Contract Opportunities

The Washington State Historical Society periodically issues bid proposals for goods and services, including:

  • Request for Quotations/Quotes (RFQ)
  • Request for Qualifications and Quotations/Quotes (RFQQ)
  • Request for Bids/Proposals (RFB/RFP)
  • Letter to Request Bids (LRB)

All bid proposals are posted on WEBS.

Current bid proposals posted

  • Project Title:  Historic Lord Mansion Tenant Search (RFP No. WSHS-PT-17-005)

    Proposal Due Date: 
     April 14, 2017. Only proposals submitted via email will be accepted. Faxed and hard copy bids will not be accepted. Download full RFP via link below. 

    Expected Time Period for Contract:
     May 1, 2017 through November 30, 2017. The agency reserves the right to extend the contract for up to two additional one-year periods at the sole discretion of the agency.

    Project Objective:
    The Washington State Historical Society seeks a leasing agent to identify an appropriate lease tenant or tenants to occupy the two upper floors of the historic Lord Mansion. Use of the building should be in keeping with the nature of the building and the character of the neighborhood.  

    Download full RFP.
    Download first floor schematic.
    Download second floor schematic.

  • Project Title:  Exhibit Installation Service

    Proposal Due Date:  June 15, 2016

    Expected Time Period for Contract:  August 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017, with possibility of two additional one-year period extensions.

    Project Objective:  The objective of this this solicitation is to identity contractors to provide on-call exhibit installation services for temporary exhibits.  These services can include such exhibit preparator services as matting, framing, and mountmaking; exhibit installation and deinstallation such as art handling, hanging objects and text panels, lifting vitrines, moving cases, placing artifact mounts, and placing artifacts.  Graphic production, packing, and unpacking artifact crates would not normally be involved.  Some work on ladders and electric lifts might be required; operating fork lifts would not be required.  Most of the services would be performed in the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma; some might be at the site of the (currently closed) State Capital Museum.