Washington State Department of Enterprise Services is having a policy workshop on the Draft Supplier Diversity Policy for the state. Once DES sets state policy, then all state agencies must follow it. DES follows a democratic process where we listen to and incorporate feedback from stakeholders. This policy only covers goods and services (not construction, grants, or client services).
Both sessions will be held virtually on Zoom. Anyone can attend either session. They will be virtually the same content.
However, the Q&A portion will be structured to allow specific groups to ask questions or provide feedback first.
Session 1, 8:30 AM-11:30 AM: Focus on the vendor
Questions will be taken from small, veteran, and diverse vendors first. All other vendors will have an opportunity to ask questions or provide feedback at the end of the session. Register for this session
Session 2, 1:30 PM-4:30 PM: Focus on government entities and non-profit organizations
Questions will be taken from state customers first. All other participants will have an opportunity to ask questions or provide feedback at the end of the session. Register for this session
Working with SDOT: Move Seattle
This event will feature information on upcoming Move Seattle projects (Construction & Design) as well as networking opportunities with SDOT Project Managers. The event will consist of a main program followed Breakout Groups based on the attendees’ indicated preferences. Attendees will receive invitations to the virtual sessions after they have registered.