Women and minority-owned businesses are more competitive bidding on contracts designated as Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE).
SCS certification increases the competitiveness of local small businesses when bidding on King County contracts.
Recent studies forecast a shortage of skilled workers in the construction industry. In response, selected King County public works projects require contractors to hire minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and economically disadvantaged youth as apprentices.
Contractors doing business with King County must provide benefits to their employees' domestic partners that are equivalent to benefits offered to spouses of employees.