Washington State continues to lead the nation in support of its underserved entrepreneurs. Ensuring these small businesses have contracting opportunities gives the Washington government access to a wider array of business solutions and helps drive innovation. State partnerships with programs such as the Capacity Building Mentorship Program supports these initiatives and strengthens our economy.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The CBMP pairs small, minority, veteran and women businesses with successful prime contractors and consultants. These mentors provide technical assistance and business advice to strengthen the protégés’ capacity to work with Washington State Department of Transportation and Sound Transit projects. This program is intended to enhance the capabilities and participation of underserved businesses that are able to perform work on transportation-related projects.

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Bid Opportunities for WSDOT and Sound Transit

We encourage you to search and bid on opportunities with support of your Mentor. There are opportunities under Job Order Contracting (JOC) for smaller size scopes of work for you to build your firm’s capacity. If you need technical assistance and support during the bid process, please contact the program administrator for support opportunities.


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Available to Protégés of the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and
Sound Transit Capacity Building Mentorship Program (CBMP).

Reach Out

We welcome you to contact us for more information regarding the Capacity Building Mentorship Program.