Port of Vancouver USA

Doing Business with the Port

Generator_02062013-webThe Port of Vancouver is a public agency that complies with specific laws defined in the Revised Code of Washington (RCW).  The port’s contracts department is responsible for all purchases made on behalf of the Port of Vancouver and procurement procedures have been developed to provide a fair and user-friendly process for all contracting and purchasing business needs.

With the exception of purchasing card transactions, port employees are not allowed to order from a vendor without first obtaining an authorized purchase order or executed contract. Vendors, consultants or contractors should not allow purchases to be made or work to begin without receiving a signed purchase order or a fully executed contract. Invoices submitted without an authorized purchase order number or contract number may result in delay or refusal of payment.

Supplier Registration

When you register as a potential vendor, consultant or contractor on the eBid website you become eligible to receive automatic e-mail notifications of business opportunities that match your company’s area of expertise. E-mail notices will be sent as soon as an opportunity is posted to the port’s eBid website. You can then review the opportunity and, in most cases, immediately download the solicitation documents.

To register your business, please visit the port’s eBid website to set up an account.

eBid website


Current Bidding Opportunities

A summary of current business opportunities may be viewed online. If an opportunity interests you, login to download the appropriate solicitation documents available on the port’s Current Bidding Opportunities page.

Contract Logs– Port of Vancouver Active Contracts

Per RCW 53.08.440 the Port of Vancouver has posted a list of awarded contracts, including public works, professional and personal services. This listing can be found under Documents in the “Contract Logs” folder on the port’s eBid website.

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

All personnel who perform work (including contractors and consultants) within our maritime facility are required to have a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) in order to perform their duties unescorted. This program was established by Congress and is administered by the Transportation Security Agency and the United States Coast Guard. In order to enroll for a TWIC or for information and guidance, please go to www.tsa.gov/twic.

Download a PDF of the port’s Procurement Categories


Interlocal Agreements

Interlocal Agreements are arrangements between the Port of Vancouver and other government agencies. Click on the page below for more information.

Interlocal Agreements are arrangements between the Port of Vancouver and other government agencies. Click on any document below for more information.








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