Public Works

"Public work" means all work, construction, alteration, repair, or improvement other than ordinary maintenance, executed at the cost of the state or of any municipality, or which is by law a lien or charge on any property therein. All public works, including maintenance when performed by contract shall comply with chapter 39.12 RCW (Prevailing Wages). The Port of Bellingham contracts for Public Works in two ways: 

Small Works Roster (<$300K)

The Port of Bellingham is authorized to utilize the Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC) Small Works Roster for projects estimated under $300K. To be eligible to work on projects using a roster process, you are required to register for FREE at and select the Port of Bellingham in your account. If you are already a member of MRSC Rosters, simply select Port of Bellingham in your account. For registration questions, please contact MRSC Rosters at or 206-436-3798.

Formal Bid (>$300K)
The Port of Bellingham follows a formal bidding process for all projects estimated over $300K. Projects are advertised in the Bellingham Herald “Public Notices” section and other journals as necessary depending on the project. Click here to search for Public Works bids. 

*Sign up here to be notified when Formal Bids are posted to the website.