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Program Overview

To create opportunities for King County and its contractors to make use of certified Small Contractors and Suppliers (SCS) firms on county contracts and increase the competitiveness of these firms as:

  • Prime Contractors and Subcontractors;
  • Consultants; and
  • Suppliers

The program applies to county contracts for:

  • Goods & Services;
  • Consulting Services; and
  • Construction.


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

  • Goods & Services. Incentive: Fair Market Range to rank SCS for evaluation purposes;
  • Consulting. Incentive: Award of Points for the use of SCS firms;
  • Construction: Participation requirements for SCS firms.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Personal net worth less than $1.32M
  • 50% of the SBA business size standards
  • Agreement to participate in technical assistance/business development

The Contracting Opportunities Program is a small business development program that requires all participants to complete 15 hours of business training during the first year of enrollment.

Types of training include, but are not limited to:

  • Vendor training
  • Continuing education courses
  • Online business courses
  • Business seminars / Workshops
  • University / Technical Institution classes
  • Business or outreach forums