Port of Vancouver USA

Doing Business with the Port


The Port of Vancouver is a public agency that complies with specific laws defined in the Revised Code of Washington (RCW).  The contracts department is responsible for procurement services that provide a fair, secure and user-friendly process.

Procurement cards, authorized purchase orders and executed contracts are tools used for purchasing. Suppliers should obtain a signed purchase order or fully executed contract prior to providing goods or services. Invoices submitted without an authorized purchase order number or contract number may result in delay or refusal of payment.

Bid Opportunities 

When you register as a potential vendor, consultant or contractor on the ProcureWare website you become eligible to receive automatic notifications of business opportunities that match your company’s area of expertise, review opportunities and access solicitation documents. E-mail notices will be sent automatically when new solicitations are posted to the port’s ProcureWare website

Signing up for ProcureWare is Easy | Oportunidades de Empleo – Registrarse en ProcureWare es fácil

The ProcureWare website registration process begins with a one-page online form about your business. Once completed, you will receive an email message with instructions on how to finalize your registration. This will include identifying the roster or vendor list that best relates to your type of work. Upon completing registration, you can login to the ProcureWare website at any time to access current solicitations. If you have questions or need assistance registering, please contact Jennifer Brower at Jennifer.Brower@portvanusa.com 

El proceso de registrar en el sitio web de ProcureWare comienza con un formulario en línea de una página sobre su empresa. Una vez completado, recibirá un mensaje de correo electrónico con instrucciones sobre cómo finalizar su registro. Esto incluirá la identificación de la lista de proveedores que mejor se relaciona con su tipo de trabajo. Cuando ya finalizó el registro, puedes iniciar sesión en la página web de ProcureWare en cualquier momento para acceder a las solicitudes actuales. Para preguntas o ayuda sobre cómo registrarse, contacte a Jennifer Brower en Jennifer.Brower@portvanusa.com.

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

ProcureWare website


Current Business Opportunities and Active Contracts


Apprenticeship Utilization – Public Works

The port has established a Strategic Plan goal to support the development of a skilled workforce to align with regional needs and increase job opportunities across the port district. Effective May 2021, all public works construction projects estimated to cost $500,000 dollars or more may include a stated goal as part of an incentive-based apprenticeship utilization program.

Contractors shall meet stated goals and are encouraged to exceed the percentage requirement of apprenticeship hours performed by apprentices enrolled in an approved Apprenticeship Program on any given project. Once the goal is met, an incentive of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per hour reported will be paid for all apprentice hours used on the project up to a designated limit. 

For more information on this policy, including details on incentive payments and contract requirements, click the button below.

Apprenticeship Utilization – Public Works


Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

Personnel who perform work (including contractors and consultants) within our maritime facility are required to have a TWIC. This program was established by Congress and is administered by the Transportation Security Agency and the United States Coast Guard. To enroll for a TWIC or for information and guidance, please go to www.tsa.gov/for-industry/twic.

Education and Workforce Development

In addition to working with our contractors, the port strives to identify best practices in our own workforce development efforts through supporting internships, job shadows, and continuing education training opportunities. Learn more on our Education and Workforce Development page.

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Port of Vancouver USA

3103 NW Lower River Road, Vancouver, WA 98660

PHONE360-693-3611 FAX360-735-1565 EMAIL info@portvanusa.com