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:  Great Hall of Washington History Master Planning RFQQ NO. WSHS-17-MMS-008

    Proposal Due Date: 
     4:00 PM, December 15, 2017.
    Download full RFP via link below to see submiission process and specifications. E-mailed bids will be accepted. Faxed bids will not.  

    Expected Time Period for Contract: January 2, 2018 to August 1, 2018. 

  • Project Objective:The purpose of this solicitation is to identify contractors to conduct a master planning process for redevelopment of the Great Hall of Washington History and other permanent galleries at the Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington. SEE RFQQ DOCUMENT for detailed objective. Link below.

Download full RFP 

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  • Project Title:  Lease Space– Washington State History Museum Gift Shop (RFP NO. WSHS-JK-17-007)

    Proposal Due Date: 
     4:00 PM, November 1, 2017. Revised due November 15, 2017. 
    Download full RFP and addendum via link below to see submiission process and specifications. E-mailed bids will be accepted.  Faxed bids will not.  

    Expected Time Period for Contract: December 1, 2017 – December 31, 2020. The Agency reserves the right to extend the contract for up to two additional three-year periods at the sole discretion of the Agency.

Project Objective: The Washington State Historical Society seeks proposals for a complimentary use of the surplus space at the Washington State History Museum which has previously been utilized as the Museum Store.  WSHS objectives for this space are as follows:

    1. To enhance the total experience of a visit to the Museum
    2. To supplement Museum operating income
    3. To encourage people to visit the facility who would not otherwise come to the Museum

The Society is open to a variety of options for use of this space, including, but not limited to:

    • Museum Store
    • Retail
    • Museum
    • Educational use
    • Gallery
    • Meetings/Events

There are no facilities available to support food handling or preparation in this space, and consequently proposals for food service/restaurants/cafes will not be considered.

Proposals should be complimentary to the Washington State Historical Society mission to partner with our communities to explore how history connects us all.

Download full RFP.
Download addendum.