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Frequently Asked Questions About Contracting

Is the WSCC a state agency subject to diversity goals?

No, the WSCC Addition project is not subject to state rules on diversity goals. Even so, WSCC has voluntarily committed to partnering with minority, small, veteran, disadvantaged and women-owned businesses, both in day-to-day operations and with the Addition project.

Will you have Diversity Goals?

The Addition is targeting $80 million in contracting opportunities for WMBE businesses.  This includes both design and construction scopes. Currently, the project is on track to significantly exceed the goal.

What is the total value of the WSCC Addition work? Over what period of time?

The total value of the project is approximately $1.9 billion and the work is targeted for completion in 2022.

Who should I contact to learn about the available contracting scopes of work?

Please contact Ben Eitan, Clark Lewis ben.eitan@clarkconstruction.com for more information.

Are you looking for diverse professional service providers, vendors and suppliers?

The project is fully bought out at this point and we are not expecting any future bids. Suppliers may still be needed for Negotiated Support Services scopes. Please contact Ben Eitan, Clark Lewis ben.eitan@clarkconstruction.com for more information.

How do I sign up to indicate my interest?

Please sign up here and direct questions to Ben Eitan, Clark Lewis

ben.eitan@clarkconstruction.com for more information.

Who are the prime contractors and where can I find their scopes of work and contact information?

General Contractor Construction Manager:  Clark Lewis
Ben Eitan, ben.eitan@clarkconstruction.com     
Marivic Chennault, marivic.chennault@clarkconstruction.com

Mechanical Contractor Construction Manager:  MacDonald Miller Mechanical
Brian Kite, Brian.Kite@macmiller.com

Electrical Contractor Construction Manager:  VECA Electric
Jeff McMullen, Jeff.McMullen@veca.com

Plumbing Contractor Construction Manager:  Auburn Mechanical
Brian Lautman, BrianLautman@auburnmechanical.com

Architectural:  LMN Architects
Chris Eseman, ceseman@lmnarchitects.com

What are the Addition project’s criteria for WMBE classification?


To qualify for the Outreach Program, the contractor/consultant must be state-certified or self-identified firms that are at least 51 percent WMBE owned, which includes Black, Asian American, Hispanic, Native American, and White female-owned firms.

Why is the Convention Center proposing to expand?

Historically, the Convention Center turned away as many meetings and conventions as it booked, due to the lack of available space or dates. The Addition project will have a profound economic impact on the Greater Seattle region by hosting many of the conventions typically turned away, benefiting our region’s workers, restaurants, shops and hotels by adding an estimated $260 million per year in spending to the local economy.  

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