services LLC Yonemitsu Geological Services
Magnum Crane LLC


 


 

SR 99 Demolition, Decommissioning, and Surface Street Project

 


Prime contractor: TBD
Contract type: Design-build
Construction period: late 2018 to mid-2020
MSVWBE opportunities on this project: The SR 99 Demolition, Decommissioning and Surface Street Project is funded entirely with state dollars. Because of this, DBE goal attainment as a condition of award is not applicable. The participation of minority, small, veteran and women business enterprises (MSVWBE) is an important strategic objective for the State of Washington. Proposers are being encouraged to utilize MSVWBEs in accordance with RCW 39.19 and Executive Order 13-01 (issued by the Governor of Washington on May 10, 2013). While the goals are voluntary, efforts to provide MSVWBE firms maximum practicable opportunities are strongly encouraged.
 

 

SR 99 Connections Project

 


Prime contractor: TBD
Contract type: Design-bid-build
Construction period: Early 2018 to spring 2019
MSVWBE opportunities on this project: The SR 99 Connections contract is funded entirely with state dollars. Because of this, DBE goal attainment as a condition of award is not applicable. The participation of minority, small, veteran and women business enterprises (MSVWBE) is an important strategic objective for the State of Washington. Proposers are being encouraged to utilize MSVWBEs in accordance with RCW 39.19 and Executive Order 13-01 (issued by the Governor of Washington on May 10, 2013). While the goals are voluntary, efforts to provide MSVWBE firms maximum practicable opportunities are strongly encouraged.
 

 

Understanding diversity and inclusion requirements

 
We strive to maximize diversity and inclusion opportunities on all of our projects, but each project has different needs and requirements. For example, construction projects that receive federal funding must hire certified DBE firms to complete a portion of the work within their contract, while projects that don't include federal funding are subject to voluntary MSVWBE goals.
 
The type of contract also makes a difference, particularly when it comes to the way work is awarded to DBE or MSVWBE firms. WSDOT uses two main contracting methods – design-bid-build and design-build. Design-bid-build contracts are a more traditional approach for delivery of transportation projects. Under the design-bid-build structure, the owner completes the project’s design and accepts the lowest responsive bid for construction from qualified contractors. 
 
Design-build contracts combine design and construction in a single contract. WSDOT is increasingly using this contracting method as a way to minimize risk and build projects more efficiently. Rather than requiring contractors to identify the DBE or MSVWBE firms that will be utilized to meet the goal prior to signing the contract, design-builders have until the end of the project to achieve the DBE contract goal or the voluntary MSVWBE contract goals.

 

Additional resources

Bobby Forch

Bobby Forch

 

 

 

Progress report to FHWA, September 2017

 

 

 

 

WSDOT completed a special progress report to FHWA in September 2016. The report details DBE progress since a conciliation agreement was reached in 2014.